Category Archives: Blonde Moments

DT: CHNC: non-traditional colours

Hello! This week Hazel has challenged us to use non traditional colours for our Christmas card make for the CHNC blog.

This is what I came up with…

I used some papers I had had for a long time in the stash that are pink and lime and then added this fun embossed image.

I brushed over the image with my clarity stencil brush to define the image.

I also added an embossed sentiment from Blonde moments and the peel off strips to add a different texture.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Advent cardmaking: Gingerbread

Today I used three papers and a die to make this gingerbread themed card. Love this cute little die… perfect for making your own card embellishment.

Sorry the photo is a bit yellow … dark night’s mean it’s difficult to get photos in daylight as it’s neither light enough in the morning before work or when I get home!

Video is now uploaded… sorry for the delay… struggled the past two days to find the time to get these cards made.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Raggy Doll Christmas house # 4

Another of my Christmas houses to share today. Of course there is also the coordinating card. 

This is the point I got to with the house when I first took pictures… yes nearly but not quite finished. I went for a slightly brighter colour finish for this one including some neon pink paint flicks! I also went for an iridescent medium roof and some clear sequins to decorate.  I added word stamping to the house which also tied it in with the card.

The card started life as a piece I had wiped texture paste onto so already pretty cool. I added the paint in patches and also added chalk fresco finish paint to give it some “white” space.  Then I started stamping.  

I used the big Papermania stamp to add the subtle words and then the word joy from a Paperartsy set. The Christmas lights across the top are from the same set. 

Next I added iridescent medium through a stencil and let it dry. I also added the Tim Holtz die cut trees. 

Now time to finish off…

Glitter, sequins and a sentiment, inking and mounting and distressing all going on to finish off the card.

Now back to the house. 

I made the windows and doors look more integral to the house by adding some shading using the Pitt pens from Faber-Castell. I also added a little more of the iridescent medium rubbed in with my finger to give the house more of a sheen. 
One more to share tomorrow… please pop back to see how the final one looks.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

December Artful ATC swap… presents 

This month it is my choice of theme for the Artful ATC group and I chose presents.  It seemed suitable for the month of December.  

I sent mine off really early this month so as they’ve already been received I can share already!

Here is what I made.

ATC 1: 

Some jolly Christmas papers collaged onto a painty scrap.  Knew it wouldn’t matter what it looked like as I was collating over it. Then added gesso to blend the papers together a bit. 

Then I went a bit mad with stencils and stamps but knew I had a die cut to add on the top so most of this got covered up! 
I’ve had the die cut in my stash for a long time so it was good to find a use for it. The Blonde Moments stamped sentiments seemed perfect for it too! 


ATC 2: 

I used a similar set of colours of the fresco finish paint and stamped a few Dylusions stamps randomly over the background. I also used some archival ink for some other bits and then when it was dry I outlined the shapes with a silver pen… after all it is Christmas! 

Then I stamped the present image out onto white card in the same colour scheme. I did it twice in different colours so I could add the bow as a different colour.

I had added the present using pinflair glue gel to give it dimension and then added some stickles to the bow for extra sparkle.  For the mount I chose a bright pink cardstock and layered it up, finishing off with some more silver pen doodling. 

Really happy with both of these… looking forward to seeing what I get in return. Always fun opening the envelope to discover the beauty inside. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine