Beautiful Brocade, Birds and Branches, Birds and More, Chevron, Decorative Dots, Gorgeous Grunge, Honey Bee, Jar, Jar of Flowers, One Sheet Wonder OSW, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Ribbons, Studio Calico, Watercolor wings

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Another month has passed so quickly… and it’s time to use up some patterned paper for Craftyhazelnuts challenge. I chose to do another one sheet wonder challenge.

I chose a graphic black and white paper and used the following template I had drawn up…

And I set to with the paper and black card to mat each layer.

Next I added some coloured cardstock as bases.

Then with white cardstock, ribbons from the stash and stamped images I made them up into fun cards.

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Stamps used… Watercolor wings, petal palette, Birds and Branches, jar of flowers, Honey Bee and Gorgeous grunge.

Also used coordinating dies for images where I had them and the accompanying dies for Petals and More and Birds and More for the added elements.

Love how these all came out!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Promarkers, Letraset

A special thank you

Today I am sharing a card I made for some family friends who gifted me and the hubby a night at a Brasserie. Well that sort of treat can’t go without a thank you card so here is what I made.

I chose a large square card and applied distress inks through a stencil and then some clear gloss texture paste and left it to dry. This created a beautiful textural background.

Then I used Petals Palette stamps and memento ink to stamp the flower cluster. I then used promarkers to colour them in yellows and peaches before die cutting them out.

I then added some die cuts from the matching die set. I layered them up and added the die cut label on which I added the sentiment.

Next I chose some sequins and called it done!

Hope that J and P liked the card I made… we certainly enjoyed the meal we had.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Handcarved, Petal Palette, Petals and more

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog: Triple stamping

I am very late with this one… it should have been finished two days ago and shared yesterday… ooops… better late than never though!

The theme for this fortnight at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge blog is Triple stamping and I hadn’t done this for a while.

I used a background stamp and my stamp positioner (platform) for mine.

First I cut the papers and the mats for each layer. Then I stamped just the paper.

I chose to use a few shades of the teal ink for my card.

Then I layered them up.

I decided to finish with the Petal Palette flower image, a band of pink cardstock and a pink card blank I made.

I also added the light turquoise sequins.

Love how the bold background is softened by the image.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mr & Mrs, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Spellbinders

Congratulations Jayne and Simon

This evening I am going to celebrate the marriage of Jayne (one of my raggy doll sisters) and Simon along with a few of my other raggy doll sisters. I can’t wait!

So as by this time I will be partying this is a scheduled post to show you the card I made.

I chose to use Spellbinders dies for the background and then Stampin Up Petal Palette stamps and dies for the floral elements and the Mr and Mrs stamp again from Stampin Up. I kept to a soft pink colour palette using two tones of pink cardstock and watercolouring the flowers which I had embossed in the champagne embossing powder.

I gave the elements some dimension with foam tabs and added some dots of liquid pearls around the focal images.

Love how this all looked. The inside of the card is similar but a lot more simple…

Leaving me plenty of room for my message of love to the happy couple!

So happy for Jayne and Simon. May they enjoy a lifetime of happiness together.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Petal Palette

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper

Hi! Can’t believe we are starting May already. This year is just whizzing by!

Anyway as it’s the beginning of the month it is time to share another batch of cards made with patterned paper for the challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper blog.

As usual I grabbed one of the Making Cards magazine kits and used it to make this batch of Congratulations cards.

All of them I added doilies, ribbons or twine and sequins to them, along with some coloured cardstock.

I embossed the Congratulations sentiment from Petal Palette stamp set and added that to each of them too.

This one I added lace to rather than the doily and I love the delicate look of this.

Hope you like these floral cards. I love the focal images that were included in the kit. They were so easy to cut out too.

Off now to see what everyone else has been making with their patterned paper. Why don’t you join us at the blog?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Design Team, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Prismacolour pencils

DT: Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge

Another design team project for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge and this time I took some gentle papers from the stash with a lot of inking, die cuts, tags and a Petal Palette image.

Love how these turned out… really love the flowers which I coloured with my Prismacolour pencils… this was such a lovely relaxing task to colour them.

