Tuesday 28 May 2024

Bird of Peace


Challenge #164 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and here is my DT card.  

For today's card I raided my UFO box and found this window (Poppystamps Brilliant Star Oval) I'd cut for a previous project but didn't end up using.  It had been cut from light blue card stock but I thought it could benefit from a little gilding to make it a bit classier for Christmas - I have to admit I do love the mottled effect of gilding wax!  Then, I was very happy to discover that the largest of my old Spellbinders Class Ovals dies fitted perfectly so I placed an oval of patterned vellum behind the window - I do love a bit of vellum.

I had already cut the base of the bird from blue and I was going to cut the remainder from gold when a snippet of yellow caught my eye (not cleaning up your desk between projects can have its advantages)!  It occurred to me that a blue and yellow bird would be perfect for my Ukrainian friends!  It also reminds me of my budgerigar  Billy Boy who was blue and yellow!

The background panel was cut with one of the Pinkfresh Studios Essentials Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

Lastly, I mounted the little bird on an action wobble!

I'd like to enter these fab challenges


Triple B May Challenge - Birds, Butterflies and Bees;

Die Traumfabrik Challenge #128 - Pets (my budgerigar was blue and yellow just like this little bird);

Me and Billy Boy circa 1986


Peace on Earth Challenge #63 - Anything Christmas Goes;

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #56 - Anything Christmas Goes;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and will hopefully be able to find you!


Kate

Thursday 23 May 2024

Magical Day

 

Challenge #264 has just gone live at Time Out Challenges and this fortnight we challenge you to be

Magical



This challenge is generously being sponsored by Picket Fence Studio and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design teams a $25 credit to their store!  The Top Pick will also be invited to join Time Out as a guest designer in a future challenge!


Speaking of guest designers, we are joined this challenge by the incredibly talented Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make it.  Wait until you see what she has created for our challenge this fortnight - do drop by and leave her some comment love!!

What does magical mean to you - magical or mythical creatures, wizards, witches, fairytale scenes?  Carol and my talented team mates have plenty of inspiration for you over on the Challenge Blog!

Today's card is a tribute to a set of books that were pure magic in my family.  Like so many other households across the globe, Harry Potter ignited a love of reading in my boys.  They were the first real novels we read to our boys and it wasn't long before they were reading them themselves (despite not learning to read in English at school).  Before Harry Potter it was mostly Thomas the Tank Engine!  And yes I was one of those people queuing up at 1 in the morning in July 2007 when the final book in the series was released (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) - accompanied by a 14-year old Gavin who started reading it on the way home by torchlight!   Anyway, onto my card.  

The cauldron is from a set I bought earlier in the year from Gummiapan.  To give the cauldron more dimension, I cut it twice and removed the legs from the second.  The I cut just the upper area of the cauldron and snipped away the lip and removed the centre.  I cut the area around the handles from gold  and snipped these away too then assembled the cauldrons.   These dies are made so that the pieces easily separate - it only takes a few snips most of the time.   I have to thank Christine Stokes and Deb Hallett for showing me how to use the beautifully detailed dies properly!  Once assembled,  I rubbed the black cauldron with gilding wax to give it an aged patina (a tip from Christine Stokes).  

The glasses were from a set I had almost forgotten about (Impression Obsessions Sunglasses).  I bought them in Australia last year and then forgot about them after the dreadful trip home and Covid and Christmas!   I have a few sets of glasses but these round ones made me think of John Lennon and I imagined myself making a card for one or two Beatles fans in my life!  The Harry Potter connection didn't occur to me until I started thinking about making up a card for this magical challenge!  Naturally I added glossy accents for the lenses!

 I found a lightning bolt die in a very old weather set and cut it from a snippet of gold mirror card.  
 
Almost forgot to mention the floor - another die from Gummiapan which has been ever so useful in grounding many of my recent projects!

I'd like to enter my magical card into the following fabulous challenges
NBUS Challenge #62 - the Cauldron die and Glasses are NBUS;
The Heart's Quest Fantasy Challenge #5 - Anything Fantasy Goes (option of Unicorn);

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your comments are always appreciated and always bring me joy and if you do leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!

