Saturday, 29 October 2016

Christmas Pines

A very quick last gasp entry for Pixie's Snippets Playground, mainly to say a huge 'Get Well Soon'! to Di and a Happy Hallowe'en to a scary green bear! Thank you for choosing my bird card as one of your weekly picks. It made my day! :-)

These Framelits from SU are perfect snippet blasters. I borrowed them from Too Much Glue Sam and had a great time making various bunches of paper foliage!

Happy Hallowe'en Weekend! April x

52 CCT Pick a Previous Challenge

Hello! Our challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is a Pick a Previous Sketch. I chose October 2015:

The penguin is a very cute little X-Cut die. I like that his silvery fish and a couple of sequins are taking the place of the sketch's holly embellishment!
I hope that you will enjoy exploring our sketch archive! We look forward to seeing your Christmas cards :-) April x

Monday, 24 October 2016

Boo Cat

Hello! Ages ago I used to enjoy making ATCs, then I started to find it oddly a bit stressy - all the labelling 1/6, 2/6 etc. and sending them off! It came in a flash of inspiration today that I could just make one for fun and here he is, a kind of monster cat with a pumpkin on his head.
I got the free digi here and coloured him with Polychromos pencils. I used SU's Labeller Alphabet to make the sentiment and added some black Glimmer Paper stars.

I would like to enter Boo Cat in the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Halloween Colours.
Happy Crafting! April x

Saturday, 22 October 2016

52 CCT Technique Challenge

Hello! Our technique challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is all about embossing - either heat or dry embossing. I have done a bit of both!
The Christmas tree in a jar (from Jar of Cheer) has been heat-embossed with SU's Emerald Envy Glitter embossing powder which is super sparkly. I have also embossed a piece of copper foil with the Softly Falling embossing folder (it kind of reminds me of a fire place).
I have also been asking myself the question - is that a tiny Christmas tree or a huge jar? I asked my friend Clare the same question when she made a lovely card with a stegosaurus eating treats out of a jar. A tiny dinosaur the size of a jam jar would be very cute indeed!

Please have a look at the rest of the DT's embossed creations. We look forward to seeing your Christmas cards. Happy crafting! April x

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Best Birds

Hello! I do like Best Birds - such a cute stamp set. Hard to get a decent photo today because it has gone very dark and autumnal this afternoon. I have had to put the heating on and both cats have taken themselves off to bed! Here's a close-up of the birdie. The blossoms go with my nail wrap! :-)
He was sponged with Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate which seemed reasonable 'sparrowy' colours.
He is off to flutter through the gates at Pixie's Snippets Playground and say hello to Di and Parsnip (as well as a belated Happy Birthday to Len!)
Happy crafting, April x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

52CCT Theme Challenge

Hello! It's a theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week and it's one of my all time favourites:
We seem to be galloping through October, so it's definitely time to start on your Christmas card stash! I do hope that you will join us.
My animals are from Avery Elle's More Stories. I used my SU Circle Card Framelit to make the folded card and the sentiment comes from Wondrous Wreath. The woodland paper is from DoCrafts, I think.
We can't wait to see your cute Christmas critters!
Happy Crafting, April x

Saturday, 8 October 2016

52 CCT Colour Challenge

Hello! It's time for a colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Kaja has chosen this lovely combo:

You know those cards where you reject all the bits you've made, chop some bits up, return to the bits you rejected, shout at yourself? Yep, this was one of those cards!

Not much more to say about that, except that I'm sure your card will be much better! I do hope that you will join us and be inspired by the DT's card creations. Don't forget we also have a Design Team call at the moment. It's not too late to join in!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

52CCT Sketch Challenge

Hello! It's amazing to think that October is already upon us! We have a sketch challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, but also a DT call which is very exciting. Here is Kaja's sketch:
You don't need to include a snowflake, but I hope I have made a nod to the sketch by echoing the points of the snowflake in my reindeer antlers, ears and candy canes! :-) Then I wondered if it looked like a skull and crossbones?! Anyway I do love this super cute little guy who is made using the fabulous SU Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle. He was coloured with Copics and although it doesn't show up, he does have a glittery red nose!
I do hope you will feel inspired by the DT's cards to have a go at our challenge! Happy crafting, April x