Weekly Challenge 4 – Water and Our Third Set of Pinkies Projects

Thanks to this week’s migraine I got a bit confused and muddled the posts up, so today is the Wednesday challenge 😆

For a challenge about water, it seemed fitting to use watercolour paper and this stamp set was one of my favourite sets from the 2019/2020 catalogue and of course we needed to add some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the water.

Sailing Home Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 31

Card Base – Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8
1st layer – Watercolour Paper 5 3/4″ x 4″
Sentiment – Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 1 1/2″
Lighthouse – Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2″
Boat – Whisper White 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Our third set of projects from the Pinkies Weekend were designed by Stacey Marsh. Stacey designed two lovely projects for us to make, but I had a problem. Stacey used the Trimming the Town Suite from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue and as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I just didn’t like it at all. I really, really wanted to make the projects, so I decided to put my own spin on them. To see Stacey’s Sampler visit her blog at http://www.staceymarsh.co.uk.

I love the fact that the Pinkies Weekend has given me the opportunity to make some new homemade decorations. Why not share some of your favourite decorations.

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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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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Pootlers Blog Hop – Curvy Celebration

It’s time for another Pootlers Blog hop. This time we ae showcasing the lovely Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. The Quite Curvy Bundle is a pre-release from the Jan-Jun 2021 mini catalogue. But from 3rd Dec to 4th January you can also purchase the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas Designer Series paper. If you buy it as the variety bundle you get a 10% discount. I will be sharing some more cards from this bundle, but please visit the rest of the blog hop to see what the rest of the team have done with the bundle.

Base Card – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
Layer 1 – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Curvy Layer – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
Ivy banner – Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock for birds
Inside Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Links to the products I have used can be found right at the bottom of this post.

Click the blue button to check out the team’s projects 😀

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Weekly Challenge 1 – Poinsettia Petals

Stampin’ Up! UK do a fun weekly challenge for their demonstrators and this was my entry this week. I love Poinsettias and they worked perfectly for this challenge. I have put a picture of the challenge below.

Poinsettia Petals – Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue Page

Card Base – Real Red Cardstock 81/4″ x 5 7/8″
1st layer – Plush Poinsettia Speciality Paper 5 7/8″ x 3″
Red Circle – Real Red Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
White Circle – Whisper White Cardstock 2″ x 2″
1 small and 1 tiny Poinsettia

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

1 small and two tiny Poinsettias – Red Velvet Paper 4″ x 2 1/2″

Why don’t you have a go and share your version?

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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