Butterfly Bijou, Cottage Flowers, Cottage Rose

Leftovers cottage rose card

Another card made using leftovers from another project …

These were all bits just sitting on the craft table waiting to be used… I added the brad as and extra otherwise they were literally just sitting there waiting to be put together!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly Bijou, Cottage Flowers, Cottage Rose

Bookbind fold cottage rose

I had a piece of cardstock cut and prepped to make a bookbind fold card that I never got round to making so decided to use it today. Pretty sure it is Granite Grey. Chose a piece of 6×6 Butterfly Bijoux paper and the now retired Terracotta Tile for my layering and die cutting.

To be honest this was a simple card to make… I just added an element of fussiness with the handsewing of the vellum torn piece as I hate seeing adhesive through vellum.

I embossed the sentiment and then fussy cut that out too.

Inside I added another strip of the paper and cardstock and another die cut flower.

Those gold flowers I’ve had a long time and no idea what kit they came from … but pretty sure it was a kit.

Hope you like my cute little bookbind card.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cottage Flowers, Cottage Rose, Funky Fossil, Heffy Doodle, Ribbons

UK stampers forum swap

When I was messing around with (attempting to tidy up but failing!) old papers I found some gorgeous mandala papers from Making Cards magazine and decided to use one of the pages of the kit to make a tag. In my drawer I then found a large Art by Marlene tag and it seemed perfect for the job!

I cut the mandala out and then also cut the second one, but only the central part. I sandwiched a doily between the two layers for some added texture and then went to town with the sewing machine.

I decided to use some bright orange and pink cardstock to then create some fun elements and of course it needed some stamping for the UK stampers forum swap so I stamped and embossed Cottage Rose onto the orange, and then stamped and embossed the sentiment strips. These sentiment strips are so cute from a set by Funky Fossil.

I decided to die cut the letters (heffy doodle dies) for the best wishes and stack them to give more dimension. I also added foam under the flower to lift that up. On the wishes letters I added glossy accents to give it more shine.

I added some white posca paint pen dots for the edge and round the mandala element and then some card candi to embellish. The pom pom trim went perfectly with the tag so had to staple that onto the top.

Don’t think I’ve ever done this big a tag for UK stampers forum swap before… probably won’t again because I know this will cost more to post, but on this occasion I think it is worth it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cottage Flowers, Ribbons

Scraps on the desk

So today’s card was made with scraps that were just sitting on my desk.

If you recall I made a card using the larger die from the Cottage Flowers dies and I wasn’t entirely sure how useful this die would be if you didn’t get the dsp from the Abigail Rose suite. Well I had some bits from that project still sitting on my desk and I realised I could just use the bits that don’t coordinate with stamps to create my own little cute spray of flowers and leaves…

I stuck them onto a piece of dsp that wasn’t on the desk … then stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white. Decided to use foam to lift the Sweet Sorbet panel up and used a scrap of navy ribbon to sit behind it.

I decided I might as well use the leftover Sweet Sorbet cardstock to create the cardblank…. jobs a good’un!

So maybe this die might get used again after all! Still looking for other ways of using it as although the dsp on super pretty I just don’t need it so trying not resist buying it.

Entering this into the die cuts/stencils challenge at ADDICTED TO STAMPS

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Biggest Wish, Cottage Flowers, Cottage Rose

Playing with Dies and stamps

When I get new stash I like to play with it before I search for how others have used it. Clearly I’ve seen pictures initially that prompt me to buy it in the first place but I’ve usually forgotten by the time I actually get to play.

This Cottage Rose bundle has a large die that cuts out bits of a floral arrangement… four parts of which coordinate with stamps but the rest don’t so it had me stumped. So I decided to create a background panel, put dsp behind it and then add the stamped elements on foam at slight angles so it still exposed the dsp…

I tore the edge of the white panel to expose the dsp and sewed the sentiment into place (always my go to sentiment stamp set … Biggest Wish)

I then went and looked at the catalogue to see how it is meant to work and it looks like it cuts dsp, but of course I hadn’t bought that!

Ah well… I like how I’ve used it. To be honest I ended up fussy cutting the flowers out as they were so easy so can’t imagine using the die for those bits so it is likely not to get used too much unless I go and get the dsp (and seriously I am not a person who needs more dsp in her life right now!)

Any other ideas on how to use it greatly appreciated.

Entering this in the Use flowers challenge at Get Creative Challenges

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Biggest Wish, Cottage Flowers, Cottage Rose, Natural Prints, Promarkers, Letraset

Another cottage rose hello!

Went for some gentle colouring using soft colours for this card by doing lots of stamping around the edges of the white panel using Sahara Sand.

Used promarkers to then add the colour but kept the tones soft.

I mounted the panel onto foam and then onto Cinnamon Sugar cardstock and then die cut the lab from Mossy Meadow and the pretty die cuts from some random brushed gold cardstock I had in the scraps folder. I then decided to add the Biggest Wish script sentiment which I stamped onto cardstock I had coloured with the promarkers used in the background colouring. Very much an experiment card playing with the promarkers and the scraps to hand.

I did add wink of Stella to the backgrounds but as usual the camera doesn’t pick them up!

A lovely little hello card … Happy with how it turned out.

Adding this to the challenge of Say it with flowers at International Art and Soul blog

Happy crafting!

Catherine