Poppy and Soldier

Today’s Christmas card was a special request from a friend and features the Cute Just Got Cuter” image from All Dressed Up.

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Using the Silhouette Studio software, I removed the sentiment from the original, then copied and flipped the picture to show 2 dogs in mirror image.  I printed the names at the same time as the image, but then re-cut “&” and hung it over the edge of the paper.  I coloured Poppy and Soldier with Pro-Markers, and then followed the current sketch over at From The Heart Stamps.


The papers are all from a Christmas Joy paper stack by First Edition, the snowflake is from my stash, coloured with Pro-Markers to blend with the colour scheme.

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

From The Heart Sketches – Sketch 46 (see sketch above)

LEJ Designs – Festive Fun

All Dressed Up – Christmas

Crafty Sentiments – Christmas

MelonHeadz – Christmas

Papertake Weekly – Christmas Creatures

My Time To Craft – Cute and Cuddly Christmas Creatures

Thanks for reading x


Christmas Tree Cut

Sorry it’s been a quiet week from me this week…  I have been rushed off my feet, catching up on household things and getting ahead on DT projects!  Anyway, here’s a card I tried out a few days ago..

I have seen lots of intricately cut trees and baubles and decided to try my hand at creating my own, now that I have almost got the hang on manipulating images in Silhouette Studio.  I combined several swirls and flourishes, creating one row of the tree at a time and then editing out some of the pointless cut points, before committing the image to cut.  Here’s what the final cut looked like:

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I punched small circles of red glitter cardstock to add to the tree as baubles, and cut a trunk which I coloured with Pro-Markers.  I used 3D foam pads to pop it off the plain white background, then mounted it on a layer of card embossed with a swirly Cuttlebug folder, which is very similar to the swirls and flourishes in the tree.  I added a little red and white ribbon before mounting it all on a card blank.

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I was pleased with the end result, didn’t think it was too bad for a first attempt at creating my own image to cut…and it’s another Christmas card for my ever-growing pile!

Thanks for reading x

Deck The Halls

Another Christmas card to share with you today!  This card was inspired by the current sketch challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

CAS(E) This Sketch

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The holly was cut from green cardstock on my Silhouette, with the berries cut from red glitter cardstock for a little sparkle!  The background is kraft card embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder for the Cuttlebug.  For the sentiment, I used a lovely scallop frame which is part of an amazing font called 09KutUps from CleverSomeday.  The letters were cut by the Silhouette and backed with kraft.  I popped the card together using 3D foam pads to create some depth beneath the sentiment and the holly.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch – Challenge 51

Aud Sentiments – #92: Christmas Sentiments

Christmas Cards All Year Round – October Challenge


Let it snow!

I have to admit, I find it really difficult to think about Christmas cards while the sun is still shining and temperatures are soaring. However, when I saw the Crafter’s Companion embossing challenge (and the current wet forecast for the South of England!), I knew I had to bring on some seasonal cheer!

The snowflake background of the card was embossed on opalescent card using my Cuttlebug, using the Darice Snowflakes folder. The snowman was created using a Cuttlebug cut and emboss set; again, I used opalescent card to give his body a frosty shimmer.2013-09-13 14.00.49

The button holding the sentiment was the final touch, created by the Cuttlebug, with an embossing folder. A gem added a touch of sparkle!2013-09-13 14.00.55

Thanks for reading x


Crafter’s Companion Embossing Challenge

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards – Challenge 48: Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland (Christmas Blog Challenge) – Frosty the Snowman Challenge

A Creative Romance – Dies or Punches

Pixie Fairy And A Sketch Challenge

Today, I added to my growing collection of Christmas cards, and combined Christmas with the current sketch challenge on Little Miss Muffet’s blog.

I have to admit it, I have a real soft-spot for this little Pixie Fairy, which I found as a free download on Pollycrafts!  I love colouring her hair, creating waves and curls with a combination of markers 🙂 Anyway, today, I kept to traditional Christmas colours and tried using an almond Pro-Marker for the wings, with a smidgen of Crystal Stickles over the top…and I have to say, I am really chuffed with the results!!  The wings have a little shimmery sparkle to them, which seems both more festive and magical…. (I think I’m getting a bit carried away now!) Image

After colouring the image, I mounted it on some dark green card, then popped the two layered circles beneath it.  The papers I used for the circles are from the Forever Friends’ “Santa’s On His Way” papers.  A little red ric-rac and the sentiment (which came with Pixie Holly) and the card was complete!

Thanks for reading x


Little Miss Muffet – Challenge 68: Sketch

One Stitch At A Time – Use A Digi