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.
We would love to see your creation casing this section, so please share it over on at our Facebook group.
It’s been an exciting week for Demonstrators this week. We have finally been able to register for Onstage in Orlando!! And luckily, all 7 of us who are staying together, were able to register so Orlando Onstage Live, here we come!!!! 74 days until Bronwyn, Sandra and I depart. I “may” have an app to count down. Bring it on!!
So back on track with this week’s challenge, which is the Tranquil Textures section, pages 154-163 of the 2018 Annual Catalogue.
As I was flipping through all the lovely cards in this section, I decided to case the card on page 161.
I decided to cover a retired note pad I found in my cupboard. I used a piece of watercolour paper and trimmed it to fit the note pad. I then water coloured the background in Balmy Blue and let it dry. I then embossed the sentiment in copper on a piece of vellum and I tore around the edges.
I then kept the same layout and added the branch and flowers the same. I used a piece of copper trim down the side and added a bow which I then pulled apart (one of the things I love about the trim!!)
Here’s a close up of the bottom. Don’t you love that copper embossing!
Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta. I hope Marvi is making an appearance this week!
Make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook group.
I’m so excited to be a part of the ESAD blog hop and sharing my favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue with you.
I am loving all things flowers in the new catty and two of my favourite sets are the Floral Statements stamp set and the Climbing Orchid stamp set.
For my first card, I silver embossed the Thanks stamp of the Floral Statements stamp set. I have to tell you, this looks so pretty all on it’s own! I then coloured it with the watercolour pencils. I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and Old Olive for the greenery. A little bit of blending with a blender pen, and voila!! it’s all done! I then layered it up with Silver foil, Rich Razzleberry and an Old Olive base. I just love the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, don’t you?
I just received my order of the new embossing paste and had to play with it straight away! I used a small bit of paste and mixed it with Cherry cobbler and Cajun Craze re-inkers to make a brick wall using the decorative masks. This stuff is so fun!! And very addictive!!!
To create my orchids to climb up the wall, my clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley has created a number of orchid images to inspire us. Click here to see her images. I decided to use this one for my next card.
To create the stems, I used the stem from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, cut out two and stuck them together with my fine tip glue pen. Whilst that was drying, I created the flowers using Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight. I also added some Stella to the DD flowers for a bit of bling.
I then created the sentiment using the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits.
I’m pretty happy with these two cards!! Please leave me a comment and let me know if you do too!
Next up is the talented Sharon Dalton.
If you get lost on the hop, here is a list of everyone.
Isn’t the year just flying past? Can you believe we are in June already and have a new catalogue to play with? There are so many lovely new stamps and goodies in this catalogue.
We have a great challenge this week at Colour Inkspiration, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist. Can I just mention that I’m really excited to be following Tanya this week! I’ve admired her work for many years and love the fabulous tutorials that she creates.
As always, my first thought is “what can I do with this?” Seeing as I had my new toys to play with, I went with the Climbing Orchid stamp set and the matching Orchid Builder Framelits. Oh, these are so fun to play with. Once I worked out how to create an orchid (harder than you think!!), I was on my way!!
I cut out two branches from the Seasonal Layers thinlits and trimmed one to make a larger branch. I did attempt to spritz the base layer of Soft Suede but I didn’t want to overdo it and as you can see, it’s very lightly distressed!! Ah well, some things work and some don’t!!
As you can tell, I started a new Stella and it came out very sparkly. You can never have too much sparkle!!
I also used one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons which I felt was appropriate. I love this stamp set as it is so versatile.
Next up is the fabulous Nikki Spencer.
We would love you to join in with this challenge and add your entry to our Facebook group, which you can join here.