Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to Create with Connie & Mary’s Thursday challenges. This month we are CASEing the catalogue. To CASE is to Copy and Share Everything! We can either CASE the colour scheme or layout of selected pictures from the new catalogue which went live globally on 1st June 2017!

I chose to CASE the layout (AGAIN) for my project today. Well you know me and my aversion to colour challenges! Lol!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up! #CCMC

Instead of embossing the background with an embossing folder, I used the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up! and the new embossing paste! I love them both! They are really easy to use and look fantastic. I do hope you like my card too. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for you this week.

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Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome to the Dream Theme Blog Hop. It’s a monthly blog hop featuring some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators from around the world. Currently you’re visiting me, Tracy May from London, UK. To continue along the blog hop, please use the links below.

The theme for today’s projects is Birthdays! I am terrible at remembering people’s birthdays, so it’s really handy for me to have a stash of cards ready to send out at the last minute. I just received my order from the new catalogue and so I’ve had a few new items to play with. Have you tried the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up! I love them. I’ve been playing around with the new Embossing Paste too. What do you think? Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up! Tracy May Dream Theme

Thank you for stopping by to see my Birthday card idea. I hope you’ve found it inspiring. Please do hop along to see what my lovely and fabulously talented friend Amy has made and keep hopping around the wonderful creations from the rest of the Dream Theme Design team!

 

 

Full list of Demos

1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
7. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
8. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

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More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

 

Welcome back – it’s now week three of our CASE the Catalogue month over at Create with Connie & Mary! For those of you who don’t know CASE stands for Copy & Share Everything and is at the very heart of the Stampin’ Up! ethos amongst Demonstrators. We love what we do and share what we love!

This week I’m actually using DSP AGAIN! I bet you are in total shock now! But I really love, love, love this new DSP! More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

vMore Pick a Pattern by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I’m CASEing the layout again, as you can probably see. Also I have used the same pattern and colour scheme as my card last week. I wanted to show you how easy it is to use the same supplies and end up with two very different cards! Are you guilty of buying craft products with just one card in mind? You certainly aren’t alone if you are! I do it too! All too frequently! 😬 LoL!

I teamed up the DSP with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out the star and then cut around it using the Stitched Shapes Framelits . The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, which I’m glad to say is still going strong. It’s such a versatile set of sentiments. I do highly recommend it.

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week. Also there are still two more weeks of CASEing the catalogue (June being a 5 week month) to go, so do come back next week for a peek!

P.S. I have sent out catalogues to all customers who spent more than £20 with me in 2017. If you would like a copy but don’t fall into this category, I’m still happy to send you one. Please just email me with your details and I will post one to you (UK only).

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Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

 

So it’s week two of our CASE the Catalogue month over at Create with Connie & Mary! For those of you who don’t know CASE stands for Copy & Share Everything and is at the very heart of the Stampin’ Up! ethos amongst Demonstrators. We love what we do and share what we love! This week I’m actually using DSP! I know, I’m as shocked as you are to be honest! But I do love this new DSP – Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

Pick a Pattern by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

As you can probably tell from the picture, I’m sticking with CASEing the layout again! And just like the label in the catalogue says, this card was Quick & Easy! And I really like it too! Added bonus!

I decided to use Sahara Sand for my card base as it’s one of the focal colours in the DSP. Just like the card in the catalogue, I stamped tone on tone. Basically meaning, I stamped Sahara Sand ink onto the Sahara Sand card base. I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set for the background.

I then stuck on two strips of DSP from the lovely new Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up! DSP. It’s a really versatile DSP pack. Hopefully I will actually use the whole pack this time! Hi my name is Tracy and I am a DSP hoarder! Lol!

I tied some black metallic twine around the second strip of DSP. I am ordering the new mini sequin trim from the new catalogue so looking forward to using that in the future. The sentiment is from Eastern Promise just like in the card in the catalogue. What do you think? It really was Quick & Simple!

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week.

P.S. I have sent out catalogues to all customers who spent more than £20 with me in 2017. If you would like a copy but don’t fall into this category, I’m still happy to send you one. Please just email me with your details and I will post one to you (UK only).

 

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A Brick Wall & Butterfly by Stampin’ Up!

A Brick Wall & Butterfly by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to Create with Connie & Mary’s Thursday challenges. This month we are CASEing the catalogue. To CASE is to Copy and Share Everything! We can either CASE the colour scheme or layout of selected pictures from the new catalogue which goes live globally today, 1st June 2017!

So what do you think? Fancy playing along? It’s great fun!

I chose to CASE the layout for my project today. Well you know me and my aversion to colour challenges! Lol!

After various false starts, I settled back to my roots with a butterfly! I teamed up the Butterfly Thinlits with the Brick Wall embossing folder for the focal elements hence a Brick Wall & a Butterfly by Stampin’ Up! And I also wanted to use some of the lovely new in-colours. Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist go so well together don’t you think? Also they go so well with the silver elements in my card.

A Brick Wall & a Butterfly by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I ran a brayer loaded with Crumb Cake ink over the raised lines in the Brick Wall embossing folder before running through my Big Shot. I love that it makes the brick pattern stand out more on the Whisper White card stock.

The small butterflies are stamped using the Watercolour Wings stamp set. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and fits perfectly under the large butterfly.  Finally I finished the card off with some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.

I do hope you like it. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for you this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Eastern Medallions by Stampin’ Up!

Eastern Medallions by Stampin’ Up!

 

 

Welcome back to this week’s sketch challenge from Create with Connie & Mary. For my card this week, I decided against using a stamp set, except for the sentiment of course. I stuck with Eastern Medallions by Stampin’ Up! These thinlits dies are absolutely gorgeous and I love all the accessories that match. If you are into Madalas and medallions then I’m sure this is a great set for you too!

