Tuesday, August 04, 2020

CAS(e) Poinsettia

When I saw the CAS(e) Sketch last week I immediately thought of snowflakes, I know this was pretty obviously but I still meant I would have at least another Christmas card done.

As you can see it didn't turn out that way, I chosen my pattern paper so the snowflakes would stand out and turned it over to put glue on the back. Saw the beautiful poinsettia paper and I couldn't bring myself to put glue on it.

So insteady I used the Simon says Stamps Poinsettia Parade and made some white poinsettia with silver base leaves to match the silver edging of the card. The fir leaves are made with their Christmas foliage.

I did cheat with the white bar for the sentiment by just cutting a strip, mat with silver and stamped with Christmas Tiny Words.

I actually love how this turned out and it would work out a fairly quick card.

Saturday, August 01, 2020


I meant to post this yesterday and went to post it quickly on my ipad, managed to delete the photo. So I needed to reload it again on blogger before publishing which why I decided to schedule it for today (Saturday)

I made this card for someone who likes NFL he's a bit disappointed that he won't be able to watch any games here in the UK this year. Fingers crossed for next year.

My papers are Doodlebug and I don't have a clue who the sketch for the layout was. The image is a Dr Digi and the sentiment is an old Simon says Stamp one that just about fits in theirs Stitched Banners.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Simple Penguin

I think I made this Christmas card with the CAS(e) this Sketch in mind not sure my starry background works.

The little penguin is from MFT and the sentiment is the one from the retired set from Simon says Stamps that I love. The sentiment label die is again from MFT but I backed it with a touch of red.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Birthday Painter

I’ve made quite a few Christmas cards but I thought I’ll break it up with a Dr Digi card, he draws brilliant fun images many suitable for men’s cards.

He we have Mr Dunderton (I think that’s what he is called). I decorated my card with a MFT border that looks like dripping paint and my raindrops is actual made with some very old Quickcutz. The sentiment die is Simon says Stamp but layered twice to help it stand out.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Slimline Chilly

The latest trend in cards seem to be slimline but every stamp/die company seems to have their own ideas of what size. Here in the UK we have always made them to fit the DL envelopes so I cut my cards 10.5 cm by 20.5cm, my cards tend to be a bit lumpy so this enables the cards to fit comfortably in the envelope.

I brought some Lawn Fawn slimline dies one called Small Slimline with flaps which I haven't used and Large Slimline with Sliders. Next time I need to pay attention to what I'm buying because I can only use the smaller of the two slimline dies.

So I had a go at using Mo's Chilly which I coloured up ages ago with the colours to match some download papers I printed off. The other problem you have to split the papers simply because 6inch papers aren't long enough.

I was so pleased with this Creative Expression sentiment die I really love the Simon say Stamps retired stamp that as this saying so discovering this little beaut really made by day.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Shabby Chic

Nearly forgot to post today, so I managing to do this post on my iPad. Blogger as sort of made it easier with the new setup but it’s still as it’s moments.

July means my Mum’s birthday so I’ve tried to go shabby chic, the sketch from Splitcoast Stamper SC809 inspired that design.

The papers are Kaiser, the arch wedding is spellbinders and the flowers was in my lace trimmings box. The letters were with some old Memory Box.

The only thing missing is glitter my Mum loved a bit of glitter.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

White Christmas

I saw a Instagram a white Christmas card for a CAS Christmas challenge although my card probably wouldn’t count with its busy Crafter Companion background die.

I made the circle scene with circle dies, snow-falling embossing folder and slopes and hills dies. The deer, houses and trees were left over from the Nordic die from Sizzix last year which I kept in a pot. The Martha Stewart holly punch still going strong, I cut two and cut one so I can have three leaf holly.