Monday, 24 October 2016

Out of this world

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing a kinetic rocket card I have made for my youngest son's birthday in a few weeks.

A couple of weekends ago, we all went to a talk by the astronaut Chris Hadfield. He was such an inspiring man and, ever since, Isaac has been drawing pictures of rockets and space. I'm sure he's going to love this card, made using my favourite Hunkydory Little Dudes collection. This topper set is 'Out of this World'.

To make the card, I cut a 17cm square of printed cardstock and cut a rectangle where I wanted the rocket to go:

I cut a strip of matching card to place behind the rocket so it could be pulled along. I added a 2p coin to the back of the rocket using a foam pad making sure the rocket was in front of the rectangle and the coin behind.  I then added a double layer of foam pads at the back of the card where my strip would move back and forth. 

I attached the card strip to the 2p using super sticky tape and attached the card to a card blank (pre prepared with a silver mirri layer), using foam pads so there was room for the card strip to move freely.

I decorated the front of the card with small toppers and coloured gems. When the rocket is pulled across, it reveals a little alien.

Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comments. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Keeping it clean with Craftwork Cards

Hi everyone. Yesterday was my turn to post on the Craftwork Cards blog. I wrote about the difference between Clean and Simple and Clean and Layered cards.

This is one of my CAS cards:

This is one of my CAL cards:

Both cards use the Christmas Cheer collection.

I really enjoyed writing the post and it really made me think about the labels we give cards. I'd love to know how you would define these two card styles.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today, I really appreciate all the lovely comments.

Cathy x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Let it snow

Hi everyone. I have finally started to really get into Christmas cards. These are a few I have made with the really cute Hunkydory kit Let it Snow, which was free with Crafting with Hunkydory issue 30.

The first card I made was a little circle shaker card. I love the snowglobe effect of this one- perfect for kids.

I made my own circle easel card from a 6x6 card blank then cut another circle from card for the topper.

To create the shaker card, I placed the topper in the centre of the circle and sprinkled some Hunkydory Soft Snowdrift Diamond Sparkle Glitter in the centre. I added Hunkydory Acetate to the back of the topper frame and placed this over the topper using foam pads. I added this to the top part of the circle easel blank.

I then completed the card with a circle of matching cardstock on the bottom of the easel card and made a stopper using a sentiment tag. I finished off with some Hunkydory gems, a bow and a small sentiment.

I also made these cards:

A good start to my Christmas cards and such a cute collection of characters, I think.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today x

Monday, 17 October 2016

A weekend of Christenings

Hi everyone. Life is a real whirlwind at the moment but we have had a lovely weekend catching up with family at the Christening of my cousin's son. This is the card I made:

The image is from the Hunkydory Little Book of Moments and Milestones. I have used a piece of Adorable Scorable card for the backing, which I embossed using a diamond embossing folder. I cut some bunting using scraps of card and some twine and added it with some little green buttons.

My mum also requested a card so I made a 6x6 card using the Hunkydory Christening Day topper set, from the Making Memories kit:

The ribbon and gems are both from Hunkydory too.

It was obviously a weekend for Christenings as I was also asked to make a card for a little girl:

This time I used the pink topper from the Hunkydory set and added some pearls and gingham ribbon. This card is an 8x8- I trimmed the top from the A4 card stock before cutting it to size, so that I could have the Christening wording at the top and bottom.

I hope you all have a lovely week- thank you for visiting and commenting today x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

October SBD at My Besties UK

Hi everyone, today sees a new Same but Different post at My Besties UK. Please pop over to the blog to see the fabulous cards from all the DT and to be in with a chance of winning this digi.

I got to choose the image this month- isn't it cute? It is img706 available to buy here.

I have coloured the image with Copics. Papers and flowers are from the Trimcraft Back to Basics range.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society #102
Color It Create It Show It Off #8

Thanks for visiting today and for your lovely comments.

Monday, 10 October 2016

All the little dudes...

Hi everyone. Since Isaac started school we've started to get lots of party invitations. I've found myself making lots of children's cards again, particularly for little boys.

With this in mind, I bought myself Hunkydory's Little Dudes collection. I've always liked Hunkydory products but sometimes don't buy the large kits as I'm unsure how many of the toppers I'll use. However, this kit is perfect for me, with every topper set working for the age groups I need to make for.

This card was for an eight year old:

I cut a strip from the front of the card to expose the inside, where I added an extra topper strip.

My second was for a five year old and is simple but fun:

More birthdays are coming up this month, so I'm sure this kit is going to be a good buy!

Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comments.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A Krafty Christmas

Hi everyone. I told you that I loved the Craftwork Cards Frozen Forest collection so much that I wanted to keep making cards with it, so here are 3 more I have made.

I’ve added them to the Craftwork Cards blog too, for a post about using kraft card with the collection. I used to be quite unsure about kraft card as I am a neat and tidy kind of girl- so wanted to show how effective its use can be.

Although this is a Christmas collection, all of these cards would be equally good for a winter birthday, as there is no mention of Christmas anywhere. I have to say the owl paper is my absolute favourite part of the collection, but it’s all so beautiful.

Thank you for visiting today and for all your lovely comments.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Frozen Forest

Hi everyone. Yesterday saw two Craftwork Cards shows on Create and Craft TV. I was very lucky to be sent some beautiful embossed card blanks and the main collection to create some samples. Here are a few of my samples- I just love this collection and could have kept going. At least I have lots left to make more Christmas cards.

On both shows, one of my samples was shown in detail. I had used Faded Denim Distress Ink to bring out the snowflakes on the card. It was very gratifying to see Dean and Clare discussing my card. Here's a very close up picture!

This week will see lots of crafting as I have lots of card orders to make. I'm also busy with tutoring but really looking forward to catching up with some friends too.

Hope you all have a great week, thank you for commenting today x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Halloween at My Besties UK

Hi everyone. Sorry I've been absent from blogland this week- it's been a tough one. I will try to find some time to visit you all this weekend.

Shockingly it's already the 1st October so it's time for a new challenge at My Besties UK. Our theme is Halloween and this is my card:

The image is Heide Halloween available here. Papers are Graphic 45.

Hope you can pop over to the blog to check out the fabulous cards the DT have created. I also look forward to seeing some My Bestie Halloween entries from you all.

Thanks for visiting today and for your lovely comments.