Create with Connie and Mary Blog Challenge – Challenge CCMC400

Colour Challenge Week – Challenge CCMC400

It’s a colour challenge this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.


I have to admit I really haven’t used Delightful Dijon at all in my creations, so I was interested to see what I would come up with for this colour challenge. If you follow my blog, you will have realised I mainly create very clean and simple cards unless I’ve been messing about with water colouring again! I did actually think about doing something with a Lost Lagoon water colour background but discarded that idea in favour of a masculine clean and simple card, which is what this colour scheme makes me personally think of.

No Bones About It from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC400

I decided on No Bones About it as that is fast becoming one of my go to stamp sets for fun grown up male cards. I started with stamping the triceratops skeleton onto a small piece of Sahara Sand card stock. I then decided to have a strip of Delightful Dijon down the side and thought the dots from Timeless Textures fit the bill perfectly. I stuck the dinosaur image to the card front using the Lost Lagoon tape from the 2014-2016 In Colour Designer Washi tape set.

Finally I took my Lost Lagoon Stampin’ Write Marker and split the sentiment by only colouring in one line at a time, stamping the first half down the side of the dinosaur and the second half along the bottom of the card front.

I thought the card looked a little bland on just a Whisper White card base, but it looks great agains the Sahara Sand.

I do hope you like today’s project. Don’t forget to head on over to the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge blog to see what all the other lovely and talented design team have come up with! Why not give it a try. It is great fun! All the details are on the CCMC page! Good luck if you enter the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by

Fluttering Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

Create with Connie & Mary Blog Challenge – Challenge CCMC399

I am so excited today! It’s my very first post as a member of the Create with Connie & Mary Blog Challenge Design Team! Woohoo! I was so excited when I received the email asking me if I would like a spot on the team. I jumped at the chance of course and so here I am with my first design based on Connie & Mary’s sketch for challenge CCMC399.

Create with Connie & Mary Blog Challenge


For those of you visiting me for the first time, let me introduce myself. My name is Tracy May and I am a Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator based in the UK. My blog name derives from my two small sons – aka the Bedlam Brothers, as I like to call them, and my love of butterfly stamps. So for my first project for the design team I just had to have a butterfly in place of the flower in the sketch!

Fluttering Embossing Folder with Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC399


I cut out the butterfly from Stampin’ Up! Watercolour paper using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and water coloured it using an aqua painter and the Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight ink refills. Whilst it was drying I embossed a panel of Whisper White using the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF for short) and attached it to the Basic Black card in the background.

The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo from Another Thank You and is held in place by the Mini Metallic Clothes Pin, which is also holding the butterfly to the embossed panel. I do hope you like it! It’s a very me card – clean and simple with a splash of colour! LoL!


Why not join in with the challenge – it’s lots of fun! 🙂