Category Archives: Petals and more

A special thank you

Today I am sharing a card I made for some family friends who gifted me and the hubby a night at a Brasserie. Well that sort of treat can’t go without a thank you card so here is what I made.

I chose a large square card and applied distress inks through a stencil and then some clear gloss texture paste and left it to dry. This created a beautiful textural background.

Then I used Petals Palette stamps and memento ink to stamp the flower cluster. I then used promarkers to colour them in yellows and peaches before die cutting them out.

I then added some die cuts from the matching die set. I layered them up and added the die cut label on which I added the sentiment.

Next I chose some sequins and called it done!

Hope that J and P liked the card I made… we certainly enjoyed the meal we had.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: Triple stamping

I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!

The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.

I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.

First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.

I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.

Then I layered them up.

I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.

I also added the light turquoise sequins.

Love how the bold background is softened by the image.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Congratulations Jayne and Simon

This evening I am going to celebrate the marriage of Jayne (one of my raggy doll sisters) and Simon along with a few of my other raggy doll sisters. I can’t wait!

So as by this time I will be partying this is a scheduled post to show you the card I made.

I chose to use Spellbinders dies for the background and then Stampin Up Petal Palette stamps and dies for the floral elements and the Mr and Mrs stamp again from Stampin Up. I kept to a soft pink colour palette using two tones of pink cardstock and watercolouring the flowers which I had embossed in the champagne embossing powder.

I gave the elements some dimension with foam tabs and added some dots of liquid pearls around the focal images.

Love how this all looked. The inside of the card is similar but a lot more simple…

Leaving me plenty of room for my message of love to the happy couple!

So happy for Jayne and Simon. May they enjoy a lifetime of happiness together.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly Artist Trading Coins

Yesterday I revealed the theme for the swap in my Artist Trading Coins UK swaps group over on Facebook… Butterflies.

I figured it would be an easy theme for people to join in with as there are so many butterfly themed crafting things around and not the hardest things to draw or paint either!

I decided to use a lot of supplies that were hanging around on my desk to make mine.I chose papers from Making Cards magazine kit that I had never got round to putting away for covering the coins and then added another layer of a partially die cut wall (Tim Holtz dies). Then I die cut book print using the leaf die from Petals and More. Then took a shiny leaf from the stash, copper thread and some little flower embellishments.

Then for the butterfly…. Butterfly basics little text butterfly which I white heat embossed on some bronze cardstock and stuck it down. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto shrink plastic and heat it so it became a cute embellishment.Absolutely love these textural and layered coins with fun embellishments.

Hopefully the eventual recipients do too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Another design team project for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge and this time I took some gentle papers from the stash with a lot of inking, die cuts, tags and a Petal Palette image.

Love how these turned out… really love the flowers which I coloured with my Prismacolour pencils… this was such a lovely relaxing task to colour them.

Off to see what the others on the blog have been making now. Why don’t you join us?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: pop up card in a box

Not created a pop up card in a box for a while… so it was nice to mix up the cardmaking and mixed media stuff I’ve been sharing with this 3d creation.

I started with a piece of cardstock and used a template I found for a smaller size pop up box that is 4×4 in size when folded.

Then I chose papers in nice bright colours to add to each panel.

Then added some decoration using Petals and More dies and the same papers. Next I heat embossed butterflies on the papers and cut them out and added these on to some acetate strips so they could float out of the box! And two of the little ones on the top and front panel.

Finally I added the sequins and a sentiment to finish off!

So so cute.

Looking forward to visiting all of the other teams creations and seeing their pop up box cards. Please visit the blog
Here.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Cute

Cute definitely sums up this little gnome… and so this is my contribution to this week’s CHNC blog.

I love using my oxides on glossy cardstock… the effect is mesmerising. So I kept this quite a simple card.

Once it was dry I added the glimmer paste through a stencil to create the dimensional stars and then added a few die cut ones too. Then the gnome was stamped and coloured in using promarkers keeping to greyscale to work with the background and then cut him out with a border to make sure he stood out against the background.

I added the sentiment onto the label I cut out using the Petals and more die set.

Cute!

Would love to see your cute makes over on the blog this week.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: paper piecing

So it’s time for a paper piecing project for the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge and I really wanted to use the Gorjuss Girl stamps to do this… so I went a little overboard and made a few cards.

First off I stamped them all onto white cardstock for colouring the skin and hair with promarkers…

And then again onto the patterned paper… although wasn’t as worried about the whole image stamping as I only needed the clothing to be stamped.

Then set to on colouring and paper piecing.

Then I added some more shading to the images to make sure that they don’t look too one dimensional.

And then I made up the cards.

This is the one I’ve linked on the blog ..

I love the cluster of bits and pieces I added and the rounded corners.

I kept this clean and simple and just added a few gold edged layers under the image.

This one had a piece of inky paper behind that was an experiment for a class I was teaching at the beginning of the month… Love how it pulls out the green on her dress and socks.

This one I ended up going shabby chic and inking everything. Again more of the green paper and a cute tag I found in the box.

Finally a simple one with layers and scribbles to frame and a cute butterfly to embellish.

I am super happy with all these paper pieced dolls. They were a little fiddly to cut out as they are so small but totally worth the effort!

Would love to see your paper pieced art … Please come and share with us at the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One sheet wonder playtime

I decided to grab one of the many pieces of 12×12 papers that was reasonably neutral and make a one sheet wonder.

No idea where this paper came from originally but it is a marbled and mottled effect with blue, teal and pink tones. So I teamed it with aqua, pink and brown.

I will sort out the cut instructions and post these later.

I also grabbed some glimmer paper and foiled cardstock to add into the mix.

Then I started making the cards up. I decided to keep to a theme and used the Art deco style stamps which were a magazine freebie a long time ago.

So here are the seven cards I made.

Layered pieces with the different coloured cardstock and the silver glimmer paper and then fussy cut two of the stamped images. Coloured both of them using Inktense blocks and a waterbrush. Stamped the sentiment in versamark and used white embossing powder.

Heat embossed the main image onto the paper and also the same with the single rose image onto the back panel. Then added colour with the distress oxides to give more definition to the bird. Also stamped and embossed the sentiment and mounted that onto the brown card too. I love this bird image so much.

Most of the one sheet wonder templates have a diagonal cut in them. I balanced this one with the diecut in the background.

I love the copper foil background I added with the elegant embossing.

I edged the patterned paper with both the stamp and a line of white embossing, then added the sentiment in the same. Next I added the flower image with some copper thread to add texture.

I went with a brighter pink for this one and grabbed this hot pink doily. It worked with the colouring on the flowers.

This one I went with lots of edging in black pen to give each panel a distinct edge. I also embossed the white panel with the embossing folder.

This final one I embossed the patterned paper, adding versamark to the folder first and then adding some jade coloured powder and heating it. This created a fabulous texture.

I then coloured the cardstock underneath with the same embossing powder.

I am super happy with all of these. I still have a couple of pieces left but not quite worked out how to use them…

Happy crafting!

Catherine