Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A giggle, a curl, a sweet little girl

Afternoon everyone

Today's card is the result of yesterday's digital colouring practise in Craft Artist.  I have again used a beautiful digi-stamp from the Crafters Companion new SWALK cd.

I have coloured this stamp entirely in Craft Artist, and unlike my previous posts, there is no digital paper piecing on this one at all.  The sentiment is also a digi-stamp from the cd and I have designed the oval shaped topper and background in Craft Artist to match the finished stamped image.  It was all printed onto Neenah card and the oval topper was added using foam pads.  Three tiny gems finished the completed card.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

And at the last minute I have decided to enter this into the monthly challenge at Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge Blog where this month's challenge is your favourite colour comination, and I do really like lilac and grren, with just a touch of white, together.

Thank you for dropping in to visit my blog.

Catherine x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Let it Snow. Another SWALK card

Hello everyone

This card is made with another of the SWALK digi stamps from the new cd by Crafters Companion.  Again I took it into Craft Artist and used a combination of paper piecing and digital colouring to colour the stamp.  The papers I used for this one were mainly from the SWALK Winter collection which I have had since last year.

Here is the card

I have embossed the base card blank with a Darice embossing folder and added a strip of white ribon to one side.  The SWALK topper and the coloured square underneath it were printed out onto Neenah card and then mounted onto the card base using foam pads.  I have added the teeniest, tiniest bit of glitter to the snowflakes and snow though I'm not sure you can see this from the photograph.  To finish I have added a die cut snow flake.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

Sunday, 25 November 2012

SWALK Treasured Baby Boy

Afternoon everyone

I love the SWALK stamps from Crafters Companion and so I was delighted when I found out that they have now brought out a cd of SWALK digi-stamps, which of course I just had to have.

I have been playing with some of them over the last couple of days so thought I would share two cards I made using them.

I took the stamps into Craft Artist and used a combination of paper piecing and digital colouring (though I am quite a novice at the digital colouring so it's all good practise for me).

The papers I used for both of them were from my Humphrey's Corner cds, also from Crafters Companion.

Here is the first one

I designed the whole card in Craft Artist and printed it out in two separate pieces onto Neenah card - the coloured stamp and the background, which are layered onto a white card blank.  Then I added some ribbon and three pearls to finish it.

Here's the second one (and this stamp is one of my particular favourites - I've used the rubber version a number of times before!).

And again this was printed onto Neenah card in two separate pieces - the square background and the actual stamped and coloured image.  Although you can't tell from the photographs the stamped images on both cards have been added using Collal gel.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Layered Rose Card

Morning everyone

Today's card is one I made at the weekend and as luck would have it this card actually fits in very well with this week's challenge over at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog which is layers.

The image is from my Joanna Sheen Jane Shasky CD and I have decoupaged this is five layers.  I took the original image into Craft Artist to resize it to fit the card I wanted to make. I really like white  on white cards and so the rest of the card front is made from white pearlescent paper which I have cut using my die cutting machine and then embossed.  The swirl and the butterfly are made from Cheery Lynn Dies.

Here is the card

And of course no card is complete without a matching insert, also done in Craft Artist, using a backing paper I made myself.

I am very pleased with the finished card and hope you will like it too.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Grandma and Grandpa

Afternoon everyone

Today I am going to share a card that I finished last week specially for my sister in law and brother in law who became new grandparents at the end of October.  They received it in the post this morning so I know I am now safe to post it without spoiling the surprise!

And here it is:

This image is a particular favourite of mine and I have used it before for different occasions.  It can be found on the Vintage Graphics cd from Crafty Computer paper.  I took the image into Craft Artist and made the background papers and sentiment to match.  The topper and the sentiment have been added using foam pads and the card base is made of white linen card, which I have layered underneath the topper. 

I hope you like this little card - I know my sister in law does, and that's what really counts!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x.

Sunday, 11 November 2012


Morning everyone

Well today is Rememberance Sunday so this year I decided to make a photo page that is slightly different from those I have done in years past.  This year's page is a very personal one for me.

Here it is

The background is made from my photograph of the stained glass window in Pangbourne College Chapel.  The poppy is a digi stamp from Caroline Rawcliffe which I coloured digitally, and the Royal Marine is my brother.

Thank you for visiting my blog

Catherine x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Christmas in Pink

Morning everyone

The challenge this week over at The CD Sunday Challenge Blog is Christmas in Pink so thought I would have a go.  But I must say I was well out of my comfort zone here because I am fairly traditional when it come to Christmas and tend to stick to mainly Christmas colours - and pink to me definitely isn't a Christmas colour.  But hey-ho, nothing ventured and all that!  I wasn't at all happy with my first attempt - just didn't sit right for me somehow so I abandoned that one and started again with a completely different image.

And here it is

The topper is from my Giordano Christmas Creations cd from Joanna Sheen and the snowflake background paper is from Artylicious Season's Greetings by Glenda Waterworth.   The ribbon and bow are from Karen J Gover's digikit Christmas Charm and the little  parcel started life as a royalty free black stamp from Serif.  And as always I designed it all in Craft Artist, including pyramaging the original topper.

I am fairly happy with this card, given that it is pink!

Thank you for dropping by.

Catherine x

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Christmas Window Card

Morning everyone

I have been playing (or doing my homework as we now call it) in Craft Artist again.  A few weeks ago I designed a church style window and saved it in a number of different finishes so yesterday I decided to see what else I could do with it.  And of course I couldn't stop there, I had to make a card with the finished result.

Here's the card

I have used an image from my La Pashe cd, from the Trinitage section to create the scene through the window and the sentiment also comes from the cd.  I played around to make my own background papers and all other elements using the colours from the image itself, though the holly and snowflakes started life as Serif black digital stamps!

Challenge 77 at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog is "Christmas in October" so I am going to enter this card.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x