Artistically Inked, Designer Series Paper, For My Family, True Love, Washi tape

Rainbow perfectly penned

I’m back with more floral elements from the perfectly penned and this time rainbow themed.

I coloured each of the clusters a different colour of the rainbow using stampin blends and promarkers. I added them to a dotty background (leftovers from the True Love dsp) raising some up on foam for dimension.

I then created my sentiment layering it on some rainbow washi covered cardstock.

Finished off inside the black cardblank a white insert with an added floral element and washi strip.

Lovely and colourful!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Biggest Wish, Dies, Distress oxide ink, Kim Dellow, Ribbons, Washi tape

Uk stampers forum tag swap

Hi all … hope you are having a great day! I’ve got a tag to share with you that I made for this months UK stampers forum swap.

I went for an inky tag this time and also had a little play with texture by partially diecutting a layer with a background die.

I used all pink coloured distress oxides and there was plenty of smooshing, blending and splattering. I also added some splatters of shimmer ink too.

I added some stamping to the tag itself with the sentiment stamp and also around the edges.

Next I stamped the chess pieces and cut them out and added them.

I decided to add the following washi tape as a backing to the sentiment and then the glittery gems and the pink ribbon as contrast. I also added some staples for more texture and to keep the washi in place.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Craft Stamper magazine stamps, Dylusions spray inks, Happy Celebrations, Masks/Stencils, Washi tape

Craft Stamper magazine sort out

I’m back with another Craft Stamper magazine stamps sort out project … this time using this cupcake image.

I stamped and embossed it and then coloured with my stampin write markers before fussy cutting it out. I had already decided by this point that it was unlikely to stay in the keep me pile but it was time to make use of what I had created regardless.

I decided to use one of the spray backgrounds that were on my desk still from a few weeks ago. I added some stencilling to it to add some more interest and then started adding it to a piece of the zingy Parakeet party cardstock. I also added some washi tape strips that I thought complemented the cupcake colouring.

Next I went with some piercing to add a bit of something to the washi strips. But then I covered most of that up with the sentiment. I used Happy Celebrations which I stamped and fussy cut out but the addition of the black meant I needed to add more balconies so the punched circle and the black embossed rest of the sentiment and then finally added a layer of black to the background panel too.

I think originally I had thought it would be a pretty pretty style card but it ended up turning quite funky!

I added it all to a bright orange card base to keep the brightness going in contrast to the black. I actually like the final card but the stamp I can’t see me using so it’s going to the get rid pile. You win some, you lose some as they say!

Of I also used some yellow star gems I had in the stash to embellish.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Lollipop Box Kit, Washi tape

Happy new home Mum and Dad

This past weekend we’ve been supporting my parents to move home … to somewhere nearer to ours and hopefully a little more future proof for their ages and increasing frailties.

Here is the card I made for them using old Lollipop Box Club Kits.

Just like last time I played with a little hand sewing too!

Love how cute the colours are in Lollipop box club kits … Lisa chooses it all so well!

Just don’t really do the journaling anymore so need to find new uses for the stash!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Craft Stamper magazine stamps, Happy Celebrations, Playful Alphabet, Washi tape

Craft stamper magazine sort out

I’m back delving into the box of Craft Stamper magazine stamps and sorting out which are for keeping and which are for leaving my stash… today it was this one with a collage type feel to it that I decided to play rainbows 🌈 with.

I stamped it in a row along a longer piece of cardstock so I could make a DL card from. I then stamped it again in black on a separate piece so I could colour in the creature (I think it’s a moth but I went colourful as though it was a butterfly!)

I then cut that out and mounted it onto black. I used black to also mount the background panel but I also used my scoreboard to edge it a little … it’s subtle but it’s there I promise!

I then decided to go a bit rainbow mad with the die cut letters and used a rainbow washi I’ve got to cover some card then die cut the letters on different parts and at different angles. I stacked them on other die cut letters to give them the dinension too.

Next I took some of the stamp from a happy celebrations for the other part of the sentiment and mounted that onto black.

I also added some shiny black stars as embellishments.

