It’s been a very hot couple of days in Queensland but fortunately it’s gone back to normal warm December weather today. Thank goodness!!
I had a fun Friday doing a Miss Biscuit cookie course. I learnt how to ice sugar cookies in 7 Christmas designs. The room smelt like gingerbread all day!!
This week, we are casing the Wrapped in Plaid suite, pages 12-17 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
I love the Wrapped in Plaid suite, and the gorgeous DSP. When flipping through the pages, I decided to case one of the cards on page 15 which uses the Peaceful Boughs Bundle.
I decided to keep the branches green and went with Pear Pizzazz. The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler as I like the traditional red/green Christmas combo. I then stamped sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the Beautiful Boughs die. I cut out the branches with a piece of retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.
I added a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Sequins for a little more sparkle.
Next up is the lovely Michelle.
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It’s only 24 more sleeps to go!!! I’m so excited, I love Christmas!! I’ve had a week off to do some Christmas shopping, crafting and baking!! Sadly I’m not having any more time off and am working over Christmas so I need to get stuff done now.
We are taking a break from Christmas cards and are casing the Kids & Babies section, pages 98-105 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.
There are lots of cute cards to choose from!. I’ve decided to case one of the cards on page 101 on the top right of the image
I love the look of the vellum Stitched Lace die so I decided to do the same. I used Rococo Rose cardstock for the background. The scalloped edge is die cut from the Seasonal Layers dies.
One of my craft ladies has been unwell, so I will be sending this card to her. I used the Healing Hugs stamp set with the flower fussy cut. You can’t see it properly but there is the large sentiment shape from the Roses Die in Seaside Spray. The small sentiment is also cut from the same dies. I added a twist of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon for a bit more texture. I did add Stella to the flower but it doesn’t photograph well.
Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.
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Welcome to a fun week of Colour Inkspiration. I’m having a week off work as I’m not having any time off over Christmas (very sad about that!). I’m having a lovely time sleeping in (7am is a sleep in, right?), doing some Christmas shopping, crafting with my Mum and doing some Christmas baking.
We have a great colour combo to play with this week, with Blueberry Bushel, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock and silver.
Isn’t this image just gorgeous! I always start by getting out the cardstock in all the colours and I realised that Blueberry Bushel is part of the Noel Peacock Foil pack. I wanted to emboss it, using the Tin Tile embossing folder. Doesn’t it look stunning!
I used a Pretty Peacock base, and layered the BB foil piece with Silver foil. I decided to use the Bells are Ringing set and matching Detailed Bells Dies. I silver embossed the large bell and then stamped the inside parts of the bell using the Silvery Shimmer ink. I then cut out three other bells in Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana and Silver foil. I also stamped a bunch of leaves in Shaded Spruce.
The sentiment is in Blueberry Bushel and cut out with my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies.
Next up is the lovely Monique. I can’t wait to see what she has created.
Welcome to a fun week of Caseing the Catty!! I haven’t had a chance to join in with the last couple of challenges as it’s that busy time of year!! Last weekend, I went to Sydney for Onstage and was able to catch up with my team. I was lucky to attend Centrestage with my upline and a couple of my stamping friends.
We are trying a different challenge this week and casing an Annual Catalogue layout and give it a Holiday Twist.
It’s always nice to go back through the Annual Catalogue and look closely at all the gorgeous projects. I didn’t get too far in and went with a layout on page 31.
I like the watercoloured background so I used a piece of shimmery white cardstock and did a wash of Garden Green. Once it was dry, I attached to the Real Red card. I really like the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and the sentiment, which I cut out using the Beautiful Boughs dies.
The Real Red ruched ribbon is lovely and works perfectly behind the sentiment. I cut out a few branches and added Ice glitter to the tips.
Next up is the lovely Judy, who I got to hug last week!!
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Welcome to a colourful week at Colour Inkspiration. I’m so glad to be playing along this week.
I went to a Christmas craft gift fair yesterday with my mum and I’m so excited for Christmas!! I love seeing all the gorgeous decorations!!
We have a beautiful colour combo this week. We have Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz.
The Christmastime is Here bundle is now available from 1 November. It includes the Christmas Rose stamp set, Roses Dies, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP, Gold Glitter Enamel dots, Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a gorgeous bracelet!.
I have been waiting to play with this set and I thought I would have a play with these colours. I used my aqua painter and coloured away!! I used a Pacific Point marker for the berries. I added Wink of Stella over the whole lot once it was dry. I cut out a silver foil strip from the Roses dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set in the gorgeous Silvery Shimmer ink. (Note if you love these shiny inks, including copper and gold, they will not be carrying through so make sure you order them soon!)
Next up is the lovely Jan.
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Welcome to our hop at Caseing the Catty this week!! I can’t believe that we are into November and that the end of the year is coming up quickly!! But I am excited to be putting up my Christmas tree next weekend! I don’t care if people think it’s too early, but I love my trees (yes there’s more than one) and decorations and love having the lights on every night.
This week, we are casing the Come to Gather suite, pages 46-51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
I was inspired by the Apple card on page 49 on the top right corner.
I love the Gleaming Ornaments punches and decided to use them on my card. My colours were inspired by the Wrapped in Plaid dsp. This is such a nice paper and I love the gold elements on it. I stamped the larger ornament with Golden Glitz ink and punched out 4. The smaller ornament is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I scored each one in half and glued them together. I also stamped the holly in the gold ink as well and coloured using blends.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set.
Next up is my lovely travel budding, Tina. Can’t believe it’s been 12 months since we went to Onstage in Orlando!!
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I know, don’t have a heart attack, I’m doing a mid-week blog post!! I had a card day on World Card making day with a couple of my lovely customers and we made up a few of the great kits that are in the Holiday Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue. One of the girls had the Looking Up Card kit and it looks so much nicer in person than it does in the catalogue!!
My Pop is 96 and doesn’t really need presents so each year I give him a bundle of birthday cards, usually from a kit, for his Christmas present. And for his birthday, he gets Christmas cards!
It comes with all the supplies to create 15 cards and includes 15 printed envelopes. There are 3 cards to make in each design. It also comes with a great stamp set that covers a few occasions, however as these are for Pop to give out for birthdays, I only used the bday stamp.
This kit was nice and easy to assemble. I think it took me about an hour to complete.
If you are looking for a gift for a beginner stamper, this kit is perfect!!