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Colour Challenges

I did a few colour challenges this weekend, combined with other ones of course. My first card is for Stamp With Us' colour inspiration challenge . I used red, pink and orange from the lipsticks for mine. It is also for Farm Fresh Friday's sketch challenge . I thought this card would be ideal to use at the end of the school year to give out to one of my team. Recipe: Stamps: Teacher Anya, Tart & Tangy, Frames with Flourish, Sincere Salutations Papers: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Copic White, Summer Picnic DSP Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, SU Markers in Real Red, Green Galore and Close To Cocoa Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon My next colour challenge card is for CC276 to use Soft Suede, Apricot Appeal and Almost Amethyst and for Just Us Girls Challenge #39 to make an apron card. I have never done one of these before so made my own template for it as I don't have a printer (that works anyway!) and couldn't print

A Box of Challenges #3

I did another gift set for one of my TAs at school and used the colour combo from the last card on this post from Stacey's Curtain Call last week. I combined lots of sketches for this one. This is the whole set in the box... This is the box with all 4 cards... And these are the individual card photos. This first one is for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #21 . This second card is for SC286 . And the third card is for Mojo#144 . I'm also entering this whole set for the Just Add Ink's challenge #23 to use DSP. I used loads of the same 2 patterned papers for this box set. Recipe for the whole box set: Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Elegant Thank You Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Green Galore Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Card Candy from Craftworks Cards, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Labels 4 Nestabilities, White brad from stash, Eyelet

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #30 - A Theme Challenge

This fortnight's challenge on the Inspiring Inkin' Challenge blog is to CASE one of the design team member's card. CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything (or Selectively Edit depending on your interpretation of copying!). The side twist is to use a technique, colour combo or layout you haven't used before. I CASEd this card of Amy's for the gorgeous shimmery flower she did, using the new shimmer paints. I set about to do mine, had chosen all my colours etc etc when I realised I don't have the Rich Regals reinkers so I used my ink pad and sponge dauber to dye the flowers and when they were dry (which was really quickly) I went back over with a layer of the shimmer paint, and doesn't it just look beautiful?! I used Sweet Stampin's Challenge #32 for the colours, to use blue, green and brown and old Mojo#48 for the layout. Recipe: Stamps: Circle Circus Papers: Taken With Teal, Close To Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Sweet Pea DSP Inks: Tak

New stamps...

I had a nice big order from Papertrey Ink delivered this week (after spending nearly 2 weeks in customs mind you!) and I was getting craft buying withdrawal symptoms so bought a few other bits this week as well. My first card is the only non PTI card and I used the new stamps and papers from the Dovecraft's Piece of Cake collection. This is for Just Us Girls' challenge #38 to use light pink, chocolate and vanilla - perfect combo for cupcakes and ice creams! I used old Mojo#37 for the layout as well. Recipe: Stamps: Piece of Cake from Dovecraft, Cupcake Collection from PTI Papers: Pretty in Pink, Chocoalte Chip, Very Vanilla, Piece of Cake pack from Dovecraft Inks: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Tafetta ribbons, Buttons from stash and PTI, Pink Stickles My first PTI card uses the colours from Just Add Ink's #22 to use Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquois

Old Stamps...

I love getting new stamps (who doesn't?!) but I do try to remember some of the old ones and the not so old. These are just a few cards and challenges I've done with older stamps and this post here is for my nice new stamps I got this week. This first card is for Stampin' Royalty's #24 Masculine theme challenge. I also used Our Creative Corner's sketch #20 and SCS' CC275 to use Barely Banana, Mellow Moss and Real Red. I just love this bright red sports car - perfect for a man's card, don't you think?! Recipe: Stamps: Boy in Car from Elzybells, Loads of Love Accessories from SU Papers: Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Copic White, Patterns Pack III from SU Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Zigzag punch from Martha Stewart, Dew Drops My next card is for 2 challenges from In Love With Stamping: the colour challenge for June to use Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Basic Black and Whisper White OR

Papertrey Posse Parade of Blogs

Papertrey Posse is a new Papertrey Ink challenge blog that I recently found through the Papertrey Ink forum. Their first big challenge starts today with a sketch challenge and this is my take on it. I did forget to round the top right corner, but nevermind huh?! I also combined this one with Papertrey Peeps #6 to use an old PTI set and add some bling! This set was in my first order (along with Piece of Cake and some card, ink and ribbon in Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush I believe it was!) and although I haven't used it for a while now, it's still a gorgeous set. Recipe: Stamps: Women of Life from PTI Papers: Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss, Polka Dot Parade DSP all from PTI Inks: Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon both from PTI, Kiwi Kiss (SU - still haven't got Spring Moss ink yet, tut tut!!!) Accessories: Plum Pudding buttons, Spring Moss buttons, Lavender Moon Grosgrain ribbon all from PTI, Diamond Stickles, Circles Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Fold

Some pink and orange cards...

