Game On birthday card


Today I have a fun card that I made for my teenage nephew’s birthday. I love this set and the sentiment too. Sadly this stamp set is retiring at the end of this month. This one is a keeper in my books and I dont think I will be getting rid of it anytime soon! 

The card is quite simple, I stamped the chess pieces randomly over the balmy blue cardstock in misty moonlight ink then layered onto misty moonlight cardstock and onto a balmy blue card base. 

I then stamped the chess pieces again into a white stitched shape square and did the same with the sentiment and the oval stitched die. 

Being a male card I refrained from adding bling or wink of Stella :) 
 

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2021 - 2022 Annual Catalogue Paper Share - sign up to get yours today




Hello crafters!

With the release of the brand new 2021 - 2022 Annual Catalogue commencing on 4th May I am offering you all a paper share.

So just what is a paper share you ask? It is a sampling of all the new papers in the catalogue. Typically it is a quarter pack of all the designs from each pack cut into 6x6" pieces. This is a great way to get all the papers without a super huge investment leaving more money for new stamps and inks! 

Each package is labelled with the name of the paper, item number and a list of the co ordinating Stampin' Up! colours. This years assortment is $90 (plus postage if required) 

Beauty of the Earth  

Bloom Where You are Planted

Expressions in Ink 

Hand Penned 

In the Wild

Pansy Petals

Simply Elegant Specialty

Sweet Symmetry

Tidings of Christmas

You're a Peach

Ombre Specialty Paper

2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum

Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper 


Place your orders by 1st May. 

Email me HERE to reserve your share


PLEASE NOTE - 

1. Paper will be ordered May 4th and will be shipped to me for cutting and packaging. I will mail them via tracked satchel bag ASAP.

2. My usual rewards vouchers will not apply to these orders. 


   






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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Monochrome Rainbow Challenge

 








Hello everyone and welcome to my blog today for the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop - and what a fun event we have for you today. A monochrome Rainbow Challenge!

As per the above chart, I fall into the green category which I was happy about! I needed to make a card for my teenage nephew so I decided to combine the two projects and this is the card I created. 


I used a real mix of products on this card, not intentionally, but I just used what I had on my desk at the time in between my classes as I had left making the card until the last minute! 

The base card is pear pizzazz layered with a piece of pear pizzazz embossed with the stitched leaves dies. Then I added layers of papers - bermuda bay cardstock, subtles dsp and ice cream corner dsp. The circle die is from the painted labels dies and was die cut in soft sea foam cardstock.

The sentiment comes from the In Bloom stamp set then due cut using one of the dies from the Tasteful Labels dies. 

Make sure you click through the rest of the blogs - next up is the super talented Satomi Wellard 

https://letsmakeacardsatomiwellard.blogspot.com/2021/04/around-world-on-wednesday-blog-hop.html





   
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Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - April 2021

 

Hello everyone an welcome to another Stamping Inkspirations blog hop. This month's theme is Birthdays - what fun!

This month I ended up with a few projects to share with you so I had to narrow it down to just one. The reason I had so many to share was that I got a bit carried away colouring in these gorgeous papers and could not stop! So this is the paper that keeps on giving as I now have one sheet of DSP coloured in a range of blends colours ready to make a heap more of this style of card - and have loads of birthday cards ready to send.

 
This paper is called True Love and is a stunning mix of black and white papers that are stunning on their own or you can choose to colour them as I have here with blends (highland heather and granny apple green) or you could use blending brushes, watercolour pencils, ink etc. 

I find colouring with blends very relaxing and a great way to get my creative juices flowing again if I am in a bit of a creative rut. 

I then cut the flowers out with my ever faithful paper snips, added some bling and a handful of stampin dimensionals to add it to the card base. I am pretty sure this layout was not my original idea and was a pinterest find but now of course I cannot seem to find it again!

Make sure you give this paper a try, it really is a classic. 

Click below to head over to the next blog - Terry Hamilton to continue with the festivities!



  
https://www.carddesignsbyterry.com/2021/04/celebrate-you.html







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Happy Mail - snailed it


Today I have another Snailed It card for you. 

I love the personality of this snail, he makes me smile :)

I stamped the larger snail over the background panel and added the large die cut for the sentiment which is from the Pretty Perennials stamp set. I love the sweet little flowers in this stamp set too - I added some bling to the centres of the flowers for some interest.

The smaller, focal snail is stamped and die cut and coloured with a variety of blends. 

 

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Hello - Snailed It!


Hi all, a quick post from me today, time is flying by and the kids are on school holidays so I have no idea what day or time it is at the moment! I love the slower pace buy I also find computer time a little more limited too! I have projects to share but I just haven't had the time to write blog posts.  

How adorable are these snails? So cute and so much fun to colour too. I have seen so many ideas on Pinterest I think I could make these snail cards for weeks!  

I love that the stitched, scalloped square is included in the diet set, it's the prefect shape and size for these critters. 

 

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StampingPals Challenge #14 | Sketch Challenge

 Hello and welcome to another StampingPals challenge. This month is a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges and this one was nice and easy for me. 



I have been enjoying playing with the Ice Cream Corner suite and so this card came together really quickly. 


I cut the DSP and added a small border of purple post cardstock. Another strip of ice cream dsp across the front and some stitched elements for the circle and the oval sentiment. 

For some added fun after cutting out the ice creams I coated them in shimmery crystal effects to give them a really glossy feel and look. Just make sure you give it time to dry well before adding it to the card!

I then finished off the card with a sprinkling of rhinestones. 


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