Challenges, Gina K Designs

CASE a Gina K card

This challenge over at the Time Out Challenges blog is right up my alley as it’s a style I do all the time thanks to Gina K – but instead of using stencils this time I white heat embossed two floral stamps by Gina K instead. They’re so bright and cheerful – I do so love me a rainbow or two 🌈 I’ll add sentiments and a bit of bling later on when I decide what they’ll be used for.

Supplies used:

  • All inks by Gina K Designs (whatever was leftover on my ink blending brushes!)
  • Happy Flowers stamp set (on the left) by Gina K Designs
  • Delightful Daisies stamp set (on the right) by Gina K Designs
Gina K Designs, Layering stamps

Day 5 and holiday tags

A few things used on day 5 that I hadn’t used before – the tag die and the inks used for the background stamps, the sentiment stamp, and an Artistro gold pen. I’ve never made a batch of gift tags before, so this was a fun new challenge for me. They’ll be attached to wee bags of chocolates for my monthly craft group that’s meeting this weekend for our final catch-up before Christmas.

Supplies used:

  • Perfect Poinsettias stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • Sentiment from Merriest Christmas by Taylored Expressions
  • Dye inks by Gina K Designs: Lipstick, Red Velvet, Cherry Red, Faded Brick, Chocolate Brown, and Light and Medium Spruce
  • Artistro gold pen
  • Nested Tag Shapes dies by Hero Arts
Challenges, Gina K Designs, Paper piecing

Inlaid die cut Christmas trees part 2

Another set of trees using Gina K Designs’ Christmas Tree cover plate die. I this these are my favourite versions of the cards, I just love the more subtle colours of the papers together. I just flicked through my paper samples and found greens that I thought could work well together. Not a single paper pack in this case was a Christmas paper, so it just shows what you can find when you look outside the box a wee bit.

I’ve decided to enter these into a few challenges this week – I’ve been slack at doing challenges lately, so I guess I’m making up for lost time. I keep updating my Instagram feed, but forgetting to post here oops:

Supplies used:

  • Christmas Tree cover plate die by Gina K Designs
  • Sentiment from Sparkle and Shine stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • Patterned papers from Stampin’ Up!
    – Ever Eden (retired)
    – Gilded Autumn (retired)
    – Berry Delightful (retired)
  • Gold pearls by Unity? (not 100% as the packaging has disappeared)
  • Gold glitter cardstock by Craft Perfect/Tonic Studios
Challenges, Gina K Designs, Paper piecing, Using scraps

Inlaid die cut Christmas trees part 1

I created the die cut elements a few weeks ago and put the top layer together while I was at a craft retreat. I only just remembered to put them together into the final card versions this week! While I was posting on Instagram it was rightly pointed out that the bottom card is perfect for the current challenge over at the Double Trouble blog! The challenge is to mix plaids, stripes, checks, flowers and polka dots, with an optional twist of paper piecing … it was perfect timing 😀

Supplies used:

  • Christmas Tree cover plate die by Gina K Designs
  • Sentiment from Sparkle and Shine stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • Patterned papers from Stampin’ Up!
    – Boughs of Holly
    – Gingerbread and Peppermint (retired)
  • Ruby Slipper sequins by Gina K Designs
Challenges, Gina K Designs, Tic Tac Toe

Sequin shaker tree

Oh my goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here, or in a challenge – I think I need to re-do my 100 days challenge, at least I keep crafting every day that way!

Anyway, I managed to complete this card for a challenge over on the Gina K Designs blog this month, and it worked out perfectly for the Tic Tac Toe challenge too – win/win! I went with the centre horizontal row of ‘Christmas tree – Sparkle – Star’. I’m dipping my toes back in the challenge waters again, yay 😉

Supplies used:

  • Christms Tree cover plate die by Gina K Designs
  • Sentiment from Blizzard stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • Holiday Flora embossing folder by Gina K Designs for the background
  • Background brushed lightly with Christmas Pine ink by Gina K Designs
  • Gold glitter cardstock by Tonic Studios for the mat layer
  • Shaker mix made from:
    Ruby Slippers and Emerald City sequins by Gina K Designs
    Mini gold star confetti by Pretty Pink Posh
    a few more green, white and irridescent ones to give different sizes (unsure of the brand).
Challenges, Gina K Designs

Each day is a new beginning

I almost forgot to do my daily card today so this was a quick one for the Tic Tac Toe challenge using ‘yellow, ink blending and flowers’. I’m also submitting it for the Stamping Sensations challenge of summer flowers. It also works for the Use Your Stuff sunshine challenge too!

Supplies used, all by Gina K Designs:

  • Zenflowers stamp set
  • Sentiment from Never Lose Hope stamp set
  • Sunshine stencil
  • Ink: Sweetcorn, Wild dandelion, Lemon drop