Sunday, November 18, 2018

Twinkle, Twinkle


I've been having lots of fun lately with the Little Twinkle Bundle. I used it for a recent Stamp-a-Stack Class, and also for my swap card at the Stampin' Up! event on the weekend. It's such a sweet suite of products, and I love the colour scheme (Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White). Here are my class cards:


To create the sparkly moon, I stamped it first, and then punched it out. I then applied a layer of snail adhesive (glue will make the ink run) and sprinkled with glitter. I then popped it up with a mini dimensional or two, lining it up over the previously stamped image.

TIP: to make it easier to apply the snail, use the Silicon Craft sheet

Hopefully everyone who received one of my swaps was happy with the card!

 
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

CCMC536 Time for Tea

 
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 decided to take a break from Christmas this week, and make something pretty. So, I pulled out some products from the Tea Room Suite and had a play. It felt good to make something 'just because'.

I used the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper in the background and took my colour scheme from there (Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry). I also used the Time for Tea bundle, but used a sentiment from Varied Vases. I used a Blender Pen to add just a touch of colour to the images.

For embellishment, I kept it simple with just a Pearlised Doily and some Double-stitched Ribbon.

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, November 14, 2018

It's Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to the Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop! We are hoping to make this a regular occurrence. You can make the complete circuit and see all the lovely creations by following the links at the end of each post.

The lovely Nikki Stalker is our Blog Hop co-ordinator, and this month she has given us a sketch to work with. The inspiration for the sketch is from page 97 of the Annual Catalogue. Here is my take on the sketch:


I decided to leave a lot of white space on this card, so that my little Santa in his sleigh would really stand out. I've snipped him from the Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper. There are so many cute images on this paper, it was hard to choose which one to use! I popped it up on dimensionals and also
added some enamel shapes for a bit of visual interest. The sentiment is from Hung with Care - a cute little Hostess Set in the Holiday Catalogue. I've stamped it in Soft Suede and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.

Well, that’s all from me. Thanks for stopping by! Click on the button below to move to the next stop:

If you happen to lose your way here’s a list of all the participants:
1. Nikki Stalker
2. Olivia Liew
3. Melissa Gifford
4. Kerry Bunting
5. Kylie Page 
6. Sharon Wilson
7. Marelle Taylor (that's me!)
8. Amanda Higgins
9. Kristy Davy
10. Meighan Wheller
11. Elizabeth Yager

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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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