Special Someone Birthday

I am sorry to say that these cute creatures will be leaving us next month when the current annual catalogue ends, but the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper will be carrying over into the new catalogue. The brilliant textured paper has been great for making both masculine and feminine cards, so I am happy it is staying.

Special Someone – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 93

Card Base – Basic Grey cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long side @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Badger – Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 1 3/4″
Squirrel – Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Mouse – Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 1/4″ x 1″
Sentiment – Very Vanilla Cardstock 1 5/8″ x 1/2″

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

If you like animal stamps or make a lot of cards for children, then the new catalogue coming in May has lots of great stamp sets for you. If you would like a catalogue, contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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He is not here, for he has risen – Easter Cards

This being the Easter weekend, I decided I would share my Easter cards for the lovely people at my Church with you. For this project I used two stamp sets. His Love which has the beautiful cross, is from the annual catalogue and unfortunately is retiring when the catalogue ends in May. The other set is Gift of Hope from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue and has the great verse from Matthew 28:6, He is not here for he has risen.

Gift of Hope – January-June Mini Catalogue page

Card Base 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long edge at 4 1/8″

1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

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

Cross – Basic White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

cross was stamped with Versamark, covered in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set with a heat tool.

I then fussy cut the cross.

The rhinestones were coloured with Stampin’ Blends and left to dry.

I found that the Seaside Spray and Purple Posy Blends were a bit light for my liking, so used Night of Navy and Highland Heather instead.

On the front of the cardstock you need to make sure that you have the He Lives! and flowers stamped low enough that the cross will fit on card front.

If you do not own the Purple Posy inkpad as it was discontinued, you can replace it with Highland Heather

I am so sad that these 2019-2021 in-colours will be retiring in May, but we have some great new colours coming for the 2021-2023 In-colours.

Don’t forget stocks of retiring products are whilst stock last, so don’t miss out. You can visit my shop to see what is retiring soon.

Until next time, happy Easter, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Free as a Bird Thank You

Love this combination of blues and greens. This set is one that is being carried over into the new catalogue which I am glad about, it is a nice set for both masculine and feminine cards and is good for colouring with the Stampin’ Blends

Free As A Bird Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 85

Card Base – Balmy Blue 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″

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

Colour the image of the bird using blends and then fussy cut and adhere to card using mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Colour the pearls using Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends

Today I get to place my preorder from the new catalogue, o watch out in a couple of weeks for some sneak peeks from the new catalogue.

If you do not currently have a demonstrator and live in the UK, France, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands I would be happy to send you a copy of the new catalogue. If you would like to join my team, you can take advantage of this preorder time to add some of this new products to your Starter kit. Contact me for more information.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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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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