Monday, 10 September 2012

Another Simple Card!

You may notice a trend with my Christmas cards this year...
They are all very simplistic and include a lot of white bits! This is quite unusual for me as I usually choose a colour theme (pink, black and silver last year!) and use background paper on each of my cards.
However I think the white works well, especially with the embossing in the background (its snowflakes if you can't tell). It also makes my cards a lot quicker to make.
I need my cards to be quick this year as I was very naughty last year and was making last minute cards up until... Christmas EVE!! I need to be more organised!! (like that will ever happen! lol)
The die cut tree is the Spellbinders Holiday Tree and the Snowflake embossing folder is from Crafts Too. I think the finished card is 5 x 7 as the tree is quite a substantial size.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pirate Bunny

I made this bunny ageees ago, but as you might be able to tell, Im a very bad blogger! lol. I have started to get better though (don't know how long that will last though!)
This bunny was knit using a Debbi Birkin pattern, the booklet has two bunnies in and I NEED to knit them both, I have added the other onto my list of ever growing projects.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

DVD Guardian

Meet my new DVD guardian! He was originally destined to be taken to one of my craft fairs but I couldn't face selling him so he now lives on top of the DVD shelves..... Im going to end up with a house full of knitted toys at this rate!
He was knitted using wool from my stash (so its very gradually getting smaller!) but I substituted the funky fur used in the pattern for foxy wool. If I made another Id use the recommended wool as I had to alter the pattern for the beard and hair to get them in proportion to his head.
He was made using an Alan Dart pattern from Simply Knitting

Friday, 7 September 2012

Memory Box Prim Poppy

Oh yes... we are back to the WHITE cards lol. I think my next card needs to have a bit more colour!
The poppies on this card are made using a Memory Box die which I then coloured using Copic Pens. I think the embossing die was a Crafts Too folder, but I can't remember its name.
The "thinkinhg of you" circle is again from Craftwork Cards and comes in a set like the Christmas ones I used before.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Red Riding Hood

I completly forgot to post my Red Riding Hood from the Ravelinic games! She didn't take that long to knit but took ages to sew together! Mainly because I couldn't get her hair to look right!
I think I finally got it to look ok.. I sewed her hood in place to cover the back of her hair.
The pattern was from Simply Knitting and was designed by Alan Dart.

Because I was part of the Alan Dart team on Ravelry I was entered to win a "medal" and I did!! I recieved the Bronze medal and won an Alan Dart pattern from his website (which he very kindly donated!) It took me ages to decide which pattern I liked, but in the end went for Pippa Pig. Hopefully you will be seeing one knit up very soon.....

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


I forgot to tell you... I FINALLY bought myself a Cuttlebug! I haven't used it too much yet, but you might be able to tell its going to play a big part when making my Christmas Cards.
I LOVE my new dies from Memory Box.
On this card I have used The Deer Trio which has been cut out using glitter card and the country landscpape die has been cut on plain white card.
In order to make the deer look like they were standing on snow I've torn the card to give it a "fluffy" look. I then added some clear glitter glue to give it a bit more definition.
I think the "Christmas Blessings" stamp I used was from Molly Bloom and is stamped in dark grey so that it isn't a massive contrast between the writing and the white of the rest of the card.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I created this card using the new Marianne Christmas tree die. I don't usually make such large cards (this one is 8 x 8!) but the tree looked too large on my usual 6 x 6 cards, and you couldn't see the beautiful backing paper behind it!.
I think the paper is from the Authentique range and was double sided so the pink and the grey sections were both from the same sheet. The presents along the bottom of the card were created using a Martha Stewart Punch.
The ribbon came from my stash and the snowflake charm was from a pack from The Hobby House.
I have to admit I did cheat (slightly!) on this card. I got someobody else to do the distressing around the outside of the tree. I still haven't got the hang of distressing! Mine always looks too dark or I add too much and end up with a much bigger border than I actually wanted. lol. I will have to start practicing I think....

Monday, 3 September 2012

Halloween Witch

I don't normally make Halloween cards but we got some new stamps at work so I had to try one out! I think this one is called Treatin' Witch from Penny Black.

The spider web and spider were created using a Spellbinder die.

I coloured this image using my brand new spectrum noir pens. I now have Promarkers , Copics and them! lol I think I need to stick to just the one pen, however they do seem to work well together. I only have the grey set of spectrum pens so far so used a "gold" promarker and copic skin tones (E000, E00). Im quite please with the results of these pens, apart from on her hair I still can't get it to look realistic.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Beaded Snowflake Card

This card measures 6 x6 inches and was created using the Memory Box die Beaded Snowflake (available from Samuel Taylors)
This is a nice simple and easy card to make! The only thing is... .you need to be careful that you don't lose the little flower from the middle of your snowflake. You only need one and you just add it to the contrast colour snowflake. I have placed the purple snowflake on top and glued it onto the silver snowflake using Pinflair Glue.
I love the greeting at the bottom of the card! These come in packs from Craftwork Cards and contain loads of different messages all on white card with either gold or silver writing. I've got some of these in circles instead of ovals and used them on nearly all my Christmas Cards last year! lol.