just a quick hello and hoping all your New year celebrations went off in good style.
The jury is still out in our house as to the quality of the television programs spanning the count down but have to say we all loved the fireworks though!
...but am back to day having had a little play with a couple of sets due for imminent launch, and on their own countdown as it were, all kicking off on January 4th.
yes - its the launch of both the new seasonal Spring Summer 2017 Catalogue -a lovely collection of on trend/ and topical designs along with the start of this year's Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Campaign, and that means for every £45 spent you get to choose an item for free from the special Sale-a-Bration brochure.
and for my card I used items from both to make a little thank you card for a friend. and thanks to the lovely Kelly Acheson whose design I cased virtually wholesale, to come up with this - thanks so much Kelly!
am sorry they have come out so dark but today's light here is not very good at all...
My card base is Sweet Sugarplum, one of the current 2016 - 2018 In Colours teamed with a piece of slant-wise cut , Very Vanilla Topper.
I used the really fun set 'Hey Chick' from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue which will make you chuckle as soon as you see it, and teamed it with the 'Friend' sentiment from the aptly named 'Suite Sentiment' stamp set from the seasonal catalogue.
You can really go to town on colouring as much or as little as you like - I just chose to highlight the hair and tails with a few random strokes of Sweet Sugarplum and Melon Mambo and a dash of Tangerine Tango for the beaks and feet....
I finished this off with a 'Crumb Cake' grounding and a few toning '2016 - 2018 In-Colour' enamel shapes.
Hope she likes it.
well I will be back soon with links to the new brochures - so am on my count down already!
bye for now and get those stamps inked in readiness!