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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Birthday Banner for my lil one !!!

Hey All

Here is a Birthday Banner I made for my lil one's Birthday party...

I used a digi paper as Base, Diecut two circles, and over that  placed the Diecut Alphabets.

Finally, i added a Brown ruffled ribbon on top as an outline..



Hope you all like it.

Entering this banner into the following challenges:

1. notjustcardschallenges - Challenge #14  (15 Mar)
2. 2creativechicks - Anything goes  (31 Mar)
3. die-cut-divas - Spring / Children's challenge (31 Mar)


Hugs
Catherine 


Monday, 2 March 2015

Firts trial with a Tri shutter card

If you know me already, you must be knowing that I am more of a CAS, simple, one layer card person. Thanks to the team for such a challenge that it gave me a chance to try all new things. Last time, I tried Mixed media on a clock and it was actually a hit according to me.

With that courage, I tried a fancy fold this time -a tri shutter card and the challenge personally here was I wanted it Masculine...


This is the view of the closed card


When the ribbons are opened




The First open

I used a lot of quotes, colored La la land Birthday Marci with Distress inks, attached a ribbon to hold them all together from the back and am done.



Full open view 


Supplies used:

Kaisecraft Texture stamps
Marianne Anja's Large Oval
Fleur De Lis Square

Hugs
Catherine 

A Late Post... My star Card with a simple tutorial

A Star Christmas Card 



I have a simple tutorial on how I did that... 

I used a 30cm by 30cm square cardstock. Find the centre (15cm) on opposite sides of the square and make a mark . 

From the bottom right hand corner, measure 30cms to the centre line at the top. Repeat this with the bottom left hand corner.
You now have a triangle that is 30cms on all sides. Cut the triangle. 
Hope the picture explains it better. 


    

Now, find the centre point on all three sides of the triangle and join these points. 

For the next set of score lines, make a mark at the point that is 1/6th of the length of the side of the main triangle. HEre 1/6th is 5cm.. so I marked at a point that is 5cm on all the sides from the edge.. that is from the pointed sides of the triangle. Now join them. 


Score and fold along all the lines.. The inner triangle lines are valley fold and the outer ones are mountain fold. 

Fold and close the card overlapping each point of the star to make it a star. 

And it is ready to embellish it pattern papers and we are done. 


Hope u all like it..

Hugs
Catherine 




Friday, 28 November 2014

Monochromatic Birthday card...

Hey All,

Here is a birthday card I made for my dear sissy.

The image is a free digi from Penny Blossom. I had been holding it for a while now. This was the perfect occasion to use the digi.

Colored the Image using distress inks and letraset markers. The flower on the top is a clay embellishment. The sentiment is a digi again.



Entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Beyond Grey challenges - Monochromatic (Ends 30 nov)
2. Brown sugar challenge- Anything goes (ends 4 dec)
3. graphitmarkers - Two colors (Pink and orange ) (Ends 12th dec)
4. fabnfunky challenges - Anything with Diecuts (Ends 2 dec)
5. robynsfetishchallenge - Use a digi (Ends 30 Nov)
6. 4craftychicks - Diecuts (ends 3 dec)




Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Mixed Media Clock

Hi All,


Am back with my inspiration for the current challenge –Out Of the Box.  Bored of creating your signature style stuff, Here is a chance to try something new. That means something unique, something different which you haven’t tried before… A chance to try a new fold, a new technique or a new style.

Am here with a clock I have created for the first time in my craft life. If you know me, You would also be knowing that I dont try layers. My creations are always CAS.I should admit that am still poor at loading the embellishments. So thought of giving it a try.Have used so many techniques and so should I call it Mixed Media????? I better leave the decision to you. Please let me know.


I have added a step by step procedure on how I created this.

I cut two circles out of a thick cardstock. Took a decoupage Napkin and separated the topmost single ply with the design in it. Covered one of the entire circles with the decoupage Napkin applying Modpodge. Hatsoff to people who do decoupaging...This tested my patience and yes, still there is lot to learn.


Took the second circle and cut another small circle from the center which will be the place for the dial. Wanted to add some texture to this. Added some lattice pattern with the modeling paste in random. Here I didn’t have a lattice stencil. So used a lattice diecut as a stencil.

Then sponged here and there with Distress ink-Worn Lipstick. Added a subtle shine o it with my Tattered Angel  Glimmer mist.  Couldn’t capture the texture and the shine in the pic properly.. 


