DT: CHNC: Use some red

I decided for this weeks DT contribution for CHNC to use some washi tape to add red on this card as I rarely remember to use it!

I used two strips of washi tape I was gifted across the card and then chose a patterned paper that had a red dot in it.

Next I added the focal image of the little penguin and coloured him with pencils.

Finally some red gems to keep with the red theme!

Entering this into the Christmas in July challenge at Digidoodle studio

Happy crafting!


Everything is Rosy … Stamping fun

Another card using the Everything is Rosy suite…

I chose all the leaves in the set and added the foiled die cut and a rose gold embellishment and some off cuts of ribbon. I also splashed some of the rose gold liquid ink. Simple to make!

Simple, but effective!

Not sure how much longer this suite will be available for… So shout if you want me to order it for you.

Happy crafting!


Everything is Rosy stamps

When I played with the Everything is Rosy suite the other day I didn’t really do anything with the stamps except for the sentiments… So decided to go a little mad with stamping for this card…

Pretty pink flowers and gorgeous green leaves all over the front of the card blank… then another panel for one flower and let and the sentiment! Gorgeous! And simple!

Not touched the dies in this set yet… really need to play with them too soon!

Remember this set is currently reduced to £40.70 until stocks last so if you want this (reduced from £74) let me know … catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk 😀

Happy crafting!


Happy Planner monthly spread … almost a twinchie a day!

So as regular readers will know I have been using my happy planner for doing some weekly mixed media spreads… so I thought i would use the inspiration a friend Sheila provides with her inchie calendar and do the same for the monthly spread… but the size of the squares is not quite 2×2 inches… in fact it’s 1 and 7 eighths!

So I’ve been making almost twinchies every day… sometimes they mean or represent the day in some way, other times the are just scraps and fun bits of art.

So this was June.. Love how fun they all look together!

I’ve started on my July one doing the same thing.

Hope this is seen as a fun idea to someone!

Happy crafting!


Everything is Rosy suite

I got the Everything is Rosy suite on sale and decided to have a play with it… wow there are so many supplies in the kit. And at the current price of £40.70 it is a complete bargain. I made these cards using only a fraction of the papers and die cuts… and apart from the sentiments I didn’t touch the stamps or even open the dies!

I sort of followed an Operation Write Home guide, but then went my own way as I started to put them together… mainly as the card blanks are UK size and US size so it’s all a little strange in the way it looks if you don’t adjust a bit.

Super happy with this set of fab cards. I think this set is a fabulous bargain. Looking forward to another playtime with some more of the kit sometime soon… and if anyone wants to order the kit, please let me know and I can organise that for you.

Happy crafting!


Stampin Up Sunday – Jar of Flowers

So guess what folks… I’ve rejoined Stampin Up as a demonstrator. Not likely to do much in the way of in person classes, especially in light of Covid-19 but thought I would do a weekly post using current SU products.

Of course if anyone wants to order any SU products, please consider asking me to order them for you.

So here is my first project…

For this card I used the Jar of Flowers stamps to create the focal point. I love these stamps and the coordinating jar punch.

Now on this card the only current SU product apart from the Old Olive cardstock is the Jar of Flowers stamps… I used Dapper Denim cardstock and some retired DSP plus the border dies are from the Everything is Rosy kit which is also now retired. I also used very old sparkly washi tape too!

So basically for my first post using current SU products only this is fairly poor show. But I can confirm that I did use only SU products so it’s a starting point.

Ordering details…

Jar of Flowers stamps, page 12 annual catalogue

As I said… if anyone wants to order anything SU from me, just let me know. Email contact is inkyfingeredcat@yahoo.com

See you next week for my next SU Sunday project.

Happy crafting!


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DT: CHNC: for a man or boy

This week for CHNC Hazel made us think of masculine cards… or at least cards suitable for men or boys.

I decided clean and simple was the best bet so masked off a square and added some Tumbled Glass ink with a stencil brush.

Then some trees in Iced spruce and a deer using black soot.

I then added the sentiment and a posca pen border. Simple and clean and I think suitable as a card for a man.

Happy crafting!


Happy Planner spreads… change of month

So I did something a bit different for the end of June and beginning of July in my happy planner… I did two spreads…

This is what I did for the final days of July… and love these super shiny stamps as I embossed with a pearl finish before I stuck down the stamp centres.

And this is the after the pen…

And then for July I started on a whole new spread… but forgot to photograph before I had added pen…

Different in style for the two spreads but I like them both! And again the carabelle stamp stamp came in to it’s own!

And finally the after the pen for the previous week with the robots…

Happy crafting!


Till roll canvas

This time I played with slightly more of the till roll and added it to a canvas I had added paint and stamping to…

I chose the piece with the girl on and the bird and then some random strips to add additional texture and contrast.

Love the bright colour of the canvas and how the till roll adhered nicely to the canvas board.

I added lots of mark making using the posca paint pens and then the sentiment sticker and some gem embellishments from an old Artful Days kit.

Really enjoyed this play on the canvas… it’s been a while since I’ve done anything like this.

Happy crafting!