Thursday, December 03, 2020

CCMC641 Warm and Toasty


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 love this Warm and Toasty stamp set. The cute images just bring a smile to my face every time I use them. This little reindeer is so sweet. I coloured him with my Blends and cut him out, and popped him on a Stitched Shapes Circle

If you're after some Christmas DSP in classic Christmas colours and designs, then take a look at 'Tis the Season. It's 6x6 size, so it's perfect for cardmaking, and it's so versatile and easy to use. I even snipped the holly sprig from the paper as a little extra embellishment. The colours are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black and Whisper White.

I popped on a few clear Elegant Faceted Gems, in keeping with the sketch.
 
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, December 01, 2020

Dragonflies Sneak Peek


I have a sneak peek for you today, of a stamp set that will feature in our upcoming January-June Mini Catalogue. Ordering for this catalogue begins January 5, and Sale-a-Bration starts then too. However, Demonstrators can now pre-order from this catalogue, so you'll start seeing lots of lovely new products around the place!

This stamp set is called Dragonfly Garden and the co-ordinating paper is called Dandy Garden. There is also a co-ordinating Dragonflies Punch, that punches out dragonflies in 2 sizes.

I've been loving Misty Moonlight lately, so I'm glad that we have another Designer Series Paper that includes this colour!

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Gnome for Christmas


I've been having fun colouring in these cute gnomes (from Gnome for the Holidays) and popping them on some simple cards. They are just so cute! 

I used the 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper for these ones, but I definitely want to try some other papers and colour schemes too...stay tuned for more gnomes at a later date!

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

CCMC640 Celebrate the Season


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 went straight to the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper for this card. I had fun snipping out some of the cute images, and building a scene.

I don't use Poppy Parade very often - I tend to gravitate towards the deeper reds like Cherry Cobbler and Real Red. But I really like the brightness it brings to the Misty Moonlight/Old Olive combination. 

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas - one of my most used sentiment sets.

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 25, 2020

STOP PRESS! Online Extravaganza for one more day!


Due to some difficulties with the Online Store yesterday, we all have an extra day to grab a bargain! 

Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza Sale. It finishes midnight tonight, the 25th November.  So, it's time to plan your Christmas paper-crafting - whether it's to make your cards, do an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. Or, you might just like to stock up on some essentials.

For today only, you can get 10% off select annual catalogue items....even bundles are an EXTRA 10% off!

Most items are included, but you can see the excluded items list HERE

You can view and purchase all the specials in the ONLINE STORE.
You can also email me your order...just make sure to get it to me by 8pm!


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Monday, November 23, 2020

Online Extravaganza Coming Soon!


Christmas Day is only a month away, and this is the week to save money! It seems everywhere you look, there are Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales. 

Stampin' Up! is joining the fun with an Online Extravaganza Sale. It's on tomorrow, the 24th November.  So, it's time to plan your Christmas paper-crafting - whether it's to make your cards, do an  advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. Or, you might just like to stock up on some essentials.

Tomorrow you can get 10% off select annual catalogue items....even bundles are an EXTRA 10% off!

Most items are included, but you can see the excluded items list HERE

Tomorrow you can view and purchase all the specials in the ONLINE STORE.
You can also email me your order...just make sure to get it to me by 8pm!


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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Just So Fabulous


I made a few of these cards, in a few different colours for some high achievers in my team. It's been a difficult year, so it was fun to spoil them with with some Stampin' Up! goodies and a pretty card.

I used one of my favourite stamp sets - Beautiful Friendship, along with some other favourite products on this card - Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and Elegant Faceted Gems.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

CCMC639 Poinsettia Place Christmas



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 keep coming back to the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. It's definitely my favourite of this year's Christmas Papers. I love all the soft shades of greens and browns in it. I'm planning on using it for my own Christmas cards this year...which I really need to get cracking on!!

For this card, the only thing I've stamped is the sentiment (from the Best Year stamp set)

Apart from the fussy cutting, this was a really quick card to put together. Just as well I enjoy cutting things out! I gave the Poinsettia some extra depth by cutting out an extra centre and popping it up on dimensionals. 

I added a few finishing touches to take this card to the next level - I used my Wink of Stella to give the petals a subtle shimmer, I used Shimmery Crystal Effects on the stamens, and added a few of my fave Elegant Faceted Gems too.

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 16, 2020

Retro Thanks


When I saw the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper, I knew that I had to make a card using this particular sheet. It reminds me of a dress I used to love wearing when I was growing up in the 70's....I think our kitchen also had a similar colour scheme, with olive green bench tops, Mission Brown veneer cabinets and mustard yellow slimline venetian blinds! I'm sure it was very 'in' at the time!! I cut my piece into 3 panels, just to break up the very busy pattern a bit.

I use this sentiment stamp a lot - it comes from the Looking Up card kit, and it fits beautifully in the Label Me Fancy Punch. The font has a bit of a retro feel too. Finally, I just added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to finish it off.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

November Blog Hop


Welcome to another Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop! This month we have a Sketch Challenge. You can make the complete circuit and see all the lovely creations by following the links at the end of each post.

Here is my take on the sketch:


I've had fun using the All Things Fabulous Bundle with this sketch. My colour combo is Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Mint Macaron. For some reason the Seaside Spray is looking a little Balmy Blue on my screen, but trust me, it's definitely Seaside Spray! Either way, these colours are very 'me'.

I hope you like my card. You can see all the other items I used listed below.

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. Kylie Page
3. Marelle Taylor (you are here!)
4. Melissa Gifford
5. Sharon Wilson
6. Elizabeth Yager
7. Meighan Wheller

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