Festive Flurry framelits, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Raggy Dolls

Raggy doll Christmas house number three!

Another day… another house to share! 

This time I thought I would start with the card I made… I started with layers of Fresco finish paint and then some stencilling. 

I then added some stamping again using the paints. I also added the iridescent medium through another stencil. Once that was dry time to add some doodling. 

I then added the die cuts and plenty of stickles. I added a tag I decorated with similar colours and the stamps I used were all from Creative Stamping magazine.  I used some lovely sari ribbon for the embellishment and a cute button. 

Right now onto the house… I added the similar colours to the house.  Please bear in mind though that the house started blue and other colours as I did all of them with the same base background.  

You can still see some of the patterns and colour from the base coming through … I like that.  I also added the star and snowflake stamping too to tie it into the card more.  

The roof was moulded using paper clay and then painted with the iridescent medium mixed with some of the glass bead gel… this makes it super shiny!  I also gave it a little roof window type room to make it a bit different.

I decided as the card had the base of the black the I would make the windows and doors black too. So they are drawn using a white gel pen and then glued in place. 

And here is the finished article. The windows are a little wonky but I love how it looks…. very different from the previous three … not sure if I can manage eight completely different ones but pleased with the four I’ve done so far! 

Again pop back tomorrow to see the next house! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Festival of Trees, Festive Flurry, Festive Flurry framelits, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, Snow Flurry Bigz, White Christmas, Woodware stamps

Card class with friends

A couple of weeks ago I did a card class for my supposedly non crafting friends who turned out to be rather talented in the crafting department.  I then scheduled another session with them, but two were unable to turn up… so I did the same class again for them tonight.

Then like a complete daft idiot I forgot to take pictures of their completed projects… so instead you will have to see mine.   Also will add in the links to the original posts and samples…
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Clare and Caroline had the full kit like last time with the DSP and the cherry cobbler mounts… I made a smaller card and grabbed a gold mount for mine.
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This is fairly true to the original sample. Caroline created a very different look with a different tree stamp from the set… can’t wait to try it out myself.
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Clare and Caroline had the same colour scheme as the original in kraft but as I had run out of kraft cards I improvised with this turquoise instead.
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We had all manner of different panels going on for this. Clare created a nice L shape for hers which really worked although her original idea was L for learner… I think both her and Caroline (like Gwen two weeks ago) are well and truly past that stage now with 8 cards under their belt (Gwen is actually on 9 but we ran out of energy tonight after the fourth!). Link to the original

So a fab night was had by all. I’m off to sleep as had very little in the way of rest time all day and absolutely shattered!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Festive Flurry, Festive Flurry framelits, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

Christmas card making – card no 2

Card number two we made last night…

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The panel is created by stamping the Darcy snowflakes through some postit notes and then adding some blending with a blending tool.  All this was done using just one ink colour (Baja Breeze).  Then I stamped one of the Festive flurry snowflakes and die cut it out, along with some snow flurry snowflakes.

I added these layered up and some bakers twine too. Also added some glitter to the festive flurry snowflakes.

Finally added the sentiment from Good Greetings.

Quite a simple card but some techniques to learn…

Gwen and I mixed it up a little with the ones we made together…

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This is Gwen’s…
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And mine.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Canvas and Mixed Media art, Decorative Dots, Festive Flurry, Festive Flurry framelits, Modern Ornament Punch, Random Crafts, Sheena Douglass Embossing Folders, Snow Flurry Bigz, Washi tape, Winter Frost

Advent calendar number two!

Yes a second advent calendar to share with you… This time the one for my princess.

I used the same 25 Days stamps, but this time the colour scheme matched the Winter frost DSP which I have plenty left over from last year, and I thought would make a Frozen themed advent calendar! I used plenty of die cut snowflakes, some Festive Flurry stamping and some ornaments and circles to mix it up a bit! I also decided against boxes this year. I’ve used the little milk carton boxes the last couple of years, but decided against hanging on the bannister this year. So I picked up these little bags and used them for the base. But how to display them?

Well this is the main thing to share here… I painted a canvas on which to stick the bags.

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This was the first layer of paint, and added some texture paste to add snow drifts and some hints of snow on the tree. I then added stamping with paint on the canvas and then pushed it back again in the sky with another layer of black. Then the star I painted silver, and added some silver dots to the tree.

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So this is the base to the calendar. Next I used some silver washi tape to add each of the little bags, in a tree sort of shape. The idea is that as the bag gets taken off the tree starts to emerge.

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Well this is the idea anyway. The practice is a little different. Unfortunately the washi tape is not doing a brilliant job of keeping the little bags in place! Instead we keep finding them on the floor in the hallway. So tomorrow I think a rethink may have to happen! I suspect that some little bulldog clips may be bought and the bags may end up on the bannister after all! Ah well, at least I get a nice whimsical canvas to look at for a month whilst the Christmas spirit is in the air!

Unfortunately due to manic times at work, our Christmas decorations have not quite made it up yet. I usually have them up on the 1st! They have got as far as in the house from the garage, but no energy tonight to start decorating. Hoping tomorrow I may find some energy after work and make a start!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Festive Flurry, Festive Flurry framelits, Sheena Douglass Embossing Folders, Word Window

Colour my Monday! Pool Party!

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Happy Monday everyone!

Last weeks Colour my Monday was all about the sand … Now it’s time to move poolside!

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I have loved this colour since it was an In Color a few years ago … I have used it so much since! Love love love it!

I decided to play with one of my new embossing folders from Sheena. I inked up the snowflake back ground using Smoky Slate & Pool Party and then added some Perfect Pearls mica to give it plenty of shimmer.

Then I stamped and die cut the Festive flurries stamps in the Pool Party to add as an embellishment.

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Some gem stones, and a sentiment punched using the fab Word Window punch creates a simple but pretty card. Funny to be laying frosty in summer!

Happy crafting!

Catherine