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The Paper Players Challenge - PP151

Hello Everyone,

There is a sketch challenge over at the Paper Players which I really loved the look of and I've been dying to play with, finally.  I've been a little snowed under this week and think I will just get my submission in by the deadline.  Here is my take on the sketch below.

How shimmery does my background look?  This was achieved by brayering over the Naturals Composition dsp with Frost White Shimmer paint.  It's one of those products on the retiring list.  After brayering I wiped it back a little with a damp cloth.  The paint does dry quickly because this paper.  I've stamped with my favourite butterfly stamp set Papillon Potpourri and the greeting is from the set Blooming with Kindness.

The multicoloured effect of the butterflies and greeting are from stamping into a Baby wipe which has been inked with several different reinkers and used like a stamp pad.  I have a picture below.  My cardstock is Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla.  Here is a better look at…

A Wedding Card & sneek peak

Hi Everyone,

I've had a play with some more new products and made this simple, but elegant (I think) Wedding Card with the Label Love Stamp set and matching Artisan Label punch, plus a little embossing.

I also added some Glimmer behind the centre label cut with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits and Banner from the Bitty Banners Framelits.

The layout wasn't my original idea, it was by another Stampin Up Demonstrator in the US called Andrea Borries.  Her card was with all coloured cardstock, and it's a take on what we may have done in the past with the Square punch.

Here is another look.

My Cardstock is Very Vanilla with a little Crisp Cantaloupe for the banner and same inkpad.

These products will be available from 2nd July.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 48

Hello Everyone,
It's Wednesday again and that means it's time for another sketch from the Paper Craft Crew.

Here is my Design Team card I've made to help inspire you to play along with this one.  I think this sketch is rather cute.  Today I've used some paper from the Print Poetry stack combined with Cardstock colours of Smokey Slate, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Raspberry ripple.

The stamp set used is called Oh Hello.  I stamped the large oval with Chevron print in Smoky Slate but the camera had a hard time picking up the subtle pattern, and it was cut with the Oval Collection Framelits, as well as an additional frame of Primrose pink to border the image.  The Flower was inked with markers and stamped onto Whisper White card then hand cut and raised on dimentionals.
Hopefully you can see this detail better in the following photos.
The Raspberry riple background was embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and the Scallop Trim was punched from Primrose Petal…

Create with Connie and Mary 257

Hi Everyone,

How was your weekend?  Gee we've had some cold weather.  Not something I'm used to or prepared for, as here near the Coast it's usually relatively mild in Winter.

There is a sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary this week which I was keen to play along with.

Here is what I've made.

The base of my card is Crumb Cake with a layer of Rich Razzleberry card.  I've created a layered tag for my main shape on this card to fit with the sketch below.

I've cut my Crumb Cake tag out with the Two Tags die which is on our Retiring List and stamped a piece of Very Vanilla card, cut to size with French Foliage and Artistic Etchings stamp sets.  Can you guess, I am trying to use retiring products?  A simple birthday banner goes across my tag and I've added a Flower Trim, swiped across the inkpad to colour the centre, Little Leaves die cut from Crumb Cake and a strip of Baby wiped background (a technique I've been playing with the last week) t…

Another Card using Baby Wipe Inkpad

Hello everyone,

How is your Sunday going?  We've just had a feast from the Bakery where my daughter works for arvo tea.

 I have another card to show here following on from yesterday.  When I start playing with a technique, I like to have several samples made to show at my classes.  It opens up everyone's mind to the unlimited possibilities and sparks more ideas.

Here is another card made recently, again with the butterflies..........................

On this card I've combined Daydream Medallions stamp with Papillon Potpourri (butterfly) in the centre and the Happy Birthday greeting from the set Perfectly Penned.  I love this multicoloured effect.

On this card the base is Marina Mist, with Whisper White, Primrose Petals and Rich Razzleberry which incidentally were the same colours on the baby wipe.

To achieve this multicoloured inkpad effect, you place drops of reinkers onto a folded baby wipe which you've placed onto an incream container lid or something similar to con…

What else can you do with the Baby Wipes?

Hi Everyone,

Let me show you...........
I've showed some cards recently using the Baby Wipe technique to create backgrounds on glossy card.  Here is another card I've made using the Baby Wipes as an ink pad.

On this card I've inked up the Swallowtail stamp for my background and there is a bit of a sneek peak of one of the new stamps coming that has a matching Label punch which I've added to the centre.  The base of this Card is Rich Razzleberry with Wisteria wonder (scallop trim) and a Whisper White front that I've stamped onto.

I love the multi-coloured stamped effect you can achieve by inking up from the Baby Wipe.  See the Just Add Ink inspiration challenge post to see these colours used on the Glossy background where I used the Just Believe stamp set.

Thanks so much for looking. Don't forget to leave me a comment, while you're here.  I hope you've enjoyed the visit, and have a great weekend.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 47

Hello Everyone,

Well it's Wednesday again, and time for another sketch challenge at The Paper Craft Crew.

Here is the sketch we are playing with this week

 I've used some new colours on my card combined with the Stamp set From the Heart featuring the Quote Secret of Life.  I have stuck to the sketch exactly this week.  Here is my Design Team card.

The base of my card is Crisp Cantaloupe with a layer of Soft Sky embossed with the Mosaic Embossing folder shown on the bottom of the card and Smokey Slate embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing folder on the top.

