Friday, 21 December 2018

Merry Christmas - Owl in Silhouette card - Day 355 of my 365 day challenge

Merry Christmas - Owl in Silhouette card - 
Day 355 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I thought I would make a slightly different (non festive) Christmas card for day 355 of my challenge - this time using an image I cut out using my Brother Scan n Cut on a hand coloured background.


How I made this card:-
  • I found this image of an owl (not sure where I found it) and imported it into my Brother Scan n Cut Canvas Workspace and resized it to the one I wanted (approx 3.5" x 3") and then moved it to my machine and cut it out in black card.
  • I coloured a piece of white linen effect with Orange, Yellow and Red dye based/distress inks to create a sunrise/sunset background. I then trimmed it to 4.5" x 5" and glued it to a slightly larger black piece of card.
  • I cut a strip of Orange and White spotty paper (approximately 1" wide and 7" wide) and glued it to a slightly wider piece of black card.
  • I then glued it to the centre of a 7" x 5" white card (tent fold style).
  • As I wanted the card to be slightly different, I took a 7" envelope and measured where I could stick the topper on the card and stuck it on in the middle of the card, making sure I hadn't glued the whole back of course!
  • I then cut out the Merry Christmas sentiment using a Tattered Lace die and some black card and stuck it to the bottom left hand corner of the topper.

And there you are a slightly different Christmas card using my Brother Scan n Cut, some dye based inks and a die!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" x 5" white card with a 7" envelope
  • Owl image 
  • Merry Christmas Die from Tattered Lace
  • White Card
  • Black Card
  • Orange and White spotty paper (from 8" paper pad from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps)
  • Orange, Red and Yellow dye based/distress inks
  • PVA glue - Connect Glue from Gina K, Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Fun Snowmen With Love at Christmas DL card - Day 354 of my 365 day challenge

Fun Snowmen With Love at Christmas DL card - 
Day 354 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Another Snowman card for day 354 of my challenge - this time a fun DL card using stamps and alcohol markers!


How I made this card:-
  • I first of all stamped the snowman image out on to some white stamping card - the stamp is from Woodware. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to do this as I was going to use alcohol markers.
  • I then coloured them in using orange, yellow, blue, turquoise and grey - trying to tone them in to give some dimension.
  • I then trimmed it to fit a panel of copper paper which would fit a DL white card and attached them both using PVA glue.
  • I glued them both to the front of the card again using PVA glue, leaving a narrow border around it.
  • I then stamped the pennant frame out using the Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the With Love at Christmas sentiment in the centre of it. 
  • I cut around the frame leaving a narrow border and attached it to the bottom of the card using foam pads.

And there you are a fun Christmas card using just alcohol markers and some stamps!


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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • DL white card with envelope
  • Fun Snowmen panel Stamp set from Woodware 
  • With love at Christmas Stamp from Apple Blossom I think
  • White Card
  • Copper paper
  • Greys, Pinks, Orange, Red and Blue alcohol markers
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • PVA glue - Connect Glue from Gina K, Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Foam pads

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Snowman aperture Happy Christmas card - Day 353 of my 365 day challenge

Snowman aperture Happy Christmas card -
 Day 353 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a fun one using stamps from the Raymond Briggs Snowman collection which Create & Craft have brought out.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all stamped the front of a white circle aperture card using a selection of the stamps (Hare, Christmas Tree and Snowflake) from the Snowman collection that Create & Craft brought out recently.
  • I coloured the Hare with a purple alcohol marker and the tree with a green one. 
  • I also added some light green grass to the bottom of the card.
  • Meanwhile, I coloured some white cardstock with some pink and yellow watercolour paints to create a sunrise and let it dry.
  • I stamped the Snowman and his friend out on to white stamping card and coloured it in using alcohol markers (using Tuxedo Black Memento ink as it works with them).
  • I placed the sunrise scene behind one of the flaps of an A6 Trifold card (making sure it was in the right place) and stuck it down.
  • Using foam pads, I then added the Snowman topper to the middle of the aperture.
  • Finally, I stamped out the Happy Christmas sentiment again using the Memento ink on to some white card, cut it out and stuck it to the top of the card.

And there you are a fun Christmas card using just dies, alcohol markers and some stamps!


Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • A6 white Circle Aperture card with envelope
  • The Snowman (Raymond Briggs) Stamp collection (from Create & Craft)
  • White Card
  • Pinks, reds and yellow watercolour paints
  • Greys, Pinks, Greens, Red and Blue alcohol markers
  • PVA glue - Connect Glue from Gina K, Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Foam pads

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Snowman Happy Christmas card - Day 352 of my 365 day challenge

Snowman Happy Christmas card - 
Day 352 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well not much longer till Christmas time and this is a quick and easy card using an older Tattered Lace die along with some circle ones, some peel off stickers and a sentiment....


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the Tattered Lace Snowman die in white card.
  • I then cut out 3 circles (with ornate edges) - one in Black, one in Kraft and the smallest one out of red and white spotty paper.
  • I stuck them on top of each other using PVA glue and then attached them to the front of a 5" white card again using PVA glue.
  • Using Midas Touch Sticky dots, I then stuck the Snowman on.
  • I placed 3 Peel Off Sticker parcels on to some white card and coloured them in using alcohol markers - you can of course use any colours you like!
  • I then attached them on top of each other to the left of the Snowman, this time using a tape pen.
  • I cut out the Happy Christmas sentiment out in Gold Mirri card and stuck it to the bottom right hand corner again using PVA glue.
  • Finally, I used alternate Ebony Black, Strawberry Coulis and Orange Marmalade Nuvo Drops to add some colour to the top of the card.

And there you are a fun Christmas card using just dies, alcohol markers and some Mirri card.


Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 5" white card with envelope from Create & Craft's Core collection
  • Cute Snowman Tattered Lace Die
  • Happy Christmas sentiment stamp
  • White Card
  • Black card
  • Red & White spotty paper
  • Parcel Peel Off Stickers from Craft Creations
  • Gold Mirri card
  • Greys, Pinks, Greens, Red and Blue alcohol markers
  • Orange Marmalade, Ebony Black and Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
  • PVA glue - Connect Glue from Gina K, Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Midas Touch sticky dots
  • Tape pen

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Monday, 17 December 2018

Cute mouse on bauble Sending Love at Christmas card - Day 351 of my 365 day challenge

Cute mouse on bauble Sending Love at Christmas card - 
Day 351 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts

Today's card (day 351 of my challenge) is one I have made using a form of paper piecing, die cuts and alcohol markers.


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the cute Mouse  on a bauble 3 times -  once in White card, another in Gold Mirri and the last one in Green Mirri.
  • I then snipped the Green die-cut so that I could glue the bauble parts (the top, middle and bottom) on to the gold one leaving parts of it showing.
  • I then coloured in the mouse itself using Grey, Pink, Red, Green and blue alcohol markers (Prism pens this time) and cut it so that only the mouse was remaining - I then glued that to the gold topper using PVA glue.
  • I stuck the whole topper on to the front of a 6" black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft's Core Collection) again using PVA glue.
  • I had this sentiment  left over from Craftwork Cards  Year of Sentiments pad and added it to the bottom of the card lifting it up with some foam pads.
  • Finally, I added some Orange Marmalade Nuvo Drops to each side of the card and left them to dry as they become transluscent.

And there you are a fun Christmas card using just dies, alcohol markers and some Mirri card.


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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" Black card with envelope from Create & Craft's Core collection
  • Cute mouse on bauble Tattered Lace Die
  • Sending Love at Christmas sentiment from Craftwork Cards Year of Sentiments pad
  • White Card
  • Green Mirri card
  • Gold Mirri card
  • Greys, Pinks, Greens, Red and Blue alcohol markers
  • Orange Marmalade Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
  • PVA glue - Connect Glue from Gina K, Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Foam pads

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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Cute Critters, Parcel and Christmas pudding mini cards - Day 350 of my 365 day challenge

Cute Critters, Parcel and Christmas pudding mini cards - 
Day 350 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's makes for day 350 of my 365 day challenge are 3 mini (3in) cards that could be used as gift tags too...


