All posts by Catherine

About Catherine

I am an on-the-side and increasingly up front papercrafter who loves nothing more than getting inky and creating pretty things with paper and stamps! I am also a wife to lovely hubby and mummy to a wonderful 13yr old princess.

Lakeland sunset watercolour

So this watercolour painting as a family is becoming a thing now … this time I’ve got the Lakeland sunset paintings that we did a couple of weeks ago following Matthew Palmer’s online workshop.

This time I don’t have any in progress shots, just the finished ones. Love the final piece I made, and proud of how we all did as a family.

Although the class isn’t difficult to follow, the techniques are sometimes tricky to master, so each is a new lesson.

Looking forward to more lessons… this weekend the princess and I did an African sunset, but will share the results on another day!

Happy crafting!


Isolation index cards … last week

So here is my last week of isolation index cards as I start the ICAD on 1st June.

This week some sewing came into play… alongside the usual mix of bits and pieces from desk.

Have loved having this little creativity outlet over the weeks I’ve been working from home.

And to keep the cards as a collection I punched a hole in top corner and used a book ring to bind them, with some added ribbon scraps.

Love my little bound book of creativity!

Hope I manage to get the same joy from ICAD.

Happy crafting!


Crazy coins

This month and last we switched to virtual challenges for my ATCoin group. Last month I chose the challenge of Bright and this month Crazy. I actually combined both for these coins.

I used gelli prints for the background which had lots of doodling on, and then the bird is a Paperartsy Zinski stamp which I added watercolour for the colouring.

I also added some glitter gems for added fun!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use silver

Hello. This week on Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog she suggested to the design team to use Silver… so I did!

I started with the burgundy base and some pink cardstock and the lovely Nordic kraft paper. Then added a die cut tree I was gifted in a stash swap. I also was gifted the laser cut Noel sentiment. I thought this looked fab but the tree was a little lost so added some sparkle using the gems to give it more silver!

Happy crafting!


Elle Smith watercolour highland cow

Another day, another watercolour tutorial… do you get the impression I am obsessed? They require very little resources or space to play with, which is an issue whilst I am WFH at the moment… hence they keep getting played with.

Anyway this time it was the highland cow one from Elle Smith Art tutorial.

Not sure I got the fluffy hair on his forehead right but still love how it turned out!

Happy crafting!