Papermania

Get well soon card

One of our family friends has recently had a major operation so I made a card on behalf of my parents (and me!) for wishing him a speedy recovery! 

I used the Papermania geometric shape paper to create a panel and then used the opposite side of the paper to create the sentiment panel.  I added the sentiment using embossing and then chose to add the dragonfly which is a magazine stamp. I heat embossed it on both some lemon paper and then on some vellum. I then fussy cut them out and layered them up. 

Inside the card I heat embossed the other sentiment. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful You, Confetti Celebration, Design Team, Happy Celebrations, Watercolor wings, YouTube video

DT Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Well hello! And happy start of advent. I have a very non-christmas card to share today that I made for my contribution to Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. I actually stuck the video on to record the process… you can check this out here

And here is the card I made… 

I love these funky papers and the contrast with the delicate butterfly from Watercolour wings. Adorable. 

So now off to see what others have got up to with their stash of patterned paper over on the blog

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Artful Days Goodie Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbons, YouTube video

World cardmaking day

There really is a day for everything these days… And today is world cardmaking day… So it would seem rude not to make some cards!

I stuck the video on and recorded the process of making these four cards with bits from the stash and some papers left from an Artful Days Goodie Box. 

After I had made the video I decided to use some of the leftover bits and bobs to decorate one of the Acetate boxes from Stampin Up to create a pack of the cards as a gift for a family member/friend at Christmas. 

Hope you like these… And managed to get some cardmaking done today! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Color therapy, Distress oxide ink, Howlstooth & Scaringbone

Lindsay Mason Cat in Hat ATC swap (330-332)

I decided very last minute to join in with Lindsay Mason’s ATC swap in August where the theme was Cats In Hats. Of course I had to go straight to the original cat in the hat. 

Here are my three ATCs…

As you will see they are all similar but none are the same. I chose some stripey paper from the stash and tore it to create a layer on each of the ATC bases. 

I then added some gesso and added some subtle stamping with a Kaisercraft stamp. 

Then I added a strip of bookprint that I coloured with some distress oxide lightly. 

Then for all three I chose a different scrap from the bits and bobs box and added them. I added doodles and then added the printed Cat in the Hat images using pinflair glue gel to add dimension. 

I then handwrote the quote and added that too. 

Love how all three came out and Happy I made the last minute decision to join in this swap. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

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!

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Badass Chick, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sizzix, Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, Trish Latimer

A play in my journal – make a wish and sparkle

Another play in my Dylusions journal last weekend led to this spread….

I used a mixture of distress stain spray and distress oxides to create the background using stamps and stencils. As the colour was added over gesso it gave it a lovely pale and creamy texture.

I added the stamping of the circles from #badassartchick stamps across the bottom and then added some of the Tim Holtz tissue wrap in the centre of the two pages. I then added the swirly sizzix die cut and then the cute Trish Latimer fairy. I had coloured her with promarkers and then added the Art Alchemy Sparks paint to her wings and the star. I also splashed some of the sparks over the page to add the sparkle. 

I absolutely love the sketchy nature of this focal image against the washy nature of the background so super happy with this page.

And yes another creation for the Paperartsy challenge over on their blog for using Hybrid inks.
Happy crafting!

Catherine