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Sunday's Challenge Cards

This should be my last post this weekend and these are the last few challenges I've done. My aim for the summer holidays is to get all the color challenges from Splitcoast Stampers done and all of the Mojo sketch challenges too. I doubt I'll do them all but I'm going to give them a good go! My first card is for Stacey's Curtain Call #40 to use Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Basic Black and Real red. I used old Mojo #67 for the layout too. I think there's a bit too much red on this card, so just have to make sure that whoever receives it likes red. Recipe: Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds (Hostess Level 2 set), Upsy Daisy Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP Inks: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Redal Red Accessories: Pearls from Lakeland, Black gingham ribbon My next card is for a multitude of challenges: Farm Fresh Friday's Embroidery Thread Challenge , Papertake Weekly Cutie

I love being on holiday!!

The first few days of my summer holidays are always the best as I can finally do what I want to do without having to get up with the dreaded alarm and can spend my days crafting!!! So this morning I made a few cards, catching up on some challenges that I've not yet done. This first card is for two Splitcoast Stampers challenges - Free For All #12 to use the spotlighting technique and for Color Challenge #277 to use Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Dusty Durango. Not a colour combo I would choose myself, but I do like it. Recipe: Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Tiny Tags Papers: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Welcome Neighbor DSP Inks: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango Accessories: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Medium Tags Punch, Embroidery Thread My next 2 cards are both for Papertrey Peeps challenges. The first one is for Papertrey Peeps #11 to do something out of your comfort zone. I am never very comfortable doing single laye

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #32 - An Inspiration Challenge

This fortnight's challenge over on my SU team challenge blog, Inspiring Inkin' Challenges,  is to use this picture for inspiration. How you interpret the picture is up to you and I chose to use summery colours with the tropical flowers from the top corner of the picture. The side twist is to use 3 or more stamp sets, which I thought would be quite hard at first, but it's surprising how easy it is to use lots of different ones. And this is how my card came out... This card is also for SCS' sketch challenge #288 . Recipe: Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Dot Dot Dot, Circle of Friendship Papers: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP Inks: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Sun Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities

Yay It's Holiday Crafting Time!!!

It's finally the summer holidays! And I now have lots of extra time for crafting and for catching up on some of the challenges I've missed the last couple of weeks. I just simply had no time at all to do any challenges unless they were combined with the card sets I made as end of year gifts for my partner teacher and TAs. So here are a few I did this morning! This first one is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #27 which was a sketch this time and for Stacey's Curtain Call #39 to use Kraft, Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi. I dug out a set I haven't used in ages, Best Wishes & More and love the simple design of this one. Recipe: Stamps: Best Wishes & More, Thank You Kindly both from Stampin' Up Papers: Wild Wasabi, Kraft, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Inks: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Wild Wasabi ribbon, Linen Thread, White button from Elzybells, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder My next card

A Box of Challenges #5 and a few notebooks

This is the last box set of cards I made for my partner teacher and teaching assistants as end of year presents this year. This one uses some old retired papers from SU that are lovely but I hardly ever use - time to use up some stuff I think with the new SU catalogue on the horizon (it comes out in October, so I still have a bit of time to use up my older stuff and clear out some unwanted things too). I'm at least 2 weeks late for all these challenges too but never mind huh? I just haven't found the time to photographs the card set and blog it all. This is the box set... This is the whole set... Card # 1 uses Our Creative Corner's Sketch #23 ... Card #2 uses Papertake Weekly's Sketch #44 ... Card # 3 uses Mojo #146 ... And card #4 uses SCS' SC287 ... Recipe: Stamps: Embrace Life, Short & Sweet, Bird on A Branch (all SU) Papers: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, River Rock, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom DSP (retired) Inks: Ruby Red, Cameo Co

A Box of Challenges #4

I've been a very bad blogger and have had this post as a draft since July 7th but have only just found the time to take the photos of the cards, so huge apologies for my lack of posts. I've now finished with making all of these box sets of cards for my colleagues at work, thank goodness! Anyways this box set uses all old Mojo sketches in a red and green theme for one of my TAs. Excuse the poor photos too - I was having issues with my light box at the time so had to take the photos with everything laying down instead. This is the box set... This is the whole set... Card #1 uses Mojo #8 ... Card #2 uses Mojo #13 ... Card #3 uses Mojo #28 And finally card #4 uses Mojo #21 ... Recipe for the whole box set: Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, From the Garden Sentiments, Vintage Picnic all from PTI, Whimsy Wheel from SU Papers: Real Red cs & DSP, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss cs & DSP, Whisper White Inks: Real Red ink pad and marker, Blush Blossom, Mel

Just a few more challenge cards...

These are the other challenge cards I did this weekend. I probably won't get as many done next weekend as I have a ton of swaps to make for an SU event I'm going to on 18th July and I REALLY need to get on and finish my card sets for my work friends for end of year gifts and the 28 notebooks I'm making for my class! My first card is for SCS' Free For All #18 - Ice Cream using my new Tilda stamps that I bought on Friday. I thought I'd make an easel card as I haven't done one of those for ages. Recipe: Stamps: Berry Tilda, Strawberry Ice Cream both from Magnolia, Spiral Bouquet (for the sentiment) from PTI Papers: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Copic White cs, Non SU/PTI/Copic white cs, Piece of Cake DSP from Dovecraft Inks: Chocolate Chip, Mementi Tuxedo Black, Copics Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Labels 4 Nestabilities My next one involved using a stamp set I think I've only used once or twice but have had for absolutely ages

In Love With Stamping Challenge Cards

On the first of every month the In Love With Stamping forum sets 4 different challenges - colour combo, sketch, technique and an inspiration one. These are my cards for this month's challenges, mixed in with a few others. This is the colour challenge to use Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip with optional Whisper White or Very Vanilla. This is also for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #22 and for Stamping Royalty's #26 - Seeing Doubles - to show 2 of the same thing. Those were my 2 big flowers. Recipe: Stamps: Simply Said Papers: Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac DSP (retired) Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Circle Nestabilities This is the technique folding challenge which was to use paper folding. I made my flower from 5 scalloped circles and folded down 2 edges of each. I found this technique from when I was hostessing the VSN a little while back on this card . It's such a simple bu