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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Christmas Card Club - Stampin' Up! Sassy Salutations

Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend and Sassy Salutations

Well it's my turn at Christmas Card Club and months ago when I set the challenge to use
  1. 3 brads
  2. 1 button
  3. ribbon
  4. one other embellishment
I thought it sounded like a good challenge, but never really gave it much thought or planning than that! The day has come and well it's not an easy challenge and although it sounded good at the time of publishing it's not been good, but I'm sure when I visit my fellow club members they will have excelled as usual and all made stunning cards!  I've gone for simple in the end and nipped back to my Perfect Blend stamp set.  This card is a take also on my swap for the Stampin' Up! UK regional training day that I attended yesterday.  What a fab day surrounded by fun folk, who craft and lots of ideas and tips.  We also got sneak peeks from the new annual catalogue and the chance to see the new in colours in real life. What more could a gal want!!!!

 So on my card I've used real red, old olive, basic black and crumb cake inks.  I've used the paper piecing technique to add colour and dimension to my Christmas coffee cup i.e.  you stamp the image firstly on whisper white card stock and then here I stamped on designer series paper from the brights stack.  I then carefully cut out the piece I wanted to make it appear to have a band around the cup. 

My challenge features are the retired brads up in the top left corner, my silver ribbon and my button with the extra embellishment of a rhinestone, you just know I had to have bling in there somewhere!

Today I'm at the Sincerely Yours Craft Show at Newark Showground.  Be sure to pop by and say hello!  Enjoy your weekend and back soon. Zx


  1. . Clever of you to get all the components of the recipe onto such a sweet simple Christmas card Zoe. Very effective. Christine x

  2. Fabulous card Zoe. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Hi Zoe - love your card and I do think that there is hot chocolate in the cup! Yummy. I took the theme literally at first - just for fun, then made my 'proper' card!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

    I don't seem to be on your sidebar by the way, although there are two Sue's on there (Sue-Scoopy and Sue W) who aren't in the CCC. My blog is Planet Susie.

  4. Great card, Zoe! That is a lovely stamp set and you have showcased it beautifully!

    Your embellishments look wonderful and I see you managed to not lose a brad like me! lol

  5. A great CAS card and to have managed to incorporate all the items so well is a fantastic achievement, I really struggled for a while.

  6. I love this Zoe! I did struggle at first with the challenge as that is a lot of embellishments but I loved it in the end and part of that is because it pushed me outside of the normal Christmas card zone and I managed to use up a lot of old stash!
    It's a fab CAS card and so pretty too. I still go to adding more to Christmas cards but am hoping I will be able to make them more CAS in the future Karen xx

  7. Hi Zoe
    Love your card.... I struggled a bit ... But my card turned out ok....
    Thanks for the Challenge
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. Hi Zoe...what a great card such a modern it...great to see you today hope sales went well....xxxx

  9. clever card and so modern - brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  10. I like your CAS card. I really struggled to come up with a theme for this. hugs Mrs a.

  11. Perfectly CAS and contemporary twist. You most definitely nailed this challenge, Zoë. It was tough, but thoroughly fun! Thanks!
    hugs, Asha

  12. I love your card, Zoe and enjoyed the challenge for CCC (don't forget you could enter this for CHNC challenge extra for May and also Completely Christmas - would love to see it there too) x

  13. Fabulous take on your challenge Zoe, love it. Your recipe sounded very daunting but I really enjoyed the challenge. Carol x


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