Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Gingerbread for CASology

Oh Yes... CASology Guest Designer again, happy days :)

The cue for this weeks challenge is Gingerbread, nice and festive to finish off those CAS Christmas cards.

I have an adorable gingerbread girl from PolkaDoodles, she's so pretty and perfect for the challenge albeit time consuming with the colouring.

As usual I've used my Prisma pencils in traditional Christmas colours.  I decided to use Kraft and splash on some white acrylic paint to add a feeling of snow and interest. 

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and stamped onto black cardstock, white heat embossed and cut with a fishtail banner die.

Both the sentiment and the girl have been adhered using 3D foam and yes she was hand cut... no matching die.

To finally finish I added some Wink of Stella to the sweeties and her bow.  

Thanks to Melissa for the opportunity of joining the ladies at CASology once more, I enjoy playing along and hope you will too  :) 

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

This is All you Get...

When I saw the new Christmas sentiments from Hero Arts I knew they would be perfect for my eldest son, its fast approaching the 1st December and he's STILL so bah humbug.  

You'd think with me being a massive Christmas lover some of it might have rubbed off but nope... he even has a jumper that says and I quote 'Merry Kiss-My Arse', its a good job I love him and appreciate his off the wall humour.

I've used MFT Jingle All the Way Santa and coloured him with Prisma pencils.  I've really got into no-line colouring and I love the way this Santa pops off the card, although I did ground him before he got too carried away with jumping.

The sentiment is just stamped in black Versafine and despite using a ruler, it still looks a little wonky but Santa took to long to re-do.  Speaking of Santa I've added a little Wink of Stella to his pompom and buckle, finishing with some highlights.

I think my handsome Scrooge might just crack a Christmas smile!

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Karen's All About Occasions 
Happy Little Stampers - CAS - Tis the Season
Christmas Kickstart - Show us your Santa's
Time Out - Celebrations (no twist)
Double D - What is your Style - Modern, cute and CAS 

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Snowy Happy Christmas

I've finally inked up my new stamps by Birdie Brown for MFT called Ready Set Snow to use for todays card...

First image inked is the super cool polar bear coloured with Prisma pencils and fussy cut out.  I die cut the happy three times and used tumbled glass Distress Oxide on one layer.

Then using texture paste I smeared it all over the top half, added a bit of sparkle to make it look like the bear is grinding the snowy happy.  Texture paste is perfect for snow and I like it more uneven rather than perfect through a stencil :)

The Christmas is from a set by Clearly Besotted and the snowflakes are from a set by Uniko stamped with the same ink as the happy.

For a finishing touch I added Wink of Stella to the snowboard and some glossy accents on his goggles.

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's Masculine Anything Goes 
As You Like It - Favourite Way to Add Snow and Why
Cardz for Guyz - Icy Cold
Sweet Stampers - Christmas

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

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Saturday, 16 November 2019

You Are Loved

I'm practising making my husbands Christmas card because every time I make him a card I pile on the pressure to make it, well... perfect.  In all honesty most of them are a bit meh even though he loves them all, so I figured if I start now I'm bound to get at least one I like by Christmas Eve lol...

I used an unbranded birch tree stencil masking off the card and the areas I didn't want on the stencil.  I created a ombre effect using Distress Oxides in shaded lilac and blueprint sketch, splashed on some white acrylic paint for a wintry feel.  

I used two loved-up bunnies from a Mama Elephant set and coloured with Prisma pencils making the clothes a little personal and although its not clear her scarf is cream and sparkly just like the one I wear with a red coat :)

The sentiment is from the same set.  I added some details on the birch trees with a grey Prisma pencil because it looked a little flat, I also added in the one bright star using a white gel pen as with the highlights.

Challenge Links...

Freshly Made Sketches - I'm sorry I moved the sentiment, hope that's OK?
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All About Occasions
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
Krafty Chicks - Ombre

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Earlier this year I treated myself to some stamps from Purple Onion Designs, mostly Christmas images including Birch Bunny...

I made Birch a girly bunny as I'm always knee deep in masculine cards so I went totally pink for a nice change.

She's coloured with Prisma pencils and fussy cut out close to the image and she's finished off with a pompom already to play in the snow that's falling.

The sentiment is from a Uniko snowflake stamp set and I've added some sparkle around her for grounding, although in hindsight I preferred the card before I fiddled with it... typical and never happy, Hey Ho!

Challenge Links...

CAS Christmas - Warm and Cosy
Watercooler Wednesday - Tristan's Feminine Anything Goes
Christmas Kickstart - Snow
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Happy Birthday Circles

Just a quick card today as I've been busy in the kitchen making my eldest sons birthday cake ready for tomorrow, he hates his birthday when it falls on Remembrance Day but we will and always will honour the fallen at 11am with our silence.

I've kept this a one layer, very simple card in silver and red using Altenew Trendy Circles.  All I've used is Brilliance silver and red inks and Versafine in black for the sentiment.

To finish I've added a few black dots.

Challenge Links...

Day of the Month Card - Look for Circles Day
Seize the Birthday - Off the Edge
Alphabet Challenge - Q is for Quick and Easy
CAS on Friday - One Layer

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A Birthday Bat

One more Halloween/birthday card with a not so scary little bat from MFT called Witch Way to the Candy...

Pretty simple, die cut the Happy Birthday from a bright orange alcohol inked sheet of Yupo.

I've coloured the little bat with Prisma pencils, added a few highlights, fussy cut him out on the line and for a bit of fun... gave him googly eyes, some of you will know where this card is heading 😉

**Just a heads up for those wondering why I'm entering a birthday card into Halloween challenges... it is because my husbands birthday is on Halloween so I figured that counts and it is for fun afterall, right?**

Challenge Links...

Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo
Always Fun Challenges - Halloween 
Crafty Cardmakers - Halloween
Little Red Wagon - Scary It

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