Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Rocking Rudolph

Hello peeps!

I know Christmas is over, but I am going to try and do a Christmas card a week (hmmm). This is card I created in the shape of Rudolph's head. It is cut so that the base allows the card to stand up, but rocks slightly. I made a lovely bright red pom-pom for his nose.



If anyone is interested to receive the template for this card, please contact me and I will send it to you. It will come as a Word document so you can download and print it off 100% scale. Then cut out the template to use to create the coloured card pieces.

It is very straightforward to assemble. You could use wobbly google eyes instead of black card ovals and maybe use a button, bell or card disc for his nose.

The highlights in his eyes were made with a white gel pen and the mouth detail is created using a black fine liner.

Hope you like my little creation. Thank you for stopping by! x


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry & Bright (Using Cricut® Explore Air)

Hello loves! 

The big day is nearly upon us. Are you all ready for Christmas? I think I am, I have just enough time to post you a cute little reindeer Christmas card using the Cricut® Explore Air.




What you need...

Die-cutting machine: Cricut® Explore Air
Images: Reindeer (#M3E370) - Jolly Holidays Cartridge; Merry & Bright (#M39B28) - Winter Frolic Cartridge - Cricut®
Card: red, deep brown, mid brown, white, aqua, white embossed snowflakes
Pearls: red
Adhesives

If you don't have a Cricut® Explore then other digital die cutting machines will have reindeer and Christmas wording that you could use instead. Alternatively, you could use any manual dies that you have or even stamps.

I hope you like this adorable little card. I have another reindeer card that I'm hoping to share with you all tomorrow. Until then :o) x


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Snowflake

My oh my! Where is the time going?

Hello lovelies, I'm back with another quick Christmas card. This one uses simple items that you will probably have in your craft stash.



What you need...

Die: large snowflake
Patterned paper: snowflakes
Card stock: white
Sentiment: snow themed
Gems: clear
Adhesives

As the negative from the die is used, you can keep the actual die cut snowflake for another project. This is a great project to use up scraps of paper and card, it's also very quick to make up. Perfect if you want to run off a batch. 

To give extra dimension, the die cut panel was attached to the blank with foam tape.

I hope you like this quick, simple little card, you can go wrong with snow themed Christmas cards. 

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll be back soon.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Holiday Cheer Pud

Evenin' lovelies!

I'm back with another cute Christmas card. 

I love it when manufacturers include die-cut and chipboard elements to add to your paper collection. These can help you create quick and simple cards in no time. 

One of my favourite collections from Christmas 2016 was the My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum. With lovely subtle shades of red, green and pink teamed with cute images it made for a fab collection.

I've come up with a quick and cute card using some of the paper and a chipboard element.



What you need...

Paper: Sugar Plum 6x6 Paper Pad - My Mind's Eye
Elements: Sugar Plum Chipboard Elements - My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Christmas Sampler - Paper Smooches
Ink pad: Vintage Sepia - Versafine
White crochet cotton

I think if you search the internet you can still find some of this collection about. I'm so happy when manufacturers create these cute, colourful collections.

Sadly I haven't got as many Christmas cards made as I would have liked by now, but I will still try and get some done before the last Christmas posting date!

Thank you for popping by and I'll be back again soon. xx


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Dashing Through The Snow

Happy Sunday peeps!

Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, but Simon and I have been on a long awaited holiday to sunny Portugal. All I can say is that it was fantastic!

More to wintry and snowy places now with a cute little Christmas card.



What you need...

Stamps: Dashing (ST-15-33) - Avery Elle
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Copics: B02 Robin's Egg Blue, BG49 Duck Blue, C1 Cool Gray 1, C2 Cool Gray 2, E57 Light Walnut, R14 Light Rouge, RV11 Pink, RV14 Begonia Pink, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YG23 New Leaf
Fine liner: black

After stamping the car, I added a border with the black fine liner, then I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner. Another stamp, 'Laughing all the way' is included with the set, so I stamped that inside the card.

I think this stamp set is adorable and such fun.

I will sign off for now, thank you for stopping by and I will be back soon with another festive make.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Doodle Flowers

Hello peeps!

Dark nights are coming and It's the perfect time to get out your colouring pencils/markers and do a bit of colour therapy. I remembered that I illustrated a cute little flower panel for the Jan 2017 issue of Crafts Beautiful.

Here is the sample card that I did...



What you need...

Free Doodle Flowers download
Colouring mediums
Card stock

I also designed the image with just the outlines of the flowers and border so that you can doodle in your own. You can get these free from the Crafts Beautiful website, click here to take you to the download page. You need to register to be able to download any of the templates or free papers, but it is free, quick and easy.

You don't have to make a card with the doodle, print it off several times and colour it in different colour schemes.

I'm going to head off now and make a few Christmas cards. 

Thanks for popping by! TTFN!