Category Archives: Print Poetry

Treesday… UTube inspired!

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This card was entirely inspired by a video I watched on UTube when getting a template for doing a popup box card a month or so ago… When I spotted this I couldn’t resist having a go myself!
here is the link to the video… check it out!

I used Print Poetry dsp from the xmas box, some cherry cobbler cardstock, some houses that were free stamps on a magazine some time ago embossed in white and then some of the fab Festival of Trees stamps that had started this whole Treesday thing off! I also added some card candi as the finishing touches…

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Love how this turned out… I don’t think I have the patience to make many of them, but think they are very cute and not the most difficult things to make. Think they are also much more fun in this dimension, than the traditional way round. 

I am also entering this for The Pink Elephant Challenge… Use green and the Pile it on challenge to use three of something… Three card candi! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

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ATC swap… July … Summer

Today I went back to work after about 7 weeks off sick. I can’t say that I was looking forward to getting in but my team made it easy for me to adjust to work again.

Anyway… As back at work I have a catch up post for you!

Last month I shared with you my Birds ATC’s made for a swap amongst friends… This months theme is Summer … And although the swap was for July I actually made these in June as I enjoyed making the June ones so much I was inspired!

I started in much the same fashion, with using a playing card as a template onto watercolour paper, and some watercolour paints… But this time a sunny yellow sun!

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… Well ok, more of a sunny yellow corner!!!

As I was doing this, I was losing confidence in my watercolouring skills … Mainly due to the tools I had to hand, so when I got back to my desk, I grabbed stamps instead!

Out came the fabulous hello Doily stamp, and some Daffodil Delight ink… And a pretty patterned sun was born!

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I added the random summer word stamping along the bottom in the Calypso Coral and cut out the little topper.

Next to think about a base. I decided on this fabulous Gumball Green patterned paper from Print Poetry DSP stack which I have had for a while and not touched!

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I thought the addition of the washi tape also added a little more to the topper. Then to choose the feature. Well flowers are always fun, but though rather than plumping for my current favourite flowers … Petite petals … I would use the ones from Language of Friendship with the Boho Blossoms punch as I rarely use these and they are cute. I also punched the leaves with the Builder Bird punch.

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I finished off with a dot of stickles for the flowers and then mounted them onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and rounded the corners (& of course added the ATC stamp on the back for the title).

The next months theme is time so going to try different techniques this month… No watercolour paper in sight!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Can’t see the wood for the trees

Tonight I was meant to be hosting class at my house. Unfortunately due to my head and crappy depression I have had to cancel but thought as the blog post was already written to share what we were meant to be doing…

I decided to make use of some of the many tree stamps I have… But for once not Lovely as a Tree. The whole idea is that although I have designed the four cards below, people can choose whichever trees they want for their cards from the many on offer. It should be fun to see what people come up with from the materials on hand.

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This makes use of paper piecing using the Print Poetry DSP stack from last year and the fun Unity Bella stamp. Love this technique, even if my lines did go a bit wonky!

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A brayered background and a silhouette stamp are always a good combination… And the addition of the sentiment from Henry Says punched out of the ticket makes this a bit of a masculine card.

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A Dylusions background with a stencil design and then a freebie stamp from a magazine make this card a bit different.

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Some leaves from the French Foliage stamp set finish off this Clarity split tree stamped image perfectly.

Love using different stamps and creating four very different looks for this tree card class… Looking forward to seeing what others create! Hoping to rearrange to have the class next week instead!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday dear Mrs Knightley!

This evening some friends spent time at my house chatting, crafting, eating and drinking to celebrate the birthday of the one and only Mrs Knightley!

Now we weren’t doing anything organised, mainly playing with some bits and pieces, so I have some works in progress to share with you!

I mainly played water colouring some stamped images…

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And also had a play with a sneak peek of a new die for SU … Look at these fab fab flowers!

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Not bad considering we spent most of the evening chatting, drinking and eating!

Will post completed projects once they are done … But have to say pretty pleased with this little lot!

Happy crafting!

Catherine