Design Team, First edition dies, Washi tape

DT: CHNC: washi tape


Gosh I really haven’t been blogging regularly… just not been feeling well enough to sit and craft and so out of the habit I guess. Thankful I have some DT things that make me get my creative time in and also that some of them I have prepped ahead of time! This is one of those kind of posts…

This week the theme Hazel has set us at CHNC is to use washi tape so I kept my card really simple and let the sparkly washi tape do all the work!

I chose the three colours of sparkly washi I had and laid them down in strips. Then I added the First edition die cut wreath which I layered up 3 times to give it dimension.

Then I added the Tim Holtz sticker sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and called the whole thing done! Sometimes simplicity is best!

Happy crafting!


Design Team, First edition dies, Papermania, Tim Holtz Ephemera and Art dolls

DT: CHNC: Use some gold

Gold isn’t my go to accent but that was what the challenge was for this week at CHNC … so that’s what I used.

I used a ready made up card topper in quite a large size (this is an A5 card blank) which used some Papermania patterned paper.

I added this to the gold Angel hair paper so it was matted with the gold and then added another square of the gold Angel hair to the top.

Onto this I added a white die cut and a Tim Holtz paper doll. Then I added the chipboard sentiment to keep with the vintage mixed with clean white of the papers.

Love how this came together.

Wonder if the rest of the team on the blog found adding gold easy… maybe I ought to think about using this Angel hair paper in more of my projects as it adds a really fun layer.

Happy crafting!


First edition dies

Making cards magazine card making

Yesterday whilst the hubby watched football I crafted… and made a lot of cards. Some are future design team projects and some were just for fun … but all featured the images from a past issue of Making Cards magazine and some papers from the stash.

I love these bright papers and the cute girl… and couldn’t resist making all of these cards.

I particularly like the one with the die cut background… mainly because that die is a pain to get it cut and to clear up all the intricate piece after you’ve got them out of the die and the cut.

For all of them I added glossy accents to add shine and dimension and also some wink of Stella for shimmer. I added the sequins, card candi or gems to embellish and the die cut foiled sentiments to finish off.

Happy with these cute cards… and it made a nice change from all the mixed media and masterboard projects I’ve been working on.

Happy crafting!


Crafters Companion dies, 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!


First edition dies, Half full, Promarkers, Letraset

Another Half Full card for the girls

Yesterday I shared two more masculine cards using the Half Full stamps and papers from Making Cards magazine. Tonight I have a girly card using the papers and stamps.

I kept it really simple with the jazzy striped paper and added the mount of Melon Mango and then another piece to the top. I added a die cut sentiment and then some ric rac stickers from the stash to add a little pop of colour.

The stamped bottle I decided to add pink elements with promarkers. I then added wink of Stella for shimmer. Then I added the sparkly gems to finish off.

So a pink wine card… perfect for so many of my friends.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide ink, First edition dies, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Spellbinders, Stitched framelits, Succulent Garden, Watercolor words, Watercolour paints

Catch up from class

Earlier this month I held a crafting session with friends and I never got round to sharing the cards I ended up making during the class. As per usual I swapped things up so I wasn’t making the same as the samples…

The theme of the class was watercolour and florals and I love how differently these all ended up.

Happy crafting!