Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – another sneak peek

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – another sneak peek

I’m back with project two using Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! this week. Again I am going to be entering the Global Design Project #GDP015, whose theme is celebrate and also Retro Sketches again, as I used their sketch for the second time.

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! with Birthday Bouquet DSP by Tracy May

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! is definitely becoming a firm favourite and I love that you can create different looks just by changing colour and layout. This card is much softer and more subtle than the one I created on Monday, don’t you think?

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! with Birthday Bouquet DSP by Tracy May

I teamed the set up with the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and coordinating Honeycomb Embellishments and took the colour scheme from those. You can just see a shimmer on the wooden sentiment, which I created using the clear Wink of Stella pen, also coming soon. I’m really spoiling you with all the sneak peeks on this card aren’t I?  😊

Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid). I will send out catalogues between Christmas and New Year, so there will be plenty of time to have a good thumb through and get those wish lists written!

I still have a few Christmas projects to complete and I will share those if you aren’t all fed up with Christmas already but oh joy, oh joy, oh joy! The Christmas cards are all done! Bar one or two I’ve no doubt forgotten – I usually do as I have a few separate lists kept in separate places and formats. I really should consolidate but that would be bordering on organised, which I’ve never been on a personal front. Professionally I used to be very organised, as a Project Manager, so maybe that is why I rebelled in my personal life and went with ad hoc or spontaneous as I like to call it (in reality totally disorganised and scatty would be a better description)! 😆

Well that’s it from me today. See you tomorrow!

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Boys will be boys by Stampin’ Up!

Boys will be boys by Stampin’ Up!

I’m killing two birds with one stone as the saying goes!. Today’s project is a Retro Sketch challenge entry as well as CASology Toy theme challenge entry. Boys will be boys by Stampin’ Up! is a set I’ve had for a while, that I have to admit, I’ve struggled a little with. I loved it as soon as I saw it, but then when I got it, I couldn’t seem to pull a card together with it, that I liked! That’s all changed today though!

Boys Will Be Boys by Stampin' Up! Retro Sketch CAS card Tracy May

 

I should tell you how I coloured the robot really shouldn’t I? He’s stamped in Basic Grey Archival ink and Watercoloured with Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry. I used all the colours from the Washi tape on the rest of the card and hopefully I’ve achieved the retro look I was after!

I’ve never played along with Retro Sketches before, but I’ve already got another card on the desk in progress for this sketch. It’ll be another sneak peek of Balloon Celebrations and I’ll share it with you tomorrow. Here’s the sketch..

 

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I’m so easily distracted. I should use the sketch to finish off my Christmas cards. I need about another 20 I think. I had better get a wriggle on, or it will be too late to post them! Even as I’m typing this I have ideas for Boys Will Be Boys popping in to my head – typical isn’t it? Are you easily distracted as well, or can you be super focused?

I should be strict and not let myself play the sketch again until I finish my Christmas cards!! Bah Humbug Scrooge!!! Ha ha ha 😆

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