Category Archives: Designer Series Paper

Artful ATCs – book characters

This month the theme for the Artful ATCs group is Book Characters and I knew immediately I wanted to join in and use my Roald Dahl stash as I rarely use this.

I started by using some of the patterned paper to cover the whole of the ATC I had cut from mountboard and added a strip of the ribbon from the stash too.

Then I added the stamped Enormous Crocodile and elephant image which I coloured with watercolour pencils. And of course the title of the book.

For the Fantastic Mr Fox I decided to stamp the image all over the background and then chose a printed element as the focal feature which I offset from the centre.

I then added the title onto the black card with embossing powder.

Really love how these came out and it reminded me how much I love these stories and the art work.

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

Hello doll cards

Today I have the cards I made to send the Russian art dolls to the swap recipients… they include papers from the stash swap challenge I shared over the past few days… and of course are Russian art doll themed!

I used the same template as I used for the dolls… but this time I cut them from patterned paper in the stash.

The faces were from the Art by Marlene die cuts and I added doodling and shading and a little pics of doily for the frill on the headscarf.

I also added the sticky embellishments as buttons.

I adhered both dolls to a piece of card I stamped some texture into the background and doodled the border. I also added the hello sentiment.

I decided to use red card blanks to give the white panel something to contrast against.

Cute and super simple little creations with the use of the Art by Marlene faces.

Lovely way to round off two projects in one.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday to our princess

Today our girl turns 14! How the heck did that happen?!

So I made a bright and cheery birthday card for her using the Stampin Up Birthday Bonanza designer series paper and the Happy Celebrations stamps.

Love how this came out. Lots of dimension and gorgeous colour and yet it was a simple card to make.

Loved adding the little extras like the twine and the gems… And of course personalizing the card for my princess.

It was nice to remember to use an embossing folder too… how long has it been since I used one of those?

So happy birthday to our gorgeous girl.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Postcard art swap

This month the theme at Postcard art swap was “red” so I created this postcard.

I used scraps of paper and painted cardstock that I adhered across the postcard base.

I edged the panel with black archival and then also distressed the top with some archival too to blend the background a little more.

Then I added the flower image (Alpaca Pals) which I stamped first onto the base and then also stamped and embossed onto the black cardstock and fussy cut out.

I added black wink of Stella to the flowers and called it done!

Simple and effective and a good use of scraps… think that’s three projects this month using scraps like this as a background.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

A card… just because!

When sending a swap to my friend I wanted to include a little card, so made this from stash on the desk from making the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge design team contribution earlier this month.

Love these pretty papers and the shimmery pink pen I used to doodle borders to the panels.

So a just because card… nice and simple!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bird and scraps ATC

I made this ATC using similar technique to the tag I shared yesterday… in fact the same stack of scraps was used.

I did however change it up quite a lot by coating the Whole ATC with the scraps and then blending distress ink over the top to change the colour.

Then I added one horizontal strip, along with some shimmery wallpaper scrap to give the bird something to sit on.

The bird is a new to me Alpaca Pals stamp which I embossed and then coloured using distress inks and water.

Really love how cute that bird is and can’t wait to use it again.

This ATC was a gift for someone I am doing a swap with called scrap my stash… we send each other a pile of our scraps and in return they send an ATC made using the scraps. Looking forward to seeing what they do with my scraps and what I get to play with in return.

Will no doubt blog what we do later this month.

Happy crafting!

Catherine