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Saturday, 27 March 2010

2010 Mini - Blog Hop

Hi and WELCOME if you have just arrived from Theresa's blog as part of the 2010 Mini Blog hop. I just love her projects. If you have come direct to my blog, then why not join in. A few Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are displaying projects that can be made using some of the new fabulous items coming in the 2010 Mini Catalogue available on 1st April. Just click the links to be taken in a loop around all the blogs.
Onto my projects.......... now I am totally IN LOVE with a new punch that's is in the mini. It's the Extra-Large Two-Step Bird punch. It is so versatile for cardmakers and Scrapbookers alike. As soon as saw the punch, I knew I would make a scrapbook page with our beautiful dog, BEN on it. Now Ben spends hours watching out for birds in the garden.... then shoo's them off if they dare land..LOL.


Being a Black Labrador, it is so difficult to get a good photograph of him. This is a 6"x6" size page, and I used the colours, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White and Regal Rose. I just loved how the punched bird looks on this page. The Regal Rose panel has been stamped with Versamark ink using a stamp from another set coming in the mini, called Vintage Vouge. (I expect you will see this on the hop somewhere in more detail) I also used it on the punched bird and wing. The little felt circles on the punched leaf are new as well :o)

Now to my second project. With Easter happening next weekend, I thought I would make a little basket of chocolate eggs and matching Easter card.


The little box is so easy to make. I found the pattern for the box here.  For my box I used Tempring Turquoise card and Pink Flamingo Designer Papers (from the main catalogue). Again the bird punch has been used to decorate my box. This time I used So Saffron card for the bird body and sponged lightly around the profile of the bird with Chocolate Chip ink.  This just makes the bird pop away from the box. Here is a close up of the box.

Here is the little easter card I made to match. It is a little 4"x4" card, decorated with the Tempting Turquoise card and same Designer Paper used on the box. The Bird has been punched and sponged again like with the box, but placed onto a circle of Whisper White card layered onto a scollop of Chocolate Chip card.

Well I do hope you have enjoyed my projects. If you have time please do leave a comment, I can then come and visit you... Like me you may have just fallen in love with this Bird Punch, if you wish to own one or/and some of the other fantastic new products, then please contact me.

It just leaves me now to wish you a Happy Easter (for next weekend) and point you in the direction of the fabulous Zoe who has some fantastic items to share with you.

25 comments:

debbi taylor said...

the more that I see that bird punch he more I am waivering! I love your projects and the dog is cute too! x

Zoë said...

Love all of these Carole. The scrap page layout is super and cute dog! Zoë

kazzells said...

Fantastic creations!! I love the bird punch it looks great with any project.....I love the easter card and basket too xx

Deborah O'D said...

Fab!!!!! I need that punch x

Helen said...

thanks for taking part, I have to buy that bird punch now! also got to make that box! gorgeous projects

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful projects Carole, love your LO, that bird punch is growing on me too!!

I must get a wiggle on if I'm going to get any Easter projects off the ground myself .....

Maria said...

Stunning projects as always Carole. I love seeing your work.

Elaine said...

Fab creations - love that bird punch too.

Theresa said...

Love your projects, especially the easter ones.

Melanie said...

Awe isn't Ben a true model? Gorgeous projects as always.

Jan said...

Love these, I wasnt sure about the bird punch but you have made some gorgeous projects with it!
Jan

Sara said...

Love the page with Ben - so sweet. S'funny I just used the bird punch on an Easter basket yesterday - lovin' it.

Sara xx

Karen said...

Really gorgeous projects, I love the bird punch I think that will definetely need to go onto my wish list :)

Linda said...

What gorgeous projects, I love the way you have used the bird punch on the layout and the easter egg box and card is very very striking, gorgeous colours.

~ Ali ~ said...

Your Lab is adorable. Fabulous projects. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Ali x

Biscuitlid said...

very gorgeous, I love the scrap page, beautiful colour choices and love the stamped background
Hugs
Victoria
x

Jo said...

Stunning creations, and your dog is such a handsome chap :o)

kerenbaker said...

Lovely creations! Your dog is beautiful ( and the projects too!!)

Shaz said...

Love these Carol, great scrap layout xx

Vannessa said...

Gorgeous projects as always Carole and your doggy is beautiful too!

sharon said...

Lovely creations as ever. I NEED that punch now, I'll tell hubbie it's all your fault I HAD to but it LOL

Alex said...

Beautiful projects Carole, that bird punch is lovely :)

Have a good week,

Alex x

Carol said...

Firstly Ben is gorgeous!! (still miss my two)Adore this page Carole, so simple but a stunner!
The card and the basket and just perfect for Easter and show that fab bird punch off to a T :)

Carol xxx

MONICA GALE said...

What a gorgeous boy Ben is, and I love the page you did for him. Hugs xx

Shazza said...

fab creations
x