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29 October 2015

Snow and Ice

At Christmas I love to do winter scenes. I can almost see myself walking through this snow scene that I've used for this festive card

Its the first fresh snow look, when no one has walked on it, and you are the first :D

I layered it on snowflake vellum, not as easy material to use as I've yet to find a double sided tape that is invisible.

The Marriane snowflake die works so nicely with this image :D

27 October 2015

Christmas Candle Free Art

It's not long until Christmas, so I am offering a couple of festive toppers for free.
I created the two different collages from various elements in my digital collection.

Click on the individual images, for larger version and save onto PC

26 October 2015

More Lilac Flowers

I made this simple card with a design from a Debbi Moore craft CD and cutting dies.

The main cutting die used was from the
Xcut Dies – Flourish Dies set. It is the largest in the set and one that I will probably not get to use as much.
Do like the shape, and works well with gems, big enough to also work with small flower embellishments too
The detail in the topper is lovely, though one I would struggle to do as a 3D sheet due to how the flowers overlap
That lady bird is just a sweet little touch :D

24 October 2015

Winter Lady in Pink

The elegant lady design on this card is by Debbi Moore
With the fur on the outfit, I felt it would be lovely for a winter card.

Again, having to make a simpler card, I looked in my stash for pretty bits to work with the topper

The backing piece, is gold gilded butterflies, had it for ages and finally used it.

And I have a lovely set of butterfly cutting dies -
Marianne D Craftables – Butterfly
that I felt would work lovely with the gilded pattern, especially cut out in gold mirror board.

Simple little card, but really pretty too

22 October 2015

Pretty Lilacs

Lilac and Purple are my favourite colours

In my craft stash I was gifted a set of lovely printed lilac flower toppers, really like the detail of the artwork, has a rubber stamp look to them

Has my hand has been quite sore of late, I've had to think of simpler cards to make, and this is one of those simpler cards.

The tag is one from a set of embossed stickers that I have in my stash
Pretty PO corners, I still have a collection of peel offs that I tend to forget to use now with using cutting dies so much
And the swirl was made with one of the XCut Flourish die set, they are thicker than my other flourish dies, so I find them easier to glue onto a card. Work really well cu out in glitter card :D

19 October 2015

Comfy Cardigan

Sometimes all you need is a warm, comfy cardigan in winter.

I decided that's what I would knit myself, a comfy house cardigan for the cold winter days - that I am sure we'll get in the UK this winter.

I had some lovely pink yarn left and a little bit of the charcoal yarn too. These two shades compliment each other nicely.
I use a free pattern, just slightly altered in how I did the colour bands, but that was due to how much charcoal yarn I had left -
The Free pattern is by Berroco - Helan Cardigan Pattern

This is the back/side view of the cardigan
The garment is big enough to allow layers to go under it, so should help keep me warm

The pattern was nice and simple, little bit of garter stitch for the edges and the reset stocking stitch

Delicate Deer

I love this delicate festive deer design, a set I got from hunkydory

So much small detail n the rest of the topper too, it even gave me ideas for when I am making my own collages with digital art

I got a lovely embossing folder with a craft mag, earlier this year, and decided to use that on mirror board. The detail doesn't show well in the photo, due to mirror board reflecting back in photos
But the detail is lovely and works well on a festive card

The embellishment was made with the
Marianne D Creatables - Pinecones & Branch
die set. This is a lovely cutting die set and quickly becoming one I can use not only for festive cards, but general cards too

I still very much enjoy using cutting dies, they add interest to my cards, and despite being expensive to buy, they do eventually save me money, as I can make lot of my own embellishments :D

17 October 2015

Blue Owl

I made this owl with one of Debbi Moore Designs

The own is kinda cute, with those big button affect eyes :D
I liked the pattern in the body too, a great one for doing in 3D, though for this card I just used a single layered topper

The backing paper is lovely, subtle blue toned larger roses, really like that faded affect

The embellishment was made with a couple of my cutting dies -
Hot off the Press Feather
cArt Us Nesting Dies - Butterflies
I have done blue toned cards for cards for ladies in the past, I think its a lovely colour and nice to use.  Blue isn't just for guys :D

15 October 2015

Holly Christmas

I have a set of stamps that I got some time ago with this design, and I remember having one of the same images in digital form.

