Monday, 24 October 2016

Stampin' Up! Fluttering Dragonflies in a card in a box.

I so enjoy making these cards in a box - they are so full of celebration and fun!!  

This is an order for a lady turning 70 who loves dragonflies.  The images come from Awesomely Artistic, and Touches of Texture, and the DSP from Blooms and Bliss.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

My favourite Bundle in the Catalogue for CTC#101

Hello to our Sunday Night Blog hop - this week celebrating our Annual Catalogue as we Copy and Selectively Edit (CASE) our favourite bundle in the Catalogue.  
And with such an amazing collection of bundles, it was soooooooo hard to choose!!!  
Eventually I decided that I've used the Banners  for You  bundle the most - because it's so useful and versatile AND I really LOVE the gorgeous Flourishing Phrases bundle so this little project 
on page 78 caught my eye!!

I've changed the colours and created a card and journal gift duo for one of my teenage daughters to give to her friend for her birthday.  The design was so easily adapted from card to Journal Cover!! 

I love the use of the beautiful Serene Scenery DSP stack for the background piece - it looks a little like linen behind the doily there.

And I also stamped on every page inside with the lovely Flourishing Phrases greeting and the floral spray.  

Now it's time for you to hop on to the next team member and make sure you hop all around the team to see some fantastic projects and ideas!!

And have a go with our monthly challenge too!!  It's wonderful to see your work.

For the complete list of the design team, you can use this link (in case you get lost along the way!!).

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Stampin' Up! Presents and Pines for CTC#100

Welcome to Sunday Night Blog Hopping with the wonderful Holiday Catalogue where we inspire and challenge you by CASEing the Catalogue - Copy and Selectively Edit - the projects in the catalogue for your creative inspiration.  This week, we are sharing from the lovely Presents and Pines Chapter.

And the other exciting new this week, is that this is our 100th hop - how FANTASTIC is that!!!!!  

And I've been inspired by this lovely card on the left - which features elements from the Christmas Pines Suite and the Holly Berry Suite.

  I really do love those Pretty Pines thinlits and the combination with the holly leaves looks great!!

My card is almost identical to the one in the catalogue - the only difference being that I used the Wonderful Wreath framelit for my central background piece.

because I love him so much, I just could not resist inking up the old Father Christmas again.  So I've CASED this card from page 23.

My card is a little more washed out looking (I've a feeling it's time to reink my Early Espresso Ink Pad - it's been getting a bit of a workout lately!), but I still love the 'old world' feeling of my card.
Two of my favourite things - watercolouring and vintage.  


I've used the very useful White Stampin' Chalk Marker for the beard and fur trim.


Now it's time for you to continue hopping around the team. onto Kelly's cute little tag project, and make sure you visit Lou's blog - our guest designer this week!!

And jump into our monthly challenge too! We love to see your great creations.

For a complete list of the design team (if you get lost along the way) you can use this graphic to send you over to our blog.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

More special orders for the exploding card in a box.

I love making cards to order - and then I can use your favourite colours and ideas.

I can also stamp your name and totally personalise your card.

How special to have a card made just for you!!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

This Christmas Holiday Paper for SUO Challenges

Hello and Welcome to our SUO Challenge - using holiday papers!!

I'm on the team at SUO!

The team has put together some wonderful projects using holiday papers to celebrate all sorts of holidays!!!

I've chosen to use some of the gorgeous This Christmas Paper and sponged it to give it an aged vintage look.  I've used the wonderful Star of Night stamp set too.

And I've even stamped and sponged inside the card - and it looks great!  (I don't usually get around to embellishing the inside of a card - but boy it's so wonderfully finished with the inside coordinating with the card!)

Now it's your turn - grab some papers and join in the fun with our challenge using Holiday Papers!!

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Christmas Pines

Here are some idea for my class featuring Christmas Pines - I've CASED them from the Catty.......
what do you think?

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Father Christmas on my favourite tag - CTC #99

Welcome to Sunday Night Blog Hopping with the wonderful Holiday Catalogue where we inspire and challenge you by CASEing the Catalogue - Copy and Selectively Edit - the projects in the calaogue for your creative inspiration.  This week, we are sharing some gorgeous tags!!


I've been inspired by this Santa Tag on the front of the catalogue - I love the colours and the slightly vintage look of the catalogue tag, and I've taken it further using the divinely traditional Father Christmas stamp set.  I LOVE this look for Santa and I'm so excited to have finally inked this wonderful image!!  I'm grateful to our blog for making me get it out and use it!!

The main image is stamped with Early Espresso and then watercoloured and then I've sponged a little Soft Suede around the edges to give it a vintage feel.  The little extras you can see are some Burlap Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (from the Bakers Twine Trio Pack) and some Cherry Cobbler ribbon (from the Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack)  I love the way we can get extra value when purchasing bundles and packs of our favourite products!!


Now it's time for you to continue your hop using our lovely buttons - forward to see Krissy's great project, or back to see Kelly's wonderful inspiration.  

And if you've been inspired (and we hope you have!) feel free to join in our monthly challenge by using this link!!

For a complete list of the team and their projects, you can head on over to our blog.

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