 

Eastern Medallions by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I started off with a panel of Soft Sky card stock but when I loosely assembled all the elements, I found it looked a little boring. So I embossed the panel using Softly Falling. I think this is my all time favourite embossing folder yet!

Then, I cut the large medallion from Melon Mambo card stock. I hadn’t really thought about a colour scheme beyond this point. But I thought that Daffodil Delight would be a good colour to use. I am happy with the way it all turned out. What do you think? Does it work?

The Eastern Medallions by Stampin’ Up! are part of the Eastern Promise suite of products, which are in the new catalogue. Don’t forget these are available to order right now.

Well that’s it from me. Please do pop over and see what the rest of the talented design team have come up with for you this week.

 

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Paisley & Posies by Stampin’ Up!

Paisley & Posies by Stampin’ Up!

It’s a Colour challenge week over at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we are saying good bye to two colours I actually really like – Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron. However, having seen the new In-Colours, I’m sure I will be over it soon! I am so fickle when it comes to saying goodbye to old favourites! Whilst initially I think I will miss them, there’s always something new and exciting which takes their place swiftly in my crafting affections!

Anyway on to my project for this challenge! I decided to roll out Paisley & Posies by Stampin’ Up! And I’m ok with the result – not exactly ecstatic about it – but overall ok!

Starting with a base of Night of Navy, I decided stamped a few of the smaller images from Paisley & Posies by Stampin’ Up! in Watermelon Wonder. Following that I took a scrap of Mint Macaron card and stamped over it with various Paisley and Posies in Mint Macaron ink, before cutting out a circle with the Stitched Shapes dies.

Tje main Paisley is stamped in both Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder. I did cut it out using the matching die but then decided to trim it by hand so I could mount it on a Watermelon Wonder paisley.

So what do you think? I hope you like it. Please do pop by and see what the other talented ladies have created for you this week!

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One Wild Ride by Stampin’ Up!

One Wild Ride by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome to the Dream Theme Blog Hop. It’s a monthly blog hop featuring some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators from around the world. Currently you’re visiting me, Tracy May from London, UK. To continue along the blog hop, please use the links below.

The theme for today’s projects is Father’s Day! It seems that there are different dates around the world for Father’s Day, but here in the UK, it’s next month – the 18th June! I thought it was about time I used One Wild Ride by Stampin’ Up! And what better time could there be to use it than Father’s Day? I first got this set when the current catalogue launched last year and hadn’t even gotten around to putting the stickers on the back of the stamps! The new catalogue is about to launch in a few weeks which shows how long I’ve had it for – oops! 😄

One Wild Ride by Stampin' Up! Tracy May Dream Theme

I kept my card simple – my favourite style. The sentiment is from Guy Greetings. So what do you think? Do you like it?

Thank you for stopping by to see my Father’s Day card idea. I hope you’ve found it inspiring. Please do hop along to see what my lovely and fabulously talented friend Amy has made and keep hopping around the wonderful creations from the rest of the Dream Theme Design team!

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Full list of Demos

1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
7. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
8. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

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Best Birds by Stamping’ Up!

Best Birds by Stamping’ Up!

Hello again. I’m back with another create for the Create with Connie & Mary blog challenge. This week it’s a sketch challenge. I find these easier than the colour challenges but I do like to not always be too literal in following the sketch. So this week, I’ve gone for a bird from Best Birds by Stampin’ Up!,  instead of flowers, as my main image.

Best Birds by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC457

I started with the embossed panel instead of a piece of DSP. Then I added the branch, which I had left over from a previous project. I stamped the bird in Basic Black Archival ink onto watercolour paper before colouring with ink and an aqua-painter. The base colour of the breast is So Saffron followed by Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso. I worked in layers, building up from light to dark and blended using the aqua painter.

The sentiment is from Balloon Celebration. A while ago I had been making a birthday card using Basic Black with a white sentiment and decided it would be handy to have a bunch ready to go. So, I stamped about a dozen at the sane time and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut them up into banners but left both ends longer so I can change whether they point to the left or the right depending on the card I am making.

I love the way the card has turned out especially with the Soft Sky card base.

So what do you think? I hope you like it. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have made for you this week!

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Vintage Leaves by Stampin’ Up!

Vintage Leaves by Stampin’ Up! 

This week’s colour challenge over at the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge blog had me a little stumped at first I must say! The first card I made was ok – but it didn’t really appeal to me that much to be honest! Then I thought about the colours a bit more. They feel a bit autumnal to me, which is why I think I found them hard. I am trying to get into spring even though the weather in the UK has admittedly been very autumnal feeling so far. But hopefully warmer weather is just around the corner!

In the end on I settled on using Vintage Leaves by Stampin’ Up! And I actually really like the way this card turned out in the end. What do you think?

Vintage Leaves by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I started by stamping the grid from Timeless Textures twice in Tip Top Taupe along the centre right of a Whisper White card front. Then I added some Mint Macaron splats also from Timeless Textures. I added a twirl of Old Olive Baker’s twine under a leaf from Vintage Leaves stamped in Old Olive.

The card base is Mint Macaron and the sentiment, from Thoughtful Banners, is stamped in Tip Top Taupe on Tip Top Taupe card stock.

To add some extra interest, I added some Rhinestones. Overall I like how it’s turned out. I will miss Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe when they retire at the end of May. They are great colours that have worked well for the last two years!

I hope you also like my creation for this week’s challenge. Please do pop over and see what the rest of the lovely design team have come up with to inspire you. Please do join in too – it’s great fun.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

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