Category Archives: Stampin Up – stamps

Cards for the parents… pt 3

Hope that you aren’t bored of these “male” themed cards I made for my parents… there are quite a few to come which is why I am splitting them up over a few weeks.

Today’s card again uses a glossy paper distress oxide as the background to the stamped images, however I changed it up a little and decided to cut the images out and add them to a card with a panel of distress oxide stamped with an acrylic block.

Thought this looked a little different!

I used the Half Full stamps, not used these for ages! Fun sentiments!

Ok more to come again next week!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Cards for the parents… pt 1

So about once a year my mum asks for some cards for their stash. Most of the ones she asked for she could just grab from cards already made, but I didn’t have many cards suitable for the men they send cards to… So I had to do my least favourite type of crafting… making “male” themed cards.

Anyways I made them and will share them over the next few weeks with you.

This is the first one. I used the photo paper and distress oxide trick to create a background and then used the Sky’s the Limit stamps to create the focal image and sentiment.

I decided to create interest by splitting the image up and creating the two panels. I think it worked quite well.

Card 1 for a man achieved!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: Merry

Today the theme at CHNC is to include the word merry and I decided to go back to a style of card I made a few months ago but with a different image and fabric.

I love these fabric squares for making nice and easy backgrounds and adding the stamping onto fabric with the Hessian just finishes it off perfectly.

This time I chose the Santa stamp and coloured him using promarkers. I did my usual wonky sewing and then added the sentiment chipboard which of course included the Merry for the challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Sewing the Christmas cards

My friend and I had some fun crafting together and as there was only the two of us I decided to play sewing and fabrics for a change!

I have quite a few of these squares of Christmas fabrics and figured they would make some fun backgrounds.

Now I don’t do neat and tidy sewing… so they are very much haphazard in their finish, but I like it!I especially love adding in the different textures too with the hessian and the ribbons.I added stamping onto fabric for the focal images and chose different stitch types for the cards.

Although they come from a similar set of fabrics each looks different due to the different focal images and the choice of layering fabrics.

Super happy with how they look.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Decorated tag

Today I have a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap.

I chose to use some bright autumnal coloured paints as the bottom later and then sone crackle glaze with a grey paint on the top.

Then I added some stamping with the dictionary stamp.

I then decided to add the little Gorjuss girl stamp.

After cutting her out and colouring her, I decided to paper piece her dress from matching orange painted paper.

I added splashes of the Art Alchemy sparks paint to the background behind the girl and then added the sentiment and then some doodles of white paint pen.

I added sari ribbon to the top and decided it was finished.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Calendar – November 2019

For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their November artwork.

I decided to create a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and then chose a Visible Image stamp to emboss onto the background.

I wanted some contrast and chose some washi tape and a strip of alcohol inked glossy cardstock to go down one side.

Then to add some shimmer I stamped the smile for the same stamp set using Sparks paint. Love the shimmer to this. Finished off with the month stamp from Paperartsy.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper

This month I went back to the pretty floral paper kit I got with Making Cards magazine back in spring, and made the following batch of cards for the Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge.

Absolutely love these papers and images. So so pretty.

Like back in April/May when I last used these papers I added doilies and ribbons and twine to add texture and layers to the cards.

I teamed them with a mix of pink and coral and green cardstock.

I particularly like the one above that was the fabric scrap as well as the twine.

All the sentiments came from the Itty Bitty Banners set and I embossed them onto the cardstock with white embossing powder.

I added either pearls or sequins to them to finish off. Very pretty indeed.

Wonder what everyone else has been making with their patterned papers this month.

Happy crafting!

Catherine