Monday, 14 January 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #225

Hello dear friends and welcome!  So pleased you came by for a visit!

Here we are with Crafty Cardmakers' first Challenge for 2019.  Lin is our host and the Theme is 'Winter'.
This is really odd for me at the moment as we are suffering through a fairly intense heat wave right now.  Temperature at this moment is 36C and for the next couple of days it will be in the low 40's .. hot, hot, hot!!!!   Thank goodness for airconditioning!!  LOL!!

Anyway, our Challenge, as always, is for whatever you care to create.  It can be a card, a scrap layout, mixed media piece, home decor, whatever you wish to do is fine as long as it fits the Theme.

So, for my DT contribution, I have created a little Amigurumi Snowman!
He stands 5" tall and was made from a free pattern found at Amigurumi Today.
To display him, I created a very simple background.  Using watercolour paper, I stamped the snowflakes with embossing ink and then heat embossed them in white.
I then mixed up a little Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals with water to create the colour and simply brushed it on using more water to move the colour around a bit.  Colours used are Tiffany Lou's Blue and Danny Zuko's Denim
The splatters were created with watered down gesso.
A sheet of tissue paper was used for the foreground and I added a few berries and tiny pine cones for a little more interest.

I hope you like my little snowman and the background I created for him and that you feel inspired to join in with the Challenge.

For a ton more inspiration, and to link up your entry, pop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog and check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the Team.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 225 - 'Winter'

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you may care to leave.  I read them all and appreciate each and every one!!

Have fun crafting!!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Christmas Cards 2018 - #3

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog!! 

Can you believe it is 2019? 
I know I can't.  Don't know why but time just seems to fly by so much more quickly nowadays!  I would like to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy 2019!  I do hope, this year doesn't fly past me as quickly  as the last one did!!  LOL!!

I haven't been here for ages it seems and I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit your blogs lately, but  I've been quite busy with family coming to stay over the Christmas holidays.  I decided that, while they were here, I would take a bit of a break from all my social media.  So, now I'm back, and looking forward to catching up with what everyone's been up to.

 To start my blogging year off, I thought I would share a few more of my 2018 Christmas cards.  I really don't have anything else to share at this point, so I'm glad I haven't shown these yet.

In my previous posts I explained that my Christmas cards were all made with the same elements.  Same paper collections, same embellies and just a couple of different designs.  I found it was so much easier to get them done by doing it this way and, although it's all the same supplies, they each still have a different look.
I won't bombard you with too many photos, just a few shots of each and I'll try not to bore you too much with the processes either, as I explained a fair bit of that already in my previous Christmas posts.

I layered a piece of gauze under each of the flower clusters and these first two cards have a piece of lace layered in as well.

Card 2
All the branches had their ends embosssed in gold and I also embossed the edges of the sentiments in the same way.

Card 3

I think this might be the only card where I didn't emboss the edges of the sentiment.

 Card 4

Card 5

So, there you have it.  I do have more cards that I haven't yet shown you but, I think I've probably bombarded you enough with my Christmas cards so I will keep those in hand, for now at least.

I'd just like to thank you all for your visits and lovely comments over the previous year and, again, to wish you all the very best for this year.  Lots of happiness, the best of health and all the love your heart can hold.

Take care, stay safe and God Bless.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Christmas Cards 2018 - #2

Hello dear friends, and welcome to my blog.

 So nice of you to stop by at this busy time of year.  Hope you are having a fabulous day.

I am back to share a few more of my Christmas cards with you today. 

Card 1
As I mentioned in my previous Christmas posts, the papers are all from older Kaisercraft paper pads.
The flowers are ones I found in my stash and, regardless of their original colour, I simply sprayed them all with Dylusions Cherry Pie Spray Ink.  I have not purchased anything new to make these cards as I have so much left over from previous years that needs to be used up.

Card 2
On some cards the top paper layer is torn and on others they have been cut to size.
Most of them have a little gold heat embossing in random places ..
.. and all the branches have also been gold embossed on the ends.

Card 3

  The clusters are all pretty much the same with gauze underneath the flowers and foliage.

Card 4

There are tiny pine cones and a small bunch of berries in each cluster ..
.. and all the sentiments are also edged in gold.

This is probably my last post for this year so I would like to thank each and every one of my visitors for stopping by to take a peek at my little creations this past year.  A very special thanks to those of you who left me a sweet comment.  I so appreciate you taking the time and leaving me such lovely words to read.  Thank you one and all.

Wishing you a wonderful, Blessed Christmas spent with family and loved ones and all the very best for 2019.
Stay safe and see you in the New Year!!
God Bless.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Cards for 2018 #1

Hello dear friends!!  
Thank you for stopping by, I know how busy you all must be getting ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.  Hope all your Christmas preparations are humming along nicely.

I'm back to just quickly share a couple more of my Christmas cards.  As I stated in my last post, here, all my cards are very similar.  Same paper collections, same embellies, just different combinations and a couple of slightly different designs.

Some cards have a vertical aspect and some are horizontal.

Card 1
Most of the sentiments I've used are taken from the paper collections.  I simply trimmed them to size where necessary and then heat embossed the edges with gold.
The flower clusters are all similar with real little pine cones (found in a Homewares Store at the very beginning of the year) and little bunches of berries.
The ends of the diecut branches have also been heat embossed in gold. 

Card 2
The flowers are different but they have all been sprayed with Cherry Pie Dylusions Ink Spray. 

I know I've mentioned it previously, but I do love the traditional colours for my Christmas cards.  I also love the touches of gold.  Adds something a bit special to them, I think.

Thank you so much for your visit I truly do appreciate it.  In a few days I will share a few more of my cards.  Hope to see you then!!

Have fun with your preparations for Christmas!  Mine are well under way but I do still have quite a bit to do.   Mostly the food though and, this year, that is not going to be too complicated.  Keeping it simple but hope it will still be enjoyable for everyone.

Have a wonderful day!
Take care and God Bless.