Saturday, 17 September 2016

52 CCT Theme Challenge

 
 Hello! For this week's challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, Fabiola has chosen the very cute theme of -
 
 
 

My little trio of snow folk greeting their bunny friend is a lovely From the Heart digi called Bundled Up. I've coloured them with Copics and added a die-cut sentiment and a border of washi tape. I also brushed on some Cosmic Shimmer to create some snow!

Looking forward to seeing your snow people! Have a great weekend, April x

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Tea Light Box


Hello! I was inspired to make this gift box and matching card for the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. Here is their theme for the week:

 
 
The box holds a couple of tea lights and I got the tutorial for it here. My version is made from Rose Red cardstock and Sweet Sugarplum dsp. The black bow was made using the Bow Builder punch with Colour Me Irresistible speciality dsp (currently available on the Clearance Rack!) I made it with a snippet left over from making a Halloween box. The sentiment comes from Jar of Love.
 
The matching 3 x 3 card features a very cute couple of ladybirds from the hostess stamp set, Love You Lots. I coloured them with Rose Red ink using a blender pen.
 
I was delighted that my pleated card was one of the picks over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. Thank you Di (and Parsnip)! My box and card are a veritable hotbed of snippets so I am sending them through the gates! April x

Saturday, 10 September 2016

52 CCT Colour Challenge


Hello! We have a colour theme this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Fabiola has chosen:

 
 
Such a striking combo! I started off using the inlaid die technique to slot an oval into an embossed background (SU's Softly Falling) Then I cut the bell from Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper with a XCut mini die called Filigree Bell. The tiny (and very cute) bow is a Waffleflower die.
 
Please visit us at 52CCT and be inspired by the creations of the DT! April x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Pretty Pleated Fold

 
 
Hello! A little while back a lovely card featuring this super fold was entered in the weekly challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where I am a DT member. I really loved it and fancied having a go myself. The blog post where I found a link to the original tutorial can be found here.
 
I like this technique because after one minor blip (where I cut the wrong bit off) it was quite straightforward! I also like how it showcases both sides of your dsp and you can change the look very easily. It doesn't take a huge amount of patterned paper - just 10 x 5 inches, so great for snippet-zapping!
 
 
 
 
I'm sending my Christmas card off to Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground with a huge thank you for the gorgeous embossing folder (and stunning card) that I was lucky enough to win.
 
I would also like to enter Weekly Christmas Card Challenges as I have a (tiny) amount of music on my card!
 
Have a great week! April x



Saturday, 3 September 2016

52 CCT Sketch Challenge


Hello! It's the start of a new month so we have a sketch challenge for you at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Our lovely hostess Fabiola has chosen this great design:

 
A very simple card from me using up some snippets of last year's Christmas dsp. I've added a few enamel dots and embossed the background too. I hope you will pay us all a visit. We look forward to seeing your interpretations of Fabiola's sketch! April x


Saturday, 27 August 2016

52 CCT Technique Challenge


Hello! We have a technique challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week. Our hostess Kaja would like you to have a go at watercolouring.


I made my rather splodgy card a while back at a demo team meeting. I think the colours are a combo of Blackberry Bliss and Tempting Turquoise, but the lovely die-cut is definitely from SU's retired Sleigh Ride Edgelits. I do hope that you will join us with your wonderful watercolour creations! April x

Friday, 26 August 2016

Cute Pony


Hello! I wasn't planning on making a card today, but felt inspired by the colour combo at Cupcake Inspirations (the cupcakes are quite inspiring too!)

 
 So, I coloured this very cute pony with my Polychromos pencils! She is a digi from 2 Cute Ink and I like how she is looking down at the ladybird (a tiny touch of red!)
 
My pony is also trotting off to visit Di and Parsnip at Pixie's Snippets Playground as the dotty paper is a snippet forcibly dragged from Snippet Mountain today!
 
Happy Bank Holiday weekend! April x