Christmas Tree

Quick post today, with a reminder to share your Christmas cards with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Here is another one of mine for you….

Lots of triangles punched out of the Trim the Tree DSP Stack to create the tree, and then I have run the entire layer through the big shot with the Argyle embossing folder to create the lovely textured look.

I must attempt to take photos when the sun is shining, this one is looking a little shadowy, but we have had so much rain, and heaps of storms recently that it has been difficult to find the sun some days.

So, let’s see ‘em! We want to see your Christmas cards! :)

Happy stamping!
Chris

Christmas is coming……

Hopefully you have started making some Christmas cards by now, but if you haven’t you can always make one for the Crafty Boots Challenges! Let’s see some Christmas cards! :)

Not sure what happened with this photo, everything looks crooked and wonky!  Maybe it’s because Santa is stuck in the chimney……..

Anyway….. my card uses the very cute Get Your Santa On stamp set, and has been coloured with…. yes, you guessed it, Blendabilities!  The stamped white layer has been punched using the Confetti Stars Punch (love it!) and then layered over some Gold Foil. I think Santa must be scattering some gold star dust as he comes down the chimney.
I do hope you will join us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges, and show us some Christmas cheer!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Everyday Occasions Christmas

I whipped up this Christmas card very quickly earlier, using one of the card bases and some elements from the Everyday Occasions Kit, which you can find on Page 196 of the current Annual Catalogue.

The card is the same as one of the pre-designed cards, and to make it “Christmassy”, I have just punched out a tree, and a star, stamped a sentiment, and there it is….done!  Very quick!  The Christmas tree is punched out of the Under the Tree DSP, and the “Merry Christmas” comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Masculine Star Card

Continuing on with our current Star theme at Crafty Boots Challenges, this week I have a masculine card to share with you.

I know a lot of people find masculine cards difficult to make, to be honest though, I really enjoy making them, and I know a lot of men enjoy getting lovely handmade cards, just as much as the ladies do :)

The background of the card uses some Sahara Sand cardstock which has been run through the Big Shot inside the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder.  I have then sponged some Basic Grey ink over the raised areas.  The stars have been cut out using the Stars Framelits, and the birthday greeting comes from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  Just a couple of small finishing touches – some Candy Dots which seem to be getting used a lot at the moment, and some paper piercing around the stars.

I do hope you will pop on over the the Crafty Boots Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and why not make a starry project to share with us?  We would love to see it!

Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Mojo Monday 373

A bright and cheery card today, using the sketch from this week’s Mojo Monday sketches:

Mojo373Sketch

A little bit of colouring today, I have stamped the image from For The Birds stamp set, and coloured it using both Blendabilities and Markers.

The layers of patterned papers are both from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Papers, and other than lots of layers, that’s pretty much it! :)

Happy stamping!
Chris

Crafty Boots Challenges – Stars

This week’s challenge at Crafty Boots, is to use Stars on your project.

“The theme of the challenge for the next two weeks is ‘Stars’. It could be those bright stars filling our night sky, or the sort we associate with decorations, or it could even be those we watch on the silver screen. Whatever you associate with stars we should like to see in your projects.”

My project this week is a card and matching gift box.

The card is made using the “Stars” Framelits.  I have layered the silver stars with some Clear Window sheet in between on both the front and back of the front side of the card, and in between the two window sheets are some of the gorgeous Frosted Sequins.
Here is a side on view, hopefully you see what I mean a bit better from that, although it is a little hard to photograph.

The box is the same design as the ones I have shown in this post.

Lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, so why not head on over and have a look.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge

This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is this great sketch:

JAISketch_2008

For my card, I have used just the leaf stamp from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, along with some markers in different colours, to create the lovely autumn coloured background.

I stamped a couple of extra leaves and then fussy cut them and placed them to frame the sentiment, along with a couple of Candy Dots.
I like this sketch, maybe I will make a Christmas card as well :)
Happy stamping!
Chris