Friday, 8 January 2021

Colour Dare #426 Choose at Least Three Colours

 MY FIRST POST FOR 2021 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
 
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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #426 is a Choose at least 3 colours with Black, white, Neutrals and Gold Free to use. 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 #426 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 me I had some Exciting exciting news. As part of our CTMH Business Builders late in 2020, we had a vision board challenge, to create a vision board with the fabulous inspirational stamp set called Make It Happen, the Perfect Match Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet,  and the new Wood Frame. We had to use a new technique or two that we learned, I used shadow stamping and staining the wooden frame. My vision board WON A PRIZE!! Below is my Vision Board that won the prize. My vision board almost fits this colour dare challenge too because I have the pink and peacock/lagoon colour ink that I used to stain the frame.
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This week my prize arrived. I got a beautiful handmade card handwritten by Monica Wihongi (my daughter was as star struck and excited as I was about this card thanks Monica!!) and the Winter Penguins Stamp + Thin CutsMy sister in the UK LOVES penguins, so I have a soft spot for these little cuties.
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I HAD to make my card for Colour Dare with this stamp and thin cut set and my favourite two colours Lagoon & peacock (with a touch of pink flamingo). The little penguin is so cute. I cut the penguin in white daisy cardstock and stamped in peacock ink. Then inked up just the heart balloon and stamped that on the flamingo cardstock and fussy cut out to layer it on top of the cutie. 

I put the background peacock cardstock, then cut two wavy stitched edges from Fancy Borders Thin Cutsin both sides of lagoon and one in white (in one different thin cut). 

I did some stamp surgery and cut the Sliding by to say Thanks (I cut the thanks off). I wanted to split it but also wanted to be able to say other things... sliding by to say Hi; or sliding by to say I love you; or sliding by to say congratulations... etc etc. 

I stamped the "Sliding by to say" in peacock and the "Thanks!" in flamingo. 

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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 #426 too. 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


Friday, 11 December 2020

Colour Dare #423 Traditional Christmas

Our Colour Dare Challenge for #423 is a traditional Christmas Colour ChallengeUse primarily ONLY Christmas Traditional colours (reds, greens, golds) and the Neutral Instructions identified on the Inspiration Photo... you are welcome to use any products. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun!  You are free to use Black, White, Neutrals, Gold & Silver too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #423 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 some quick Christmas cards to go out with my "Vandra's Online Card kits" for Jingle Joy this week. (see below). These are non-traditional cards so better belong in the category for Colour Dare Challenge for #424 which is the non-traditional colours challenge. Both of these challenges are running so make sure you enter both! 

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Vandra's online card club Jingle Joy Kits - December 2020

To make some quick cards I pulled out my Jingle Joy Die-cuts and some older style heart paper (black & White). I added some green ribbon from my stash to the die-cut Holly Jolly tag and used thin 3D foam tape to lift the tag so the ribbon sat flat (not raised up). 

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The black and white heart paper is very similar to the Jingle Joy Paper Packet hearts but I had used most of this in my kits so did some stash busting and used an older style paper. You could recreate this card using jingle joy!
 
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To finish off the card I cut out a Gnome for Christmas Stamp + Thin Cuts 
using my bigshot and had fun colouring him in with my Tri-blend markers, green, red and golden yellow for the star (and skin colour for the face). I'm still learning how to do the blending colouring but I was pretty happy with how he turned out. These Gnomes are so cool! I love the funny puns. 

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My final card is simple, yet effective and a simple quick card is perfect when you need lots of cards fast! The Jingle Joy Die-cuts are perfect for quick, fast and effective cards. 


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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 #423 too. 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

Friday, 4 December 2020

Colour Dare #424 Non-Traditional Christmas Colours Challenge

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #424 is a non-traditional Christmas Colour ChallengeYou are free to use Black, White, Neutrals, Gold & Silver too. You are invited to participate in this challenge. Go to the link for Colour Dare #424 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).

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Firstly I pulled out the Mix-in Paper Packet (Nov–Dec) and selected the blue stripe with the blue stars on the back as my main paper for the non-traditional colour choices. 
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Then I cut with my big shot and the thin cut and stamped a Gnome for Christmas gnome, and coloured it with Blue Triblend Marker, grey for the beard and skin colour for the skin. 

Then I cut the next thin cuts, Merry Christmas, Christmas bauble and star from the 

Jingle Joy—Scrapbooking stamp set and stamped them all in Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadThe Mix in paper matches the baubles perfectly. I coloured a little bit of blue to match in the gnome blue and the sapphire. 

