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Sunday, 10 September 2017

CTC145 Merry Little Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone & welcome to another week of CASEing the Catty.  This week we are casing my very favourite section in the holiday catalgoue, the Merry Little Christmas section from pages 10-19.

I have chosen to make 3 cards from this section as I haven't joined in the fun for such a long time!  My 1st card I have chosen to case is the card on the string that nice lady is holding .... well I presume she is nice! 

This card has a shaker element to it however, I was after a quick card that incorporated all the elements of the Carols Of Christmas bundle, minus the shaker part.

Here is my card:

I have used the Card Front Builder framelits to make a nice little frame & then the Merry Little Christmas DSP as a background for my little black deer.  I have also cut out some trees using the spotty DSP too.   Now I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of green & black for Christmas but it is growing on me & it took everything in me not to add lots of red! 

For my second card, this little box took my fancy.  I was too lazy to make this box but I did take inspiration from it to make a card.

Here is my inspired card.  

Instead of using the bauble which was just too chunky for my card, I used some large pearls & the holly punch to add holly instead of the sprigs. It just goes to show that you don't have to have everything in the catalogue to case something!

While I was playing with this fun suite,  I figured I may as well make another card using the Everyday Label punch & the Merry Little Labels stamp set.

I had a lot of fun creating again & hope to be back in the swing of joining in the fun CASEing the Catty challenges in the future.  

Next on the hop is the lovely Julia, where I am sure you will find even more to inspire you.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

It's Holiday Catalogue Time - YAY!

Yay it's Holiday catalogue time & I am loving all the new products.  There are so many lovely stamp sets, framelits, punches, papers and embellishments available to tempt every paper crafter.  I've enclosed a short video for you to see some of the available suites. 

How fun does it all look?!  I can't wait to get busy creating with all these lovely new products.  Would you like your very own copy of the gorgeous new Holiday or Annual catalogue?   If you would like a free copy you are welcome to pop in & collect one or I can post one out.  

Here is a link to the PDF of the catalogue - just click on the photo here or on my side bar. 

I will be holding my popular Christmas In A Day event Saturday, 28th October 2017. Come along and make 20 Christmas Cards (4 each of 5 designs)  All materials supplied just bring along your own glue, tape and scissors. Lunch and Afternoon Tea are included, come and stay for the day or just come and stamp and then go home, it's your choice, set your own pace.  Contact me to enquire & book your place.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Carols Of Christmas - August Stampin' Up! Promotion

YAY!  A pre-release from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue available now!  Be treated like a demonstrator this month with access to the gorgeous Carols of Christmas Stamp set & Framelits before the official catalogue release and get a head start on those Christmas Cards!  Buy them separately or get them in a bundle discounted by 10%
Get in touch to order yours today or Click the photo below to go straight to my Stampin' Up! Online store to place your order today.  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Colour INKspiration #08

It's time again for another Colour INKspiration blog hop.  Today we are working with some lovely earthy colours.  I have to admit I have never used these colours together.  I haven't used Tip Top Taupe or Delightful Dijon in ages so I am giving them one last hurrah before they leave us to make way for 5 new In Colours.

Here's the inspiration photo:

What comes to mind when you see these colours together?  I had an aha moment & decided to use my Best Birds bundle.  Surprisingly I have never inked up this stamp set, even with a blog called the Speckled Sparrow!  I have to say after making a few cards today with it I really love it.

Here is my card.

Best Birds Speckled Sparrow Card
 So, today as you can see, I have made a card for ME!  It's an interesting concept isn't it, making a card for yourself.   What would you make yourself?  Have I totally lost the plot?

As you can see this card is a little different. It has an acetate panel so you can see the beautiful grassy sunrise or is it a sunset?   I just love that Serene Scenery DSP.  The Delightful Dijon spots on the front are also from that DSP pack.

Acetate Panel Best Birds
 I have added a little oval & scallop background for the sentiment. I chose this one for me however, it would make a nice card for any occasion.  I stamped my sparrow in Early Espresso onto watercolour paper & let it sit for a little while. I then coloured the bird in using Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon & Tip Top Taupe with an Aqua Painter.  I added a smidge of Garden Green for the leaves & a piece of Linen Thread.

Here is the inside of the card.  I left a vanilla panel to the left of the card to write a little note.  I just might send it on to someone else one of these days.  After making this card, I am really sad to see these colours retire! 

During the week I made another card using all carrying over items plus a little bit of a sneak peek NEW stamp set & punch, using the same bird.   

I have used the new In Colour Berry Burst ink for the little bird's belly along with Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from Hang Your Stocking stamp set & the lovely new punch & stamp set sneak peek is a new bundle coming soon called Label Me Pretty. 

Next on the hop is Denita with her lovely project.  Click the next blog button to head on over to her blog & continue the hop.  

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