Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Scrap the Boys - Sketch Challenge

Hi Ladies,

Felt like creating a masculine LO, so I thought I would try this month's Scrap The Boys sketch challenge, and I'm getting my entry in just in the nick of time.

Life is Great
Had a play with the background using some gesso, Precious Metal colour, Ferro paste, and some Crafters Workshop masks.  I then overlayed the masking with some paint circles, rubons and a bit of random stamping.  It's hard to see in the photos, but the blue masking has a gorgeous metallic sheen and the ferro paste has a yummy sandy texture.

List of Materials:  Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories pp's, manilla tags, Prima wooden ruler and brads, Craft Queen washi tape, EK Success binder punch, Tim Holtz metal embellishment and Distress Ink, Kaisercraft alpha rubons and number stamp, Crafters workshop masks, gesso, paint, Viva Precious Metal colour, Viva Ferro paste

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Craft Queen - Kaisercraft Elegance

Hi Ladies,

Nicole from Craft Queen sent me a parcel of goodies which included the lovely Kaisercraft Elegance 6" pad with some yummy embellishments and ribbon to play with, so I decided to create a LO and a card with Mother's Day in mind as it is only a couple of weeks away.

I have used the Elegance 6" papers to back the chipboard doily frames withe the matching Elegance Collectables on this LO and teamed them with some of Nicole's pearl embellishments.  The background was created with a Studio Calico mask and some Viva inka gold in silver, then stamped over the top with a Prima mini stamp.

Love You - Mother's Day Card
It's so simple to make quick and easy cards with the Kaisercraft paper pads and matching Collectables, and  as Mother's Day is just around the corner, I thought the Elegance papers would make a lovely card.  I teamed the papers with a few of the matching Elegance Collectables, some mini rosette trim and a pretty pearl for the centre of my diecut flower.  I also used the EK Success Abstract Flower punch which is one of my all time favs to make a border trim to tie in with my paper doily.

Other product used:  Scribble Scrabble and Basic Grey pp's, Scrapmatts WOW and 2Crafty chipboard doily frames, Prima ink, Sunflower Glimmermist, paper doily

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Darkroom Door Cards - background stamps

Hi girls,

I made these cards to display at the Melbourne Papercraft Expo and thought I would share them.  Had a play with some of the Darkroom Door background stamps and the EK Success abstract flower punch.  Nicole from Craft Queen has a selection of Darkroom Door stamps available in store... click on the link HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

OUAS - 5 Days Left!!

Hi Ladies,

Just a reminder for the Once Upon a Sketch Challenge .. You have 5 days left to submit your entries and be in the running for some fabulous prizes from our sponsors.  Check on the link HERE for details.

Theme: Best day of your life
The best day of your life!!!!! Everyone has at least one or two!
Tell us anything that you can relate this title to.
Ideas for journaling: child's birth, wedding day, anniversary, meeting someone special, buying a new home, changing jobs, a holiday, a special celebration.. there is no right or wrong. Its YOUR day!

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below.

Please make sure that we see some sort of journaling on your layouts and please tell us where your journaling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journaling. Remember journaling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journaling is perfectly fine.
You and Me Forever
Here is my take on this month's challenge.  One of my best and happiest days was my wedding day 27 years ago.  It was such a beautiful day... I don't remember feeling nervous at all, just so happy to know I would be spending the rest of my life with a man I loved with all my heart!!
My journaling is hidden on the tag across from the 2 chipboard hearts.  The chipboard frame which I used on the corner of my photo and the hearts are from our fabulous sponsors Imaginarium Designs.

Materials Used:  Imaginarium Designs heart and frame chipboard, Basic Grey Pink Paislee and Cosmo Cricket pp's, Prima flowers and pearl flourishes, 7Gypsies velvet leaves, Craft Queen stitched ric rac, Kaisercraft and LYB wooden banners, Kaisercraft tags, Martha Stewart border punches, Tim Holtz distress inks, lace, key charm.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Craft Queen Vintage Bliss and Brisbane Scrapbook Expo

Hi Ladies,

I have a Craft Queen LO and also class information on the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo being held on 9-11 June to share with you today.

Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
I created this LO using the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6" paper pad and some gorgeous product from Craft Queen.  I have used one of the new Prima masks on my background which I think will become one of my new favs as I love the soft lacy feel to it.. perfect for those girly pages.  Nicole has a fabulous range of washi tapes available and I have used the turquoise chevron and pink and green floral as they went so well with the Vintage Bliss papers.  Adore the cute wooden doilies... I left them natural and highlighted them with a little gesso.

Craft Queen product used:
Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad
Prima mask
Prima flowers
EK Success abstract flower punch
Wooden doilies
wooden flower button
turquoise pearl ribbon rosette trim
pale pink organza flowers
baby pink satin seam binding
satin heart ribbon
chevron washi tape
pink and green floral washi tape
small white pearl floral trim
pearl flower

Other product used: Kaisercraft wooden leaf branches, Basic Grey and Prima pp's, vintage doilies, Versamagic chalk ink, gesso, pink paint,

Exciting news...  the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is just around the corner.  The Show dates are June 9 - 11 and class bookings start today from 10am.  I will be teaching 2 classes using fabulous products from Craft Queen and chipboard sponsored by Scrapmatts.  Click on the link HERE for class information and bookings.

Room 4
Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30am
Romance Novel with Cathy Cafun
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Room 4
Session 2: 12noon – 2pm
Ribbon and Roses Tea Thyme Card Set with Cathy Cafun
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Craft Queen - Lulu and Roy

Hi ladies,

Have been very busy going through my massive amount of scrapbooking stash which I have accumulated over the past 8 years and having a cleanout.   OMG I always knew I had a bit of a shopping problem when it comes to scrapbooking, but seeing all the paper and embellishments I have culled has made me realise I have to curb my addiction.  I have some of my scrappy friends coming around on Sunday to pick up some fabulous bargains and then I will be off to the markets to sell the rest.  If any of you live in Brisbane and want to pop by on Sunday, leave me a message and I will send you the address details.

I have a LO to share using some pretty papers from the Kaisercraft Lulu and Roy paper pad. which is available from Craft Queen.  I used the Crafter's Workshop Mini Honeycomb mask on my background paper and stamped over the masking with the Kaisercraft Cherish stamp then embellished with some gorgeous ribbon, flowers leaves, and embellishments... list of items available from Craft Queen below.

LO by Cathy Cafun 

Other Craft Queen materials used:
Lulu and Roy Kaisercraft collectables
pale aqua satin seam binding
pink velvet ribbon
mini turquoise rosette ribbon with pearl
bronze solid butterfly charm
Inka Gold Rose
pink beaded ribbon flower
cream ribbon flower button centre
paper blossom pink medium
grass green 2.5cm leaves
green with brown tip 3.2cm leaves

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.