Friday, January 26, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Mail a Card Monday Challenge

Hello, Hello! Welcome to this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop!
If you've not seen the Fancy Friday Blog Hop, we are a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members. We have a blog hop once a month with everything fun and fancy.

This month we are making cards with co-ordinating envelopes to get ready to send out for the 'Mail a Card Monday' challenge. Why not challenge yourself to make a couple of cards a week and send them every Monday throughout the year. Let's get more of our gorgeous cards that we make sent out in the post.
Maybe you need to send thank you cards for Christmas or birthday cards, or someone just feeling down and having a bad day? Let us kick off the year not only creating the cards but sending them!

 I've played around with my most all time favourite suite from the new 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue - Sweet Soirre. It's all time gorgeous, all time pretty and all time fancy. All the things that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE in crafting products! I'm a real sucker for pretty and shiny things!

The one of the most fabulous things in this suite is the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit, which I've used mostly on my cards today.

The shiny accents, gorgeous embellishments and the silver foil die cuts make this kit super fabulous to make a beautiful card! Just pop out the die cuts, use some of the trim from the kit, add a few products that you already have on hand and Hey Presto! You've got a quick and beautiful card put together! Quick cards will make the whole 'Mail a Card Monday' challenge even more easier to achieve and accomplish.

Mixed up the elements from embellishment kit with the equally gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP. The hand painted designs of this paper are just divine and the silver foil accents on one side just make you want to swoon!! So, so, beautiful!

To make a quick co-ordinating envelope use DSP to pretty everything up! Just lay the flap of the envelope on the DSP, trace around it, cut it out and stick it on the envelope. By getting a gorgeous envelope too, it makes the whole receiving of a hand made card even more special.

Accented the envelope here in the same way with the beautiful Sweet Soiree DSP! Can see I'm going to be using more of that! Gorgeous!

Now to write a little message in these cards, get them addressed to pop in the post for Monday! I am one that really needs a challenge like this as I make the cards but am terrible at sending them. Am really going to try and implement this challenge for myself and get those cards in the post!

Now on to the ever beautiful Cindy Schuster to see her 'Mail a Card Monday' creations!

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Just Add Ink #393 | Colour Challenge

Hello stamping friends! Welcome to my first blog post for 2018 and for a new colour challenge for this week over at Just Add Ink.

I've been wanting to create and blog for you all but I've been away on a summer holiday for a couple of weeks with my family and then my daughter last week had her tonsils removed and I really couldn't think much past that and her surgery and then recovery.  

We had a much needed break and came back well rested and we are now 9 days post-surgery and my daughter, it is safe to say, is pretty much back to her normal self.  I'm very thankful that the surgery went well but the recovery has been very stressful for for the whole family. It's so hard to see your kids in pain and distress. I'm am very thankful that it's still summer holidays here for the kids and we didn't have to get out and about for our normal school routine. 

We've got a bright and fun Colour Challenge for you using the Stampin' Up! colours - Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake.

I've layered some DSP, Ribbon and Trim that come in the challenge colours and teamed it up with the new Sale-a-bration Celebrate You Thinlits Dies that you can get for FREE when you spend $180 on products from the Stampin' Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogue.

The Tranquil Tide DSP layer comes from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack from the Annual Catalogue. It's a beautiful sheet of DSP with sections of full strength colour graduating to a lighter strength in colour to give that washed out look. Super pretty! I then layered a Whisper White Piece over the DSP which I stamped in Crumb Cake Ink using the dots image from the Petal Palette Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue. Then creates my own 'DSP' as such. I love making my own backgrounds and they are easy to do!

I've then layered on the card some Linen Thread, another piece of the Delightful Daisy DSP, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and then Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon. The 'Celebrate' die cut comes from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies which I half embossed with Silver Embossing Powder for a fun look. Just use a sponge dauber to sponge some Versamak Ink over your die cut word, sprinkle your embossing powder over, shake off the excess and then using your heat tool, heat up the powder till it melts. Super easy!

The card is then embellished with some more ribbon and trim, Silver Metallic Thread and then some sequins from the Metallics assortment pack.

It's a fun colour combo and the Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist just pop right off that white background. Check out the rest of the fabulous creations from the Just Add Ink gals with this weeks colours! Lots of fun and fabulous creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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