Tuesday, 8 November 2016

My dream job

Hello crafty friends, today I am so excited to be able to share with you my first Crafters Companion project. This is 1 of 9 cards that I have made using the Catitude crafting suite which consists of dies, embossing folders, stamps and digi stamps, a super fantastic CD ROM and a book of top quality backing papers. The Catitudes collection is launched today on Hochanda as a "one day special" and I can tell you now that this project was a dream job for me to work on because as you know I love cats, fashion/style (although I lack it personally) and crafting and it is all rolled up in this amazing set. I do hope my cards get an airing on the TV but I have seen the other projects made by my DT buddies and they are amazing and well worth a look at on the Crafters Companion Pinterest page.

what I used:
Crafters Companion Catitudes CD - topper 83 & sentiment 15 (re sized with graphics program)
Catitudes Perfect Patterns embossing folder
Catitudes paper pad (for flowers)
Crafters Companion Signature Collection, English Country Garden, Grand Floral dies
6" x 6" white base card
circle dies to make the hoop frame
green card & white pearl card
good quality 210gsm mat print paper
blue & green bakers twine and jute twine
pearl embellishment, small cotton bobbin & blue satin bow

This card is all about the finishing touches and the image is so lovely you couldn't really go wrong. The only bit that you have to think about is making sure that the printed image fits inside the smallest circle die that you will be using to make the frame.
The frame is made using the pearl card and two circle dies  and then wrapping the twines around it once it is cut out.
The pattern on the embossing folder is so classy and really pops when used on the pearl card.

Yes I would definitely send this card to myself, it ticks all my boxes.


I have been waiting what seems like such a long time to share this Catitudes collection with you and it has been a real test for me because I love it so much and had such a fantastic crafty time making all the samples. I am eagerly awaiting my next project which I think will be with me this week but it will take a lot to beat Catitudes.
I have to go into work tomorrow for an allergen training course and snow is forecast here in Lincolnshire so I hope it waits till I`m safe home or even better doesn't snow at all. I hate driving in snow ever since I got stuck on an icy hill a few years ago and had to watch whilst lots of cars skidded into each other all around me, that was the year when they ran out of grit and didn't grit the roads. I hope you all keep safe and warm and snow free (unless you like snow and then you can have mine).


  1. This is such a cute range and your card is gorgeous. Great use of the twine

  2. The twine touch is just adorable! 😊