Monday, 10 December 2018

CASE Challenge 18 - Winter Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back for another CASE Challenge with my Demonstrator friends Emma and Becki. 

Week 18 on the CASE challenge and it was back to my choice of  inspirational post, this time choosing our Demonstrator colleague Windy Ellard and her ideas for her Winter Sketch Challenge. You can find her blog post HERE  using Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow inks.
This card has been created using the new Frosted Floral Suite, which includes First Frost  stamp  set and Frosted Bouquet Dies, available as a  bundle  #149942 (W) #149943 (C)  with 10% discount from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  

With several other new products to create with, I came to the party late with this set, finally choosing to purchase a few weeks ago.  I was delighted at our On Stage Convention to learn that this set is carrying over after the Autumn/Winter catalogue retires, so will still be available, (and I have fingers crossed will also make it into the new Annual Catalogue in June 2019).
My card also uses the same Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder #139672, which is a best seller with my customers.  I've turned the card round to be portrait and used another sentiment in the bundle. 

The colours I chose for todays card were my two most favourite, Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sea Foam.  The Vellum Cardstock #106584 has been coloured sponging with Mossy Meadow ink #147111.


I hope you love this set as much as I am.  There will be lots more to come with this bundle, so hope to see you back here soon.

Remember to pop over and visit Becki HERE and then on to Emma HERE and see their take on today's challenge.  

Next week we will be creating our inspiration from Lisa and her creations.  You can see her blog HERE .

Pop back next Monday to see our inspired creations and also find out who is chosen as our spotlight designer for the following week.  
Happy craftin'
Sandra
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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop : Christmas theme


Hi and welcome back, joining myself and fellow Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, sharing our creativity globally through our Kre8tors Blog Hop group.   You join me here in Norfolk, UK and looking forward to sharing my Christmas themed projects with you today.

Today I'm sharing with you another of my Creative Festive Retreat weekend projects, completed by three groups of ladies last month.  During the weekend, they created an Advent box that was all made completely from scratch, with lots of cutting, scoring and above all, patience.  This was the Saturday evening project to chill out with.


Whilst decorating their Advent box during the first full day, I encouraged them to stamp, die-cut and set aside a few extra images from the Santa's Workshop Suite, using the Signs of Santa stamp set #147690 and die-cut using the Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies #147911.  
The plaque was painted with Gesso and then stippled with White Embossing Paste #141979 using the Palette Knives 142808.  Whilst wet, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter #133751 was sprinkled over and excess tapped back into the pot.

I couldn't get the photo to show clearly but the sky has been stamped with snowflakes, using Versamark Pad #102283 and sprinkled with retired Heat & Stick powder.  Once melted, this turns to a sticky glue residue and was again covered with Dazzling Diamonds, for extra sparkle.

All the cute characters from this suite, were attached using Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, some single and some double to add dimension.

Finally, Fine-Tip Glue Pen #138309 was applied to some of the features and more Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter...….. it is Christmas after all !

My Retreat ladies thoroughly enjoyed their weekends projects and I hope you too have been inspired by my little contribution today.  Enjoy the rest of your 'hop' around the globe today by clicking the arrow to visit Tracy and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.  We do really appreciate reading your lovely comments on our posts.

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Happy craftin'
Sandra

Contact me on : 07806 616704
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Monday, 3 December 2018

CASE Challenge 17 - Using Up Scraps

Hello and welcome back for another CASE Challenge with my Demonstrator friends Emma and Becki. 

Week 17 on the CASE challenge it was Becki's turn to share her inspirational post, this time choosing our Demonstrator colleague Carolyn King and her ideas for using up scraps. You can find her blog post HERE.

We ALL have lots of scraps and, more importantly, I'm sure most of us save every valuable piece of Designer Series Paper ?

I've previously posted about cutting my scraps into strips at 8.5cm strips no matter how wide they are.  The strips are applied to business cards size card bases, layering up to look pretty.

Today was nice to be set a challenge that used up in a different way.  A recent project had used triangular wedges and all the scraps got put back in the packet, so these were the ones I headed for.
These are taken from Country Lane Designer Series Paper #147804, using Rich Razzleberry cardstock #119981 for my base card, Mint Macron cardstock #138344 for my middle layer and Whisper White  cardstock for the 2nd mat layer.
My sentiment is from the stamp set Better Together #141736, stamped and edges sponged using Rich Razzleberry ink #147091.

Thanks for stopping on by today.  Remember to pop over and visit Becki HERE and then on to Emma HERE and see their take on today's challenge.  

Next week we will be creating our inspiration from Windy and her creations.  You can see her blog HERE .

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here next Monday and also to find out who is chosen as our spotlight designer for the following week.  
Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for DECEMBER is  2RQ2TRGW
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.