Bright and beautiful stars!

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I love using the Simply Stars stamps to create a fun and bright card. Perfect for kids! This card was made for a friends daughters birthday. Kept it simple and just chose a range of pink and purple inks to create the card!

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Added some gems for the sparkle and added dimension for the main star with the sentiment tucked underneath.

Fun!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Garden Green!

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Happy Monday! Well the last two weeks I have been imagining holidays by the beach and poolside … Now it is time to have some bank holiday fun back in the garden…

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This is not a REGAL colour I have used much but not because I dislike it … But mainly because I have never bought the ink. So instead I plumped for the cardstock to do this card.

I didn’t really get too inspired though, and instead grabbed a card topper I made a little while ago when playing with some watercolours with the princess. Now you may think, that this isn’t exactly focusing on the green… But the Garden Green works well at pulling the yellow out of the card and grounding it. So I think it counts!

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The stamps I used are the ones Darcy designed for Paperartsy. I love how they work together with the painting to create a different look.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Another card to keep up with the princess’ social life!

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Yes the princess was invited to another social get together on Friday… So here is the card I made for the gorgeous girl in question!

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The girl stamp I have had in my stash for an age… Love her! Coloured her with inks and waterbrush and then stamped the sentiment from one of the simply create card kits. I then corner rounded the panel and edged it, added a scrap of ribbon and then fixed it to the card blank. I seem to be in a DL card blank mood a lot at the moment. Funny how you go through phases I suppose!

Simple to create card, and perfect for the princess’ friend.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mixing dsps!

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SU provide some fabulous DSP ranges, but then again so do other companies. When I saw the Papermania bundle last year in the sale, I had to buy it. Fortunately the colour matches very well with Cherry cobbler, so when I needed a bit of a contrast on this card I thought that the DSP stack of Festival of Prints worked well! So I put the two dsps together to create this!

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I added the punched ornament out of the fabulously sparkly glimmer paper, and the sentiment from pennant parade to finish off… Perfect!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Clean journal page!

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A quick and simple journal page to play with the gorgeous stamps my friend Darcy designed for Paperartsy. I just can’t get enough of them at the moment!

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I love the bright and modern look these flowers have, and decided not to put too much in the page in terms of decoration, it was more of a clean and simple page. Coloured using watercolour pencils and kept it quite light and fresh.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Thursday Treasures! Sketch time

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It has been a little while since I played with a sketch…. So it was time to do one for Thursday Treasures

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So this is what I did with it…

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I used the Flower Pot papers left from the last class Helen held I was able to attend to create this lovely page full of colour and pattern! Plenty of scraps used up to fill the page with fun! Loved adding the doodles too in the white pen.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Bright and colorful birthday card!

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At the weekend the princess went to a party for one of her school friends, and so a bright, cheery card required for the 9 year old! I grabbed the brightest of inks, and the Woodware stamp and stamped up a panel for the card topper. I also stamped a sentiment separately, added a scrap of ribbon and card done and dusted!

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Really pleased with how this finished up!

Happy crafting!

Catherine