Thank You Card using more Stampin’ Up! product #CCMC401

Thank You Card using more Stampin’ Up! product #CCMC401

It’s time for the next challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary. I don’t know where the week has gone – it’s just flown by! Even with the Bedlam Brothers off school! Ha ha ha – they are lovely really! 😉 This week it’s a sketch challenge and I created another thank you card using more Stampin’ Up! product!



I wasn’t really thinking colour scheme when I came up with my card, but I actually love how the colours I ended up with work well together.

Thank You Card using more Stampin' Up! product Tracy May #CCMC401

I started with my embossed (or debossed??) panel for the background. I wanted a subtle background which is why I used the reverse as the polka dots look softer this way. That led me to using Smoky Slate for the next piece and then soft sky for the banner. Once I had those two colours then Daffodil Delight seemed the obvious choice to me. I am using spring like images and colours an awful lot at the moment – maybe I’m trying to single handedly banish winter lol!

The flower is of course from the Botanical Builders Framelits as is the leaf cut using old olive. And finally the sentiment is from my old faithful Another Thank You.

Please do go and check out all the other cards from the wonderful design team and do have a go. It’s great fun – I promise! 😀

BIrthday Blooms from Stampin’ Up!

Birthday Blooms from Stampin’ Up!

Spoiler Alert – Sneak peek from the new 2016 Spring/Summer catalogue!

I came back from Stampin’ Up!® OnStage Live in Brussels, the other week, armed with a trio of brand new stamp sets from the upcoming 2016 Spring/Summer Catalogue. I have to say there is so much in there that I would like and I can’t wait for the full demonstrator pre-order period which begins on 4th December. What a perk – hey? In the meantime, I’m getting my crafting kicks with the current Autumn/Winter catalogue goodies and a little play with one of my new sets. So without further ado – may I introduce you to Birthday Blooms from Stampin’ Up! 🙂

Birthday Blooms from Stampin' Up!, Tracy May, 2016 Spring/Summer Catalogue Sneak Peek

I cased this card both from Steffi Helmschrott and Chantal de Kaste. I love both these ladies styles. They are both superbly talented, which is recognised by the fact that they are now both members of the 2015/2016 Artisan Design Team!

I stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms in Versamark on to White Shimmer card and heat embossed with white embossing powder, before watercolouring! I lightly embossed the Crumb Cake card front after stamping an image from Awesomely Artistic also in crumb cake. See my light embossing technique here!

I pulled out all the stops and dusted off the sewing machine too! What do you think? I think it’s extremely pretty – but I am biased! Lol!

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