Sunday, August 25, 2019

Beautiful Friendship Thanks


I made a batch of these cards for my customer thank you cards last month. I've had a super busy month, so I needed a quick and simple design. I reached immediately for my Beautiful Friendship set, chose a pretty piece of Designer Series Paper, and the rest just happened. My colour combo is Coastal Cabana, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Old Olive and So Saffron.

Here's a nifty tip - I cut my DSP pieces slightly too narrow, and they were a bit hidden under the nested label. Rather than waste them, I cut them into thirds and spaced them apart.

And another tip: I wanted a small piece of ribbon under the sentiment, but didn't have any in So Saffron. Instead, I pulled out my Ribbon Border Punch and let just a small amount peek out under the sentiment.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

CCMC575 Rustic Painted Harvest

 
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:

 
For this week's challenge, I decided to pull out a set I hadn't used in a while - Painted Harvest. These sunflowers are just so cheery and I think these colours work really well for them. Confession Time - I did cheat a little, and added an extra colour - just a dash of Sahara Sand to make it a little more rustic. I stamped Birch background in Sahara Sand (stamped off) and also stamped the sunflower centres in Sahara Sand over the top of the Terracotta Tile. I also sponged the edges of the sentiment in Sahara Sand.
 
OK, confession over, and on with some other details about this card:
  • I used Braided Linen Trim on this card - the perfect rustic embellishment.
  • I ran my stamped panel through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder
  • The sentiment (from Perennial Birthday) has been punched out using the Timeless Label Punch. I shortened it by inserting it back into the punch and re-punching
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 20, 2019

A Good Man - Part 3


Here is my final A Good Man card. Again I've used the Come Sail Away Paper and coloured with my Blends. This time I've gone with more of the green tones.

The sentiment on this card really speaks to me - I have always felt so grateful that I grew up loved. It is a privilege that all children deserve, but far too many miss out on.
So that's all three of my A Good Man cards, in plenty of time for Father's Day!

And here is the full set:

Do you have a favourite?


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Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Good Man - Part 2


As promised, here is my second A Good Man card. This image took me back to my own childhood - I can still remember the feeling of riding on my Dad's and Grandad's shoulders, feeling like the king of the world. And I have seen my kids on their Dad's and Grandad's shoulders too, enjoying the same feeling.
I coloured this one in some earthy tones, taken from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper - Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Mossy Meadow. I gave the patterned paper the Subtle embossing folder treatment for some added texture. I coloured the image with my Blends, and popped some co-ordinating twine for a bit of embellishment.

I'll be back soon with Card #3!


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Thursday, August 15, 2019

CCMC574 Soft Spring


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:



It's been so cold here, especially over the past week, so I think I'm subconsciously willing Spring to come! This stamp set is called Soft Spring, and you can find it on page 205 in the Host Rewards section. It's so soft and pretty, so I've used some soft and pretty colours - Highland Heather, Mint Macaron and Purple Posy. I also used Black for a bit of 'oomph'.
 
Here are a few more details about this card:
  • I used the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder on the background
  • The sentiment is from Beautiful Day
  • The Mint Macaron 1/4" (6.4mm) Textile Ribbon adds a touch of texture
  • Of course a Stitched Shapes Circle is way better than a plain one!
  • The Gingham paper is from the Subtles 6x6 pack
  • It's hard to tell in the pic, but the dragonfly and flowers are all sparkly, thanks to some glue and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
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 14, 2019

It's Blog Hop Time Again!


Welcome to another Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop! I missed last month as I was still overseas, but happily I can join in again this month.
For August we have a Colour 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 what I made with these 5 colours:


I pulled out my favourite stamp set at the moment, Beautiful Friendship. I just started stamping random flowers, and then added leaves to fill in some gaps. Then I ran the whole sheet through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder. It gives a lovely linen texture.

Rather than opting for plain cardstock, I used the Neutrals 6x6 DSP stack for my Basic Grey mat. I also stamped my sentiment in Basic Grey, and punched it out with the Story Label punch. I punched another Story Label in Basic Grey, snipped it in half and matted it behind. I popped a Frosted Epoxy Droplet on each side.

I love the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon for adding a subtle, whimsical element to a card.

Well, that’s it 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. Amanda Higgins
3. Melissa Gifford
4. Kristy Davy
5. Kylie Page
6. Elizabeth Yager
7. Marelle Taylor (you are here!)
8. Olivia Liew
9. Sharon Wilson

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Good Man - Part 1


It's Father's Day in a few weeks, and this stamp set - A Good Man - is perfect for all the men in your life! I'll be showing you a few cards using this set over the next couple of weeks.
It's such a fun set to colour. I've used my preferred colouring method - Blends, but you could also use inks, pencils or whatever takes your fancy.

The Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper is my go to for masculine cards. It works for nautical themes but is suitable for other styles of cards too. I popped some twine and a trinket under the sentiment to tie it all together.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

CCMC573 Beautiful Friendship

 
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:

 
The Beautiful Friendship stamp set was on my wish list from the moment I saw it in the catalogue, but I only purchased it recently. This was its first inking! I wasn't sure these colours were going to work for flowers, but I honestly think you could stamp this set in any colours and it would look beautiful.
 
I stamped on a Stitched Nested Label and popped some patterned paper behind it. The DSP I've used is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Pack, in Grapefruit Grove. I gave it some texture with the Scripty embossing folder, and then swiped it with the Whisper White inkpad to made it stand out a little more.
 
I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand and embellished it with a small piece of Sahara Sand 5/8" Woven Threads 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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