Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Cascading Mini Album

I've been having a bit of a crafting playday today
dabbling in a couple of different things,
but I'll wait until the recipients have received them before I reveal them here.

Yesterday while I was browsing the FB groups I'm in, I came across a tutorial for this gorgeous little Cascading Mini Album by Teresa Morgan (www.thefatcactus.co.uk).
I jotted down the instructions as I watched the tutorial and this morning thought I'd give it a go.

It took a little while to cut all the various pieces but was straightforward and easy to assemble.

It's not quite finished, as each of the pockets should have a tag or card inside;
and the front cover needs a couple of embellishments.
I think I might have to make another one or two of these, as they would make a lovely gift for someone whether you add photos, words of wisdom or something else.

Kaisercraft - Open Road Collection 'Bushwalk' P2447
House of Paper - Knight Smooth Ivory A4 Card
Stampin' Up! - Ivory Seam Binding ribbon

 Now, I'd better head to the supermarket otherwise we'll be 'livin' on love' tonight!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Twas the Night Before Christmas

With hours to spare before Christmas Day
I have managed to finish off two canvases, which were part of a challenge.

Overall, I'm happy although I'm not too sure about the black stamping, 
however, it's finished and that's the main thing!

And, in honour of the 25th ......
have yourself a merry little Christmas!

I thought either of these might work for the new challenge
which the Snarky Stampers are temping us with - N is for Naughty Christmas!

Katzelkraft - #KTZ152


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Garden Fairies

The silly season is fast approaching once again,
and I have a feeling Mr Mojo has been skipping around the shops,
as he certainly hasn't been sitting at the craft desk very much lately.
So, left to my own devices yet again, I made this little card for a recent birthday.

I decided to make a CAS card, using a combination of stamps,
starting with "Hive Flower" and adding the fairies and the dragon.
Even though they are from different companies, I think they work well together.

"Hive Flower" is coloured with Gelly Roll pens in a blend of green, blue and purple.
A touch of sparkle was added to the fairies wings.

I don't often use stickers, but this black Happy Birthday was a good fit for this card.

Stampotique - Hive Flower
Lavinia Stamps - Three Dancing Fairies; Dragon (?)

Thanks for visiting .....

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


When I find a new technique, I like to keep playing with it;
sometimes to perfect it, sometimes to find how many different ways
it can be used and sometimes just because it's fun!

I sprinked a combination of Ken Oliver Color Burst paints
onto watercolour card, spritzed them lightly with water and put aside to dry.

I then stamped the butterfly and flowers onto extra white card
and using a paintbrush, watercoloured them with Inktense blocks 
co-ordinating the colours with the background.

I stamped the butterfly and flowers onto the prepared background
and coloured the leaves and grass with Intense Blocks.

 I fussy cut the butterfly and the flower blooms 
and glued them directly over the background stamped images.

I chose a sentiment, cut around it and glued it in place.
The watercolour panel was adhered to a black mat and then onto folded white card.

JOFY - 11, 13
Ken Oliver Color Burst
Alizarin Crimson, Pthalo Green
Thanks for coming to look today, see you again soon!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

There are always flowers

Although it's December, that doesn't mean that every card I make
 needs to be for the festive season.
Sometimes I make cards purely for the joy of creating something I like, 
no strings attached (so to speak).

I started with the background, sprinkling a combination of Orange and Yellow Ochre color burst over watercolour card.  A quick, light spritz with water and watch the magic happen!

Once the background was dry, I stamped the flowers directly onto it, and again onto extra white card. The extra flowers are watercoloured using Inktense Blocks to co-ordinate with the background.  The flower heads were fussy cut and glued directly over the stamped image.

A black mat was added before attaching to a folded white card.


Ken Oliver - Color Burst
Orange; Yellow Ochre

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Naughty or Nice

We have tickets to see Cat Stevens tonight - yippee!!!

But, before I get too excited, here's something else to look at :

Yes, it's creeping up on me ...... hmmm, I guess I should start shopping!

I made a set of these cards for a magazine, 
but as it was due to hit the shops at least a month ago and is yet to make an appearance,
I decided I'd blog them instead.

I used my favourite background technique for these cards,
and of course, my favourite stamps as well.


I'm still hopeful the magazine will appear as it was relatively new on the market,
(should be issue 6) but of course, there was no guarantee that my cards would be published anyway.  
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Can you guess my favourite?

I've been on a bit of a roll the last couple of days, 
so glad that Mr Mojo returned to give me a helping hand!

As tomorrow is December, that can only mean one thing .....
Christmas Cards

I started off with some freebie stamps that were attached to magazines recently.

[Papercraft Essentials - Issue 151]

I realise she is a little too well rugged up for an Australian Christmas,
however, she is rather sweet.

[Papercraft Essentials - Issue 150]

Next we have some of Santa's little helper gnomes,
I wonder what is in the box?

[Papercraft Essentials - Issue 150] 

Another variation of Santa's helper gnomes.

[Stampendous - Holiday Expressions SSC1231]

[Stampotique - Wookie]
[Stamper's Anonymous - Crazy Things]

As Wookie didn't have his own Santa hat, he borrowed one from Mr Holtz!

I've been making six of each design as I would get bored very easily if I only had one design!

Which one do you prefer?

I'm biased .....  can you guess my favourite?

Happy Crafting!