Pootlers’ Annual Catalogue Swap

Pootlers Annual Cat swap 2020

When we have a new catalogue the Pootlers team do a swap using items in the new catalogue. This was the card that I sent out to my group. It was a lot of fun to do as the background was made using the Shaving Foam Technique.

To a Wild Rose – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page 15 button_see-it-here

Base Card – Highland Heather Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ with Shaving Foam technique using Highland Heather, Blushing Bride and Petal Pink re-inkers.
White Embossed Flowers – Whisper White Cardstock 6″ x 3″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

These lovely cards are the ones I received from the ladies in my group.

Dagmar Mosler
The Right Triangle

Pootlers Annual Cat swap 2020 Dagmar

Angelina Clarke
https://intatwynedesigns.stampinup.net/
Prized Peony

Pootlers Annual Cat swap 2020 Angelina

Victoria Littlewood
https://vickieloudesigns.blogspot.com/
Fancy Phrases

Pootlers Annual Cat swap 2020 Victoria

Hannah McCurley
http://stampinbyhannah.co.uk/
Lovely You
Pootlers Annual Cat swap 2020 Hannah

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Lighthouse Thanks Card

Lighthouse thanks card

This was my favourite set from last year’s annual catalogue and was carried over into the new catalogue. I have used the new in-colour Misty Moonlight. Love the way the lighthouse fit into the die from the Tasteful labels dies.

Sailing Home  Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 31 button_see-it-here

Card Base – Misty Moonlight 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8
1st layer – 2020/2022 In-colour Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Lighthouse – Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3″
Label – Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 5/8″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

My final project that I am sharing from the Pinkies’ Weekend retreat is a Diorama card with removable room décor designed by Pinkies Team Leader,  Michelle Last. You can find her over at https://www.michellelast.co.uk/

I think this is such a lovely idea and very simple to make.

This month’s class in a bag is now available to order. For more information check out the class page 

Tomorrow I will be sharing my swaps from the Pootlers Team’s Annual Catalogue swap.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Framed For You Card

Framed For You Card

Framed For You Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 47  button_see-it-here

Card Base – Real Red 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
Banner – Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

I like the combination of the Real Red with the Soft Suede in this card and using a layer of the In Good Taste DSP ties in the wood frame too.

This month’s class in a bag is now available to order. For more information check out the class page 

Today’s project from the Pinkies’ Weekend Retreat is this tin and 7-page mini album designed by Pinkies Team Leader Michelle Last. Check out her blog over at https://www.michellelast.co.uk/

I really enjoyed this project, deciding how to decorate it and what papers to use.  I fell in love with the Boho Indigo Product Medley refill kit.   button_see-it-here

Tomorrow will be the final project I will be bringing you from the Pinkies Weekend Retreat.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Fern Stripe Card

Forever Fern Stripe

It’s been a very chilled day, I have crafted, listened to music and sung along to  a mix of  modern country, Blondie, Kirsty MacColl, The Beautiful South, The Moody Blues and Suzanne Vega amongst others.

Loving this stamp set it has such great detail and of course the fact that the papers are a mixture of greens makes me very happy 😃

Forever Greenery Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 button_see-it-here

Card Base Just Jade Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ score @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Forever Greenery 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2″ Circle – Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White Cardstock for leaves

I definitely think this will become a firm favourite. The suite contains so many great elements for changing things up.

Today’s project from the Pinkies Weekend Retreat was a beautiful box card made with the Prized Peony Suite and designed by Kim Price. You can find her over at http://www.handmadebykim.co.uk/

When I first saw this project I thought there is no way I can make that, but Kim made it really easy and I was so pleased with how it turned out 😃

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Lovely You Card

Lovely You Card

Yesterday was a great day, my eldest daughter came up to visit from near Bristol. Four out of my five children and my two grandchildren met up for a socially distanced visit in my middle daughter’s garden. It was only for a couple of hours, but it was just lovely to see them all. I usually see my grandchildren several times a week, but because of lockdown I have only seen them a handful of times since March and some of those were just to wave to from the front door.  Unfortunately, my daughter goes home again tomorrow so it will be a while until we can do it again, but it put a great big smile on my face.

For this card I made my own background using the Lovely You stamp set and a mix of last year’s and this year’s in-colours

Lovely You – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page 22 button_see-it-here

Card Base – Misty Moonlight Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Label – Just Jade Cardstock 3″ x 2″
Sentiment – Whisper White Cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 1 1/8″
Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Here is another project from the Pinkies weekend retreat using Bruno Burtucci’s Scrappy Strip Technique and designed by Stacey Marsh, visit her at https://www.staceymarsh.co.uk/

This card is a W fold, which I’ve not done before. It was a lot of fun to make and used the wonderful Boho Indigo Product Medley, which is now on my ‘must buy’ list  button_see-it-here

I will have another great project from the Pinkies weekend to share with you tomorrow.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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