Category Archives: Challenges/projects

DT: CHNC: add a flower or two

Today’s challenge that Hazel has set is to add a flower or two. I don’t often add flowers to Christmas cards, but I spotted this paper in my stash and I figured it was the best way to start!

After cutting a panel I inked the edge with green ink and then started adding the layers and the trim and the focal point. I then fussy cut a few flowers from the paper to add them behind the focal point.

I love the mix of finishes, the pattern and the pearlescent paper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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DT: CHNC: stocking

I messed up the last two weeks of CHNC by missing a week out and posting the theme at the wrong time but I am catching up again now!

This week, and I’ve checked I am right, the theme is to include a stocking! So I chose this image from a Making Cards magazine set in my stash and cut it out. I used papers from the same pack to create the background and then used foam tape to raise the focal image.

Next I added the sentiment onto the background and put that onto a dark green card blank.

Easy and elegant I think!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: sentiment as focal point

Another CHNC design team project to share with you… This time Hazel challenged us to use the sentiment as the focal point… so I went for a clean and simple card.

I used a square acrylic block and the distress oxide to create a simple water colour background for the large sentiment stamp. I also added a few snowflakes to finish off the card.

It’s difficult to see but I went over the script writing with Wink of Stella too to give it some shimmer.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle journal for Chris

I have a page I made in a circle journal for our lovely organiser, Chris.

I decided I wanted to add dimension on the page so after a coat of black gesso and some strips of paper I added the stencilled words using the iridescent medium. I then heat set them so they got the bubbly texture.

Then I went to town with paints in a mixture of translucent and opaque.

I also did lots and lots of splatters!

I decided that I wanted to create a garden of the Darcy trees so I stamped and painted them on white and then fussy cut them out.

Once they were glued into place I also added shading and white highlights.

I then decided to add glossy accents to the dots on the tree and this has given them a fun three dimensional finish.

Next I added the title using Dina Wakely tissue paper. Love this!

Finally I added white dots around the page as as border and to add some details.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: plaid/gingham/check

Hello! How did it get to be Saturday already?

So this week at CHNC Hazel suggested we use plaid/gingham/checked paper as part of our design… so here is mine!

I used some patterned paper and then wrapped some ribbon round the panels. I then die cut the trees and added some glitter glue to each of them. I also added the Tim Holtz sticker to finish off.

Looking forward to seeing what the others did to incorporate the gingham into their designs.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: patterned paper

Today I am using patterned paper on my card for CHNC as that’s the challenge that Hazel set for us!

I used the Winter Frost paper from the stash and then a laser cut panel from something my friend gave to me.

I coordinated the paper with some grey and teal cardstock.

I finished off with the sentiment sticker and the card candi.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

This month’s DT contribution is a quick one… sorry but just not had a chance to get round to making recently. So this is for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge and I made a card with leftover Maggie Holmes papers.

I added pumice stone inking to the edges and added the focal image from Beautiful You stamp set.

Love how this came out. Really just need to carve out some time to be creative!

Happy crafting!

Catherine