Thursday, 30 June 2016

Craftwork Cards Christmas Cheer

Today is a very exciting day for me for three reasons. Firstly, it is my first day as a fully self-employed person as I left my job yesterday. It was a slightly emotional day but I'm glad to have finally finished. Secondly, I am off to Barcelona for the weekend today. I will be leaving my children and husband behind and spending four days with two lovely friends.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, today sees the launch of a new Craftwork Cards kit on Create and Craft TV and marks my debut as a member of the design team. I must say that this is a really lovely DT to be on- everyone is so supportive.

These are the samples I made for the launch:

I really couldn't resist this gorgeous Teddy topper and he seemed perfect for a circle easel card.

This is a little A6 card. I simply used one of the large sentiments backed with a piece of the paper pad and ass ribbon and pearls.

For this one, I emphasised the vintage look of the kit by inking everything with Vintage Photo distress ink and adding lace.

This card used one of the hexagon toppers and these fabulous flowers.

For my final card I wanted to create something really quick and simple. I wrapped twine around the top of a small square card blank and added a layered flower with Candi and a sentiment.

This really is a lovely kit. The papers and toppers are of a great quality and are so easy to create with. You can find out more details and buy it here  I hope to catch one of the shows before I fly off later, so will be keeping an eye out for my cards as well as enjoying a look at what everyone else has created.

Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely comments x


  1. Great selection Cathy - love the variety you can create with the papers. Enjoy your self employment and your holiday. Shabneez xxx

  2. Hi Cathy all your cards are gorgeous. Have fun in Barcelona it is a great place to visit. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fabulous DT samples,and good luck for the future as a self employed person.

    Sylv xx

  4. Such fabulous card Cathy. Enjoy your time in Barcelona. Its beautiful!

  5. These are all fantastic, but I especially love that teddy one - he reminds me of my childhood teddy!
    Enjoy Barcelona, its a fab place. Just in case you see this - try to get to the main square in the old town on Sunday morning - all the locals were dancing there when I visited, plus there was some fabulous street "theatre"

  6. Darling Christmas cards today. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Wow what an exciting time for you!!! :) Enjoy Barcelona xxx

  8. Stunning samples Cathy. Lovely papers and designs. Congratulations on your new ventures xx

  9. Gorgeous samples Cathy! I love the muted colours & how you've made them all so different!
    Dawn xx