Turtle Friends Birthday Card

This bundle was a must have for me from the new catalogue, I just love it. Unfortunately, I was obviously not concentrating when I did my order and forgot to order the bundle. So I will have to order the punch separately and lose out on the 10% discount. So don’t be a ninny like me and check you enter the right code or click the link below to avoid that problem ๐Ÿ˜†

Turtle Friends Bundle – Annual Catalogue Page 56

Base Card – Granny Apple Green Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd layer – Basic White Cardstock 5″ x 2 1/2″
Scrap Basic White Cardstock for the turtles
Ribbon – 6 1/2″

For the background I blended Balmy blue for the sky and Pear Pizazz for the grass.

The turtles were stamped in Memento black ink, coloured with Stampin’ Blends and then I stamped the shells.

The ribbon was the white faux linen ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season combo pack, which I coloured with my dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and let dry for a few minutes.

As I think I have previously mentioned, we have a new mini catalogue coming soon and with it a second chance at Sale-a-bration this year which is exciting. Even more exciting is a new joining offer, so watch out for details of how to join my team and take advantage of that offer soon ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Whale Done Birthday

Can anyone else believe we are already in July and the children will be breaking up for the summer soon? Due to Covid, I still have a stack of Children’s cards that I have made for my grandchildren’s friends. It makes me so sad that all the little ones are missing on all those memories of having birthday parties, outings and all the other things that I remember now with joy. This card will be added to my stack as hopefully we are beginning to come to the end of these difficult times and the children will be able to get out and make some wonderful memories.

Whale Done Stamp Set and Whale Punch – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 pages 83 and 149

Card Base – Bermuda Base Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Sentiment – Basic White Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
Bermuda Bay Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
Inside layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

I don’t use Bermuda Bay nearly enough. My son pulled it out form me for a colour challenge last week and I thought it suited this card and with the Bumble bee fish, I think it makes a fun, bright card.

If you don’t want to stamp your own backgrounds, don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale. We have some beautiful papers available.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Art Gallery Bold Words

Well, we are having an interesting time. Something blew the electrics out, thankfully we have isolated it and now the only places without working plug sockets are the kitchen, landing and my bedroom, which I can live with until an electrician can get out to us. As long as they all have internet the family is happy and semi-peaceful ๐Ÿ˜†

I was so happy that this set was carried over from the mini catalogue, as I didn’t get a chance to purchase it before.

Art Gallery Stamp set and Floral Gallery Dies- Annual Catalogue page 13 and page 163

Card Base – Soft Succulent Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @4 1/8″
1st layer – Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
Sentiment – Soft Succulent Cardstock 3″ x 3″
Adhesive Sheet 3″ x 3″
Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon – 4 1/2″

I coloured the basic pearls with the dark Highland Heather blends and left them to dry.

For the words I attached some of our Adhesive Sheet to the cardstock before die-cutting them so I just had to peel off the backing and stick them down. Much less mess than glue.

The flower is a two-step stamp. I stamped the full flower first in the lighter colour and then stamped the finer detail in the darker Gorgeous Grape.

I chose to put Happy Birthday inside my card, but there are various sentiments in this set that work with the large Die-cut words.

I love the way the purples of Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape work with the green of Soft Succulent. I have just decorated my bedroom a colour very close to soft succulent and my Ann Stokes fairy pictures on my wall have a lot of greens and purples in them. What are your favourite colour combinations?

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Daisy Lane Triple Stamped Card

The sentiment on this card is smile and several things have made me smile this week, but having a zoom chat with my friend and upline Debs was definitely up there at the top. Due to the pandemic and busy family lives, we haven’t had a good catch-up in a while and it was so lovely to just to have be able to chat about our plans for our future in-person classes (which I hope will restart in September), the new mini catalogue that we can currently preorder from (sneak peeks coming soon) and everything ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Daisy Lane Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue page 37

Base Card – Blushing Bride Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd layer – Blushing Bride Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
3rd layer -Basic White Cardstock 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″
4th layer – Blushing Bride Cardstock 4 7/8″ x 3 1/8″
5th layer – Basic White Cardstock 4 5/8″ x 2 7/8″
Sentiment Layer – Blushing Bride 2 1/4″ x 1″
Sentiment – Basic White 2″ x 3/4″

I was quite pleased with how the bow turned out as they are usually quite a struggle ๐Ÿ˜†

I will be back with a new stamp set from the Annual catalogue on Thursday, but you can keep up with my daily posts on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest by searching for Storm Stamping.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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A Good Man

It was my husband’s birthday on Wednesday and this was the card I made for him. This set has been around for a while, but this is the first time that I have used it. I also decided to play with one of our decorative masks. For his birthday he had a basic computer which we are upgrading slowly, and I am typing my blog on it and I like it so much better than my laptop. I’ve missed having a proper computer in the house. Shandy has now decided he wants to do the same for his birthday next month, which works for me as that will be one less person to fight for it ๐Ÿ˜†

A Good Man – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 46

Base Card – Misty Moonlight Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st Layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
Misty Moonlight Cardstock – 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Basic White Cardstock – 3 3/8″ x 2 5/8″

I secured the mask over the cardstock and started by adding the Balmy blue ink over the entire piece of card.

I then covered the bottom end of the card with Misty Moonlight.

The images were coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

We have some new masks in this annual catalogue which I am going to have to purchase soon. They are another great way of making an interesting background.

I have just received my copy of the August- December mini catalogue and the Sale-a-bration catalogue, so I will be bringing you some holiday projects and showing some of the great freebies you can get soon.

Don’t forget the Designer Paper Series Paper sale.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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