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Saturday, 7 January 2017

January Blog Hop - Spring/Summer & Sale-a-bration

Welcome to my blog & the first Jem's Blog Hop of 2017!

Wow! Where did that year go? It doesn't seem like 2 minutes since we were getting excited about the new Spring/Summer Catalogue & Sale-a-Bration in January 2016 & here we are a year later.

Well I say it every time a new catalogue comes out but this has got to be the best Spring/Summer Catalogue so far & the Sale-a-Bration choices are fab too.

I've used one of my favourite Sale-a-Bration sets for 2 of the projects I'm going to share with you today. Well the 'Hey Chick' stamp set certainly wasn't one of my favourites when I first looked at the brochure but after seeing a few projects on Pinterest it moved straight to the top of my 'must have' list & the fact that it was FREE is even better!

I found this card on Pinterest & loved the doodle art frame around the card so wanted to give it a go. I think it adds a fun bit of detail & is so simple to do.

I decorated the inside too with the cute little egg stamp that comes with the set. There are also 3 sentiments with the set which all add to the fun. The one I haven't used says 'You're a good egg'!

I've also seen lots of cards where the images have been stacked on top of each other so I thought I'd give that a go too. I've made a tall thin card & had lots of fun with the new Watercolour Pencils & my Blender Pen colouring them in.

My next project is a card I made to send out with the catalogues I've posted this week & it's using the Beautiful You stamp set. This set comes with 3 images & 8 sentiments.

It really is a versatile set & here I've used the paper piecing technique for her dress & water colouring for her body & hat.

All the sentiments are lovely but I particularly like this one.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects & thankyou for visiting my blog today. Next in the hop is the lovely Sarah-Jane who I know will have something lovely for you to feast your eyes on!

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  1. fantastic makes totally adore the chicken totem pole another one for my list! thanks for sharing x

  2. Love the chickens thanks for sharing

  3. What a fabulous trio of cards Sharon.... love them all...

  4. Fab cards Sharon. I wasn't sure re the chickens at first but the more I see the more I like :-) x

  5. Well that Chicken is certainly growing on me!! Love your cards Sharon, and the paper pieced dress is fabulous!,

  6. Lovely cards especially love the tall hey chick card, may have to have a go at that myself!

  7. Lots of inspiration here - and love the doodling! x

  8. Absolutely Egg-celent makes Sharon ;-) Love the mix of paper piecing on the last card too xx

  9. Lovely cards, my Hey Chick set is coming today xx

  10. Loving the papers in the background of the dancing lady, which collection are they :) x