Sunday, 10 December 2017

Finishing Christmas Cards with Time Out #98

Happy weekend folks!

I've just finished off my Christmas cards with a little bit of help from Time Out's inspiration photo:

I mentioned a few posts ago that I did most of my Christmas cards in September and took them to the UK with me. This one's a different version to those but using the same stamp set - Lovely Layers by PTI. I figured it would look good in Christmas colours, even though the set is more geared towards Autumnal/Thanksgiving cards. The colours from Time Out were perfect - I've used a Woodgrain stamp on kraft for the base leaves and layered the various stamped die cuts using the colours from the pic, with a little white embossing to reflect the white shapes on the wooden stocking holders. Because the set isn't supposed to be for Christmas I've used a sentiment from Waltzingmouse.

Thanks for calling by,

Claire xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

MFT Flowers Galore

Hi all,

Yet again I find myself at the tail end of the MFT Sketch Challenge with only a few hours to go before the it closes. I received some MFT happy mail last week (don't you just love a 30% off sale?) so I've been itching to get some of it inky:

I created a portrait card instead of landscape and added a whole load of Copic coloured blooms from Funky Flowers. The base of the card has been stamped with the Wood Plank Background which will probably turn up on the next 10 cards. Since there was 30% off  I could justify buying another Blueprints set of dies - Blueprints 27. I've used the scallop frame from this set for the base and the sentiment's from Adorable Elephants.

I've been inspired by the colours on the Colour Challenge too so this one's popping over there!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Claire x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Going Round the Bend

Hello folks!

My lack of mojo for clean and simple card making is driving me round the bend at the moment - which is very apt, since the cue word for Casology this week is 'round:'

Lots of ways to interpret that but I chose to create a card with rounded edges and a round, stamped embellishment using CAS-ual Friday's Snowflake Greetings and Funky Square Tag (both of which I think may be a retired now.) I'm also entering it into their Friday challenge where the theme is 'Winter Blues.'

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Dashing Through the Snow - YNS

Hi folks,

Another Christmas card, this time using Your Next Stamp's Waddles Winter Happiness for sketch challenge #78:

I embossed Snowfall  on to a distress ink background and added a sprinkling of chunky glitter to the snow.  I flipped the sketch too - it seemed to work better that way!

I'm also popping this one over to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge where Anything Goes!

Happy weekend!

Claire x

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge

Hello again,

Not many Christmas cards to go now - here's a quick one using the sketch from My Favorite Things:

I used Santa's Elves, coloured with Copics on a Colour Burst background!

Happy stamping!

Claire x

Monday, 27 November 2017

Freshly Made Sketch #314

Hi all,

It may be Christmas but Down Under we're coming to the end of the school year - time to make a few thank you cards for those amazing teachers who've had to put up with my two naughty boys!

I used the latest Freshly Made Sketch:

I created a circular chalkboard background using a Kaisercraft stamp , added a couple of W Plus 9 apples, a sentiment from Waltzingmouse and the background has been stamped using a WMS woodgrain stamp.

I'm also popping this one over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where one of my favourite bloggers is guest designing this month.  Make sure you go and check out Anita's fab cards at My Papercraft World won't you? The theme for their latest challenge is food and drink so I reckon a couple of juicy apples nails it!

Thanks for popping by,

Claire x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Aloha! MFT Sketch Challenge #359

Hi all,

This sweet little image from My Favorite Thing's Polynesian Paradise is perfect for my niece who turns 6 next week. I've even tried to colour the image so that it looks like her:

I've used the latest sketch from MFT's challenge and one of their Fishtail banners to create the background. The base card has been lightly stencilled using texture paste.

Enjoy your week!

Claire x