Natural Prints, Nature's Prints, Ribbons

UK Stampers forum tag swap

So another UK Stampers forum swap tag to share with you today using leftover papers from the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge at the beginning of the month, this time teamed with Nature’s Prints.

I made the tag from white cardstock then added strips of the paper from the Making Cards magazine old stash I made the Christmas cards from.

Then I added the die cut wreath,. The stamped and die cut foliage the punched circles of mirror card and the sentiment I fussy cut out.

I finished with some string from the stash.

Simple but cute as a tag for swapping.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful Brocade, Emma Godfrey, Promarkers, Letraset, Ribbons, Stitched framelits

Playing with scraps…

I had some leftover pieces of patterned paper and I just couldn’t bear to throw them away …. and so I decided to cut them into strips and have them create a new patterned paper! I then sewed down the edge of each side of the strip to secure them in place.

This created a lovely panel for a longer line card (DL). I mounted it on Blackberry Bliss which teamed perfectly with the papers and then had a hunt through the stash for an image to work with the panel.

I settled on this image which was a digital stamp printed and coloured with promarkers. I fussy cut her out and then decided an oval shape would look nice for her to sit on.

After die cutting the oval I grabbed my embossing folder and made the oval all textured and this pattern worked well with the papers.

Now for the card base. I made it out of Smoky Slate but I added a splatter of black wink of Stella so that it had got some interest going on. Then I added the main panel and image.

I embellished with some sari silk ribbon in a bow and some lavender shaded pearls and the bright pink sentiment strip!

So cute and a lovely card considering it started as scraps of paper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Biggest Wish, Design Team, Painted Texture, Paper Blooms, Ribbons

DT: Happy Little Stampers – Happy Birthday

I’m back for another design team contribution for the Happy Little Stampers Birthday anything goes challenge.

This time I went and grabbed the pouch of fussy cutting from the Paper Blooms dsp I did a few months ago and then set aside …

I used quite a few of the images I had fussy cut on a card I shared at the time but this time decided to choose all the pieces that were off the edge.

I adhered these to the edge of a panel of basic white onto which I stamped the sentiment (yes Biggest Wish came out to play again) I then added foam and added it to a panel I had dry embossed with Painted Texture. I decided to soften it with a border of wrapped bakers twine before then adding the focal pieces of the flower cluster and the leaf.

Love how this came out.

Inside the card I added two more of the off the edge pieces.

A cute and simple card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Merriest moments, Natural Prints, Old Paper, Painted Texture, Ribbons

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog

Well here we are … Happy advent all!

At the beginning of the year I put aside some Making Cards magazine kits I’d had in my stash for ages and decided that these would be my Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge for the year… and here is my last one for 2022. As it was a Christmas’s type paper I decided to go for it and make a lot of cards rather than just the two I’ve been making all year round.

I used a template I’ve used before (Cards by Kendra challenge 6) and added one more piece of 6×6 as I only had 5 papers in this kit.

It was a challenge to use as many of the large images with the papers too and so I did divert away from the layouts that Kendra had designed a couple of times.

I decided to stick to mainly using the Merriest Moments stamp set alongside the kit and added in a few die cuts from the Natural Prints set too. I also added some embossing … in fact dry embossing and lots of gold embossing as this seemed like a good way to finish off the cards. The sequinned ribbon I have had in my stash for years so it was good to use that too.

I always make these sort of card challenges in stages … First the cutting, then the stamping and arranging, then adhering and finally embellishing.

It was fun to make Christmas cards in less traditional colours too… the autumnal colours however worked well I think … with the regal gold elements.

Inside the cards and on the envelopes I added strips of remaining paper and some stamped elements, just to finish them off too.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s design team contributions. I’ve certainly enjoyed getting good use out of the hoarded supplies.

Unfortunately this is the last challenge for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge as Hazel is taking a break from running the challenge. I’ve loved taking part and will miss the group.

As there is still a lot of dsp in my stash though I won’t be stopping the making so will just keep on ploughing through it and try to resist buying too much more!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas 2022 challenge, Ribbons, Snow Crystal

Christmas cardmaking 2022 challenge… #7

Hello!

When I saw it was snowflakes I knew I wanted to use the Snow Crystal stamp as its one of my favourites but I decided to go a bit more graphic and spotted this paper in my stash that I thought was perfect for making me go a bit different with this stamped image.

As the paper is quite modern and a bit funky I decided to team it with kraft card and black card with the white embossed snowflake. I also added another layer to the snowflake with the laser cut embellishments too!

