DT: CHNC: Quick and easy

Today I have a lot of cards to share for the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog as the theme was quick and easy… and I got carried away making many cards using a magazine set!This was a set from Making Cards magazine last year that I hadn’t used and the toppers and papers were so easy to use as complete sets so very little needed adding. I used the leftover papers backs which were white to create the layers between papers and toppers.I sat in front of the tv cutting the papers and toppers and deciding on designs of the layouts. Then I sat at my desk to assemble them and add them to card blanks.Next I added some embellishments… card candi and some wink of stella on the words or the little decorative elements on the toppers.Love how this set came out … and in all it took about 90 mins to make all 12 cards and very little in the way of supplies.Off to see others quick and easy cards… always good for picking up tips for last minute Christmas cards!Happy crafting!Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Happy advent!

Last of the patterned paper challenges of the year, and as it is Decemeber I had to go Christmas!

And once again a Making Cards magazine set using most of the pack to make these 11 cards.

I added some green card as a mat for some cards and my gold and silver sharpie pens to add borders to layers.

To some I added Wink of Stella to the images to add to the presents or stars or words in the card toppers.

On some I added some fluff for the snowflakes to add texture.

Love the modern but 1950s style to these.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: things with wings

Hi there… another week that passed far too quickly!

So onto this week’s challenge at CHNC and Hazel said for us to add a thing with wings! So I went for the bird below that I decided to make into a Robin.

The background is using distress oxides onto photo paper… I’ve done this quite a few times and love the marble finish!

I stamped the image and then the tag image too. I also stamped the bird image onto some white cardstock.

Next I coloured the image with promarkers and fussy cut the image out. I also added shading beneath the tag too which helped to give the image some pop!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: the letter R

I am a bit late this week as I needed some daylight to take the picture of my card. Sorry!

The challenge Hazel gave us for this week’s Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog is the letter R.

I chose to add the lovely rabbit as my R to my card.

I coloured the bunny with promarkers and added fluff to the rabbits tail. I used scraps of patterned papers and embossed the sentiment in white with sequins as embellishments.

Simple and cute.

Now off to see what everyone else made for this week’s challenge and enjoy some blog hopping via CHNC.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hazel’s circle journal

It’s the last of the circle journals for me to work in… the wonderful Hazel’s journal. I had two sides to decorate. So here is what I did for side 1.

I went for a distress oxide background blended onto white gesso. I wiped through a stencil and this left a pattern in which I doodled into with a black posca paint pen.

I also added some white gesso marks with a card and a lid and the same with black gesso. I also added some stamping with some number background stamps.

Next I added the focal part which was the fabric stamped elements which i had added sewing to.

I recoloured the face with some distress ink too so it blended better with the colour scheme.

Then some more doodling and I was done!

Will share the other side tomorrow.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Sewing the Christmas cards

My friend and I had some fun crafting together and as there was only the two of us I decided to play sewing and fabrics for a change!

I have quite a few of these squares of Christmas fabrics and figured they would make some fun backgrounds.

Now I don’t do neat and tidy sewing… so they are very much haphazard in their finish, but I like it!I especially love adding in the different textures too with the hessian and the ribbons.I added stamping onto fabric for the focal images and chose different stitch types for the cards.

Although they come from a similar set of fabrics each looks different due to the different focal images and the choice of layering fabrics.

Super happy with how they look.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Decorated tag

Today I have a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap.

I chose to use some bright autumnal coloured paints as the bottom later and then sone crackle glaze with a grey paint on the top.

Then I added some stamping with the dictionary stamp.

I then decided to add the little Gorjuss girl stamp.

After cutting her out and colouring her, I decided to paper piece her dress from matching orange painted paper.

I added splashes of the Art Alchemy sparks paint to the background behind the girl and then added the sentiment and then some doodles of white paint pen.

I added sari ribbon to the top and decided it was finished.

Happy crafting!

Catherine