Friday, 14 February 2020

Honey Bee for As You See It 219

At As You See It, we're already around the cycle of challenges to a sketch again. This one spoke to me of one of my favourite bundles from the January-June Mini Catalogue, Honey Bee.


I made this card a while ago, since I'm on holiday this week, and it was one of the first times I used the set. It was a bit of an exploration, just acquainting myself with what the set did. 

One of the things that make this set extra special is that the Golden Honey Specialty DSP is available as a Saleabration item until the end of March. I worked out that if you bought the bundle, a pack of Whisper White card and some dimensionals (i.e. craftroom basics) you'd be just over the magic $110 mark to earn the paper free. 


Being a first play around, I pretty much to the colours in the paper: black, white and gold. I did colour the bees with some Daffodil Delight and gave the bees in the DSP the same treatment. The Wink of Stella on the wings hasn't showed up quite as well as it could have but in real life, is charming.


The honeycomb die cut is just FABULOUS. I have a little stash of them cut already as they're just SO satisfying to cut out. I thought they looked better with a few of the cells of 'honey' returned to the matrix.

You can use this set, or any other, to show us how you see this sketch. You have until Wednesday 26 February, 11.55 p.m. PST, to show us. You can see what the rest of the team have done with it by visiting the As You See It Challenge site.

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Clubhouse for FMS 422

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches gave me the opportunity of play with the Country Club suite of products. If you have a golfer in the family, then this set is a must-have.


I think my two favourite things in this suite are the teeing off golfer, who can be die cut, and the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. I've stacked the golfer to give him a bit more lift.


Another lovely product is the Country Club Elements, lovely wooden embellishments that add a rustic charm to any project.  I've used a strip of it to back the sentiment.


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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Best Dressed for CAS Colours and Sketches 357

The late summer temperatures are really ramping up this week, so the swimming pool was calling to me. I couldn't answer the siren call though, until I'd finished this quick card for the challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.


I've replaced the hearts in the sketch with the perfume bottle and lipstick die cuts from the Dressed to Impress bundle. I've made the background rectangle into a pair of tags, using Blackberry Bliss and a piece of Best Dressed DSP.


I've used the new Parisian Flourish embossing folder in the background to add a more feminine touch.


This card is quick and easy, yet feminine and pretty.

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