It’s that time of year! Is everyone super busy? It has been very busy in my house, loads of things happening with my 4 kiddos/young adults now!
Today I’m sharing my super simple Christmas Card for Unstampabelles. This card could not be any simplier! A fab die cut in glitter paper mounted onto red card and all added to a square card base. Perfect for that last minute card!
As I am unlikely to post again before the jolly man in the red suit appears I will take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to my followers especially the ones who take the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate my bloggy friends!
This is quite an open theme – it can be about someone colouring your world, or about something colourful in your world or about colour -what is your favorite?
As Christmas is almost here I have made a colourful Christmas card. I die cut 5 trees from bright cardstock and used glitter paper to die cut the sentiment. The trees are finished with a silver die cut star.
TWIST:use a page from a book somewhere in your piece
My page from a book is a page from an old phone directory. We don’t have these anymore, however before the last one went in the recycling I tore out a few pages with the intent on using them on cards or a paper creation of some kind. Well today is the day! I have coupled a piece of the page with a coloured section of some black and white pattern paper to create a “happy new home” card. And that is the story part – or at least the start of a new chapter for someone.
What will you create? What is your story? Join in the challenge here
Popping in to share an update on my latest quilting project.
I started this project with 23 mens business shirts. I used the sleeves of 20 shirts to make 1/2 square triangle blocks. I have used approximately 2/3 of them to make these 16 blocks. I then used 8 shirt backs to back these blocks in quilt as you go style. The next step is to make the sashing and join the blocks.
The batting is 100% cotton not large enough for a quilt without joining so perfect for this style of quilting.
September’s Challenge is : Salutations and Greetings
TWIST stencils in background
The TWIST of a stencilled background is to get you using those stencils laying around in some form or other – or you can make your own stencil and use that to create a background. The background can be in chalk, paint, ink, but we must see the stencilling clearly to make sure it is not a stamp. Some stencils and stamps look so alike. A 3D object made from card that has been stencilled or a scrapbook page or a journal piece….or a card! Whatever direction your creative juices can take you with this is fine.
I made a bunch of stencil backgrounds a little while ago with embossing paste. I have used one as the background for this card. The embossing paste was tinted with ink.
A simple die cut greeting, once in gold foil and once with foam, finished with a few vellum leaves.
Sympathy cards are never nice to make. Sadly this week I had 2 to send as 2 of my friends lost their 90 year old relatives.
ALL ABOUT ME! with the TWIST of using a self portrait BUT the portrait does not have to be a photo! What can you make of that? Remember, it can be a card, a tag, a scrap page, a journal page or a 3D paper thingy! BUT no stamps please!
I decided on a journal cover using Artplorations Wistful face stencil from Stamplorations and some rubons. Are you like me and keep crafty notes and ideas everywhere? I really love the “feel” of a notebook or journal.
I had a few ideas before settling on the stencil. A scrapbook page was ruled out as I’m not a big one for public photos or selfies and you don’t need to be for this challenge.
A recent addiction! the new give it a whirl dies from SU. I know I could probaby do the math and work this out but a die makes it so quick and easy! The spinning reminds me of the cards I received in my childhood.
I paired the dies with Altenew Baby Shower stamp set.
After the cute mice in my last post I am now sharing something a little different!
I randomly stamped the game controls from PTI ages ago until recently I didn’t have the “right” sentiment to finish the card off. I know hard to believe I didn’t have the right sentiment! I used SU Biggest Wish.