Sunday, 17 March 2019

#CTC220 - Sale-a-Bration

Welcome and Happy St Patrick's Day to you. The crew's penultimate visit to the Sale-a-bration catalogue this week, hope you've checked off your wish list as items won't be here for much longer, although a third release has just been announced.

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I've headed to the 2nd release Sale-a-bration and the colours from the stunning Painted Seasons DSP, mainly the top image sheet:
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I sponged Whisper White cardstock with Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink, then stamped the bubbles from Beauty Abounds in Call Me Clover. This coloured piece was embossed with the Country Floral Dynamic TIEF. Oh my! It really is a stunning folder.  I've used thick Whisper White for my base with a mat of Pool Party before adhering my embossed layer.  

I made a strip of 'ribbon' with cardstock that I pulled past my bone folder several times until the layers fell apart. I've then used the fluffier inside of each strip and glued together - Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. A Whisper White circle using Stitched Shapes has a greeting in Call Me Clover from Well Said, attached to a Layering Circles scallop of Lovely Lipstick and raised with Stampin' Dimensionals. The embellishing diecuts are all from Well Written Thinlits.

I trimmed the tall stems trimmed down to 2 instead of 3 and the tiny flowers have a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock behind and Fine Tip Glue to fill.

The past few days have been a very sad and emotional time for Cantabrians, Kiwis and the World at large, with the actions of an individual against our beautiful Muslim community. There are stories emerging all the time some heart-breaking, some heart-warming, all tinged with extreme sadness and we hold these people in our thoughts and prayers as they bid farewell to their loved ones, and pray for those injured to pull through. We appreciate the love and support extended from all over the globe. So much respect has been shown through cancellation of sporting events, concerts and other celebrations, a truly sombre time.

For myself, I turned to my craft room for some quiet reflection and extended on items I'd used for the crew hop this week. Kia Kaha Muslim community, you did not deserve this.

Thank you for stopping by, and please now hop over and check out what our lovely Simone has to share this week. If you feel inclined, why not join us by making a card and popping the photo on our Facebook page with the link over to the right.


  1. We are all thinking about you Sandra.

    Love your cards. Love the idea of stamping the card stock first before running it through the embossing folder. That looks amazing! And your sympathy card is just so elegant and beautiful. Love them both.

  2. Gorgeous cards, and beautiful words. My heart is broken for the people of Christchurch and surrounds, and for NZ as a whole.

  3. Big hugs for you, Christchurch and NZ Sandra. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards with us. Kelly x

  4. Sandra, your cards are beautiful. Sending hugs to you and to the people of NZ

  5. Beautiful cards, Sandra. The colour combo on the first one is gorgeous.

  6. Your cards are so beautiful. Great use of die cuts on both, but especially the first. I'm glad you were able to find a little comfort in crafting. It's such a heartbreaking time x