The River - 2023 Calendar
Colour Creations - So Saffron

Colour Creations - Smoky Slate


I have been missing for a while - I had no idea how busy summer would be in the high country!


However, I have a market stall coming up at the Mansfield Easter Bush Market, so I sat down on Sunday night and made 20 cards, and I decided to make an extra one or two in Smoky Slate for this week's Colour Creations! So good to be back!

Smoky Slate has been one of my favourite grey's. And I really love the Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Paper. It always makes me just the teensiest bit sad when an Annual Catalogue is coming to an end, and the Designer Series Papers will all retire . . .  I think that's why I own SO MUCH patterened paper - because I can't bare to run out of any of the patterns LOL!!

Of course, when I start working with paper this CUTE, it's really hard to stop at one card! And this paper has such a sweet range of colours in it! I want to make ALL the cards! But then I WILL HAVE TO buy another packet of paper before they are sold out!

I chose to use Smoky Slate as the base card, cutting an A4 sheet in half vertically for two portrait cards. I stamped sentiments with Smoky Slate ink and mounted them on Basic Gray card scraps.

Smoky Slate Happy Forest Friends

For the card fronts, I simply cut a portion of the Designer Series Paper to fit on the card with a small border top and bottom on card one, and on both sides on card two.

Smoky Slate Happy Forest Friends1

The sentiments are popped on with a couple of mini glue dots, and I also stamped some cute toadstools in Calypso Coral Ink, die-cut them and stuck them on with mini glue dots.

Smoky Slate Happy Forest Friends2

These really were the simplest cards to make, and they are so cute!

Please hop on over to the next blog in our Art With Heart Colour Creations blog hop. Click on the box below to go to Theresa's page.

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If you get lost in the blog hop, you can always come back here and click right here to go to lovely Cathy's blog where she has all the links for all the participants.

See you again soon - hopefully!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC).


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Kate Morgan

I agree, Kathryn, so many gorgeous papers and this particular one, is adorable. Your cards are sweet and the paper does all the work. Adding a simple sentiment and a few little toadstools is all they need, love them!

Catherine Proctor

Kathryn, it's so lovely to have you back and to hear you're adding a market stall to your incredibly busy schedule. These cards may be simple, but they are so cute - I love this DSP too, it was a favourite of mine. I'm sure your stall will be a huge success!

Andrea Sargent

Welcome back Kathryn - we have missed you. I love your cute and simple cards with the extra toadstools. I am sure they will be snapped up at the Easter Market. xxx

Theresa Gerrard

Welcome back Kathryn!. Two very cute cards showing how easy it can be when you have such lovely paper. good luck with the market stall

Fiona Ryan

That DSP makes for a terrific card Katherine!

Caroline Manwaring

Two very cute cards Kathryn. I love the extra little touch of dimension in those really sweet mushrooms. Cute and simple.

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