Category Archives: Stamps

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

Seriously the best project kit

I bought the Seriously the best project kit when I did my little SU splurge the other day, again to make life simple for a few projects… I call it my stick and go time! Gives my brain a break!

Here’s the pic from the catalogue of the contents…

Here are the first few cards I made using it…

One of the cards I added the Magnolia Blooms stamped flower too, and one I pulled in another patterned paper from my stash, but otherwise I kept it pretty simple using mainly items from the kit!

Simple! And my brain got a rest!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Inchies for UK Stampers Forum swap

This month’s inchies are really simple ones… a bit of distress ink blending, a stamped butterfly and some pearlised embossing.

I chose to use a new stamp from Visible Image and then just blended the Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron distress inks over the little inchie tiles I had cut from mountboard.

Then I pressed each one into Versamark and used the white pearl embossing powder.

This changed the tone of the cokour and provided a lovely pearl finish for the tiles.

Simple and I think cute!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Magnolia hello notecards

I’ve recently bought some Stampin Up stash and it included a little notecard set. I made up a few of them when I wanted a simple playtime the other day.

Each one I did slightly differently, either with a different embellishment of or by changing the orientation.

I love it when a card kit gives you the basics but you can still make each item individual!

I use little cards like this in with swaps I make as a little extra to send a message to the recipient.

The envelopes I stamped one of the flowers from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set that works well with this little card kit.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Happy Mothers day to my Mum, and all the other mums out there. I’m hoping for a cup of coffee in bed from my daughter! And them going to have to endure seeing my mum and remaining at a distance from her as my parents and auntie are self isolating as they are in the vulnerable group! I am lucky that I at least get to see them in person though as I’ve got some shopping supplies to drop off with them, but will be remaining on the opposite side of the room for our short stay and they will be cleaning up where I have been as soon as I leave.

Here is the bright and cheery card I have made for my Mum which will hopefully help bring some sunshine into her day.

I went very zingy and rainbow!

I used a stencil I got with an Indigo Blu magazine kit and added ink through it before then adding glossy texture paste through the stencil and letting it dry.

I then created the focal points with more inking and some stamps. The butterfly is a Visible Image stamp.

I also created some mats to the images using white card and the one for the main background I did blending round the outside to match the main focal images.

I stuck them all together using foam tape to raise the focal image.

I then used some sequins so embellish.

I decided to decorate the envelope too using the stamp platform to stamp and add different colours.

Love how this came out, hope Mum does too!

Now happy mothers day to all who celebrate and love to all those for whom today might be a difficult day!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Another Art journaling page just for me

I decided to do another page in my journal to finish off the spread from the one I shared a few days ago… after all in the current circumstances it’s a good thing to share art and pretty things!

I decided to use similar colour scheme, but different mediums and used bits that were on my desk from other projects or gifts from various swaps.

The starting point was using stampin up ink pads to add colour to the background in a really loose way, just pressing them and the edges of the pads onto the background. I also used a few stamps to add some shape and variation in depth of colour (Happy Celebrations and Gummiapan).

I then decided to create a large panel using the leftover Art by Marlene paper and a doily. I added texture to this using a Badass artchick stamp and frantage embossing powder.

I found a stamped piece with similar colours to add along with a sticker and then the main sentiment panel which I had been gifted at some point and was certainly something I need to read at the moment. I added stamping on the edge of this and ink to add some framing. Then I added the fussy cut feather that was from a piece of wallpaper I had been gifted in a swap ages ago… I was saving it for the right moment… and it turned out it was this page!

Next I added lots of doodling round panels and the finishing touches of the embossed hearts. The wooden hearts I inked with distress oxide and then embossed with a pearl effect powder which gave them a beautiful finish.

Love how this page looks and how it complimented the other page.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hello doll cards

Today I have the cards I made to send the Russian art dolls to the swap recipients… they include papers from the stash swap challenge I shared over the past few days… and of course are Russian art doll themed!

I used the same template as I used for the dolls… but this time I cut them from patterned paper in the stash.

The faces were from the Art by Marlene die cuts and I added doodling and shading and a little pics of doily for the frill on the headscarf.

I also added the sticky embellishments as buttons.

I adhered both dolls to a piece of card I stamped some texture into the background and doodled the border. I also added the hello sentiment.

I decided to use red card blanks to give the white panel something to contrast against.

Cute and super simple little creations with the use of the Art by Marlene faces.

Lovely way to round off two projects in one.

Happy crafting!

Catherine