The paper was an old 12 x 12 dsp from SU I got in a kit from a class with Helen. I teamed it with a yellow and bright pink and Night of Navy cardstock and three stamp sets for the focal point.
Make a monster
From all of us
Over the Moon.
I coloured all the images using Promarkers. Some I fussy cut, some I cut into panels. I added embossing and die cut circles. I found ribbons from the stash and card candi to embellish and chose some sentiments either from the afore mentioned stamp sets or other retired stamp sets.
Love how double sided dsp allows you to get different looks but still just using the one OSW template.
The card I put forward for the patterned paper challenge was this one… partly because I love the colouring on the animals with it not attempting to be realistic and because it shows the fun pattern on the dsp!
Off to see what others have used for their patterned paper challenge for this month!
Saying howdy always reminds me of my friend Julie who I used to work with… miss her loads.
Anyways … today’s slice of life is …
The Serpent… who has watched this on the BBC, and how addictive is it? My word, not sure I will sleep until I get to the end… wow!
And in other non TV news:
1) the hair is back to being brown, the teenager did a great job of helping me dye it.
2) I exercised a bit last night, back to being knackered again tonight but going to push myself to do a bit more tonight.
3) my friend Michelle has got me all motivated to lose weight so I am tracking all food again.
Now onto the crafting.
Today I have a long YouTube video to share from the weekend as I ended up doing a One Sheet Wonder using the Berry Delightful dso and the Berry Blessings stamps. It was lots of fun… but even speeding loads of the process up it was over an hour long. Well I know some people find watching the long videos relaxing… but I really need to learn how to do a quick project! 🤣🤣🤣
So here is the template I used for cutting the 6×6 piece of paper …
And here is what I made…
Loved playing with the stamp set and this gorgeous paper…
In fact after I gave up filming I also decorated the inside of the cards with strips of paper …
And the envelopes I added the paper to the flap and stamped on the fronts…
… once I had done that it felt like the project was properly finished. Eight cards and envelopes beautifully decorated!
Love these freebies from Saleabration and looking forward to playing with them again!
Whilst doing the zoom crafting sessions with my friends I hadn’t got quite enough supplies to make the same cards up… so I used the Whale of a Time dsp and some coordinating cardstock. I die cut some elements that I thought would work as seaweed too.
Here they are…
Love how fun and bright they are!
A couple of the sheets of paper are perfect for cutting apart and so I could use the whales and turtles as focal points.
I also added in some linen thread on a few.
For all of them I used the sentiment from the From all of us stanp set.
I have another one sheet wonder to share using the long since retired Winter Frost Dsp. This time the paper was a lot darker and bolder than the other ones I shared previously. This led to me wanting to add vellum to add a lighter touch to the cards.
Here is the cutting guide I followed…
… and here are all but two of the cards I made.
The remaining three panels (1,3,4) are the 4×4 panels which when they have a mat are too big for these a6 size cards. So I will share those another day!
As you can see they turned out to be quite busy cards with the embossed vellum adding a second pattern as well as texture!
I decided to steer away from stamped images completely and just use coloured cardstock with the white to create my wreaths. I mixed up the different wreath styles and added in foliage and flowers.
I chose to use either Basic Grey, Smoky Slate or White card blanks and cut them lengthways so they open on the left and stand easily even in this landscape format. I also backed most of the panels with a panel of basic black to give a lighter edge to the vellum panel.
Card 1: to be shared another day
Card 2: I actually turned this into two cards…
Card 3: to follow another day
Card 4: to follow another day
I love the Wreath Builder dies so much but must admit I also added some of the dies from the Forever Flourishing set too just to add some variance to the foliage on the wreaths.
The sentiments were both from the retired Good Greetings stamp set.
I loved adding the pop of pinks on these cards and also how the vellum over the patterned paper on some cards gave it a different look.
I went through scraps of ribbon to make teeny tiny bows for the wreaths too and added the little adhesive snowflake sequins as a little added embellishment.
I chose for those not mounted on white card blanks to make an insert for them… I did this using one sheet of white to create four inserts. I stamped in a cross and then cut it into four parts and then trimmed it down so they were slightly smaller than the card blank.
When I share the three remaining cards I made from this OSW I will link back here so you can see them all.
Another one sheet wonder to share with you, this time using am old piece of patterned paper I was gifted which has a vintage feel so I teamed it with browns and creams and used the fabulous Peace and Joy stamps and dies to decorate.
Used a similar one sheet wonder as the one I shared last month using the Merry Moose stamp set but changed up the first card as I made an error when cutting and also added the slim panel for 5 into card 3 as I made an error putting them together thinking there should have been 4 strips not 3!
I mounted each of the panels onto the Early Espresso coloured coredinations card (I’ve found a stash of this in one of the boxes in my craft room so was happy to use it again). Then created panels using cream laid paper and very vanilla cardstock.
Once again I went to town with embossing and added some ribbons from the stash on most of the cards.
The focal images of the Peace and Joy set I did in a few different ways. Either I stamped them in Mossy Meadow or Soft Suede and then added a layer of die cutting. With the very narrow dies I generally layered them so they were two or three tall. And the glimmer paper came out again just for a few bits. And yes there is glitter everywhere as a result. (I will never buy it again… so must use up my stash and get rid of it!)
Love how they all came out and think that the Peace and Joy bundle is one of my favourite ever sets for versatility. It just works so well for creating features as well as little elements such as the holly leaves which create lovely embellishments.
Creating all these cards probably only took about 3 hours if that! You can get in a nice rhythm and almost do it as a conveyor crafting session … paper and card cutting, then stamping, then die cutting and fussy cutting, then sorting layouts and choosing ribbons, then embossing, then adhering. Or at least that’s the way I did it. So ideal if you are a last minute Christmas card maker and haven’t started yet.
I can really recommend the Peace and Joy bundle. And at £42.50 for the bundle it’s not a bad price considering the versatility.
Last weekend I spent the day on zoom with the Scrimpys SU team doing all sorts of lovely crafty stuff and chat.
The first project was a one sheet wonder using 6×6 dsp from the Flowers for every seasons suite. The project was designed by Karen. And it was a lovely template to use.
Here are my cards…
I added cardstock to the basic kit that Amanda had supplied and a bit of extra ribbon but love how these came out.
I also chose some embossing folders from the stash to add texture to the back panels.
Love how bright and cheery these cards are. And how easily I put them together during the zoom call. The most complicated bits were choosing which of the beautiful papers to use and then which sentiment to use.
Using some blocks of colour with the background panels really changed how the one sheet wonder looked and I love it!