Category Archives: Accessories

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!

Catherine

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!

Catherine

Till roll play #2

So the till roll play I shared with you a few days ago continued… Three pieces were used for ATCs…

I added the goat image to the middle one, but the others I just added doodles and some stencilled words to finish them off.

The till roll panels did the rest of the work!

Another couple of projects to share but they will need to wait for another blog post.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy fathers day

Happy fathers day to my dad!

It’s always a bit weird celebrating fathers day as it’s so close to my dad’s birthday… So he gets all his days in one go! Ah well! He knows he’s loved all year, doesn’t need a special day for it really!

Here is the card I made for him.

I used the gelli plate to add distress inks and then a little bit of stencilling and the boat image stamped. I then found some sentiments to create the little word labels.

Next I made some paper that matched for the mount and added this to the dark jade cardstock with the little gems as accents.

Love how peaceful the card is.

I made a similar style of card for the hubby too… but a different focal image.

Love this fun VW camper stamp.

Love to all the dad’s out there.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: washi tape

I love washi tape… I have a lot of it… but rarely use it in cardmaking.

So this week Hazel is prompting me to get it used for this week’s CHNC challenge.

I grabbed some Christmas themed washi and decided to keep it simple using it to frame the card top and bottom and place the main card topper on an angle.

The main image is from an old Making Cards magazine and I’ve used a few images for my CHNC contributions over the past few months. Love this cute pig!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle artist trading coin

This month we have another ‘virtual challenge over at my coin swap group… maybe next month I will move back to postal ones … but will make that decision nearer the time.

So the theme for this month … circles. This was inspired by the stamp and stencils I recently bought from Aall & Create.

I used a gelli print that I had leftover from another project and added the stamping on top in black.

I added some details with pink posca pen and then added the die cut wonky circle which was cut from some funky wallpaper. I then added the title from a magazine cut up.

I then decided that the coin needed a bit more so grabbed some black gems.

I decided once I had made the coin to turn it into a little notecard as a little hello for a friend.

I decided that a pink panel would be a good idea … but then grabbed my pokey tool and some thread to add some sewing around the coin. I used a template for the holes which I recently rediscovered. Perfect fun!

Hope you like what I made.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner and the stamp stamp

I bought the stamp stamp from Carabelle a few months ago but never got round to using it… but now have discovered a way to use it.

I also bought the happy planner over a year ago but fell out of love of using it but decided to have another go… this time using the stamp stamp to add the fun!

Week 1 found me playing with my gelli plate and distress oxides to create the colourful panels and then the little backgrounds for the stamps.

Also used the Aall and create stamps and stencils for the circle patterns.

For the stamps I added a little contrast with the pink butterflies and some pink pen work. Then added the bold black text stamps and some black stencilled circles.

So the first picture shows the planner page before I added in my planning… partly as I decided to retro plan and added in the pen after the event so it was more of a diary than a planner.

Here is the after the pen version…

The next week I’ve gone for stamping in the background using the Gummiapan text stamp and stencilling the hexagon shape in keeping with the bee theme I chose.

I added the bees and the text stamp to the backgrounds made on glossy cardstock this time for the stamp image. Love how this looks.

So glad to have found a purpose to start using my stamp stamp and love using the planner again … even if it is in a weird back to front way!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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!

Catherine