Sunday 27 November 2016

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop

Thanks you for joining me - if you have hopped here from Nerida's Blog I hope you are liking what you have seen so far. If you have found me by shear luck welcome this is a great time to pop in and you are most welcome to hop through the other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators linked to this hop and see what one of their favourite Catalogue products are.

Christmas is coming and as much as I am looking forward to the next Occasions Catalogue I would love to share with you these cards I made with what is now another of my favourite stamp sets.

When sitting down trying to decide what set was my favourite and needed a special feature on this Blog Hop I had a lot of difficulty - I love so many of the sets and I am still buying them for my personal stash.

Don't you just love the DSP - yep made it myself. Here is a closer photo of them.

Can you see our new Stitch Framelits there? Its a bit hard on the computer screen so here is a close up just of those .

The ribbon, the Washi and most of all the sentiment how great are they? The insides are decorated as well just because I can. Oh and that envelope with that little bit of Washi screams - I am not a Bill I am Happy Mail!

These are the colours I used - picked just because I love Crushed Curry and thought they went well together.
Now the kids want a heap for their friends! I may have created a monster job for us because they can make their own cards now.

What did I use to make these cards and Tags?
So because I did a whole sheet of DSP I had a bit left over after I made my cards I made some tags. I make Christmas cakes for some people in the community each year as well as my family. These little tags will pop onto the ribbon beautifully and that sentiment sums it up nicely. 

Extra bits to make the tags.
How did these cards start? Well I was getting ready for my December daily attempt (yep I am going to try again this year to do it so wish me luck). I have my album, both the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, a massive list of titles to cut out and even some planned photos. I have even made some extra little cards to pop into the pockets - you know those just because I can ones! 
The green in the kit and the album is Emerald Envy but I love Cucumber Crush so I will make it work and who says we have to follow whats already started.

My Hello December Album goodies I am using.
Just for my reference as I am building a Pinterest board of Stamps fitting into their cases - you know some are a super tight fit! Its a bit like playing Tetris every time so I'm saving photos. This ones not to bad or should I say not to squeezy!

So would you like to see more favourites?

Please Hop along with us the next Blog belongs to Megan thanks heaps for visiting.
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Friday 25 November 2016

Birthday Wishes for a friend.

Swirly Birds (141749) comes out to play - again!

I do like making birthday cards for my friends and the guys are no exception. I recently had a Creative Cuppa class at my local Café with the request 'can we please make at least one male card' so here it is!
Bonus is I needed a bloke birthday card myself for the end on November so as the saying goes - 2 Birds one Stone hehehe.
I do love the Swirly Birds bundle but todays effort just had to be quick because I don't actually take my Big Shot to the Café with me because of its weight.

This was great for my beginners and I'm sure it would look equally as wonderful in other colour combinations - my inspiration was gleaned from Melissa in the USA. I love her comment about hiding her booboos' with an embellishment or trim as that's exactly what I do!
My ladies hear at least once every class time - there's no mistakes just opportunity's created to embellish!


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