Flirty Flowers by Stampin’ Up!

Flirty Flowers by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to this week’s Create with Connie & Mary colour challenge. A very quick post from me today. I used Flirty Flowers by Stampin’ Up! for this challenge, stamping the background with Pear Pizazz. I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to colour directly onto the flower stamps and then stamp onto the card stock.

Flirty Flowers by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

The card base is Island Indigo!

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Definitely Dahlia by Stampin’ Up!

Definitely Dahlia by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to this week’s sketch challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary. I missed last week’s colour challenge as I’ve had issues with my broadband. Some cowboy contractors cut through the cable when they were replacing a street lamp opposite my house! It’s been such a pain! First world problems though heh? 🙂

I’ve finally discovered the beautiful Definitely Dahlia by Stampin’ Up! Don’t you just love it?

Definitely Dahlia by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I love the fresh summery colours in this card. I stamped the Dahlia off before stamping again onto my panel. I used Daffodil Delight. I used the new Ticket Tear border punch for the edge of the strip Lemon Lime Twist to the side. The Washi tape is Old Olive and comes from the new Basics Pack 2 Washi tape set.

Thanks for stopping by. Please do pop over and see what the rest of the lovely design team have come up with for you this week.



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Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping’ Up!

Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping’ 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! We are back to the normal sketches and colour challenges next month.

I’ve chosen to use one of the new 3D style embossing folders for my card this week. Can you tell it’s the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping’ Up!?

Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping' Up! Tracy May

 

I didn’t have any dotty patterned paper so I created my own background using sponge daubers in 3 of the new in-colours. It works really well doesn’t it?

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.

 Thanks for stopping by!


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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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More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

June 15, 2017 By

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!

June 8, 2017 By

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 ÂŁ20 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!

June 1, 2017 By

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.

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Eastern Medallions by Stampin’ Up!

May 25, 2017 By

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!

May 18, 2017 By

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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Best Birds by Stamping’ Up!

May 11, 2017 By

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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