Category Archives: Stamps

Everything is Rosy stamps

When I played with the Everything is Rosy suite the other day I didn’t really do anything with the stamps except for the sentiments… So decided to go a little mad with stamping for this card…

Pretty pink flowers and gorgeous green leaves all over the front of the card blank… then another panel for one flower and let and the sentiment! Gorgeous! And simple!

Not touched the dies in this set yet… really need to play with them too soon!

Remember this set is currently reduced to £40.70 until stocks last so if you want this (reduced from £74) let me know … catiecuddles@yahoo.co.uk 😀

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Stampin Up Sunday – Jar of Flowers

So guess what folks… I’ve rejoined Stampin Up as a demonstrator. Not likely to do much in the way of in person classes, especially in light of Covid-19 but thought I would do a weekly post using current SU products.

Of course if anyone wants to order any SU products, please consider asking me to order them for you.

So here is my first project…

For this card I used the Jar of Flowers stamps to create the focal point. I love these stamps and the coordinating jar punch.

Now on this card the only current SU product apart from the Old Olive cardstock is the Jar of Flowers stamps… I used Dapper Denim cardstock and some retired DSP plus the border dies are from the Everything is Rosy kit which is also now retired. I also used very old sparkly washi tape too!

So basically for my first post using current SU products only this is fairly poor show. But I can confirm that I did use only SU products so it’s a starting point.

Ordering details…

Jar of Flowers stamps, page 12 annual catalogue

As I said… if anyone wants to order anything SU from me, just let me know. Email contact is inkyfingeredcat@yahoo.com

See you next week for my next SU Sunday project.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

All images are Copyright Stampin’ Up! 1998 to 2019, unless otherwise stated. All content is the sole responsibility of Catherine Johnson, UK Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and the use of and content of the classes, products offered and services on this website are not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!

Happy Planner spreads… change of month

So I did something a bit different for the end of June and beginning of July in my happy planner… I did two spreads…

This is what I did for the final days of July… and love these super shiny stamps as I embossed with a pearl finish before I stuck down the stamp centres.

And this is the after the pen…

And then for July I started on a whole new spread… but forgot to photograph before I had added pen…

Different in style for the two spreads but I like them both! And again the carabelle stamp stamp came in to it’s own!

And finally the after the pen for the previous week with the robots…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: snowflakes

Hello!

Today at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel asked us to use snowflakes… so I created this cute card using some snowflake paper.

I chose fresh non traditional colours to go with the kraft card and I love the tartan pipers piping sheep image from 12 days of Christmas Penny Black stamps.

Kept it simple with a little watercolour pencil colouring and a hand drawn doodle border.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Happy Planner spread

This week I used the Carabelle stamp stamp again, but this time in a different way to create a rainbow header.

I created each stamp by gelli printing the background using distress oxides and then stamping and cutting out the central portion. The robots are Lawn Fawn stamps and I thought they were really cute.

This is of course the before the pen spread… but the after the pen spread from last week shows how they soon fill up! Although I didn’t capture mich for Friday and Saturday! Ooops!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle artist trading coin

This month we have another ‘virtual challenge over at my coin swap group… maybe next month I will move back to postal ones … but will make that decision nearer the time.

So the theme for this month … circles. This was inspired by the stamp and stencils I recently bought from Aall & Create.

I used a gelli print that I had leftover from another project and added the stamping on top in black.

I added some details with pink posca pen and then added the die cut wonky circle which was cut from some funky wallpaper. I then added the title from a magazine cut up.

I then decided that the coin needed a bit more so grabbed some black gems.

I decided once I had made the coin to turn it into a little notecard as a little hello for a friend.

I decided that a pink panel would be a good idea … but then grabbed my pokey tool and some thread to add some sewing around the coin. I used a template for the holes which I recently rediscovered. Perfect fun!

Hope you like what I made.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Planner and the stamp stamp

I bought the stamp stamp from Carabelle a few months ago but never got round to using it… but now have discovered a way to use it.

I also bought the happy planner over a year ago but fell out of love of using it but decided to have another go… this time using the stamp stamp to add the fun!

Week 1 found me playing with my gelli plate and distress oxides to create the colourful panels and then the little backgrounds for the stamps.

Also used the Aall and create stamps and stencils for the circle patterns.

For the stamps I added a little contrast with the pink butterflies and some pink pen work. Then added the bold black text stamps and some black stencilled circles.

So the first picture shows the planner page before I added in my planning… partly as I decided to retro plan and added in the pen after the event so it was more of a diary than a planner.

Here is the after the pen version…

The next week I’ve gone for stamping in the background using the Gummiapan text stamp and stencilling the hexagon shape in keeping with the bee theme I chose.

I added the bees and the text stamp to the backgrounds made on glossy cardstock this time for the stamp image. Love how this looks.

So glad to have found a purpose to start using my stamp stamp and love using the planner again … even if it is in a weird back to front way!

Happy crafting!

Catherine