Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Global Design Project - Challenge 085 - Blossom Bunch

Yesterday was a Bank Holiday in the UK, so I got slightly behind with my submission for the Global Design Project, but I am not stressing over that, spending time with Family and Friends is a major part of a Bank Holiday, working is not!

The challenge is (click on the image to go to the GDP Website:
For me the choice is fairly easy as it has less to do with my 'Favourites' and more to do with which Ink Pads I have for the retiring In Colours (sorry, 'Colour' has a 'U' in my dictionary!) As I signed up just after the soon to retire Annual Catalogue was launched I did not think it worth getting products that I know were not going to be around for a full year. Over the months I have acquired a Mint Macaron and a Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad, so those instantly went on the list for this challenge, and I thought Tip Top Taupe would be a good neutral to work with them. So my three colours were selected.

I decided I wanted a bit of texture, both literal and visual, so chose one of the sheets from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut that at 5-1/2 x 3-3/4"(14 x 9.5 cm) and glued it to the front of an A6 Card Base in Tip Top Taupe at a jaunty angle. I then ran a piece of Tip Top Taupe through the BigShot using the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder and trimmed that down to 5-3/8 x 3-5/8" (13.5 x 9 cm) and set that square on the card base with Dimensionals.

The Flower and Sentiment are from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set. The Flower and leaves are punched with the Blossom Builder Punch, which is carrying over to the new Catalogue, but is available at a BUNDLE DISCOUNT until the end of May, so you will want that before the price goes up!!!

The ribbon is from a Trio pack that was in the Autumn Winter Catalogue and is now on the Clearance Rack.

Please note that the Affectionately Yours paper is DISCOUNTED from £11.00 to £8.23 and the Ribbon Trio Pack is DISCOUNTED from £10 to just £4.00.

At the point of writing this post (just prior to publishing it) all the items listed are available other than the Ink Pads.

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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS great value just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). As you are allowed to chose items from the Retired List and the Clearance Rack, even though they may be at a discount, you can get even more for your money. You will also get a small supply of catalogues to share with your friends and family. You will then be able to order from the new catalogue in May at a DISCOUNT, and let me tell you, having seen the new catalogue already, you are going to want it all, so you need that discount!!


  1. A lovely textured and layered card using your 3 favourite colours, Liz. The flower sits beautifully on the banner. Thankyou for joining in with this weeks Global Design Proejct Challenge.

  2. Thank you, I always enjoy taking part in these challenges. Lx