Thanks again CCMC #244

Another colour challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary using this lovely colour palette:

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Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist I have a plenty, but not quite the same can be said of Not Quite Navy (see what I did?!) only the ink pad. So, taking all that into account, here’s what I came up with:

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I used Not Quite Navy to stamp the toadstool image and to ink the edges of all the papers. I also used a waterbrush to apply colour directly to colour in parts of the image.

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My Stampin’ Up! supplies are also lacking in ribbon, so I used strips of designer paper and card instead. I had a slightly giddy moment when I remembered that I DID have some Designer Buttons in Brights so popped on one in Daffodil Delight as the finishing touch.

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Now I’m very excited because I’ve just had word saying my order from Stampin’ Up! will be delivered tomorrow. I shall be home alone to received it and enjoy it!!

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902

Designer Series Paper Stack (Subtles) #117152

Getting Started Cardstock (Marina Mist, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight) #121700

Stamps:

Happy You #122802 (Hostess)

Other:

Brights Designer Buttons #119747

Classic Stampin’ Pad Not Quite Navy #126971

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Sweet Cupcake – CCMC243 – Sketch Challenge

Today’s project that I’m sharing is for the current Create With Connine And Mary challenge which is based on a sketch. Hop on over and take a look as the Design Team projects are inspirational. I decided to use the Create A Cupcake stamps and an eye popping colour combination for my entry:

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I’ve created mats an layers from Designer Paper and cardstock, tucking in a flower from the Pop-Up Posies kit. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the cupcake frosting and the cherry to create a little height.

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The sentiment is stamped onto a scallop circle and topped with a little bow.

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I love this colour combination probably partly due to the fact that it’s fairly similar to my football team’s colours of claret and blue!

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117155 (Brights) #117152 (Subtles)

Brights Cardstock A4 (Real Red) #121698

Getting Started Cardstock A4 (Whisper White & Pretty in Pink) #121700

Punches:

1″ Circle #119868

7/8″ Scallop Circle #12904 (Spring)

Stamps:

Create A Cupcake #121982

Fabulous Phrases #120501

Other:

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 (Spring)

Brights Designer Buttons #119747

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Real Red #126949, Pretty in Pink #126955

Seam Binding Ribbon (Pool Party) #125582

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Green, green and more green

Okay, so the clue is in the title! This card is all about the green and I shall be linking it up with the current challenge over at Papercraft Star which has the theme of … green!

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I used a selection of green papers from the Subtles Collection and cut them into strips. I’ve layered them up across the card making each one slightly shorter as I went along. I layered a couple more strips horizontally and topped them with a bow and a button.

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I punched out a scallop circle and then stamped and punched the thank you. I used dimensionals to layer these up.

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I love the combination of Very Vanilla and the Certainly Celery colours.

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The Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration event only has four days left to run. If you spend  £45 you could get the  The Pretty Petites stamps or the  Petite Curly Label Punch for FREE!!!! Get in touch if you are interested.

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 (Subtles)

Punches:

Petite Curly Label #129405

1 3/4″ Scallop Circle

Stamps:

Pretty Petites#129642 (Sale-A-Bration)

Other:

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Brights Designer Buttons #119747

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Certainly Celery #126958

Seam Binding Ribbon (Very Vanilla) #120999

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All about the colour – CCMC#242

Today I am sharing a project I have made for the current challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary This week there is a colour theme using colours from the latest Stampin’ Up! In Colour series:

untitled2Aren’t those colours scrumptious? However, this really was a challenge for me as, being new to Stampin’ Up!, I’ve been building the basics of my stash and the only thing I had with this particular colour pallette was the Print Poetry paper pack and a raspberry ripple stamp pad. So no ribbons, no buttons, no colour-coordinated card, no lace … Here’s what I made:

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Once I’d layered up the papers, I punched out circles of cardstock and then petite scallop circles from the spotty paper. These were mounted using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used the butterfly stamp from the Collage Curious set and the Raspberry Ripple stamp pad on cardstock and then puched out using the Scallop Circle Punch. This has also been mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals and tucked a couple of paper strips underneath. I did make some paper bows but they just didn’t look right.

