Category Archives: Design Team

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Happy advent!

Last of the patterned paper challenges of the year, and as it is Decemeber I had to go Christmas!

And once again a Making Cards magazine set using most of the pack to make these 11 cards.

I added some green card as a mat for some cards and my gold and silver sharpie pens to add borders to layers.

To some I added Wink of Stella to the images to add to the presents or stars or words in the card toppers.

On some I added some fluff for the snowflakes to add texture.

Love the modern but 1950s style to these.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: things with wings

Hi there… another week that passed far too quickly!

So onto this week’s challenge at CHNC and Hazel said for us to add a thing with wings! So I went for the bird below that I decided to make into a Robin.

The background is using distress oxides onto photo paper… I’ve done this quite a few times and love the marble finish!

I stamped the image and then the tag image too. I also stamped the bird image onto some white cardstock.

Next I coloured the image with promarkers and fussy cut the image out. I also added shading beneath the tag too which helped to give the image some pop!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: the letter R

I am a bit late this week as I needed some daylight to take the picture of my card. Sorry!

The challenge Hazel gave us for this week’s Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog is the letter R.

I chose to add the lovely rabbit as my R to my card.

I coloured the bunny with promarkers and added fluff to the rabbits tail. I used scraps of patterned papers and embossed the sentiment in white with sequins as embellishments.

Simple and cute.

Now off to see what everyone else made for this week’s challenge and enjoy some blog hopping via CHNC.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: something beginning with H

I decided for this week’s craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge I would choose an image with Holly in it to cover the requirement Hazel set for us to include some thing beginning with H.

I chose this Turtle Dove image from Creative Stamping magazine and coloured it with promarkers.

Then I layered the image and the patterned paper with glitter washi tape and used a gold pen to edge it.

I then added it all to a green card blank.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: my own background

This week at CHNC I have a challenge I really enjoyed… make my own background!

I took out the photo paper and mop3d up some distress oxide on it using shaded lilac and iced spruce.

Once dry and buffed up it leaves a lovely marble effect.

Onto this I stamped the snowflakes and then let them dry.

Once dried I wiped away the oxide, and then it left a soft purple snow flurry.

I then cut the panel into two small panels and then edged them with grey archival.

I added them to small notecards and then added some die cuts.

Over the die cuts I also added the glitter glue.

Cute, small cards!

Catherine

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