CRAZY CAT CRAFTER

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Playing with Paper Strips

I was eager to use up some old DSP, so I cut it into thin strips and used the Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday thinlit and made the following cards:-


Vertical strips.


Angled strips.

Herringbone technique.


Florentine technique.


Woven strips.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Autumn/Winter Catalogue is now Live

The Autumn/Winter Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is now live.

Here are the samples I have made.


This is made with the Spooky Cat bundle - Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat punch along with Spooky Night DSP. The base is Pumpkin Pie cardstock.The Cat and the owl are stamped in Basic Black and the owl's feet and beak are coloured with a Pumpkin Pie marker.


This one uses the Night in Bethlehem bundle - Night in Bethlehem stamp set and Bethlehem Edgelits dies. The base cardstock is Elegant Eggplant. The figures were stamped using Elegant Eggplant ink. the star and houses were cut from Champagne foil.


This one uses the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies. The cardstock used is, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Old Olive and Soft Suede. The sentiment is from the Night in Bethlehem stamp set stamped in Dapper Denim ink and punched with the Pretty Label punch.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Duoprinting with Chlorophyll

We were cutting back the Passion Flower that was taking over our garden. I remembered the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial (Duoprinting with Chlorphyll) using leaves. I tried with flower but that wasn't so successful.

I used Stampin' Up! water colour paper either side of the leaves and flower when passed through the Big Shot. The base of the cards is Stampin'Up! Old Olive cardstock with a Soft Suede mat and retired ribbon.

The papers using the leaves are the background and I got out some punches, the new daisy punch, the pansy punch and a retired butterfly punch, for the papers made with the flower. The embellishments are the new black rhinestones.




Sunday, 13 August 2017

Note Cards

I recently made some cards for a bring and buy sale at church. I made two lots of six cards using the Stampin' Up! note cards.



These use the Crumb Cake note card, the Coffee Break DSP, Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits.


These use the Whisper White not card, retired DSP and sentiment and the new Pretty Label punch. The flowers are from the Tattered Lace Botanical Collection and matching dies.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Scrapbook Holy Land Part 2

These are the next five scrapbook pages of our pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2014.



The top picture is a view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives through a window of the Dominus Flevit Church.  The bottom picture is an olive grove.


This is the tiles with the Lord's Prayer in English at the Pater Noster Convent.


These pictures are from the Basilica of the Transfiguration at the summit of Mount Tabor.


These pictures are from Nazareth Village - a reconstruction os 1st Century Galilean life.


This is a tree in Jericho, similar to the one in the story of Zaccheaus.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Scrapbook Holy Land Part 1

Here are the first five pages of the scrapbook pages of my pilgrimage to the holy Land in 2014.




Mosaics from the floor of the Church of the Visitation at Ein Karem.


The Magnificat tiles at Ein Karem and the grounds on the Basilica of the Annunciation.


From the shores of Lake Galilee.


The Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem.


Fountain at Shepherds Fields, the Mensa Christi and the church at the Convent of Beatitudes.

Friday, 2 June 2017

New Catalogue is Live!

The next Stampin' Up! catalogue has gone live. Here are my first samples.

These are the new In-Colours in the Fresh Florals DSP  on Basic Black cardstock with Bitty Bows in the matching colours:-
     Fresh Fig
     Tranquil Tide
     Berry Burst
     Lemon Lime Twist
     Powder Pink

This one features Delightful Daisy DSP on a base of Daffodil Delight. The stamps from the Label me Pretty set were stamped in Old Olive and punched with the Pretty Label punch. A clear Faceted Gem was added as an embellishment.



This one features the Colour Theory DSP on a Fresh Fig base. The elements from the Crafting Forever stamp set were stamped in Archival Basic Grey ink, the pen pot and scissors were cut out using a Scan N Cut with a 3mm border and all coloured with the New In-Colours. The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped in Berry Burst and cu with a Stitched Shape framelit.


This is another sample using the Eastern Palace Suite.