Category Archives: Challenges/projects

DT: Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog: Joy

This week at CHNC Hazel gave us the optional challenge of using the word Joy in our projects so of course I went straight to my Peace and Joy stamp and die set. I decided on using the die cut word rather than stamping and die cutting and then wanted to add the wreath too from the Wreath Builder set.

I used some old patterned paper from the stash and then used a few of the All the Trimmings embellishments to decorate the wreath.

I also changed up the sentiment a little to heat emboss in white rather than stamp in colour or black.

I layered up the thin green die cut three times for dimension and the largest bottom layer I added pool party ink to the textured white cardstock to blend with the colour scheme of the paper.

Love how this came out… and know exactly who this going to already! In fact I started writing my Christmas cards last weekend so I know if I have enough or if I need to do a final push on making for the next couple of months. The good news is that I should be fine and should have enough with any I make between now and then as extras… and I’m pretty much done with the sets I need to gift too!

That’s the good news about making them all year round! No mad rush at the end!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: plaid/checked paper

Hi

This week Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge design team challenge was to use plaid/ checked paper.

I found some scraps of this cute green and pink coloured patterned paper and made this little tree card.

All the elements came from the patterned paper stash. All I added was the green cardstock and the stamped sentiment using the Peace and Joy stamps (I am obsessed with this set!). I also added a little yellow star on the tree!

Cute and quick!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Hello! First of the month means time for another Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge design team contribution. Once again I dug into the Making Cards magazine kits and found some cat papers and images

I kept the cards black and white with just the pop of colour using the card candi.

Because the card blank is black I also added insert panels for the inside.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: something beginning with S

Stockings begin with an S don’t they? In which case that’s my contribution for this week’s CHNC.

I chose to make this bright and traditionally coloured but slightly Nordic in design card using some old Papermania Paper, an embossed panel, some stamped images from an old Creative Stamping magazine set and sentiment from Peace and Joy stampin up set (this is by far my favourite one from the mini catalogue … even beating the Merry Moose set at the moment …. all because of those lovely panel sentiments!).

Hope you like it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper

It’s always strange when the 1st of the month is on a Saturday as I have 2 design team contributions to share.

So for this month’s Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge I chose to use an old cute Making Cards magazine set and make some cute hello cards.

Just adorable!

Love these images and papers. So cute.

Entering this into the summer colours challenge at Crafty friends and the cuddly animals challenge at Di’s Digi Designs

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: a reindeer

Hello! Today it was time to add a reindeer to our cards for the CHNC blog and I chose to make a watercolour background and add some Woodware stamped images to create the scene.

I decided to emboss the card blank using the woodland embossing folder. And then kept it modern with some black card candi.

A simple but pretty card.

Entering this into the water colour challenge at Vintage Journey

Happy crafting!

Catherine