Christmas Wreath Builder Cards

I'm sharing three cards today made a whole lot easier with a great set of wreath templates I bought recently from fellow crafter Debs who has inspired me with some of her makes you can see them over on her blog here.  These cards are also part of the A-Z Daily Challenge I'm taking part in over on the Docrafts gallery.

This first card is F for Frosted Foliage ... I've stamped the outer wreath foliage using Memento inks in green, blue & brown then added a die cut poinsettia in the centre and gave it a frosted look with frosted lace stickles and a few pearls.
Second card is H for Horn ... stamped in green, blue & purple inks and more of an open flowing design with a music horn in the middle.  Sentiment placed on the bottom corner hides a finger smudge!
Third card is E for Eight ... eight snowmen coloured with promarkers, lots of snowflakes stamped in blue to break up the white space with a sentiment in the middle.  I kept with the eight theme and made my card base an oct…

Christmas Cards

Sharing three more Christmas cards in the A-Z Daily Challenge I'm taking part in over on docrafts ... B for Box, C for Circles and D for Deer.

A jolly waving Santa popping out of a kraft box to wish everyone a Merry Christmas
Overlapping snowflake circles started out just white & turquoise, then I felt it needed a pop of colour so went with plum & cerise coloured houses
Oval aperture backed with red snowflake paper sets the snowy scene for deer amongst the trees
I've used - A6 & 6x6 scalloped white card bases Various mag freebies - papers, EF, stamps & dies Some gifted die cuts Sue Wilson Festive Winter Tree dies Mixture of unbranded dies & from the Range
Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x

Christmas is Coming

This is the time of year when I concentrate on making my Christmas cards and to help me get started a fellow crafter on docrafts gallery hosts a daily A-Z Christmas Challenge for members ... I've only ever made it to the end of the alphabet once!  This card is A for Antlers and I've created an embossed winter scene in white with gold & green touches.  Layout inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #360.

I've gone for a circle instead of an oval, gave the stags head some gold die cut antlers after embossing him with gold EP, coloured the baubles green then added frosted stickles on top.  Scattered a few die cut snowflakes around.  Can't see me making a totally white on white card, this is the nearest I'll ever get as I like to see a little touch of colour somewhere.

I won't be adding these A-Z cards here daily but I'll group a few together every so often ... that's the plan anyway!

I've used - A6 white base card Mag freebies - EF, stamps & dies Unbran…

Autumnal Birthday Wishes

I was inspired by the colours in Sunday Stamps latest challenge based around autumn/fall and managed to combine making this card with the embossing challenge with members/friends over on docrafts where the theme was autumnal.
I've used mostly dry embossing with a little wet embossing.  In my box was a piece of brusho water-coloured card from an earlier play session already embossed with a scallop embossing folder from which I die cut two stitched panels, couple of oak leaves and a mushroom.  Three stamped & embossed smaller mushrooms came next, cut leaving a small white border, coloured with promarkers and the two "stones" were embossed with branches.  What took the most time was arranging everything until I was happy it looked balanced even using the die cut waste for extra foliage and height.  Sanded back the brick wall embossed matt to break up the darker base layer and finished off with a die cut sentiment.

I've used - A6 white card base First Edition Woodland …

Roses For You

I just have to say I'm totally in love with my new stamp platform, couldn't wait to try it out and I'm well impressed!  Just one excited crafter with a new bit of kit ... the depth of colour I can now achieve with more than one ink application on solid stamps is so cool!  Can't you tell I'm happy lol!  Now then back to reality ... a floral card for The Flower Challenge who happen to be celebrating their 2nd birthday - October's theme is 'Add Sparkle'.

I followed a sketch for a challenge with friends/members over on docrafts making the center panel my floral image adding silver shiny dots and some silver sparkly ribbon tucked under the sentiment.  Kept the design fairly simple with an embossed layer to break up all the white with purple, teal and green colour combo for the floral element.

I've used - 13.5cm sq white card base docrafts Traditional Floral stamp set Papermania pigment ink pads Xcut Moroccan Cross Tiles EF Unbranded stitched dies Mag freebie s…

Oriental Birthday

A pretty oriental card to share today using magazine free gift stamps just simply coloured with promarkers, no shading in sight, so the colours are pure, fresh and clean.  I took my colour inspiration from the current Just Add Ink #428..."Colour" challenge and the layout from the current Freshly Made Sketches #356 challenge.

The three panels have been raised up with foam pads adding a little fan on the top centre corner.  After the sentiment was embossed it was highlighted with a light brush of tumbled glass distress ink.

I've used - 13.5 cm sq card base Neenah ultra smooth solar white card Magazine free gift oriental stamps Promarkers (Mango, Lime Green, Pastel Green, Tea Green, Vanilla) Unbranded dies Opaque White EP Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
I'm linking up with:
Just Add Ink #428..."Colour"challenge Freshly Made Sketches #356 challenge Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x

Sugar Skull Day of the Dead Card

Way back in November 2015 the free cover mount stamp in Craft Stamper magazine was a Sugar Skull stamp design by Darcy Wilkinson and at the time I thought I'd never use it, that is until now ...!  Last year our daughter had her face painted in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead for a Halloween party so this card design was ideal for her birthday this year.

I've coloured the skull with promarkers and inked around the head with a blue distress ink.  Although not quite triple stamping the two corner flowers are using that same technique also coloured with promarkers.   The central aperture panel was then mounted over the skull adding random blue texture with a stamp so as to break up the white.  Finally added some ribbon & jewels die cuts once again coloured with promarkers with glossy accents to highlight the jewels.  The end card is more pretty and flowery than scary!

I've used - 13.5cm sq card blank Neenah ultra smooth solar white card Promarker combinations: (Purple…