Category Archives: Mixed media products

UK stampers forum decorated tag swap

I have a tag I’ve made for UK Stampers Forum swap using gelli prints and Badass artchick stamps.

I had fun with embossing and some random embellishments off the desk too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: something funny

How are we all doing? I must admit I found this week slightly easier than last and have sort of settled into a bit more of a rhythm. That being said I am living with much higher levels of anxiety than I have been used to in the last year or so, and that brings it’s own level of exhaustion of course. But the good news is I am safe and well, and that’s what is important right now.

Right back to the crafting… this week’s CHNC challenge is to create something funny. So I decided to team the Clare Lloyd sentiment stamps with a Making Cards magazine stamp.

I stamped the sentiment and the image and used my promarkers to colour the image and provide the border to the card.

I thought this quite apt for the challenge this week!

Hope you have a good week!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use a star

I have a simple card for this week as I’ve been a tad busy with supporting Adult Social Care as they cope with the joy of life in the current Coronavirus situation.

Anyway enough about that…

The theme for this week that Hazel asked us to play with was to include a star or two… So I chose a bugaboo image and thought it worked well with the paper from a Making Cards kit.

I added Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the star to give it some dimension although it turned out quite textural due to some air bubbles. But I quite like it still!

Hope you have a good week and keep safe and well… And inside for those of you who like me are on lockdown!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday Auntie M (For a few weeks ago)

It was my Auntie Margarets 70th birthday at the beginning of the month, but she didn’t want a fuss so I decided not to emblazon her card with a number!

Instead I made this pretty and delicate card.

I used the stamps from last month’s Creative Stamping magazine to create a subtle background on the card and for the focal image which I coloured using watercolour pencils.

I then chose some tiny stamps from another set in the stash to add the little flower in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and the little heart in the pale Soft Sky ink just to add a little colour in the background. The hearts I added some wink of Stella to as well, again subtle but there if you are looking at it.

Next I chose the die cut window and the sticker onto which I embossed the sentiment from my box of embellishments. I love how the added dimension of the window just adds some thing special to the card.

I finished with sequins in the pale blue and the stamped green Happy which if I am honest I would have preferred as a die cut, but I don’t have the word happy as a die cut, so need to add that to my shopping list.

Super happy with this pretty card for my lovely auntie M.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Journal page for me!

Another Art journaling page in my Dylusions journal just for me, with no pressure, love it!

I started with sticking things on the page that had been randomly on my desk either as left over bits from other projects or things I’d not got around to using yet.

This included the stamped flower on the left hand side, a piece of sewing pattern instruction, a stamped tag and the gelli printed circle.

I think the page also had some wipe off from another project on it as the gelatos had some different reactions in a few areas.

So I added gelato to the page with the exception of the flower panel that had already been coloured. I think it was distress inks used on that.

Next I added the iridescent texture paste through a stencil to the right hand side of the page and left it to dry.

I then added stamping using some different stamps… Gorgeous grunge, that’s the ticket etc. I also added some splashes of green acrylic ink and copper acrylic ink.

Next I worked on the flower that I stamped from a Creative Stamping magazine and coloured using promarkers to create a soft, no line effect. I fussy cut it out but decided it needed something between it and the background.

I had a hunt in my stash and found these stickers that I think were meant for scrapbooking.

After adding them and the flowers it was time to add doodling and the sentiment stickers. I also found the orange gems in my stash and stuck them down too.

I decided the flower on the left needed pushing back so added some gesso using my fingers and blending it on that panel and a few other spots.

I also took the Twisted citron distress oxide and did a little bit of stamping to add a little lime green onto the page too.

Once again it was fun to create with no pressure of time or finished product. The photos in the daylight show it off so much better… shame most of my crafting is done in the evening so I don’t enjoy the cokours quite as much when creating… maybe I need to invest in a proper daylight lamp?!?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Birthday card for James

So this card was made ages ago and I forgot to blog about it… it’s a card I made for my cousin’s son, James, whose birthday was in February.

I decided to do something fairly simple but hopefully fun and a bit funky.

I masked off the card to leave a square and inked the square using my clarity stencil brushes. Then I used some old stamps from the stash to stamp the robot, stars and dots.

I then removed the mask and stamped the sentiment and added the black outline.

I decided even if it was a boy card a bit of sparkle wouldn’t be amiss so carefully added wink of Stella to the robot.

So my cute robot card for James!

Happy crafting!

Catherine