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So I managed to work with what I had and feel quite pleased with myself for doing so. However, the other “me” is now hankering after a load of new stash from the In Colour Collection – especially loving the look of those Dahlias.

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack#129312 (Spring)

Getting Started Cardstock A4 (Whisper White) #121700

Punches:

1″ Circle #119868

7/8″ Scallop Circle #12904 (Spring)

1 3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854

Stamps:

Collage Curios #129102(Spring)

Other:

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

In Colour Collection (2012-21014) Classic Stampin’ Pad (Raspberry Ripple) #126859

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Making a man card

I do find man cards tricky to make. However, Stampin’ Up! have lots of lovely goodies that make the job a little easier and I am very pleased with my first SU card for a man.

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I stamped the R onto Whisper white and punched it out using the 1″ circle punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount it onto the Scallop circle, punched from Sahara Sand, and then used more dimensionals to apply this to a square of Polka Dot Parade. All the pieces, including the bunting were edged with Early Espresso.

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Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (Marina Mist) #126902

Getting Started Cardstock A4 (Whisper White) #121700

Cardstock, Neutrals Collection (Sahara Sand) #121699

Punches:

1″ Circle #119868

1″ Square #124094

1 3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854

Stamps:

Notable Alphabet #126357

Other:

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Classic Stampin’ Pad (Marina Mist) #126962

Classic Stampin’ Pad (Early Espresson) #126074

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For You – CCMC241

Today I am sharing a birthday card that I have made for a friend with a birthday this week. I will be sharing this over at Create With Connie and Mary who have a fab site with tons of SU inspiration. The current challenge has a sketch to follow. Here’s what I came up with:

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I used paper from the Print Poetry pack and edged them with Midnight Muse ink. I stamped all the images onto card before punching them out and then mounting them on squares. I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals on both layers. I’ve made a nice puffed up bow using seam binding and added pearls for the finishing touch.

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Neutrals Collection Card Stock (Sahara Sand) #121699

Getting Started A4 Card Stock (Marina Mist) #121700

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack#129312 (Spring)

Punches:

1″ Circle #119868

1″Square #124094

Petite Curly Label #129405 (Sale-A-Bration)

Stamps:

Pretty Petites #129642

Collage Curios #129102(Spring)

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad (Night of Navy) #126953

Seam Binding Ribbon (Very Vanilla) #126970 (Crumb Cake) #122332

Pearl Basic Jewels (5mm) #119247

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

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Going Green – SUO Challenge #65

I had another delivery of fab Stampin’ Up! goodies this week and couldn’t wait to have a play. I’ve also been looking out for blog challenges that I can link up with. Today I have been working on a card to share over at the SU Only Challenges blog which has the theme of “Going Green.” Here’s what I made:

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I have to confess to being totally in love with the Designer Series Paper Stacks, especially the spotty paper in Certainly Celery from the Subtles collection. I also used some of the Wild Wasabi from the same pack. I edged them all with Old Olive ink then layered them up. The top two layers are raised on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve run a strip of Very Vanilla seam binding across the card and popped on two little Designer Buttons.

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I stamped the snail in Old Olive, punched out using the circle scallop punch and edged with more ink before adding the button. I used a Stampin’ Dimensional to lift the whole thing.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty stamps – I had to cut it out as I don’t have the matching dies – yet!!!!

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The finishing touch was to add the bow.

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The majority of my rapidly expanding Stampin’ Up stamps are the clear ones rather than the wooden mounted. I LOVE how these come packaged like DVDs. It makes storage so easy and means that they don’t get lost.

Thanks for buzzing by and check back here soon as I have lots more to share with you 🙂

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Getting Started A4 Card Stock (Whisper White) #121700

Designer Series Paper Stack (Subtles) #117152

Punches:

1 3/4″ Circle scallop #119854

Stamps:

Itty Bitty Banners#126257

Button Buddies #122737

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad (Old Olive) #126953

Seam Binding Ribbon (Very Vanilla) #120999

Designer Buttons (Brights) #119744

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

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