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Quick post before I'm too late

Wow this week has been crazily busy for me, what with the SU training event on Sunday, a Copics class on Tuesday and then a SU workshop on Thursday. All my spare time has been spent preparing samples and cutting up supplies this week, but I did manage to get this one card done on Sunday morning. Unfortunately I just haven't found the time to blog it, so here it is before all the challenges close! This one is for Stacey's Curtain Call #27 to use Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Whisper White (what a gorgeous combo and so me this week!), Sweet Stampin's #23 , the sketch and for Stamp With Us to make a birthday card. I used my gorgeous new Bella Blossoms stamp set,which I have been dying to get for ages and finally found on eBay AFTER it had retired!!! Why didn't I want it when it was current, huh?! Recipe: Stamps: Bella Blossoms, Short & Sweet, Circle of Friendship Paper: Melon Mambo cs & DSP, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper Whi

Just a few challenges for you today!

We had a fab afternoon at school yesterday. To celebrate our outstanding Ofsted we had an extra 50 minutes break (should have been only 30 but you know it was just too nice outside to go back in) and the entire school (children, teachers and teaching assistants anyways) all got a choc ice too. My first proper ice cream of the season as well! So I was very relaxed today and managed to get quite a few cards done! My first card is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch Challenge #12 , Charisma Cardz Challenge #16 to use a quote and for SCS CC267 to use Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal and Sage Shadow. And straight away out came the Nouveau Chic DSP for this colour combo!!! Recipe: Stamps: Beautiful Kindness from Verve Paper: Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Non SU White cs (trying to use all my old stock up!), Nouveau Chic DSP Inks: Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow Accessories: Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Corner Rounder

Mini VSN - All May's Showers

It's that time again! It's the fab Mini Virtual Stamp Night over on Splitcoast Stampers and I've been invited back as a hostess for the main event in May. This weekend is, however, the mini event and there are 6 challenges covering a whole range of techniques and themes. The theme for the whole VSN is All May's Showers, so think baby showers, bridal showers, rain showers, bathroom showers and lots of flowers. So why not pop over there and have a go at some of the challenges? You have until Monday 10PM EST/ Tuesday 3AM GMT(UK time) to complete and upload some or them all. How many you do is totally up to you! The first challenge AA is called Mae's Joy and the requirements are to make a joy fold card using the colour red, some bling and to make it "diva-worthy". I used the beautiful A Rose Is A Rose set as we all know red roses are definately something all divas must get loads of each week!!! I also used the gorgeous matching Bella Rose DSP, which I fina

Just a couple more....

I managed to get just a few more cards done yesterday, but never got round to taking photos of them, so here they are! My first card is for Mercy's Sketch #69  and for 2 SCS challenges - the color challenge #266   to use Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral with a dessert option of Close To Cocoa or Creamy Caramel - I did Close To Close as I thought it went nicer with the other colours. And the other challenge is Free For All #8 which was to use the Out of the Box technique and embossing. I have never used this technique with nestabilities before and it took me 3 attempts before I got it how I wanted it, but doesn't she look cute? Recipe: Stamps: Madelynn from The Greeting Farm Papers: Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Non SU white, Kaleidoscope DSP Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Ciaos Accessories: Daisy Pattern Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Bronze brad, Boho Blossoms Punch My next card is for Farm Fresh Friday's sketch c

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #25 - A Colour Challenge

This fortnight's challenge on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges to use 3 colours all from the same colour family. If you haven't used Stampin' Up colour before there are currently 48 colours divided into 4 colour families, each with their own name - Bold Brights, Soft Subtles, Rich Regals and Earth Elements. The colours in each family are designed to coordinate and complement with each other. I chose 3 colours from the Rich Regals family - Regal Rose, Rose Red and Bravo Burgundy. Now I'm not a great lover of Bravo Burgundy on its own, but when teamed up with a pink, it's a lovely dark complimentary colour. The side twist was to use checks or gingham which I completely forgot about and only remembered once I'd finished the entire card, so apologies for that, but nevermind huh? I also used the sketch from the Stamp With Us challenge as well. I made faux brads for the corners using my Crop-a-dile to punch out some small circles, glued them on and then adde

Oh what a beautiful morning....

I've had that song in my head all day and cannot get rid of it! But it is appropriate - the sun has been beaming in my room all day! I got a few cards to show you today, for a few challenges as well. First up is a card that I thought I would struggle with - making a Kiss (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) card for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #15 , but I really like it! I don't usually do CAS cards as I'm not a fan of all the white space, but I like this one! I also used the colour combo from Just Add Ink's #13 to use Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss and Barely Banana. And for the first time in ages I managed to decorate the inside too! I always forget to do this! Recipe: Stamps: Beautiful Bloom II and Big Bold Wishes both from PTI Paper: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Whisper White Inks: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, MS Cornice border punch (on the inside) My next card is for Charisma Cardz Challenge #15

Spring is finally here

What a beautiful weekend we've had with all the bright sunshine. It still didn't stop me from doing some of my card challenges though. I didn't all the ones I wanted to get done, but I still managed a fair few! First is my card for Just Add Ink #12 - the sketch and Sweet Stampin' #21 to use Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Kraft. I also used my one of my new fave stamp sets, Vintage Vogue. This stamp set just looks so pretty in all different colours, but pinks are still my fave! For the blue flowers I inked up the stamp using Bashful Blue, then went round the edges and centre using my Not Quite Navy marker - love how this turned out! Recipe: Stamps: Vintage Vogue Paper: Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla Inks: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy ink and marker Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon My next card is for SCS SC275 and CC265 to use Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Soft Suede (this will soon be one

Last few cards of my holiday!

I can't believe how quickly the last 2 weeks have gone! Easter holidays definately need to be longer LOL I'm back at work tomorrow for a training day, then it's the weekend and then back to work for another 7 weeks before my next half term holiday. I managed just a few more cards this week in between all the other odds and ends I was doing. This first one is for In Love With Stamping's April Challenge Anything Goes which was to use chalks and for SCS CC52F  to use Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and So Saffron. I stamped my strips using Versamark then coloured over them in the same colour chalks and chalked the edges of the strips as well. I also used chalks to colour in the cupcakes using my blender pens. I love the bright tropical colours of this one! Recipe: Stamps: Cupcakes wheel, Well Scripted Paper: Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White Inks: Versamark, Basic Black, Stampin' Pastels Accessori

This week's cards and a mini scrapbook!!

I've managed to get loads of crafting done this week whilst on my Easter hols! I did do a bit of shopping in Milton Keynes as well and spent loads! I got a great new handbag and matching purse set from Boros, which are chocolate chip with white polka dots! I'll have to take a photo of it in the daytime tomorrow to add to here - it was a bit too dark to take it earlier when I was doing all my card photos and it didn't come out very well inside. It needs more natural light! My first card is for Mercy's Sketch #67  and for Sketch 'n' Color's #5 to use Ballet Blue, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. A busy color challenge there girls! Recipe: Stamps: Good Friend, Wow Flowers Papers: Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Rose Red DSP, Pumpkin Pie DSP Inks: Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie ink and marker, Rose Red Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch My next card is