Category Archives: Découpage

More decoupage cards

Yes the remaining six decoupage cards I made from the Crafts Beautiful decouoage kit… these were made adding my own card blanks into the supplies… 

The first three I added simple embossed sentiments and decoupage panels.

The final three I added some patterned paper and cardstock to finish them off in addition to sentiments either from the kit or from my stash.

I added glitter to some and little dots of glossy accents to others and on the final one I added flicks of pearlescent pink mica spray.

Loved this little play with decoupage for a change. And it just goes to show that allcrafting can be fun! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Decoupage cards

There was a discussion between my crafty friends and I last week about decoupage and although you may think with my love of mixed media and grungy crafts that decoupage might not be my thing… but I do enjoy it every so often. So when I saw the Crafts beautiful magazine and it had a decoupage kit in it as the freebie I thought … why not! 

Of course it was meant to make 6 cards but I ended up adding a few card blanks and bits and pieces of paper to make it into 12! 

Here are the first six which are using the cards that came in the pack with various levels of decoupage. I did add some glitter, glossy accents and some foiled sentiments to a few to add to them… otherwise these pretty flowers are mainly how the kit intended them to be (I just skipped a few layers to save them for other cards!).

I will share the other six I made another day… but hope you also like these pretty cards. Far from my usual style but still fun and relaxing to make. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge September

Hi there. I’m a bit late with this design team challenge but got there eventually tonight to join in on the first day. 

It is time to use some patterned paper on a project … in my case a card using the lovely Gorjuss decoupage panel. 

The green flowery paper I thought worked perfectly and I just needed to tone it down so added distress inks to the edge of the paper and the tag. 

Love the layers and finish course the Gorjuss girl.  Now I am off to see what the rest of the design team have been up to with their stash of patterned paper over at the blog

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

July already! Time for another Design Team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts  patterned paper challenge.

This time I am using up some old SU paper and made another card using the Docrafts decoupage kit and making another masculine card.  You would have thought after all the boy cards I made in June I would have had enough by now, but seemingly not!

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I added the cute little tool charms and mounted it on craft paper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy fathers Day to the best Daddy for Maya

Yes of course alongside all of the cards made for the father in law and my dad (sharing over the next week) I also made a card for the most important Daddy in my life… my hubby!

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Used the Docrafts kit to create this decoupage card for my Mr Amazing!

Loads of Love for my lovely hubby and the best partner in parenting I could imagine!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Decoupage hearts

Another heartful posting for the Paperartsy challenge … This time a make for the princess’ bedroom! 

I had three wooden hearts that I had in the ‘to be altered’ pile for a while. I got some decoupage paper and then the princess and her friends covered each of the hearts with the strips of paper one day when they popped over between Christmas and new year.  They then sat on my desk awaiting finishing. 

Today I finished them…

I added black paint to the edge with my finger and then stamped the words LIVE  LOVE  LAUGH to white cardstock and then added the little flower. 

I decided to also add a little bit of stamping to break up the blue paper background a little.  I used Stayzon to add some geometric squiggles.

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And here they are hung on the wall… not the easiest thing to photograph well… but the good news is that the princess loves them.
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You should pop over to the Paperartsy blog and see what the design team have been making. I particularly love the piece Chris made. Love those heart flowers on wire… so creative and clever. Wonder if the princess fancies something like this in her room???

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Decoupage Maya

So the princess wants a change in bedroom for her main christmas present … she is going blue! Well black and blue to be accurate but more about that once it happens.  So the nine year old gets to open rolls of wallpaper and tins of paint, cushions, light fittings and curtains for her birthday… but of course she needs something special from her Mummy to open too!

So I grabbed some letters from hobbycraft and some funky blue papers…

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Perfect stocking fillers and a cute new addition to our girls new room  (as soon as we decorate that is!).

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Finishing off the advent calendar

I finished the princesses advent calendar last week with Gwen when she did hers and I have to say I am really pleased with how it ended up. Then yesterday evening Clare and Caroline came to finish theirs.

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The finishing touches were the blue star, and how I decorated the sides and back…

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I used the same decoupage paper to decorate the sides and the back.

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And a little message on the back just for my girl!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

P.S. Gwen did a fab job on hers too…
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And Clare and Caroline did an equally fab job with their two calendars and the different colour scheme…
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Caroline papered the back and sides, whilst Clare decided to paint hers instead.
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