Gold Dragonfly Card

I wish this weather would make up it’s mind. I don’t know what to pack for my trip. I have lovely new summer dresses that I bought when the weather was hot, but now I’m thinking I may need more weather-proof clothes. Although I am always hot, so I end up taking my coat off. Do they do waterproof summer dresses? 😆

Dragonfly garden Bundle – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 23

Base Card – Basic Black cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Be Dazzling Specialty Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd Layer – Basic Layer – Basic Black Cardstock 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″

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

The dragonflies were heat embossed in Gold embossing powder.

The Be Dazzling Speciality Paper is free when you place an order of £45 or more during Sale-a-bration. I wasn’t sure I would like it when I saw it in the catalogue, but when I saw it for real, I loved it. Someone I know described it as like an eighties boob tube material and it is, but it’s great 😆

We have a great joining offer during Sale-a-bration too.

Check out my shop for more details

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Triple Pansy Birthday Card

I loved this set when I first saw it, but when I got it I was a little overwhelmed by the multi-layer stamping. I tend to overthink things 😆 . I went onto YouTube and watched a few videos of others using the set and it really helped to reignite my enthusiasm and I’m loving it again. So if you ever get stuck YouTube and Pinterest can be your best friends.

Pansy Petals Suite – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 28-29

Base Card – Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long side @ 4 1/8″
1st Layer – Calypso Coral Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
2nd Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Flirty Flamingo Sentiment label 1 3/4″ x 7/8″
Very Vanilla Sentiment label 1 5/8″ x 3/4″
Inside layer- 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Don’t forget that this is a photopolymer mat, so you will need to use your Stampin’ Pierce mat.

For the Pansy there were four stamps.

I started by stamping the Small detailed pansy in Flirty Flamingo.
I moved on to the small filled-in pansy and stamped off once to get a lighter Flirty Flamingo colour.
The three part centre of the flower was stamped in Calypso coral and finally the little triangle centre was in Daffodil Delight.

The leaves were stamped in Soft Succulent. The detail leaf first using full-colour and then the main leaf image over the top after having stamped off to get a softer colour.

This is a great suite and I will be bringing you more projects using the dies and wonderful Designer Series Paper soon 😃

Talking of Designer Series Paper. The wonderful Designer Series paper sale starts today. Head to my shop to check it out.

Life is getting a bit busier again. I am still not back doing card classes or at Rainbows and the toddler group I am starting isn’t happening until September, but I will be accompanying the older people on the mini bus once a month and both of my choirs are back up and doing live-streams, but I will try and find the time to get onto YouTube and do a video on how to use this set. If I manage it, I will share the link with you here.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Forever Greenery Double Z-fold Card

It’s been a while since I’ve made a double Z-fold card and it was a nice way to use up some of this gorgeous paper that is retiring soon. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

Forever Greenery Suite Annual Catalogue 2020-2021 page 108-110

Card Base – Garden Green Cardstock 10 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ scored on the long side @ 3 1/4″ and 6 1/2″
Layers – Designer Series Paper 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″
Designer Series Paper 5 1/2 x 2 7/8″
Basic White Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 2 7/8″

Z-Fold Card base – 10 3/4″ x 2″ scored on long side 4 1/8″ and 7 1/2″
Layers: Basic White Cardstock 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″
2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 3″ x 1 3/4″

I love how all the different greens in this paper work together.

What is your favourite fancy fold? I don’t make them very often, but I am going to try some over the next few weeks.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Turtle Card

I’m really upset that this suite is retiring too soon and wish I had bought it earlier, so I could have brought you more projects with it. For this card I didn’t want add too much or it would detract from the lovely paper and unfortunately the photo doesn’t show you the turtles and sequins in their sparkly glory 😀

Whale of A Time Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page94

Card Base – Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long side @ 4 1/8″
1st Layer – Whale of a time Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Sentiment 1st layer – Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Sentiment 2nd layer – Basic White Cardstock
Scrap of Basic White for the turtles

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

Stamp the turtles and fussy cut them.

Blend the ink using Wink of Stella.

Tip 1: As these are photopolymer stamps you should use a mat under your cardstock to get a clear impression

Tip 2: Put a little liquid glue onto your silicone mat and pick up the sequins with the putty part of the Take Your Pick Tool to dip them in the glue.

We also have available for a limited time The Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin kit

These products are available whilst stocks last, but if you miss out, fear not we have some great new products coming when the new catalogue goes live on the 4th May. Check out my shop for all the retiring offers.

We also have a great new joining offer when the catalogue goes live, but I will explain more about that another time.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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His Love

When my youngest two children were small we went to a big family church, but when my depression got really bad I stopped going. Just before the first lockdown I had started to feel better and went along to a nearer church which is much smaller as I wasn’t ready to go back to such a big church. I had only been there two months and had just joined the choir went lockdown started. However, during the lockdown the small church has kept in touch with me and I am in a different season of my life, the children rarely come to Church, so I have decided that the new church with older people is probably more me now. This card is to thank my old church for their love and support in the years that I was with them.

His Love – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 50

Card Base – Misty Moonlight Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded on the long side at 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Basic White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

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

This stamp set will be retiring when the new catalogue comes out on the 4th May. so if you want it, you need to get it now whilst stocks last. I do love this set, it has some lovely images.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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