Kate

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Glad Tidings Deer

Challenge #163 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and I have a quick card today!  

These reindeer (Poppy Stamps Whittle Forest Reindeer) have been sitting on my window sill for a few weeks - I had cut them when I made up this card!   I  thought I'd make them a little more special so out came the gilding wax ... again!   This stitched panel was also in my UFO pile so it was just a matter of working out what else to add.  I went with this row of trees (Poppystamps Whittle Tree Border).  If you look closely, you'll see a touch of gilding wax on the trees as well.  To subtly ground the scene, I used some very old stitched border dies (Paper Smooches Stitched).  Do you think I should add red noses ... I do like my reindeer with red noses, don't you?

I'd like to enter these fab challenges
NBUS Challenge #62 - The Whittle Tree Border set is NBUS;
Crafty Animals Challenge #83 - Anything with an Animal;
Peace on Earth Challenge #63 - Anything Christmas Goes;
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #56 - Anything Christmas Goes;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Thursday 9 May 2024

All About Gavin

 

Challenge #263 has just gone live at Time Out Challenges and this fortnight it's a theme challenge because we're celebrating 

ALPHABET MAGNET DAY



This challenge is generously being sponsored by Altenew and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design teams a $15 credit to their store!  


The Top Pick will also be invited to join Time Out as a guest designer in a future challenge!  Speaking of guest designers, we are joined this challenge by Carol McFarland our winner from Challenge 259!  If you're still stuck for ideas, Carol and the rest of the team have plenty of inspiration for you over on the Challenge Blog!

Alphabet magnets are such a lot of fun!  I love the bright vivid colours and they are such a great educational aid as well!  When my husband and I arrived here 26 years ago with a 2 year and a 5 year old in tow, we knew we wanted to give them the opportunity to fully experience a foreign culture and learn new languages but we also realised that that meant they wouldn't be learning any English at school, so we would have to be their English teachers!   Making words across and down with the magnetic letters on the fridge door was just one of the things we would to do to make sure they had a good grasp of English vocabulary and spelling!    

My eldest son still has a thing for magnets and so I thought I'd make up an "alphabet magnet card" to celebrate his birthday!  It took days (and nights) to plan it as I sought out words that describe him while trying to fit those words around the letters from his name - and then there were the colours to consider!  My original design was a lot more complicated, with over 60 characters but I realised (fortunately before I got to the die cutting stage) that I needed a simpler design and ended up with just his name spelt vertically in red and adjectives using those letters spelt horizontally.   Still, with 43 characters cut twice and stacked it was a lot of die cutting and required an A5 panel to accommodate it - can't tell you how many times I wished I'd chosen shorter adjectives - definitely a labour of love!

Of course I couldn't resist getting the Glossy Accents out so the letters resembled plastic! 

Then I created a frame using strips of red and mitring the corners so it resembled a school blackboard.  I also wanted to draw the eye to the letters in red which actually spell out his name.

I'd like to enter these fab challenges
Word Power Challenge #5 - Make the sentiment the focus of your card;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate


Tuesday 30 April 2024

Festive Trees

 

Challenge #162 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and here is my DT Card.

Sometimes inspiration can come from unlikely sources and I have to give a shout out to the gang over at  Inspired By ... Challenge Blog!  They have some great inspiration pics and this one from earlier in the month really helped jump-start my flagging mojo! 


The umbrellas made me think of upside down Christmas trees and these dies (Poppy Stamps Nordic Tree Toppers) in particular - they’re NBUS and I've been wanting to use for a while now.   And I must say, it was nice to make some bright and cheery Christmas cards for a change - after all the majority of my Christmas Cards do head down under where it's often 40 degrees in the shade around Christmas time/!  I never would have thought to use yellow with the red and green for Christmas, but the combination  does look quite festive - so this sentiment (Waltzing Mouse Stamps Compliments of the Season 2) was perfect!  I was worried about stamping onto this highly textured surface but it worked out fine (with a stamping platform).


I'd like to enter these fab challenges
NBUS Challenge #61 - the tree topper dies are NBUS;
Peace on Earth Challenge #61 - Anything Christmas Goes;
Rudolph Day April Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Thursday 25 April 2024

Hogs and Kisses


Challenge #262 has just gone live at Time Out Challenges and this fortnight we have an Inspiration Photo Challenge for you!


Here's a closer look!


This challenge is being generously being sponsored by Kim Heggins of Running Stitch Design.  Kim is offering this cute bag to our Top Pick as chosen by the Design Team (inside USA only - thank you for understanding).   Many of you will remember Kim as a former Design Team member at Time Out!  

The Top Pick will also be invited to join Time Out as a guest designer in a future challenge!  Speaking of guest designers, we are joined this challenge by Cornelia Wenokor of Stempel Spass, our winner of Challenge 258!   Cornelia and the rest of the team have plenty of inspiration for you over on the Challenge Blog!

Three things immediately caught my eye - the gingham lower third, the spots and the dogs.  While wrestling with how to use one of the two dog dies I own, my eye fell upon this NBUS pig (Poppy Stamps Whittle Pig) and I then remembered I have the Whittle Wild Animals Sentiment set and gradually, the design began to take shape - replacing dogs with hogs and spots with hearts, three whittle pigs seemed like a good number to have with a fourth heart space for the sentiment.   I don't usually make slimline cards because the envelopes are tricky to find, but this card will fit in a DL envelope!

I couldn't find any black gingham (at least not large enough for a slimline card front) but I did find this rather lovely plaid which I cut with a slimline die (Creative Craft Products Slimline Sewing Edge Nesting Set) and then used a suitable heart die to make the four windows for my whittle Pigs to pop their heads through!  There was a hint of green in the plaid, so I used this olive green card base rather than the teal used in the bag.  The pigs were cut from pink pearlescent card stock (because I had a snippet of that lying around on my desk) that I distressed with Worn Lipstick DI.  I cut extra snouts for dimension and gave them a string of pearls each (how could I not??) and added some glossy accents to the stacked snouts!

So that's how I was inspired by this cute little bag, where will it lead you - looking forward to seeing your projects in the Time Out Gallery!

I'd like to enter the following Challenges
NBUS Challenge #61 -  NBUS Whittle Pig and Slimline set;
Crafty animals Challenge #82 - Anything Goes with an animal;
Snippets Challenge #478 - Snippets of pink pearlescent card from a previous project;
Challenge #62 Day of the Month Club - National Look Alike Day;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Thursday 18 April 2024

A Fitting Wedding Card

 

We're half way through Time Out Challenge 261 and as this card I just finished for a friend works for this challenge, I thought I'd share it with you today!   

Challenge #261 is all about this quote

"I'm a romantic!  I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle"!


An Inspired By Words challenge works exactly as you would expect - you take the words from the featured quote and use them to inspire your creation!   You can use one word, multiple words or just the general idea of the quote.  Whereas my previous card focused on the word "Craft", this card focuses on the words "Romantic" and "Aisle".  

I used a jigsaw die (Stampin Up Love You To Pieces) to emboss a piece of white card stock (using a tan embossing mat), which I then cut down with a heart die.  You lose a little of the detail from the embossing by doing it in this order but I prefer to have the rounded edged of the die cut rather than the ragged edges from the embossing.  I then used the puzzle die to cut three more puzzle pieces from cream card stock and one from black.  I cut a v in the top of the black piece and added it to one of the cream pieces.  Then I stacked the other two pieces, added pearls along the "neckline" and the two pieces fit together perfectly.

The names of the bride and groom and the wedding date were cut from gold paper with Gummiapan Alphabet and Number sets - I really love the quirkiness of the font ...  and the size!  

I liked the design so much I made up some others without names for an upcoming market in June!  They can always be personalised as needed!

