Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Suite Seasons for Chrismas

This week I opted to make a card that meets the criteria for two card challenges.

The current colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches

and the Global Design Project from last week. I'm too late to enter the GDP one, but here's what the challenge looked like.

I'm really starting to get into the swing of making things for Christmas. Classes next month will have a Christmas theme so my card for the challenges is a Christmas one too. Lets face it, what could be more Christmasy than the colours Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green?

I used my Stampin' Write markers to ink up a stamp from the Suite Seasons stamp set. Very Vanilla cardstock was used instead of my usual Whisper White. This was because I wanted a softer look to the card. I also like the effect of Very Vanilla with the Copper Foil sheet that was also used.

There's no die cutting on this card, just a bit of embossing using the Holly embossing folder. There's also a bit of punching using the 1/2" Circle Punch too. I'll leave you to see if you can spot where I used it.

As always, I didn't forget the inside of the card. I made sure that the stamp used for the front was super clean and then simply re-inked the branch and berries using the markers before stamping it on the inside piece.

I hope you like the card and as always, please feel free to leave a comment.

Fiona xx

If you are interested in checking out the products I used to make the card, details are as follows:

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Global Stampers - October 2016

It's time that time of the month for the Global Stampers blog swap.

This month we are going with a theme - Thank You.

I decided to cut into a couple of the sheets of designer series paper from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. I've been saving this sheet of foiled paper, but figured out that I really need to get over my hoarding.

I really went to town with the copper because the I also copper embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, and then matted it onto some Copper Foil sheet. The sentiment is one from a set of 7 stamps found in the One Big Meaning stamp set.

I used the same sentiment to make another card using more of the paper from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. This one is a little simpler.

For this, I used my Stampin' Write markers to ink up the sentiment. This meant I could have different words in different colours. 

Don't forget to pop over and visit the other Global Stampers and see their fabulous projects. You can click on each photo below and visit their blogs to see the projects in more detail.


Robbie's card features the Fruit Stand suite - Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and Fresh Fruit stamp set.


Valérie opted for the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper and the Beautiful Banners stamp set for her card. 


Alicia's projects feature three of the Designer Series Paper packs from the Autumn/Winter catalogue (Candy Cane Lane, Presents & Pinecones and Halloween Night Specialty) together with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.


Ann's projects feature the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and co-ordinating thinlits dies.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to go visit the others to see their projects in more detail.

Fiona xx

If you are interested, details of the products I used are as follows: