Claritystamps, Design Team, Wreath Builder

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Today I have my design team contribution to Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. It’s the Christmas card I’ve made for my parents using lots of patterned paper from an old Making Cards magazine set.

I went a little overboard and used three patterns and some die cutting and some stamping! There is quite a bit of dimension too with foam under the deer and the word Christmas!

Really loved making this card.

The papers are a bit quirky and modern but with traditional images like pointsetta and presents and pinecones.

I decided I wanted to use the deer from a very old Creative Stamping magazine though and the Wreath from the Wreath Builder dies… as I say I went a little overboard!

But hey it’s for my parents so why not?

You can probably see on the photo above I also added wink of Stella to the top layer of the Wreath too!

The funky letters are Claritystamps and I love this set for making cards personal as you can spell out anything and it has the little boxes for making it look finished and cool!

On the inside of the card I added more patterned paper and did a little fussy cutting.

And the envelope I used up the final bits and pieces of the paper!

All in all… lots of fun!

So here we go… we are in December… wonder how many cards I actually remember to send this year (I’m great at making but not sending!) … look forward to seeing your Christmas card makes as I blog hop around!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Dies

DT: CHNC: the letter R

My Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog contribution this week was in response to Hazel’s challenge to use something with the letter R.

I chose Reindeer for the letter R. I used a few different patterned papers from the stash and a mix of grey and kraft cardstock with a die cut frame. I then cut two of the deer and stuck them together to add dimension.

I added a sticker sentiment and layers few card candi.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Forever Flourishing, Wreath Builder

DT: CHNC: use glitter

This week at CHNC, Hazel challenged us to use GLITTER. Ugh! I am not a fan of using glitter… so decided to add only little dots of glitter glue on my card toppers.

I used an old Making Cards magazine set of papers and toppers and teamed them with pink, black, grey and green cardstock. I cut the papers into 4 sheets of 6×6 and then created the panels from those so I could make a couple at a time with similar layouts. Almost like a one sheet wonder.

I added die cuts of foliage using the Wreath Builder dies and Forever Flourishing dies.

Then each topper got some dots of pink, green, red or silver glitter glue.

Love how they all look and love these fresh colours.

Particularly like this last one which uses the one inch scraps of paper… cool way to use up scraps!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Claritystamps, Design Team, Wreath Builder

DT: CHNC: add a button

Whilst this week has not gone quickly from a work point of view, the time between CHNC blog posts seems to disappear in a matter of moments!

So this week, Hazel set the DT the challenge of use a button. Here is what I made.

I went with some navy papers from an old Making Cards magazine (they look black on this picture!) and a grey wreath with a white die cut flower and a yellow button to match the accent colour on the paper.

I decided on a simple sentiment embossed with white on the grey and layered onto a silver embossed piece of paper.

All pretty simple and very pretty. Love the pattern on this paper. Very modern.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

I love how this challenge makes me use up old bits and pieces of kits from magazines. Like the Making Cards magazine kit I took the papers and focal sentiments from… I’ve had these a long time, and now used them up!

I used the same decorative panel and a different patterned paper colour for the background layer.

Of course I also used different card candi too!

Both on the bright yellow base card blank.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Darcy, Design Team, Embossing Folders

DT: CHNC: something beginning with H

Firstly Happy Halloween!

Secondly here is my Christmas card for this week’s CHNC design team contribution.

The theme is something beginning with H … and I chose Holly!

I wanted something striking so chose the Darcy stamps and created a panel and some that I cut out to embellish.

Then embossed the base card and added the sentiment as a strip across with red gems to finish!

I coloured the holly leaves using watercolour pencils and water to blend.

Love how this finished up!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils

DT: CHNC: my own background

I wanted to play with paints for this week’s CHNC challenge and Hazel had challenged us to make our own background.

So I created a green background with a few different colours of fresco finish paints and stamps and stencils. I also added some splashes and doodles.

Then for the focal I used some kraft cardstock and embossed the flower from a Creative Stamping magazine set. I also added the sentiment in white embossing. I then used mats and layers to build up the card.

Love how cool this looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team

DT: CHNC: flower

This week at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel challenged us to use a flower or two or more… I decided to play with watery distress inks and embossing and this beautiful image from a Creative Stamping magazine set.

How beautiful is this stamped image. Love the delicate but modern look it has.

Love how the white embossing works with the loose water colour look.

Added gems and a raised embossed sentiment and lots of layers of cardstock to finish.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Peace & Joy

DT: CHNC: stocking

Once again I am here with a Design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week Hazel asked the DT to include stockings.

I found these scraps left on the table from another card I made a few weeks ago… and as good luck would have it there was a stocking image there!

So I made up a cute card with the papers and added the sentiment using my favourite stamp set of this year’s Christmas cards… yes Peace and Joy came out to play again!

Happy crafting!

Catherine