Category Archives: Challenges/projects

DT: CHNC: the letter R

My Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog contribution this week was in response to Hazel’s challenge to use something with the letter R.

I chose Reindeer for the letter R. I used a few different patterned papers from the stash and a mix of grey and kraft cardstock with a die cut frame. I then cut two of the deer and stuck them together to add dimension.

I added a sticker sentiment and layers few card candi.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: use glitter

This week at CHNC, Hazel challenged us to use GLITTER. Ugh! I am not a fan of using glitter… so decided to add only little dots of glitter glue on my card toppers.

I used an old Making Cards magazine set of papers and toppers and teamed them with pink, black, grey and green cardstock. I cut the papers into 4 sheets of 6×6 and then created the panels from those so I could make a couple at a time with similar layouts. Almost like a one sheet wonder.

I added die cuts of foliage using the Wreath Builder dies and Forever Flourishing dies.

Then each topper got some dots of pink, green, red or silver glitter glue.

Love how they all look and love these fresh colours.

Particularly like this last one which uses the one inch scraps of paper… cool way to use up scraps!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: add a button

Whilst this week has not gone quickly from a work point of view, the time between CHNC blog posts seems to disappear in a matter of moments!

So this week, Hazel set the DT the challenge of use a button. Here is what I made.

I went with some navy papers from an old Making Cards magazine (they look black on this picture!) and a grey wreath with a white die cut flower and a yellow button to match the accent colour on the paper.

I decided on a simple sentiment embossed with white on the grey and layered onto a silver embossed piece of paper.

All pretty simple and very pretty. Love the pattern on this paper. Very modern.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

I love how this challenge makes me use up old bits and pieces of kits from magazines. Like the Making Cards magazine kit I took the papers and focal sentiments from… I’ve had these a long time, and now used them up!

I used the same decorative panel and a different patterned paper colour for the background layer.

Of course I also used different card candi too!

Both on the bright yellow base card blank.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: something beginning with H

Firstly Happy Halloween!

Secondly here is my Christmas card for this week’s CHNC design team contribution.

The theme is something beginning with H … and I chose Holly!

I wanted something striking so chose the Darcy stamps and created a panel and some that I cut out to embellish.

Then embossed the base card and added the sentiment as a strip across with red gems to finish!

I coloured the holly leaves using watercolour pencils and water to blend.

Love how this finished up!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: my own background

I wanted to play with paints for this week’s CHNC challenge and Hazel had challenged us to make our own background.

So I created a green background with a few different colours of fresco finish paints and stamps and stencils. I also added some splashes and doodles.

Then for the focal I used some kraft cardstock and embossed the flower from a Creative Stamping magazine set. I also added the sentiment in white embossing. I then used mats and layers to build up the card.

Love how cool this looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: flower

This week at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel challenged us to use a flower or two or more… I decided to play with watery distress inks and embossing and this beautiful image from a Creative Stamping magazine set.

How beautiful is this stamped image. Love the delicate but modern look it has.

Love how the white embossing works with the loose water colour look.

Added gems and a raised embossed sentiment and lots of layers of cardstock to finish.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: stocking

Once again I am here with a Design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week Hazel asked the DT to include stockings.

I found these scraps left on the table from another card I made a few weeks ago… and as good luck would have it there was a stocking image there!

So I made up a cute card with the papers and added the sentiment using my favourite stamp set of this year’s Christmas cards… yes Peace and Joy came out to play again!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: sentiment as focal point

Last week I skipped my DT responsibility as I was moving my parents… back to it again this week!

I decided to use the Making Cards magazine set for the challenge of sentiment as focal point which was the challenge Hazel set us for this week’s CHNC contribution.

I added Wink of Stella to the snow on the top layer and the snowflake sticker as an embellishment. But a pretty simple and effective card thanks to the card topper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

This month for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge I teamed some papers from a Making Cards magazine set with some Art by Marlene stamped images.

I started by creating the background panels using up the papers to create some bright square cards. Then I stamped the beach hut images and coloured them with promarkers in similar colours to the papers.

I also added ribbons to the papers. The sentiments were stamped on card I had coloured with the same promarkers colours so everything tied in.

Inside the card I stamped a beach hut using a pale grey ink so it was like a watermark.

I also decorated the envelope with a beach hut image but stamped in grey archival to give it more emphasis.

Love how these cards came out. Bright and cheery!

Happy crafting!

Catherine