Thursday, February 21, 2019

CCMC549 Beauty Abounds


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:


When I saw these 3 colours together, a watercolour wash immediately came to mind. These colours are analogous (next to each other on the colour wheel) so they blend together really well. To create this effect, I used Glossy White cardstock and did a wash of water over it with a paintbrush. Then I made a palette using drops of ink refill on a plastic plate. I used my paintbrush to pick up some of the ink and applied it to the wet glossy cardstock. The magic happens as the ink pools and spreads and the colours blend. I allowed this to dry naturally rather than using a heat tool to speed it up.

This was my first play with the Beauty Abounds bundle (thanks to my lovely team member Priscilla who lent it to me!). These Butterfly Beauty thinlits are just stunning, and the sentiment comes from the co-ordinating stamp set.

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, February 19, 2019

Geared Up Garage Class


Since the first set of cards we are making is quite pretty and girly, I thought I should balance it out with a set designed with boys in mind. This is the other set of card we are making in this week's classes:


I don't think anyone could call these ones girly! We are making good use of the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper, and also the co-ordinating Geared Up Garage bundle (stamp set and dies).

I've stamped some of the images and cut others from the Designer Series Paper. I've also made good use of the paper for all the panels on these cards (the only other cardstock I've used is the ovals and the Basic Grey card base). I even die-cut the gears from the DSP. Even the plain sides of this paper have a lovely textured look to them. These were a lot of fun to put together.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Gingham and Cupcakes Class


I'm back to classes this week, and I can't wait! It's been too long. I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Of course we're using lots of pretty new products. This is one set of cards we are making:


I'm loving these colours from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. They look almost good enough to eat ...perfect for these sweet cupcakes! I've used Crumb Cake as my neutral (it works really well with pastel tones)
I've made both single- and double-decker cupcakes, and decorated them with flowers, hearts and bows. I used Lovely Lipstick (the perfect cross between red and pink) as the accent colour.
Even though these cards are simple, I've also decorated the insides of these cards and matching envelopes, to take them to the next level.
Hopefully everyone will enjoy making this set on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Sale-a-Bration just got TWICE as good!


As if Sale-A-Bration wasn’t great already, Stampin' Up! have added more great to the greatness! Beginning today, you can earn THREE new exclusive Sale-A-Bration products - a fabulous stamp set, a gorgeous embossing folder, and a new Bundle (stamp set and Designer Series Paper).

These products are available from 15th February - 31 March 2019 (while stocks last!)


Download the 2nd Release Brochure HERE
Download the Original Release HERE

You can choose an item for FREE for every $90 you spend, or choose the Bundle for FREE with a $180 purchase. Let me know if you 'need' anything!


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

CCMC548 Home to Roost


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:


One of the things I love about Sale-a-Bration is that it provides me with an opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and try some stamps that I might not otherwise purchase. This little rooster from Home to Roost is one such stamp!

I stamped him in Black Stazon ink and coloured him with inkpads and Blender Pen. The colours I used are Cajun Craze, Tranquil Tide and Crushed Curry. I cut him out and popped him up on Dimensionals, onto a Stitched Shapes Oval. 

The Black Gingham Designer Series Paper is also a Sale-a-Bration item. It's in the Botanical Butterfly Pack - also a free Sale-a-Bration item.

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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It's Blog Hop Time Again!


Welcome once again to the Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop! This time we have a colour challenge! On this hop you will see projects made with 3 or more of the colours from the Organdy Ribbon Pack. I've gone with all the colours, except Balmy Blue:


...and lots and lots of white! I think the white really makes these colours pop.
Can you spot the sneak peeks on this card? Starting tomorrow, we have a new batch of Sale-a-Bration products being released. The stunning Country Floral embossing folder is one of them. It's a Dynamic folder (extra thick) so it leaves an amazing 3D impression. The stamp set I've used is called Painted Seasons, and it is also a new Sale-a-Bration freebie. This one is part of a bundle, paired with some gorgeous new Designer Series Paper.

I've added a little stitched scallop detail to this card, courtesy of the Be Mine Stitched Framelits in the Occasions Catalogue. I also punched a couple of vellum sprigs to pop behind the flowers. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. I've also used some Whisper White Flax Ribbon and some Frosted Epoxy Droplets to add some texture and a little bling.


If this card looks a bit familiar, you obviously know your Stampin' Up! Catalogues. I've actually CaSEd the card on page 7 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure:

Aren't those ribbon flowers stunning? I'm not sure I'm clever enough (or patient enough!) to replicate these, so I made do with stamped versions on my card.

Make sure you check out what everyone else has made with these pretty colours. You can make the complete circuit and see all the lovely creations by following the links at the end of each post.

Well, that’s all from me. Thanks for stopping by! Click on the button below to move to the next stop:
https://www.craft.yager.net.au/2019/02/14/stampers-anonymous-blog-hop-3/

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

If you'd rather go in the other direction, you can click here:
http://kbpapercraft.blogspot.com/2019/02/blog-hop-colour-challenge.html


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mossy Meadow Romance


How stunning is this Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper? I've used the 2 green leafy patterns, but  in the pack there are also 2 stunning vellum patterns, a woodgrain pattern and a pretty Petal Pink one too. I also used a thin strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, to contrast with all that green!

The sentiment I've used here is from the Hello Cupcake Sale-a-Bration set. I've stamped in Mossy Meadow.

This would be a very plain card without any embellishment. To add a little interest, I punched some leaves from vellum, popped on a wooden leaf element from the Sale-a-Bration Butterfly Elements, and then attached an Old Olive Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.

I made this card for a special friend's birthday! Thanks for visiting today


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