Santa Baby

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has started good and proper now 🙂 Simple cards on a theme for you today 🙂 There are lots of glitter highlights here and there but they just never show up in the photo.

Stamps – Pink Cat Studio; Magnolia
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Letraset Promarkers
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue; Paper trimmer
Other – Glitter glue; Cuttlebug and embossing folder; Coloured card


So What Happens When You Really Like A Design?

You make some more. Sorry folks, I just had to make some more Christmas cards based on the Christmas Cupcake design from an earlier post. Is that cheating? Don’t worry; these will be the last you see of them (well, unless I do another similar design of course!).

Paper – BasicGrey Cupcake
Ink – VersaFine onyx black
Usual suspects – Paper trimmer; Craft knife; Double-sided tape; Silicone
Other – Fine marker pen


Kaboodle Doodle Challenge 12

So this week we have a monochrome challenge over at Kaboodle Doodle. I thought I would have a go at a monochrome Christmas tag and have used the Alien papers from Kaboodle Doodle with a bit of added bling.

Papers – Kaboodle Doodle
Ink – VersaFine onyx black
Stamp – Magnolia Christmas seal
Usual Suspects – scissors, glue dots; silicon glue
Other – crop-a-dile; eyelet; ribbon; gems


Poinsettia Rules

My Mum’s favourite Christmas plant, but why do they never seem to last past Christmas? If they do you never seem to see that red foliage again. Mmm, does anyone have any tips for keeping Poinsettias?

Papers – BasicGrey
Stamp – Hero Arts; HOTP
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black; Adirondack Rust
Colouring – H2O Twinkies
Usual Suspects – 3D-foam; Double-Sided tape; Trimmer


Friday Sketchers Christmas

A simple card for you today, using the fab sketch from Friday Sketchers. I’ve used the BasicGrey Wassail (ah, BasicGrey) from Sassy Crafts with a bit of stitching and a bit of distressing. The holly berries are needle felted.

It was fun to get my sewing machine out. I always feel really happy in front of my sewing machine for some reason – weird, I know!

Papers – Basic Grey Wassail from Sassy Crafts; Dovecraft Victorian Christmas
Stamp – Papermania
Inks – VersaMark
Usual Suspects – Trimmer; Scissors; Double-sided tape; Silicon Glue
Other – Needle; Brads; Wool top; Embroidery thread; Sewing machine; Ribbon; Copper embossing powder


No layering for Stamp Something Challenge

A quick post before I go off to my Embroidery Group Therapy – Hello, my name is Kim and I am a recovering embroiderer 🙂

So today’s card is for the challenge over at Stamp Something and this week it is all about being simple, and you don’t get much more simple than me 😉

The simple they are talking about is only using one layer of cardstock. So this card is stamped and coloured directly onto the card. I’ve used fun flock and glitter to highlight areas, which you might just be able to see in the close-up. The stamps were actually freebies from a magazine (can’t remember which now – please forgive me) coloured with watercolours.

Stamps – Freebies from a UK magazine
Colouring – Koh-i-nor watercolours
Usual Suspects – Er…white cardstock; trimmer; Ruler; Glue pen
Other – Glitter glues; Fun Flock; Black Fine marker pen; White galaxy marker pen


Christmas Decorations

So as a break from Christmas cards I have made some tree decorations with me new stash from Sassy Crafts (thanks, Emma). Well, I just had to get stuck in now, didn’t I? These ornaments use papers from the yummy Winter Matchstack from DCWV, and if you follow the link you will see that these papers are on sale. Well, you can’t say better than that now can you?

Papers – DCWV Winter Matchstack from Sassy Crafts
Ink – Rangers Distress inks Dusty Concord and Faded jeans
Usual Suspects – Scissors; Glue dots
Other – brads; silver elastic


More on Christmas

So I’ve ramped up the Christmas cards, seems that every card I’m doing is for Christmas. Lucky I like doing them 🙂 This one uses Designs By Krista Tula papers.

Papers – Designs by Krista Tula kit
Stamp – Studio G Alphabet
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black; Brilliance Pearlescent Sky blue and Crimson
Usual Suspects – Scissors; Trimmer; double-sided tape
Other – Crop-a-dile; Stickles glitter glue


I Apologise…

Yes, I am obsessed with my new Limitless Limbs stamps AND with Christmas cards, I’m sure I warned you in a previous post?So, this one is for the BasicGrey Challenge blog, which has a Christmas theme this week (so that absolves me of all responsibility for this Christmas card).

Teehee. Off to make some more Christmas cards – mmm, what stamp should I use…?

EDIT: I’ve had a surprise comment on this card from Melissa of Pink Cat Studio Fame – I think she must have seen how obsessed I am with her stamps and has asked to put this card into the Pink Cat Studio Gallery 🙂 How exciting is that? Thank you, Melissa 🙂

Stamp – Pink Cat Studio Limitless Limbs
Papers – BasicGrey Sultry from Sassy Crafts
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Koh-i-noor watercolours
Usual Suspects – Double-sided Tape; 3D-foam; Trimmer; Scissors; Glue dots
Other – Circle template; Crop-a-dile; Ribbon; Coloured Staples


Another Kaboodle Doodle Chrimbo Card

Well, after doing yesterday’s Kaboodle Doodle Challenge card, I just kept going and here is another Christmas card using the Kaboodle Doodle Merry and Bright kit. Great fun getting covered in glitter putting this card together. I used double-sided tape and loose glitter; if you have ever done that, you will know that the glitter just gets everywhere. I am now finding it in various rooms around the flat.

Papers – Kaboodle Doodle Merry and Bright Kit
Usual Suspects – Double-sided tape; 3D-foam pads; Glue dots; Trimmer
Other – Glitter; Brads; Ribbon