These are other cards I did this weekend and looking back at them they either have pink or orange in them. I'm not a particular user of orange unless I'm doing Hallowe'en cards, but I do like these colour combo challenges! This first one is for A Passion For Papertrey's Chippy Chip Chip challenge to use chipboard (nearly missed this one!), for Papertrey Peeps #7 to be inspired by a photo on the A Creative Mint website. I used this photo here for my colour combo. I also used Our Creative Corner's Sketch #19 for my layout. I had to open a full pack of Stampin' Up chipboard for this challenge and wasn't majorly successful at using it either - that might explain why it was still unopened! I tried colouring the flower pieces with my copics but the colours weren't the shade I wanted (why isn't chipboard white?!!), so I tried to cover 2 pieces with DSP and while they are ok, they don't look quite how I wanted. I think I might invest in some of t

A Box of Challenges #2

I made this box set of cards a couple of weeks ago and decided it would make a great end of year present for a work colleague at school. I made another set this weekend for another colleague and need to do another 4 before school's out for summer! Bring it on!!! Anyways, I combined 3 of the sketch challenges I do from this week to add to this card and using the same stamp set and colour scheme I came up with this box set. These are the cards with the box... And these are the individual card photos. The first one is for SC283 . I deliberately kept it quite plain so it could be used for any occasion. The second one is for SC284 . And the last one is for Mojo#142. This one could be a thank you card or just a praise kind of card. Recipe for the whole set: Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Congrats (retired SAB set), On A Pedestal Papers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP Inks: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy Accesso

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #29 - A Technique Challenge

The challenge this fortnight over on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges is to use the emboss resist technique with a side twist of using at least one punch. The emboss resist technique is so quick and simple to do - stamp an image/background/whatever using Versamark and emboss with either clear or white embossing powder. Ink over the image using a brayer, dauber or a sponge and wipe off any excess from your image and it will show through the colour. Instant design! And ideal to use if you want a certain colour background paper and haven't got one too! Here's my offering using this week's colour challenge on SCS, CC274 to use Tempting Turquoise, Ruby Red and Cameo Coral, Papertake Weekly's Challenge #42 for the sketch and Sir Stampalot's June Challenge, Punch It . Recipe: Stamps: Hello Again, Bella's Bloom Papers: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Mellow Moss Inks: Cameo Coral, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: T

PTI cards from this weekend

I do love Stampin' Up stuff (I should do being a demonstrator and all), but I also have a slight addiction to Papertrey Ink stuff as well. I especially love that their ribbon comes in 5 or 6 different varieties for each colour and that you can buy a huge bag of buttons in a range of styles and sizes in each colour as well. And of course I love their stamps - the style is so different from SU. I recently found 3 blogs that do challenges just for Papertrey Ink stuff and have made a start on doing them, both the current ones and the old ones, just for fun! These first two cards are for the Papertrey Pixies blog challenges. Card #1 is for May's challenge , to make your own background paper as well as Mojo #141 , another for Free For All #10 and CC273 to use Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana and Garden Green. I don't particularly like this one - it's just a bit too busy for me, but I didn't get time to do another one. Recipe: Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Guid

Stampin' Up cards from this weekend

These are the cards I made this weekend, using Stampin' Up stamps. I do tend to use Stampin' Up cardstock and ink more than any other (Mainly because of all the colour challenges I do I think), but I do like the quality of it! I love the bright colour combo for this first one, which I got from Color Throwdown's #95 to use Basic Black, tempting Turquoise, Green Galore and Pink Passion. I used the sketch for SC282 and both Just Add Ink #20 and the June technique challenge on the In Love With Stamping forum were to use stitching and I actually got my needle and thread out for this one! Recipe: Stamps: Happy Everything, Live Your Dream Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rainbow Sherbet DSP (retired) Inks: Whisper White craft ink, Stampin' Pastels, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: Black and Pink Embroidery Thread from stash, Pink brads from stash My next card is another sketch challenge from SCS, #281 t

In Love With Stamping June Blog Hop

Hello and welcome from Kara's blog if you have just hopped from there. If you are starting here, make sure you go round all the blog in the hop until you get back to mine to see all the gorgeous projects in the blog hop. Stampin' Up have recently released 3 new colours that will be fully avilable in the new Colour Renovation line up from October when our new catalogue is released. These three colours are Melon Mambo (a gorgeous bright pink), Rich Razzleberry (a rich purple) and Soft Suede (a mid brown). They are available in the ink pads, cardstock and limited edition polka dot grosgrain ribbon, all of which are absolutely gorgeous. There are also some gorgeous new designer papers available, called Cottage Wall which use Old Olive, Orchid Opulence and the new Rich Razzleberry. These are just to die for. This blog hop, organised by a group of demonstrators on the In love With Stamping forum, has been designed to show you a huge range of different products and techniques t