Category Archives: Spellbinders

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

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DT: CHNC: Candy Canes

Candy canes is the theme over at CHNC and I spotted this paper in my stash that was perfect… but I wanted to change it up a bit and used a die to cut the cover panel which includes the fab little windows which I inlaid with the patterned paper.

I finished it with a banner and cut apart from the same paper and them added a chipboard sentiment for added dimension.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday big bro!

Today is my brothers 50th birthday and here is the card I made for him…

I went for a textural finish with texture paste through a brick wall stencil and some distress oxide splattered and loosely painted and then lots of embossed elements using a mixture of powders including clear, gold, and baked texture embossing powder.

I really enjoyed putting this together… and the vinyl records really reminded me of Jonathan as he was really into music when he was a teenager.

So happy birthday big brother… hope he has had a fab day!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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!

Catherine

Petal Palette fussy die cutting

I was gifted some fab dies by a kind crafting online friend and this is my first use of them… to make a pretty lemon and craft card with the fab petal palette stamp and coordinating dies. This is very far from my usual style of cardmaking but love the final look.

I used some thin cardstock for the lemon die cut and kept that simple onto the kraft base card. Then watercoloured and die cut the flowers. I then added the leaf die from the set using some old olive cardstock and then the sentiment and label die from the same set.

I then added some pearl gems as accents and my obligatory bling!

So what do you think? Fancy but still sort of clean? This die set comes with a central piece too but that was too fussy for me. There is also another set I’ve been gifted and looking forward to trying out… I’m imagining a white on white card for a wedding with that one though!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful ATCs … through the window (221 & 222)

Another monthly swap at Artful ATCs and this time the theme is… through the window.

So I started with a die cut window from my stash that I painted with black gesso. 

I then took a panel I had stencilled and blended distress inks onto and stamped an image from Mediterranean Moments. I then added some Hickory Smoke ink to the edge which would be outside the window and left the inside brighter… I also added some light shading to the image.

I then layered it up and added heat embossing across the whole panel.  I then did a dymo label for the title.

Next I took the stamps from Creative Stamping magazine and made a scene for through the porthole.

I added gesso to a light green piece of card then added layers of distress oxide.  I then stamped the seahorses and the seaweed.

I then stamped the porthole on separate paper and cut it out.  I then added the colour using distress stains.

I once again coated it all with versamark and embossing powder.

Happy crafting!

Catherine