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Sunday, 28 May 2017

ESAD 2017 - 2018 ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK BLOG HOP


Hi everyone and welcome to our sneak peek blog hop . The new catalogue is amazing and you are going to love it ! Some of my ladies already have their copies so contact me if you'd like to get your hands on it too .
This card is one I created for a RAK swap and although we don't have ours yet the group have kindly allowed me to share my creation here .


I am so happy that Stampin Up is bringing glossy card stock back . I have a confession - I still have a stash from before ! I have used my interpretation of a technique called polished stone for the background of this card . I took a cotton ball and soaked it in rubbing alcohol , then I added drops of Pool Party and Soft Sky ink refill and dabbed it onto the glossy card stock . I let this dry before continuing but you could hit it with your heat gun if you are impatient . I stamped the sun and then the branches , leaves and sentiment . You do need to leave a little time in between stamping to make sure the ink is dry . I love the autumn feel to this card  .  The set I've used is called Colourful Seasons and it has a matching die set  and is so versatile .
A friend at work asked me if I'd create two special cards for her twin grandsons first birthdays ! I was delighted  and knew straight away which set I wanted to use ! This set is called Birthday Delivery and is another I'll be reaching for again and again . It has matching DSP and  a set of framelits which MATCH the DSP ! I knooooowwww right ! How awesome is that ! These cards were a breeze to create with SU doing all the work for me once again ! 




I was yet to play with Daisy Delight which has a matching punch ! I was also keen to try a technique I had seen on You tube - there are many so I am not sure who to credit for this interesting cool  technique . Its called the Nail Varnish technique , be warned , not to be tried while  husbands that complain about chemical odours are in the vicinity of your craft space ! Basically you put some water  , about 3 cm in the bottom of a throw away container - I used a foil dish  - and then add drops of your choice of nail polish , they say the cheaper ones work the best . Then take a wooden skewer and give it a swirl , working quickly , place your paper ( glossy , watercolour or shimmer ) down into the water and onto your coloured swirls , pull out onto paper towel and allow to dry ! Please note it is best to use gloves for this ! I used Berry Burst to stamp onto glossy card stock and punched and layered two flowers . The centre is one of the new Glitter enamel dots , love them ! My sentiment is also stamped onto glossy card stock . I cased the lay out of this card from Sarah Walker , thank you Sarah .


I continued using the daisy set to case a  card I'd seen by Tandra Boyer where she used the punch to create a skirt for the lady in the Beautiful You stamp ! I was keen to have a try and this is my card . I have used Colour Theory paper stack for my matt and also for underneath the vellum for the skirt . I found it most effective to cut each petal singley and layer until happy with my result . I clear embossed the vellum using powder pink.

 


Just one more ? One of my ladies , yes you Sharron , happened to mention to me that the little girl from Birthday Delivery looked like she should be standing in front of a Christmas tree ! That was my inspiration for this card ! Never too early for Christmas cards right ?



Now its time to see what the talented Leonie Schroder has created for us !


Blog Hop Participants:
14. Tanya Bell 
18. Kim Oliver 



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25 comments:

  1. WOWsers Cheryl, you have outdone yourself with all these beautiful projects. Great sneak peeks. Thanks for joining us on the ESAD Blog Hop

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  2. So many AMAZING projects, makes me a demo want even more than I had on my wish list now.
    Thanks for sharing
    Cheers Shaz

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  3. I'm loving the animals more and more!

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  4. Goodness so many gorgeous projects! I love them all Cheryl TFS

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  5. So many beautiful cards! Lots of ideas!! Great blog hop again!

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  6. You have been busy Cheryl! Great cards xx

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  7. Wowie you have been super busy these are all great Cheryl x

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  8. Wow, wow, wow. I kept naming each card as my favourite as I went down the post. They are all wonderful. I'm excited to try to nail polish technique. With a house full of girls, there's lots of supplies and it's sure to be a hit! Kelly x

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  9. Lovely assortment of cards. The first is my favorite. Excellent job.

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  10. Talk about thinking ahead? I haven't thought that far ahead yet.

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  11. How did you get such deep color in your shaving cream card? Min are always too light. TFS!

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    1. Gloria as described it is the nail varnish technique.

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  12. Such stunning cards Cheryl, you have been very busy!

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  13. What a great collection of cards to showcase the new cattie, love these.

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  14. I love all your cards Cheryl. The 1st birthday ones are super cute

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  15. Oh Cheryl, you have been so busy. I love them all. Thanks for reminding me about the polished stone technique. Can't wait to do that again.

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  16. I love all your cards! You have gotten me so excited to order the glossy paper.

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  17. You have been so busy Cheryl. I love all your cards. Such a variety. Love the polished stone technique. I love that SU! have brought back the glossy card again too. The birthday ones are just too darn cute with that paper. I love that nail varnish technique. I will have to try that one if I can cope with the smell LOL Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

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  18. What a selection! I can't wait to see the glossy paper in person.

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  19. love the no. 1 on that first card. all of those cards are great.

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  20. Lovely cards Cheryl. I love the Christmas one 😍

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  21. Wow love all your cards Cheryl.

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  22. Your Daisy Delight card is my favourite, Thanks for sharing

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