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Dragonfly Thank You Card

This is a very unusual colour combination for me. I do not usually do pink, but thought the pinks with the sparkle from the wink of Stella would work so well.

Dragonfly Garden – Jan – June 2021 page 27

Card Base – Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Melon Mambo Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
2nd layer – Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
3rd layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
4 Dragonflies – Very Vanilla Cardstock 9″ x 2″

The colour was bled to colour the dragonflies using Wink of Stella.
The ribbon was coloured with Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends

For some reason I forgot to take a photo of the inside of the card, but I stamped one of the Dragonflies inside in Flirty Flamingo.

I do like this set and will definitely be using it more.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Greenery Milk Carton

My extended family are dotted around the South of England and with the current situation we have not been able to see them. My eldest daughter, Anastacia, lives 169 miles away in the South West of England and I haven’t seen her in nearly a year and one of my sisters who lives around the corner got stuck in The Canary Isles for quite a while. Anastacia decided that even if we couldn’t all see each other that we could still have some fun together. She set up a family challenge page where a different member of the family sets a challenge each week. There are 13 of us taking part with various ages from 71 down to 11 we have had a variety of different challenges including writing a family anthem, short story, building a house, movie poster and edible craft and the entries have been creative and varied. It was one of the challenges that inspired me to make this project. Ho

Forever Greenery Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021

Crumb Cake Cardstock – 10 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
Scored on long side @ 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″
Scored on Short side @ 1 1/2″ and 5″
Back on the long edge with the small rectangles at the top and the long slim flap to the right-hand side make a mark at 3 3/4″ and 8 3/4″
With a ruler score from the marks down to each bottom corner of the two rectangles as shown in the picture.

4 pieces of Just Jade Cardstock – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
4 pieces of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 2″
4 pieces of Just Jade Cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
4 pieces of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 1″

I haven’t played with this suite in a while, so will definitely have to have another play soon.

We have a new catalogue coming in May, which means we will be saying a sad goodbye to some of our favourite items including the 2019-2021 In-colours, Roccoco Rose, Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Seaside Spray and Pretty Peacock. But fear not, there are lots more exciting things coming in the new catalogue. Don’t forget that some of the bundles that are in the current catalogue will be in the new catalogue, but no longer at the 10% bundle discount, so make sure you get those discounted whilst you can. You can check out the last chance products in the link below.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Whale Birthday Card

This card was made for my Nephew’s birthday. The papers in this suite are all so bright and colourful and this paper was the ideal background for the whale. Plus who doesn’t love a punch 😀

Whale of a Time Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 94

Card Base – Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White Cardstock 4″ x 3″ for the whale
Whisper White Cardstock 1 5/8″ x 5/8″ for the sentiment

The suite also contains an embossing folder, a beautiful sheer ribbon and some fun sequins.

I have a pretty 3d project for you next time.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Fancy Phrases Multi-purple layered Card

This is the card I made for Mother’s Day for my Mother-in-law, but could equally be used for a birthday, anniversary or just because. I love the corners which were made with the Detailed Trio punch, which I don’t remember to use nearly enough despite having to buy a second one because I lost mine and missed it so much.

Fancy Phrases Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 126

Base Card – Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Highland Heather Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
2nd layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The image and the rhinestones were coloured with our brilliant Stampin’ Blends. I love that we can use the blends to colour our ribbons and embellishments so they match the cardstock and inks that we are using.

There is a very vintage feel to this stamp set and would be great for those of you who like to make shabby chic cards.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Boho Indigo Product Medley

I spotted this medley straight away in the catalogue, but hadn’t got round to buying it. We then used it for a Team event and that was it, I had to have it. I only bought the refill pack as it was the papers that had really caught my attention, but now wish I had bought the whole suite which included stamps, dies and ribbons.

Boho Indigo Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 9

Base Card- Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Layer 3 – Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
Label and flower from Boho Indigo Product Medley
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Happy Birthday sentiment from Framed For You.

Base Card- Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla Cardstock 3″ x 3″
Label and leaf from Boho Indigo Product Medley
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Happy Birthday sentiment from Framed For You.

Base Card- Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Label, flower and leaves from Boho Indigo Product Medley
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Happy Birthday sentiment from Framed For You.

Base Card- Very Vanilla Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Strips – Boho Indigo Designer Series Paper
Label and flowers from Boho Indigo Product Medley
Happy Birthday sentiment from Framed For You.

I have loads of this medley left, so there will definitely be another project coming using these lovely papers 😀

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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