Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Simple Snowman

I love this simple Christmas card as it looks like the snowman is looking at the words. It was a great image to colour! I used my wavy edge cutter to add some interest. Its not very clear on the picture but the silver card is also embossed cardstock which says Merry Christmas also.

Paper - K & Company
Sentiment - Desert Diva & coloured with Pro Markers
Image - Snowman from Kenny K & coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - #47 Christmas in July
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas is a-coming
That's Crafty! - Christmas in July
Jellypark Challenges - Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room - #159 Christmas in July
Kraftin Kimmie - #240 Christmas in July
Completely Christmas - #22 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #204 Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - #121 Christmas in July

Friday, 25 July 2014

Snow Family

I have chosen to make two different cards using the same digi stamp and sentiment. I think this digi matches the sentiment perfectly! I also love the embossed card from my stash. I used my paper cutter to cut the wavy edge on both cards.

Paper - from my Christmas card stash QVC
Embellishments - Candi - Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - freebie from Create With TLC
Image - Beccy's Place

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Becky's Place - July Challenge with Becky image
CHNC Christmas Challenge - Christmas layer it up 186
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
Come and Get it - Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July #223
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July #247
Crafting for all seasons - Christmas in July #82
Paper take Weekly - It's a Jolly Holiday
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Christmas in July #221

Sunday, 13 July 2014


My brother plays a lot of hockey and is in a few different teams, so for his birthday it had to be a hockey card. I discovered tagxedo and had great fun creating the personalised background (word cloud) out of all the words I inputted. Its easy to personalise and the added bonus is that its free! I found a picture of his kit and a great digi from Kenny K. I tried my best to copy his kit and converted the blades on the image in to wheels as he plays roller hockey. I distressed the edges of the word cloud and sentiment with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans. I'm very happy with it and I hope he is too!

Paper - My stash, free paper from Far Far Hill and personalised word cloud from Tagxedo
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Image - Hockey by Kenny K and coloured with Pro Markers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #90 Use a digital background
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Red, White & Blue
Crafts 4 Eternity - #184 Sport
Digitally Sweet - Boys at play
Jellypark Challenges - Red, White & Blue
SweetPea Stampers - For the boys/men
Digistamps 4 Joy - #96 For the boys
Loves Rubber Stamping - Red, White & Blue
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Masculine

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Ruby Anniversary

My mum asked me to make a card for her twin sister's Ruby wedding anniversary. So here it is! I love this image as it is great for adding your own text or sentiment.

Paper - A selection of free downloads from Far Far Hill
Embellishments - Cut from red glitter card with Sizzix heart die and glitter ribbon from Create and Craft
Sentiment - Typed using Angel Tears font free from Billy Argel
Image - Sylvia Zet

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Wedding Anniversary
Die Cuttin Divas - Wedding or Anniversary
Craft-room Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary
A Gem of a Challenge - #123 Animals
Creative Inspirations - Your Favourite Occasion
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Christmas in July

As my daughter is nearly six months old (time has gone way too fast!) its got me thinking about her first Christmas and birthday. I've already started buying gifts! So here is my Christmas in July card:
Paper - Craftwork Cards
Embellishments - Candi - Craftwork cards
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Image - Gingerbread Plushie digital stamp from Marina Neira and coloured with promarkers

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - #65 Christmas in July
Red Rubber Inspirationals - #127 Christmas in July
The Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas in July
Graph it colour challenge - wk27 Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges - Use a stamp or digi stamp
Brown Sugar - #101 Anything goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything goes - fav colour combo
Completely Christmas - Anything goes
CHNC Christmas Challenge extra - Anything goes

The Occasional Crafter Copyright © 2012 Design by Ipietoon Blogger Template