Tuesday, April 2, 2024

HAI Christmas Decorations box

 Hi there and welcome back to my blog! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for the Holly and Ivy Challenge, which as always is an Anything Goes theme.

I went back to the card kit that I had got with a magazine some time ago, which along with several coordinated papers had some extra cut out images with it too. 

I started with fussy cutting the 2nd image, and then built up on top of it with the subsequent images, using glue and foam pads to attach the pieces on top of one another.

 It does look pretty good in person, however the photos don't do it justice! I continued building it up.

Once the image was done, I added a self-adhesive sentiment and a few random stars to the front panel, which was then layered to a white card base.

A gold ribbon was added to the spine of the card to finish off.

Hope I've inspired you to play along in the challenge.

Till next time,


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

CCC Baubled Season Greetings

 Hi there and welcome back to my blog!

Today I have a card for the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge, where this month they would like to see creations using designer paper.

I had an old pack of coordinated papers that I had received with a magazine some years ago, and decided to pair that up with a set of bauble die cuts from Spellbinders.

I cut out several of the baubles from different papers. 

I die cut the biggest bauble from the center of the second sheet of dp, which let the base sheet show through. 

I built up the baubles using the die cuts and foam tape and added a piece of copper thread as the hangers to the back of the base layer of desgner paper, before layering that to a white card base.

The gold Season's Greetings adhesive sticker was added to the center of the bauble, with the smallest bauble being added below.

Some more copper thread was tied to the spine of the card to finish it off. Please join in the challenge with us!

Till next time,


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

HAI Let it Snow

 Hi there and welcome back to my blog! I'm back from Scotland after a quick week's visit and am now rather sick with some kind of virus, not anything they tested me for, but am on antibiotics and am left with a rather raspy chest cough. Getting better each day though, so that's good! Took a walk around the yard and so much has happened in a week and a half! The crocuses and daffodils are a welcoming sight!

My card today is for the Holly and Ivy Challenge, where as always it is Anything Goes!

I had a negative die cut of a snowflake that I had used in a previous card lying on the desk and I started with that. I applied double stick tape to the back of it and layered it on to a piece of white cardstock.

I applied Cloud Nine microfine glitter to the front of it.

This panel was then layered on to a square piece of designer paper and this was layered to a white card base.

The Let it Snow sentiment was die cut after layering a piece of double sided tape over the top of a piece of white cardstock.

The sentiment was glue across the base of the card.

When the glue was dry, I peeled off the protective cover of the tape and added three microfine glitters, white, teal and navy to the sentiment. 

The three colors showed up nicely against the different backgrounds.

A navy ribbon and a thread bow was tied around the spine of the card to finish it up. 

I hope I've inspired you to join in on the Challenge this week! 

Till next time,