Saturday, 3 August 2013

Hello to all of you joining us on our New Catalogue Blog hop. I hope you have made yourselves comfortable for a creative tour of some of the new goodies in the Stampin' UP! 2013-2014 catalogue.
You will have hopped here from the lovely Nicky who has some lovely projects I'm sure you will agree.

I wanted to go down the masculine route with my first project as I know we all struggle to craft for the men in our lives. 
I used Chalk Talk for both sentiments and made them the feature. The backgrounds are done with Gorgeous Grunge which is fast becoming my 'go to' set and  is fab for mens cards and gifts.
Colour wise I went for Basic Grey and 2 new colours to our pallete - Smokey Slate and Bermuda Bay. 

Here is a close up of the card

The front of the box which appears to be a normal box but hides a very clever trick. This box is one that the lovely Zoe showed me when I went over to see her recently. 

Here you see the opening which is like the end of a cracker. It's such a lovely way to present a gift.

Finally, even with the lovely hot weather we have been having we can't as crafter's ignore the fact that Christmas is coming so I have 2 cards to show you that both use Mosaic Madness.
This lovely stamp set has a matching punch and embossing folder!
It has a very Moroccan feel to the set but as you can see is versatile enough to double as Christmas Ornaments.

The same concept here but using a darker colour scheme and some Bakers Twine

I do hope you enjoyed today's hop around the desks of some of the Stampin' UP! demos and we have inspired you to try out some of the new goodies we have on offer. 
If you would like more details on any of the products or classes then please contact me using the button (top right).

Now onto the talented Ruth to continue the hop.