Category Archives: Designer Series Paper

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge: January

Happy New year! And welcome 2020! Wow that sounds quite futuristic!

To kick off the new year I have my first design team contribution of the year and I am still with Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge in the hope of working through more of those stacks of patterned paper. I haven’t used much on this card but it is a start!

I have used the Making Cards magazine stash to make this quick hello card.

I love these papers and the sweet image but only had time to make the one card this time.

Hope you had an enjoyable festive season… It’s back to work for me tomorrow but secretly I need to get back to normality and to stop eating cheese so I am looking forward to it!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Quick and easy

Today I have a lot of cards to share for the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog as the theme was quick and easy… and I got carried away making many cards using a magazine set!This was a set from Making Cards magazine last year that I hadn’t used and the toppers and papers were so easy to use as complete sets so very little needed adding. I used the leftover papers backs which were white to create the layers between papers and toppers.I sat in front of the tv cutting the papers and toppers and deciding on designs of the layouts. Then I sat at my desk to assemble them and add them to card blanks.Next I added some embellishments… card candi and some wink of stella on the words or the little decorative elements on the toppers.Love how this set came out … and in all it took about 90 mins to make all 12 cards and very little in the way of supplies.Off to see others quick and easy cards… always good for picking up tips for last minute Christmas cards!Happy crafting!Catherine

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!


DT: CHNC: stocking

I messed up the last two weeks of CHNC by missing a week out and posting the theme at the wrong time but I am catching up again now!

This week, and I’ve checked I am right, the theme is to include a stocking! So I chose this image from a Making Cards magazine set in my stash and cut it out. I used papers from the same pack to create the background and then used foam tape to raise the focal image.

Next I added the sentiment onto the background and put that onto a dark green card blank.

Easy and elegant I think!

Happy crafting!


Some random cards for the stash

I decided to use up some more papers that I used at the beginning of the month for the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge and make a couple more cards.

For both I went for lots of bits of papers and used distress inks to edge each piece and give it some strength and frame.

The first one I finished with a bird die cut I had been gifted in a swap. Cute!

The second I added a Coin that my lovely friend Mara had made in a swap that I thought worked perfectly with the papers as a card topper.

Hope you like these.

Happy crafting!