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Eau de Nil cards – and blog hop!

Hi there! And welcome to my very first blog hop post! I’ve not done a blog hop before so thanks to Nikki Smith for getting us organised for the Creativity Club Design Team blog hop! Join the hop and have a look at what the design team have been making. Today I wanted to share with you some of the cards I’ve made using the papermania capsule collection Eau de Nil range. This is probably one of my favourite colourways so far (though they are all beautiful – it’s hard to pick!). I have been using it to make some very special cards indeed.

The first one is for Paula Whittaker, our fabulous docrafts design team buddy who has sadly now left the team. We wish her all the best in the future and continue to enjoy popping over to her blog and docrafts gallery to see all her beautiful clean and simple style cards. Paula’s not on our blog hop list today but you can check out her site here: justforoneday11.blogspot.co.uk

I tried to do a clean and simple style card for Paula:

Best wishes card for Paula

But I still have some work to do on making them look as stylish as hers!

The next card I made with the Eau de Nil collection is an anniversary card for my hubby. We have been married for just over two years now <3

Eau de Nil anniversary card

I used super cute mini pegs from the docrafts bare basics range to clip the sentiments to the card.

My next one is a simple birthday card for a friend, inspired by one of Keren Baker’s lovely cards.

Eau de Nil birthday card

It looks like a quick make but that bloody lace flower took me about an hour to cut out with my blunt scissors, and I kept accidentally ripping bits off it! Doesn’t look too bad from a distance though.

Finally, I decided to use the gorgeous Eau de Nil and Midnight Blush ranges to create my first ever scrapbook layout! I was inspired by one of Michelle Gower’s beautiful designs, but in the end I deviated quite far from her sketch!

Eau de Nil scrapbook page

scrapbook page flowers

Scrapbook page letters

I gave this to my mum for her birthday as a memento of our day out at the races last year. Now she has to start a big scrapbook to keep it in!

I am number 6, now carry on your blog hop with the next fantastic site on the list!

1. Nikki – www.what-nikki-did-next.blogspot.com
2. Michelle – www.scrapthology.blogspot.co.uk
3. Keren – www.kerenbaker.wordpress.com
4. Heather – www.heathermitchelldesign.wordpress.com
5. Denise – http://denisefletcher60.wordpress.com/
6. Sarah – www.stickerkitten.co.uk
7. Katie – www.whatkatiedid2.blogspot.co.uk
8. Jill – www.deliciousdesignsbyjillpryor.blogspot.co.uk/

Comments

  1. Paula W | May 30, 2014 Reply

    Thank you so much for the kind words and the beautiful CAS card you’ve made….love it :)

    And Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs xx

  2. Heather | May 30, 2014 Reply

    I LOVE these cards Sarah… so CAS and perfect!! Def in Paula’s style (mine’s just an inky,layered bundle!) and one I can’t do! Heather x

  3. Michelle | May 30, 2014 Reply

    Love the cards, really classy and beautiful work. Michelle x

  4. Michelle | May 30, 2014 Reply

    So glad you had a go at scrapbooking, it’s a great first page so I hope to see many more.

  5. Clur | May 30, 2014 Reply

    Gorgeous cards and a lovely scrapbook page.
    I really like these two new colour ways … I think the Eau de Nil is my favourite so far.
    Clur
    xx

  6. Tracy | May 30, 2014 Reply

    Fantastic cards and scrapbook page, beautiful papers. x

  7. Nikki | May 30, 2014 Reply

    I love this colour range too. There is something very soft about it.
    I love all of your projects , these are just beautiful! x

  8. Keren | May 30, 2014 Reply

    These are beautiful – love the one for Paula. Sorry to give you hassle cutting out the flower (!- it can be a pain!!). I LOVE your scrapbook page. You’re definitely doing to have to do more LO’s. xx

  9. Jill Prypor | May 30, 2014 Reply

    Love your CAS card Sarah! This style is so hard to do – mine ended up in the bin! You, on the other hand, seem to have it nailed! Happy anniversary too x

  10. Dawn Lancaster | May 30, 2014 Reply

    Great set of projects, love the different styles!
    Just hopping round the Do Crafts blog hop!
    Hoppy Hugs
    Dawn xx

  11. Janna gay | May 31, 2014 Reply

    Great cards & I love the scrapbook page x

  12. sue peck | June 1, 2014 Reply

    Some lovely projects, I haven’t used these papers before but they look so elegant with the embellishments so I will be trying them. Just hopping but I will be back to visit your blog.

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