How do these words inspire you and where do they lead your imagination?  We hope you can take Time Out of your busy schedule to come play cards with us!   


I'd like to join these fabulous challenges


AAA Card Challenges #263 - Wedding/Anniversary Card;



Die Traumfabrik Challenge #127 - They cloned Tyrone is the featured film and my card uses the same puzzle piece with one turned 90º);



Crafty Chicks Challenge #712 - Week 3 CAS;


NBUS Challenge #61 - NBUS Love You To Pieces set!


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Cuppa Love


Challenge #161 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and I thought I'd make a Christmas brew for this challenge - who doesn't love a cup of hot steaming Joe on a Christmas morning!  I cut one of the layers from a Christmas print vellum that I've had in stash for way too long.  I also recycled some gold foiled paper from a box of chocolates that was too pretty to throw out.

The "sending" was cut from brown card stock and gilded with gilding wax.   The other words (WMS Sewing Box Christmas) were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and overstamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold, then cut with nested stitched rectangles (using the partial die cutting technique so the words fitted perfectly).

The Cup of Love set is new so I'd like to enter NBUS Challenge #61!
I'd also like to enter these fab challenges
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Earth Day (recycled gold wrapper) and stamped sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Thursday 11 April 2024

Living in a Material World!

 

Not quite what Madonna had in mind when she penned Material Girl perhaps, but perfect for a good friend of mine who likes to sew!   

Perfect for Challenge #261 at Time Out Challenges as well because this fortnight we have an Inspired By Words Challenge with this little quote which will no doubt appeal to anyone who loves shopping for new stash!

"I'm a romantic!  I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle"!


Definitely guilty here - I sometimes think my love of card making comes a close second to my real hobby of buying new dies, stamps and interesting papers!  

An Inspired By Words challenge works exactly as you would expect - you take the words from the featured quote and use them to inspire your creation!   You can use one word, multiple words or just the general idea of the quote.  For example you could choose the word "romantic" or the phrase "down the aisle" and make a wedding card!  Please explain how you were inspired - especially if it isn't obvious!

 This fortnight we are generously being sponsored by Doodle Bugs and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design team a very generous $25 store credit and our Top Pick will also be invited to Guest Design with us in a future challenge.  

Speaking of guest designers, we're joined this challenge by the very talented Milla of Mustesormi as our guest!  Be sure to check out her gorgeous interpretation of our quote as well as the rest of the team on the Time Out Blog!

How do these words inspire you and where do they lead your imagination?  We hope you can take Time Out of your busy schedule to come play cards with us! 


Naturally, my penchant for shopping for stash inspired me to create a birthday card for a good friend of mine who also likes to go shopping for stash - although her addiction is to fabric and wool!  

These dies are all Gummiapan - most of the elements were cut multiple times, snipped apart and stacked up to create dimension.  I cut the table and shelf from Kraft card stock and added gilding wax - there were 4 layers to the table!  I cut the sewing machine from black and added gilding wax so that it resembled my mum's old black and gold Singer machine.  The bolts of fabric were cut from Kraft and again from snippets of patterned paper (I just snipped away the end bits of the patterned papers and overlaid them onto the Kraft).  "FABRIC" was cut from Kraft and then again from one of the patterned papers I used for the bolts of fabric.  The die I used for the floor boards doesn't cut through - you can snip it away easily enough, but I thought it was enough detail to ground the scene and I preferred to leave the whole background white. 

After assembling my elements and creating a little scene I was at a loss for something to say - I know, not like me at all!   So I went through all my sentiment stamps to find something (other than a plain boring "Happy Birthday") that might work.  I was about to go with "Make Today Great" when I spotted this sentiment from the Verve Cupcake set - the set includes a bunch of sayings that can be used with the word Cupcakes (or it's related sets Coffee and Chocolate) and I realised all I needed to do was spell out fabric and it would be perfect!  


With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight vision, I should have placed the "FABRIC" on the floorboards - the top half is way too crowded!  

