Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Badass Chick, Crafters Companion flourish, Infusions - Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Sizzix, YouTube video

Mini pink canvas

Today I have a mini canvas to share with you that I’ve made for a swap. The theme for the swap is pink and to raise awareness of breast cancer. 

So let’s talk about that first. I have several breast cancer survivors in my group of friends and unfortunately one friend who lost her fight a few years ago. So understandably this is something close to my heart! 

What can you do? Well …

  • checking yourself monthly for changes and abnormalities is one simple thing. Catching it early significantly improves your chances of surviving.  
  • Attending routine screening appointments is another simple thing… if they send you an appointment through the post, prioritise it… you are important and your health is critically important.
  • Spread the message… these two things are simple to tell people about.

And finally… support charities who are supporting those with cancer and those trying to find cures… do what you can and we can hope for a future where breast cancer isn’t an issue.

Ok … So now the crafting… I made a 4×4 canvas board and videoed the process… it’s always fun to watch me create after all!!! (Well that’s what I am told).

And here are some close ups…. it was nice to just play with no real expectation of the outcome.

Love the sentiment from Badass artchick stamps too! It felt so right for this project theme.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Crafters Companion flourish, Dies, Embossing Folders, Watercolor words

Four love themed cards

I spent a bit of time sorting out the desk in the craft room a few days ago and came across some papers that were freebies with Making Cards magazine and was inspired to make some cards using scraps of card stock I already had lying around and the papers. I added embossing (heat and dry) and die cuts and stamping to make the cards special. 

The collection of papers was title Together and the images are so cute.

So three anniversary cards and one engagement card for the stash and pleased to have made something from bits and bobs on the desk. The good news is that there are still more of these images left to work with and then a whole load from another collection still to get started on from the same magazine pack. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Crafters Companion flourish, Design Team, Digital stamps, Ribbons

DT: Incy wincy: things that fly

Good morning! Today there is a new challenge at Incy Wincy… things that fly. 

Fabrika fantasy have given me this Earth fairy image to work with and I chose the coloured version rather than colour it myself.

I decided to die cut her with this fancy frame and then added the layers of papers, doily and die cuts underneath.  I then added the stickles to her wings for being and a cute ribbon to soften.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Apothecary Accents, Crafters Companion flourish, Mr & Mrs, Ribbons

A special wedding card

Whilst I have been off sick from work one of my lovely work friends got married.  Here is the card I made for them…

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I used some Hunkydory papers/card I found in my stash and layered it up with white linen cardstock on the 8×8 card blank.

I stamped the fabulous Mr & Mrs stamp in Pool Party that teamed with the papers and added some pool party ribbons and some die cut flourishes from Crafters Companion.

I also added a doily and some pearl gems.  Then I chose some flowers and made a little bundle of them with a bit of pearl trim to finish off!

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So lovely delicate card for the loving pair… who hopefully will forgive me for being almost 2 months late in giving it to them!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine