Thursday, August 16, 2018

CCMC523 Abstract Impressions



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:

It's the middle of winter here, so I put a little Spring in my day with these bright, warm colours and some pretty flowers.
  • There's so much you can do with the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I've used the rose images on this card.
  • The Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut paper adds an extra layer of embellishment
  • I love layering punches, and you might spot a Sneak Peek here - it's a new Punch Tin (in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue) called The Christmas Traditions Punch Box.
  • The other punches are the Pretty Label Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, and Classic Label Punch.
  • I've also sneaked on another new punch on this card - It's called the Sprig Punch, and I've punched my sprigs from vellum.
  • I've also popped on a couple of shiny Best Route Enamel Shapes
  • After I stamped my roses, I ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Check out the linen-look texture. It almost looks like a canvas: 

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, August 14, 2018

Delightful Coastal Cabana


I have a super simple card to share with you today. It's always handy to have a design like this in your arsenal. All you need is a pretty die-cut - or even better, a piece of paper that's already been die-cut for you! That's the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut paper. Just add a couple of cardstock panels in your favourite colour (Coastal Cabana for me), and a sentiment (check out Another Wonderful Year for stamps for every occasion), and you're done!
Hope you're having a great week.


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Thursday, August 09, 2018

CCMC522 Wishing You Well


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 couldn't resist playing with some new stamps, so I have a sneak peek for you today! This is a gorgeous stamp set that is coming in our Holiday Catalogue, called Wishing You Well. The new Catalogue is full of stunning new products for Christmas and the Holidays, plus sets like this one that work all year round. The Catalogue goes live on September 5, but Demonstrators are able to pre-order this month (one of my favourite perks!).
  • The Wishing You Well set is one of the Distinktive stamps, so it has realistic shading and depth to it, with just one inking. I love how pretty that bow is - it's hard to believe it's just ink and paper.
  • I've stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron and the flowers in Petal Pink, and added some iridescent sequins for a bit of sparkle. Get excited - there's a brand new Pick Tool coming in the Holiday Catalogue that makes picking up sequins an absolute breeze!
  • The striped paper is from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, and I've taken my colour scheme from there - Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Grapefruit Grove. 
  • I stamped my sentiment (also from the Wishing You Well set) in Versamark and embossed with white powder
  • A tiny strip of Sparkle Glimmer Paper adds a finishing touch.
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, August 07, 2018

A Pop of Petals


This would have to be one of my go-to colour schemes - Black and White with a pop of colour (in this case, one of my faves - Coastal Cabana). Pair that with a Punch and Stamp set bundle (Pop of Petals), and you have a quick and easy card.
I'm trying to resist using the Subtle embossing folder on every single card I make! I love how it makes plain cardstock not-so-plain.
Hope you like my card!

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Sunday, August 05, 2018

A Happy Accident


This card came about from scraps on my desk. I cut out the beautiful Stitched Labels framelit just to see what it looked like, and I had intended the Tea Room Designer Series Paper for another project, but changed my mind. I decided to emboss it with the Tufted folder for a little extra texture, and then stamped a matching sentiment. Voila, a card is born! I love happy accidents like this.
Have a lovely week!

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

CCMC521 One for All


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:
 
This week's challenge was a bit of a rush job for me. I've gone from the beautiful mountains of Canada and Alaska to my own mountains of washing and household chores! We got home on Sunday and I've hit the ground running since then, trying to get caught up. 
So this card was a quickie - I just pulled out a stamp set ("One for All"), my markers, and a couple of pieces of Designer Series Paper (from Broadway Bound and Nature's Poem). I've also used the Stitched Shapes framelits, the Subtle Embossing Folder and some Linen Thread.

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, August 01, 2018

Bonus Days August Promotion


Bonus Days are back! For every $90 you spend during August (before shipping and handling), you’ll get a $9 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in September!

If you have a wish list as long as your arm, this is the perfect time to tick some items off your list! There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn. Your coupon code/s will arrive via an email after you place your order in the Online Store


Shop HERE Now, and earn those Bonus Day Coupons!
 

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Colour Your Season August Promotion


Get in the mood to create something full of colours and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Colour Your Season products:

Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (clear-mount $68, wood-mount $92)
Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images ($57)
Blended Seasons Bundle (stamp set + dies - $113 (clear-mount), $134(wood-mount)
• Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colours ($21.75) Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

This Promotion runs from 1-31 August 2018, but products are only available while supplies last!

 
 

Note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.
Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.



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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Friendship in Alaska


As well as the official Stampin' Up! swap, the South Pacific Demonstrators always organise a swap of our own. Rather than full sized cards, we swap 3"x4" Pocket Album cards. That way we have a set of handmade pocket cards, ready to slip into our photo albums on our return. It makes a lovely souvenir of the trip.
On the Alaskan cruise this year our theme was 'friendship' and our colours were Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch. I decided an ocean scene would be quite appropriate! Lots of stamping, sponging and masking on this one.
I can't wait to see what all the other ladies come up with!


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