Saturday 12 November 2016

Honey I Shrunk the Kit'-Vintage Vessels'

Hello All

I am here today to share with you the cards I have made with my virtual crafting honey buddies:

Together we make up the 'honey girls'. We have a kit club together called 'Honey I shrunk the kit' You can see our logo below.

This time the lovely Hazel sent us a fabulous pack of goodies with the theme of:

'Vintage Vessels'

I am not a vintage girl as you will see but I am starting off with my attempt at 2 vintage cards then as we go along you will see the inner CAS Sandie slowly emerge using the same set of goodies!

Here we go-I have used the mason jar die and some gold vintage gems from Hazel's fab goodies:

I have to admit this card was inspired by this card I loved on pinterest and is very similar to it but with my take on vintage added. The sentiment is so old I can't remember where it is from. I was worried about adding all these sequins and thought it would take forever but Nonni gave me a special pencil she got when she went to Japan and using this with sequins makes it so easy. But I think you might need to travel to Japan to get one!

And card 2:

Gosh this card took me hours to make. I had an idea in my head but every time I tried it the bin it ended. I played around for ages trying out different things. I really wanted to use these die cut jars that were in the pack plus this chevron DSP. Well in the end this is the card I made. I found these little flowers in my stash and coloured the petals to match the paper. I then found some gems to add to the jars...I now realise they are not straight but too late! Although not my normal card I actually think it is quite sweet and am sure I will use it at some point....thanks for pushing me here Hazel!

Card 3....see the inner Sandie is being released.....

This card was inspired by the little tea cups that Hazel sent us. I used the same design I used for this card but this time used the cups instead of leaves. I randomly stamped the tea cups and then used the die cut Hazel sent us coloured with promakers to match my die cut sentiment from STAMPlorations. For this card I followed the sketch at Sovushka Slavia

I will also enter this card into the STAMPlorations CAS challenge twist of purple

Finally the inner Sandie emerges and CAS is here again!!

I used this sweet little vase die cut from the pack adding my own little vintage gold pattern. Score lines ground the die holding stamped gold flowers. I added the sentiment on the leaft top to balance my card. All the gold is stamped with delicata ink so looks embossed IRL.

I will enter this card into Addicted to Stamps and More-CAS

This was such a fun kit to play with. So a huge thank you to Hazel for this. Here is a photo and product list of the kit.

Stampin' Up: Jars of Love stampset and corresponding Everyday Jars framelits; Beau Chateau patterned paper; Tea for Two patterned paper
Paper Smooches: Free Spirits and corresponding Free Spirits Icons
Clearly Besotted: Time for Tea; Feel Better
Other: large gold rhinestones; cork label and gold doily - my stash

Now time to visit the Honey girls:

Enjoy x


  1. Sandie, you did an AMAZING job with this kit!! I LOVE all of your cards! I only see creative brilliance here - no struggle!! However, I certainly did struggle, and it was my own kit! Oh well! It was worth the stretch, my dear! You rocked it home!! :-) Thanks so much!!

  2. Sandie, even if Vintage isn't your thing you've certainly worked your CAS magic here. Loving that sprinkling of fun sentiment and the way you've added the sequins trickling out of the jar. I'm going to have to get one of those neat pencils ... now who do I know who might trek over to Japan! LOL. You've loads of the kit elements so imaginatively and oozing elegance. Have a fun weekend ... off to check out the others! x

  3. I think that you have kept true to your fab CAS style, Sandie whilst incorporating the elements from the kit beautifully! I love that you used that chevron paper...I couldn't quite see how to use it but loved the colours. The sprinkle of sequins looks brilliant on your first card and I love all of the tea cups stamped on the card base. It looks like patterned paper! Great ideas and designs to enjoy here! I shall have to get my thinking cap on for our next kit :)

  4. I love that you've made your way to the other side, and back again, Sandie! Darling, all ... and I am up for that trip to Japan!!! Who's going? xx

  5. many sweet cards, love those canning jars.

  6. Wow Sandie, you did such a fantastic job with your kit. I absolutely love your CAS designs and especially love your flowers in the jar. Just brilliant!!

  7. I love your take on the kit Sandie! The sequin card...holy cow....I need that tool! :) Love the one in the middle that you said took ages...think your mum would love it! xx

  8. A real treat ths post with so many inspirational cards! So good to see that the same kit leads to so different cards... Think the purple with cupscard is my favorite; the purple looks so vibrant! Enjpy the rest of your sunday!

  9. What a fabulous collection, Sandie ... I think your inner CAS shines through them all ... even the one that took you ages (which is so pretty BTW) ... and you combined it with the vintage-ness of the kit beautifully! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. I love them all
    the cars is so CAS so Sandie
    and you used the kits so cleverly
    The one for ATSM is so CAS and sweet
    love it
    Many thanks for joining with us this time at ATSM
    Monika (DT at ATSM)

  11. You did great working with materials you are not so familiar with, I see no struggle here and many cards have a lovely vintage feel! Hard to choose a favorite... Maybe it's the first one. I love the brown card base and the sentiment is brilliant!

  12. Hi Sandie - I love your tea cup card - love the background you created! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

  13. Beautiful card! Thank you so much from Sovushka Slavia's blog!