Thursday, November 14, 2019

CCMC587 Snowfront Scene



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 just love the Snowfront stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue, and I decided to challenge myself to use it to make a card that was neither Christmassy or snowy. These colours are perfect for that ... outdoorsy and a bit rustic.  
 
I stamped my scene on a large circle, and then did some sponging to soften the ground and sky. I also sponged the other panels. The Pinewood Planks embossing folder is the perfect complement for this natural scene.
 
The sentiment on this card is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set, and I've finished it off with some Braided Linen Trim.
 
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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Monday, November 11, 2019

Magnolia Frame


One of the first things I wanted to make when I got my Magnolia Lane products was a 3D, lifelike magnolia. This is the result! I decided it was a bit bulky for a card, so I took the glass out of a frame and popped it in there. I made my magnolia using 3 different punches (listed below). I used a bone folder to curl the petals, and sponged the centres with So Saffron ink.

I was pretty happy with the result. What do you think?

 
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Thursday, November 07, 2019

CCMC586 Soft Spring Dragonflies


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:


Those 2 circles had me a bit stumped, until I had the thought of making them dragonflies. I've used the Soft Spring stamp set. This one is a Rewards set, which can be earned for orders over $250. It's a really pretty set, with a soft watercolour look. 

I've used Designer Series Paper from the Woven Threads pack, and taken my colour scheme from there - Purple Posy, Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake.
Here are a few pointers about this card:
  • I used the Ice Stampin' Glitter on the flowers and dragonfly wings
  • The Burlap ribbon adds a rustic touch
  • The sentiment is from the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set

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 05, 2019

Sailing Home Shoebox


I have one last Stamp Camp ShoeBox card to show you. This gorgeous card was designed by Tamara.

We used a circle die as a mask and sponged the sea and sky inside it. I used a Sponge Brayer and Seaside Spray and Night of Navy inks. The yacht was cut out and placed on top. The striped paper is from the Come Sail Away pack. I love it paired with Real Red!

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Sunday, November 03, 2019

Subtle Beautiful Friendship


I still have a couple more Shoebox Swap cards from Stamp Camp to show you. This beauty was designed by Paula Duke. I bet you can guess what Paula's favourite colour is! I thought it was funny when I opened this shoebox that it was so similar to the stamp-a-stack cards I designed. Great minds think alike! I love the effect of the Subtle Embossing Folder over the stamped flowers. To me it looks like a painted canvas.

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Friday, November 01, 2019

Our NEW Paper Trimmer!


Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal. Well, do we have the tool for you! You can get your hands on the new Paper Trimmer from today. I've had mine for a month and I am so impressed. It cuts so smoothly, and can even cut a couple of sheets at a time! It comes with a cutting blade and scoring blade, and you will be able to order replacement blades in January.
Our new Paper Trimmer is lightweight, portable and perfect for making stable and straight cuts!

Paper Trimmer  Item: 152392 | $44.00 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2" (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Get yours HERE

 
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Christmastime is Here!

...well, almost! Christmas is coming early this year, because the new Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well . . . here! This exclusive collection of fabulous, festive, floral products will be available only while supplies last, so take a look at each item included in this beautiful product suite, and place your order today!

You can view the products HERE in the store, or on the pdf, or watch the video:


Aren't the colours and designs in this paper gorgeous?


I think these products will be used way beyond just Christmastime
 
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

CCMC585 Trick or Treat


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 scream Halloween and since today is Halloween, I thought I'd better run with it! For this week's challenge, I've used the very cute Birds of a Feather stamp set. The nice thing about this set is that it's not just for Halloween. It has birdies for Christmas, Valentines and other occasions too. I stamped this little guy on a Stitched Shapes circle and coloured him with my Blends.
 
The banner has been cut from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper. In the background, I used the Corrugated Embossing Folder and distressed it by tearing and inking it. I think it kinda looks like rusty corrugated metal sheets. I embossed my sentiment in white and punched it out with a circle punch.
 
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, October 29, 2019

Feel Like Frost Stamp-a-Stack


This was the second set of cards we made in Stamp-a-Stack class this month. We used the stunning Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper to make some all-occasion cards. You may have thought this paper was for Christmas, since it is in our Holiday Catalogue, and indeed it does make stunning Christmas cards (like these ones HERE). But, as you can see, it works for Birthdays, and other occasions too.

How stunning are the Ornate Frames Dies? If you skipped over them, it's probably because they're in the Halloween section...but definitely not just for Halloween! The delicate edging and stitched details are just so beautiful.

For embellishment I used some of the Nature's Twine. I needed Navy though, rather than Mint Macaron, so I coloured that piece with a Night of Navy Blend. The finishing touch is some Shimmery Crystal Effects. I used it like dew drops and it adds just a touch of sparkle and shine.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Beautiful Friendship Stamp-a-Stack


These were some of the cards we made at this month's Stamp-a-Stack Class. We used my current favourite stamp set Beautiful Friendship, in shades of purple and green - Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron. I think a few people left this class loving this stamp set too!

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