Alpaca Pals combo card

I made a card last weekend using some Alpaca Pals stamps.

Used the cute robot from Out of this world, and the flowers from the With love set.

Coloured it with watercolours and used metallic for the robot.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy fathers day

Happy fathers day to my dad!

It’s always a bit weird celebrating fathers day as it’s so close to my dad’s birthday… So he gets all his days in one go! Ah well! He knows he’s loved all year, doesn’t need a special day for it really!

Here is the card I made for him.

I used the gelli plate to add distress inks and then a little bit of stencilling and the boat image stamped. I then found some sentiments to create the little word labels.

Next I made some paper that matched for the mount and added this to the dark jade cardstock with the little gems as accents.

Love how peaceful the card is.

I made a similar style of card for the hubby too… but a different focal image.

Love this fun VW camper stamp.

Love to all the dad’s out there.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: washi tape

I love washi tape… I have a lot of it… but rarely use it in cardmaking.

So this week Hazel is prompting me to get it used for this week’s CHNC challenge.

I grabbed some Christmas themed washi and decided to keep it simple using it to frame the card top and bottom and place the main card topper on an angle.

The main image is from an old Making Cards magazine and I’ve used a few images for my CHNC contributions over the past few months. Love this cute pig!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle artist trading coin

This month we have another ‘virtual challenge over at my coin swap group… maybe next month I will move back to postal ones … but will make that decision nearer the time.

So the theme for this month … circles. This was inspired by the stamp and stencils I recently bought from Aall & Create.

I used a gelli print that I had leftover from another project and added the stamping on top in black.

I added some details with pink posca pen and then added the die cut wonky circle which was cut from some funky wallpaper. I then added the title from a magazine cut up.

I then decided that the coin needed a bit more so grabbed some black gems.

I decided once I had made the coin to turn it into a little notecard as a little hello for a friend.

I decided that a pink panel would be a good idea … but then grabbed my pokey tool and some thread to add some sewing around the coin. I used a template for the holes which I recently rediscovered. Perfect fun!

Hope you like what I made.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: non traditional colours

So when we think of Christmas we think of red and green… but Hazel from Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog has challenged the design team to use non traditional colours.

Well I didn’t go completely away from green… but this lime green is not what we normally think of for Christmas right? And certainly not the hot pink!

The main embellishment was one I’ve had in my stash forever! It’s an embossed image. Cute!

I just added the little snowflake embellishment to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Lillypea designs paint a long

Another little watercolour painting, this time following a tutorial on Facebook from LillyPea designs.

This was a beautiful bee tutorial.

I started with drawing out the image…

And then colour blocking…

It was at this point I realised I had added black to the wrong part of the bee… so then I had to improvise a new style of bee!

The wings were interesting, as the brown was looking odd at the beginning.

I had a lot of bleeding on the yellow at the bottoming decided to go with it.

Loved doing the legs and adding shading and texture on it.

There were a few more layers on each section and then started adding in the background colour of the turquoise and blue.

The final stages included lots of little marks using watercolour pencils and then my favourite thing… splatters!

Love love love this!

The whole painting is 8×8 so I am going to frame this in my craft room.

Happy crafting!

Catherine