Tuesday 15 November 2016

Card Kit Swap Final Round -Pia's Materials

Hi friends!
Very photo-heavy post ahead... It's time to post cards made with a card making kit Pia sent. Me, Marina and Pia have been enjoying of altogether 6 rounds of crafting material exchange and I think we have all enjoyed this swap a lot and have all inspired each other in many ways. I want to thank Marina and Pia for this fun fun fun swap! 

My first project is a Christmas tag where I used patterned paper, deer and wreath die cuts from the kit. I was inspired by two tags in Tracey McNeely's Christmas Tags- Day 3 :

Samantha Mann's tag

Naki Rager's tag
My sketch inspiration comes from Sugar Pea Mix it Up Challenge #22

and I would also like to join the Holiday TAGplorations linky party happening at STAMPlorations here . My sentiment comes from STAMPlorations.

Then, my second project that I posted already yesterday for some challenges... Here it is again as part of all the cards that I made with Pia's materials. In this card I used a silhouette die cut from the kit. 

The 2 next cards are made using the embossed cards Pia sent. These where so fun and pretty! I had great time sponging, heat embossing, inking, playing with water, adding glitter... Let me know if you want to read more details about how I created these looks. In the green card I also used the big, die cut sentiment Pia sent. I heat embossed it with gold. I'd like to enter the card with the blue sky to the ombre challenge at Addicted to CAS here. My card is not super super CAS... But still sort of clean and simple I think. Is it? :) 

My final project is a cute shaker card where I used a stamped image and patterned paper form Pia's kit. I colored the image in with Copics, heat embossed a sentiment with gold powder, cut the frame, Stickled the frame with gold Stickles and created the shaker with sequins that complemented my color palette. I wanted to create a shaker card with more "grown up", traditional Christmas colors and I think it worked well. Adults can enjoy some shaking too, can't they! :)

Pia sent so much (fab!) stuff that I can still make at least 1 if not 2 cards with the left over die cuts and patterned paper. Thank you so much Pia for this generous kit, I enjoyed creating with this a lot! Thank you everyone who made it to the end of this post! :) 


  1. I LOVE this great tag with the elegant deer head! The color combo is gorgeous too! One of my very favorite!
    Take care!

  2. Your personal style really shines through on this fabulous bunch of cards.
    Card 1 – I love how you’ve added holly to the wreath and what a great idea to do a tag.
    Card 2 – Just such a fabulous design and I just saw it spotlighted as the overall winner on Casology – well deserved!
    Card 3- This has a beautiful watery effect – at first I couldn’t work out what you used from the kit – it looks so different.
    Card 4 – This is the embossed panel I ruined! It looks gorgeous with the mix of greens – such a soft effect with the bold embossing.
    Card 5 – what a great idea to do a shaker – I just love how the sequins colour co-ordinate! So beautifully made,
    Nonni, I love all these. Thank you for thinking up the kit swap idea – great fun!

  3. Your ombre submission is just perfect for the challenge. The card is so lovely and elegant. Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  4. Amazing set of cards, great inspiration x

  5. Gorgeous collection of cards and tag, Nonni! I love how you created the ombre effect for your winter sky, and your CAS design is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  6. Wow! Gorgeous projects! I love how you combine classic and fun styles! So glad you joined us at SugarPea's Mix It Up Challenge!

  7. As I suspected my comment from Thursday didn't register, I wasn't sure due to possibly comment moderator, so I'm sorry this appears to be late... so here goes again:)
    1) you and Marine both used the wreath and deer together, but you created completely different looks. I love how the wreath looks with the small holly leaves on.
    2) congrats on your win, I saw it make top pick! So well deserved, I love your design for these sledging children.
    3) brilliant use of this embossed paper. Such a cool looking winter's day. Simple and stunning.
    4) this is exactly why I love our swaps. Getting new ideas on how to use my stash. You really made a pretty colored background.
    5) shaker cards, can't but love them! I don't see you use colored images much, but you're great at coloring. Cute, Christmasy and fun!

  8. Love your wonderful selection of makes here, Nonni... and really love your stag head tag. X

  9. Check out STAMPlorations you wi something, me too!