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Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Hellooo! Long time no post, I know. (Yes it is a post Brownwyn Eastley!)

I FINALLY find my mojo creeping back after an exremely long and frustrating absence, so I have a cute project to share with you.

Interestingly it also fits in beautifully with the Bah Humbug challenge over at Just Add Ink, so I am going to be doubly brave and enter that too!

The challenge was to make a Christmas project that does not use Christmas stamps or papers. A Christmas sentiment was allowed though.

My card was inspired by some of the wonderful creations shared on Holiday Card Boot Camp, by Jennifer Mc Guire and Kristina Werner. If you haven't checked out their online classes and you are in need of inspiration, I highly recommend you have a look.

Sooo, drum roll please.... Here it is, my first card posted in 18 months!

I made two different versions using two equally yummy patterned papers from Stampin' Up! The first uses the Mocha Morning Specialty Papers and the second the Spice Cake Papers from the upcoming mini catalogue. You can't see it in the pic but the circles are all shimmery and sparkly - sooo pretty. I think I like the Mocha one best - what do you think??

Supplies used: (all from Stampin' Up!)

Mocha Morning and Spice Cake DSP
Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzaz cardstock for card bases
Merry and Type Stamp Set for sentiments
Parlour Prints background stamp
Crumb Cake Seam binding ribbon and Chantilly Crochet Trim, Hemp Twine
Pearl Basic Jewels

Hope you like my cards, and I hope to be back a little more often now. :)

Thanks for stopping by.


Bronwyn Eastley said...

OM goodness, I nearly fell off my chair. Great cards to spin you back into he world of blogging. Welcome back!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back in your blog space! I think I prefer the green but they are both gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you back blogging.
I also like the Mocha more.
Would you mind sharing what size circle you started with for the trees?

Allison said...

Mmmm I like both! but green is my fav colour so I am a bit bias LOL Welcome back the blogville :)

Claire Harrison said...

Thanks folks :) I started with 3 and 4 inch circles for the trees. HTH

Mae Collins said...

Great to see you back sharing your creations in the blog world Claire! Great cards I like the look of those DSP Christmas trees, will have to give those a go myself...might even share that technique at my stamp class this week, who knows!

Nikki Spencer said...

Brilliant re-entry Claire!! now thats a technique l must them!

Jo said...

Good for you on getting your mojo back and joining in our challenge. And why wouldn't you with such great cards. Great idea for using up that DSP. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.