Mountain Adventure by Stampin’ Up!

Mountain Adventure by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC427

Mountain Adventure by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC427

 

Hey it’s Thursday again and once again the whole week has run away from me! I need to get a new routine organised for all my other commitments, but I’m getting there slowly! Take a look at this week’s fabulous sketch challenge from Connie & Mary! I do really love their sketches! You will probably think me odd, but the pointy bit of the sketch made me think of mountain peaks! I don’t know why. Maybe I was looking at it upside down or something?

Anyway, that decided the choice of stamp set for me! Mountain Adventure by Stampin’ Up! I have a friend who lives in the French Alps and we have been over a few times to visit her and her husband so this card is perfect for them for Christmas! They are the reason I bought this set in the first place! LoL!

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I hope you like the card! It was fairly easy once I had cut the Whisper White card front to size. I simply stamped the scene by eye and coloured the cabin with a blender pen and ink from the ink pad lids. Then I  used Soft Sky for the snow.

I stamped the skis from the set across the bottom of the Mint Macaron card base then stuck the panel to the top and that is pretty much it. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but there is a thin line of glitter along the cables for the cable cars!

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Paisleys & Posies by Stampin’ Up!

Paisleys & Posies by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC426

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Oh to think I wasn’t originally going to buy Paisleys & Posies by Stampin’ Up! I resisted at first, but then I kept seeing so many great projects using the coordinating stamps and Paisley Framelits Dies I ended up putting in a sneak order!

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I featured this bundle in my monthly card class, which I’ve now moved to the last Wednesday of the month! After seeing the fantastic One Sheet wonder my team lead Michelle Last created in the summer, I thought this would make a great theme for the class. I was right, it went down a treat!

I started off by randomly stamping the Paisleys and Posies in the three colours from this week’s challenge, onto a sheet of A4 Whisper White. Then I cut the sheet into various shapes and sizes to make 6 cards, with enough left over for a tag as well!

My favourite card happened to be the one I’ve shared for this week’s challenge. I love the Smoky Slate card base, topped with the Dapper Denim layer, topped off by the strip of Tangerine Tango over the top! So, I hope you like it too!

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Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin’ Up!

Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin’ Up! 

Hi there! I’m back today with another sketch challenge for this week’s Create with Connie & Mary. I don’t want to jinx it, but I was on a roll when I made this card and it came together really quickly. Maybe it’s because I print out all the challenges on one page and then pin them to my pin board. The pin board is on the wall above my desk, so I’m constantly looking at the month’s challenges! I decided to use Jolly Friends & Candy Cane Lane by Stampin’ Up! for this week’s challenge.

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I got both quite a few weeks ago, but hadn’t had the opportunity to get them out until this weekend. I love the clean look of this sketch and decided to stick with my usual Whisper White card base.

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I used the new Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the two layers in the sketch. I then stamped the moose in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White and cut him out by hand. His lovely hat is stamped in Real Red and then punched out using the co-ordinating Jolly Hat Builder punch! This is one of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up! There are so many lovely punches or dies that co-ordinate with the stamp sets!

I finished my card off with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments also stamped in Real Red, with a sliver of gold glimmer paper behind it. I also used some Real Red enamel dots from the Brights Enamel Shapes collection.

Well I do hope you like my project. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with!

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Totally Trees for Create with Connie & Mary

Totally Trees for Create with Connie & Mary

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I seriously don’t know where this week has gone! I thought once the boys were back at school I would be straight back into a routine, but it’s not working out that way! It feels like I’m just chasing my tail! Lol! I did manage to make my card using Totally Trees for Create with Connie & Mary in plenty of time though.

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I did think I would have problems with this challenge due to Delightful Dijon. I don’t find it terribly delightful to be honest! But, as soon as I sat down to make the card, an idea popped into my head and I went with it.

I started by stamping the trees from the totally awesome Totally Trees stamp set in Emerald Envy. Then I topped them with a star (also from the set) stamped in Delightful Dijon. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, which I totally recommend if you don’t already have it!

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I used Delightful Dijon again for the sentiment. Above the sentiment I added a strip of Soft Suede card stock and some Gold Glimmer paper for a bit of bling. Then I layered the card front onto a piece of Soft Suede stripy DSP from the Neutrals DSP stack.

I’m really pleased with the way the card turned out! What do you think?

 

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Star of Light by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC423

Star of Light by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC423

Wow, it feels like an age since I last blogged! Yesterday was the Bedlam Brother’s first day back to school so normal service should resume soon! Anyway what a great reason to kick start my posting again! Yes it’s Thursday and time for a new challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary! This week it’s a sketch challenge – my favourite type!

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As soon as I looked at this sketch after I came back from holiday, another type of holiday sprang to mind – yes I’m going to use the C word! Christmas lol! I love the new Christmas bundle Star of Light by Stampin’ Up!

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Originally I was going to use Pool Party, but I changed my mind half way through and settled on Smoky Slate to match with the Silver Glimmer paper. What do you think? Christmasy enough?

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This is a really easy card to recreate:

  1. Stamp the swirl from Star of Light onto a panel of Whisper White using Smoky Slate ink;
  2. Attach 2 thin strips of silver glimmer paper to the top and bottom of the panel;
  3. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Grey;
  4. Adhere the Whisper white panel onto the Smoky Slate card front and then adhere to a Whisper White card base;
  5. Stamp the largest star in Basic Grey onto Smoky Slate and cut out with the matching Starlight Thinlits Dies;
  6. Adhere some Silver Metallic thread to the right hand side of the Whisper White panel;
  7. Adhere the star to the front of the card over the Metallic thread as shown;
  8. Cut out a smaller star from Silver Glimmer paper and add to the centre of the large star;
  9. Finally add some Rhinestones for a little bit of sparkle and voila! 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. It’s great to be back! Please do pop over and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week!

 

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Love You Lots (by Stampin’ Up!)

Love You Lots (by Stampin’ Up!) for #CCMC421

I have been itching to post today’s project for ages! It’s sketch challenge week at Create with Connie & Mary this week and I love, love, love this sketch! You get two projects today, not just one as I love the sketch so much. I had trouble deciding what idea to go with, as I had a few different ones.

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Isn’t that just a great sketch? I love the CAS (clean and simple) look – all that white space! It’s right up my street as we say in parts of the UK! Lol!

So here’s my first project – both use Love you Lots by Stampin’ Up! This idea popped right into my head the first time I saw the sketch.

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Don’t you just love how easy this card is to make? I stuck to just using a whisper white card base instead of a coloured card base with a white card front. You could easily use a real red card base though and match the sketch perfectly.

My second card, I think, is super cute too!

Love You Lots by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC421

 

I made these for two of my lovely class ladies. A mother and daughter who have just become grandma and mummy to a little baby boy!

I had to cut out part of the elephant’s trunk before I die cut the circle. You can also do this with a circle punch as you can see below.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. Don’t forget to pop over and see what the rest of the design team has come up with! Thanks for stopping by!

I am currently off up a mountain somewhere in Bavaria! I’ll be back online soon!

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Colour Challenge Week #CCMC420

Picture Perfect by Stampin’ Up! for Create with Connie & Mary

This week it’s a colour challenge over at the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Blog. These are totally my kind of colours! I don’t know why but I instantly thought of the hummingbird from Picture Perfect by Stampin’ Up! when I sat down to really look at this challenge. I haven’t used Picture Perfect for a while and have been itching to get it out and use it again. So that could be why!

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Spoiler Alert: Look away now if you don’t want to see new product from the soon to be launched Autumn/Winter catalogue! I bet you look! Lol!

Picture Perfect by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC420

 

I absolutely love the new Ghoulish Grunge stamp set! To be honest there’s really only stamp in the set which I would say is really Halloweeny. The rest of the set is so versatile and can be used for backgrounds for any occasion.

To make the card:

  • I started by inking up the Brick image in Smoky Slate and stamping off on scrap paper before stamping onto the right hand side of my card front. You will need to stamp twice to cover the length of the card front.
  • Next, I inked up the paint drip image in Calypso Coral. Again I stamped off before I stamped onto the card front.
  • I stamped the humming bird first in stamped off Pool Party, then stamped the throat in Calypso Coral;
  • The 3rd stamp I used full strength Pool Party and finally I stamped the final bird image in Smoky Slate!

I hope you like it! Please do pop over to the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with for these colours!

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New Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie & Mary

Using Pop of Paradise by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC419

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I do love the sketch challenges that Connie & Mary come up with. And this week’s is no exception. I have used Pop of Paradise by Stampin’ Up! to create the elements of the sketch instead of using strips of DSP as I would normally have done. I love how the card has turned out!

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I started by embossing the large leaf in the background directly onto the Whisper White card base. I then stamped the two smaller leaves in Old Olive onto a strip of Whisper White and then I stamped the pineapple in versamark ink and covered in Gold embossing powder. And I let some of the embossing powder cover the two leaves as well to see if any would stick. You can’t tell from the photo, but they have a lovely gold shimmer to them where some of the powder did stick.

I layered up the leaves and the pineapple over the large leaf, added the strips of Pop of Pink DSP and Gold Glimmer Paper and then added the cut out flamingo.

Finally I splattered some Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive I’d mixed with water using an aqua painter and splattered it over the card front. Then I sprinkled over some gold glitter and shook off the excess. It’s a technique I’ve wanted to try since first seeing Steffi Helmschrott using it on some of her cards!.

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A World of Thanks by Stampin’ Up!

A World of Thanks by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC418

It’s a colour challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary this week. For some reason I thought this colour combination would work with water colouring. I decided on an emboss resist water colour technique using A World of Thanks by Stampin’ Up!

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I started off by stamping A World of Thanks in Versamark ink onto watercolour paper, before covering in white embossing powder and setting with my heat gun. I then taped the watercolour paper down to a board and applied a layer of water all over it.

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I then took my ink pads and squeezed some ink onto the inside of the lids to pick up the ink up with an aqua painter. After applying the Mint Macaron, I then added Sweet Sugarplum and finally Rich Razzleberry!

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from Mixed Borders and cut it out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch, layered the watercolour card front onto a Rich Razzleberry layer and then mounted it onto a Whisper White card base.

I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. I haven’t used A World of Thanks by Stampin’ Up! for quite a while, so it was good to dust it off!

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Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC417

As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary, I formed the idea in my head for my card! It just took me a while to get around to making it! I had to use the Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up!

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I also knew as soon as I saw the sketch I was going to use the Sunshine Wishes thinlits Dies too! Come and see what I mean!

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I tried out a couple of card front ideas first before settling on the Kraft card stock. I had originally thought I would use So Saffron for the card front and Whisper White for the flower die cut but when I laid the Serene Scenery DSP strips along the Kraft card stock, I was struck by the golden glow of the image and decided to use Gold Foil instead. What do you think?

I stamped the sentiment from Thankful Thoughts in Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and I finished off the card with a few gold sequins too!

I really love this sketch and think I will be using it again soon for some other ideas I have! Why don’t you pop over and see what all the other talented ladies on the Design Team have come up with!

 

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