As much as I love this card I think it is unlikely I would use it again and have plenty of collage type stamps I could use instead, so it’s going into the get rid pile rather than the keep pile.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Concord & 9th, Pierced Blooms, Washi tape

Busy weekend quick crafting

So this weekend has been busy with cleaning the house, decluttering and basically being on the go most of the time. Plus the hubby stole my work desk and chair so I couldn’t really craft as the chair is also my crafting chair!

One of the tasks of the weekend was also my daughter doing a photo shoot for her photography a level and so I was the glamorous lighting assistant pointing iPhone torch lights at the phones she was photographing. And her subject matter for the shoot happened to be my crafting supplies!

As you can probably see some painty splotches were made on the bits of card etc which of course I didn’t want to waste so have a few of them now stored away for future projects. But as soon as the hubby vacated the chair I quickly made this card using one of the splotchy backgrounds, some washi tape, stamping and the paper flowers we unearthed as part of the photo shoot!

I also dug out some old embellishment tins and found a little sparkly one for the centre of the flower. I decided to also add some die cut leaves to finish off the flower as it looked odd without them.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Baked Texture embossing powder, Heffy Doodle, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Ribbons, Splendid Stems, Stampin Blends alcohol pens, Washi tape

UK stampers forum swap tag

Hello… I played with some Creative Stamping magazine stamps and die cuts and made a rainbow themed floral tag for this months UK stampers forum tag swap and I love it! ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤍

I started with a kraft tag that I had previously embossed with the Baked Texture embossing powder using versamark I had added to a stencil and then popped through the big shot to apply the ink. I’ve had this on the desk for the last few months as I actually did this way back in July! I decided however I wanted to play bright rainbow so added the wide rainbow washi tape, then decided on what image I wanted to use. I actually ended up using an image from Creative Stamping magazine kit that the stencil came from as it had the right number of flowers to make a rainbow of flowers.

I coloured the flowers in using a mix of Promarkers and Stampin Blends and then fussy cut it out. I added foam underneath and added the long thin die cuts from Splendid Stems underneath cut from white to add contrast. Then I decided on a simple die cut Hello for the sentiment.

For embellishment I chose some mirror card candi … if you closely enough in the photos you may glimpse me taking the pics because they are that shiny! I also chose the black and white gingham ribbon for trim as again it ties in the black and white for on the tag against all that bright colour!

Hope you like my rainbow themed floral tag.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Avery Elle, Ribbons, Washi tape

UK stampers forum tag swap

Hi… I have a tag I made using one of those leftover toucan images from the papers I used for the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge I sharee yesterday. I’ve entered it into the swap at UK stampers forum.

So the rule is that there has to be stamping so I decided to create my own background for the tag using stamps from an old Creative Stamping magazine. The different tropical leaves work so well with the toucan image. I then added some of the remaining paper as a strip along with a piece of yellow washi that I thought added some additional colour and brightness as I had chosen a craft tag for the base.

Next I added an orange circle (again leftover from the cards I shared on the 1st) and then layered the image onto some foam so there was dimension.

Next I chose the sentiment and stamped and die cut the Avery Elle using an orange ink. I then embellished with some black heart die cuts which I added the black wink of Stella to so there was some shimmer and contrast.

I finished off with scraps of yellow and black and white ribbons and twine to coordinate with the tag.

Hope you like it. I think it is a fun to use images such as this in different ways.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Junk Journal 2021, Lollipop Box Kit, Washi tape, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Journalling 2021… May Bank holiday

Sharing another page in my 2021 junk journal… really love this way of documenting.

Once again I remembered to put the camera on … so check out the video here.

I mainly used the April Lollipop Box Club kit and had lots of fun with sewing and layers. Took me a while to come to a finishing point I must admit and still feel it needs something else but not sure exactly what just yet!

Love the fact I could use the tab on the pull out card, and although my writing ends up a bit scruffy love the fact that the new SU colour Soft Succulent coordinates so well with the colours in the kit.

Also love the shimmer paint I added to the background. I know the pics don’t do it justice, but Little Rainbow Moon paints are just so lovely to use.

Happy crafting!

Catherine