Friday, 11 January 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop showcasing new products...

Hello and welcome to The Craft Spa blog with Amanda Bates in the UK...  and a very Happy New Year to you!
Gosh it has been a long while (July last year) since I joined my Global Stamping Friends to hop  around the world... and I am very happy to be back! 2019 is going to be a good year!

This month's Blog Hop brief is a simple one... all of us getting together to showcase products from the NEW Spring Summer (aka Occasions) catalogue and/or the Sale A Bration promotion...
And I couldn't help but CASE ... well myself!

When I saw the Sale A Bration free promotional By The Bay and Home to Roost products I immediately thought of the Wetlands card in my 2nd most visited blog post ever...
A card that has been pinned beyond all imagination... and much CASED around the world ever since... but Wetlands is now long retired... so I thought it high time the basic design was updated for 2019... but I do REALLY secretly wish we still had that  Serene Scenery paper pattern we had back then!! Though luckily we do still have the fabulous Seaside embossing folder...
Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
But we don't have those papers anymore... so after a bit of wet on wet watercolouring with inks on a piece of  Watercolor Paper die cut with the NEW and wonderful Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies (my favourite new product!) ...
Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
... I had a similar seaside scene that I then embossed with the Seaside embossing folder... colours as shown below...
Too much fun!
Come back on Tuesday for tips and tricks and a full tutorial for this new version (with a tutorial that may surprise you if the new tech works out!!) ... and a couple of other cards for a bit of variety!

But in the meantime... here is my original card that I CASED... just click on it's photo to go to the original post with instructions... though ignore the initial patterned paper cutting bit! And the card is a slightly different size to the norm... but more of that on Tuesday...
And now it is time to pass you onto the lovely Lisa in Ontario, Canada... Just click on the big arrow!

And here is the Roll Call of my lovely Global Stamping Friends around the world that have something to share with you today... please feel free to hop using the NEXT icons... or click around this list if that's the way you prefer...

  1. Blog Hop Participants
    1. Libby Dyson
    2. Tricia Butts
    3. Karie Beglau
    4. Sharon Dalton
    5. Vicky Wright  
    6. Angélique Stempelkeuken
    7. Narelle Fasulo 
    8. Amanda Farlinger
    9. Kimberley Anne Morris
    10. Amanda Bates
    11. Lisa Henderson
    12.  Marieke Bar
    13. Jan Musselman
    14. Anja Reuss
    15.  Rachel Macleod
    16.  Lisa Ann Bernard
    17.  June Olsen
    18. Sarah Mcdermott


  1. WOW!!! Beautiful card, loving your colour palette!!
    Great CASE of yourself LOL
    Cheers Shaz

    1. Thank you Sharon... it did just have to be done!

  2. Awesome idea to CASE yourself, beautifully done!

    1. Thank you Amanda... it was one tha5 had to be repeated...

  3. Neat idea to update a previous card! A very relaxing color palette and scene!

    1. Thanks June... I always like a relaxing scene!

  4. Gorgeous Amanda. Don't you love it when you can case an older version and end up with a result as gorgeous this one. TFS

    1. Thanks Vicky... and yes! And I know some of my ladies are going to be so happy to get to make it in classes too!

  5. Great colours and I love the card. The close up shot is good as it showcases the products you have used, better. Thanks for sharing

  6. Beautiful card. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful card - both versions!! X

    1. Thank you for visiting today and for your lovely feedback...

  8. Simply beautiful card Amanda. I love how you have combined these two stamp sets to create such a peaceful scene. :)

    1. Thank you Tricia... a great card for a remake...

  9. Double thumbs up for these two cards! They are both so serene and gorgeous. I've never thought to CASE myself but you did a perfect job. I'm definitely going to give it try. Thanks for sharing x


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