Tuesday, September 29, 2015


This week's challenge at Global Design Project is to CASE one of the designers cards from a previous challenge. The card chosen is by Louise Sharp.

The idea is to draw ideas from the card and then make it your own. I decided to go with the neutral colours and the Christmas theme, but I really wanted to use my new Christmas stamp set from the holiday catalogue.

Project Recipe
Stamp set: Peaceful pines
Card: soft suede, very vanilla, crumbcake and gold glimmer paper
Ink: soft suede and versamark
Accessories: iridescent ice embossing powder, ovals frameleits and perfect pines framelits

Saturday, September 19, 2015

GDP#002 Christmas

My first Christmas card made this year using the sketch challenge from Global design Project. Only about another 40 to go!! Unfortunately, I was too late to enter this week's challenge but I still wanted to show off the card.

This is the original sketch.
My Project Recipe
Stamps: Wondrous wreath and Gorgeous grunge
Ink: Rose red, pear pizzaz and wild wasabi
Card: Thick white card, rose red and whisper white
Accessories: Wondrous wreath framelits, wild wasabi thick baker's twine (retired) and gold foil.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Global Design Project is a new challenge and design blog featuring Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world! Each week brings a new challenge and fabulous cards and projects from these leading demos, some of whose blogs I have admired and visit regularly.

The first challenge is colour and here is the inspiration board:
I didn't have any dsp featuring these colours, so I made my own using the spot splatter from gorgeous grunge and the 3 colours featured. I did a half sheet of A4 so I have enough left over for another card.

I am looking forward to each week's challenge and inspiration from the design team. I hope to participate regularly.

Project Recipe
Stamps: You've got this, Gorgeous grunge and Circle of Spring 
Ink: Smoky slate, so saffron and pink piroette
Card: smoky slate, saffron, pink pirouette and whisper white
Accessories: clear embossing powder, pink pirouette ribbon (retired), 11/4 inch and 13/8 inch circle punches