Thursday, November 08, 2018

CCMC535 Holly, Jolly and Bright

 
It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com. This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:
 
I must admit that my first thought when I put these colours together was "yuk". But, once I chose a stamp set and got stamping with them, my mind was changed. Now, I definitely think I'll be using this combo again. I pulled out one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets, Peaceful Noel, and stamped a pretty background design. I decided to stamp the sentiment on vellum, but layered some white cardstock behind it, so that it 'popped' more.
 
I used a piece of Festive Farmhouse DSP behind my main panel. The subtle stripe of the Mossy Meadow pattern doesn't detract too much from the other images.
 
I added a few Frosted Epoxy Droplets to bling it up a little bit. I like how well they co-ordinate with the soft look of the vellum.
 
I hope you like my card! Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page


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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Follow Your Dreams in Coastal Cabana


Just a quick one from me today...I'm off to babysit my 3 year old nephew Miles. Yes, he's 3 already, can you believe it!

I made this card for a special friend (with a stamp set borrowed from another special friend). I'm very lucky to have such special people in my life!

I think my favourite parts of this card are that vellum layer, the half-sponged sentiment and the subtle shimmer (hard to capture in the photograph). You can see all the supplies I've used listed below.

Have a great day (I know I will!)


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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Warm Hearted from the Catalogue


If this card looks familiar to you, then your Holiday Catalogue is probably as well-thumbed as mine! I was quite taken by the sample card on page 54, so I decided to re-create it. I haven't changed much - mainly just the orientation.
If you'd like to make this card too, here are a few tips:
  • Make your own copper sprigs by sponging them with Copper Shimmer Paint
  • The Braided Linen Trim separates beautifully into thin strands that make a perfect rustic embellishment
  • The Tin Tile Embossing folder comes up a treat when lightly sponged with ink
  • Use a 1/2" circle punch to take a 'bite' out of the corners of your rectangle and it won't look so plain
You can see the supplies I've used listed below. Click on them to see them in more detail in my store. The 'Warm Hearted' stamp set I've used is only available as a reward, with a $250 order.

I hope you're having a lovely day!


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Thursday, November 01, 2018

CCMC534 Merry Christmas to All

 
It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com.
This week is a sketch challenge, and this is the sketch we had to work with:
 
The Merry Christmas to All bundle is such a versatile set. You can spell out any phrase you like, using stamps, thinlits, or a combination of the two. I've chosen the latter option here, and paired it with some Copper Foil Sheets and the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (I love the copper accents in this paper!).

For an embellishment, I've used a copper Leaves Trinket, and 3 Frosted Epoxy Droplets. I also punched a Vellum sprig, using the Sprig Punch. My colour scheme is Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Copper and Whisper White....I love these colours together for non-traditional Christmas.

I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!

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For November only, you can get your hands on some exclusive new products. With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

Check them out in the flyer, in my Store and in the video:


These beautiful products are only available until November 30...while supplies last!




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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Signs of Santa


I simply could not resist the Signs of Santa stamp set...and then of course the matching framelits and Designer Series Paper! These cuties are so much fun to play with. Some areas of the Santa's Workshop Designer Series paper are flocked, so they are velvety to the touch. That little scalloped edge has also been snipped from the paper too.
I coloured Santa and his signpost with my Blends...my go-to colouring tools!

Hope you're having a great week!


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Monday, October 29, 2018

First Frost with Manda


This card was a bit of a collaborative effort between myself and my dear friend, and very talented stamper Manda....she did most of the hard work and I made a few helpful (and a few not-so-helpful!) suggestions!

We CaSEd a card from our Quarterly Demonstrator Magazine, but changed it up quite a bit. I love the end result - it's so feminine and pretty. The colour scheme is Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink and So Saffron.

What do you think? Do we make a good team?


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

CCMC533 Boo!


It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com.
This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:
 
These colours just screamed Halloween to me..."screamed"...see what I did there? So, bad jokes aside, I went with it and pulled out my Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper. I went to town, snipping 3 hats, plus a spider, a frog and a cat.
 
I made my creatures all peek-a-boo from behind the hats. and stamped a very appropriate "boo" sentiment (from the Warm Hearted Hostess set). I couldn't decide what colour to stamp it in, so I used my markers to do all 3 colours. The background stamps are from the same stamp set.
 
I added a strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Embossing Folder.
 
This was a fun card to make. I hope you like it! Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

First Frost and Shimmer


This was the make-and-take at our recent team get-together. I’ve used the new First Frost bundle. It’s a versatile set that can be used for Christmas, but also lends itself well to other occasions. I’ve also used other new products - the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and incorporated some products from the Annual Catalogue too – the leaf punch and vellum. I made my Gray Granite strip shimmery by sponging it with Champagne Shimmer Mist.

I kept this card soft and pretty with a colour scheme of  Whisper White, Gray Granite, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and  Mango Melody. I think the vellum leaves add softness too.


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