Mama Elephant, Ribbons, Watercolour paints

The Dogs Woof tag

I recently had a bit of a splurge including buying these fabulous stamps from Mama Elephant that I have been NEEDING ever since I first saw them months ago. So this is my first play with the Dogs Woof stamp… and I created a thin panel by masking and stamping different parts on top of each other. I used the stamp platform to ensure I got good crisp images.

I then added a very diluted amount of white gesso so I could add colour on the kraft cardstock. I added the colour using watercolour pencils and a waterbrush.

Once they were all coloured as I wanted them I edged the panel and then layered it onto another piece of kraft with a layer of waxy paper in between. I then punched a hole and added the string and ribbon.

This cute tag was made for the UK stampers forum swap last month so I hope the recipient likes dogs! Lol!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Ribbons

Happy Easter

So tomorrow is Easter which in our house means chocolate! But I realise for others it has far more meaning. So sending wishes for you this Easter no matter what meaning you add to it.

I did make a set of Easter cards from a set of papers in a Making Cards magazine which I am sharing with you today.

I used the papers and images from the magazine, some scrap cardstock and ribbons and sequins from the stash to make these fun cards.

I started by fussy cutting the six bunny images which are super cute and then used the patterned papers to create backgrounds and multiple layers.

Then I chose cardstock from my stash I thought complimented the papers to mat and layer and added in doily pieces to soften too.

Then I went through the ribbon basket and pulled out twine and ribbons that I thought worked with the cards to add to them.

I either stamped an Easter sentiment from Stampin Up or used alpha stamps to create the sentiments choosing a few different ways to add the sentiments. Then added sequins in colours that worked with the cardstock colours and papers.

I love this final one with the netting bow. May have to buy more of this netting trim as it works so well for fun added texture for cards.

Hope you like my cute bunny Easter cards.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banner framelits, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Ribbons

Aloha! Time to party!

Today is one of the princess’ best friends birthday (And her twin birthday too… happy birthday Matthew!). Tonight I have seven 11/12 year olds sleeping over to celebrate both Hannah’s birthday and Maya’s from last week.

So we have a tropical themed decor going on… plenty of pineapples and flamingos!

And I’ve gone for a simple but fun theme for the party bags…

I created little clusters of fun patterned papers and then the lovely Lawn Fawn pineapples (coloured with distress ink and heat embossed) and some die cut banners handstamped with their names.

I added some strips of ribbon too that coordinates too and attached them to the bags with coloured staples.

So this is them last night (Yes as usual I was last minute… and today need to actually do something about putting something in them!) and later today I will have to share the cards I made for Hannah and Matthew!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Epic Celebrations, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Ribbons, Stitched framelits

A couple of cards

I made a couple of cards ages ago and just found the photos so I thought I would share them!

They were both using some of the patterned paper scraps I keep in a box …. just waiting for the perfect time to use them!

The first one had four different patterns on it and a fun bit of black trim along with a diecut flower from the Petals and more set and a bird from the Petal Palette set. Cute!

The second card has different papers and a bold green and purple colour scheme with the feature of the Epic Celebrations sneakers! Love the card candi that coordinates perfectly.

I used the sentiments from the Paperartsy Emma Godfrey mini to finish both cards off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Ribbons, Sizzix

Upcycling positive vibes!

Today I have a card I made for a work friend who has had a major operation and is currently immobile. Just before Christmas she passed me a stack of inspirational quotes that she had cut from a calendar in case I had use of them and I love them all! Of course I needed to make her a card so grabbed one of them that seemed appropriate and made this card.

The quote piece was cut down a little and then mounted on both a piece of tranquil tide and some white edged with the same ink colour. Then I die cut the sprig from vellum a couple of times and added the bow in pool party ribbon from the stash.

A lovely positive card and of course a fab bit of upcycling aswell.

Happy crafting!

Catherine