D├ęcoupage, Soho Subway

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

July already! Time for another Design Team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts  patterned paper challenge.

This time I am using up some old SU paper and made another card using the Docrafts decoupage kit and making another masculine card.  You would have thought after all the boy cards I made in June I would have had enough by now, but seemingly not!

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I added the cute little tool charms and mounted it on craft paper.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bliss, Butterfly, Chevron, Hip Hip Horrah!, Ribbons, Serene Silhouettes, Soho Subway

Colour my Monday! Lost Lagoon

Happy Monday!

Another of the In Colors for you… Yes it is time to go for a dip in …

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Love this colour! But I have to admit I didn’t end up using a lot of it for this card… But hey, that’s just the way it goes sometimes!

I actually started with the scrap of DSP which was from Soho Subway and then grabbed some bits and pieces that were leftovers from other projects… Like the piece of Strawberry Slush which had been punched out using the Chevron punch, then a circle from Basic Grey and some bakers twine. Finally time to add some Lost Lagoon… I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamps on the card blank, and overlapping some of the DSP, then I took some white linen cardstock and created the two other toppers… One using the Serene Silhouettes circle stamp and the other using a stamp from a card set.

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I then decided it needed some more pink in there so added in a little Bliss butterfly.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Indigo Blu, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Ribbons, Soho Subway

Subway scraps

Another scrap page from the kits from Helen’s class… This time using the bits and pieces left over… I did say there was at least one more page there!

I added the little tags, some island indigo ruffled ribbon, and a sheet of Crumb cake cardstock. I also softened the page with some stamping using the fabulous stamps my friend Darcy designed for PaperArtsy, which I stamped in Pumice Stone distress ink and water coloured the heart leaves in with the same colour.

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I also used one of the fab On Film photo frame die cuts which Helen had provided for the previous class but I didn’t use on my layout … Never throw anything away though … You never now when it will come in handy! The main sentiment is a magazine freebie Indigo Blu stamp which I thought worked with the layout and image too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Masks/Stencils, Mr & Mrs, Soho Subway

Finished off the scrap booking class kits! Including a Moments and Memories one!

Today I grabbed a little bit of time to finish off some pages from the scrap booking kit Helen had out together for her last class… Loved it!

Here they are …

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Having such masculine and grungy papers may think they don’t work for wedding pictures but I actually love the one I did of Vin and I at our wedding party. Plus pictures of the gorgeous Natural History Museum architecture work really well.

I used the fab SoHo Subway DSP, with some random bits and pieces like a die cut arrow, the Mr & Mrs stamp and plenty of inking around the edges.

Helen is always so generous with her kits too so I have probably got enough bits and pieces left to make another page if I add a piece of 12×12 or maybe make some cards! Fun!

Now did you spot a Moments and Memories scrap in there?

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Yes the second one is this months M & M layout. Helen had given me the sketch for the first layout, but this one is all based around the sketch! So now I am done for this month!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

ABC Sketch alphabet, Gorgeous Grunge, Language of Love, Small banner, Soho Subway

Finishing off a project from last months scrap booking class!

Yes I am finally finishing off the scrapbook pages I started last month at Helen’s class.

This was Helen’s sample…

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And as I wanted to use pics that wouldn’t really work with the grungy background I did mine slightly differently!

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I used the fab dies from the new Project Life SU stuff you can order from Helen as from today to cut the panels from the Soho Subway paper. Used Gorgeous Grunge to do a border for the page in Island Indigo and used some elements from a Project Life stamp set and something else (can’t remember what it was called now) to create little elements for around the page. I also used Language of Love and the fabulous Morning Post alpha along with the other alpha set (again name escapes me!) and the little banner punch for the bunting!

A very different feel from Helen’s original but I love this sketch and the use of project life stuff to make a non-project life layout! Guess what is on my wish list!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Ribbons, Soho Subway, Thursday treasures

Thursday Treasures! Photo prompt!

Yes another photo prompt … Well who can’t be inspired by this lovely pic!?!

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I decided to look for pictures of flowers within my stack of ready printed photos for this challenge …

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And decided on these pictures from Arley Hall gardens last spring.

I chose the gorgeous Soho Subway designer series paper and plenty of cute embellishments … It was like a real treasure trove moment!

I also added in the fab stretch ruffle trim in the coordinating Crisp Canteloupe… Such a beautiful beautiful colour!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini Curly Label, Pretty Petites, Sheena Douglass stamps, Soho Subway

Colour my Monday! Crisp Canteloupe

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Happy Monday all! Welcome to the beginning of the week! Time to play with some colour!

This week is my favourite of the In Colors for 2013-15 …

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Oh I could use this colour all the time! So delicate, fresh and pretty!

Unlike the last two weeks where I struggled with what to do… I knew immediately which stamp I wanted to use to show off this colour… And the technique I wanted to use too!

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This stamp is a Sheena Douglass stamp I bought in a set from Create and Craft ages ago. Isn’t it just fab! So so detailed and yet so different rom everything else I have! I knew that this stamp would look fab using the delicate Crisp Canteloupe.

I actually stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar and then used the Crisp Canteloupe to watercolour the image in, using the stamp linearly as a guide for light and dark areas.

I then matted the stamped image onto Early Espresso and a piece of the gorgeous Soho Subway dsp which is the same colour. How fab!

The finishing touches were the little pennants in the Early Espresso, the mats in the Early Espresso & Crisp Canteloupe, the rhinestones and sentiment from the Pretty Petites punched out of the cardstock and layered with a dimensional.

Gorgeous! Just love this card! I actually made this for a dear friend whose birthday was last month so this has had to wait an entire month to be shown! She is an architecture junkie just like me and I knew she would love it when she saw it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine