Thursday, January 5, 2017

Here we are with a new year and a new Occasions Catalog along with Sale a Bration.  Now that most of the painting is done and the floors are almost finished, I need to go into what was once my craft room which is now a temporary store room while all the work is being done. I managed to climb over a few things and find my boxes of pre ordered goodies, which hadn't even been opened yet, to create my contributions to this hop. Our circular order allows you to come 2 ways to each blog. If you started at the beginning you are coming from Priscilla's blog. Once again she has added to my CASE list. If you came from the other direction, you arrived from Jean's blog. It is so nice to have her back in the "loop" again. I love her creativity.

My first project uses the first item I ordered during pre order time. It is the beautiful Mediterranean Moments set. Both of my projects use the Watercolor Pencils for coloring. I have been hoping for a long time that they would bring them back. I kept the old ones so I have a few other colors as well.

The card base is Pacific Point, layered with Melon Mambo and Hello Honey. I used Timeless Textures and Hello Honey ink on the Hello Honey layer. Linen thread added the embellishment for this card. Italy is definitely on my bucket list.

My next project is my favorite from the Sale a Brations catalog. Hey, Chick. Such a cute set. This made a perfect birthday card for my sister though it will be a little late.

The base card is made with Whisper White Thick CS. The front layers are Melon Mambo, Festive Birthday DSP and Tempting Turquoise along with a touch of Hello Honey. I used the Layered Circles dies for my die cuts. On the inside I used Tempting Turquoise, more of the Festive Birthday DSP and some Washi Tape from the Affectionately Yours collection. The Large Polka Dot EF added the texture that I wanted. 

I hope you enjoyed my cards. It was so nice to be able to open those boxes and play. Now I'm fired up for the next hop in about 2 weeks. 

To see what Jean has created for us, click the next button. 


  1. Wow Christine what great cards. I've secretly been hoping for a new release of Watercolour pencils too, and was happy to see them in this new cattie. What a great card you've made with the Mediteranean Moments. Coloured beautifully. I also love the Hey check birthday card. So much fun! thanks for sharing and participating in the hop.

  2. Your cards are truly inspirational. I love both of them. My wish list is getting longer. Your watercolouring is beautiful and so meticulous.

  3. Christine, as always love your projects. I too kept all the watercolor pencils so have lots of colors.

  4. I have the old set too, and am happy to have some more colors to play with! Wonderful coloring by the way!!

    The Mediterranean Moments is on my wish list, and you've added another reason to get it. I have played with my Hey, Chick set yet. You've inspired me to get it out and play!

    Great cards, love them!

  5. Love your coloring, Christine! I don't have either of these sets, but Hey Chick is on it's way to my house, and now I have something to CASE. Thanks; as always, great samples!

  6. Love, love, love your Mediterranean Moments card! It has such detail and depth - looks as if you could walk right into that lane. Just beautiful!

  7. Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

  8. Awesome projects!!! Love the Hey, Chick too!

    1. Dear Christine...I'm so glad you found your boxes. I've been looking for inspiration for the "egg with legs" image and you nailed it. My own studio is all boxed up as well while rooms are being shuffled. Tricky isn't it when creativity beckons. LOL
      Joining you in the rejoicing over the new pencils. Thanks for sharing your coloring talents. I live in hope of someday matching your level of execution. :-)

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