How I made these cards:-
  • Card One (Pudding) - I cut out the Christmas Pudding die (Tonic Studios) from Kraft card and backed it on to some white so that I could colour in the Holly leaves using green alcohol markers.  I left the icing as it was. I then glued it to a 3" white card using PVA glue and stamped the Happy Christmas sentiment just underneath it using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Finally, I used some Strawberry Coulis Nuvo drops (again from Tonic Studios) to add the berries.
  • Card Two (Cute Critters) - For this one, I created a sky background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean and Broken China) on to some white stamping card and cut a circle out using a Tattered Lace die. I then stamped the cute Critters image (from Lawn Fawn) out using Tuxedo Black ink (from Memento) and coloured them in using Brown shades of Prism alcohol markers. I also used two of their blue pens to colour in the scarf. I then stamped the Santa and Sleigh at the top of the circle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally, I used the co-ordinating die to cut it out and attached it to the background with foam pads - which I had previously stuck it on to the front of another 3" white card using PVA glue.
  • Card Three (Parcel) - For the final card, I cut out the parcel (Tonic Studios die) out of black card and stuck it to some card which I had previously painted with bright colours. I glued it to another 3" card using PVA glue and then stamped the Christmas Wishes sentiment out using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Finally, I added 3 drops of Orange Marmalade Nuvo drops on the top left hand corner.

And there you are some simple but effective Christmas cards using just dies, alcohol markers, watercolour paints and stamps.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 3" White cards with envelopes
  • Lawn Fawn Cute Critters dies and stamps co-ordinating set
  • Tonic Studios Parcel die
  • Tonic Studios Christmas Pudding die
  • Tattered Lace circle die 
  • Happy Christmas and Christmas Wishes sentiment stamps
  • Father Christmas and sleigh stamp 
  • Black Card
  • White Card
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints
  • Browns, reds, blue alcohol markers
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Strawberry Coulis and Orange Marmalade Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
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Friday, 14 December 2018

Father Christmas & Rudolph on starry background card - Day 348 of my 365 day challenge

Father Christmas & Rudolph on starry background card - 
Day 348 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Once again I have used a couple of stamps, some alcohol markers, watercolour paints to make this fun Christmas card for day 34


How I made this card:-

  • I stamped the Father Christmas and Rudolph (from a Sweet Dixie stamp collection) on to some white stamping card using Tuxedo Black ink.
  • I coloured both in using red, black, brown and black alcohol markers with a flesh colour one for his face and a grey for his beard and the fur.
  • I had previously coloured the night scene using a mix of watercolour paints and then, when it was dry, I used a Lawn Fawn starry background die and cut the panel out.
  • I also stamped a couple of Christmas trees on either side of the panel using the Tuxedo Black ink.
  • I then edged it with a black alcohol marker and stuck it on to a slightly larger panel of blue paper and then added that on to the starry panel (which is the reverse of the blue) using PVA glue.
  • I randomly cut two pieces of white card to look like snow drifts (you can use actual dies for this but didn't have one to hand) and placed them on the card and coloured the edges in a light blue/grey ink.
  • I used the PVA glue to attach the whole panel on to the front of a 7" x 5" white card which I turned on its' side to create a tent fold card.
  • I then placed the Father Christmas on to the card using foam pads to give it some dimension and used a white Gel pen to add some stars.
  • I had the star (I think it was a flower or something like that) from a previous project and thought it would make a good addition so stuck it on using PVA glue.
  • Finally, I stamped out the Happy Christmas sentiment (from a Chloe set) again using the Tuxedo Black ink on to a circle of white card, edged it with a blue ink and added it to the card using foam pads.
And there you are a very simple but effective Christmas card using just alcohol markers, a couple of stamps and some ink.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" x 5" White card with envelope
  • Father Christmas and Rudolph Stamp from Sweet Dixie
  • Christmas Tree stamp (any will do)
  • Happy Christmas sentiment stamp from Chloe
  • Starry paper (with blue on the reverse) from 8" paper pad from Hunkydory
  • White Card
  • Black, Browns, reds, grey, flesh colour and blue alcohol markers
  • Cornflower Blue Reaction inks from Rare Earth
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • White Gel pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer or Connect Glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Make a Wish This Christmas (Robin on branch) card - Day 347 of my 365 day challenge

Make a Wish This Christmas (Robin on branch) card - 
Day 347 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

This is a really quick and easy card that I made last night - I have had various Pro marker alcohol pens for ages and wanted to see if they had dried out - but even though I bought them at least 6 or 7 years ago, most of them worked brilliantly!


