12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5

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I can’t believe that we are in November and on the count down to Christmas. This year is just flying past so quickly!! It will be my birthday soon!! (eeek!!)

This week, I am focusing on the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I love this set and I think it’s perfect for colouring with markers. It also does very nicely with my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas!!

For my first card, I chose the Christmas Wishes set, then had a look at which piece of the DSP I could use. I decided to go with the snowy houses. Even though we don’t have snow in Australia at Christmas, I still like to see snowy Christmas things!! I based my colour choices on the colours of the DSP, Real Red, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. Did you know that the co-ordinating colours are all listed on the back of the packet the DSP comes in? Very helpful, indeed!

As I said, I think these stamps just lend themselves to colouring with markers. It’s a technique that always makes me happy when I do it. My go-to framelits at the moment seem to be Lots of Labels and I have created a layer with Mossy Meadow by cutting a label in half. And of course, you can’t go past the gorgeous Snowflake Elements and an Iced Rhinestone!!

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For my second card, I decided to use the bauble piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Whilst Pacific Point isn’t really a Christmas colour, it makes a good accent layer and makes the baubles really stand out.

I got a bit excited with layering my card!! Mossy Meadow base, then Pacific Point, Gold Foil, Real Red and then the DSP!! Phew!! As this DSP is quite a stand out on it’s own, I matted the sentiment piece on Gold Foil and added a simple gold thread bow.

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I wonder who will be getting these for Christmas? I hope they like it!

To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Happy Christmas Stamping

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CTC48 – Lovely Gorgeous Holiday DSP

This week at CASE-ing the Catty, we are being inspired by the lovely, gorgeous Holiday Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalogue.

There is so much lovely designer series paper in this catalogue. And I have to say that I’m having trouble cutting up the Home for Christmas DSP!! I usually have no problems cutting up DSP but this one is just so nice!!

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I was inspired by the cards on page 8 of the catalogue and I decided to CASE them fairly closely. Why re-invent the wheel when they look gorgeous anyway!!

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I cased 3 of the projects on this picture. I used the Home for Christmas DSP and the matching Cozy Christmas stamp set.

I think the little reindeer on the DSP are very cute so I cut out 2 (one for the inside). I used my On Film framelits to create the frame which I should do more often as it looks great!!

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And how cute is that little reindeer on the inside. It’s a great way to use the deer which are on the side of the DSP.

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For my second card, I decided to turn the gift bag into a card. I don’t have the pom pom trim so I decided to put a Stripes satin ribbon bow at the top.

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For my final card, I went with the bow card. I love my bow builder punch so any opportunity to use it!! And I’m loving square cards as well!!

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards for this week and are inspired to actually use all that lovely, gorgeous designer series paper!!!

To continue on the hop, visit the wonderful Monique here.

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It’s a Holiday Blog hop

ESAD Blog Hop Header Holiday 2015

Have you fallen in love with all the gorgeous products in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue yet? You will after doing this blog hop!! I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD 2015 Holiday Blog!! You may have come from the fabulous Jo Weedon’s blog or be starting the hop here with me.

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So onto my projects!! I have to admit I was a little stumped on what to make as there are so many lovely products in this catalogue. I simply couldn’t decide which stamp set to use. I decided to try a sketch challenge and found one at Sweet Sunday Sketch that I liked.

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You know how sometimes it’s really hard to cut up Designer Series Paper? Well, I’ve been having a bit of trouble cutting into the Home for Christmas DSP! So I’ve bitten the bullet and done it! Using the colour’s of the DSP, I layered up my card in Real Red, Pool Party and Delightful Dijon.

I used the Cozy Christmas stamp set and inked up the stamp using markers. Doesn’t it look fab!!

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I also had to create a matching envelope using the Real Red envelope paper. Did you know that you can get 20 sheets for only $10.50. That’s a lot of cute envelopes!!

I just love the Snowflake as well especially with an Iced Rhinestone on it!!

I also liked the slightly larger Season stamp in the set so I made the same card using a different piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Oh, and isn’t the Stripes Satin ribbon to die for? I wasn’t a fan to start with but it is very luxurious looking. I can see I’m going to use it a lot.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards for the hop today. I’d love for you to leave me a comment below.

To continue on the Hop, visit Andrea Buckland’s blog.

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Blog Hop Participants

1. Libby Dyson
2. Paula Reid
3. Keryn Campbell
4. Carly Middleton
5. Rachael Lewsley
6. Narelle Fasulo
7. Emily Campbell
8. Emma Palonek
9. Jo Weedon
10. Rebecca Scurr <= This is me!!
11. Andrea Buckland
12. Rochelle Blok
13. Kathryn Ruddick
14. Monique Fielder
15. Bernie Collins
16. Liv Ingle
17. Sally Williams
18. Ria Kaire
19. Delys Cram
20. Jessica Williams
21. Lou Kitzelman
22. Barbara Williams
23. Kelly Kent
24. Jenny Hayward

Happy Stamping and Hopping!!

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