Each card is slightly different with the black panel slightly different in size and how I laid it out, but otherwise I kept the design simple with the square of dsp.

I also used the checked ribbon and some sequins to embellish.

Love this different look for a snowflake card… usually just go for pastels for snowflakes so it was good to use this very bright dsp and black and kraft instead.

Do you want more snowflake inspiration …. here is the card I made in last years challenge. Now hopefully this years challenge I will get a little further on as this was the last one I made last time. Fingers 🤞!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colorado Craft Company, Martin's Mayhem 30 day challenge, Ribbons, Tidings and Trimmings

Martin’s Mayhem Christmas challenge

I found some pics on my phone from a card I made back in early November for the Martin’s Mayhem 30 day Christmas card challenge that I never shared with you.

The challenge was a colour one to use Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen. I was also inspired by a book fold challenge another crafty friend was running on Facebook.

So this is the card I made. Crumb Cake base, cherry Cobbler coloured dsp, Trimmings and Tidings.

Then die cut out the star and backed the opening with more of the same stash of dsp but with an Evening Evergreen colour. Crumb Cake fancy star die cut twice and stacked. Some twine for the top.

Stamped the sentiment from Colorado Craft Company and die cut it twice and then embossed the stacked die cut twice so its a nice chunky and shiny embellishment. Added some Cherry Cobbler ribbon on the side and some clear gems for finishing.

Love this

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cottage Rose, Ribbons

Playing with old images

I decided to pull out the pouch with printed digital stamps, some of which are already coloured and make up a card using them and paper from the stash… I’m in a use up old stash kind of mood at the moment!

Turned out I also had some stamped images which I think I got rid of the stamps for years ago so this really is a card made from ancient stash!

I had coloured it with my Prismacolours so it just needed die cutting out and then the right papers and embellishments to be found.

I thought these autumnal papers worked perfectly along with the peach/ coral coloured cardstock. I hand cut a mat for the image and also added the lace trim as something to soften the look.

Feels like the kind of card I made a lot of a few years ago and to be honest I really like it. Simple and pretty. Inside I added some more of the paper to decorate.

Might have to do more cards like this and actually use these already printed/ stamped/ coloured images I have to mix up my style every so often! Also it was a lot easier on the arms not doing lots of die cutting which seems to have been more my style of late!

Entering this into the Anything Fall challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas Greetings, Joy, Martin's Mayhem 30 day challenge, Merry Moose, Peace & Joy, Ribbons

Martin’s Mayhem Christmas challenge

Day 11 for Martin’s #30daychristmascardmakingchallenge and the challenge is something white.

I fancied playing with vellum so I made a vellum card and then die cut a lot of the large panels to make the central part of the card and disguise glue etc. Some of these were in smoky slate rather than white but I think it all worked together.

On the front of the card I stamped the tress from Merry Moose a few times and then embossed them in white. Then used a blending tool and dark grey ink to blend over the top and then wiped the trees clean.

Next I asked the Joy word with a vellum shadow and white embossing onto the grey word. I decided to sandwich underneath the word and on top of the embossing the black and white ribbon to give some contrast and texture.

Then added the gems to finish off.

You can really see how the vellum is see through when the card is stood up albeit only semi-transparent.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artistically Inked, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Ribbons, Splendid Stems, True Love, YouTube video

True Love DSP playing

Today blog is a card I made using some of the leftover pieces of the fabulous True Love dsp which I love.

I also used a background I made for another project and never got round to using. I love how this came out but I must admit that I got a little lost in the middle of making this. If you fancy watching me fumble around making this card, check it out on YouTube as once again I videoed making this card.

I love how the ribbon provides a nice border element in the background and the bold sentiment panel.

Really going to miss this paper when I’ve finished off the last bits as it’s been fabulous to play with.

Finished off the card with white Splendid Stems die cuts and the black matt gems.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Moments, Martin's Mayhem 30 day challenge, Ribbons, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

Martin’s Mayhem Christmas challenge

Here is the card I made for the Martin’s Mayhem Christmas challenge for day 8… where the theme is all wrapped up.

I decided to use some very old stamps (Happy Moments) and stamped, coloured and fussy cut the stack of presents.

I then teamed it with papers and cut apart the images from a magazine kit.

I also embossed the white panel to give an extra bit of texture then an added a ribbon too and the printed sentiment label.

Also entering the wreaths challenge at Can you handle the pressure?

Happy crafting!

Catherine