So I created my own collage to use on a festive card, then made it into a 3D sheet.

The printing is subtle as I printed out on satin paper, I like the affect of this paper, just a shame that black won't stay on it!

To finish off the card I used two of my poinsettia cutting dies, and painted the pieces with cosmic paints. I combined the larger set with part of a miniature set to give the flower more layers

Marianne D Creatables Poinsettia Miniature
Marianne D Christmas Creatables Poinsettia, Straight

12 October 2015

Lilac Floral

The design on this card is one by Debbi Moore.
A really pretty, delicate floral design, I love the colours.

The original design came as a set of toppers on the craft CD, and eventually I'll get around to making them into 3D sheets

Just a simple embellishment to go with this lovely flower, using Tattered Lace Die Owl Trio, I really like these cute little owls, and the leaf design also comes with that set.

With having an injured hand for weeks, I had got very behind with my cards, and had a few birthdays coming up
So my cards have had to be a bit simpler, my hand is also not fully healed so cutting out is still a problem.

10 October 2015

Floral Bird Free Art

I've made some topper collages and decorative tags for this digital freebie. The toppers and tags are made with various digital elements I have in my collection
Decided to offer the toppers as separate images and the tags together on one sheet.

As always click on Image for larger version, then save to PC.

Just a note to those PC users that don't have a digital editor on their computer, you can download - for free - its called Paint.net. Its a Microsoft digital program that allows users to resize, recolour and apply other affects.
Brilliant for using digital artwork without the expense of getting a more advanced digital editing software :D

Hope crafters enjoy my creative collages

8 October 2015

Pansy Peacock

I've been creative again and been making my own toppers
This one I created from a couple of elements in my digital stash, just love how the peacock works so well with the pansy backing design

I used a lovely embossing folder on the card layer, though only part of the pattern is in view

And the embellishment was made with a couple of my favourite cutting dies, and I used cosmic paints on both the elements.

I love the shades of blue in this card, as a clean, elegant feel

Hot off the Press Feather

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Flowers, Intricate

5 October 2015

Mice and Rabbit at Christmas

I got this lovely House Mouse design as a gift, and been looking forward to using it for this years festive cards

It's so cute, the little rabbit and those ever so cute mice

The 3D design is quite big, so doesn't leave much space on the size of card I normally make for any other embellishments

So I just used Marianne D Creatables Holly Branch cutting die - cut in glitter card - for the embellishment.

I still like using tags on my cards, I have a nice set of tag cutting dies by X Cut. Finding it hard now to get word Peel Offs, so I can see a future when I will have to use my word cutting dies to put sentiments on my cards

3 October 2015

Bright Butterfly

I had a small dufex 3D butterfly design in my stash, one that has been there for a while, probably because I just wasn't sure about the colours

Eventually I have decided to use this design on a card, I knew the colours would need to be very bright and bold to go with the colours in the design

I went for a muted green backing and a vivid green embossed layer :D
Worked better than I expected

The embellishment was made with leaves from one die set, and a lovely flower die set that I have forgotten the name of. It's one that will only cut out in paper, so I tend to have to paint the paper with my cosmic paints to give the flower a bit of strength and to hold its shape

Lovely bright card, and I hope it brightened up the day of the friend I gave it to :D

1 October 2015

Ice Lady

I made this festive card with a Debbi Moore design

This has a lovely fantasy feel and works well printed on satin paper, giving it a subtle effect. I have a big pack of satin printing paper, and do like the subtle affect you get with a printed image. Only fault is that black doesn't seem to take well on the paper, and often comes off.  So I tend to use it mostly for designs with little or no black included.

The embellishment was made with a ribbon and a Marianne D Creatables Skates cutting die.

I do like the boldness of the different shades of blue, and this card could easily work as a winter birthday too