CTC262 – Sketch Case II

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It’s week two of inspiration for the current Sketch case challenge at Caseing The Catty. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta.

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Have you had a chance to play along with this fortnight’s challenge yet? If you haven’t, you have another week to get your entry in, so sit back and enjoy some more inspiration and we love to see you over at our Facebook group. (link to join is at the bottom of the post).

Here is the Sketch…

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Here is my spin on it for this week.

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I know… it’s a little different from the sketch but the basis is there, three panels. I just happen to cut them with angles instead of straight, making triangles instead of rectangles this week.

I have featured the Beautifully Braided bundle which I’m really enjoying creating with at the moment. It lives on page 29 of the Mini Catalogue and comes with the Beautifully Braided Stamp set and Braided Border punch. Here I have coloured the main flower image with Stampin’ Blends – So Saffron and Mango Melody, which I fussy cut to make a feature.

I started with a card base in Soft Seafoam – love this colour in cardstock!! Then layered over the triangular panels from the Lily Impressions Designer Paper, which is a Sale-a-Bration freebie right now. (Click here to learn more about how you can get this paper for free).

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I cut a braided border from Soft Seafoam cardstock using the punch. I threaded some of the Mini Striped Ribbon in Gorgeous Grape through the punched pattern and adhered it over the panels. Then layered the fussy cut flower and topped with the “thank you” sentiment from the stamp set.  I finished off by colouring some jewels with my Mango Blend and scattered them around.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Michelle.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 16th.

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CTC261 – Case Sale-a-bration Catalogue

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It’s our regular Caseing The Catty Sunday night blog hop time and this weeks hop is focussing on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There are so many great idea in such a little catalogue, we have lots to fuel our creativity with. So sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the inspiration we have for you tonight.

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For this fortnights challenge, this week, I took inspiration from page 13 of the SAB catalogue. Remember this challenge runs for the next two weeks, so you have heaps of time to play along.

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I just love the gift bag with all the repetition of those flowers. So simple but so effective. I wondered what I could do with that idea. Here is what I came up with…

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It’s my Dad’s birthday…. Today!! He’s 86 and still going strong. He’s agile and works hard in his veggie patch and loves to go out on his boat and fish. He’s resourceful – can make something out of nothing and we affectionately refer to him as the Maltese-McGyver. (I know… I’m showing my own age here hey!)

So what better way to celebrate him than with the Smooth Sailing dies. I used the anchor, ships wheel and rope to create the repetitive feature pattern. I laid this over a base of Balmy Blue cardstock, which I stamped with the parquetry floor stamp from the Gallery Grunge set in Balmy Blue ink to add some background texture.

I die cut my pieces from Blueberry Bushell cardstock – can you believe it’s only 6 more months until this gorgeous colour retires in June – eek! I layered these over the stamped card base. Then finished off with a simple tie of thick twine and the sentiment.

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The sentiment stamp is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, new in the 2020 Mini catalogue. This is fast becoming my go-to set for sentiments, it has so many useful ones. I stamped this in Blueberry Bushell ink on some Bermuda Bay cardstock.

It’s simple but effective just like the sample gift bag in the catalogue.

Next up is the very creative Lauren Meiklejohn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 7pm, Sunday February 2.

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We will be back next Sunday with more inspiration for you for this challenge.

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CTC260 – Case Mini Catalogue – Week 1

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Happy New Year and Happy New Catalogue. Caseing The Catty Crew are back for another year with more inspiration from our Catalogues.

This year… we have a change to the Challenge component of our hops. We will still be doing a weekly hop, but the Challenge will run for two weeks. So you will receive double the inspiration for each challenge and then have more time to create and play along. Hope you enjoy this change and it helps you to play along. You don’t need to have a blog yourself… just create and load directly to the wall of our Facebook group. Join our Challenge Group here…

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Our first hop and challenge for 2020 is all about the new MINI catalogue! Isn’t it wonderful? O. M. Gee… I’m so in love…. as much now as I was 10 years ago when I joined!

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So here is my first play with my new toys….

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I really couldn’t go past the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set. My hubby is a smoker… of the BBQ kind just like the stamp in this set. It’s an artform for him – getting the perfect smoke-ring and tenderness in cuts of meat you would ordinary pass by at the butchers. So as soon as I saw this set I squealed in pure delight.

