Saturday, 30 November 2019

Final Scraps Card

Just before I show you the final scrap card that I made, I am going to share a few pictures.

The first is the scrap pile before I started using the scraps (there were a couple more papers added after this photograph too)



The second photo is the scrap pile this morning - still a few scraps left but now the pile is basically single layer:





These are the A-Frame card and Scraplet cards that didn't get completed:




And also the Gift Cards not yet completed - at least they are part completed if I find I need more gift cards at the last minute.



After I took this photo, I created another gift card using the one on the bottom left.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (bauble)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/11/pinspirational-challenge-252-favs-of.html

Merry Christmas

This week's optional theme at CHNC is Things With Wings.


I have used scraps from cards that I have been creating in November for the various panel pieces in the sketch.  I also added some glitter ribbon as one of the elements.  The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I also inked the edges of th image with Distress Ink.

I followed the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

I would like to enter:
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/stella-says-sketch-720.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - W is for Wings
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-26-w.html

Merry Christmas Happy New Year

I took a photo of my remaining scraps this morning and then found this one which had the scraps attached but that is as far as it had got.  I decided that I would at least get this one completed



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have used scraps from cards made for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.  The joins on the scraps have been covered with silver Peelcraft border stickers.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.  I also added some Glossy Accents to the puddings to the glaze.  The final addition was some stars to match the Peelcraft border stickers.

Present Gift Card

I have a few more cards to upload before the month of November ends.  Here is the first one:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have some scrap pieces left over from cards created during November for the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  I used a pre-coloured image from Beccy's Place which can be found here.

I added some glitter to the ribbon with some Wink Of Stella.  Matting is red cardstock.  I added a present sticker as well as a star sticker.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Season's Greetings

I like the idea of using non-Christmas images for Christmas cards.  I had a bit of a play with a few images during November.  Some worked - and some didn't.   I'm sure if I looked through more of Beccy's images, I would find more images that work for Christmas.

Here is the front of the card:


And opened to show the greeting panel on the inside:


and after lifting the greeting panel to show the hidden pocket underneath.  Great for giving giftcards such as the iTunes one shown in the photo below:


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Do What You Love
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-30-do-what-you-love.html

I used various Christmas papers from paper pads.  The image is a free image called Nell on A Bicycle from Beccy's Place.  I added a sentiment from Beccy's Place and three poinsettia embellishments that were die-cut.

Warmest Wishes

I made this background earlier in the month for this card but hadn't got around to completing the card until the last minute.  It has been a hectic month.



I would like to enter:
Carlin's Map Paradise - Christmas with a handmade background
https://carlinskaartenparadijs.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-16-november.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - H is for
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-9-h.html

My "H" item is:
Holly - image from Beccy's Place

At the beginning of November, I went to a craft fair and purchased a Gelli Plate.  I hadn't had a chance to have a play with it as I was working through the alphabet with Beccy's Month Of Holiday Cards challenge.  As I needed to create a background for the challenge at Carlin's Map Paradise, I decided it was time to have a play.  I am quite pleased with the result and will definitely create some more backgrounds as time permits.

Stanley Claus

I love making cards with interesting card folds so today's card is one that I haven't used during the month of November.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Do What You Love
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-30-do-what-you-love.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - November Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/11/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have followed a tutorial for a Cascade Card from Beccy's Place.  The tutorial can be found here.

The image is also from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and Kindy Glitz.  I inked the edges of the image with Distress Ink.  The papers are from a Christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft. 

Merry and Bright

I was chatting to my daughter over Skype while I was making this card so I was getting her input.  She chose the colour for the ribbon on the bell as I couldn't decide what colour I wanted to use.  It turned out being a good choice as it works well with the washi tape.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for Scraplet Card
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html

I have used a scrap piece leftover from another card that I created for the Month Of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place. I added a piece of washi tape.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella. 

Joy

I kept this one relatively simple as I like the contrast between the darker background and the blue.  I did add some Wink Of Stella to the bauble though.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (bauble)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/11/pinspirational-challenge-252-favs-of.html

I have used some more scraps from cards made for Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards during November.  The image is a pre-coloured image from Beccy's Place.

