Thursday, 7 November 2013

Christmas tags

Here is a range of Christmas tags I made, many are cased from tags I saw on Pinterest. I tired different techniques. I am going to add some Christmas words to some of them.

Tree made from 3 folded circles.
Tree is made from a half circle
Rosette from pleated card
Raindeer from owl punch and antlers from bird punch. The mini label punch is perfect for Santas belt buckle

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mothers Day Card

Mothers day is always a great time to bring out the floral stamps. This one from stampin up called Stippled Blossoms is my favourite at the moment. Sentiment on the front is printed out from MDS,
Inside it is a pop up card using the teacup from the Tea Shoppe set. Small butterflies are from Papillion potpourri.
Ink is rose red stamped off twice to give the pale shade then full strength for the darker shades.


 Close up of the card. Next time I will pop the front roses up on dimensionals to give some depth
Side of card showing the simple pop up mechanism. I scored the outside card leaving a 1/16th gap in the middle to make folding over the inside card easier.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Paper Roses

The family often want me to help them whip up crafty things and one of my sons wanted to surprise his wife with a traditional gift for their first wedding anniversary. Paper. These are the dozen paper roses we created.
made from 5 layers of paper cut into petals and glued into a rose shape. Tutorial was on the net.  We used an old romance novel and painted the pages in a red wash.
Flowers are pushed onto a wire and stem wrapped in florist tape.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Cute Baby cards

 This is a really cute idea for a baby card. A bonnet that pivots open with the split pin holding the flower in the corner. Flower is a bit large but was what I had at hand.

These second baby cards using the SU onesie roller  stamp and each onesie cut out and mounted on foam.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Cards for men

I needed some thankyou cards for men, wanted to steer away from flowers, ribbon and frills so used the sizzix windmill die to create the first card and used my new favourite set Feeling Sentimental for the second card. This card is cased from a Nancy Hill creation seen on Pinterest. The penny farthing stamp has the honey comb embossing folder background and sponged edges in dark brown. Will use this style to make cards similar with the other two stamps in this set.

Stippled Blossoms

My daughter convinced me to get this SU 2 step stamp set. I wasn't convinced I liked it until I started stamping with it. It makes beautiful cards, this first one I got a bit carried away stamping everything but the second card inspired by a card I saw on pinterest and it was perfect to give to an elderly volunteer I know.


Thursday, 28 February 2013

I just love this set Fabulous Florets from Stampin' Up. It is a very versatile set and makes wonderful floral cards. Flowers are stamped then cut out and raised up with dimensionals.

Friday, 22 February 2013

This stamp set Two by Two by Stampin' Up is perfect for baby boy cards. I used Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder and the white waves are from Sizzix Lovely Flourish's Set. The background is white card that has been sponged with Baja Breeze.

 Entered in challenge #64 At letscreatechallenges blog

Monday, 18 February 2013

Inspired by a card I saw on Pinterist I strip sponged this card and overlayed stamped the tree from Stampin Ups Lovely as a tree set. It makes a nice simple clean lines for a sympathy card
Welcome to my fresh new blog all about papercrafts. mainly cards but love mini albums and 3D projects.
My old blog was cluttered with a variety of my interests so decided to start afresh with a blog just for papercrafts. Will still put baking and fabric crafts on my Papercatscrafts blog.

Our two cats Rocky and Cocoa supervise the crafty activity. Anything with wool is fair game in their eyes.
This Cocoa the oriental. he kept a close eye on the Christmas tree and in the morning would find decorations scattered around the living room