Here I kept the design simple and classic…. Card base of Blueberry Bushel, stamped around the edge in same colour ink is the T-Bone steak and fire flame stamps. I layered some Seaside Spray Designer Paper in the middle.

On the main layer of Whisper white cardstock, I stamped the Smoker BBQ image in Memento Black ink and used Stampin’ Blends, in Smokey Slate, to colour it. As the image itself, has shading already, it was easy to blend shadows in and I didn’t spend a lot of time getting it right… it looked good already! I added some Crumb cake for the side rest, and a dot of red, for the temperature gauge.

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By embossing the bottom third, with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, added some texture and making it look like it’s sitting on a bricked floor. I lightly sponged some Crumb Cake ink over the top to help define the texture of them.

I finished it off with a simple sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushell ink and punched the circle with the 1” punch. I layered this over a punched shape from the Ornate Frames dies set, which carried over from last year.

Next up in the Hop is the amazing Michelle Stradz.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm Sunday night, January 19th.

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CTC256 – Holiday Twist on Annual Catalogue

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So this week at Casing The Catty we are looking at what inspires us from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist. The crew having some great inspiration for you and we hope you will play along with this great little challenge.

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So my inspiration came from page 97. It’s this one, the box with the die cut “Thank you” on the top…

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Here is what I did with that inspiration…

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I used my Merry Christmas thinlit dies and die cut the sentiment out from Real Red Glimmer paper. I layered some Silver foil behind it and then set about adhering all the little shapes to fill in the letters to give them form making the sentiment easier to read.

I adhered this onto one of those amazing Silver foil edged cards and envelopes. They are so great and I just love the look they give. I used some of the Foam Adhesive strips to cover a large area and they give a slightly higher lift, which works in this case.

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To finish off my card, I die cut some baubles from the Detailed Bells dies set using some of the green foil from the Noble Peacock Foil sheets pack. I adhered them with mini dimensionals and twirled some silver thread around my fingers a dozen times. Then around the middle of the loop to make a bow and used a glue dot to hold it all together and adhere to the bauble.

Simple but really cool and weirdly… no stamping today!

Next up in the hop is the amazing Julia Quinn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, December 1st.

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Colour INKspiration – CI67

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I’m a little bit stoked this blog hop with the Colour INKspiration crew. I provided the inspiration photo for this challenge and helped pick out the colours. I was just captured by the colours in this image, I knew it would make a great challenge. So grab a cuppa and enjoy this hop with the crew.

Here is the inspiration and challenge colours …

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The combination of Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz are a striking combination. They certainly provide a challenge to work with. Once I got going the ideas began flowing and here is the creation I came up with…

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I went with some favourite products I had used in a long while. I had to show them some love before they started feeling left out!  I went with Butterfly Beauty dies. I thought they would suit the purpose of the card I needed. A friend is having surgery and I want them to know I am thinking of them and wish them a speedy recovery.

Beginning from the top this time, I layered the top of my Butterflies in Basic Black, I think it really helped to frame the layers of blue beneath. Next, I die cut the intricate layer of butterflies in Balmy Blue cardstock and using Pacific Point cardstock, I fussy cut pieces to fit behind to fill in the butterflies –  thankfully you can’t see how untidy that is from the top!!

Once I had my main element complete, I set about creating the card for them to sit on. The base is Whisper White thick cardstock. This is layered this with regular Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped with the Birch background stamp in Pear Pizzazz ink.

I added some elements to create some detail…. Some leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Pear ink provided some subtle detail while the die cut foliage elements, from the Butterfly beauty dies, in Merry Merlot cardstock provided some drama. I love how that colour just pops against the blue. I adhered the leaves flat then adhered my main Butterfly element with dimensionals. I tucked in the Merry Merlot elements in with the help of some Multipurpose Liquid glue.

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Finishing off with a simple sentiment stamped in Merlot ink, I used part of a sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I trimmed this down and cut a flag to one end and adhere it on with some more liquid glue. I finished off my card with some embellishments – some silver metallic pears and one of the small clear faceted gems. They really are a favourite!

