Saturday, 1 October 2022

Case me a Christmas Card with Ardyth Percy Robb

Welcome to Case me a Christmas Card for 2022 - a Christmas Card blog series! 

From October to December, I will link to a series of guest cardmakers on my blog. I will CASE one of their cards, and they will CASE one of mine! CASE stands for either Copy And Share Everything, or Copy And Selectively Edit. It's about getting inspiration from cardmaking friends, but making a new card that is our own. And, of course, the card we each make has to be a Christmas card!


In November 2016, I started this a little series on my blog. It started with me wanting to challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone with my Christmas cardmaking, so I asked friends to challenge me to do something different. 2016 challenges included using embroidery thread on a card, making a food themed card, making a geeky Christmas card (it had the Tardis on it) and making a dinosaur themed card. 

In 2017, I asked some of my cardmaking friends to join me with these challenges. Then, in 2020, I changed things up a bit by asking each of my guests to CASE one of my cards and I would CASE one of theirs. Ardyth Percy Robb made a video in 2020 (linked here) of a 5 step process that I use all the time when I am making a CASE of anybody's card, so I encourage you to check out her video!

Today's guest

Today, my guest is Ardyth Percy Robb! I have CASEd one of her cards that you can find HERE.

 All of the products I used are linked below :) 

And I made a video! 


This is the card I Cased: 

Ardyth also Cased one of my cards - you can find it HERE

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This graphic was designed for me by my niece, Lauren Frankas - thank you so much, Lauren <3 


(Sadly, the scalloped edge punch I used is discontinued, but you could use a scalloped edge die instead.)

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Stamptember - Paper Rose

Did you manage to get the must-have Stamptember collab set between Simon Says Stamp and Paper Rose? It is now sold out, so I hope you managed to nab one! I paired with with the Scandi Circle stencil from Paper Rose, then added some white gel pen highlights.

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Big Holly and Poinsettia

 A couple more Christmas cards to get you into the festive mood! (My Christmas card series starts on the 1st of October!)



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Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Christmas cuties!

Some cuties for Christmas!

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Tuesday, 27 September 2022

One bauble, two cards

 My Christmas series is starting next week, but I'm getting a head start!

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Sunday, 25 September 2022

Hello card for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a super simple hello card.

I created a panel of yupo with alcohol inks, and cut it down to create a vertical stripe on my card. I cut the hello layered oval die from white cardstock three times and layered them up before adhering over my yupo panel.

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Saturday, 24 September 2022

Craft Roulette episode 131

 The parameters of today's Craft Roulette are: 

1. Project: Tag with pocket

2. Colours: #team +2

3. Element: Light

4. Random: B&W image

This is what I came up with: 

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Friday, 23 September 2022

Maple wreath for Hero Arts

 I am always running out of birthday cards, especially masculine birthday cards. I decided to keep this one super simple with no embellishments.


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Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Die-lightful for Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

The current Stay Crafty challenge with A Blog Named Hero is all about die cutting. I created two watercolour panels using Nuance watercolour powders, and then used them on this panel using the diecut inlay technique.


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Sunday, 18 September 2022

Rainbow Altenew hello

 Where have the rainbow cards gone? Well, here's one!

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