One Christmas Tree, 3 looks!

One of the things I love about creative people is that everyone has their own style. Out of my crafting friends I can usually pick out their work.

With this in mind I thought it would be fun to show you three cards using the same bundle but all with different styles! I would LOVE to know which one is your favourite!

All three cards were made using the Ready For Christmas Bundle

I focused on the tree.




For this simple card I stamped Very Vanilla card stock in black using the Sheet Music background stamp and added Red Glimmer Paper die cut accents.


This contemporary look was achieved with Silver Glimmer paper and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.


This uses Garden Green and Real Red for a more traditional feel.



I would LOVE to know which one is your favourite!

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Would you like a discount on the supplies used today?

Esther xx


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Sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! products – A Merry Little Wish

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I have a new Sketch challenge to show you from the CAS Colours & Sketches blog

Challenge #147 – Sketch

It was easy to achieve using the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching punch. I added Crystal Effects to the tree pot, star and bird to add some interest without ruining the clean finish. Sadly the Crystal Effects doesn’t show up too well on the photo so you’ll have to trust me on that one!
Esther xx

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A happy hello – it's bonus weekly deals time from Stampin' Up!

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I’m really happy that the beautiful Pretty Petal DSP pack is among the selection in the Bonus Deals this week. I used it on one of my class projects last weekend and with paper this pretty you really don’t need much more on your project.

For those of you that haven’t used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) before every piece is double sided unless it’s a speciality paper and listed along side each collection you will see a list of colours that it co-ordinates with. No more pretty but useless paper that doesn’t match anything! You’ll be able to purchase card, ribbon and accessories to match.

See how pretty that paper is!
To make the card:
  • Cut A4 piece of Old Olive card in half lengthways at 10.5cm and score at 14.9cm
  • Adhere Calypso Coral piece 8.3cm x 10.8cm to front as shown
  • Adhere DSP 7.6cm x 10.1cm
  • Cut Old Olive and Very Vanilla circles from Circles Framelits dies on Sizzix Big Shot
  • Stamp greeting from Tin of cards stamp set in black
  • Glue Old Olive Circle down and layer Very Vanilla circle on top with dimensionals
  • Punch 3 Calypso Coral flowers and 3 Old Olive flowers (to be used as petals) from the Petite Petals punch, glue and finish with rhinestones.
and here are the rest of the deals, enjoy!
Esther xx

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Sketch Challenge – Happy Hour! Using Stampin' Up! products.

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My kids are still off school so maybe that’s what led me to think of cocktails so early in the day 🙂 or maybe knowing finer weather is on the way. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions! Either way I hope you like what I did with this week’s sketch challenge from:

CAS Colours and Sketches blog #119

If you like to create your own ‘Happy Hour’ here’s what you’ll need:
Esther xx
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Sketch Challenge – Label Love

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I’m a little late with this week’s challenge, I usually make them on a Sunday but as it was Mother’s Day I was too busy being spoilt 🙂

This is the sketch challenge CAS colour and sketches blog set this week

Anything with a banner shape is just fine by me!
I used the Label Love bundle which come with the Artisan label punch saving you 15% on the price if you were to purchase these items separately. It’s a great stamp set with a good range of sentiments.
To give my punched sentiment a border I punched it out again twice in Daffodil Delight and cut them as per image below. Tombo (a wet adhesive) gives you that ‘wiggle room’ whilst lining up to create the perfect border.
Esther xx

More items added today!

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Deck The Halls

Well, we are almost at the end of the school hols, my boys go back on Tuesday so just one more day left before the madness of homework, lunch boxes and lost PE kits. I have to say I’ll be sorry to see the end of the holidays but I’ll just have to take my mind off it with lots of crafting.

Those of you that receive my newsletter will have seen the project I’m posting today. As promised, here is all you need to know about it.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies used

Stamps & Punches
Christmas Messages
Christmas Collectibles and punch bundle
Card, DSP & Inks
Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Card Stock
Season Of Style Designer Paper Stack
Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Ink
Tools, Dies & Embelishments 
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine 
Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon
Circles Collection Framelits
Big Shot
Stampin’ Trimmer
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Snail Adshesive
Have a great day!
Esther xx

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New Goodies!

I’m like a little girl on Christmas morning every time I’m due a Stampin’ Up! delivery! Today was no exception, especially as I had goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue in my order.

So as soon as my youngest Son had gone to bed I got my new stash out for a play.
Here’s what you need to make this project:

Happy Hour
Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Christmas Messages 
Card & Paper & Ink
Whisper White
Old Olive
Cherry Cobbler
Silver Glimmer Paper
Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Punches & Dies
Circles Collection Framelits
Large Oval Punch
Other Items
Season Of Style Designer Washi Tape
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine
2-Way Glue Pen
Stampin’ Glitter
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Esther xx
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