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Nicole Wilson.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 6pm, Monday 25th November. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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Colour INKspiration – CI66

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What an amazing colour combination the Colour INKspiration crew have in store for you this challenge hop. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Julia, I know you will enjoy this hop.

Here is our inspirational image and colour combination is made up of many colours and we decided to focus on a minimum of three from this collection…

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I was inspired by this image of flowers and decided to go with a stamp set I haven’t used a lot of lately – Vibrant Vases. This stamp set was kind of part II to the Vase Builder stamp set, that was new to the collection in the last Annual catalogue. It gave us more reason to play with the Vase punch, after we thought we may have used it enough… is there really such a thing in the crafting space… as enough!

The colours I focussed on are Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick and Mint Macaron. Here are my creations…

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I needed some little note cards this week, so here I have pulled out my Gallery Grunge stamp set, for a lovely textural background. I love the image of the parquetry style boards. Here I stamped it in Mint Macaron for a background effect. Then I set about creating my feature elements… the vases and flowers. I alternated colours to keep things interesting.

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The Vibrant Vases stamp set, is a two-step stamp set, meaning there are two part to the one image. You can just choose to use the outline stamp on it’s own and leave it as is or even colour it in other ways, like pencils. But for a quick and easy stamping fix using the filler stamp makes creating a breeze. Plus being a disINKtive style stamp set means you get a tonal range stamped with the ink, making your projects look like you’ve spent hours watercolouring them! In my creations, I did stamp off the background images, so that it stamped a lighter shade again.

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I punched the vases and the tuplip stamped images using the punch, and fussy cut the larger flowers. I set my flowers on different types of Purple ribbons.

I love a simple design, it makes for interchanging colours and elements really easy for fast creations that a slightly different too.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, November 11th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC251 – Brightly Gleaming Combination Case

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The Caseing The Catty Crew are back this week with a double combination case. So exciting!! Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra. Grab a cuppa and enjoy this weeks inspiration.

The challenge this week is using the colour combination from the Brightly Gleaming Designer paper – Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Copper. Plus we are casing layouts from page 30 in the Holiday catalogue.

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The two colours I focused on this week are Pretty Peacock and Copper and the card layout I chose was the one at the bottom of the image above.

The theme for my card is not Christmas though, I love how you can mix things up and draw inspiration from any of Stampin’ Up! catalogues to use for your purpose at hand.

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Here I have used Pretty Peacock card base and embossed it with the subtles embossing folder. I layered some of the Noble Peacock Designer Foil in the same colour and wrapped the Scallop edge linen trim around and topped it with a bow.

I really didn’t want to cover the gorgeous patter in the foil up completely, so opted to use some Vellum instead. Here I die cut a shaped from the Stitched Label dies and used a little snail across the bottom to beneath the ribbon to adhere it. I used some strategically place glue dots to hold the ribbon in place.

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I die cut a simple “Thanks” sentiment from Well Written dies from copper foil and adhere over the top of the vellum and finished off the card with a few of the Star Designer elements.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Monique Fielder.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, October 27th.

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CTC250 – Case a layout from page 46

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This weeks case is about the card design layouts on Page 46 of the Holiday Catalogue. The Casing The Catty crew have lots of inspiration for you using these few layouts. Welcome if you are joining me here, or have hopped over from Shannon.

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This week, I have focussed on the layout in the bottom left of the image. Here it features a Very Vanilla card base with Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake.

I have two cards for you this week… sadly I have had two people loose their much loved fur-babies this week. It’s bad enough when you have one of these events but to have two…

This first card, is for my parents. They lost their much loved Jack Russell, Zena, this week. Zena has been in our family for more than 15 years, joining us as pup. She lived to be more than 100 in dog years and lived a long happy and loving life with my parents. She was a little shadow for my Mum. following her around the house, nails clicking on the tiles behind Mum where ever she went.

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I have featured the same colours, but rearranged them to use in different areas of the card, which gives the card a different look altogether. I have used the Happy Tails stamp set, and coordinating dog punch.

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I layered some burlap ribbon beneath the Stitched Labels element which I stamped in Mint Macaron for some background interest. I featured the dog house stamp, fussy cut, beneath the sentiment layer and topped off with main dog stamp. I stamped him Soft Suede Ink and coloured him using Crumb Cake Blends.

