Saturday, 18 October 2014

Celebrate the Season

Hello!

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I'm playing along with the Create with Connie & Mary Holiday Collection blog hop this month! Each Saturday the team will be sharing a Christmas/Winter themed project with you. You should have made your way here from Claire Broadwater's blog and seen her wonderfully elegant Christmas card (if you have just stumbled upon this hop though, you can click the pic above to take you back, or the link at the bottom of this post to take you to the start of the hop).


I decided to share a little something I made at a SU team training event a few weeks ago, using the fabulous Confetti Stars Punch  and the Endless Wishes stamp set...


I love the combination of Lost Lagoon and silver mixed with Kraft cardstock - manages to look elegant and slightly rustic at the same time! I created the background using Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Silver Encore inks then added a few punched stars from Dazzling Details glimmer paper. I punched a Lost Lagoon strip with the Confetti Stars punch, glued it down the side and then added some more glimmer stars in some of the punched out shapes for a bit of extra sparkle. The greeting is one of the frames from Four Frames combined with a couple of the sentiments from Endless Wishes (one of the great features of photopolymer is the ability to bend the stamps on the block!).


Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Endless Wishes, Four Frames
Ink: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Silver Encore
Paper: Kraft, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Dazzling Details glimmer paper
Accessories: Silver 1/8" ribbon
Tools: Decorative label punch, Confetti Stars punch


I'm at the end of the hop so if you want to go back to the start to the fabulous Mary Brown, click on the link below.... I hope you've been inspired today!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Starburst Film Birthday...

Hiya!

So I messed up a bit this week in that I prepared a card for next week's challenge thinking it was this week's and only realised on Sunday evening, by which time I had no time to photograph any new card with daylight - aargh! So I made something, photographed it as best as I could, but it's not brilliant unfortunately. Anyway, here are THIS week's ColourQ colours...



And here's my Monday evening last-minute attempt...


I don't do Halloween so I was trying to come up with alternative ways of using these colours and I thought these ones would be good for a child's birthday, so that's what I went with.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Everyday Occasions kit, Big News, Something to Say, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black chevron ribbon, Brights candy dots
Tools: On Film framelits

Mame sure you check out the fab creations from the rest of the design team this week!

x Amy x

Friday, 10 October 2014

Smoky Pacific Stars...

Hi there!


I'm back with another quick post today - and another of my cards from my Bright & Beautiful class I held recently. For this one I wanted to make a non-Christmassy card with this set, to show how versatile it is...


I made this into a fun-fold card, with a combination of lots of different stars using different colours and techniques. Here's a pic of it open...


Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Bright & Beautiful, Tag Talk
Ink: Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Old Olive
Paper: Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Naturals White, Whisper White, Silver foil
Accessories: Silver baker's twine
Tools: Stars framelits, Lucky stars embossing folder, Label bracket punch


Make sure you stop by Create with Connie & Mary today to see the fab projects from Debbie and Natasha during Preview Week, and check out their blogs for the chance to win some blog candy!
 Don't forget that during Preview Week you can sign up for the Holiday Collection for only $24.95!


Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Golden Cherry Stars...

Hi there!


I'm just popping in with a quick card to share that I made recently for a class using the Bright and Beautiful stamp set...


I combined a number of different layers on this star: embossing with gold on Cherry Cobbler, stamping tone-on-tone with Cherry Cobbler and Champagne Glimmer Paper, as well as cutting a star window out of some Deck the Halls dsp and layering the star over the top. Unfortunately, the embossed sentiment didn't show very well in the photo, but that was embossed with gold on Garden Green and die-cut with one of the Project Life framelits.


Don't forget that it's Preview Week over at Create with Connie & Mary and today's colour challenge is the perfect match for my card (totally unknown to me!!)...


Yesterday there was a fabulous free tutorial from Deb Currier that you really should check out - loads of inspiration! Don't forget that during Preview Week you can sign up for the Holiday Collection for the Early Bird price of $24.95!

• Featuring projects that can be completed in about 2 hours...perfect for classes and camps!

