Friday, 7 November 2014

CMCC #45 - Christmas Wishes

I made this card for the ColourMe "monochromatic" challenge in Stampin Up "Real Red".   I love the colour Red, cardinals and Christmas.....  I used two stamp sets (Ornamental Pine and Beauty of the Season), Crumb Cake and Real Red ink, Whisper White and Real Red card stock and Frosted Sequins embellishments.   I popped up the snowflakes by placing inverted sequins on the back held down by the mini glue dots.  

Thanks to the Design Team for another great week of inspiration!

Friday, 24 October 2014

CMCC #43 - Happy Hallowe'en

This card was made for the ColourMe challenge this week.  I used:
Stamps:  Beauty of the Season (tree) and Holiday Home stamps
Punch: 1" circle punch for the crescent moon
Ink: Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Blackberry Bliss (Leaves and moon); Elegant Eggplant (leaves)
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla and Basic Black.

The cards from the design team were truly inspiring!!   Congratulations and thanks for demonstrating just what could be done using those colors!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

CMCC #42 - Trees

This card was made for the ColourMe challenge this week using Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo and Soft Sky.  I used a variety of border punches from Stampin Up to create the trees, pasted on Whisper White card stock.  I used the owl punch for the small 'balls' that decorate two of the trees, and rhinestones for the centre tree.  The sentiment is from the Special Season stamp set.

Loved the inspiration from the Design Team!  Thank you

Saturday, 11 October 2014

CMCC #1 - Grateful

I used the Corner Garden and the Alphabetized stamps (with the thing-a-ma-jig) from StampinUp to make this card. The colors are for the ColourMe challenge this week - Cherry Cobbler and Hello Honey.  Recently a friend sent me some pictures taken in BC and they were breathtaking.  Made me realize how grateful I am to live in such a beautiful country and this inspired the sentiment on this card.

CMCC #41 - Happy Thanksgiving

This card was made for the ColourMe Challenge #41 using the 'striking' colors of Cherry Cobbler and Hello Honey.  The fall is my favorite season as the colors this week made me think of thanksgiving.  I used several Stampin Up stamps and challenge colours on Very Vanilla card stock.

Thanks for another great challenge this week!

Friday, 3 October 2014

CMCC #40 - Louise

I love the colour choice from the ColourMe Challenge this week.   It brings such a fresh splash of colour against the Crumb Cake and Ivory background.  I used all StampinUp products.

CMCC #40 - Simple and Soothing

The ColourMe card challenge this week is Monochromatic using Calypso Coral from Stampin Up.  I used the Easter Wishes stamp (simply inking the tulips and not the sentiment).  It is one of my favorite stamps and I use it for any occasion!  I used Calypso Coral marker and a blender pen to colour the tulips and the sentiment and leaves are stamped using Crumb Cake. 

Thanks for the challenge ColourMe Team!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

CMCC #39 - Happy Thanksgiving

I used the Wondrous Wreath, and Autumn Days stamps from Stampin Up for the Colour Me challenge this week.  The leaves along the bottom are stamped in Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Yellow on white card stock and then cut out by hand.  The background card stock is Bermuda Bay.

Had fun joining in again this week!

CMCC #39 - Any Occasion Card

I used the new Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin Up to create the focal point of my card.  Then took this weeks Colour Me Playful (Bermuda Bay, Real Read, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango) using markers and the blender pen to colour it in.   I fancied it up a bit by adding the Jewels Basic Rhinestones.  There are two borders on the card (Real Red and Bermuda Bay).  I left off the sentiment as this card could be used for any number of occasions.

Thanks to the team for another great week of inspiration!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

CMCC#36 - Ride On Jack!

My grandson is turning 3 and he adores motorcycles - as in he lives and breathes motorcycles and he also loves the colour Yellow.  This week's ColourMe challenge was to use Daffodil Delight so this was perfect.  The pattern for the motorcycle was so generously shared and posted by BirdsCards. I used all Stampin Up products (card stock, DSP and stamp). 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Blendable Bouquet

The latest innovation in markers is the new Blendables from Stampin Up.   They come in a variety of colours and they are amazing to work with!  

Saturday, 30 August 2014

CMCC #35 - Happy Day

This was a very challenging challenge!   I used a variety of Stampin Up products for this week's Colour Me card challenge.    I was at the Farmer's Market in St. Jacob's this morning and there is this one merchant that has such beautiful flowers - since flowers come in all colors, it inspired me to try out Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Tangelo Twist.

Thanks to the design team for the challenge and their inspiring cards!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

CMCC#19 - Airing the Quilt

I made this card for the Colour Me challenge this week (Monochromatic - Cherry Cobbler).  It reminds me of my room when I was 15 (more years ago than I'd like to say!) - it was all red and white and I loved it!

I used every Stampin Up set I had that had a small, recurring pattern in order to make a different square for the quilt.  This was lots of fun!!

Friday, 18 April 2014

CMCC#16 - Happy Mother's Day

Colour Me Subtle is my favorite each month!   The colours are so fresh and spring-like after this interminable winter!! 

CMCC#16 - Thank You

For this week's Colour Me challenge I used the Alphabetized stamp from Stampin Up and a wooden thank you from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  I coloured the 'thank you' using Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride markers (and a blender pen!)

Great colours for this weeks challenge!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

CMCC#15 - Springtime Daffodils

It really feels like spring is here with the Colour Me challenge this week!   What great colours to highlight my favorite springtime flower.  This stamp was made for me by someone very special and I am so excited to try it out!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

CMCC#12 - Happy Easter

For this Colour Me challenge, I chose a Happy Easter theme, using the challenge colours of Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabano.    I used the following Stampin Up products:
 Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Summer Afternoon (the bunny at the back tire of the bicycle) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
 Ink:  Pear Pizzazz and Suede
 Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Whisper White
 Embellishment:  Button and Rhinestone.

I love the colours this week (so soft and subtle)!  Thank you for another great challenge!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Sunday, 16 March 2014

CMCC#11 - Tango and Muse Poppies

This card was made for the Colour Me challenge this week, where we were to use Tangerine Tango and Midnight Muse.  I used the Stampin Up  stamp sets: Happy Watercolour and Poppies.

Thank you Design Team for a wonderful colour combination! 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014

CMCC#10 - Back to Nature

This card was made for the Colour Me challenge - Monochromatic using Old Olive and a neutral. I used the following Stampin Up products:
 Card Stock - Old Olive and Naturals Ivory
 Stamps - French Foliage, Lovely as a Tree and Teen Tiny Wishes
 Accessories - Candy Dots

The old olive has a nice 'outdoorsy' feel, so I plan to use this for Father's Day!

Thanks for another great challenge!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

FM149 - Spring Flowers

I made this card for the Friday Mashup challenge this week.   After this long winter, it is refreshing to work with flowers and springtime colors!     I used Stampin Up Products: 
 - Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla card stock,
 -Watertcolour Wonder DSP for the flowers and butterflies,
 - Petite Petals stamped on the DSP and cut out using the Petite Petals punch (love this bundle!)
 - I used the Sweet Swirls wheel stamp to go around the outer border of the card using Pistachio Pudding ink
 - Lastly, the sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases stamp set in Island Indigo to pick up the blue in the DSP.

Thanks for a another great challenge this week! 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

CMCC#9 - Springtime

This card was made for the Colour Me challenge this week.  I love tulips and before you know it we'll be seeing them again!  I used the following up Stampin Up products:
  Card Stock:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red and Bermuda Bay
  Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black
  Stamps: Blessed Easter and A Dozen Thoughts
  Accessories:  Candy Dots.

Thanks again to the design team for a great colour selection again this week!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

CMCC#8 - Mosaic

This inspiration for this card came from an article I was reading in the Journal Pioneer last week.  It was profiling a quilting company that had been in business for 25 years and there was a picture of an appliqued quilt with 9 squares appliqued in pinks, white and blue.   The colours for this weeks challenge at Colour Me seemed to fit right in!  (Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding and Brown Sugar).

I used all Stampin Up products (and many of them!)   8 stamp sets, 9 punches, 3 Textured Impressions, 3 sizzlets, and embellishments (pearls, twine).

Thank you to the design team for a another challenge using awesome colors!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

FM#147 - You're Just my Cup of Tea

I made this card for my mother who truly enjoys her multiple cups of tea every day!  The sketch is from the Friday Mashup challenge for this week. 

