I hope you have had a crafty weekend. I had a day off on Monday and I managed to do 4 crafts in one day!! Talk about best day ever!! I did some card making, diamond painting, crocheting and some paper piecing hand sewing.
Are you as excited as I am for the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue!! I’m not sure I’m ready for Christmas yet but I am starting to get excited for the Christmas goodies in the catty.
Our challenge this week is to case the cover of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.
My favourite Christmas colour combo is red and green, so I love this cover! I decided to case the circle box on the bottom left, however I’ve made a card instead.
I am loving the Poinsettia Place suite, which includes the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Poinsettia dies. I love the stamps and the dies and the options you have with them. You can stamp the petals and die cut them or you can die cut the petals and then emboss the veins.
I stamped and cut out the flowers in Real Red and the leaves in Shaded Spruce. I also cut out the holly in gold foil to match the Wonder of the Season Specialty DSP that I used in the background.
I curved the petals of the flowers using a bone folder to add a bit more depth to them. I was going to add some gold metallic thread but I totally forgot until I was finished!
Next up is the lovely Sandra in New Zealand.
We would love to see your creation casing the cover so please share over on at our Facebook group.
I hope you having a great weekend. It’s a gorgeous day in Queensland today!!
We are casing a sketch this week from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. It’s on page 72.
Here’s our version of the sketch.
I had a look through my stamp sets for a large image to go on the left and decided on the large flower from the Good Morning Magnolia set. I used the Peony Garden DSP on the background. I stamped the image in Basic Gray for a softer touch and then coloured with Petal Pink and Old Olive blends.
It’s been at least a week since I used my favourite dies, the Stitched So Sweetly dies, so I used them for my sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia set.
Next up is the lovely Michelle. You are going to love her creation this week!!
We would love to see your creation using this sketch, so please share on our Facebook group.
We’ve had a couple of days of showers and it’s been so nice to hear rain on the roof. I’m happy to report that our tanks are full!
We are casing our favourites from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. It’s hard to limit it to just one but don’t worry, I’m sure we will explore this again!!
I’m a little late to the Forever Greenery suite, well actually I did like it from the start but I wasn’t sure I needed it. I’ve seen so many lovely cards made with this suite but I wanted to do something other than a green card.
I was sharing the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper with one of my customer’s yesterday, which I hadn’t used yet so I decided to case the card on the right on page 108.
As you know, I like bling so I had to use the gold side of the paper. I went with Petal Pink for the base and then added one of the frames from the Forever Gold laser cut specialty paper. I then used a scrap of Soft Sea Foam and embossed it using the Greenery embossing folder.
I then stamped a couple of the images and die cut them. I added a piece of gold fern. The sentiment is from the Forever Fern stamp set and I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Then a quick bow using the Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon.
I’m really happy with how pretty this card is!
I wanted share with you a couple of pics of my kitties, Shadow and Jaster. It’s hard to get a good picture of Shadow but I managed one the other day. Jaster on the other hand, is pretty photogenic but he wasn’t happy the day I took this one! I think you’ll be able to tell who is who!!
Next up is the lovely Peta, and her kitty, Marvi.
We would love to see your creations casing your favourite from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue so please share on our Facebook group.
I’ve had a fun weekend out at Stanthorpe as my youngest niece is turning 18. We had a family weekend of celebrations! I made her a chocolate raspberrry layered cake. It was delicious! And happy birthday my sweet girl!!
We have a fun case this week!! We are casing the animals of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.
There are lots of cute animals cards in the catalogue this year!! It was hard to choose but I ended up going with a combination of the cards on page 54.
I decided to mainly case the card at the top but I also took the idea of creating your own background from the bottom one.
Firstly, I had to check what animal stamp sets I had. Of course, you don’t have to use an animal set but I thought I would. I only have the Free as a Bird set in my current stock (I do have a couple of keepers from ones that have retired). I was going to use an oval to cut out the middle but I went with the Stitched Nested labels dies instead. I stamped the background which is Just Jade cardstock with the leaves from the Free as a Bird set.
I stamped the birds in Memento Black and then coloured using mainly the new In-colour blends, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Just Jade and then Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie. I even used the colour lifter to lighten up the tummies of the birds.
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.
Next up is the lovely Sandra in New Zealand.
We would love to see your creations casing the animals of the catalogue so please share over on at our Facebook group.