2021 Calendar and another Pinkies’ Project

I am a few hours later with this blog because I had a migraine that wiped me out for a day. I still have a lingering headache, but I was determined to get it out today 😀

Today’s project was another one that I had designed using the Snowflake Splendor paper, but as a Calendar is designed to last all year I didn’t want to use a Snowflake to decorate it, so went for a flower instead.

Snowflake Splendor Suite – August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue page 37

Calendar Base – Highland Heather Cardstock 11 1/4″ x 4″ scored on the long side @ 4 1/2″, 9″, 9 3/4″ and 10 1/2″
1st layer – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Outside of flower – Highland Heather Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
Inside of flower – Pool Party Cardstock 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
Calendar 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″

The second project from the Pinkies weekend that I am sharing, is from Martin Stone, who does some wonderful projects. Stampin’ Up have chosen Martin as one of the demonstrators featured in the 2020 artisan design team. You can visit Martin’s page at Martin’s Mayhem – Papercrafter. As you probably know I love a messy craft and this one was no exception. I had great fun with it.

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Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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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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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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Butterfly Wishes Joseph’s Coat Technique

This is an old technique, but brand new to me. I saw Bruno Bertucci doing this and I had to try it. You can see his video here . I had great fun, but got very messy 😆

Butterfly Wishes – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 16

Card base – Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
Layer 1 – Melon Mambo Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
Layer 2 – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Inside
Layer 1 – Melon Mambo Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 4″
Layer 2 – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whisper White Envelope
Magenta Madness Ribbon 6 1/2″

What is your favourite technique? Do you love a messy Technique or hate it? For me as a mum of five (eldest is 28 and youngest is 13), Grandma of two littles ones, aged 5 and almost 3 and a Rainbow Guider (Youngest members of Girlguiding UK at 5-7 year olds), mess comes with the territory. I have always enjoyed messy crafts and projects, but my husband who is autistic hates mess. It’s a miracle we have been married for 25 years 😆

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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