Then I traced a clock dial in a white cardstock randomly sponged with Spun sugar and Tea dye Distress Ink.

Assembled in an order of Decoupaged circle frame, then the textured circle frame and inside the clock dial prepared.

Now the outline is ready for embellishing. Embellished with lots of flowers all handmade, ball chain, clay embellishment, Pielane metal butterfly, flourishes, stick pin and pollen flowers.

The biggest flower is created with Tim holtz tattered florals third piece (6 petal) and all other small flowers were created with a five petal punch.

And, The clock is ready to be framed.


Entering this into the following challenge:
1. craftycardmakers - A touch of charm (Ends 23 nov) 
2. 2cuteinkchallenges - Color challenge (Ends 22 nov)
3. dianamlarson challenge blog -Anything goes (ends 30 nov)
4. imagination-craftschallenges -Anything goes (ends 30 nov)
5. scraparoundtheworld -mood board(Bunch of flowers and vintage colors) (Ends 30th Nov)


6. thatscraftychallenges - Anything Vintage 
7. frillyandfunkie -A gift from the heart  (Ends 3 Nov)
8. countryviewchallenges -Bugs,Bees and Butterflies (Ends 30 nov)

Hope you all like it

Hugs
Catherine 









Candle Light Holder - With a simple tutorial (Picture heavy post)

 Hi Crafty friends,

How are you all and how is the weather out there in your place? The slight chill in the climate tells me that Christmas is fast approaching. I simply love this time of the year as there are continuous festivals to celebrate, all the ‘big’ holidays are just around the corner and the year end is in sight. And, I love it for the family fun, get together, loads of shopping and yes, the Gifts….

With a countdown to Christmas, a bundle of Christmas cooking and craft projects are on the roll. 

Now on to my creation.



Am here to share a tutorial on how to gift the tea lights in a nice handcrafted box. Something common to both Diwali and Christmas. Followed the tutorial by Joann Jamieson to make this box.

  1. Took a piece of pink cardstock measuring 8 1/4” by 3 3/4”. Score at the longer side at ½”, 1 1 /8”, 7 1/8” and 7 ¾” and the shorter side at ½”, 1 1/8”, 2 5/8” and 3 ¼”. Make crisp creases.

  1. Cut out the ‘L’ shape of each corner as shown in the 2nd pic. Snip at all the four corners which will allow the little fold to flap up.

  1. Apply glue on the shaded part in the pic and glue down the outer flap towards inside as seen in the 3rd pic.

  1. Apply glue in the shaded part as shown in the 4th pic and glue it down together.

  1. Apply glue to the snipped ends and fold them to hold the box together.

  1. The box to hold the tea lights is ready.

  1. Now I took my Tim Holtz on the Edge die.

  1. Cut out 2 pcs of pattern paper and 2 pcs of the same pink card stock. Adjusted their heights and stuck them to the box.


Now, Embellish as you wish and the handcrafted cute Tea light holder is ready.


This is fairly simple to do and goes really fast.

Along with this, I made a Christmas tree treat box and a Luminary holder with a LED tealight inside.



Hope you all liked it.

Now that you have seen what I did with the theme, Its your turn! Create any project based on the above theme and link it up here. Add that personal touch to your gifts this festive season, Share it with us and you have a chance of winning a gift from the Imaginations Online store.

Not to forget, Please let me know how you liked this idea in a comment.

Supplies Used:

Handmade paper (Pink)
Linen paper
Mulberry paper flowers
Snow flake punch 
Timholtz On the edge die -Ornate 
Fiskars All that glitters stamp (On the Luminary)
Pattern papers

Hugs
Catherine Joseph 






Cards made for Diwali (the festival of lights in india)

Hi peeps,

Here are the cards I made for Diwali, the festival of lights in India. This is the time of the year for lots of fun,crackers and gifts...

In the first card, the pink background is Distressed Background the image is Fiesta stamp is heat embossed with Ranger gold embossing powder.




Entering these cards into the following challenges:

1. aurorawingschallenge - Anything goes (Closing 13 dec)
2. thatcraftplaceblog -Anything goes (22 nov)
3. dreamvalleychallenges -Anything goes (28 nov)
4. partytimetuesdays -Anything goes (23 nov)
5. creativefingerschallengeblog -Anything goes (20 nov)


Hugs
Catherine