Check out what the Design Team have made for your inspiration.  We hope to see a card of yours featured in the Gallery this week.  We would love for you to play along.

More Cards for Challenges with Baby Wipe Technique - PP150 & JAI #169

Hello Everyone,

This is post no. 2 today and I just can't seem to stop myself when I start playing with a technique.

Here is a card using Artistic Etchings stamp set, combined with Collage Curios

The Reinkers I've used for the Baby Wipe technique on this card were Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Marina mist and Rich Razzleberry.  I feel the colours in this background are closer to the colours of the Inspiration challenge at JAI.  The Challenge at the Paper Players is to add Bling and that was added to the Mosaic punched pieces on my card.

I've also used the Fancy Fan Embossing folder on my Whisper White background on this Label Framelits Easel Card.
I really love how pretty the skyline looks on this card.  We do see some beautiful shades in the sky during sunset.  I don't know if Paris is the same, however using my imagination.  Best wishes was stamped in the Baby wipe used as a Stamp Pad after I'd done the wiping technique, to produce multicoloured lettering.


Just Add Ink #169 - Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Is it cold enough for you in your neck of the woods?  Definitely feels wintery here.

There is a fantastic picture for an inspirational challenge at Just Add Ink this week provided for us by Delys.  I loved the silouettes and the colours.  Here it is.

I've decided to pull out some Glossy Card to use while I still have a little stock left and do a background with the Baby Wipe Technique, where you basically add drops of reinkers onto a folded up wipe and swipe it across the glossy card and leave it to dry before stamping on it.

This is the result.

I've used Just Believe Stamp set stamped with Black Stazon ink over the coloured glossy card background and created a simple black based Easel Card.  On the base of the card I've used the Embossing folder from the Mosaic Bundle (available in July) on a strip of Whisper White card and added some punched Mosaics with the matching punch out of scrap glossy card and a Designer Builder a Brad, which also contains some of…

A Clay Flower

Hi Everyone,

I've had a bit more of a play with the clay that I've purchased on pre-order before the new Catalogue release here in Australia.  Here is a card with Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade (retired) and Whisper White with one of these flowers.

The clay flowers start off as white but when it was dry I coloured this one with my Wisteria Wonder marker and took off a little excess ink with a blender pen then coated it with Crystal Effects to seal it and give it a glossy finish.  I'm really happy with it.  The card was finished off with the Delicate Details Embossing folder and Little Leaves and Scallop circle die.  Add a doily, some pearls and a little butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri set and it's done.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day.

Smokey Mosaic

Hi Everyone,

I have my "Biggest Morning Tea" tomorrow, so I don't have a lot of play time, however I've made another quick card with the Mosaic Madness bundle and a new colour called Smokey Slate which I've used on the base and top panel mount for my punched mosaics.  It's combined with Strawberry Slush Inks and paper on the background.

It's really an any occasion card and layout, so I've added a simple Just for You from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by to view my card today.  Please feel free to comment if you like.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Millie's Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

My daughter has a party to go to on the weekend so asked me for a card for her friend, Millie.  The Birthday Girl's favourite colour is Red and she likes birds, so I made a card in the same style as for the previous friends (Jade) birthday - a Centre Easel card, Bronwyn Eastley style.

Here is the card using Aviary stamp set.

I've layered Labels framelits in the centre easel which are propped up in the front with the new Artisan Label punch, with the age punched out on a circle layered on the top.  The Baja Breeze ink doesn't really show up that well in the photograph, but Happy Birthday from the Memorable Moments set show either side of the 12 and a little owl is stamped in that colour too, with the little red birdy on the top.

Here is a closer look.

I hope she likes it.  Hope you too, have a great weekend.

A Revamp of something old

Hi Everyone,

I was recently going through a stash of old cards, deciding which to donate and found one, that I made some 5 + years ago.  I was going to toss it, as the adhesive used behind the vellum had turned yellow with age as was quite visable now spoiling the whole card.

I decided there would be nothing lost by cutting it up and seeing if I could salvage it.  Here is the result.  I forgot to take a before photo, but trust me, I was ready to throw it out.  What stopped me was the beautiful Paper tole bouquet that I know at the time, was one that was quite fiddly to assemble.

I was able to leave the centre intact while cutting around it with Oval Framelits, and I cut the old pink base of the card with the Oval Accents die and mat it all on a new Pear Pizzazz card base.  I even left the old gold Anniversary Sticker in place.  It was quite stuck to the vellum, so no problems there.

There you have it, I can still donate this card in a batch for a fundraiser.  No-one will ever know I m…

Gidday Mate - Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 46

Hello Everyone,

Greetings from you know where? (Gidday Mate, how are ya)

Another Wednesday and another card for the Paper Craft Crew.  Here is my Design Team card using    Forever Young stamp set, and a bit of contraban for the the sketch below.  There is a Patriotic theme this week coming up to US 4th July, but as I'm an Aussie I'm doing an Australian themed card for this weeks challenge (Postcard style).  I've done a little brayering in the background (sky) and the rest of the background and Rock is all sponging.

Can you guess where this is meant to be?

Here is a better look at that Cockatoo.

Yes, it's meant to look like this - Uluru (formerly known as Ayers rock).

This brought out my quirky side, needing to be a little different and I had a lot of fun designing this card with my girls contributing ideas.  My youngest daughter even said Mum, surprisingly, your card actually does look like that (Australian).

Here is the sketch from Pam this week (and what we were su…