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all stamped the Robin (Rockin Robin from Sweet Dixie) on to some white stamping card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • I then used a selection of brown shades of Pro Marker pens to colour in the Robin - the way the stamp has been produced makes it easier to see where the shading should go.
  • I then coloured in its' breast and berries in red, two shades of green for the holly and the brown again for the twigs and branches.
  • Once I was happy with the shading, I then used some Cornflower blue Rare Earth Reaction ink (what was left on my dauber) to add some colour to the surrounding areas.
  • I then used the Mat die from Paper Boutique's Little Things Mean a Lot collection to cut around the design and edged it in a bright blue alcohol marker (this time a Spectrum Noir one). 
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment, Make a Wish This Christmas directly on to the topper as I thought it relevant - this came from For The Love of Stamps A Christmas Wish set.
  • I then used some PVA glue to attach it to the front of a 6" black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft's Core Collection.

And there you are a very simple but effective Christmas card using just alcohol markers, a couple of stamps and some ink.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6"  Black Pearlescent card with envelope
  • Rockin Robin Stamp from Sweet Dixie
  • Make a wish sentiment stamp from A Christmas Wish set from For The Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • White Card
  • Browns, reds and greens Pro markers 
  • Bright Blue alcohol marker
  • Cornflower Blue Reaction inks from Rare Earth
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer or Connect Glue from Gina K
So if you think this sounds interesting then why not:-

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Christmas Bells & Christmas Owls square cards - Day 346 of my 365 day challenge

Christmas Bells & Christmas Owls square cards - 
Day 346 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Less than 2 weeks to go now until Christmas, I thought I would show how to make these two cards which are easy to make.


How I made these cards:-

  • Christmas Bells -  I first of all painted the orange background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colour paints and cut it out using a Tattered Lace square die once it was dry.
  • I then cut the Christmas Bells (again a Tattered Lace die) out of black card.
  • Before adding the background layer, I stamped the snowflake image in various places on a 6" white scalloped edge card using Tuxedo Black ink and again on the orange background using Versamark and Pure White embossing powder which I heat set.
  • I attached the background layer on to the front of the card using PVA glue and then added the Christmas Bells with the same glue.
  • The Happy Christmas sentiment is one from a Tonic Studios Stamp collection and I stamped it out using Versafine Onyx Black ink on to some white stamping card.
  • I trimmed it to fit, edged it with red alcohol marker and attached it to the bottom of the card.
  • Finally, I used some Gina K Crystalline Drops and Tonic Studios' Ebony Black Nuvo Drops in selected places on the card.
  • Christmas Owls - I first of all cut out the larger background panel in Red and White striped paper (from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps 8" pad) and then using the reverse side, cut out a slightly smaller square - for both I used Tattered Lace dies.
  • I stuck the plain square on to the middle of the larger one and attached it to the front of another 6" white scalloped edged card using a Tape pen (or fingerlift tape) - I wouldn't use a wet glue as it can buckle the paper.
  • I then cut out the Christmas Owl (Tattered Lace die) in some white card and attached it to the centre of the card using Midas Touch Sticky Dots.
  • I used a trio of snowflakes stamp (can't remember which Company produced it) to stamp it on the front of the card using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  • I then stamped the Christmas Cheer sentiment out (from Apple Blossom) again using the Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the scroll banner directly on to the card.
  • I coloured the banner in using Orange Watercolour pencils (either Chameleon or Prism) and finally used Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in between the snowflakes.

And there you are -  Really great cards to make and that are even better to give at Christmas!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6 "  Scalloped Edged White cards with envelopes
  • Christmas Owl on Branch with presents Tattered Lace Die
  • Christmas Bells Tattered Lace Die
  • Tattered Lace ornate square die
  • Snowflake stamps
  • Happy Christmas sentiment stamp from Tonic Studios
  • Christmas Cheer sentiment and Banner stamps from Apple Blossom
  • Black Card
  • Orange and red Kuretake Watercolour paints Gansai Tambi
  • White Card
  • Red & White Striped paper (2 sided) 8" paper pad from For The Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory
  • Prism or Chameleon Watercolour pencils
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink
  • White Embossing powder
  • Ebony Black and Strawberry Coulis Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios
  • Cosmic Shimmer or Connect Glue from Gina K
  • Collall All purpose glue
  • Crystalline Drops from Gina K
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
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