Monday, 23 October 2017

Batch #3

Good Morning Everyone,
I'm back with the 3rd lot of batch cards, I have to say I'm feeling a lot less stressed about Christmas than I usually am at this time Lol.
Usually every year at this time I haven't started my cards and I would be panicking but this year I have nearly finished them and I have been actually enjoying making them instead of it being a chore.

This first lot are my favourite of all so far, I used a freebie digi image from Buddly Crafts and I enjoyed colouring it so much that I made 8 of these

I coloured them with Promarkers and Illustrators and added Glossy Accents to the leaves and berries. I made 4 matted onto red and 4 matted onto green. They are 5 x 5 cards.

The next ones I used a Docrafts stamp  I have had for a couple of years

I stamped the tree with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Wow superfine silver powder. I matted the panels onto black card. I made 2 of these with brightly coloured gems and 2 with the more traditional red and green gems.

The sentiment on both sets of cards is Clearly Besotted.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Monster Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I was stumped on what to do for my best friends little boys birthday card so I was looking through challenges for inspiration this morning and when I saw the latest Less is More Challenge - Monsters I had a lightbulb moment :)
This is the card I came up with using a DigiStamp Boutique image

I coloured him with Promarkers and added Wink of Stella to the candle flames and of course he had to have googly eyes ! The sentiment comes with the image and I just matted onto some bright blue card.

Challenges :
DigiStamp Boutique October Competition - Anything Goes
Less Is More - Monsters
I Love Promarkers - Birthdays

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Bert at Christmas

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, it has been really windy and downpours here all day so perfect excuse to be in my craft room ;)

I have a Christmas card to share this time using 'Bert' from DigiStamp Boutique, there are 2 images in the set so I will show you the second one in a day or two.

I have coloured him with Promarkers and matted onto navy card. The DP is from a freebie magazine pack and I have added some punched snowflakes. It doesn't show up in the photo but the snowflakes, stocking and Bert's hat have had the Wink of Stella treatment.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 500 - Snowflakes
Passion for Promarkers #417 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes

Bye for Now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Gardening Alf

Good Morning Everyone,
I'm feeling really frustrated today and a bit fed up because I have been psyching myself up all week to get the results of my MRI/Tests on Monday and they have just cancelled my appointment for the 3rd time !! So more waiting :(
To take my mind off it I have a lot to do in my craft room this weekend so that should help a bit.

I have another Alf card to share with you today hehe with a challenge in mind, As You Like It Challenge - People or Animals....Definitely people for me especially Alf as regulars to my blog will know I just find him so much fun to colour and he always makes me smile.

I have coloured him with Promarkers, papers from The Works. Sentiment from Clearly Besotted and twine and button from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

As You Like It - People or Animals
DigiStamp Boutique - October Customer Competition
Digi Choosday Week 42 - Anything Goes

Back later with some Christmas cards,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 20 October 2017

More Batch Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have the next 2 batch designs to share today,

This one is another Woodware stamp which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with superfine gold powder. I drew the string in with a gellyroll sparkle pen. The panel is matted onto the same pearlised gold card as the reindeer one yesterday.
The sentiment is Clearly Besotted 'Many Mini Messages'

This one I'm really not sure about....
I used a freebie bauble die from several years ago which I cut from glitter card and then backed with red and gold card and fussy cut round. Again I drew the strings in with a sparkle pen, they do show up more in 'the flesh'. I mounted the baubles onto cream card and matted that onto silver mirri.
The sentiment is from the Woodware 'Winter Trees' set from yesterday and I heat embossed with superfine silver powder. I only made 2 of these ones because i really can't decide if I like it or not ;)

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Batch Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have been busy the last couple of days batch Christmas card making as I realised I really needed to get a move on to catch up or I would be sending shop ones this year. I don't usually batch make but I decided this year to come up with 4 or 5 designs that I could replicate easily to send to distant family/friends and neighbours. I thought this will then give me more time for making my 'special' cards without rushing at the last minute and may also mean that I actually get my cards in the post before the Christmas post deadline...well that's the plan anyway ;)

So today I'm sharing the first 2 that I came up with

This one is using a Woodware set 'Winter Trees'
I started by cutting some 3.5" squares of white card which I dusted with Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress ink using my ink duster brushes. I used a water brush to flick some water drops over the top and mopped up the excess with kitchen towel.
I then stamped the hills and trees (which are all individual so you can make up whatever scene you like) with Versafine Black Onyx. I added a little stardust Stickles to the snow mounds for a bit of sparkle and matted the panel on to navy card.
The sentiment is from another Woodware set. I made 6 of these.

This card I started with some 3" squares of cream hammered card which I matted onto some subtle sheen gold card from Anna Marie designs. I cut the Reindeer from Joanna Sheen out of gold glitter card from Hobbycraft. The sentiment is from the previous 'Winter Trees' set and I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with super fine gold powder. I also made 6 of these.

I will be back later with the next 2 batch makes.

Bye for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Workbench

Hi Everyone,

I have another male card to share today, I seem to have been making mainly male cards recently.
This one is using an LOTV digi 'The Workbench' which I coloured with Promarkers.

I used magazine freebie papers matted onto buff card and the sentiment is from a DSB set.
I used a simple layout which I think works well for male cards especially,

Bye for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx