Sunday, 24 April 2016

Mother's Day CTC#75

With Mother's Day fast approaching, our projects this week are CASE-ing Mother's Day inspired by either the Annual or Occasions Catalogues. I took inspiration from Grateful Bunch on page 22 of the Occasions Catalogue. I thought 'You are loved {a lot}' was kind of nice for a Mum, and I had a retired stamp similar enough in font to add at the end of the phrase. I'm not sure how I came up with the colour combination for this card, but I always have liked the way Coastal Cabana (retired InColor) gives a real 'lift' to Wisteria Wonder. For some added interest I added Tangelo Twist daisies.
This card has been made using the soon-to-retire Incolors, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. Often when the NEW InColors are released, I feel a little half-hearted about them and this was the case with this five. Slowly, slowly, I began to like Blackberry Bliss, especially the way you can stamp it three times without inking between, and get three quite different shades of ink. It's just like magic!                                                     
My next favourite was Lost Lagoon. It's a great mixer, looking good with Smokey Slate or in a threesome with Hello Honey and Tip Top Taupe. There are more combinations pinned to my 'Colour' Pinterest board. As this group comes to the end of its two-year reign, and we ready ourselves to meet five NEW In colours, I will just say "I'm going to miss these colours." If you feel the same way as I do, perhaps you'd better order your A4 card, ink pad, ink refill and Stampin' Write markers. Some are bound to run out before the final day on May 31st.The retiring list is online now, with SOME stamp sets marked down and the retiring colours ink pads priced down to $8.05. You ought to pop over to check out that the stamp you've been putting off buying isn't retiring.Then if you choose to shop with me, and use the Hostess Code for April, you will receive a gift in the mail from me too.
Hostess Code: JSDCTABC

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Cheers, Rachel


  1. 2 lovely cards. It's always sad to see the in colours go (I too have grown to love Blackberry Bliss!!) but exciting to see the new ones.

  2. I too get sad at seeing in-colours go, but love that we get a new batch each year too. Love your two cards and the mixed font sentiments.

  3. Lovely cards, Rachel. Coastal Cabana does look great with Wisteria Wonder and good to see you using those lovely In Colours too.

  4. This set has such sweet, dainty images that work beautifully with your chosen colours. The Coastal Cabana/Wisteria Wonder combo looks fabulous with the pop from the Tangelo blossoms. Lovely cards, Rachel. :)

  5. This is a wonderful greeting for MOther's Day, I agree, and I love your different colours combinations - it makes this stamp set so versatile seeing it in this way!!


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