The following Stampin Up products were used:
Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge (Spritz), Tea Party and Teeny Tiny Wishes (I replaced the "You're Just my Cup of Tea" sentiment with the "Happy Mothers Day").
Ribbon - Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue
Embellishments - Pink Pirouette button with a Basic Pearl in the center
Card Stock - Whisper White and Pink Pirouettea
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake

Sunday, 16 February 2014

CMCC#7 - Happiness is...

This card used Stampin Up products in Whisper White, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.  I used two three stamp sets: Happiness Shared for the sentiment, Best of Flowers for the bottom edge and Reason to Smile for the other flowers.  I used card stock for the 'ribbons', rhinestones and lastly I sponged pool party on the background of the larger flowers.

Thanks to the Colour Me design team for the challenge and inspiring cards you created!

CMCC#7 - Birthday Wishes in Razzleberry and Pool Party

This week's challenge on Colour Me was to make a card using Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry - both awesome colors, however, I've never thought of putting them together!

I used Stampin Up products:
CardStock - Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White
Ribbon - Cross-grained Stitched Ribbon in Rich Razzleberry
Stamp - Sincere Salutations, and portions of the largest stamp from Fresh Vintage (scroll under the flowers)
Punch - Triple punch, using the far right setting and using all the bits.  I sponged around the Pool Party flowers in Rich Razzleberry.
Embellishments - Rhinestones

Sunday, 2 February 2014

FM145 - Welcome

This week's sketch for Friday Mashup was the inspiration for this card.  All products used are from Stampin Up.

The card stock is Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and Real Red.  The wreath is the doily from the Artistic Etchings stamp and I punched a 3/4" circle from the center and cut around the outer edge.   The Welcome stamp is the "Welcome Baby" stamp from the Fine Florish stamp set (using only the Welcome).   The door knob is a brad with a a decorator dot. 

Had lots of fun with this one!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

FM145 - Sail Away!

Although this stamp retired from Stampin Up, it remains one of my favorites.  My daughter calls it my 'signature stamp'.    I used it for the Friday Mashup sketch, which is an awesome sketch by the way!  So versatile......

For the card stock, I used Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla , and Pistachio Pudding.  The Sail Away was stamped on canvas and the sails were colored with Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding with a blender pen.  The ribbon is Coastal Cabana ruffled, and the anchor is made with the Happy Whale Clearlets (Big Shot) using Basic Black.

Lastly, I used the Gorgeous Grunge to stamp the 'water spots'.

CMCC#5 - Amour

This week's ColourMe challenge was to use five colours of your own choice.  It didn't take long to realize that this is harder than being given the colours to use!   I finally approached it by selecting my favorite card stock, ribbon and stamps from StampinUp.

I used Coastal Cabano for the card base, two layers of Strawberry Slush ribbon for the right edge, Bermuda Bay Grunge stamp, Melon Mambo and black ribbon for under the Amour stamp, and lastly Crumb Cake for the "En Francais" stamp on the circle.  The dots and Eiffel Tower (from Artistic Etchings stamp set) are in Basic Black.

Thank you to the Design Team for their inspirations!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

CMCC#4 - Grandson's Valentine's Day Card

I had made a Valentine's Day card for my youngest grandson and I my husband said it had to go!  It was a giraffe and he thought it should be heavy equipment!   Stampin UP to the rescue with "I Dig You" stamp set.

I used the colors from the ColourMe challenge (Pool Party, Perfect Pumpkin, Gumball Green and Blushing Bride) and created a scene worthy of Jack!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

I have a Grandson that lives and breathes trains, so I created this Valentine for him using Stampin Up products.  
The card stock for the train cars is More Mustard, Marine Mist, Real Red, and I used Basic Black and Smoky Gray for the wheels.   The train track is Early Expresso card stock using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. The strip is cut in half.   Lastly, the clouds and the 'meadow' are The Designer Series paper.

CMCC#4 - Sympathy Card

The colors for this week's Color Me challenge had me stumped for a few days!  The lovely creations by the design team were inspiring, so I started browsing through my Stampin Up collection to see what caught my eye.  I love simplicity in life........and this stamp set Simply Sketched was just what I needed.

I used Gumball Green, Perfectly Pumpkin and Pool Party for the stamped image, Blushing Bride for the sentiment and Pool party for the decorative dots.   It needed something more, so I finely cut card stock in all of the colors to make 'reeds' along the left edge of the card, fastening with a bit of Stamp Up Multi Liquid Glue.

Thank you for the challenge Design Team!