Embossing Folders, Everyday Enchantment, Gummiapan, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Postscript, Stitched framelits, Tea for Two, Tim Holtz, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder

It has been a while since I did a one sheet wonder but I felt like having fun with paper and set to on this one sheet wonder project.

I tried to use up bits off the desk as I was building them after the initial cardstock mats etc. I built them up bit by bit too rather than just rushing in to get things stuck down.

So here was the starting point…

A piece of retired Stampin Up Tea for two dsp that I happen to love both sides of.

I teamed it with Early Espresso and old olive cardstock. The early espresso is also the coredinations cardstock so wonderful for distressing.

Next to start adding focal images…

A real hotchpotch of stuff going on… scraps of vellum, die cuts, images from magazine kits and embossing. I had so much fun popping images and scraps from the desk in with these.

So then I started assembling and decided I wanted sewing to feature on most with the quilted type paper as the inspiration. So I added machine stitching to most but not all and the started with the assembling and finishing off.

So I started with some images leftover from making cards magazine…

These first two don’t have any sewing but instead added some twine and ribbon. The next two however have sewing and the lovely cute images.

Now I move onto my fave stamp set… petal palette…

More die cutting and vellum and embossing and some pretty cards were created.

And finally three different cards … the gorgeous watercolour wings…

This one I created some inchies using the butterfly basics stamp set and heat embossed in clear the post script background stamp on the early espresso cardstock.

The last one uses a die of the white rabbit as a focal point. I adore this die and it was gifted to me by a kind friend… thanks M xxx

So there we have it… all of the cards from my one sheet wonder! Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.

Such fun playing with this paper!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Designer Series Paper, Panda Party, Tap tap tap

Use it up! Another batch of cards

I’ve been quite determined this year to use up paper packs and card kits I’ve got with magazines… and here is one from a Making Cards magazine from a while ago. I must admit I like their kits as they are usually quite funky and modern.

I thought this one would make some fun kids birthday cards and a few hello cards too.

I ended up with 8 6×4 cards and 1 4×4 card in total, supplementing the papers and images with some cardstock that I felt coordinated perfectly.

On most of the images I also added some touches of wink of Stella to add subtle shimmer and then either added sequins of card candi to embellish. On all of them I also added either the happy birthday from Panda Party or the Hi from Tap Tap Tap to add the sentiment.

Quite a simple cut and stick project but I enjoyed it… probably aided by the fact the images and papers are so cute!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Gorjuss, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Gorjuss die cut girls

About a year ago a lovely friend die cut some Gorjuss girls for me but I never got round to using them… well I have now!

I must admit I wasn’t brilliantly happy with the skin tones on a couple but hey… they are all still cute!

This first one I used a background I created ages ago as a masterboard and never got round to making it onto a card. So there are lots of scrummy Paperartsy paints and lots of doodling in the background.

The next one has a strip of yupo paper I coloured with alcohol inks and then some cute mint green cardstock which I embossed. Then used a scrap of patterned paper and some ribbon and a doily to add more layers.

This was an alcohol ink background and some lovely sequin trim along with a doily … love the colours in this and the background has lovely silver bits in it too.

Another alcohol ink background, this time on yupo so not shiny. I found this spotty doily and thought it would work well with the spotty scarf on the girl.

This final one is alcohol ink on glossy photo paper and it works really well. Love the shine and the contrast with the textured back card and all the patterns on the girl. This close up shows the reflection on the card.

Happy with these cute cards… and a big thank you to Mara for the die cuts. X

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Petal Palette

Upcycling positivity part 2

I posted about these fab positivity quotes that a work friend gave me a little while ago and now I have five cards I made using them.

As they are large images and quite focal the cards didn’t need much extra stuff doing to them. I add a mount of different coloured cardstock to each of them. Then either added stamping to the card blank or some patterned paper. On one I just added the little bit of bakers twine.

Love these little cards of positivity.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Happy Celebrations

Aloha… it’s the princess’ 12th birthday

… and for my pineapple mad girl… a pineapple themed card!

I bought the Aloha stamp set with coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn just to make her a card and to decorate her invites to her party… and so I stamped a pattern with them using a mixture of black ink and embossing in silver and white glitter powder.

Then I went a little mad with tropical coloured greens and turquoise distress inks and smooshing.

I then used the Happy Celebrations stamps to create the greeting in the same way… and then a single pineapple die cut out too.

Then I went back in with the pine needles ink and added some colour to the leaves and to the Happy. Next I assembled and added plenty of wink of stella. I also added the glossy accents to the embellishment pineapple to add more texture.

I can’t believe my baby girl has turned 12… although given she is already taller than me… I sometimes wonder if she is actually a lot older!

As for the invites… I kept these more simple… six of these… I used the main pineapple image and coloured it with oxides and water before diecutting them. I also stamped and die cut the sunglasses and then added the pineapples to the cards with foam dimensionals. Then added the glasses and added a layer of glossy accents to the glasses.

I found the Let’s Party stamp in a magazine set and thought it worked well.

And so it’s time to celebrate … Happy birthday to my gorgeous girl who has always been super cute!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Masks/Stencils

Circle journal page for Hazel

Time to share another circle journal page…

I chose a black envelope in Hazel’s journal as my surface to work on and grabbed some of the elements she had gifted to work with. The little oriental charm gave me the idea to work with the Lynne Perella stamps.

This is the first in progress picture with the paint, stencilling, paper and then waiting for the glossy texture paste to dry.

I love the tag and how I added all the layers of paint, embossing and sanding to make it dimensional and more vintage.

In the sunshine you can really see all the layers and the bright colours I added. I love that I kept quite a lot of the black background still visible too.

And in the light off the lamp you can see the texture paste shine too!

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