Decorative Dots, Stitched framelits

Happy birthday Grace… for tomorrow

Shhhhhh…. don’t tell Grace but I’m posting the card I made her early! Ha ha! 

This is a card for one of the princess’ friends who turns 12 tomorrow and is slightly flamingo obsessed! 

So i spotted this stamp in the range and bought it with her in mind…

I’d love the SU flamingo stamp layering set but didn’t have time to buy it ready for her birthday…. doh! Maybe for next year’s. 

So instead I stamped in smoky slate and added colour using the retired but still one of my favourite inks… Crisp Cantaloupe. Once it was dry I added wink of stella over the top. 

I die cut the flaming using the stitched shapes and then layered up with some crumb cake which I embossed using decorative dots folder.

The background of the powder pink cardstock I added some feathers which I heat embossed with frantage to add the glitter and white texture.  Then I added the sentiment and her name.

Inside the card I stamped the flamingo again and then coloured and added the shimmer.

And here is a close up of the front… 

Happy with how this came together and will definitely be using this fun stamp again. 

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 

Cake crazy, Embossing Folders, Punches

Bright birthday cards with Helen

My lovely friend Helen held a technique based class tonight using 2 step stamping… and I made 4 fab cards. 

This top one was my own design made at the end of the class when we had a little time and so I could use up some bits and pieces of the kit. 

The others below were following Helen’s instructions (I may have done a couple slightly different!). 

I love these bright and zingy cards and although the stamp set is not one I would have thought of buying I can see how cool it can be to make these fab cards… so it’s tempting as I don’t really have anything else similar! 

Anyway… a lovely night crafting with Helen, Emma and Amanda. So pleased my headache had gone so I could play out after having to cancel last night’s class. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Design Team, Dies, Digital stamps, Woodland

DT: Fab’n’Funky: Christmas¬†

Today’s card for Fab’n’Funky is a Christmas card using the lovely Paper shelter digital image. 

I coloured the image quite loosely using water colours and then did a partial die cut to get the circle.  

For the background I embossed the card using the Woodland folder and them added some distress ink with a stencil brush. 

This is not my usual kind of image but I do like how this came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Design Team, Dies, Digital stamps, Papermania, Sheena Douglass Embossing Folders

DT: Fab’n’Funky : nature’s inspiration¬†

Hello there!

Another design team contribution to share….

The challenge at Fab’n’Funky is to use nature as inspiration and I made this Christmas card using Lacey Sunshine digital stamp. 

I coloured the image using distress inks as watercolours and added the embossed panel and die cut to add texture. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine