Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC404

Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC404

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the weekly challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC404. This week it’s a colour challenge!


The card I’ve ended up with is the third card I made. The other two just didn’t cut the mustard! I don’t know why, but I was determined to make my own background for the card, using the colours in the challenge. I tried different sized stripes in all 3 colours using masking tape and sponges, but I didn’t like the end result. I then tried making my own plaid background but that ended in disaster too 😂.

So then I decided to only use two of the colours for the background. And then I thought dots and circles would be good!  I settled on the Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate and used two pencils with erasers on the end and my Calypso Coral ink pad to make the dots. I then decided to use the open circles from the new Playful Backgrounds stamp set with the Smoky Slate to stamp over the top of the dots. Amazingly some of the randomly stamped dots lined up with the circles!

Create with Connie & Mary #CCMC404 Tracy May Playful Backgrounds

I dyed a piece of White Baker’s Twine Night of Navy on my ink pad – I had over filled it and so I thought this was a good way of using up some of the excess ink. It took a while to dry, but when it was, I wrapped it around my background panel and adhered the panel to a piece of Night of Navy card stock. The baker’s twine unfortunately looks black in the photo but it doesn’t in real life!

I stamped the sentiment from Tin of Cards in Night of Navy and cut it out, along with a mat of Calypso Coral card stock, using the Tags and Labels Framelits Dies and mounted it over the middle of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For once I’m really happy with a card I’ve made for a colour challenge! Woohoo! Hope you like it too!


Card Base: Whisper White A5 folded in half / Half Letter folded in half

Night of Navy Layer – 10cm x 14.3cm / 3 7/8″ x 5 10/16″

Whisper White card front 9.5cm x 13.8cm / 3 3/4″ x 5 7/16″

I hope I’ve inspired you to try out the colour challenge. Pop over and see what the rest of the design team have made for more inspiration and do please play along! It’s great fun!


Sneak Peeks – Thankful Thoughts & Playful Backgrounds from Stampin’ Up!

Sneak Peeks – Thankful Thoughts & Playful Backgrounds from Stampin’ Up! Global Design Project #GDP032

It’s Global Design Project challenge time with #GDP032 Case the Designer. This week it’s the turn of the fabulously talented Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design team member Krista Frattin. Spoiler Alert! I’ve used Thankful Thoughts & Playful Backgrounds from Stampin’ Up! which are both new stamp sets coming in the next annual catalogue in June!


This is Krista’s beautiful card that everyone is casing this week! She’s certainly a tough act to follow that’s for sure!

Thankful Thoughts & Playful Backgrounds from Stampin' Up! Global Design Project Tracy May #GDP032


I used most of the different elements from Krita’s card in my version, but changed the card to portrait and added some ink splats from Timeless Textures to break up the white a little. The stripes are from the new photopolymer stamp set Playful Backgrounds and the sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts new sentiment stamp set.

So what do you think? I keep thinking I should have left it landscape, but then I’m never satisfied!! Anyway, I love playing along with the Global Design Project challenges. They are great fun! You should give them a go! I was one of the winners last week, with this card, woohoo!  😃😘😍That was a huge surprise and I didn’t realise until I got a couple of comments on my blog post congratulating me! Yeah I know – I’m useless aren’t I? Lol! 😉


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