Friday, 26 November 2021

Colour Dare #472 Crazy 8

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #472 is a crazy 8 squares where you choose 4 of the 8 coloursyou are free to use Black & White. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  Go to the link for Colour Dare #472 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram).

I saw this colour dare challenge and saw that there was Gold and silver and thought about glitter paper. Then I realised that I had Papaya Glitter Paper, and Sapphire Glitter Paper. You can buy all the glitter paper in the Glitter Paper Bundle


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I knew I needed to make a special card for this colour dare because it was my nieces 18th birthday. Her name is Sapphire and I saw Sapphire colour in this challenge and thought... PERFECT!

So I decided to make it a bit more special and use the Slimline Cards & Envelopes. That longer size is a big more special. 


I cut the Papaya Glitter Paper, and Sapphire Glitter Paper into 3/4 inch strips and the Gold Glitter Paper & Silver Glitter Paper into 1/2 inch strips and used the new Air Touch Adhesive along the card to complete the stripes. I cut off the overhang on the Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer

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I finished the card off with White Daisy Cardstock and  Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts
that I added on top of the glitter paper with 3-D Foam Tape

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #472. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my card, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge. 

If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au

Friday, 12 November 2021

Colour Dare #470 TicTacToe Candid Moments

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #470 is Tic Tac Toe using the Candid Moments Scrapbooking Workshop Kityou are free to use Black & White. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  Go to the link for Colour Dare #470 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram).

I needed to make a 21st Birthday card for a friend and so I pulled out Peach Cardstock and my beautiful new Kaleidoscope Embossing FolderI put it through and it wasn't showing up enough (too subtle) so I pulled out the Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and Round Sponge and sponged the sapphire ink onto the top of the peach cardstock to have the pattern show out. 

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Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder

Then I put a section of Peach cardstock across the centre and a small strip of Sapphire CardstockI used Gold Glitter Paper and Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts to cut the 21 on my Big Shot machine. The sticker to finish off is "Special Day" shown below from Candid Moments Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet.

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I LOVE this new embossing folder. 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #470. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my card, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge. 

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CTMH Sample of the Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder


If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au

Friday, 29 October 2021

Colour Dare #468 Inspiration Image

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #468 is the colours of the above inspiration image (at least 3 colours), you are free to use Black & White. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  Go to the link for Colour Dare #468 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram).

This image brings back lots of memories for me as I had these on a doona cover and some curtains when I was really small (*ahem* like 35yrs ago). 

I made a quick and simple card for this challenge as I was required to make a bunch of thank you cards for my son's teachers for his last day of school before his Year 12 Graduation. This card I made was for one of the music teachers. 

I picked out Dark Blue (Sapphire from the retired Wander collection with the white stars - you could create this look with sapphire cardstock and our new white White Gel Pens), then I picked light Blue (I chose Carolina Cardstock) and the brown, so I chose the new Mocha Cardstock. To get some tone-on-tone stamping I used an old stamp set with some music notes on it and random stamped all over the Mocha cardstock. I don't have the Mocha ink yet so I pulled out the reitred Nutmeg ink and they worked quite well together. I put an R in texta on the front of my ink pads that have retired so I know its an old colour but it still works well with current Mocha. 

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After doing stripes of each of the 3 main inspiration colours I decided to do a little gnome sign. I picked the gnome from the Mini Garden Gnomes Stamp + Thin Cuts from the Slimline Celebration Cardmaking Workshop Kit.

I coloured him with triblend markers in Fair Skin TriBlend™ Marker for his face and handsEarth Brown TriBlend™ Marker for his boots and belt, True Blue TriBlend™ Marker for his hat and clothes and the lightest and mid tones of the Ice Grey TriBlend™ Marker for the bird. 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #468. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my card, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge. 

 If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au



Friday, 1 October 2021

Colour Dare #464 Wild Berry, Ballerina and Nectarine

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #464 is the colours of the Boo Crew Product Bundle, pretty Wildberry (colour of the year) with Ballerina and Nectarine, you are free to use Black & White. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  Go to the link for Colour Dare #464 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram).

For Colour Dare Challenge #458 I made a 90th Birthday card for a gentleman who's like family and this month his wife also turned 90 so I needed to make another 90th card. I took the Design Space file I created in that challenge and tweeked it to make it more feminine. See my post #458 for that design space file.  

For this project, I used the Wild Berry Cardstock as the base, Ballerina Cardstock as the cover and Nectarine Cardstock as the flower centres. I then used White Daisy cardstock to cut a centre section to write on. You could write directly onto the Wild Berry but easier to read in white.  I did trim the white a little at the top to fit nicer into the inside of the 90 so that the card sat flatter. 

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Here is my FREE Sharable Cricut Design Space File to make this card (Click HERE)

Note: The flowers are from the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection so you will need that before you can open my free Cricut file. If you already have it you should be able to open no problems, if you need it you can purchase from my website or your CTMH Makers website. 

