Category Archives: Ticket punch

Colour my Monday! Pacific Point

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope it’s a good one for you … And if not let’s get some BRIGHT colour into it to cheer it up!

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In fact I went very BRIGHT with this one!

I ended up using the fabulous Dylusions ink and masks to create a bright piece of paper. I inked the edge with the Pacific Point. Then on a separate piece of card I stamped a bike, some tickets and the Itty Bitty Banner sentiments in a mix of thePacific Point & Midnight. Muse inks.

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A little bit of linen thread and some gold card stock to mount it. Then I made a 6×6 card blank with the Midnight Muse cardstock.

Inside the card I put an insert to which I decorated one corned, and then went mad with the inks again on the envelope.

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Happy crafting!

Catherine

Thursday treasures! Photo prompt

Straight to the quick this week…

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When I saw this picture I knew it was a perfect prompt for Thursday Treasures! But how to use it to get me started?

Well after a bit of pondering, I looked through the pile of projects half done, and found a page I had started in early August at Helen’s class which was for a photo of the princess at the beach creating her name out of pebbles…. Perfect!

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Loved the way Helen did this layout, but have to admit I struggled with the journalling with the tickets being small. But still a fun and arty page!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tidying up the scrap box

I have recently had a bit of a tidy up! Mainly of the scrap box and got rid of things I really would never use by making the pieces big enough into envelopes for the lunch money for the princess! Ingenious use of paper that I otherwise would throw into the recycling! Or at least I think it is!

I have also been making up some quick and simple cards with the bits that were a bit to small to save but too pretty to throw away… Those really small bits and pieces you just can’t quite part with … So here is a selection of the cards I made using such cute bits and pieces!

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A bright combination of Afternoon Daydreams, Summer Silhouettes & Papillion Pot Pourri with a splash of additional colour with the chevron ribbon!

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Watercoloured Simply Sketched flower with my Inktense pencils (lush!) and used some random scraps of paper. Lovely little Itty bitty Banners sentiment too!

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The fabulous Henry Says sits happily on the I am Me DSP scraps for this bright celebratory card!

Love how a delve in the scraps box can give me these three very different cards! I did some more but you will have to wait to see them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Chocolate Chip!

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Here we are again … It’s Monday so time to put some colour into your life!

Well this week I’m all NEUTRAL and this is a very edible colour!

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I ended up making a card for a commission actually this time, and mixed in a bit of Pumpkin Pie, More mustard & cherry cobbler .

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I used a couple of masks and some ink to make the background on the piece of First Edition DSP. I then chose the French Foliage stamp set and fussy cut out some leaves once I stamped them. I also added some of the splodges in the scrummy Chocolate chip. I then added in some That’s the Ticket and a Itty Bitty Banners sentiment. Also added a scrap of linen thread just to add some texture.

Then mounted this onto some papers from the scrap box, including the gold card, and mounted it all onto a cream card blank.

Next I turned to the envelope…

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I masked off an area for the address and then used the stencils and inks again. Then took the mask away, and stamped the leaves and splodges before drawing some lines round the masked area.

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

Cataloguing my Promarkers! Just the ticket! Woyww!

Hi there … It’s WOYWW! It’s been a little while since I joined in the fun of sharing the work space … But thought I would share today! I was actually not working on the actual desk, but instead back on the table in the family room as I had children playing in the garden at the time, and needed to be downstairs! So I grabbed an easy project …

Hot on the heels of my book of elephants, my distressed butterflies and families of flowers, I next tackled the box of Promarkers! It was spurred on by the purchase of a new set of Limited Edition Promarkers on offer for ¬£10 in Hobbycraft … For 12 Promarkers and a blender pen! Amazing value and of course just HAD to have them!

First thing I do with new pens is test them out on a sheet of whisper white as I never think the colour on the outside does them any justice! And inspired by that little sweep of colour I did I decided to dedicate a couple of hours to the joy that is coloring in!!!

So here is a little round up of activities…

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1. Stamped one of the ticket stamps in That’s the Ticket stamp set a gazillion times onto strips of Whisper White.
2. Added a sweep of colour across each one, and wrote in the name and any identifying ink number on the little ticket lines.
3. punched them all out and tried to put them into colour groups. Then spent an age going through the official promarker list of colours and then adding in the Limited Edition ones where they seemed to fit (in my eyes).
4. Lined up all the punched tickets… Don’t they look fab?

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5. In an A5 Sketch ring bound sketch book, I added in some pencil lines to keep them straight, and then glued them in in pairs in order.

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6. As the greys page only had 6 tickets on it … I decided on a colorful piece of artwork … This is actually the front page of the sketch book so it seemed a suitable opening page. With hindsight probably would have been better at the top of the page … Ah well never mind! Used on of the Darcy Paperartsy stamps and plenty of masking to get many many colorful hearts one on top of the other!

7. As a finishing touch for each page I wanted it to have a border of some kind, so I drew some intertwining swirls to create segments in which I added the colours from the page in a graduated type effect. As I had done border in a slightly different place on each page working towards the edge of the page on the last one, I was able to cut along the border for each page, so you can see the lower pages peeping out… Here you are…

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I know there are a zillion other Promarkers colours, but it have decided enough is enough for me. I don’t use them often enough to justify any more, and the box I store them in is now completely and utterly filled to the brim… There isn’t even room for the blender pen in there! But I have to say I really enjoyed making these pages, although maybe the amount of fumes from the pens was making me a little high! Ha! I love colour and I loved the therapeutic nature of doing this… And can you believe it I didn’t make one mistake! Amazing!

