12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 8

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You know when you make the best plans and then things happen and your plans go astray? Well that happened last week which is why I’m a bit behind with my weekly posts!! I will doing another post to catch up later this week.

One of the stamps which I love in the Holiday Catalogue, is the Dove of Peace. It’s just lovely!! I love how you can colour the dove differently and create a completely different look.

To help my mojo along this week, I had a look at the Global Design Project for inspiration. I love their challenges but I don’t always get the chance to join in. This week, they have a colour challenge of Real Red, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. I love these traditional colours so I was ready to join in!!

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I grabbed out my cardstock and had a play with layers. I already had a piece of Old Olive cut to a good size then added a little border of Real Red. I used a piece of naturals white cardstock (which has retired) to stamp the dove and sentiment on and coloured away with Real Red and Old Olive ink with blender pens. I like using blender pens rather than markers as they give a softer colour.

I didn’t add anything else as I felt the focus was on the dove and the sentiment, which is, of course, the real reason for the season.

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I always wanted to do a card with the dove cut out. Anyone would think I like doing fussy cutting!! I still used the same colour theme and just re-arranged my layers. I also stamped the background with the dots and stars from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

I just love the Banner Triple punch for making banners so easy! A quick punch at each end and voila, a perfect banner!! Seeing as the stamp is called Dove of Peace, I thought the Peace sentiment from the Christmas Greetings thinlits would go nicely with the Dove. Especially if it was gold!! I used the new Fine Tip Glue pen to attach it and then quickly assembled it all together.

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I might have to try these out in some non-traditional colours!!

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

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

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CTC 49 – There’s no place like home at Christmas

At CASEing the Catty this week, we are caseing the Home for Christmas section of the catalogue from pages 8-21.


There are so many lovely stamp sets in the section, it was hard to choose which ones to use. I decided to use 2 sets which I haven’t inked up yet.

For my first card, I was inspired by the wreath on page 21. I love the new square pillow box thinlits but I wanted to do it as a card.

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I just love the Wonderful Wreath framelits and I’m so glad that another co-ordinating stamp set is in this catalogue. Peaceful Wreath is a lovely set. It’s also the first time I’ve used the Woodland embossing folder. Isn’t it just devine! I think it looks amazing.

I coloured my wreath using a combination of markers and blender pens. I then added a few dots of the Cherry Cobbler dazzling details for a bit of sparkle. Once I was ready to assemble, I went with the gold glitter ribbon instead of the burlap. You can never have too much glitter.

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Here’s a close up of the middle. I also did a spot of gold embossing on the bow.

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For my second card, I was inspired by the card on page 20 using the Dove of Peace stamp set.


I wanted to try doing some splats on the background rather than embossing like the original. I think I’ve ended up with splodges but I’m happy with the result!! I used my aqua painter and Delightful Dijon as it was close to gold.

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I seem to be doing a lot of fussy cutting lately even though it’s not my favourite thing to do. Some stamps just ask to be cut out and this is one of them!! Doesn’t the Dove just look lovely?

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