Category Archives: Design Team

DT: CHNC: for a man or boy

This week for CHNC Hazel made us think of masculine cards… or at least cards suitable for men or boys.

I decided clean and simple was the best bet so masked off a square and added some Tumbled Glass ink with a stencil brush.

Then some trees in Iced spruce and a deer using black soot.

I then added the sentiment and a posca pen border. Simple and clean and I think suitable as a card for a man.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: snowflakes


Today at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel asked us to use snowflakes… so I created this cute card using some snowflake paper.

I chose fresh non traditional colours to go with the kraft card and I love the tartan pipers piping sheep image from 12 days of Christmas Penny Black stamps.

Kept it simple with a little watercolour pencil colouring and a hand drawn doodle border.

Happy crafting !


DT: CHNC: washi tape

I love washi tape… I have a lot of it… but rarely use it in cardmaking.

So this week Hazel is prompting me to get it used for this week’s CHNC challenge.

I grabbed some Christmas themed washi and decided to keep it simple using it to frame the card top and bottom and place the main card topper on an angle.

The main image is from an old Making Cards magazine and I’ve used a few images for my CHNC contributions over the past few months. Love this cute pig!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: non traditional colours

So when we think of Christmas we think of red and green… but Hazel from Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog has challenged the design team to use non traditional colours.

Well I didn’t go completely away from green… but this lime green is not what we normally think of for Christmas right? And certainly not the hot pink!

The main embellishment was one I’ve had in my stash forever! It’s an embossed image. Cute!

I just added the little snowflake embellishment to finish off!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: winter fun

Good morning!

Time to share another design team contribution to Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

Now this week Hazel wanted our card to theme around “winter fun” and I found this digi image I had printed a long time ago so decided to use it.

I coloured the image using my promarkers and created the background from some papers in the stash.

The Noel die cut and the flowers were from a stash swap gift I got last Christmas so it was nice to use them along with the gemstone flower centre.

Happy crafting!


DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Wow it’s the 1st June already and what a weird year it has been so far. In fact the less said about it the better. Shall I just crack on with the crafting?

Ok well it’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. This month I went back to an old Making Cards magazine set of art deco travel pics.

And made the following set of cards…

All of them have a few layers going on, and some gems to embellish, but mainly it is all about the main picture taking over the card design.

Simple but nice notecard style cards.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use silver

Hello. This week on Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog she suggested to the design team to use Silver… so I did!

I started with the burgundy base and some pink cardstock and the lovely Nordic kraft paper. Then added a die cut tree I was gifted in a stash swap. I also was gifted the laser cut Noel sentiment. I thought this looked fab but the tree was a little lost so added some sparkle using the gems to give it more silver!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: candy canes!

Hello! This week the theme Hazel asked us to follow for our Design Team contribution for CHNC was Candy Canes.

I went super simple with this card.

Some cute stamped candy canes, a robin and a sentiment and a beautiful striped bow! I chose the shaped card to make it a little more special!

Happy crafting!