Category Archives: Festival of Prints

Two inchie swaps from December

With all the advent cardmaking posts I didn’t remember to blog about these two inchie collection swaps I made… winter and Christmas.

Both of them were made in November actually but not sent until December.

For the winter one I used some strips of patterned paper to add to the background and used paints to add splashes and colour. Then I heat embossed images in white and black to finish them off. I like how two inages spread across a couple of inchies.

The Christmas one I used patterned paper as the base for each of them and either added a Christmas themed brad, a white heat embossed present image or a black stamped image.

Both sets are very different in style but love them both.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Scraps of DSP all used up

This is the last of the bits and pieces rescued from the mess of my desk last week.  This time some random pieces of Christmas paper I had leftover from another project.  

Finished the cards off with some little stamped toppers.  First the fabulous Festival of Trees set…

I layered the paper pieces onto a black card blank – like the funky feel of this.  

 

Next up used the White Christmas stamp set to create this little topper.  Also did a little bit of embossing to the white cardstock in the background.

So two more Christmas cards made… And from scraps.  Not exactly UIUS I had been planning for this years cards but still no new products bought to create these. 

 

Happy crafting! 

 

Catherine

Advent calendar number one!

Today I delivered the advent calendar I made for my friend. She is not a chocolate fan (yes I think she’s a nutter too!) so she misses out on advent calendars… So I make her one and fill it with little treats as her Christmas present.

Was therefore happy to see the 25 days stamp set in this years Stampin up catalogue. This makes it a little easier for me to make it up… I also slightly cheated and bought boxes this year too!

I used last years Festival of Prints paper stack as I thought it worked nicely with the brown boxes.

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Loved doing this… Mostly loved filling it with treats for my friend! 🙂

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mixing dsps!

SU provide some fabulous DSP ranges, but then again so do other companies. When I saw the Papermania bundle last year in the sale, I had to buy it. Fortunately the colour matches very well with Cherry cobbler, so when I needed a bit of a contrast on this card I thought that the DSP stack of Festival of Prints worked well! So I put the two dsps together to create this!

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I added the punched ornament out of the fabulously sparkly glimmer paper, and the sentiment from pennant parade to finish off… Perfect!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tinsel Tuesday July Sketch

Ok it is official … I find starting the month on a Tuesday a little disconcerting because I forget about Tinsel Tuesday until the start of the month, then look for the first Tuesday only to find it is already upon me! Grrrrr! Ah well… Sketch was at the ready …

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And cards well to be honest I loved making them! Which bearing in mind I haven’t for the last two months (yes skipped June and May completely!)

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I used a Paperartsy stamp from the stash for the main image, but also added some freebie HOTP edge stamp and the Sanded SU background stamp to make it even more grungy an image. Then I added the HOTP sentiment in black. I decided to team the Real red with the Basic Grey and black to make it quite dramatic, and then the modern dotty washi tape was a little pop I thought contrasted nicely. I love the word embossing folder and I did plenty of inking to define each layer. I also added the Claritystamps snowflake corner to the bottom layer of Basic Grey.

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Next up I stuck with the HOTP stamps and this time used the tree and the edge stamp. I also went with the Real Red and Old Olive combo … Classic Christmas colours after all?

I also used some of the Festival of Prints dsp stack from a couple of years ago and then the Argyle embossing folder to add texture to the vertical strip. I also added a black thin ribbon to finish it off. There are also some bit of stamping on the matting layers too, like the Claritystamps holly corner and the Sanded SU background stamp. These little touches finish it off brilliantly.

Hope you like what I did with the sketch this month. Let me know if you manage to join in. I love seeing what people make.

Happy crafting!

Catherine