Off to see what the others on the blog have been making now. Why don’t you join us?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly basics, Petal Palette, Petals and more

DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: pop up card in a box

Not created a pop up card in a box for a while… so it was nice to mix up the cardmaking and mixed media stuff I’ve been sharing with this 3d creation.

I started with a piece of cardstock and used a template I found for a smaller size pop up box that is 4×4 in size when folded.

Then I chose papers in nice bright colours to add to each panel.

Then added some decoration using Petals and More dies and the same papers. Next I heat embossed butterflies on the papers and cut them out and added these on to some acetate strips so they could float out of the box! And two of the little ones on the top and front panel.

Finally I added the sequins and a sentiment to finish off!

So so cute.

Looking forward to visiting all of the other teams creations and seeing their pop up box cards. Please visit the blog
Here.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette

Coins for UK stampers forum

Today I have the three coins I made for the UK stampers forum swap this month.

I kept them similar to the ones I made for the swap I host in terms of the theme of words to live by… and they had gelli printed bookprint as the background.

This time I added so.e white posca pen to define the stencilled pattern on each coin once I had adhered them.

Then added some stamping onto each using the leaves from Petal Palette and some inking using vintage photo round the edge.

Then I had a hunt in my box of scraps and found some quotes I had printed ages ago but they worked perfectly for these I thought…

I thought these made lovely coins and really loved the colour scheme I chose with those paints on the gelli prints.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Butterfly basics, Dies, Petal Palette, Watercolor wings, Watercolor words, YouTube video

Making Cards magazine … 5 cards one kit

Today I have 5 cards I made yesterday using the latest Making Cards magazine paper collection kit.

I filmed the process which you can watch here.

I love these papers and ran out if time making cards… I know I could have made many many more!

Love how all of these turned out. The colours are so lush and summery.

Will be back with more makes from this collection in the future I am sure.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artful Days Goodie Box, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Handcarved, Masks/Stencils, Petal Palette, Petals and more, Postscript, Promarkers, Letraset, Tim Holtz

6 one colour atcs

Today I have 6 atcs to share which I’ve made for a swap where the rule is to use mainly one colour. I chose purple as my colour and made 6 different cards based on the same background.

I started with a piece of mountboard and added colour to it using a dry brush and my fresco finish paints and also using the Seth Apter printing technique to get a few layers into the background. Then I cut out the 6 atcs.

I know they look a little pink here but in natural light they are more purple.

Then I treated each of them differently to create the individual ATCs.

This first one I added the Postscript background stamp with white heat embossing and then the feather with purple embossing. I then added distress ink to add more colour to the feather area and add more focus.

Next is the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird. I coloured the bird with Distress inks and a waterbrush (Kassa style) and then cut it out. I added a layer of vellum underneath the bird which I raised up on foam pads to give it some dimension. For the background I added some stamping using the handcarved stamp and distress oxide which I added clear embossing to. I finished it off with some glossy accents for the the eyes.

Card number three I added a diecut hot air balloon. I die cut this from card I had coloured with distress inks and then paper pieced the white elements. Then added some wink of Stella and a little bit of pink to the heart. I raised this up onto foam tabs for dimension. The background I added lots of shimmer using mica and then heat embossed it in clear before I added some stencilled letters using the same purple paint and a Dylusions stencil.

Card 4… I stencilled using a darker purple the flower stencil and when that was dry I replaced the stencil and added the glitter paste. Kept it simple for this one as that glitter really does the job on making an impact!

Card 5… I decided to make a posy jar. I found some cute jar tags in my Artful Days goodie box stash and cut the top off so I could add my posy and then gave the kraft tag lots of layers of distress oxides. I stamped and die cut the Petal Palette flowers from some inked card and added more colour to the actual flowers using the inks. I also added distress inks and oxides onto the background which gave it a more watery look and a little bit of washi tape to added a different texture. I finished with the wink of Stella all over the jar and some white paint pen.

Final card… I added more stamping using distress oxides and the handcarved stamp in the background. Then I stencilled the oxides and heat embossed the stars. I loved the subtle texture this gave.

Then I added a Trish Latimer girl which I had coloured using the Paperartsy fresco finish paints and promarkers for her skin. I cut her out and added with foam tabs for dimension and then added glossy accents to the star.

So that’s all 6 cards…

Super happy with all of them! Hopefully the recipient likes them too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine