Stamping and colouring

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One of the most relaxing things I enjoy is colouring in! It really shouldn’t just be for kids! When I first got my Spectrum Noir pencils I stamps some random things out, including a panel of three butterfly squares which is a Craft Stamper magazine stamp. I coloured each of them using the colour groups Spectrum Noir suggest, and made sure I created lots of shading and shadow too.

I have finally mounted it!

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Love the simplicity of the colouring in!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cute little Christmas cards

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Found these stamps in the Christmas crafting box I hadn’t got round to using. There are twelve of them in total, but still have only used five of them for these cute little cards. I kept the design for all of them the same and used Inktense to colour the little images in. Underneath I used a panel embossed with the Sheena douglass embossing folders.

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I think these will make cute cards for the princess to give for her friends … They are cute and small and relatively easy to put together, but maybe change the embossed panels to be the snowflake ones as I think they suit kids cards more.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Pacific Point

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope it’s a good one for you … And if not let’s get some BRIGHT colour into it to cheer it up!

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In fact I went very BRIGHT with this one!

I ended up using the fabulous Dylusions ink and masks to create a bright piece of paper. I inked the edge with the Pacific Point. Then on a separate piece of card I stamped a bike, some tickets and the Itty Bitty Banner sentiments in a mix of thePacific Point & Midnight. Muse inks.

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A little bit of linen thread and some gold card stock to mount it. Then I made a 6×6 card blank with the Midnight Muse cardstock.

Inside the card I put an insert to which I decorated one corned, and then went mad with the inks again on the envelope.

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Happy crafting!

Catherine

Freebie Christmas crafting!

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Not much about Christmas is free these days. But thanks to my friend Karen we planned a free class from her generously donated bits and pieces. Every so often she clears some crafty stash out and has generously been donating it to mine! So it was time to share the stash and so I contributed a few card blanks, snippets of ribbon and stamps into the mix for people to have a class at my house…. For free! Well that was the plan. Unfortunately due to a series of unfortunate events (love Lemony Snickett!) I had to postpone the class twice, and so instead I have made everyone a goody bag of the ingredients for the cards to take home and play with next time they arrive here instead!

Here are the samples that I made… And as you can see there are a few very different styles going on!

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I didn’t provide instructions in the goodie bags, but instead provided the same set for everyone to use of precut papers, some stamped images etc, and then people could do as they wished with the supplies. A couple of the card blanks were already stamped (they were leftovers from a commissioned project last year so seemed a good way to use them up) so people could just build the cards how they wanted! Looking forward to seeing how they develop them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Commissioned card fun!

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My mum and dad ask me to make most of their cards, and this is one such card… For my cousin, whose birthday was earlier this week!

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I used fabulous Indigo Blu stamps that came with a magazine earlier in the year, and the Sanded stamp which I love! Also added the Itty bitty banners sentiment.

Then I decorated the envelope with the matching butterfly stamp.

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Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Birthday ickle cus!

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Today is my youngest cousin’s birthday! Happy birthday Shel!

Here is the card I made for her!

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A lovely simple card, with a lovely colour combo of Tangerine Tango & Basic Grey using the Pleasant Poppies stamp as the main feature! With a bit of the Dictionary thrown in there on the topper panel!

Hope Shel likes the card I made for her!

Happy crafting!

Catherine