I'd like to enter the following Challenges
NBUS Challenge #61 -  NBUS Gummiapan dies - Sewing Machine, Sewing Accessories, Slim Table, Hanging Shelf;
Snippets Challenge #477 - Snippets of patterned papers used for the fabric bolts;
Fab'n'Funky Challenge 593 - Add a Sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Deer Whittle Fallows

 

Challenge #160 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and here is my DT card.

Last week, I found a pad of patterned vellum papers that I couldn't resist buying mainly because of this tartan one - I do love tartan for Christmas cards and I do love vellum!  I cut a frame from cream card stock using the two largest dies in the Pink Fresh Essentials Diagonal Stitched Rectangles set and laid it over the vellum and trimmed the excess which gave me a place to hide the adhesive so I could add it to the card base.  

The deer (Poppy Stamps Whittle Forest Deer) were cut from cream card stock and coloured with alcohol markers.  I cut just the noses from some brown card stock and added a little glossy accents to make them shine.  The heads were mounted on foam tape.  I would have loved to add the heads on wobble springs but the wobble springs I have were too large for the heads (I wonder if smaller ones are available 🤔)

I'd like to enter the following challenges

NBUS #61 - The Whittle Forest Deer are NBUS;

Crafty Animals Challenge #82 - Anything with Animals;

Alphabet Challenge Blog : Z is for Zoology;

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes;

Kraft Chicks Challenge KCC#709 - All Occasions;

Christmas Craft Creations March Challenge - Use Designer Paper;

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #55 - Anything Christmas Goes;

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #159 - Non-Traditional Colours;

Girls Creative Christmas Challenge #66 - Anything Christmas Goes!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate

Thursday 28 March 2024

My Little Unicorn

 

Challenge #260 has just gone live at  Time Out Challenges and this fortnight we challenge you to be 

Striped!


This challenge is generously being sponsored by Lawn Fawn and they are offering our Top Pick as chosen by the design teams a $25 credit to their store!  The Top Pick will also be invited to join Time Out as a guest designer in a future challenge!



Speaking of guest designers, we are joined this challenge by Karen our winner of Challenge 256!  If you're still stuck for ideas, Karen and the rest of the team have plenty of inspiration for you over on the Challenge Blog!

I cut a background panel from some candy stripe patterned paper, then cut an aperture using a WMS Pretty Circles die - which is exactly what I needed to provide a pretty focal space for my little unicorn scene and plenty of room for the stamped sentiment. 

I wanted to create a few of these unicorns for future projects (they're so darned cute) so I created a jig and cut some unicorns and fairies with Lawn Fawn A Little Sparkle Lawn Cuts from white card stock.  I then placed my jig in my stamping platform and aligned the matching stamps perfectly and stamped all the blanks I'd cut. 

I coloured the fairies' dresses and the unicorns mane, tail and hooves with some alcohol markers.  Then added a little sparkle with some glossy accents and glitter!


I stamped the sentiment from the set on the panel with black Memento ink and then again with Versamark (what would I do without a stamping platform) and embossed with a holographic embossing powder.

I wanted my aperture to be recessed, so I laid foam tape strips around the aperture and around the edges and a few other strategic places.  Then I cut some puffy clouds (Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds Border) from some pink vellum and laid these across the base of the aperture so that they would be flat on the card base. Not sure why, but at the time I felt the sky should to be blue so I laid a circle of blue just large enough to cover the aperture and then attached the panel to the card base.  

Then I mounted my unicorn on a wobble spring and placed him on top of the clouds (which is why the clouds needed to be flat against the base) and placed the fairies around him.  Here he is in action


I'd like to enter My Little Unicorn into the following fabulous challenges
Cut It Up Challenge #300 - Happy Birthday;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your comments are always appreciated and always bring me joy and if you do leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!

Kate

Saturday 23 March 2024

Shake Your Tail Feather

 

If you read my last post you'll know I had one or two birds left over from false starts when creating a DT project for Challenge #259 at Time Out!