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To finish the card off, I adhered the backing, the gnome and the bauble with 
Tombow® Permanent Adhesive and then the Merry Christmas and the star were adhered with Thin 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 #424 too. 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



Friday, 27 November 2020

Colour Dare #422 Serenity TicTacToe

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #422 is a tic tac toe challenge using the colours from the Serenity Scrapbooking Workshop KitYou are free to use Black, White, Neutrals, Gold & Silver free. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #422 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).

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Serenity is my most favourite collection in AGES. Its so pretty and delicate. Within our family we have ordered one of EVERY single thing in the serenity range we all LOVE IT but my order did not arrive in time for me to do the challenge.

For this challenge I pulled out a bunch of things to use with my cards. I pulled out Blue Belle CardstockBlue Belle Cardstock and Toffee CardstockThen I pulled out Olive Branches Background Thin Cuts from the Background Thin Cuts Bundle and the Stitched Scalloped Brackets Thin Cuts.

I could not decide if I wanted to make the sapphire or the blue belle the main colour so I did one of each. I cut a 4.5 inch strip of each colour and got both parts for both cards out of it. After running the blues through my Big Shot machine, I used scraps on Toffee cardstock to cut the scalloped bracket and I did one light side up and one dark side up to have a lighter one for the blue belle and darker toffee for the sapphire top. 

I stamped in Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, using stamp set called Sentiments by Melisa Esplin

To finish off the card I put Gold Shimmer Trim accross the middle, stuck the sentiments up with 3D Foam tape and put some Gold Glitter Gems on the side. 


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I am happy with how they came out and doing them in the same but opposite colours really made them unique but similar.


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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 #422 too. 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

 

Friday, 13 November 2020

Colour Dare #420 Shades of Orange

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #420 is a shades of Orange challenge. Use any shade of orange. You are free to use Black & White and all other neutrals & Metallics. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #420 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. When you write your Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram) identify the products that you use.

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Then on the light side of the Nectarine Cardstock I cut out  Stitched Hexagons Thin Cuts

I wrapped some orange twine from my stash around with a bow and stuck the stitched lattice to the card with 3D foam tape. 

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Then finished the card with some bronze sequins from my stash. 
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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 #420 too. 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


Friday, 30 October 2020

Colour Dare #418 Choose at Least 3 colours


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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #418 is a Choose at least 3 colours from the graphic above. You are free to use Black & White and all other neutrals & Metallics. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #418 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. When you write your Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram) identify the products that you use.

I chose to use Raspberry, Lagoon & Peacock. I pulled out the Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide™ Ink PadPeacock Feathers Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad & Stencil Pack 1 and used the Mini Ink Blending Tool to blend the two inks together on white daisy cardstock, using the big flower template. 
To finish off the card I cut the Lagoon Cardstock at 4.25x5.5 inches and the Raspberry Cardstock at 4 x 5.25 inches. The white cardstock was 3.75 x 5 inches.

Then I added a strip of Raspberry cardstock 4 x 0.75 inches wide and I stamped Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad using the Happy Birthday from the With All My Love—October Stamp of the Month.
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To finish I stuck on a bow using a peacock spot ribbon from my stash. 

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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 #418 too. 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


Friday, 16 October 2020

Colour Dare #416 Comfort and Joy Tic-Tac-Toe

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #416 is using the colour palette from the Comfort and Joy collection. You can use Black & White but no other neutrals. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #416 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. When you write your Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest, SplitCoast Stampers, Instagram) identify the products that you use.


I chose the right hand side New England Ivy, Candy Apple and Gold but the Holly paper from the Comfort & Joy Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet pack also has tiny dots with Scarlet and the holly leaves are avocado so I went across the bottom as well. 

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After choosing the Holly paper, Candy Apple Cardstock and New England Ivy Cardstock I pulled out my old (retired) Merry Christmas Tree thin cut and the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts. I cut out two of the trees (one red and one green) and one large thin cut rectangle in the holly paper. 
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I stuck the stitched rectangle frame on one White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack card
and the inside of the frame on the other card. I stuck the trees down with 3D foam tape (cut thin to fit on the lettering). To finish I put a white enamel star (retired) on the top and gold pearls (retired but you could colour current White Pearls with Antique Elements Metallic Markers

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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 #416 too. 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