The second card is for one of my class ladies. She is an older lady and this week lost her much loved and best friend Oscar. He was a white fluffy Maltese Terrior and always barked loudly on approached to her front door, announcing your arrival before reaching for the door bell! He was her much loved companion, so I know he’ll be terribly missed.

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For this card, I went a little different with the layout. Over a Gray Granite card base, I layered a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. First, I punched my Stitched Label shape and set that aside. I embossed the remaining piece with the Corrugated Embossing Folder and adhere this in place on my card base.

I looped the ribbon over the top of the embossed layer and adhered with Tear n Tape. I stamped the Label element in Gray Granite ink with elements from the Happy Tail stamp set. Adhering this over the top with Dimensionals.

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I finished off the card with one of the best sentiments ever made for those who love fur-babies like children… this one is also from the Happy Tails stamp set and I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink. I framed the sentiment with some leaves from the Leaf Punch and Soft Seafoam cardstock.

Little Bella, is from the Bella and Friends stamp set, which has retired. But it was just perfect resemblance to Oscar, so I had to use it.

Next up in the hop is the clever Lauren Meiklejohn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, October 19th.

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CTC248 – Casing layouts

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Here we are back with the Casing The Catty Crew… and the theme for this week is Casing a layout from either catalogue – Annual or Holiday. You are in for a real treat with the great inspiration being shared in this hop. So grab a cuppa and get comfy for a great hop.

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I love casing layouts, they are truly a great way to get projects done quickly when you don’t have a lot of time. And it beats buying an expensive mass produced card too. I cased the following card from page 72 of the Annual Catalogue.

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I love these dies and I know I’ll be back with more inspiration using them as they coordinate with my other Annual favourite – the Heirloom suite. You just wait… but for now, I went with using the little dies in the set to create this card.

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I used some Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper as it’s not really so Christmas in all designs. Like this one here, with the copper foil flourish design. I layered over some Pretty Peacock cardstock base. I used some Soft Seafoam cardstock to coordinate – I like the tone on tone here, it brightens up the card without taking over.

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Using some Rococo Rose scallop edge ribbon to layer with and add some texture, I used coordinating cardstock for the flag and ink for the sentiment. The main frame around the sentiment is copper foil punched using the smaller dies from the Petal Labels dies set. To top it off I added some Linen thread behind a Designer Element embellishment.

Ever wonder how to layer an embellishment like this over some ribbon or thread? In this instance I tried to keep the thread as flat as possible. So instead of it being tied in a bow, the back looks like this…

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I used the glue dot on the back of the element to hold my thread in place as I looped it around to make it look like a bow. I used the grid on the paper to help get the loops looking even. Then I added another glue dot over the top to hold it securely and make sure it adhered to my project really well too.

Next up in the hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, October 6th.

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Colour INKspiration- CI64

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Welcome to the next hop with the Colour INK crew. We have a great little combination for you this challenge…

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Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Garden Green.

I decided on a Christmas theme for these colours. I know right…. No red… what was a thinking! But here… take a look at my creation…

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I think it turned out pretty well without some red. And… yes, as you can see, I’m back on the Heirloom Die and Embossing folder bandwagon. Well… I can’t help it, they are just so great to work with. Here I have teamed them up with Christmas Gleaming bundle.

Stamping in Highland Heather ink, I stamped the larger bauble onto Purple Posy cardstock and the smaller one onto Whisper White. After punching them out with the coordinating punches, I adhered them together so that they overlapped slightly. This made it easier to manage as one element too.

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I stamped the holly and berries stamp in Garden Green ink twice on Whisper white cardstock and coloured them with Garden Green pencil from the second assortment pack of Watercolour pencils. After lightly blending the pencil lines away, I fussy cut them. Next, I punched 3 sprigs from Garden Green cardstock. Fiddling with the arrangement until I was happy with final placement, I layered them over my embossed frame on a Whisper White thick cardstock base.

I finished the baubles off with a simple bow from Whisper White bakers twine and one of the smallest of the Christmas Toile Glitter Enamel dots. I finished off the card with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment.

Next up in the hop is the very creative Elizabeth Gross.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 6pm, Monday, October 7th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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