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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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Daisy Lane Stamp-a-Stack Class


This is the second set of cards we are making in next weeks classes, using some gorgeous punched Daisies, the Birch background stamp and Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. I think I could have come up with about a zillion combinations using these three things....I had to stop myself! Those daisies are just so pretty and now that we have the option of the smaller daisy it opens up so many more possibilities. I've used Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow as my accent colours...which one is your favourite?

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Monday, August 05, 2019

August Classes

I've got a couple of classes planned for August. If you live in Sydney I'd love to see you. Beginners are more than welcome. Email me to book in.

Stamp-a-Stack Class - Daisy Lane and Woven Threads



Come along and stamp a stack of cards, so you'll always have a card ready when you need one. We'll be using products from the new Annual Catalogue.

This month's cards feature the Woven Threads bundle, and the beautiful Daisy Lane stamp set. This year we are 'stepping up' our cards - we will be featuring more DSP and embellishments, decorating the inside of our cards too, and of course stamping matching envelopes. Ribbons, embellishments and envelopes are included in your class fee. You'll make 8 cards for $25 (if you BYO Stampin' Up! adhesive and Dimensionals), or 8 cards for $30 (if you use my adhesive)

Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th August 7pm for a 7:30 start
Wednesday 14th August 9:30am for a 10am start

Just phone or email me to reserve your place. Places are limited to 8 people per class. All materials provided, unless stated otherwise. If the above times and dates don't suit you, feel free to get a group of friends together, and arrange an alternative time!


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Sunday, August 04, 2019

Woven Threads Stamp-a-Stack Class


I have lots going on this month, including hosting my Father-in-Law's 80th Birthday Bash and also preparing for my Stamp Camp Weekend Retreat, but I have managed to squeeze in a couple of classes.

I have Stamp-a-Stack Classes happening on the 13th and 14th August and I have a few places left. If you're in Sydney, come and join the fun!

This is one of the sets of cards we are making, using the Woven Threads Bundle, in all the new In Colors. Email me to book in!


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