Designer Series Paper, Festival of Prints, Modern Ornament Punch, Pennant Parade

Mixing dsps!

SU provide some fabulous DSP ranges, but then again so do other companies. When I saw the Papermania bundle last year in the sale, I had to buy it. Fortunately the colour matches very well with Cherry cobbler, so when I needed a bit of a contrast on this card I thought that the DSP stack of Festival of Prints worked well! So I put the two dsps together to create this!

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I added the punched ornament out of the fabulously sparkly glimmer paper, and the sentiment from pennant parade to finish off… Perfect!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Modern Ornament Punch, Pennant Parade, Washi tape

Cherry cobbler love for Christmas!

I adore using cherry cobbler when it comes to Christmas cards. The fact that this Papermania paper coordinates perfectly is a fabulous bonus too!

Here is a card I made recently using the combination!

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I added the fabulous gold angel hair fabric panel, and some gold washi tape to make the project bling! The embellishment was the Modern Ornament punch in both the DSP and the cardstock and then added the sentiment from Pennant Parade. The wiggly line of sentiment is from a stamp set I can’t remember the name of… I do love this stamped line of words though.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Pennant Parade, Pennant Punch

A Christmas card frenzy!

Well I have lost the plot officially and been madly making Christmas cards a lot these past few weeks. No I have no idea why… I just have! And here is another one.

Made using some Papermania papers, and then the fab stamps of Pennant parade with the pennant punch to make a Christmas tree! A lovely combination!

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I added some bling to the tree and the lovely gold angel hair fabric panel too to make it special. I can’t remember the curvy stamp set name but I love this stamp of special words.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Banner Blast, Confetti Celebration, Pennant Parade, Pennant Punch, Small banner, Thursday treasures

Thursday Treasures! photo prompt!

A late post this week so I thought I would cut straight to the quick this time with a photo prompt!

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I spotted this gorgeous cake picture on Pinterest just by chance and figured it was so beautiful I could use it as a Thursday Treasures photo prompt…

I wonder how it will inspire you?

For me it is of course the only tea party that really counts… The mad hatters tea party of course! So I grabbed a picture the princess insisted on being taken of her, the dormouse and the teapot and set to!

I used the fabulous Confetti Celebrations DSP as it’s bright and wacky and create this page without any sketch for a change. I usually have a sketch to hand via Pinterest but occasionally, it’s dictated by the colours I want to use the papers and cardstock I have to hand … This is one such page.

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I decided to use the teapot stamp from a random set I’ve had for ages from a magazine and stamped it all across the page in Strawberry slush. I also stamped one more on Whisper White, fussy cut it out, and then I added some glossy accents to this to glaze it. Next I added a bit of additional colour to the teapots with the ink and my watercolour brush.

All the DSP was matted with a layer of cardstock in coordinating colours and then doodled around the edge of the layers with my trusty white gel pen. I also added a bit of bunting made from the Pennant Parade stamps and the pennant punch. There were a couple of banners from the Banner Blast stamp set punched out. I also used the Stripes stamp to put the lines in for the journalling panel.

Sorry it’s a rubbish pic… Will need to upload a better one when I get a moment. But hopefully you can see what I did with the inspiration… And now I want tea and cake myself!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Chevron, Confetti Celebration, Dies, Martha Stewart punches, Pennant Parade, Pennant Punch

Second page from Helen’s class kit

On Wednesday night I made a start on another page, but didn’t finish it until last night. I used the Confetti Celebrations DSP kit from Helen’s class, and this layout was the sketch I started from … But mine ended up nothing like this!

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For a start Helen had designed the pages using retired papers, and we were using the new DSP for our kit. Plus as I wasn’t able to stay at the class I didn’t have the dimensions etc, or what Helen’s plans were for what papers… So I made it up, and then just merrily scrapped away until I was happy with my page!

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I used papers I had already cut into for yesterday’s page rather than going for new ones. The great thing about the SU papers being double sided is that you can get a different look from just one paper, and when designs are geometric like this, the way you place them can also change them.

I ended up adding a couple of different bits and pieces… I kept with the circles theme started on the previous page. I also added a punched border in the Basic Grey cardstock across the panel of papers using a Martha Stewart punch I hadn’t used for ages. I used some of the punched out chevrons from the fab Chevron punch I had used whilst at the beginning of the class… I do love this punch! In fact I need this punch!

I kept with Helen’s idea of doodling, so there were wiggly lines added for a lot of things. I added a little bit of bunting using the pennant punch and pennant parade stamps… Again something I’ve not used for a while! I also added some stickers from the stash and the Mickey Mouse heads … Think these little Mickey heads are going to be a wonderful purchase from eBay! Love them!

So hope you like what I did … I certainly do!

Happy crafting!

Catherine