Sunday 28 December 2014

Clarity Stamps December Challenge

Hi, hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Here is my card design for the current Clarity Stamps Challenge - TREES (still in a Christmas mood)

I used a tree scape stamp, "Forest Ridge" and added in some extras with trees from "In the Bleak Mid Winter Carol" set and the Christmas remountables set for more trees and the santa sleigh.

The sentiment "Christmas Greetings" is one of the first Clarity stamps I purchased from a smallish craft fair locally, when to my good fortune, Barbara was demonstrating and I was captivated.

There was a lot of ink in the background to colour the sky, added with Clarity stencil brushes. a moon mask, and shadows on the snow. Mounted up on a dark blue mat.

My photograph is not showing the shadows too clearly, and the sky is looking a little washed out too, which is a shame.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my card design.

Kathy xx

Sunday 14 December 2014

Waltzingmouse December PJ Party

Hi, these are my cards for the December Waltingmouse PJ Party,

First is my card using older Christmas Stamp sets

I used Festive Foliage for the holly spray, Very Vintage Christmas set for the red frame, Seasons of Love for the sentiment, the heart stamp from Nordic Winter, Sewing Box Christmas for the bauble with the red stamp again from Nordic Winter. I added a bit of bling in the centre of the bauble.

My second card is for the sketch

I used the new sets of stamps, and this photograph as colour inspiration

Old Country Roses and Vintage Postcards, With Love came from Gift Card It.
The background has die cuts from Tattered Lace, aiming for the appearance of vintage lace.

I thought that a co-ordingated tag would be a great addition
Taking elements from my main card, I made a double faux stitched tag using the Old Country Roses stamp set.

I have just tried out an idea for the tree decorations, using three circles and scoring them before sticking together.

Stamped with Jolly Old Elf and a sprig of holly added.

This one is stamped with Around Chrismastime.

This photo is from a differnet angle to show how the circles join together, using different stamps on each side.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my cards.
If you are a Waltzingmouse Fanatic, check out the Challenge Blog we have an "Anything Goes" challenge, using Waltzingmouse Stamps. Plenty of time to create your card and enter.

Kathy xx

Saturday 13 December 2014

Last Ever Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge...

Hi, this is the last Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge. Sadly.

I have made a co-ordinated Christmas Card and Tag.

Using Jolly Old Elf for the stockings and 'Tis the Seasona and Folk Art Christmas for the Sentiments. With Pinstripe Background for the large faux stitched tag. Doubled up with the medium tag, using an idea on Claire's Waltzingmouse Blog, for a double tag.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my card.

Don't forget to add your Waltzingmouse Stamp design to the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog and be in with the chance of winning. Claire Brennan, designer and owner of Waltzingmouse Stamps, is offering a £20 prize voucher for the winner of this challenge.  The voucher is valid to March 2015 and is for use at the Waltzingmouse Stamps online store.  In order to be considered for the winner or top three you must use at least ONE Waltzingmouse stamp, sentiment or digi on your project.

Looking forward to seeing your designs.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy Crafting New Year.

Kathy xx