Art and crafting styles, Design Team

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello … how is it already the 1st of October? Wow! This year is zooming past! And apologies no blog posts for the last couple of days… but I am back up and running (well stumbling along may be a more accurate description) again! 

Well as it’s the first of the month I have a Design Team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.

I used Memories and More card pack from the Colour Theory suite and made an anniversary card. 

I love how this came out, especially with the acetate overlay. Nice to use these project life style cards that I know I am unlikely to use for the reason intended! 

Rightio… with that card shared it is now time for me to go check out what my fellow team mates have been up to with their stash of patterned paper! 

Happy crafting! 


Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Elenazinski stamps, Paperartsy Kim Dellow, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal… for Linda

Today I get to share the journal page I made for Linda for the circle journal I am involved with. The rules of this were to decorate one side of the envelope, use Paperartsy products and to decorate the mini envelope somehow.

Well I made a video … it is speeded up to condense several sessions into one watchable video…. of the process I went through to make this… 

The way Linda had constructed her journal allowed me to add some embellishments from the Artful Days goodie box too so it is quite a 3D page… but her journal still closes nicely. 

Hopefully she likes it… And you enjoy the process video

Happy crafting! 


Design Team, Designer Series Paper, Dies

DT Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello there… well the summer is coming to an end and it’s nearly time for me to go back to work and the princess to start at high school! And as it’s the start of the month it’s also time for my contribution to Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. I really do have so much patterned paper to work through!

These particular papers came with a magazine along with the dies for the bird and the stamps I used for the sentiment. 

Such a pretty set. Really need to get making more using these papers. But for now I’m off to see what everyone else has been up to with their patterned paper. 

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey

Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge… a cute anniversary card

Hello there.

I am late with this month’s Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge but have finally got my act together and managed to get my card finished and photographed.

I used the the wonderful paper and images from a Making Cards magazine and some crumb cake cardstock. The paper goes with slightly different images but I loved this feather paper and the romantic image.

Now off to do a quick trawl round the rest of the blog dt and see what they made using their patterned paper stash.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Hot Picks, PATWITS circle journal, Timeless Textures

Circle journal for Chris

Today I finally get to share what I made for Chris’ circle journal. She had made her journal using cardboard envelopes… so fab and very unlikely to fall apart with using mediums on them as they are nice and sturdy. She also had a fab idea of giving some prompts and the one I had for mine was to include numbers of different kinds on it. So I went to town with the numbers!

Here was the first layer I created.

I used plenty of soft and earthy colours of Fresco finish paints to create the background and then added stamped numbers from lots of different Paperartsy sets.

Then using an Andy Skinner stencil I added some iridescent medium. Then I left it to dry.

The next day I added some more paint to tone down the background a little and added some stencilling, splatters and marks with the edge of a credit card.

I must admit I still wasn’t sure what to so with this page next. I grabbed some paper that had an index from an atlas on it, ripped it and added distress oxide in fired brick and vintage photo and then the mojo started to work properly. Next thing I knew I had been sewing on the machine and by hand, stamping the main image. Stamping and embossing with frantage and I had this lovely sewing themed page.

The finishing touches were to add some Tim Holtz stickers (including some number ones) adding some inktense to them.

I am so pleased with how this ended up. I really had no idea where to go with it but it came together beautifully and I enjoyed making it immensely. Just hope Chris likes what I did.

Happy crafting!


Canvas and Mixed Media art, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gummiapan, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal #3

Time for a new circle journal round to start and this time we are making journals where envelopes are the feature.

So here is my journal.  I used some cream envelopes which are 5×7 and stuck them together and then sewed it and added washi tape to the spines. 

I then added a cover from some kraft cardstock and glued the inside of the journal and the cover together. 

Then I set to on decorating the cover.   I used the fresco finish paints to lay down some colour and then added some stamping in the paint too.  Then I used a Paperartsy stencil to add some iridescent medium.  Then finally I added the title and the stickers. 

Then the inside page I went for a purple colour scheme. I also went a little Darcy heart crazy! Then inside the pocket created by the envelope I added a card onto the back of which I put my “rules” for the journal.

So my journal is off on a journey to other lovely artists for the next year. Looking forward to seeing what happens to it and to receiving and playing in the journals I get.

Happy crafting!


Design Team, Distress oxide ink, Tim Holtz

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Hello.  How quickly did June go past? Wowser half the year gone! 

So as it’s the first of the month I have a design team project to share with you that I did for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. 

The challenge is to use patterned paper and so I grabbed some of mine from the stash and created a card for my Mums birthday (which isn’t until next month but hey I’m organised for once!). 

I chose three papers from the same pack. Unfortunately forgotten what the name of the pack was and layered them up, inking each of the edges I tore.  I stamped the Tim Holtz butterfly a few times lightly and spritzed it with water to oxidize the background… yes I had used my beloved oxides. I let it dry and then did a mammoth amount of sewing on the machine. I thought this gave it a nice patchwork type effect.

Next I took a kraft card tag and added the doily and part of the patterned paper I had cut out. I added some trim which I had got in a swap and then stamped and cut out another of the butterflies to layer up. 

The sentiment was also stamped on the same patterned paper and then I took a stamp with the word Mum and added that too. 

Finished off with the tiny pearl gems from stampin up scattered across the card. 

Love how this came out. Now off to see what the rest of the DT have been up to this month with their patterned paper stash. 

Happy crafting!