Magnolia Blooms, Pinewood planks, Promarkers, Letraset

Magnolia Blooms thank you notes

So these little thank you cards started life as an exercise in mindfulness. My anxiety was raised so decided to do some colouring in. Stamped out the Magnolia Blooms image in a variety of inks and set to with my promarkers for these ones.

Including some “no line” colouring attempts… (I used so saffron for the ink for these!)

I then used scraps from the desk from other projects and embossing to make up these little 4×4 notelets.

Each of them I also added something to the envelope to finish off, either a light brushing of the ink, or a strip of cardstock or another stamped image…

A lovely project and nice to bring some calm to my racing mind.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Decorative Dots, Designer Series Paper, Forever Fern, Jar, Jar of Flowers, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Promarkers, Letraset, Stitched framelits

OSW pt2: Jar of Flowers

Hi there… another of my One Sheet Wonder bundles of cards. This time the focal images were all using the Jar of Flowers stamps and the Jar punch!

I started by stamping three of the flower bundles onto whisper white twice … once using memento ink and the next time using archival in grey. This was because I wanted to use both promarkers and the stampin write markers to see the different looks I could get with the different mediums.

Then I also stamped another in Versamark for the tulip image.

I decided to use the solid cardstock for the Jar for the tulip one… it just looked right with a painted jar.

This rose one I also chose the solid colour jar… I loved the sketchy look I got with the colouring.

Both of these cards I embossed the background with the retired decorative dots embossing folder.

This is probably my least favourite of the flower bunches… I’m not entirely sure how to colour the flowers…

I chose very different approaches with the colouring on these cards… one bright and one pastel.

I do love the sunflowers image … but then I love sunflowers. I think I prefer the colouring on this second one though.

I decided against cutting it out or adding it to a jar for this one.

Both these I also embossed the background with the Woodland embossing folder. The second one I did it upside down to ended up trimming the card and mounting it onto some leftover cardstock.

And finally back to the rose image and my favourite of the cards I made in this bundle.

I love the delicate colouring, the single panel of dsp, the die cut circle nd the decorative dots embossing. Love it!

Again most of the cards I’ve left off a sentiment and will add one once I know what I am using them for. The hello sentiment came from the Forever Fern set.

Ok… tomorrow I’m going to share the smaller of the bundles of cards I made… the ones using Birds and Branches. See you tomorrow.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: winter fun

Good morning!

Time to share another design team contribution to Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

Now this week Hazel wanted our card to theme around “winter fun” and I found this digi image I had printed a long time ago so decided to use it.

I coloured the image using my promarkers and created the background from some papers in the stash.

The Noel die cut and the flowers were from a stash swap gift I got last Christmas so it was nice to use them along with the gemstone flower centre.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Clare Lloyd, Promarkers, Letraset

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

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

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

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: Green

Hello!

This week I have another cute card for the CHNC blog and I used lots of different types of Green as per Hazel’s instruction to the design team. Note you don’t have to follow the challenge to join in on the blog… you just need to make a Christmas card!

So I chose some green coloured cardstock and paper that went with it. I layered them up and added some string as it looked quite rustic to me.

Then I searched through digi images I had printed, found this cute turtle and decided he would be perfect as the focal image.

Using promarkers to colour him I also added wink of Stella to the bubbles and the present bow.

Love how cute this is. Not my usual style but it’s always fun to play with something different!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Promarkers, Letraset

City Life ATC’s

Today I have two ATCs I made for the Artful ATCs group where the theme for February is City Life.

I used a couple of stamp sets I got from The Range and did an exercise in masking and stamping and then colouring with promarkers.

I chose the stamps because they remind me of Amsterdam. The girl on this landscape one came with the buildings stamp. The second girl on the portrait one comes with a different set with windmills…. perfect for a country life but not for city life so I used the buildings again but created more dimension with more Stamping and varying the grey colouring.

As I had kept the cards flat I decided to make them into postcard style pics so I framed them with a black pen and then gave them each two coats of embossing powder. This both strengthens the card and adds gloss and I think makes the colours richer.

Hopefully the recipient likes these City Life ATCs. I certainly enjoyed making them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine