Category Archives: Sycamore Street

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

I’m joining the Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge for another six months and decided this time to do a one sheet wonder each month…. well that’s the plan anyway!

This time I decided to use old SU paper to create all male themed cards and I managed to make 21 cards!

I used the template from Karamiasu.

I used a map based paper and then some text paper as a secondary paper to add background and to stamp some images on it.

Lots of stamps from the Creative Stamping magazine sets and some random Paperartsy and Carrabelle ones too.

Happy crafting!


Thursday Treasures! Sketch challenge!

I’ve realised it has been some weeks since a sketch challenge so I thought it was about time we did one!


Wonder how you would interpret this one … Will all those little panels be all one colour, or will you mix it up?

I decided to go for some panels of dsp for my page …


I used the fantastic Sycamore Street dsp that I got last sale-a-bration for free with my order and some random stickers etc.

Happy crafting!


My Mother’s Day bouquet!

I decided for this Mother’s Day that I would attempt one of these “oh so popular” pop up box cards. I happened to catch the talented Nikki from Polkadoodles fame on C and C and she showed how she makes no measure pop up boxes… Will I figured this was my best chance.

So this is what I did and I made this lovely creation for my Mum and brought it out to Spain this week for us to celebrate Mother’s Day a tad late!




Such a simple but impressive creation to make! May well make some more for some other random occasions over the next few months… Only thing I have to remember is not to make the items in the box overlap too much or the box won’t fit in the envelope!

Happy crafting!


Commissioned 21st

So it turns out I had been missed at work … For my card making!!! Lol!

First day back I have someone come over and ask me to make her a card for her daughters 21st … But it had a weird theme. So I prepare to say no … New mantra is only to make things I want to make … No odd things where I can’t work out immediately what I want to do etc… but then she says to me can it have a Moroccan theme?

Now I have never been to Morocco but I immediately thought of the mosaic collection by Stampin Up and the Sycamore Street papers so found myself saying yes to the commission!

Slight fly in the ointment was that I don’t own the mosaic stuff … But very fortunately my lovely friend Helen did let me borrow hers! Isn’t she a saint!?!

So here is what I made…


I decided to let the Sycamore Street dsp dominate (can’t believe its a year since this was available for saleabration!) and then created the other elements using the stamps, coordinating punch and embossing folder.

I created the 21 by hand drawing them and then stamping over and then inking them up with a sponge. I then added plenty of stickles to each part of the layering and to the centres of the raised mosaics! I chose the colour scheme of Pool party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit & Rich Razzleberry based on the papers …. Love that they coordinate … And I know Sharon (who I was making the card for) loved it! It is a big card too (8×8) as I think Daughters should get big cards from their mums!

I didn’t do much to the envelope but added a little bit of matching decoration to one corner to coordinate! And just a little bit of stickles … Well why not?


Now I have no idea if this was even vaguely Moroccan looking but in my head it was and as Sharon was happy I think I met the brief!

Big thanks to Helen for being so generous … She really is a fab friend! Really should go to work more often to get fab commissions like this … But remember nothing I don’t actually want to make!

Happy crafting!


Colour My Monday! Summer Starfuit


Happy Monday everyone! Time to use some colour!

This week we are playing with …


When this colour was first released I wasn’t impressed with it … But I learnt to love it over time as a rich colour! And perfect for brayer ink with too! But in this case I decided to stay away from the brayer and instead grab my aqua painter and a Unity Stamp.


I also grabbed a little piece of scrap Sycamore Street designer series paper from last years saleabration as this had the Summer Starfruit in it. Then the cardstock I used also coordinated with the paper… Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango. A simple card, and love the way the aqua painter added texture to the ‘leaves’ of the funky tree!

Happy crafting!