Category Archives: Stampin Up – stamps

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

Splodgy mediterranean postcard

Today I have a third project made from one play with distress oxides…

Whilst I made the coins and tag I shared the other day I also did a wipe up piece on glossy photo paper.

Once I buffed it I stamped in archival the Mediterranean Moments stamp and then went in with some distress oxides and a fine paint brush to add some definition to the image. This allowed me to add some shading and some green to the greenery.

I then cut down the panel and edged it roughly with the same sepia archival and adhered it to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a postcard.

Love this atmospheric inage and colouring.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Eye eye inchies

Today I have a swap to share with you. After struggling with my mojo for a while I managed a few hours crafting this past Saturday and although it took a while to get into it I was pleased to have some swaps I had to make to force me to continue rather than just give up. And in the end I was happy with my makes.

So the first was a set of inchies with the theme “Eye eye”.

I chose to go for distress oxide backgrounds and then these fun make a monster stamps. I kept to the same set of eyes on each row but on a different monster body.

I highlighted the eyes with white and black paint pens. Then I gave each inchie a coat of clear embossing powder to give them some shine.

I love how these turned out. I stuck them to a card for the recipient.

Happy crafting!

Catherine