' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Catch up shows

Saturday 28 November 2020

Catch up shows

No, I haven't been struck by Covid 19, gone on holiday (I wish..) or got bored of blogging...

The reason for the lack of posts is that I have been busy with creating for last Wednesday Hochanda shows with That's Crafty featuring 13 Arts latest collections.
I was delighted to receive the Bella collection which ticks all my boxes with the distressed walls, romantic windows and doors from Italy.

I made 5 projects using lots of papers from the A6 postcard pad, 6"x6" and 12"x12" adding die-cut ephemera, chipboard shapes and acetate sheet. I also used some of the mediums and paints from the 13 Arts range.
First up a CAS card made with one of the postcard that I cut into each of its square motifs and added to an 8"x8" sheet of cardstock.

Then a scrapbook page, where I distressed and punched the edges of that beautiful paper to which I only added a few splatters with Metallic Color Glow in Ruby mixed with water. I also used that powerful powder to colour the Bellissima chipboard word but I am not sure if the photo renders the shine from the paint.... The "photo" is not mine but one of the postcard from the 13 Arts A6 Paper Pack.
For something different I made a bag with a single sheet of 12"x12", adding a pocket with a square cut from a foiled acetate sheet to put tags in, and a closure I made by sandwiching 2 Ephemera die-cuts around a paperclip
A mixed media tag where I used stencils and chipboard pieces with 13 Arts Gel medium, Ayeeda Pastel Mist and a dash of Splash! Ink Glitter (between the leaves).
And finally a simple mini album where I mostly used the postcards, without any cropping, as mats for photos. Each album page is a pocket so that additional tags, ephemera, photos etc.. can be added and I made a mini folder decorated with 6"x6" papers that can be pulled out. I will spare you all the individual photos, you can watch the slide show instead.

If you would like to know more about these makes don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks for cosming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday challenges.


  1. C'est vraiment superbe !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Un grand grand bravo pour toutes ces créations originales, toutes belles, et d'une grande délicatesse... j'admire.
    On comprend mieux que tu aies été fort occupée ces derniers temps !!! :)
    Bon dimanche, bises

  2. What a splendid display today Christine and yes I can identify with that need to keep you head down, they do tend to play with dates are shows come along quicker than expected.

    B x

  3. Congratulations on the DT spot. The projects are really lovely and full of gorgeous detail. No wonder time has been in short supply. Good luck xxx

  4. Wow, many congratulations on designing for Hochanda! Your makes are all stunning and I love the Bella Collection set, it does look so romantic 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x