Saturday, 6 March 2021

Beauty Abounds for #GDP281 Colour Challenge

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How is it March already?!? I was hoping to get ahead of the curve this week but the days have flown by.  If you've been to my blog before (thank you!) you know that I have been making cards for the weekly challenges set by the Global Design Project. During the past year, I haven't been able to host in person classes (nor been brave enough to run on line classes), so these challenges have been a god send and helped me find my creativity and focus on something other than what has been going on in the outside world!

Here is my card for #GDP281 which is a colour challenge - I love how it turned out. 
This week's colour combination is Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Blushing Bride. As always there are some gorgeous projects to inspire us blog from the Design Team on the Global Design Project.
I started with a piece of Fluid 100 watercolour paper to create a wash with the largest water painter and Bermuda Bay ink. Next using the Butterfly Beauty dies I cut butterflies in Blushing Bride, Real Red and Bermuda Bay card. The butterflies are layered, slightly offset so you can see the 3 different colours and added to the watercolour panel with dimensionals.  I layered the panel to a piece of Real Red card. 
Using the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder, I ran the piece of Blushing Bride card through the Cut & Emboss machine twice and then glued the embossed piece to the card base. I added the watercolour panel on top with dimensionals. The sentiment made with the Many Messages bundle was from my stash from a few weeks ago.  I decided my card needed a little bit of sparkle so made some of my homemade shimmer spray - it is really hard to photograph but the card is so pretty now.
Products used

Stamps & Dies:   Butterfly Beauty, Many Messages Bundle
Card:   Blushing Bride (6⅞" x  9¾" scored @ 4⅞", 6⅝" x 4⅝" and 4½" x 5½"), Real Red (4⅜" x 5⅛" and 4½" x 5½"), Bermuda Bay (4½" x 5½"), Fluid 100 Watercolour paper (4¼" x 5"), scrap of Basic Black for sentiment
Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Accessory:   White emboss powder, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Tools & Adhesive:  Water Painter, Stampin' Spritzer, Heat Tool, Multipurpose glue, Mini Dimensionals

The card I made for last weeks challenge #GDP280 wasn't picked as one of the winners but it did get a special mention which is so lovely and I'm very grateful. 

All the products used are listed below and if you click on the photos it takes you to my Stampin’ Up! On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me next month.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Whale of a Time Suite

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Today I'm sharing a 40th birthday card I was asked to make at the beginning of the year by a friend.  I love being asked to make personalised cards for friends and family and now that my friend has given the card to her sister-in-law, I can post it on here. 
This card is 5¾" x 5¾" so it showed off as much of the Whale of a Time designer paper as possible. The idea is CASEd from another talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator but sadly I can't remember her name - I'm so sorry as I like to give credit when I'm inspired by someone.
Products used

Stamps & Dies:   Whale Done, Layering Circles, Playful Alphabet
Card:   Pacific Point (5¾" x  11½" scored @ 5¾"), Basic White (5½" x 11" scored @ 2¾", 5½ and 8¼"), Rainbow Glimmer Paper, White Vellum
Inks:  Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Pacific Point, Pretty Peacock, Versamark
Accessory:   Whale of A Time sequins, White emboss powder
Tools & Adhesive:  Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Multipurpose glue, Mini Dimensionals

If you are interested in learning how I made this card leave a comment below and I'll do a tutorial over on my YouTube channel. There was a lot of fussy cutting but I find it therapeutic now and the turtles (from another sheet in the paper pack) are easy to cut out. The only stamping on the front is heat embossing and I used a retired Sale-a-bration stamp from a few years ago that I have kept in my collection! I will be selling some of my retired sets soon so watch this space.

Listed below are all the current products used to make this card. If you click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 28 February 2021

Tasteful Touches Sympathy card for #GDP280

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I'm back again to share my entry for the weekly Global Design Project challenge.  

For #GDP280 we are CASEing a card made by Janneke Dijkstra de Jong, a talented GDP team member from the Netherlands. 

CASE = Copy and Selectively Edit

So when you CASE a project you take what you like from the design - it can be the stamp set, the colors, the layout, the theme, the images - and make a card of your own.

Here's the lovely project that we are CASEing this week:

I sadly needed to make a card for a friend who recently lost her husband and had Tasteful Touches and Heal Your Heart stamp sets on my craft desk. I decided to CASE the layout but took inspiration for my colours from a top I was wearing - Misty Moonlight, Rococo Rose and Misty Moonlight.
I love getting inspiration from things around me. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Products used

Stamps:   Tasteful Touches and Heal Your Heart (SAB 2021)
Paper:   Rococco Rose (16.3cm x 24cm scored @ 12cm and a 1.5cm strip), Misty Moonlight (10cm x 14.3cm), Basic White (9.5cm x 13.8cm, 11.5cm x 15.8cm, 1/4 sheet for stamping and 2cm strip), Seaside Spray (2cm strip) 
Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray
Punches:  Triple Banner and 2" Circle 
Accessory:   2019-2021 In-Color Faceted Dots
Tools & Adhesive:  Paper Snips, Multipurpose glue, Mini Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

I started by stamping a random pattern using one of the smaller stamps from Tasteful Touches using Seaside Spray ink on the white card. Next I ran the piece through my embossing machine with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder and glued on Misty Moonlight card. I stamped a feather in each of the three colours and fussy cut them using my paper snips. I punched a 2" velum circle and added to the panel with a small piece of Tear & Tape before arranging the feathers over the circle with glue and dimensionals. I next stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card. Then using the Triple Banner punch (my first Stampin' Up! purchase) created the banners from strips of Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and the White sentiment strip. For a final touch I added three of the Rococo Rose Faceted Dots. The whole panel is then glued to the card front.
On the inside piece of white I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight and the flower stamped off twice in Rococo Rose.
I will share a video over on my YouTube Channel shortly as soon as I've done a bit of editing but wanted to make sure my card was posted before the GDP deadline. 
I can't believe that today is the last day of Sale-a-bration - I haven't been very good at marketing that this year but some of my ladies have managed to grab themselves some of the lovely SAB products FREE with an order of £45 or more. 

If you would like to buy any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

As always, thanks for stopping by, stay safe and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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