Sparkly penguins!

Christmas isn’t far away now, and I know some of you will be thinking enough already, but actually I feel that after everything everyone has been through it will be nice if we can have a normal Christmas this year.

The sponsor for the CRAFT challenge #617 is ADU and the theme is Christmas. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

This is more of a contemporary Christmas card with the bright coloured hats and scarves and the dotty base card. I coloured this image with some coloured pencils this time as not everyone has fancy pens or watercolours so now and again it’s nice to show different colouring mediums.

The snow effect was achieved with some fake snow and also some glitter glue so there is some texture as well as sparkle.

So here’s a summary of the materials:

  • Grey and white polka dot 300gsm A4 sheet folded to make a base card and cut to size
  • All Dressed Up (ADU) penguins digital image
  • Colouring pencils
  • Iridescent glitter glue
  • Fake snow
  • Tacky glue
  • Black card as a mat, slightly larger than the focal image
  • Christmas Wishes sentiment

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CRAFT challenge – #615

The sponsor for this challenge is Sweet n Sassy and the theme is Christmas – non traditional colours. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

The cute little mouse snuggled up into the hat was coloured with Chameleon pens and then given a bit of glitz and glam by adding glimmer powder. I cut the image out on my scan n cut and then worked on the background. I took my card blank and stamped in a versamark clear and added pink embossing powder. I then added some more glimmer dust into the winter themed background border stamp.

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TTCRD anything goes challenge – 21st September 2021

The sponsor for this challenge is Ike’s Art. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

I created my card using the following:

Ike’s Art heart postbox digital image

A4 pink and white polka dot 300gsm card

Chameleon pens (RD4, NU1, PK3, PK2, PK4, VO2, PL5, RD2)

Distress oxide inks – Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry

Studio light ticket stamp and die set

Tattered lace starburst ovals

Leaf die

Fuchsia pink paper

Sparkly cream 240gsm card from pink frog

Gems

Paper trimmer

Anita tacky glue

The image I chose to use was this lovely postbox. With the hearts on it, it screamed anniversary to me and love, hence why I coloured it in red and pink Chameleon pens.

I recently picked up the ticket cutting die and decided that I wanted to team these up with the postbox image. I die cut 3 of these, created a background with some Victorian Velvet distress oxide ink then stamped with picked raspberry using some of the stamps from that set and others from another set. I mean it’s great to mix and match your stash isn’t it!

I cut out the starburst ovals but also kept the centre and used a pick up technique, with the distress oxide picked raspberry ink, to colour this mat. Next cutting out a few of the leaves too.

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CRAFT challenge #581 – Christmas

This weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is on and our sponsors this time are Eureka and The Cutting Cafe.

This digital image is from Rureka and is coloured with Chameleon pens. Every other letter I covered with 2 way glue and glimmer dust to add some sparkle.

This is a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe.

CRAFT challenge #539 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Cute N Crafty Mommy.

This is the last challenge of 2019, and also the last challenge of the decade! I’ve used a combination of techniques for this card, and the plan didn’t start out that way it just evolved! So there’s the cute digital image, there’s stamping and inking, there’s die cutting, there’s even a peel off strip and some glitter on top of a 2-way glue pen.

Firstly I coloured the image with some alcohol markers. I think used a 2-way glue pen to cover the hat brim and the Pom Pom and covered these in glitter. I then die cut the image to make a topped and inked around the edge with some distress oxide ink. With the same ink I stamped snowflakes onto the card blank. I stuff an off cut of a First Edition paper onto the left hand side of the card and cut this to follow the scallops around the card base.

Where the edge of this met the snowflake stamping I added a black glitter peel off strip. Onto a spare piece of card I stamped 3 baubles which I coloured with the distress oxide ink, and glittered the pattern on them. Onto the base card I stamped the hanging strings and stuck the baubles at the bottom of each string. The topper image was stuck below these and the pink glittery die cut was stuck towards the left along with 3 gems. Finally in the bottom right hand corner I stamped a sentiment.

I hope that everyone has a happy festive break and that 2020 brings you all that you wish for.

CRAFT challenge #531 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Crafty Sentiments.

For this card I’ve combined two things. I’m currently making samples for some demonstration days at The Range to show off some of the Trimcraft products. So I’ve combined the image for this challenge with the products I’ll be demonstrating.

CRAFT challenge #527 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs.

I’ve used my Chameleon pens (BL2, VO2, BG3, NU1, NU00, NG4, VO4, PR4 and PK4) to colour this Sheepski Designs image. I cut the image out into a square topped and layered this onto a backing paper I had in my stash and then onto a white card which I had stamped “happy holidays” to form a border around the square. I love the simple effect that this can have and its so simple to do with the Tim Holtz/Tonic stamping plate. I added a bit of sparkle with the gold and clear star Sakura pens.

CRAFT challenge #525 – Back to School

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This card was inspired by my eldest daughter who I often refer to as a social butterfly. Her GCSE results are out today and I have made this card to congratulate her and she’s about to move on to sixth form.

I used Inkscape to arrange this group of digital images. I’d not used the program before, I’d got as far as downloading it as I’d heard about it on forums. It was actually pretty easy to use and I was quickly able to resize, rotate, group and replicate the images.

Once I was happy with my layout I printed it onto the background, used some stickles to add a glittery effect to the butterflies and the added a heat embossed sentiment of “Congratulations”.

I mounted this up onto glitter card and then onto a card blank.

thank you for looking.

CRAFT challenge #513 – Christmas

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis.

Christmas comes around so quickly in these challenges, but it quite often helps with making cards in time for when I actually get to Christmas and run out of time. At least I have a stash made.

For this challenge I’ve chosen to make a shaker card. My main image is the happy elf. He’s coloured with Chameleon pens (GR1, NU0, RD4, NU00, BR5, BR4, GR4 and GR2). The baubles around him are coloured with cosmic shimmer powders (colours by Phil Martin) and these are also what has been used to create the background. On top of the cosmic shimmer papers in the background I also had a go with my foiling quill. I foiled a tattered lace Christmas cutting pattern. I’ve then mounted a silver frame and acetate onto the card and filled it with little stars to create a shaker card.

#202 Dream Valley challenge – only girls allowed

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge! Our sponsor for this challenge is Star Stampz.

I visited Stamp Addicts a couple of weeks ago and picked up these beautiful Cosmic shimmer shimmer shakers (colours by Phil Martin) so of course I had to try them out on a project! The colours are Cornflower Blue, Grass Green, Lush Pink and Heather Meadow. I shook some of the powders onto a piece of white card for the background and spritzed them with water which gave me this beautiful shimmery but subtle piece which I’ve stamped onto.

To colour the main image I tipped a small amount of the powders onto a tile and added a small amount of water to create a beautifully shimmering paint.

The sentiments are stamps I had in my stash which I’ve stamped Ranger archive ink (Jet Black) and using my Tim Holtz / Tonic stamping plate.

I’m really pleased with the result and I hope you enjoyed this project!