Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Thanks for coming to my blog today! I am among Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here!

The theme for this highlight is "Thank You Shelli Gardner".  Shelli Gardner started Stampin' Up!® 30 years ago and has created more than a just a company, it's a worldwide network of amazing friendships. I love going along to our OnStage events where I get to catch up with "old" friends and make new ones.
I created this card for Shelli and as I'm off to OnStage this weekend decided it would be perfect for my swaps - so I created a pile more! After all if it wasn't for Shelli starting Stampin' Up!® in her living room all those years ago I wouldn't be doing what I am!

Stitched All Around and the co-ordinating Stitched Labels Framelits Dies are my favourite product in the Annual Catalogue - I use them every chance I get!

The colours I've used are Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point and Pool Party! I started with a wash of Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party over the Stitched Label and added the flower and leaf from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.

I had also run the label through the Big Shot using the crosses die to create some extra texture. The Subtle 3D Embossing Folder has created the beautiful texture on the Pool Party background. A bow in Whisper White Baker's Twine, a twist of Gold Metallic Thread and some Iridescent Sequin Assortment add the finishing touches.
Now I'm off to post this card to Shelli - I hope she likes it!
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Please pop over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.
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Sunday, 4 November 2018


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from the Hostess Sets in the Stampin' Up!® Catalogues.  You may have arrived here from seeing Peta's lovely project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the next button at the end of this post will take you on your journey.
This week my inspiration came from the "Joy" card below on page 55 of the Holiday Catalogue.
I've kept the layout the same but changed everything else!

For my card I've used the gorgeous Country Lane Designer Series Paper. The design on this paper reminds me of ticking fabric. I love how the Blackberry Bliss card base and oval brings out the Blackberry Bliss stripes.
I cut out three of the flower images from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies and layered them on top of each other to create some dimension - the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets make this soooo easy! The little leaves poking out from under the oval are also from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.

The pearlised sequin from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment co-ordinate perfectly with the Blackberry Bliss!

Click the "next" link below to see what my lovely friend and CTC team member Liz has to share with you!

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.
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