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Flashback Friday

 

 

I’m blowing off the dust and cobwebs and re-visiting some of my ‘historical’ blog entries. Some of them are a tiny bit embarrassing and some timeless – you decide. 🙂

While some stamp sets and products may no longer be available –  the card layout and inspiration remain fun to revisit. Welcome to ‘Flashback Fridays’. 

Here’s a post from late last 2012:
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Hi All,

Here is another of my designs for the Festive Friday Design Team. This week we had an inspirational photo to help us to create our cards. But for some reason I just can’t load that photo.!! Doh!!!! So you’ll have to scoot over to the Festive Friday blog to see what it looked like. 🙂 You can also see what the rest of the Design Team created and maybe join in the fun and submit a card of your own too!

For my card I’ve used my Greeting Card Kids stamp set from page 14 of the 2012/13 Annual Catalogue. It’s a really fun set to colour and has a nice vintage feel. I used chalks to colour directly on top of the news print designer series paper.

Another fun elements about this card is the speckled effect on the Midnight Muse blue card stock. I’ve used my Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp set and directly applied the upside-down pad to the card stock. I had already run the cardstock through the Northern Flurry embossing folder (I’m loving that folder right now). I’ve especially rubbing it over the snowfakes – so shimmery!!!!

A little bit of the Glass Stampin’ Glitter, some circles in(circle punches are sooooooo essential to your basic kit) all sponged with Versa Mark to give some depth.

Hope you like it!!

Happy Stamping

x Carolyn

Festive Friday #47 Inspiration Challenge

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Hi All,

Here is another of my designs for the Festive Friday Design Team. This week we had an inspirational photo to help us to create our cards. But for some reason I just can’t load that photo.!! Doh!!!! So you’ll have to scoot over to the Festive Friday blog to see what it looked like. 🙂 You can also see what the rest of the Design Team created and maybe join in the fun and submit a card of your own too!

For my card I’ve used my Greeting Card Kids stamp set from page 14 of the 2012/13 Annual Catalogue. It’s a really fun set to colour and has a nice vintage feel. I used chalks to colour directly on top of the news print designer series paper.

Another fun elements about this card is the speckled effect on the Midnight Muse blue card stock. I’ve used my Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stamp set and directly applied the upside-down pad to the card stock. I had already run the cardstock through the Northern Flurry embossing folder (I’m loving that folder right now). I’ve especially rubbing it over the snowfakes – so shimmery!!!!

A little bit of the Glass Stampin’ Glitter, some circles in(circle punches are sooooooo essential to your basic kit) all sponged with Versa Mark to give some depth.

Hope you like it!!

 

Happy Stamping

x Carolyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festive Friday # 33 Layout Challenge – using up my Designer Series Paper

I’ve been concentrating on using up some of my Designer Series Papers and retiring items this month as I just know when the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue becomes available next month, I’ll neglect all of these papers – and that’s such a shame as they are SO YUMMY!  Look at this Designer Series Paper (background) and the sentiment, both are retiring and will be unavailable for purchase after this month.

Nicole has set the girls and myself on the Festive Friday Design Team a Layout challenge this week. Here is the layout:

Have you ever got a bit ‘stuck’ with your card making? Not sure where to start? A layout challenge is a great way to get rid of any loss of card making mojo. Why not give making a card with this layout a go? Take a photo and send it in to Nicole – she might feature it on her blog or you might even win the weekly challenge? See what the other girls are doing on the Festive Friday site. 

Card Recipe

Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Designer Series Paper – Letters To Santa

Ink – Early Espresso

Stamp Set – Contempo Christmas

Accessories – Victoria Crochet Trim Ribbon, Antique Brads

Tools – Bird Builder Punch, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, sponge daubers, glue dots & adhesives

Happy Stamping,

x Carolyn

Festive Friday #22

 

Its Festive Friday Challenge time again.

This week the Design Team was given an Inspiration Challenge Photo to base our creations on..

I decided to pull out some craft metal sheeting in silver and run it through my wonderful Birtha Big Shot Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder. Isn’t that look spectacular? You can do this too… if you have a Big Shot!! and I can help you out with that! 😉

I’ve used Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue card stock and the ‘Welcome Christmas’ stamp set wreath with some little pearls. Wouldn’t you love to give this Christmas card this year?

Happy Stamping.

x Carolyn

 

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