Kraft Christmas

Well out of my comfort zone for the latest colour challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to use Kraft, black and white. I decided to go with a sassy saying 😉 And that’s also my day 13 card done for my challenge with Mel’s Card Corner.

Supplies used:

  • Ho ho ho background stamp by My Favorite Things
  • Stay classy stamp by Riley & Co
  • Santa silhouette die by Gina K Designs
  • Rose gold stars by Taylored Expressions
Challenges, Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette episode 189

I already had this card in mind to make this weekend so I was super excited that it fit this week’s Craft Roulette parameters – I just had to add postage stamp to the mix and tweak the colours yay!! I really loved making this card and super happy with it – it also doubles as my ‘card a day challenge’ with Mel’s Card Corner as well, along with the layer it up challenge over at the Cut It Up Challenge blog.

  • Project: A2 card (bless you Cathy Z for choosing this as guest’s choice!)
  • Colours: Forest (brown and green for trees, red for berries and toadstools)
  • Element: Starts with H (holly)
  • Random: Postage stamp or mark (postage stamp die layer)

Holly sprigs were initially ink blended with Christmas pine dye ink by Gina K Designs, then spritzed with Altenew Forest glades shimmer spray (probably went a bit overboard with that one!). Some splatters of blue gold Gansai Tambi watercolour paint.

Supplies used:

  • Sealed holly sprigs die by Spellbinders
  • Forest glades metallic shimmer spray by Altenew (used on the holly leaves)
  • Holiday flora embossing folder by Gina K Designs
  • Nesting postage stamp infinity dies by Hero Arts
  • Gansai Tambi Starry colours watercolour set by Kuretake
  • Sealed twine die by Spellbinders
  • Wax seal starter kit, red wax beads and Merry Christmas wax seal stamp by Spellbinders
  • Gold foil cardstock by Stampin’ Up!
  • Real red cardstock by Stampin’ Up!
  • Kraft cradstock by Gina K Designs

CAS Mermaid

I almost forgot to join the AAA Cards challenge this week, and couldn’t find the stamp I’d originally planned to use. A really quick pivot and I ended up creating a totally different card instead. Not my finest work created in a big hurry on the evening before the challenges closes, but it’s quite cute and will go into my charity bin for someone to enjoy 🙂 You can’t see it in the photo but the waves have a shimmer spray on them and it’s ever so pretty in the light! I used the ‘Mermaid for you’ stamp set by Lawn Fawn and ‘Mermaid scales’ stencil by Gina K Designs.

I don’t know what’s happened to the image – my phone is showing the post correctly, but the website is showing the photo squished horizontally so it looks square instead of the A2 size it is … so very odd!

Challenges, Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette episode 187

I created my Craft Roulette card pretty quickly this week. I don’t really give gift cards to friends or family, so I wanted to think of another way to incorporate that pesky parameter. In hindsight I wish I’d left the background white instead of stamping with a light teal. Not the best card I’ve ever made, in my opinion, but still happy to have another episode and contribution under my belt, taking me to 117 in total now.

  • Project: Gift card
  • Colours: Coffee shop (I did a google search and chose a colour palette from the results)
  • Element: Go wild (stencil animal print on the gift box, plus wild in the stamped sentiment)
  • Random: Add a number(s) (9pm in the sentiment)

Supplies used:

  • Rotating pool stencil by Taylored Expressions (to create the animal print)
  • Sassy pants birthday greetings 3 by My Favorite Things
  • Sea glass cardstock and ink by Gina K Designs
  • Dark chocolate ink by Gina K Designs
  • Kraft cardstock by Gina K Designs
Challenges, Spellbinders

Glimmer holly

I created this card as day 6 of my ‘card-a-day challenge’ throughout November, and using it for my entry for the Just Us Girls red and green colour challenge this week. I was too lazy to wait until daytime to try to get a better photo – geez hot foil is so hard to photograph under lights! I was going to add a few sequins but it seemed quite busy already … but I may change my mind when I go to write in it 😉

Supplies used:

  • Glimmer holly background hot foil plate by Spellbinders
  • Joyful Christmas sentiments Glimmer hot foil plate and die set by Simon Hurley and Spellbinders

Christmas ornaments in blue

This ornament makes my blue-loving heart sing! I created this one for a couple of challenges – each challenge inspired me in different ways, and this was the result. I’m entering it into these challenges this week:

It’s also Day 7 of my personal ‘card-a-day challenge’ throughout November that I’m doing along with my friend Melissa at Mel’s Card Corner.

Supplies used:

  • Snowflakes cover plate die by Pinkfresh Studio
  • Ornament heat embossed using Holiday Tapestry stamp set by Gina K Designs
  • Ornament toppers die by Gina K Designs
  • Joyful Christmas sentiments Glimmer hot foil plate and die set by Simon Hurley and Spellbinders
Challenges, Spellbinders

Colour Throwdown 767

This was a huge experiment … I sat and mulled over this Colour Throwdown challenge for a bit before choosing this die set to work with. I wasn’t keen on the colours together, I had no idea how it would work out in the end … but isn’t that the fun of doing challenges and getting out of your comfort zone? Would I use the colour scheme again? Probably not … but did I enjoy being challenged? Absolutely! And an added bonus was the fact I finally christened this die set from Spellbinders – win/win. It actually looks a lot better in real life as all berries are mirrored gold cardstock and so pretty. I’ll have to re-take a photo in daylight hours I think.

This also acts as my Day 3 card for my personal ‘card a day challenge’ throughout November.

Challenges, Craft Roulette

Craft Roulette episode 186

I was going to go with an elf Christmas theme for my Craft Roulette card this week, but I decided to challenge myself a bit more. I used a stamp from Pennyblack.

  • Project: Cardstock + non-cardstock (patterned paper used to paper piece the skirt and top)
  • Colours: Santa’s workshop colours (I chose traditional green and red)
  • Element: Collar(s) (dog collars)
  • Random: Zig zag (on the skirt)