All posts by Alison

Window Card

It must be about a year since I first decided to make a card with a window die.  I eventually got the die but then I struggled to get a brick embossing folder – for various reasons – out of stock, we don’t ship to France etc.  The makings of a card have been sitting in my craft room for months, but on Saturday I decided I really had to do something with them, and this is how it came together.

                               

The window die is from Marianne Designs, but I’m afraid can’t remember who makes the brick embossing folder.  After I embossed the brick background I distressed it with grey and brown ink.  I stamped a Christmas tree, embossed it with gold embossing powder and rubbed a Tim Holtz mustard seed Distress Pen over it.  I stuck this behind the window and placed that on the brick card.  The foliage is from Jeanine’s Frosty Ornaments collection and is embossed with gold embossing powder.  The stamped sentiment is also embossed with gold embossing powder and the punched snowflakes are glittered with Glamour Dust.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Ribbon Girl Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                           http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-ribbon-girl-anything-goes.html

Cute Card Thursday – Snowflakes                                                                                                      https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-555-snowflakes.html

Dream Valley Challenges – Use Dies and Punches                                                                     http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-190-use-dies-and-punches.html

ABC Christmas Challenge – W and X are for (W is for Wishes)                                                    http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/w-x-are-for-and-design-team-call.html

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes                                                 https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/mlccb-4-november-anything-christmas-goes.html

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                   https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-46-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

Love to Craft Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                       https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/ltccb-28-november-anything-goes.html

Christmouse Pudding with Snowflakes

I love this image – Christmouse Pudding – from LOTV and I have used it in several different colour combos now.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and added Stickles Crystal and Glossy Accents.  I die cut it with a Tattered Lace Pearl Rectangle die and used a larger of these dies to cut a turquoise paper, which I sprayed with Spray and Sparkle.  The other paper is from LOTV’s Grey Frosty Christmas set.  The Snowflake Banner, glittered with Glamour Dust, is a die from The Works, the ribbon is from my stash and the small sentiment tags are from LOTV.

                            

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Ribbon Girl Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-ribbon-girl-anything-goes.html

Christmas with the Cuties – Wrap Up Warm                                                                           http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-no-21-theme-wrap-up-warm.html

Winter Wonderland Challenge – What You Love to Do at Christmas (eat Christmas pudding, and other delicious things!!)                                                                                                                        http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/what-you-love-to-do-at-christmas.html

Cute Card Thursday – Snowflakes                                                                                                   https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-555-snowflakes.html

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes                                            https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/mlccb-4-november-anything-christmas-goes.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                     https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-45-polkadoodles-challenge-anything.html

Digi Choosday Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                        https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-45-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

ABC Christmas Challenge – W and X are for (W is for Wishes)                                                             http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/w-x-are-for-and-design-team-call.html

Snow Clearing

I have another Christmas card to share today – it’s a digi from LOTV called Snow Shovel – but I’ve given it another name for this post, as it isn’t the first time I’ve used it.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, and added Allene’s Glitter Snow, Stickles Frosted Lace and Liquid Pearls for the drops of snow.  The large snowflake and the Frosty Border die are glittered with Stickles Frosted Lace and Glamour Dust, and the tiny gems are from my stash.  The stamped sentiment is embossed.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Ribbon Girl Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                             http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-ribbon-girl-anything-goes.html

ABC Christmas Challenge – W and X are for (W for Wishes)                                         http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/w-x-are-for-and-design-team-call.html

Cute Card Thursday – Snowflakes                                                                                         https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-555-snowflakes.html

Christmas with the Cuties – Wrap Up Warm                                                                                 http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-no-21-theme-wrap-up-warm.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                                       https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-45-polkadoodles-challenge-anything.html

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                                         https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/11/wk-45-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html

Snowman

Hi everyone – we have a new challenge today at Di’s Digis and the theme is –

BUTTONS BOWS BLING

The fabulous prize for one Random Winner is one digi of choice from Di’s Digi Stamps.

I made this card using the image – Snowman – available here.

I coloured the image with Promarkers, put glossy accents inside the lantern and added Imagination Crafts Cracked Ice Glitter.  I fussy cut around the image and placed it on a LOTV Snow Princess paper with pads.  The die cuts are Memory Box Frostyville Borders glittered with Stickles Frosted Lace and Glamour Dust and the tiny pearls are from my stash.  The stamped sentiment is a magazine freebie, embossed with silver embossing powder, and the button and twine are from my stash.

We hope you will join in our challenge and if you use an image from Di’s Digi Stamps, or any CandiBean image, you have the chance to win 2 images from Di’s Digi Stamps in addition to the Random winner prize.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Colour It                                                                              http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/colour-it.html

Passion for Promarkers – Christmas or Winter                                                                 http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/week-468christmas-or-winter.html

Merry Little Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                   https://merrylittlechristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/11/mlccb-4-november-anything-christmas-goes.html

Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes                                                                                              https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/11/challenge-554-anything-goes.html

Ribbon Girl Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                           http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-ribbon-girl-anything-goes.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                               https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/11/wkk-44-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

James Bear with Snowman

On Thursday afternoon it reached 24 degrees and yesterday when we went shopping it was just 6 degrees – so for the first time this Autumn we’ve had to put the fires on.  We’ve been so spoilt up till now and all of a sudden winter seems to have arrived…!!!

I love James Bear and my favourite Christmas card colour combo is blue and white so this card combines both.  I used James and the Snowman rubber stamp from LOTV, coloured it with Promarkers and cut it out with a stitched circle die.  I embossed the edge of the circle with silver embossing powder and added liquid pearls for snow drops.  The paper is from LOTV and the white card is embossed with a cracked ice embossing folder.  The stamped sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder, as are the 2 small die cut stars, and the glittered snowflake line is a die cut from The Works.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Cute Card Thursday – Sparkles                                                                                                        https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-553-sparkles.html

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Colour It                                                                                   http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/colour-it.html

Creative Knockouts Challenge – Embossing Delight                                                        http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2018/10/269-embossing-delight-little-miss.html                                                                                                                                                                                             ABC Christmas Challenge – U is for Upon, V is for Very Quick (U is for Upon)                          http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/u-and-v-are-for.html 

Fab’n Funky Challenge – Christmas                                                                                   http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-413-christmas.html

Polkadoodles Challenge – Anything Goes                                                                              https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2018/10/wk-43-anything-goes-challenge.html

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes                                                                                              https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/10/wk-43-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html