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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Dragonfly Dreams sneak peek

I cannot wait to spend more time with this stamp set from the new Occasions 2017 catalogue!

Not that I'm super crazy about dragonflies, but something about this stamp set and the matching framelits just talk to me.

These card were made using two of the current in colours, Peekaboo Peach (card stock) and Dapper Denim (ink), Pool Party ink and Whisper White card stock.

Both of the cards were SO easy and quick to make. The first is just stamps, the second is upgraded by using the matching framelits and Dapper Denim card stock. 

So simple and so elegant!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Mountain Adventure

Okay, this post was supposed to be of either a dragonfly or hot air balloons, but with the cold weather outside, it just didn't feel right - so you are getting a snowy scenery instead :-)

This card is made using Mountain Adventures stamp set (from 2016 Holiday catalogue), Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Soft Sky card stocks, matching inks and silver 1/8" ribbon. The greeting is from Star of Light stamp set. 

I just love how you can make your own designer series paper using the skis and snowboard stamps from this set by using matching card stock and ink - in this case Soft Sky.

I have to say, on a cold day like this, I'd rather be in that cabin (with a roaring fire and a cup of hot chocolate) than in that chair lift :-)

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Be Jolly, By Golly - Christmas is around the corner!!!

I cannot believe that Christmas is just 2 weeks away! Last week I was thinking, that 'oh, it's good we still have plenty of time until Xmas'. This weekend I realized, that there is only 3 weeks until Christmas, and I still need to make cookies, gingerbread houses, deck the tree (well, assemble it first) and and and....

Most of my cards are luckily done, and I just finished writing my cards to Finland (23 in total). I have 40 English cards done for the family and friends here, but I need 20 more for Tom's co-workers. Luckily I have 3... I mean 2 weeks to get those done :-)

These 2 cards were done using 'Be Jolly, By Golly' stamp set from the Holiday catalogue.

The first uses also Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim Card Stock and ink and Real Red Ink. The card base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock.

The 2nd card is also made using Thick Whisper White Card Stock (I like this card stock if I don't want to do a lot of layers, as it holds well on its own).

The colours on this are Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. I cut the swirly bit out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using Swirly Scribbles thinlits. The sequins are also from the Holiday catalogue.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sneak Peek - Up and Away

If you know me, you know that 
So no-one could have been happier than I was seeing, that there was a stamp set with MATCHING FRAMELITS with Hot Air Balloons in the upcoming Occasions catalogue!!

Since I attended the Stampin'Up! OnStage event in Ottawa earlier this fall, I was able to do a pre-pre-order of certain sets, and this bundle was among the things we were able to order.

For this card I got inspiration from a fellow Stampin'Up! demonstrator Pamela Parker. 

The stamp set is called 'Lift me Up' and the matching framelits are Up & Away. The colours in this card are Blushing Bride (Card Stock and Glimmer Paper and ink) and the white card stock is Shimmer White. The pattern paper is also from the new Occasions catalogue and is called 'Falling in Love'

 The Balloon was cut out from Shimmer White card stock using the framelit and then I used the die to draw the shape on the back of the Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and cut it just inside the line with scissors. Then I glued the balloon cut-out using fine tip glue pen on top of the glimmer paper.