• FREE Preview Week begins October 5-11 to see what we are all about.
• Holiday Collection 2014
runs October 11 - November 8
• Features Christmas/Winter Holiday Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project ideas
• Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!
• Our Holiday website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!
• Demonstrators & Customers welcome!

Create with Connie and Mary
Holiday Collection 2014

Early Bird Special
Only $24.95 USsave $5 off the
regular $29.95 price!
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Silver Starry Feathers...

Hiya!

It's time to play along with a new ColourQ challenge...


I got a bit carried away on this one, going for a girly and glam look (perfect for the silver & pink combo)... I combined feathers and stars to come up with this...


I took part of my inspiration from the current Tag You're It! challenge...


Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Four Feathers, Hey You, Everything Eleanor
Ink: Blushing Bride, Stazon, Versamark
Paper: Abloom dsp, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver foil
Accessories: Silver ribbon, silver mini peg
Tools: Confetti Stars punch, Scallop tag topper punch, piercing template, feathers framelits

Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the Royal Court this week!

I also want to give a shout out to Melissa and Nicole from Create with Connie & Mary, who have blog candy up for grabs today to celebrate Preview Week for the Holiday Collection - make sure you check it out!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


Monday, 6 October 2014

Free tutorial and blog candy...

Hello!


I'm just popping in quickly to let you know that Mary (of Create with Connie & Mary!) has some fabulous blog candy up for grabs on her blog today and her tutorial is available to download for free from Create with Connie & Mary.


It's Preview Week for the Holiday Collection this week so head over to Create with Connie & Mary to check out all the details and to sign up.



Featuring projects that can be completed in about 2 hours...perfect for classes and camps!• FREE Preview Week begins October 5-11 to see what we are all about.
• Holiday Collection 2014
runs October 11 - November 8
• Features Holiday Catalog Products
• 24 EXCLUSIVE 3D project ideas
• Step-by-step downloadable PHOTO tutorials
• Only available to subscribers!
• Our Holiday website will be available for up to a YEAR after the session is over!
• Demonstrators & Customers welcome!
Create with Connie and Mary
Holiday Collection 2014

Early Bird Special
Only $24.95 US
 save $5 off the regular $29.95 price!

I'll be back tomorrow with my ColourQ card...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Create with Connie & Mary Guest Designer!

Hiya!

I've got some exciting news to share today...


I'm a Guest Designer for the Create with Connie & Mary Holiday edition! I'm looking forward to sharing my project with subscribers later this month, and I'll be playing along with the team in sharing some holiday projects with you throughout the month. During this coming week - Preview Week - you can sign up for the Early Bird price of only $24.95, which gets you LOADS of inspiration throughout the Holiday edition, with projects using the wonderful stamps and accessories in the Stampin Up Holiday catalogue.

I'll be using the fabulous Holiday Home set in my project and so today, to kick off Preview Week, I'm sharing a card I made using this set...


I decided to try a shaker card for an extra special Christmas card. I created the house by stamping it on multiple pieces of card - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey and Cajun Craze - then cut out the various pieces with my paper snips and paper pieced it all together. I sponged a touch of Crushed Curry ink on the bottom of the windows and stamped a wreath on the door with Garden Green ink.


The background is Night of Navy card, stamped with the trees from White Christmas with Whisper White ink and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. I also stamped some 'snow' with Whisper White ink around the trees. I stamped the trees again with Night of Navy ink on Naturals White card, cut along the snow lines then glued over the top. The frame is die-cut with the largest On Film framelit from Under the Tree dsp. I added some frosted sequins inside the shaker, sealed it up with dimensionals and voila! I added some Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon along with the sentiment and a Cherry Cobbler candy dot to finish.

Here's a close up:


Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Home, White Christmas
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold Encore, Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Paper: Deck the Halls dsp, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, Window sheet
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon, Regals candy dots
Tools: On Film framelits, Snowflake thinlit collection

Make sure you visit Create with Connie and Mary and check out the projects from the rest of the designers during Preview Week - there are lots of ideas being showcased this week as well as some fab blog candy up for grabs - and don't forget to sign up during Preview Week for the discounted price!

Thanks for stopping by...