DT: CHNC: anything Christmas

Ok so we might have had Christmas and Boxing Day … but that just means it’s time to make a start on next year’s cards… so CHNC blog helps you to get it in hand by making one a week throughout the year.

Here is my anything goes card to start off the collection for 2020!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Animal cards

Today I have 5 cards I made with leftovers from a Making Cards magazine set, all of which feature some cute dog illustrations.

I loved the homely and warm papers from the set and the very cute dogs work well with them.

I added gold pen doodles or gold paint pen borders to the panels.

Or white borders and white sequins to make them fresh.

Just love them… so super cute!

Nice to make cards that require so little effort as the magazine set did most of the hard work!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Advent twinchies

I participated in a swap during the year where I made twinchies as an advent calendar swap and received some back in exchange to open during the month… so here is the set I made.I started with 4×4 panels of watercolour cardstock and added some distress oxides in lots of different colours.Then I took a few at a time and stamped out the numbers for the advent calendar and started decorating them. I made sure that the numbers weren’t concurrent so that when sending off a few they wouldn’t be too similar to each other!Then kept going so that the colours would be mixed up in each batch (we are sending them in threes…And there were four squares leftover in case I messed one up!So here are the batches…Super happy with how they all turned out.Now for packing them and sending them.Each was to go in its own envelope and a little pack of goodies to accompany them… so I made 4×4 envelopes from a very old pack of paper.After making them all up I stamped the number for the front of them from the scraps…And stuck those on. I added the twinchies in to their relevant envelope and then added some goodies into each envelope before sealing them up.I sent each three off to the relevant partner for each month and then received in response mine which I opened throughout December.It’s been a lovely project to be involved in.And I just need to find a way to display these for next year! I’m thinking of making them into a decoration or set of somehow… any ideas gratefully received!Happy crafting!Catherine

DT: CHNC: Use the word Christmas

Today I am late posting… mainly as I forgot which day of the week it was! Doh!

Card with polar bear and texture paste stars and sparkly gem band.

I made this card with the theme of use the word Christmas for the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.

I started with a piece of card and added texture paste through the stars stencil. Once dry I then added the colour using distress oxides, water and a brush.

Separately I stamped the polar bear and used promarkers to add shading. I then decided to add the frame beneath the bear which I coated with two colours of embossing powder.

Once everything was dried I glued together the layers and added the gem band which was a gifts with a swap.

I also added the sentiment.

Right that’s me for today.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas tree coins

The theme for the swap in December was Christmas trees… here is what I made…

Three coins featuring triangle Christmas trees

I made the coins by die cutting the mountboard and then added some gelli printed patterns using the fresco finish paints.

I then added the triangle trees using post it notes to block out the rest and using a dauber add the paint.

Next I added the doodling with white and black pens and a bit of pink!

Finally the stickers from the stash!

Love how these came out. Hope the recipients liked them too.

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

Stamped tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

I created a wintery tag for this month’s swap…

I added bookprint to the tag, then some stencilling using white acrylic paint. I also added more stencilling using texture paste. This created a nice resist for the shimmer watercolour paint I added.

Then I added stamping using both distress inks and archival. Next more stamping using versamark and embossing powder to add even more texture to the background and also for the focal image which I stamped onto white card and cut out.

I love the wintery feel of this tag. For the finishing touch I added the ribbon and twine by stapling it with coloured staples.

I also defined the edges with darker ink to give it more depth.

Happy crafting!

Catherine