Design Team, Promarkers, Letraset, Santas Gifts

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

Inktense, Derwent, Santas Gifts

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

Design Team, Santas Gifts

DT: CHNC: some thing beginning with “S”

Happy weekend everyone!

Time for another Design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. This week Hazel asked us to include some thing beginning with the letter “S” … so o went with Santa!

I chose a mix of fun papers and then used the Santa from the Santa’s Gifts stamp set which I coloured with pencils and then added him as a topper. I also added the card candi and chipboard sentiment as embellishments to finish!

I have Santa’s coat some shimmer with Wink of Stella and the white parts I added stickles to give it dimension and sparkle.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Santas Gifts, YouTube video

Advent cardmaking: Candy Canes

Hello… today I have the theme of candy canes and I decided to make some simple cards using a cute set of stamps and some felt tip pens…

Love those little candy canes I made into a border for the circle topper.

Once again I kept it simple and used the pre made card blank which I thought were modern enough to work with the image.

Video has now been uploaded… enjoy!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bliss, Dies, Santas Gifts, Stripes, Woodland

Two sheet wonder continued

Yesterday I shared the first part of the two sheet wonder I made using these jazzy graphic papers.  Now time to share how I finished the others.

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These four were all added to with the present from Santa’s Gifts… a Christmas set that can be used all year round for cute cards if you think carefully.

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And these all had the flower from the Bliss set added.

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This final one I kept simple as I thought the paper did enough.

Love how these all came out. Nice and jazzy and two sheets of dsp used up!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Santas Gifts, Winter Frost

Use them or lose them #2 set 2 Santa’s Gifts

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

This week picked up Santa’s Gifts stamp set. I know christmas is over but it’s time to start on those cards already.

So I made three little cards choosing a different colour scheme for these than I’ve used before by choosing the Winter Frost dsp scraps as the background and Soft Sky for the cardstock. I also pulled out a bit of lace to make them fancier!
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For all three I coloured the tree using the ink and a water brush and then a SU marker.

Love how pretty these are!

Defintely a keeper of a set!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Santas Gifts, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #2: Santa’s Gifts

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!

Today I have some thank you cards I made using the Santa’s Gift stamp set.  Whilst these are christmas themed with the little Robin, they don’t have to be… so could be used for other occasions… I can see myself using the star a lot… plus the actual santa and rudolph stamps are super cute and perfect for kids christmas cards.  Anyway… the thank you cards I made…

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I made three cards all the same… using small scraps from the box.

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As they are black card blanks they need to have inserts.  I stamped the insert and the envelope to finish them off.

A little bit of colouring in is always fun too and these are so easy to colour. 

Definitely in the keep pile!

Happy crafting!

Catherine