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Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Tartan thanks

Hello, crafting friends!

I'm still pinching myself about joining the design team at CAS Colours and Sketches but we are starting our year of fabulous challenges today so I guess it's all true! We're kicking off with a fabulous colour challenge:
While I was making this 'moving house at Christmas card', it crossed my mind that the clapperboard stamp in WPlus9's New Home could be used to make plaid, so that's what I've done with these colours!


I trimmed a panel with a stitched rectangle die by Heffy Doodle, masked off the bottom on the diagonal and sponged Pool Party ink over the top part. Then, using my stamping platform, I stamped fine lines in Cherry Cobbler using the Clapperboard stamp, and thicker lines in Bermuda Bay using a stamp from Uniko's useful Background Builders Classics.


Once I'd stamped my background I attached the panel to a card base and topped it with a large die cut sentiment - Bitty Thank You from Concord & 9th. This was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock and heat embossed before being glued to the plaid.


CHALLENGES
I'm linking this card up with Allsorts where Ellie is also easing us in with an Anything Goes challenge; I'm also joining in at DiesRUs where Anything Goes (as long as it features a die of a brand the store carries.)


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Making this card suddenly reminded me of a pair of pyjamas one of my boys used to wear as a child. I remember him coming downstairs to open his Christmas stocking looking like one of the Darling boys from Peter Pan!


He's quite a lot bigger now of course but still an absolute sweetheart!

Sending hugs,

18 comments:

  1. Superb inking and stamping . . . with a perfect die cut as the focal point. Lovely.

    Cute picture of your son too!

    Hug, Sarn xxx

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  2. Very pretty Vicky. I love how you created the plaid - that is a great idea!

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  3. How fortunate these challenges are to have you on their Design Teams, Vicky! This is a fantastic card design and very clever to make the plaid, which is perfick! Thank you for including the photo of your little Darling boy! He truly is ~ and what a sensational bunny stuffie! He looks absolutely real and totally loved! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. A beautifully designed CAS Thank you card,the colours are gorgeous

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  5. Perfect Thank You card Vicky. Love that design

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  6. wow! well done on the plaid, it looks fab, I thought it was printed. A lovely CAS design. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

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  7. WOW! Vicky, what a wonderful tartan beautifully made, it looks like you have drawn the lines. Love the story of the "'jamas".
    Faith x

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  8. The colours are gorgeous, a really great CAS creation. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  9. Wonderful design and what a super cute picture.

    Hugs Diane

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  10. Congratulations again, Vicky! Love your plaid! So cozy!

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  11. Fabulous card. I love the memory of days when the kids were little. I am in the same boat these days.

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  12. Beautiful Gingham corner with the challenge colors, Vicky. Love your 1st card for your new DT gig on CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge. Congratulations, my friend. What an adorable photo of your son as a youngster in his Christmas PJ's too. TFS your beauty. Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  13. Love your corner plaid Vicky - I wouldn't mind some PJs in that pattern! Gorgeous heat embossing on the die cut too - love the added shine!

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  14. Love the corner focal point. Beautiful stamping. This is lovely!

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  15. I love the plaid background!! So perfect!!!

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  16. Terrific card & wonderful memory ~ how sweet :)

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  17. Your stamped plaid is just perfect! I'm so happy to be on this team with you:) Your son sure was a cutie­čśŹ

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