Category Archives: Design Team

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Happy April fools day! Actually it’s so long since I’ve attempted to fool anyone for April fools… is it still a thing? Certainly the strange times we are living through may suggest that April Fools may be the last thing we need… or maybe we need some humour to keep us going?

Anyway, today I am sharing this month’s design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog.

I have three cards I made using very old papers from a magazine… in fact so old I have no idea which magazine they were from.

They are very pretty papers and I used elements from the kit to do the whole card and then just added a stamp for the sentiment for each and some pearls.

Each item I inked up with Tattered rose distress ink to give them a worn look and add some cohesion. I also added a scrap of ribbon to the one above which happened to be sitting on my desk at the time!

I love how all three came out. Shabby chic style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use a star

I have a simple card for this week as I’ve been a tad busy with supporting Adult Social Care as they cope with the joy of life in the current Coronavirus situation.

Anyway enough about that…

The theme for this week that Hazel asked us to play with was to include a star or two… So I chose a bugaboo image and thought it worked well with the paper from a Making Cards kit.

I added Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the star to give it some dimension although it turned out quite textural due to some air bubbles. But I quite like it still!

Hope you have a good week and keep safe and well… And inside for those of you who like me are on lockdown!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: inspired by a song/ carol

Today the theme Hazel has given us to work with is inspired by a song or carol. My confession is that it was only when I put the sentiment on this card did it become my contribution to the Craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge for this week. I was just making the card and then realised I could use it for this challenge.

I used some scraps of the fabulous Winter Frost Dsp I’ve had for ages and the sticker. I added all the die cut snowflakes and then the gems to finish off the card and give it lots of texture.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Santa Claus

Time for another Christmas card for the CHNC blog and this week Hazel wanted us to include Santa!

I used papers I had been gifted and were in the stash and used some dies to cut some circles to add interest. The sentiment was also gifted in a stash swap and the Santa image I have had printed off a long time. I decided to colour him in using pencils for a change.

I finished off the card with the three pearl gems.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Good morning! This morning I have another design team contribution for you… This time patterned paper mountain is getting attacked! Link to the blog

I’m using up some old papers from a Making Cards magazine kit to make three cards…

For all of these I used bits and pieces from the kit and a sentiment from Alpaca Pals which I punched out using a circle punch.

I edged the layers with a black pen and added in some cardstock too for some plain colours with all the patterns!

I also added some gems for bling!

Love these cool cats.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Vintage/ Shabby Chic

Hello! And happy leap year!

Today on the CHNC blog Hazel is challenging us to go Vintage or Shabby Chic so I decided Tim Holtz paper dolls were the best way to go!

I actually teamed it with quite modern papers but I thought the kraft background made it work.

I also added the sticker sentiment and the snowflake die cuts to add some embellishment.

Vintage or shabby chic are not often my style so what do you think? A different take on the theme?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use gold

Today I am late for posting, because I was late making. I had a sudden realisation at bedtime last night I hadn’t done this week’s CHNC meant a hurried email apology to Hazel last night and a quick make this morning.

The theme this week at CRAFTYHAZELNUTS CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE BLOG is to use gold so I grabbed my Jingle Bells stamp and embossed it with glittery gold powder and then “coloured” it in with gold wink of Stella which made it all shimmery. I then did a white doodle to frame and added some twine and a jingle bell and decided that was done!

So a simple one this week out of necessity to just get it done… but how simple and would make a good one for batch making once all the embossing was done!

Happy crafting!

Catherine