Snowman Sketch

I love how sketches enable me to use up some of my larger scraps.  This one is a good example:



I would like to enter:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2019/11/a-sweet-sketch-or-2-for-november.html
CCC Digital - Christmas
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-109-christmas.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for Snowman and Sketch
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Snowman
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2019/11/cic483-paper-shelter.html

I have used some more of my scraps from the Month Of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  The snowman is from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink of Stella and Kindy Glitz.   I also used some olive cardstock left over from my second X-Fold card for matting.   The other items I used was washi tape and white glitter foam snowflake embellishments.

Here is the sketch that I followed:

Blast From The Past

Although this is an older image from The Paper Shelter and I've had it for some time, I hadn't really used it that many times.  This challenge was a great opportunity to create with it again - but this time the pre-coloured version.



I would like to enter:
The Paper Shelter - Blast From The Past
https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-408-blast-from-past.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have used some scraps from cards created in November for the Month Of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  The image is a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter.  I added a bit of Kindy Glitz to the image.  The sentiment says "AirMail" and is on silicon - I have a few of these and hadn't got around to using them until this month.

Believe In Magic

During November, I have made not just one X-Fold card - but two. 







I would like to enter:
Butterfly Challenge - X is for
https://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/133-spin-wheel-with-x-for-guess-who.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - X is for X-Fold Card
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-27-x.html
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-11-anything-goes-and-winners.html

I made a X-Fold card for the Month Of Holiday Cards challenge at Beccy's Place.  Then a few days later the prompt for the Butterfly Challenge came out as X as well.  Since I had just completed one, I decided to create another one while the construction method was fresh in my mind.

I have used images from Beccy's Place, Limited Runs, Bugaboo, Melonheadz and QKR Stampede for this card (I've listed source in the order that they appear above).  All the sentiments except the last one are from Beccy's Place.  The last sentiment is from QKR Stampede.

I used a combination of red and green pre-embossed cardstock for the images and sentiment panels.  The triangular panels are patterned paper from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I embellished the triangular panels with christmas tree and christmas present stickers.

I added a big ribbon that I purchased from one of the Japanese Dollar Stores that we have in NZ.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Joy Of The Season

This christmas card is a bit of a mixed colour scheme - some traditional some definitely not.  The dominant colours are non-traditional though.




I would like to enter:
Createful Heart Designs - Anything Goes
http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/2019/11/welcome-to-challenge-14-anything-goes.html
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/sketch-challenge-november-27-december-11
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - C is for Christmas and Cat
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-3-c.html

The papers used are all scraps from other cards made during the month of November for the Month Of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  The image is from Createful Heart Designs.  Colouring is with copic markers.   I added a sentiment tag and a button from a Teresa Collins embellishment sheet.



Foxy Christmas

This sketch was perfect for using up some of my scraps from this month's cards:



I would like to enter:
Creative Sketchy Girls - Sketch
http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-42.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - F is for Fox
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-7-f.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - November
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/11/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html


I have created a background using acrylic paints and my gelli plate I bough recently.  The brayer that I used to spread the paint has a pattern on it which comes through a little on the background.  The image is from Oddball Art Company.  The papers are scraps from other cards made in November for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.  I bordered the layers with Peelcraft Stickers and then matted the image with gold metallic paper.

I followed the sketch at Creative Sketchy Girls.

Holly Jolly Christmas

This is my second card this month using a non-holiday image called Rose Fairy.  Goodness knows how I managed to print it out twice!  I must have known something as it is the perfect size for a scraplet card using up some more of my scraps.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for Scraplet Card
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html

The Rose Fairy image is from Beccy's Place

Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella. 

I also added three stars.  Matting is another piece of scrap.

Wombat Gift Card

Another of my little gift cards - not many more to do now.  The paper on the left is from my Z card which I posted earlier today.


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have used scraps from other cards creating during the month of November for Beccy's Place Month Of HolidayCards.  The wombat is a pre-coloured image from Beccy's Place and can be found here.  I added some colour to the image following the tutorial which can be found here.  I also added three little stars to co-ordinate with the stars he is holding.

Have A Bonza Christmas

For the letter Z, I have made a Z fold card - the double version.  I like the extra space that I have to work with on the double version.  I was also inspired by zoo - Taronga Zoo in Sydney to be specific.  I visited many years ago and probably saw alot of animals but can only remember seeing the kangaroo and koala.




I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Z is for
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-29-z.html

My "Z" items are:
Z-Fold Card Double - tutorial from Beccy's Place can be found here
Zoo Animals - Images and sentiment from Beccy's Place can be found here
Zaffre (Colour)
Zinnwaldite Brown (colour)

I made this card earlier in the month - the scraps from this card have been appearing on some of my scrap cards!  The paper is from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Colouring is with copic markers.  I also added some ric-rac ribbon sticker and some little blue rhinestones.

Softly, Softly, Falls The Snow

Another card using up some more of my scraps.  I am really pleased with how well these scraps went together.

Here is the before picture:


And here it is after adding embellishments, image and sentiment:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html
CHNC Patterned Paper - November Challenge
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/11/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html

I have used scraps from other cards for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The snowflake are a lightweight fabric - I bought these a long time ago and wish now that I had bought more of them as I have very few left now.

Snowman

I'm back to creating scraplet cards today.  I am gradually using up my November scraps - we just won't mention any other months this year!


I would like to enter:
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-164.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for Scraplet Card and Snowman
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html
Cupcake Inspirations - Snowman
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2019/11/cic483-paper-shelter.html

I have used a scrap from another card for this card.  The image is from Pattie's Creations and the sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  I have followed a tutorial for a Scraplet Card from Beccy's Place.  Coloring is with Copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.   I also dotted some bling around the scraplet card.

Christmas

I am really getting through my little gift cards now - although I still could do with a few more.  



I would like to enter:
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Christmas
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/friday-color/forum/topics/festive-fridays-15th-november-november-28th-2019
Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards - C is for Candle
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-3-c.html

I have used scraps from other cards made for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.  I brought the red and green from the image into the card by adding some red washi tape (which kind of matches one of the scraps) and a green sentiment embellishment.  The image is from Anne's Digital Art and I raised up the image with some mount tape.   Colouring is with copic markers.

Nutcracker Gift Card

Another of my little Gift Cards using up some more of my scraps.  I found this Nutcracker a little mate!



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have used scraps from other cards made for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.  I added a Nutcracker sticker to this one as well - I felt the Nutcracker needed a mate!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

You're One Cool Dude

This was by far the most time consuming card of the alphabet.  Considering I spent a fair bit of the month trying to come up with how to get a "Y Fold" card to work!  And then Beccy comes up with Yo-Yo Spinner card right at the last minute - which might have saved me some time.  I was too far down the track with trying to figure this out though to give up.  Here is what I came up with:

Firstly, the closed card:

 
 and with the card opened, it turns into a Y shape:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Y is for
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-28-y.html
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-104.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (bauble)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/11/pinspirational-challenge-252-favs-of.html

My "Y" items are:
Yodelling Koala - image from Beccy's Place can be found here
You're one Cool Dude - sentiment from Beccy's Place (Eskimo Kisses)
Y-Fold Card (made that one up myself)
Yellow (copic colour)
Yellow Fluorite (copic colour)
Yellow Green (copic colour)
Yellowish Green (copic colour)
Yellowish Skin Pink (copic colour)
Yellowish Beige (copic colour)
Yellowish Shade (copic colour)
Yellow Ochre (copic colour)

I also added the following from Beccy's Place:
Have A Bonza Christmas - sentiment can be found here
Festive Baubles - image can be found here.
Christmas Music Makes Me Happy - sentiment can be found here

The paper is a digital paper from Lozzy.  Colouring is with copic markers listed above along with some Kindy Glitz.  I also added a "stand" to the back of the card to help it stand up better when open.







Gold Bell Gift Card

If I continue with my current rate of progress, I might managed to get all my gift card/tags completed by the end of November as well as almost depleting my scraps pile.  Only a couple of days to do that though!



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have used green coloured scraps from card made for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards Challenge.  I used a pre-coloured image from Beccy's Place which I added colour to following the tutorial here.  I also inked around the edges of the image with Distress Ink and added an embellishment.

Glory to The Newborn King

Every year, I end up printing out images that I don't end up using.  Usually because I have printed them the wrong size for the card fold that I am using.  Sometimes I print them too close to the side or top of the cardstock and can't cut out the shape that I need. 

This year, as well as using up my scraps of patterned paper, I am endeavouring to use as many of those printed images and sentiments as I can.  This card uses paper scraps, an image I printed the wrong size and a sentiment I printed out and then decided against using.

 
 While you can still see the layout of the scraps, the look is so different once an image, sentiment and embellishments are added:



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

Colouring is with copic markers and Wink Of Stella.