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After I'd cut all the peices I decided the ballerina peice was too flat and I wanted to give it dimension so I grabbed out my Ballerina Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and stamped Birthday all over it in a random pattern. My ink pad looks like it needs a refill as the whole pad isn't juicy but I liked how the mottled look was for this stamp, I thought it created extra dimension... so I wasn't overly concerned, but I will need to grab some Ballerina re-inker. Ballerina is a favourite in our house. 

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The stampset is called For All Occasions and it has lots of great sentiments. 
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Before I stuck the flowers onto the card I used my thumb nail to curve the petals upwards to create some more dimension. The card was to be posted so it might get flattened but I was hoping it stayed dimensional. 

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Super happy with this colour arrangement for my card. You can get a selection of those colours in the Boo Crew Coordinating Cardstock pack or you can create your own cardstock pack with a Custom Cardstock Pack--12 Sheet or a Custom Cardstock Pack—24 SheetThis means you can get a selection of coloured cardstock of your choice. Minimum quantity of 2 sheets per colour.

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #464. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my cricut card, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge. 

 If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au

 

Friday, 17 September 2021

Colour Dare #462 Pumpkin Patch Colours

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #462 is the colours of the Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking Workshop Kit in a Tic-Tac-Toe grid (you can choose a row, column or diagonal line (or do all of the squares like me), you are free to use Black & White. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  Go to the link for Colour Dare #462 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram).

I pulled out cardstock in all the colours in the Tic Tac Toe I wanted to use my Slimline Celebration Cardmaking Workshop Kit, specifically the Fishy Greetings stamps and thing cuts and the Circle Cluster Thin Cuts
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I cut fish and seahorses out of Peach CardstockShortbread Cardstock

Paprika CardstockPapaya Cardstock and Nectarine Cardstock. Then I cut seaweed in Harbour Cardstock and the circle clusters in Harbour Glitter Paper


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Such a great way to use up scraps. Also I did some on the light side of the cardstock and some on the dark side of the cardstock. LOVE Close to My Hearts two-toned cardstock for variations like this!!

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I pulled out a Slimline Card & Envelope, and put a Mink Cardstock background of 8 inches x 3 inches (the main slimline card is 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches). 

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I stamped them with Memento ink (similar to Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad). I also stamped the little schools of fish & little sentiment directly onto the Mink cardstock using the NEW 1" × 1½" My Acrylix® Block.

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I used Thin 3-D Foam Tape to pop up all the fish on top of the cluster circles and put the seaweed plants underneath. To finish off I used some Gold Glitter Gems, to use the centre square on the tic-tac-toe board. I'm really happy with how it finished off. 

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The only colour I couldn't fit into my card was Toffee so I didn't complete the whole tic-tac-toe board completely!!

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I love the look of the Harbour glitter paper in the background of this card. So pretty sparkles!

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I did so many fish I decided to do another card as well. Using the Pumpkin Patch papers and Papaya ink for the bubbles on the background and black ink on the sentiment. Pretty happy that I have so many fish stamped and cut in different colours because its really easy next time to just grab a fish and create something without having to get out my thin cuts and inks and bigshot machine. Proactive Cardmaking for the future!! 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project/s. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #462. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my cards, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge. 

 If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au



 

Friday, 3 September 2021

Colour Dare #460 Retired Colours

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #460 is using the recently retired colours, you are free to use Black, White, Silver and gold. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  Go to the link for Colour Dare #460 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, or Instagram).

I wanted to make a card using the Grateful for This Life—September Stamp of the Month which is really lovely for thank you cards and fantastic for scrapbook album pages. 

Even though these colours are recently retired its okay because most of them are still available for sale in some part until stocks run out, which I'm hoping is a little while because I do love lots of the colours that are going. 


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I grabbed some Pebble Cardstock and cut it at 2 inches x 5.5 inches and stamped on it in Peacock Ink (which is gone but the Peacock Cardstock is still available), I did a second generation shadow stamp with the Grateful from the Grateful for This Life—September Stamp of the Month.

I also stamped the I Am on some Pebble cardstock and trimmed it into a banner shape. Then I used Blue Belle Shimmer Trim cut in half and edged the main grateful word. 


To add in some extra colour I used a 1 inch and 1.5 inch circle from Circles Thin Cuts using 

Canary Cardstock. Then I used Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ to edge the circles by rubbing the circles directly onto the cardstock. I matted the star from the White Acrylic Stars and matted some Smoothie Cardstock behind it. 


To adhere the white acrylic star onto the cardstock I used Dual-tip Multi-bond Glue Pen
and Glue Dots® Ultra-thin Dots. The "for you" was stamped in Smoothie ink as well and then the circle was adhered with 3D foam tape. 
 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #460. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my card, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge. 

 If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) f
eel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au