Design Team, Digital stamps, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn stamps, Ribbons, Watercolour paints

DT: Creative Knockouts… Fall

Today I have a fall / autumn themed card made for the latest Creative Knockouts challenge blog as my design team contribution.

I used the lovely Sheepski Designs image called Winter Warmer which I printed onto mixed media cardstock and watercoloured using watercolour pencils.

I used some papers from the stash to make up the background and used Calypso Coral cardstock for the background.

I actually filmed the make (it’s been a long time since I’ve done this!) so check out the video.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas to remember, Design Team, Digital stamps, Pierced Blooms, Stampin Blends alcohol pens, Stitched framelits, Tonic

DT: Creative Knockouts… Pattie’s Creations Christmas in July

Hello! Thanks for popping by. I have another design team creation for Creative Knockouts using an image supplied by Pattie’s Creations. The theme for this week is Christmas in July and so I chose to use the Jingle Bells Trio. The joy of digital stamps is you can make them as big or as small as you would like for your creation… and I decided to go quite big!

I wanted some soft colouring for my bells so went with masking and ink blending to make it soft and with a bit of a gradient.

I then used my Stampin Blends markers to add the bows and the central ribbon and then fussy cut them out.

I have been watching a lot of Jennifer McGuire videos recently and so I fancied having an aperture in the card.

I used my stitched shapes framelits to create the aperture and then adhered the bells over the top … I wanted however to add more dimension so I grabbed the Tonic sentiment die and cut it a couple of times to stack for dimension and coloured the word part using the same Stampin Blend markers.

But when I put it in place I felt it needed something more… I must have been in a more is more mood! So I went a little mad with the Pierced Blooms die cut leaves both on the front and inside the card!

Inside I added a couple more die cut framelits onto one I added a stamped sentiment from Christmas to remember and the other I coloured using the stampin blends to keep the colour scheme going.

I finished with the Card Candi in pink to pick up the soft colouring of the bells in the background.

So the digital stamp became more of a background rather than the focal image, but I think that shows the versatility of using digital images in your projects. Plus this is totally different in the end from how I had imagined it in the beginning … funny how that happens when you just have fun creating!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Creative Expressions, Design Team, Digital stamps, Funky Fossil, Promarkers, Letraset, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

DT: Creative Knockouts … Dr Digi with diecuts

Well I feel honoured to be part of yet another Design Team, this time with Creative Knockouts. So you’ll get to see me playing along with new challenges and using a few different things that I’ve not played with in a while… like digital stamps. I have quite a large selection but I just got out of the habit of using them when I had printer or laptop issues… now those are sorted it will be good to get back to experimenting.

This weeks challenge is to use die cuts and punches and is sponsored by Dr Digi’s House of Stamps.

I chose to use the One Small Step image and teamed it with the fab star background die from Creative Expressions.

I started with the image printing onto Basic White cardstock and then I coloured it using my Stampin Write markers in soft sea foam and smoky slate colours so it is a very soft green with the grey. I did pull in a promarker for the cool grey moon base colour too.

Then I stuck the printed image to another piece of basic white before fussy cutting out. This gave it some sturdiness as I knew I wanted to raise it up with some foam. I also cut out the flag twice from the same image again to give it some dimension.

Onto the flag I stamped the love you from the Funky Fossil stamps. I intend to give this card to my hubby next week (good job he doesn’t read my blogs!) so a simple love you does the job!

Then I grabbed the Big shot and my star cover plate die and ran it through using both black and the glimmer paper from last years SU catalogue.

I cut down the black background into a 4″ square and mounted it onto white cardstock and then pieced back in a few of the glittery stars.

Then mounted the spaceman on the moon onto some foam and added him to the front of the card. I decided then that a glossy accents finish would work best on his visor so added that too.

Really this is a simple card as the die cut does all the work … but so cute to include that fab little space explorer to create the focal image.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

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

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: Green

Hello!

This week I have another cute card for the CHNC blog and I used lots of different types of Green as per Hazel’s instruction to the design team. Note you don’t have to follow the challenge to join in on the blog… you just need to make a Christmas card!

So I chose some green coloured cardstock and paper that went with it. I layered them up and added some string as it looked quite rustic to me.

Then I searched through digi images I had printed, found this cute turtle and decided he would be perfect as the focal image.

Using promarkers to colour him I also added wink of Stella to the bubbles and the present bow.

Love how cute this is. Not my usual style but it’s always fun to play with something different!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: snowflakes

Hazel set us the challenge of using snowflakes for the CHNC blog this week. So I chose snowflake paper, and added more snowflakes to it using stamps and white embossing powder.

I then added the main image of a Digital stamp I coloured using promarkers onto a band of darker green, with the sentiment and some sequins!

Love the little penguin. So cute.

So definitely went for a few snowflakes for this one!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: CHNC: include a star or two or more

Not been around on the blog much the last few weeks… sorry.

Not really got much crafting done but hopefully will get some done this weekend.

I did however manage to get my design team contribution done for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge where the theme is to use a star, or two, or more!

I chose this Bugaboo digital image and coloured it with promarkers and added Wink of Stella to the star.

I layered the image onto a scrap of felt to give the card some texture and used brads to add to the card with something different.

I layered the felt onto a few patterned paper pieces and used washi tape to add sparkle.

Then I added it to a red card blank. I added the Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment and then finished with three black shiny star confetti which kept the look funky.

Love this Bugaboo image… so cute and easy to colour!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Digital stamps, Promarkers, Letraset

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge: Bingo card

Today on the Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog there is a bingo card to play with.

I chose to use the middle column… blue, flower, pearls… and made this card.

I chose patterned papers from the stash that had blue within them and mounted a few panels with blue cardstock. I teamed these with a doily to soften the background. Then I added the digital image I had printed and coloured with promarkers.

I added the stamped sentiment and then pearls and a flower so I could fulfil the bingo card.

Fun to make and a pretty card as a result.

Wonder what line you would make for your bingo? Why not join us at the blog?

Happy crafting!

Catherine