Peace On Earth

With some of my bigger scraps, I have created Scraplet Cards.   They are a good way to use some of my larger scraps.



I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html

My S items are:
Scraplet Card - tutorial from Beccy's Place which can be found here
Shepherd - image and sentiment from Beccy's Place which can be found here

Colouring is with copic markers.

Blue Baubles Gift Card

I have another gift card to share.  This time as well as adding some Wink Of Stella to the baubles and the candle flames, I also blinged up the background.




I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html
PINspirational Challenge - photo inspiration (baubles)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/11/pinspirational-challenge-252-favs-of.html

I have used scraps from cards made for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.  The image is a pre-coloured image from Beccy's Place


Wintertime

I am gradually getting some gift cards made.  These are little cards that I attach to the christmas presents with the recipients name on them.  Folded they are 8cm x 8cm so a small size to work with.  The backgrounds are made using up smaller scraps.


I would like to enter:
Fabrika Fantasy - Wintertime
http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-36-wintertime.html#more
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for Snow, Squirrel and Snowflakes
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html

I have used scraps from cards made for the Month Of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place.  The image is a pre-coloured image from Fabrika Fantasy.  I added some Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz to the image to give a bit more twinkle.  Matting is blue textured cardstock.  I also added some white glitter foam snowflakes to the corners - small on one diagonal and large on the other diagonal.

Snow Much Fun

I am really liking the scale of the Scraplet cards that I have made this month.  Here is another one, using up some more of my scraps.



I would like to enter:
Star Stampz - Christmas
http://starstampz.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-4-christmas.html
Creative Knockouts - Snow Much Fun
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/2019/11/325-snow-much-fun-star-stampz.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - S is for
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-22-s.html

I have followed a tutorial for Scraplet Cards at Beccy's Place.

I used a scrap piece of patterned paper.  The image is from Star Stampz and the sentiment is from Beccy's Place.  Colouring is with copic markers, Wink Of Stella and Kindy Glitz.  I added some sparkly white foam snowflakes as embellishments.  The matting is also scraps from cards made this month for Beccy's Place Month Of Holiday Cards.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

'Tis The Season

I am on a bit of a roll with Christmas cards this month so when I saw a challenge with "Make your own embellishment", I immediately thought of a layered poinsettia.



I would like to enter:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/11/qkr-stampede-challenge-373.html
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - Twisted Easel
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-for-november-21-27-the-twist-is
CRAFT Challenge - Make Own Embellishment (poinsettia)
https://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-536-21st-of-november-make.html
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - T is for Twisted Easel Card
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-23-t.html

I have followed a tutorial for a Twisted Easel card from Beccy's Place.  The image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  Colouring is with copic markers.  The poinsettias have been diecut from three different colours and then layered together.  I also added some washi tape under the image.

Oh Deer, Christmas Is Here

This one is a bit picture heavy as there are so many different views of this card.  Every image that I used has an X in it somewhere!

This first one is the outside of the card:
 
 The remainder are when the card is opened - showing the different angles:





I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Cards - X is for
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-27-x.html

My "X" items are:
X-Fold card - tutorial from Beccy's Place can be found here
X on buttons on candle and candy cane images - images from Beccy's Place can be found here.
X on collar of reindeer - image and sentiment from Beccy's Place can be found here.
X on bottom button on snowman - free image from Beccy's Place can be found here
X on buttons on gingerbread man - free image from Beccy's Place can be found here
Xylphone (colour)
Xanadu (colour)
Xiketic (colour)
Xanthic (colour)

I also added the following additional sentiments from Beccy's Place.
Margie's Christmas Freebie - can be found here
Gingerbread - can be found here

I embellished with some stickers.  Papers and embossed cardstock are from Christmas paper pads.

Singing Koalas

I remember many years ago going to Taronga Zoo in Australia and seeing koalas close up.  Those ones weren't singing though!  These lovely ones are belting out some great Christmas songs:


I would like to enter:
Beccy's Place - Month Of Holiday Card - Use Scraps
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2019/11/day-21-use-scraps.html

I have used up some more of my smaller scraps for this card.  I also added a strip of washi tape.  I added some colour to the image following this tutorial and some polychromos pencils.  I matted with some silver cardstock left over from a card made this month.  To finish, I added some half-pearls to the corners.