Category Archives: HOTP

Tinsel Tuesday November sketch

Regular readers of my blog will know I am a fan of setting myself some challenges at the beginning of the year… Well I haven’t done so well at meeting the challenges … But you know what I don’t care. I join in when I feel like it, and can be pretty faddy at times so quite often after an obsession has passed, a new one will arrive. Having said that this month I have at least tried to do Tinsel Tuesday… Although only made it to one card!

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I wonder what you make from this sketch??? I made the following as a result of being inspired by the sketch…

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Ok I didn’t do the best job of keeping to the sketch but hey ho! This was really a big old inky bit of fun. Three layers of distress inked watercolour papers to create this vintage style card.

I used a mixture of Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood & Fired Brick and some freebie HOTP stamps to create this. The diagonal line I switched direction on and used the snowflake stamp in Fired Brick to create in the bottom layer. I also ended up creating a sentiment topper too which wasn’t really in keeping with the sketch…but it was my starting point I promise!

So wonder if I will do anymore of my challenges… You will have to watch this space!

happy crafting!

Catherine

Hip hip Horrah! Made festive!

My lovely talented friend Helen ran a class using the Hip Hip Horrah simply created card kit and I wasn’t able to attend, but did enter a little competition she ran on her Facebook page and won the kit! Woo hoo! And incredibly generous of her! Look at the lovely set of stash!

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However the cards that SU designed, although cute, we’re not really what I wanted to make so I decided to make a set of Christmas cards instead! Yes that’s right … This cheery summery set ended up Christmassy!

Taking a picture of the finished designs proved a little difficult so good luck seeing everything!

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Then I selected some of the ones that are my favorites that I made for you to have a closer look. I used some random HOTP stamps I got in a freebie for most of them, with some additional word stamps!

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Leftover from the kit are still a lot of arrow stickers which I wanted to save for scrap booking projects and a couple of the speech bubble stickers again I saved for other projects. I also haven’t used the stamps, paper clip and twine embellishments. I did however add some rhinestone gems to most cards …. Have to have some bling!

I think because I am not so good at following instructions this is a good way of me using these fabulous card kits! Plus I get more out of the kit as I still have bits and pieces to use!

Happy crafting!

Catherine