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This week's color challenge on SCS was to use Whisper White, Soft Sky and Basic Grey. Out of those 3 colors I only have Soft Sky, but I can substitute the WW with my own white and the BG with my Bazzill Grey card instead. I love Bazzill card - the colors and textures are lovely but it is too thin to make card bases with - that's such a shame! Anyway here's my card: These colors are so soft and pretty together. I think I'm going to make this into a sympathy card. I started with making my own card base from white card with the fold at the top. I stamped the Baroque Border wheel at the top and bottom using Soft Sky ink. The scalloped borders were made using pieces of Soft Sky card and the slit punch.The grey panel was added to the middle and Soft Sky ribbon added to cover up the joins. The flowers panels were embossed using the Cuttlebug Elegant Corners folders. I felt they were a little plain so colored in the flowers on each using Soft Sky ink and an aquapainter. I

Featured Stamper Challenge CASE

On a Sunday SCS do a Featured Stamper challenge. The idea is that you look in the nominated stamper's gallery, choose a card you like and CASE it. You have to change at least 2 things - could be the stamp set, colors used, sentiment etc. I love doing this challenge as it gives me an opportunity to copy those designs I really like but change them to suit me a bit. This week's challenge was to CASE Amy aka Pickletree, so I chose her card here for the layout more than anything. Here's my version of it: In a bid to use up all my old cardstock I used some pink card to make the base. I found a square envelope that I got from Pondskipper Crafts ages ago (I haven't been there in a while - might make a trip next week while I'm on holiday). I cut the 4 squares about 2 in square from the new Raspberry Champagne papers by Papermania. Sometimes this company does some really nice stuff and these papers are gorgeous. I inked the edges with Purely Pomegranate and then mo

Daisy's Butterfly

Here's a card that I started making for the Sketch Challenge 168 over on SCS here . As I was making it I realised that if I didn't use any white card and just kept to the designer paper that it would also meet the Ways To Use It Challenge here . I started with a pink A6 base from Craftonic and stamped the flowers and swirls from Friendship Blooms (SAB 2008 set) at the top and bottom but they didn't work out how I had planned. They needed to be straight rather than at an angle. Anyway... I used some Daisy Bucket paper that I bought ages ago and have never used. It comes in a 12 x 12 sheet but divided into 4 different patterned designs. Each of these designs can be bought as a whole 12 x 12 sheet as well, but I like the coordinating smaller pieces. It is also double sided so you get twice as much for your money. The brown layers are on the reverse of the whole sheet. Everything on here was from the same sheet and no other card/paper was used at all. The center pane

Easter Cards

I got my Easter cards done really early this year using some gorgeous stamps from Stampin' Up and High Hopes Stamps. Here's just 3 of them for you to look at. Hop Along Hallie This one uses Hop Along Hallie by High Hopes Stamps and was also done for Sketch Challenge 83 on Splitcoast Stampers here . I started with a simple pale pink base and rounded the corners on the outer edge to go with using the circles on the sketch challenge. I added a simple layer of the designer paper with circles on (still keeping to the theme of circles see!). The image was stamped onto white cs and coloured in using chalks with a wet paintbrush to make the colours more defined. I wanted a soft look but not as pale as the chalks usually give.I cut the white circle out with my nestabilities and embossed it (you can almost see the embossing where the sky and grass finish). The pink scalloped circle is also a nestabilities dies. I just love these dies! The sentiment circles were cut out first and