This is yet another bird!  But I noticed that Colour Hues Challenge #83 has a cream/blue theme and as this bird was cream and blue, I thought I'd have a go at making him into a card sooner rather than later ... I also needed a birthday card for my wonderful choir director hence the musical theme!

I used the same Spellbinder Cherry Blossom branch to give this little birdie somewhere to roost that I used for my last 2 birds ... what can I say it was already out and it remains one of my favourite branch dies despite being one of the first dies I ever bought!

I wanted to make this card a little special since it's going to someone very special so I mounted the birdie on a wobble spring which in turn gave me the idea for the sentiment!  I used the font "Are You Freakin' Serious" to create the sentiment and cut it with a speech bubble die from a Deco Time Set (which I've just realised is NBUS so I'd like to also enter NBUS Challenge #60)!

Here is the wobble spring in action!

I stamped the musical score background (Stempelwinkel) onto a piece of vellum.  I cut a frame using the two largest dies in the Pink Fresh Essentials Diagonal Stitched Rectangles set and laid it over the vellum score and trimmed the excess.  Then added this to the card base.  

Once I'd laid down the branch and my bird I added a smattering of quavers and the card was finished!

I'd also like to enter these fabulous challenges

The Card Concept Challenge #205 which has this lovely inspiration

The Four Seasons March Spring Challenge;

The Triple B (Birds/Blooms/Butterflies) March 2024 Challenge;

Crafty Animals Challenge #81!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and hopefully how to find you!

Kate

Friday 22 March 2024

Bird Blessings


I had a few false starts last week with my DT project for Time Out Challenge #259 Birds of a Feather so I had one or two little birds left over!  

This little bird (Poppy Stamps Nordic Bird) was one of them!  I had made it up in Spring Colours so decided to make an Easter card for one of my sons.  

The background panel was an experiment with a background die (Poppy Stamps Double Diamond Lattice) and a rubber mat.  I quite liked the effect so cut it down with my guillotine to fit a card front.

I added a branch (Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms) and some leaves (Greetery Hey Cupcake).   I then built a nest using Gummiapan Witch Hazel branches cut into thirds and piled on top of each other and speckled some eggs (Poppy Stamps Whittle Chickens) with a fine point marker.

I had made the bird from snippets of a pale blue card stock and couldn't find any more of it - not even enough for this Easter sentiment (The Greetery)!  But this slightly deeper blue tones in well enough IMO and I also used it for the card base.   I bought the Easter sentiment last year and had almost forgotten I had it!  I spelt out "BLESSINGS" with this Tiny Gummiapan alphabet set.

I'd like to enter the following challenges

NBUS Challenge #60 - the bird and Easter sentiment die were NBUS;

The Card Concept #205 which has this lovely spring inspiration;

The Four Seasons March 2024 Challenge with this pretty inspiration;

Traumfabrik #126  which has the film Chicken Run as it's inspiration but anything Easter Egg related will do a long as it's not a bunny;

AAA Card Challenges #261 - Spring Colours;


Inspire Me #530 - Happy Easter;



Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!

Kate



 

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Tartan Whimsy

 

A fairly quick card this fortnight for The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #159.   

I had 3 small snippets of designer paper that were just large enough for these little trees (Poppy Stamps Nordic Whimsy Trees).  The snowy sky panels was left over from a previous project and I found a pad of watercolour paper on a shopping expedition last week that had a lovely texture (and was a bargain to boot) and I used it for the snow bank (Lawn Fawn Cloud Borders).

I'd like to enter the Snippets Playground Challenge #476 - here are my snippets!


The trees are NBUS so I'd like to enter NBUS Challenge #60!

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The theme for Christmas Craft Creations for March is Designer Paper


The current ABC Christmas Challenge theme is E for embossing, F for Faux, G for Gingerbread!  I've gone with faux - a faux stitched panel and a faux embossed snowbank.  

The Sparkles Christmas Challenge #158 has the theme Plaid or Tartan;


 I'd also like to enter these fab challenges
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #55 - Anything Christmas Goes;

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments are always a joy and always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!


Kate