Friday, 3 November 2017

Anything But A Card for Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to November's Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop... you are now in the UK with Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa...
Our theme this month is Anything But A Card... which is lovely as it has made me focus and get one of my December projects done a whole month early! So now the first ladies will be making one on Wednesday (just in case they were wondering!!!)

So I have a lantern for you using one of the fabulous large lanterns I found last year! So a matching set for my regular ladies... one for each end of their mantelpieces... 
A die cutting dream of a project... using Detailed Gate, Christmas Lamp Post and Hometown Greetings... all available with co-ordinating stamp sets in bundles with 10%... 

Plus Christmas Around the World & Halloween Night papers and a Boxwood Wreath with a Jute Twine bow to finish off...
But I have few admittances...

(1) This project was inspired by an amazing dome version by fellow demo Shannon Vanstone... though I couldn't find a dome as impressive as Shannon's so I had to alter details as I went along!

(2) My lantern has etched wording at the back that needs covering up... hence the die cut snowflake panel... 
(3) The actual lights I will use arrive on Monday... so I will finish off the project with some more sparkle & twinkle then... The lights used here are the same but have a ridiculously large battery box which is difficult to hide!

(4) I will personally use the double stamped gateposts in Graveyard Gates (as explained & used here) for gift re-makes... but I wanted to keep the project easier for some of my ladies (that panic when the Stamp A Ma Jig comes out!) and we still have the Halloween Night papers in the Clearance Rack here in Europe... so the brick paper sheet made these gateposts a breeze!
And now it is time to pass you onto the lovely Karie in the USA... I know she has 3 lovely projects to share with you...

And here is a Roll Call for you  -  if you prefer to hop backwards and forwards that way - or just in case of any broken links...

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop Roll Call
5.  Amanda Bates (YOU ARE HERE!)

20 comments:

  1. You always come up with the greatest projects! I love this one too.
    TSF

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    1. Thanks Jan... really love yours too!

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  2. Wow,what a lovely idea. That is stunning. TFS

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    1. Thanks Sharleen... great blog hop....

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    1. Thanks Karie... great blog hop....

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  4. WOW, what an amazing project. Thank you for joining in.

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    1. Thanks Sarah... great blog hop.... feeling inspired!

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  5. Stunning! There are a lot of elements that make this pop!

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    1. Thanks Amanda..
      And LOL! The comment popped up and I thought "when (and what for) did I say that" ... as it is an expression I often use!.. and then I clicked! From the other GSF Amanda!

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  6. Stunning project idea. Love the way the Detailed Gate die works with the Lamp die. :)

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    1. Thank you Tricia... and yes they work really well together...

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  7. Well - you are doing your hardest to convince me that I really need these gates (which I have resisted until now!) but I think that this amazing project may just have clinched it for me. Fandabidosi!!
    Lotsaluv
    Kate
    xxxx

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    1. Oh you know you want them! You won't regret them Kate... they really are fabulous all year round!

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  8. This is so cool - I can picture a heap of these making great decorations around a room.

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    1. Thanks Courtenay... and great idea!

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  9. Such a clever idea! I like that gate die cut too.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer... though Shannon deserves the credit for the original idea.... but for me... the Gate and lampposts are truly wonderful as a set!

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  10. That is just *amazing*...! It looks so detailed, I'm not sure I'd have the patience to make it, but it's SO lovely :-) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kimberley... just a lot of die cuts and some precise gluing action really! A case of easier than it looks....

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