Category Archives: Papermania

DT: CHNC: bear

Anorher week, amother christmas card for the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge. Of course when the challenge was to feature a bear I had to use a polar bear… and what could be cuter than a bear in a jumper?

I chose jumper pattern type paper and kept the image simple and a sticker sentiment.

A cute skiing jumper wearing bear! And that’s my contribution for this week’s CHNC blog.

Happy crafting!


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!


DT: CHNC: winter fun

How quickly did that week disappear? For me unfortunately the week was spent in bed poorly but never mind. At least I had this prepped in advance … another design team project to share with you. This time the theme at CHNC is Winter Fun. I used a stamp from a magazine set and coloured it with promarkers. Love the little figures all whizzing by on their skates!

I die cut the circle and edged it with my pen and then added it to a card I had already made up with the Papermania papers and some red cardstock.

I finished it off with a Tim Holtz sticker sentiment and some sequins.

Hope you like this. Now off to see what the rest of the team did for their winter fun!

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use some gold

Gold isn’t my go to accent but that was what the challenge was for this week at CHNC … so that’s what I used.

I used a ready made up card topper in quite a large size (this is an A5 card blank) which used some Papermania patterned paper.

I added this to the gold Angel hair paper so it was matted with the gold and then added another square of the gold Angel hair to the top.

Onto this I added a white die cut and a Tim Holtz paper doll. Then I added the chipboard sentiment to keep with the vintage mixed with clean white of the papers.

Love how this came together.

Wonder if the rest of the team on the blog found adding gold easy… maybe I ought to think about using this Angel hair paper in more of my projects as it adds a really fun layer.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: Use a sentiment

I rarely make a card without a sentiment so todays CHNC contribution was pretty essy to fulfil…

Also today’s card was a simple one to create thanks to having my stash of prepared cards using patterned papers. It meant that I had very little to do to finish off this card.

The background papers were old Papermania ones and then I stamped the Noel sentiment using versafine and coloured it using my promarkers to get the ombre shading on the letters.

I love how this makes them stand out against the holly and the bold papers in the background.

I finished off with the chipboard embellishment sentiment adding more dimension to this card.

Now please remember to join us over on the blog.

Happy crafting!


Advent cardmaking: tree

Happy advent!

After a few days off blogging I am kicking off my Christmas card making season well and truly now with my advent cardmaking series over on YouTube (which is why I’ve not had time to blog as I prepped for this!).

I have a different Christmas theme each day and today I have two “tree” cards to share.

I used the same images for both from Making Cards magazine and coloured them using promarkers. Then die cut them using the stitched shape framelits. I then grabbed some cards I had already made up using random papers. I did this ahead of time to try and get some cards ready for card toppers… it’s an easy way to get ahead on the Christmas crafting… and use up some of the many papers I have in my stash.

Both cards I finished with sequins, glossy accent type glue on the glasses and stars on the trees.

Here are photos taken in daylight…


Happy crafting!


Another leaf card

Yesterday I shared one card made using the latest stamps from Creative Stamping magazine… well today I have another one.

I created the red background by pressing an ink pad onto it. This picked up some of the previous stamps used on the ink pad and created some lovely shading and texture.

I then stamped and embossed with glittery gold powder the leaf. Then once that was dry I tore round the panel and added versamark all over and clear heat embossed. This gave the whole panel a lovely texture.

Then I decided to add this to a large card. So took the wood patterned paper that I already had out and tore a strip to go across the card. I also tore a strip of wax paper and then used the sewing machine to adhere it.

I love the texture this creates.

I added the leaf panel with some foam underneath to add dimension and then stamped the sentiment.

Quite an earthy and masculine card.

Super happy with how it turned out.

Happy crafting!


Spotty leaf card

The latest magazine from Creative Stamping has some fab leaf stamps and so I decided to have a play.

I had already got a piece of cardstock that I had added brushos to so I grabbed that as the starting point. I’m pretty sure it was aquamarine brusho that had been added and brushed to provide the streaky finish.

I stamped in distress oxide the leaf stamp and then clear embossed it. Then I die cut it using a stitched rounded rectangle die. I did the same with a piece of card I coloured using the wrinkle free technique and distress oxide. Then I chose a piece of Papermania wood patterned paper. I decided to tear it down one side and then adhere the three pieces together using eyelets.

This gave it a different look. Then I stamped the background stamp from the set onto the card blank down one side and added the panel.

Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto the leftover brusho card and added that.

Really love the different finishes and the stamped image. Going to play with the other leaf stamps too as they are fab.

Happy crafting!


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!


DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge 

Happy April fools day! 

Here is my contribution to the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog for this month. 

I made this card as part of the stash my parents have… hopefully one of their friends will like it. 

I used Papermania dsp and then the sky’s the limit stamp for the main topper which I embossed with a lovely blue embossing powder. Very cool! 

Happy crafting!