Sunday, September 23, 2018

Masculine by Nature


Once I find a go-to masculine stamp set, I tend to use it to death. That's definitely the case with this one (despite it's unfortunate name!).
I've incorporated a bit of texture on this card, by using the Wood Textures DSP stack, but also embossing it with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I really like the effect. I've kept the colour scheme pretty neutral - Tranquil Tide and Soft Suede. The Nature's Poem DSP works really well, and a piece of the co-ordinating Nature's Twine is the finishing touch. To give the tree more dimension, I've stamped it twice - once in Tranquil Tide and again in Crumb Cake, slightly off, for a shadow effect.
Hope you like my card!

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

CCMC528 Toil and Trouble


 
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:

I've never really celebrated Halloween, but when I see all the really cute Halloween products that Stampin' Up! come out with, I kinda wish I did! Designer Series Paper is a great way to play with a product suite without having to fully commit to stamps. This card is made almost entirely from The Toil and Trouble DSP.

I snipped out some images - a witch, a cauldron, a cat and a frog. I have a sneaking suspicion that sweet-looking witch has recipe plans for that frog! ...Hopefully the cat is safe, though.
The only stamping is the sentiment (from Itty Bitty Greetings) that I've punched out with the Classic Label 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, September 18, 2018

Healing Sympathy


I have a love/hate relationship with making sympathy cards... it is awful having to make one, but I always feel better when it's done. It's such a helpless feeling when someone you care about is grieving, and making a card for them isn't a big thing but it is something. I never make them in advance, partly because it feels like I'm pre-empting bad news, and partly because I like to personalise the card to the recipient.
For this card, I reached for Healing Hugs. This stamp set is becoming a go-to for all occasions. That rose is just stunning. I added a few pretty touches - lace trim, Delicate Lace edgelits, a few pearls and in the background, the Tufted Embossing Folder. I use this 'with sympathy' sentiment (from Flourishing Phrases) ALL the time...hope I don't wear it out!
Hopefully this card brought some healing sympathy to its recipient.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

NEW Clearance Rack Items!


Bargain Alert!! Stampin' Up! have just added new items to the Clearance Rack!

TIP: to see the newest items first, select "NEWEST" in the "sort by" box.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

CCMC527 So Santa

 
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 struggled with these very primary colours at first. But once I settled on a beach scene and spied the cute little Tropical Santa to be in my beach 'polaroid' (you can find this guy in the So Santa stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue) it all came together! This is definitely not your traditional Christmas card!
 
I've also used the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder (also in the Holiday Catalogue).  I've torn the cardstock in the beach scene, to add a bit of texture. I stamped Santa in black stazon ink and coloured him with a Blender Pen and inks.
To finish off, a piece of knotted twine. The sentiment is also from So Santa.
 
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, September 11, 2018

Card 2!


Do you remember this card? Well, here is the card I made at the same time. When I sponged the die, I had this cardfront underneath, so I could use it like a stencil. I jazzed this one up a bit with some ribbon and trim. I also added a small rose embellishment (don't tell anyone but it was actually to cover up an ink splodge!)
Here is my other card again:
Whish one is your favourite?
 

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

2 cards for the price of 1!


This is actually a very simple card - just a die (cut from Whisper White cardstock), sponged in pretty coloured inks (Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo), popped onto a card base and a sentiment stamped to match.
But that's not all. The best part is, you get two cards for the price of one! I'll show you card 2 next time....can you guess what I did?


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Thursday, September 06, 2018

CCMC526 Peaceful Noel

 
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:
I think this is my first Christmas card of the season. I can't believe it's September already!
On this card, I've used some products from the Joyous Noel Suite, on pages 28-29 of the Holiday Catalogue. I love the classic feel of this suite, and the elegant touches of copper.
 
All of the stamping is from the Peaceful Noel stamp set  - the sentiment, branches and background. The banners and background panel are from the Joyous Noel Specialty Paper. I also used the Subtle embossing folder on this card, and some Metallic Pearls for embellishment. The final finishing touch is a spritz of Champagne Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle).
My colour scheme is Sahara Sand, Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot.
 
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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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Holiday Catalogue Shares

If you would like to get your hands on a sampling of all of the beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments in the Holiday Catalogue, then you might like to join one of my Shares Groups. How does it work? Instead of having to buy all of these gorgeous products individually (costing hundreds of dollars) you get a sample size of each!

 
DESIGNER SERIES & SPECIALTY PAPER SHARE (46 pieces) $23
You will receive 6 (6”x6”) pieces from each pack: All is Bright, Festive Farmhouse, Santa's Workshop, Joyous Noel, Frosted Floral, Country Lane, Toil & Trouble. Plus 3 (6”x6”) pieces from Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper and 1 (6”x6”) piece of Black Foil Sheet

RIBBON SHARE (7 pieces) $22
7 Ribbons and Trim (15.4m total): Real Red Mixed Satin (2.2m), Striped Burlap (2.2m), Poppy Parade Textured Weave (2.2m), Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible (2.2m), Tranquil Tide Velvet (2.2m), Braided Linen Trim (2.2m), Black Glittered Organdy (2.2m)

EMBELLISHMENT SHARE (65 pieces) $20
All is Bright Paper Clips (4), Galvanised Buttons (4), Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes (20), Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements (4), Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths (2), Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (24), Chicken Wire Elements (1), Galvanised Clips (4), Spider Trinkets (2)

OR BUY THE LOT - $65
 and get 2 FREE Foil-Edged Cards & Envelope (1 gold & 1 silver)
 

 
Email me if you would like to join the Share. I accept payment by Cash, Direct Deposit or cheque. Stampin' Up!'s 5% Shipping & Handling Charge is included in the Share price, but if you need your shares mailed out to you, postage will be $8, anywhere in Australia.

The Closing Date for Shares is 16th September, 2018 but I will mail out Shares as the groups fill.

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