Happy birthday Eleanor … late again!

Another card that was late in getting to its recipient… my cousins daughter, Eleanor had her birthday in September and finally got her card on the 26 October! Ah well better late than never!

A cutesy card and a sweet flower and pearls to finish off!

Happy crafting!


Happy birthday ickle cus

This is a very late posting of the card I made for my ickle cus!

I started this with my friends a few weeks ago using a different colour scheme from the previous version.

I decided to add lovely flowers from the Artful Days Goodie box stash and some sparkly bakers twine as I knew I could personally handover the card when I saw my cousin rather than having to post it.

Love how dimensional this is and those cream sequins really finish off the card.

Happy crafting!


DT: CHNC: something beginning with H

I decided for this week’s craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge I would choose an image with Holly in it to cover the requirement Hazel set for us to include some thing beginning with H.

I chose this Turtle Dove image from Creative Stamping magazine and coloured it with promarkers.

Then I layered the image and the patterned paper with glitter washi tape and used a gold pen to edge it.

I then added it all to a green card blank.

Happy crafting!


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!


Happy Halloween card

To enclose the coins I made and shared with you yesterday I also made a card. I used much the same techniques and all the same colours, but this time onto a tag and some photo paper. I love the photo paper finish…

So bright and lovely layers.

I added the tag, on normal watercolour cardstock as a raised tag and cut the background down to fit the card blank.

Then finished with some doodled lines and a few sequins.

Just so cool!

Happy crafting and of course happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween artist trading coins

Today I have 4 coins I have made for a swap where the theme is Halloween.

I started with distress oxides and the coins cut from mountboard. I chose all Halloween colours for the coins and created a smooshed background making sure to dry between each layer so the layers stayed the right colour and didn’t turn to mud!

Then I went to town stamping with all my Halloween stamps, both magazine freebies and my Tim Holtz ones.

I made sure to edge the coins, using th mowed lawn green colour and then coloured some cardstock with the same colour to stamp the focal images on.

I cut out the images and then added them to the coins with foam tape for dimension.

Love how they turned out.

Happy crafting!


Painty Christmas cards

I promised yesterday to take some better pics of the cards I made yesterday for the arty play session… and here they are!Be warned there are a lot!And the ones I made as samples…Love these! And all so easy to make… a 12×12 masterboard with lots of layers, some embossing and cutting out, and then some die cut panels and frames.Happy crafting!Catherine