Bitty Banners, Magnolia Blooms, Seriously the best

Seriously the best project kit

I bought the Seriously the best project kit when I did my little SU splurge the other day, again to make life simple for a few projects… I call it my stick and go time! Gives my brain a break!

Here’s the pic from the catalogue of the contents…

Here are the first few cards I made using it…

One of the cards I added the Magnolia Blooms stamped flower too, and one I pulled in another patterned paper from my stash, but otherwise I kept it pretty simple using mainly items from the kit!

Simple! And my brain got a rest!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banners

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

Bitty Banners, Brushos, Gelatos, Faber Castell, Gelli Plate, Lovely as a Tree

Update from Mixed media card class

Mo and I enjoyed a really relaxing and chilled out class tonight as it was just the two of us. 

Here are the cards we made.

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I put the little montages together using the Project Life app which I am enjoying using at the moment to document life.

Anyways… a lovely evening resulting in inky fingers and a hug with a friend. Can’t ask for anything more!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bitty Banners, Bliss, Gingham Garden, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Use them or Lose them

Three sheet wonder

Once again I am on my mission to use up some of my stash of papers … so another one sheet wonder type thing going on… but with three sheets of Gingham Garden dsp! I actually started the planning and cutting for this one night in/on the bed.

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The three chosen sheets of dsp above which I chose three random ways of cutting up using the Pinterest board I have set up for osw as inspiration.   Then I started copying sketches from Mojo Monday  (a great sketch site that has old sketches available for use) & putting card ideas together from that.

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Next I had to get coordinating cardstock for the papers… I decided rather than cutting into too much new cardstock I would first raid the scraps box and use up stuff already cut into!
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And then started putting things together with the relevant card blanks…
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I did have to use some fresh card stock for the bases… but otherwise I managed most of this from scraps.

Then I made them up into little sets. Here is the first of the sets…
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For all of these I used the Bliss stamp set to add the flourish stamp in the background and the little butterflies and the sentiment from Bitty Banners.

I also added stickles a plenty to give them a nice bit of bling.

Pop back tomorrow to see how I finished the others off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful Brocade, Bitty Banner framelits, Bitty Banners, Butterfly, Chevron, Designer Series Paper, Dies, Honeycomb, Lacy Brocade, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Papillion Potpourri, Secret Garden, Secret Garden framelits, Stripes, Use them or Lose them, Watercolor wings

One sheet wonder … errrm three sheets

Part of the Use them or Lose them challenge of the year is to use some of the paper I have stashed. I have been trying to use stuff from the scraps box where possible to try and work through that but there is also the mountain of uncut 12 x 12 sheets of dsp so I decided to do a one sheet wonder type project… although ended up using three sheets of DSP so I could get some variety.

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I didn’t follow a osw cutting guide, instead headed over to Mojo Monday and followed a load of sketches from November and October 2015 to design the cards and cut everything up.  I added two sheets of Primrose Petals cardstock, one crumb cake and one wild wasabi plus a few bits and pieces of scrap cardstock that were hanging around the desk.

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Next I started assembling, embossing, die cutting and stamping… and ended up with 15 cards for the box at work!
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Love how these all came out.

Entering this into the Crafty hazelnut patterned paper monthly challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Awesomely artistic, Bitty Banners, Butterfly basics, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #1 … set 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

Well I am back with another use for Butterfly Basics… defintely a keeper for my Use them or lose them challenge!

These two thank you cards were created to say thanks for Christmas gifts so have already been received by the people they were destined for!

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I used the SU pens to colour the stamp directly to get the flower and leaves coloured correctly.  I also added some layered stamping with the other stamps.  The little splodges in the background are from Awesomely Artistic and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners. I used a piece of dsp from the scraps box for the background.

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The envelopes I added the fern leaves in two colours of green to finish off.

Cute little notelets made with just a few lovely stamps… This set is going nowhere!

Happy crafting!

Catherine