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!