Anyways … Next week will take pics back at my usual crafting space… Off to nosey at other peoples desks and projects now!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Can’t see the wood for the trees

Tonight I was meant to be hosting class at my house. Unfortunately due to my head and crappy depression I have had to cancel but thought as the blog post was already written to share what we were meant to be doing…

I decided to make use of some of the many tree stamps I have… But for once not Lovely as a Tree. The whole idea is that although I have designed the four cards below, people can choose whichever trees they want for their cards from the many on offer. It should be fun to see what people come up with from the materials on hand.

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This makes use of paper piecing using the Print Poetry DSP stack from last year and the fun Unity Bella stamp. Love this technique, even if my lines did go a bit wonky!

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A brayered background and a silhouette stamp are always a good combination… And the addition of the sentiment from Henry Says punched out of the ticket makes this a bit of a masculine card.

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A Dylusions background with a stencil design and then a freebie stamp from a magazine make this card a bit different.

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Some leaves from the French Foliage stamp set finish off this Clarity split tree stamped image perfectly.

Love using different stamps and creating four very different looks for this tree card class… Looking forward to seeing what others create! Hoping to rearrange to have the class next week instead!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Inky birthday time!

Yesterday it was my father in laws 80th birthday… So that required a special card. But 80th birthdays and male cards are not my thing so instead I went all funky with his card!

I used the fab Dylusions ink sprays and some distress inks and a fabulous mask to create the background. I used the Off the Grid stamp and then a clock stamp from a random set I have and embossed it in a mixture of green and blues.

Then with plenty of inking around the edges I mounted it onto Midnight muse. Then I took another piece of white cardstock and stamped Hardwood in some midnight muse which I stamped off and added more distress ink to the edge with my sponge. This was the bottom mount for the card topper.

Then I took some Sahara Sand cardstock and stamped the hardwood stamp and stamped it in Crumb cake and cut out the banner shape. Then some of the fab chevron ribbon in Chocolate Chip (I think) and some bakers twine and created the little embellishment. I added a clock charm … I have a few of these (I have a plan for them!) and I added this to the banner.

Then it was time to add the sentiment so I stamped a couple of tickets… One with the Henry says birthday sentiment, and the other one of the tickets from That’s the ticket set.

Raised the whole topper onto dimensionals and added it to a white 8×8 card blank.

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Then did the envelope too… A little inking around the edge and some more cog inking using the mask and Distress Inks.

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Hopefully he liked the card I made. He should have received it yesterday and on Sunday we celebrate with him properly!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Moments and memories catch up … May very late!

Oops! I never got to do Moments and Memories in May so thought it would be a good idea to catch up on it now!

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This is the sketch that I’ve been playing with this year with the intention of doing one a month… So this might be five weeks late but getting there! Haha!

This is how I laid it out before leaving it a little while to decide if I am happy with it and think about any additional bits I might want to add!

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As you can see I have tilted the bottom layer and spent time matting and layering the feature photo. The Mickey paper I found in a sale… Perfect for a little touch of magic for the Disney photos!!! I teamed it with a bit of Polka Dot Parade in Pumpkin Pie and then the Basic Grey & Whisper White cardstock.

I thought that star was a good title for the page and also that both the That’s the Ticket and the Simply Stars stamped elements made good embellishments. I also stamped and punched a few little banners for underneath the Mickey Mouse label too.

After a few hours away from the craft table it was time to put this one together but felt it needed grounding a little so I inked everything up! And then stuck it down… I managed to create a pocket behind the photo to stick some little journaling tags in, but otherwise kept it similar to the original layout.

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The finishing touches was of course a bit of bling!

So that is May up to date… Just need to get June’s page done now!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Melon Mambo!

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Happy Monday peeps! Hope you are having a good day!

It is the time of the week when I focus on colour… And this week is a good one! Firstly … It makes me think of Strictly Come Dancing and Dirty Dancing which is never a bad thing in my book, and secondly because it is a fun and BRIGHT colour!

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Ok so it’s not the most masculine of colours, but other than that … Who can not be cheered by a bit of Melon Mambo in their lives!

However what to make did stump me for a little while. I started with a piece of Whisper White and decided on making a bit of a grungy type background using Midnight Muse, Wisteria Wonder & Smoky Slate and a combination of the Off the Grid, Dictionary and the Gorgeous Grunge stamps. I also edged it with some ink to define the edges a bit more.

Whilst putting these stamps away I spotted my all time favourite set of SU stamps Forever Young and thought the clock would be the perfect focus for the card. So I stamped it in the fabulous bright Melkn mambo direct onto the background, and then again onto another piece of card to fussy cut it out. Then I did the clock part again in the Smoky Slate and cut that out too.

I layered the clock onto the background and then the same with the clock face. I then added glossy accents to the clock face to give it a raised and … “glossy” …. finish.

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I mounted it onto the Melon Mambo cardstock, I inked one of these and left the other plain to add a different effect. Then I added my embellishment of the moment … A doily! This softened the look of the card. Then added it to a navy card blank.

For the sentiment I used the fab That’s the Ticket stamp and the coordinating punch on the Melon Mambo cardstock and stuck it off centre. Finally some bling to finish off!

Love this card… And the dark card blank and the grungy background contrasts nicely with the pretty pink and the delicate doily!

Happy crafting!

Catherine