Carabelle Studio, Darkroom Door, Distress oxide ink, Flowers for every season, Junk Journal 2021, Ribbons, Tap tap tap, Washi tape

Pockets for junk journals

Today I am sharing a couple of junk journal envelope pockets that I’ve made for a swap… I also made one for my journal, but I will share that another time.

Here is the first one I made… with Paris and flowers and Monet as the inspiration.

The starting point was the pretty peach envelope and then some floral paper from the stash. I also found some scraps of other papers that went well with the colours. Then I chose some French postage stamps and that made me go with the Paris theme. The quote was already printed out and so I just needed to cut it up and ink it. I created a little folded area and on the back panel I used an eiffel tower die cut to draw the shape and watercoloured it with black watercolour pencil. I then found the printed sentiment and thought it worked well.

Inside I made a little card and carried on the theme with the flowers and bookprint, also adding the strip of gold ribbon and another quote.

The reverse of the pocket I used these monet themed papers and some bits from a magazine and the die cut I was gifted in a swap to create the floral cover.

The reverse of the card I went with more of the monet themed paper and sentiments and stickers and a bit of the leftover envelope to keep the colour theme going.

I also added the little punched heart that was on the desk.

The second envelope pocket started with lots of stamps and bookprint…

I went with a postal themed pocket and the kraft section with the envelopes opens up to show underneath but I forgot to take a pic.

For the card in the pocket created by the envelope I added the piece of gelliprint I had embossed and added it using stitching, again with a bit of the gold ribbon.

The reverse of the card I added inking and the cute Dylusions dog stamped image.

The actual envelope I used had some lovely pattern to it. I decided to cover the very obvious picture of a Swan which I wasn’t keen on using and used some patterned paper, and book print. I then used a printed image I had been gifted as the main focal image.

Hopefully the recipient likes and can make use of the pockets in their junk journals.

Entering this into the Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Creations

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Fancy Phrases, Flowers for every season, Lots to celebrate, Promarkers, Letraset, Ribbons, Scalloped tag topper

Tag Thursday – Flowers

Today I have a tag I made to accompany a gift I was sending to a friend.

It’s been a mentally tiring day today so I won’t blather on for long. Yesterday evening, not long after I posted, my body gave in to fatigue again so certainly didn’t end up on the wii fit! Managed a much better night’s sleep last night though so woke feeling better.

Unfortunately waking to the news of what went on in Washington yesterday didn’t help my mood. My view… well hoping that blog readers will agree and I don’t end up with scary messages as a result… that man needs arresting, and/or committing! He incited that and I am worried for the future for those in the US who want to progress and remain a sensible democratic country. OK politics over… back to the crafting and the pretty tag I made!

I used my scalloped tag topper punch to create it, with the gorgeous Seaside Spray cardstock. Then I added a strip of the Flowers for every season dsp.

I also added a the band across the tag with the reverse of the same dsp (always the handy thing with SU DSP is the coordinating reverse!).

I decided to use a sentiment from Lots to Celebrate and then the small flower sprig from Fancy Phrases.

Both of these I stamped in night of navy. The flowers I added a little bit of additional colour using promarkers.

I added the gems and some little white dots using a paint pen to outline the sentiment panel.

The ribbon for the top is from my bag of scraps. A bit like my quest to use up patterned paper I am on a similar quest with ribbon – I have a massive amount I just need to use up!

Now to head to bed and hope that tomorrow’s news may be better and calmer.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Flowers for every season, Jar, Jar of Flowers, Prismacolour pencils, Washi tape

World cardmaking day card

So a few weeks ago it was world card making day and I made a card to send to a random person in a card exchange.

I used some of the lovely Flowers for every season dsp and teamed it with Pretty Peacock cardstock. Then used the Jar of Flowers stamps and embossing to add the focal feature.

I added some strips of washi tape to add some glitter and different textures.

I decided to add colour to the flowers using Prismacolour pencils.

Hope my random person liked it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Flowers for every season, Joy, Peace & Joy

Stampin Up Sunday: pocket letter

Today’s Stampin Up Sunday is a bright and joyful pocket letter!

We were given the supplies and instructed to make a pocket letter for a swap partner at the online retreat a few weeks ago.

I decided to make mine using a mix of both in color dsp and the Flowers for every season dsp. I did lots of fussy cutting and decided to go for the main three colours of Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.

I used whisper white for the bases and also added some white panels to break up the patterns. I also used the stitched shapes framelits and the Joy dies for the central title panel.

Each third has a base of one of the in colours and then either fussy cut flowers from the Flowers for every season dsp or a panel of the paper. I also included ribbons and gems on a few.

I then added the Joy die cut which I added as the central feature and the stamped sentiment. I had to do a bit of masking to just get the you rather than the full sentiment of “to you and yours”.

I then made little pouches for the back of some of the cards and added into them little treats of the cuts for the recipient using all the same colour scheme and idea of flowers.

Sincerely hope the recipient liked what I made and found the extras useful.

Loved making this. Took me a little while to make but really enjoyed myself.

And then you need to see what I got in return from Karen… it’s stunning and totally blew me away…

Of course it had made me want the Boho Indigo kit… she included lots of extras like die cuts and stamped images from the kit so going to be doing projects using them really soon!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Flowers for every season

Flowers for every season notecards and box

Another of our retreat projects from the weekend to share today… and this was free crafting! We were told to decorate the four notecards and the paper pumpkin mini box. I decided to use the leftovers of the Flowers for every season dsp that we had in our kits for my cards and box.

I used four different paper as backgrounds and die cut some circle shapes and then fussy cut out the sunflowers from a fifth sheet of dsp.

On some of the circle shapes I also did some pricking using some templates I’ve had for ages.

I also used some copper thread and white thread to add some different textures into the mix.

I added little enamel dots to each card too as embellishment.

I also used off cuts of the backing papers to decorate the front of the paper pumpkin box and then used a strip on the inside of each card and a little tag on the envelope.

Really cute! And there is a little bit of space in the box to add a treat.

Loved playing with this little bundle of supplies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Eclectic Expressions, Flowers for every season, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Ribbons

Team retreat… one sheet wonder

Last weekend I spent the day on zoom with the Scrimpys SU team doing all sorts of lovely crafty stuff and chat.

The first project was a one sheet wonder using 6×6 dsp from the Flowers for every seasons suite. The project was designed by Karen. And it was a lovely template to use.

Here are my cards…

I added cardstock to the basic kit that Amanda had supplied and a bit of extra ribbon but love how these came out.

I also chose some embossing folders from the stash to add texture to the back panels.

Love how bright and cheery these cards are. And how easily I put them together during the zoom call. The most complicated bits were choosing which of the beautiful papers to use and then which sentiment to use.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Card 4:

Card 5:

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Card 7:

Card 8:

Using some blocks of colour with the background panels really changed how the one sheet wonder looked and I love it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine