Snowflake Friendship Card and Pinkies Weekend

Today, I have a card that combines the Curvy Dies with the beautiful Snowflake Splendor Suite. The papers are beautiful and I love the mix of blues and purples. This was one card based on the suite that I had designed for a class which sadly didn’t go ahead.

Snowflake Splendor Suite – August to December 2020 mini catalogue

Card base – Bermuda Bay 81/4 x 5 7/8 scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper 5 3/4″ x 4″
Curvy layer – Bermuda Bay 5 3/4″ x 3″
Sentiment – Whisper White Cardstock 3″ x 2″
Big snowflake – Pool Party Cardstock 2″ x 2″
Small snowflake – Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Inside layer – Whisper White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside snowflake – Pool Party Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

This weekend I took part in the Pinkies Team Weekend and over the next few posts I will be sharing some of the amazing projects that were created for us. Team leader Michelle Last put on an amazing weekend of crafting and chat (despite the fact that she was still recovering from Covid) and we all had a fabulous time. Today’s projects were designed by Kim Price. They are a beautiful Christmas organiser which contained a covered notepad, Christmas Card list and Christmas tags (I haven’t finished those yet) and a lovely wreath made with a polystyrene base and covered with strips of Designer Series Paper. I changed the colour of the wreath to match my decor as Kim’s used the same beautiful First Frost designer series paper as the organiser. Kim’s Christmas organiser had a beautiful snowglobe on the front, but unfortunately I realised I don’t have anything to go in a snowglobe 😢 I will definitely be making another organiser for Birthdays 😀 Please go and visit Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Kim Price (handmadebykim.co.uk) to see all her beautiful projects.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Curvy Christmas

This week I have had quite a lot of headaches and have been staying off my electricals as much as possible, so have gone back to listening to stories on Audible. I am currently re-listening to the Rivers Of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. I love those books and they make me laugh out loud. What do you listen to whilst you are crafting or doing other things?

Curvy Christmas

Card Base – Balmy Blue Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Layer 1 – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Layer 2 – Balmy Blue Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
Whisper White Snowflake – 2″ x 2″
Balmy Blue Snowflake – 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

https://www.stampinup.uk/categories/whats-new/quite-curvy-variety-bundle

As I told you last week we had a Pootlers Team Celebration and I am now going to share with the you the projects that I made. Please check out the blogs of their creators by clicking on the projects.

The first set of projects were designed by Pootles herself, our Team leader, Sam Hammond Donald. Sam gave us a Wink of Stella and we learnt several techniques to use it, which I am sure you will find on her blog.

This next project was designed by my upline Deborah Toner, otherwise known as Debsydaisy. Unfortunately, Debs has not been updating her blog as much as she would like due to various responsibilities, but once she moves house (hopefully by Christmas), she will begin blogging again.

Joanne Penney is our next designer. She got us to make a beautiful album using the backing card from our embellishments. The project also included sewing using the holes from the curvy dies which I thought was very clever.

Finally, we have a simple, but effective Project from Hillery Schaad using basic shapes.

If you would like to join my team and take part in future events click the button

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Weekly Challenge 3 – One Sheet Wonder

Been a strange few days. My daughter developed a cough, but getting a test was easier said than done, it took us four attempts 😆. The whole family had to self-isolate, but thankfully her test came back negative. To be honest as much as I love my family, I am glad that they can all go back to school, college and training. Three autistic adult family members and a teenage boy at home with 3 PlayStations, an Xbox, a laptop, an iPad and various phones going at once, the Wi-Fi struggles and costs a fortune in electricity, not to mention the noise, which even the sound sensitive ones among them don’t seem to notice. Wrong sort of sound 😆

The challenge this week is a one sheet wonder. I have decided to turn mine into cards.

Christmas Gleaming- August – December Mini Catalogue 2020 Page 19

This weeks Challenge

Card Bases

Four Thick Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Real Red Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″

Layers

Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Garden Green Cardstock 4 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Garden Green Cardstock 2 5/8″ x 6/8″
Real Red Cardstock 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
Two Real Red Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
Old Olive Cardstock 5″ x 1 5/8″
Two Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 1/2″

Inside Layers

Two Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

One Sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock stamped all over and cut down into layers and to decorate the inside.

Show me your one sheet wonders. What will you do with yours?

Until next time, Happy Crafting

Cas xx

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Holly Jolly

I liked this set as soon as I saw it. It is fun and is great for colouring. I haven’t used it as much as I would like, but as my family is now in self-isolation until my daughter’s test results come back, I will have time to play.

Gnome For The Holidays – August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue page 23

Base Card – Real Red Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″

Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The Pootles team had an online event this week where we used the pre-release Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. Next time, I will share the lovely projects that were designed by some of the team that I made .

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Brightly Gleaming Bauble Card

This set has made a reappearance after it’s popularity last year. The papers are just beautiful and with a great colour combination.

Christmas Gleaming August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue

Base Card – Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
1st layer – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Copper Foil Sheet 3″ x 2 1/4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″

Baubles – Brightly Gleaming Speciality Paper 6″ x 3″

Inside layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

On Thursday, I will be posting my card for the 2nd weekly challenge.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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