Artful Days Goodie Box, Designer Series Paper, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Marbled, Masks/Stencils, Panda Party, Stitched framelits, YouTube video

Making Cards magazine catitude set

I obsessively watch YouTube videos where the artist takes a subscription stamp set like the ones from Simon says stamp or Hero Arts, and makes 10 cards. I would love to have those subscriptions but given they cost around $40 and then add on the additional $15 for postage to the UK it’s not going to happen!

So as I do have a monthly subscription to Making Cards magazine and this month there are some stamps in the kit… I did my own video… but as you will see it’s a long one! Lol! Think if I was to do it again it would have to be in two parts.

Anyways… the cards I made.

A simple stamped one to make my own patterned paper using the stamps.

Using the bright paper and a stencil to make the focal image pop.

A floating image using acetate and the fun paper. You will have to watch the video to see what a mess I made of this when making it! Lol.

This time one of the fab and funky motivational type pieces with the patterned paper and some embossed card and a flower.

A fresco finish painty background and simple die cutting of the paper and card. Love this bright and cheery background.

Another simple exercise of cutting and sticking. Love this cute stretching cat!

And more paper pieces and fun patterns. Added clear embossing to the sentiment to give it shine and texture and love the little bit of vellum too.

Love the oxide background with the white embossed cats … even if the Whisper white is the wrong paper entirely for adding water based mediums to! And those blobs of enamel accents were a pain to get right!

Added some stamping of the Marvled background stamp to this … I thought it was the perfect touch with this quote panel.

Quirky cats mean a quirkly placed focal images! Love this fun card and the cut out chevrons.

So I have loads of the papers left but figured 10 cards was enough given the video was already ridiculously long!

Sorry about the shadows from the window frame but here they all are!

Let me know if you enjoyed this different crafting adventure. Oh and I have to also leave you with my hubbys version of a crafting video… He was slightly drunk and wouldn’t stop interrupting me video until he had done his own version! Just love the sound of the princess and her friend laughing at him!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy wishes, Swirly Scribble thinlits, Watercolor wings

Happy butterfly wishes

I really liked the card I made for my friend the other day so I made another one similar.

I used similar colours of the Hunkydory cardstock and some mirror card. I then heat embossed the beautiful sentiment onto vellum.

I also added the swirly diecut under the butterfly.

I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to use the Happy wishes stamps… this is gorgeous, especially with this champagne embossing.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Dies, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Paperartsy - JOFY, Paperartsy Hot Picks

Art coins

So there is a new trend a Facebook friend had picked up… Art coins. They are like circular ATC and so of course I’ve made some to join in with a swap.

I started by making a masterboard with fresco finish paints and some Paperartsy stamps onto mountboard.

I then cut it into quarters and die cut a 2.5″ diameter circle from each.

Next I decided to add some contrast colour with a stamped flower. I added gamboge and ost Red brushos to some cardstock with water. Then once dry I stamped the Jofy flower. Then I added some more colouring with brusho before adding some stamping (number stamps) in coordinating colours.

I fussy cut them out and then added doodling to each of the bases.

I added copper thread between the flower and the coin and adhered them together.

I then used Tim Holtz rub one for the titles. I added them to bookprint and the adhered them to the flower with glossy accents to add some fun dimension.

Love how these came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Petals and more, Stitched framelits, Watercolor wings

Happy birthday Sue!

Today is the birthday of my lovely work friend Sue and I made her a card from all of the team.

I chose a large A5 card and used Everything Eleanor swirl stamp to add some colour to the background.

I used some old Hunkydory papers layered up and then some die cuts.

I then used Watercolour Wings to create the focal butterfly.

I love the foiling on the papers and the layers and different textures the die cuts create.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magical day, Magical Mates, Rainbow Builder, Sunshine & Rainbows

Unicorn pop up box

During yesterday’s mammoth crafting session I wanted to make a fun pop up box card using both Magical Day and Sunshine and Rainbows stamp and die sets.

I started with a base of the Tranquil Tide cardstock and made the base using instructions I found online.

I stamped the unicorn a couple of times using grey archival ink. Then I added colour using SU inks and a water brush. Then coated them in wink of Stella and die cut them.

Rather than die cut lots of coloured cardstock for the rainbow I die cut them from white and used the same colours for the unicorn and watercoloured them.

I die cut the clouds from the white and the sun which I had stamped in Daffodil Delight. I also stamped the sentiment and diecut that separating the first and second part of the sentiment.

For the paper I added some from the latest Making Cards magazine as the rainbows matched so well. For the background I created a sky scene using the cloud border die from the Sunshine and Rainbows set as a stencil. I kept it soft using a stencil brush.

Then adhered it all together and added some sequins from the stash.

Love how cute these unicorns are! So sweet!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Crafters Companion flourish, Dies, First edition dies, Tim Holtz, Watercolor wings, Woodware stamps

Congratulations Tracy & Mark

Yesterday we celebrated the wedding of Tracy and Mark in the beautiful lake district. Today I can share the card I made for them.

I die cut the flowers from some ombre cardstock and layered them onto vellum and a layer of kraft card and sewed it to adhere it.

Then the butterfly was using the fab watercolour wings and I did one layer of the butterfly into vellum and then another onto whisper white. The vellum one I then heat embossed with clear to give it some texture.

Underneath the butterfly I added some die cut flourishes and sprigs which I added ink to some to give some definition and the sentiment from a Woodware set on a die cut label. The finishing touch was lots of pearl gems scattered around the cluster.

Inside the card I created a panel and edged it lightly with the Wisteria Wonder ink and then stamped the butterfly using the same colours (2nd generation ink) as on the front and added the stamped message.

Really happy with how this intricate card looked and wishing the happy couple love and happiness for their future.

And as an aside the gift bag I got matches the card with the days schedule left in our hotel perfectly so I think I judged them just right.

Because I chose kraft as the base for my card I can also share it on the Paperartsy challenge blog... Love all the inspiration Darcy provides.

And of course I’m going to share a pic or two from yesterday…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Embossing Folders, Everyday Enchantment, Gummiapan, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Postscript, Stitched framelits, Tea for Two, Tim Holtz, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder

It has been a while since I did a one sheet wonder but I felt like having fun with paper and set to on this one sheet wonder project.

I tried to use up bits off the desk as I was building them after the initial cardstock mats etc. I built them up bit by bit too rather than just rushing in to get things stuck down.

So here was the starting point…

A piece of retired Stampin Up Tea for two dsp that I happen to love both sides of.

I teamed it with Early Espresso and old olive cardstock. The early espresso is also the coredinations cardstock so wonderful for distressing.

Next to start adding focal images…

A real hotchpotch of stuff going on… scraps of vellum, die cuts, images from magazine kits and embossing. I had so much fun popping images and scraps from the desk in with these.

So then I started assembling and decided I wanted sewing to feature on most with the quilted type paper as the inspiration. So I added machine stitching to most but not all and the started with the assembling and finishing off.

So I started with some images leftover from making cards magazine…

These first two don’t have any sewing but instead added some twine and ribbon. The next two however have sewing and the lovely cute images.

Now I move onto my fave stamp set… petal palette…

More die cutting and vellum and embossing and some pretty cards were created.

And finally three different cards … the gorgeous watercolour wings…

This one I created some inchies using the butterfly basics stamp set and heat embossed in clear the post script background stamp on the early espresso cardstock.

The last one uses a die of the white rabbit as a focal point. I adore this die and it was gifted to me by a kind friend… thanks M xxx

So there we have it… all of the cards from my one sheet wonder! Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them.

Such fun playing with this paper!

Happy crafting!

Catherine