Category Archives: Decorative Label

Three sheet wonder sets 4 and 5 of cards

My final installment for the one three sheet wonder I did with Gingham Garden dsp for you today.  Two sets of cards I made… 

The first set uses the ever so pretty Butterfly basics and lots of fussy cutting! Ugggh!

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I coloured the images using a water brush and the coordinating ink colours to the dsp.

I stamped the flower onto the envelopes too to add a finishing touch.

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The next set are different in style with a cute little bear which was a Craft stamper stamp from a few months ago. I rarely use the stamps on craft stamper because I forget all about them… but this one jumped out at me to be used for this project!

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I used the stamp on the envelope too…
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Not a bad little haul from a three sheet wonder project and such a nice set of papers too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful brushos

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One more gorgeous brusho card sample.  This time Paperartsy Hot Picks stamped sorted in Versamark and embossed with white detail powder. Then added the Brusho and plenty of water to give it more of a watercolour finish. I edged the panel using navy ink.

Then I added some DSP and card stock and ribbon and card candi to embellish.

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I then used the same stamp and the navy ink to create the image on the envelope.

Next I decided it needed a sentiment so used the Four frames to create the topper.

Love how this came out.

Entering this into the flowers challenge at Paperartsy.  Nice easy challenge to join in with and have a few more I will blog about in the next couple of days to join in!  Loved the samples Leandra showed on the video this week.  Made me NEED more stamps! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine

WOYWW … First of the year

It has been a while… But I thought my desk had got to the perfect point for What’s on your work desk Wednesday…

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Yes at WOYWW there is a bear all session when it comes to the state of our desks. I think at this point I was working on my lap and the spare bed because as per usual it was such a big mess! So what was going on… Well I was in the middle of two messy projects… An art journal page and the February calendar altering I am doing with Darcy… Please see my post on the 4th Jan for more of an explanation! And at the same time making a couple of commissioned golden wedding anniversary cards!

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Hopefully that explains a bit as to what was going on. The project I will share with you this week is one of the anniversary cards…

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How about that then?

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I used the fabulous stamp Darcy designed with the trailing heart leaves as a border, stamped in Sahara Sand, then I added colour using a bit of water and a brush to add the Cherry Cobbler. I did a border on a smaller piece of cardstock too. Mounted the large piece on Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Mounted the smaller piece onto a Glimmer paper (sparkly sparkly) and added a bow using seam binding. The little sentiment topper is then using peel offs… See they can occasionally come in handy! And some added glitter in the form of stickles for the heart. I used the Curly label and the Decorative label to add some layers to this and used dimensionals on the project to help give it a boost!

Right I am off for a nosey to make me feel better/worse about the state of my desk. No idea how I managed to create something at all whilst it was like that?!?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Playing with figgy pudding! ‘Cos we all want some!

The Figgy Pudding lane embossing folder by Sheena Douglass is sooooooo cool! I just had to have it!

Here is the first play creation…

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Distress inks, water, and brush… Then gorgeous grunge and whisper white craft ink for the base mat and some brushed gold cardstock for the middle layer. Four frames & Thats the Ticket make the sentiment topper and some scraps of ribbon to finish off!

Love it!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Cajun Craze!

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Happy Monday World! Well the part of the world that read my blog anyways!

Colour time! I am really enjoying this weekly challenge to focus on colour! It is time for a REGAL colour this week…

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Now this is not a colour I have used much… Mainly as I don’t own the actual ink colour, but also as rustic colours are just not really my thing! But, a couple of months ago, Helen used this colour in a class I had the kit for, but had never got round to doing the class as per her instructions … Partly as at the time I didn’t have the stamps for the specific class! Anyways, in the kit for one card was some Cajun Craze cardstock, so I grabbed that and set to work on creating something for this challenge instead.

Helen had also included a bit of the gold foil cardstock, so I embossed this first with the Square Lattice folder and then sanded it back to show some white through.

Next I inked the cardstock using the Chocolate Chip ink and a sponge to give it a nice even edge of ink. Then I took the small pieces of Very Vanilla and inked them too in Crumb cake and added some distressing with the Gorgeous Grunge and Woodgrain stamps. Then I stamped some of the cute Petite Petals flowers in a mixture of Crumb Cake and Gold Encore pigment ink. To these I added the candy dots in the Cajun Craze. Next up the sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip and inked and grunge with the dots stamp from Gorgeous Grunge. I used the Decorative label punch to create the little label for this.

Finally a bit of trim in Baked Brown Sugar to finish off!

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Love this finished card. It is so different from the style I would normally choose, and this is because the colour is out of my comfort zone, but this is what the challenge is about I suppose… To break me out of doing the same things over and over!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Rose Red!

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Happy Monday Everyone! Time to play with some colour I think!

This week I thought I would plump for a Regal colour …

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I have liked this colour for quite some time. It offers a nice pink that isn’t too brash or wishy washy and is lovely used for flowers etc. So I have indeed gone for a flower!

My lovely friend Mara let me use her Regarding Dahlia stamp set to complete a swap a few weeks ago and I took the opportunity to stamp a couple of the fab flower images out in a variety of colours to use at another time … And this is one of those times!

In this case I stamped it in Rose Red and then added more of the Rose Red with the aqua painter as a wash and to add extra colour to the lined petals! Lovely isn’t it!

I then stamped the sentiment in the same way and used the Decorative label punch to create the little shape … Never usually remember that I can do this so was proud of myself for remembering at the time! I also added an edge with the matching Stampin write marker.

I layered up the fussy cut image with a doily, some of the fabulous glimmer paper and some Pretty in Pink cardstock. I then added another layer of Whisper White to which I doodled a border.

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Pretty … But also pretty easy little make! No one said it had to be difficult!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Wiping the Petite Petals

It’s time for a catch up post!

On Wednesday my lovely friend Helen (check out her blog) held a fab class on the baby wipe technique!

Now I use a lot of baby wipes… But usually to clean things, not to add ink to stamps! But the thing with the baby wipe technique is it is a lovely subtle way of adding multiple colours to a stamped image.

Helen chose the fabulous Petite Petals set to keep the five cards we were making similar, but with loads of other bits and pieces too!

I didn’t actually finish my cards at the class … I forgot adhesive … Plus concentrated on getting all the stamping done instead! But yesterday I put them together. I didn’t 100% follow the instructions… Only one genuine mistake … Otherwise known as “doing a Catherine” where I affixed the card topper to the card base upside down … But the other slight changes were just where I wanted to add some ink to edges which I sponged on. So sorry Helen, not exact replicas but still all your gorgeous designs are there!

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Hope you like the set … I think they make lovely cards I must admit.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Birthday Princess!

Today my little baby is 8!!! I can’t believe it! Doesn’t seem long since she was a babe in arms … But given she is a tall girl, and I am a shortie, it won’t be long before she is towering above me I know! Goodness help me then!

So of course, my princess got made a special card!

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Packed full of Petite Petals with a cute bird (Language of Friendship) and butterfly (Papillion Pot Pourri). With some nice texture in the background using both Hardwood & Woodgrain.

Love how it came out! Almost as much as I love the girl herself!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Ps little update photo that shows all the dimension in the card!

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