Friday, 24 June 2022

Colour Dare #502 Capri plus 1 colour

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #502 is Capri with one colour (Candy Apple, Lemonade or Grape) plus Black, White, all neutrals, Gold and Silver are 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 #502 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 or Instagram etc).

I really wanted to use the Hope and Kindness bundle because it is going going gone by 30th June. Its such a beautiful pack and I just love it so much. I will be sad when its gone. 

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So I pulled out my 
Hope & Kindness Stamp + Thin Cuts from the above bundle. 
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Its so pretty. I cut two lots of each of the flowers in White Daisy Cardstock and stamped with Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. Then I cut the Capri Cardstock using the lovely Postage Frames Thin Cuts in the larger two sizes. I adhered the Capri dark side frame and light side of the inside onto the card base (White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack).

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Then I pulled out my Candied Apple Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad and splotched down some ink onto my All-purpose MatI used my Medium Round Waterbrush to add water to the ink in varying amounts. The more water I added the lighter the colour got. I had 3 tones... and coloured the flowers in the mid-tone, the leaves in the lightest colour and the almost straight ink in the berries and heart etc. 

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After I had painted all the flowers I wanted to, I still had ink on my mat so I grabbed the word heart cut out and smooshed the ink onto the letters. I didn't end up using for this card but its ready for the next one. 
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I cut a white bit of cardstock and stamped Thinking of you from For All Occasions which is on SALE this month for Stamptacular. I have used this ALL year!! Grab it now before it disappears. 

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I adhered the flowers in a cluster at the bottom and added the thinking of you postage stamp on the top left angled. Finished off with the heart and Gold Glitter Gems.

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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 #502. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my project, 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, 10 June 2022

Colour Dare #500 Tic-Tac-Toe

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 Our Colour Dare Challenge for #500 (WHAT A MILESTONE!!! FIVE HUNDRED!!!) is a Tic-Tac-Toe = Black, White, Gold are 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 #500 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 love these colours and I pulled out the cardstock = Wisteria CardstockToffee Cardstock and Evergreen Cardstock. I really wanted to use the Fancy Doilies Thin Cuts that I got in my Hope & Kindness Product Bundle. I LOVE this Doilies thin cut so much so I wanted to create with that. 

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I cut the largest Doily in the Toffee cardstock and the small Doily in Wisteria. I pulled out my Mocha Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad to stamp the Title Celebrate from the For All Occasions stamp set. For All Occasions is part of the Stamptacular sale so its reduced. Its a great set for all your card sentiments. 

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I stamped the Celebrate on White Daisy cardstock and backed it with Evergreen Cardstock

I also used the Mocha ink to sponge around the edge of the small wisteria doily and edge the evergreen cardstock and white daisy of the sentiment. 

I adhered only the centre with Air Touch Adhesive and had to trim down the large doily and a bit of the small doiley so I used Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen on the edges of the card under doilies. I used 3D Foam tape under the celebrate already-matted title. 

I left the edges of the doily to curl up so it created some dimension. I left a little overlap on the top part of the doily but I checked to ensure it would still fit inside the envelope. 

I finished the card with Gold Glitter Gems

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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 #500. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my project, 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 May 2022

Colour Dare #498 Purple, Blue & Green

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #498 is Shades of Purple, Blue and Green (all 3) - Black, White, Gold and Silver are 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 #498 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).

We have had a few rough weeks so I have been behind in crafting and I needed to make my son a card for his 18th Birthday so I did a search on Pinterest and was inspired by this card which was shared by Joely Berry see https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/14214555065416463/ 

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I decided that this would be perfect for this colour shades purple, blue and green. I pulled out the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts & Numbers but they were the number version which now would be similar to the new Birthday Numbers Thin Cuts or you could use the  Slim Numbers Thin Cuts which would also look awesome with this design. 


So I cut a 12x 6 inch white card base and folded it to a 6x6 card base. Then I cut the scraps of cardstock in Thistle (retired), Grape CardstockSapphire Cardstock, Blue Belle Cardstock (last years colour of the year), Mint CardstockAvocado Cardstock and Clover Cardstock. I adhered them with Air Touch Adhesive.

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Then I used Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and the Sentiments by Melissa Esplin Stamp to stamp Celebrate and Happy Birthday sentiments. 


I trimmed the 18's that were hanging over and the card was complete. Simple and effective colour wash. 

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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 #498. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my project, 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









 

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Easter Bunny Cricut Lolly Pops and Chocolate Covers

HAPPY EASTER

Easter Bunny Cricut Lolly Pops and Chocolate Covers

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Its been ages since I have done a blog post that wasn't related to the Colour Dare Challenge, but I created these Easter Bunnies and chocolate bar packages on my Cricut Design Space (and cut, score and drawn on my Cricut Maker) for Easter Gifts for my family and wanted to share here. 

The Easter Bunny Lolly Pop holders were designed by me using the Cricut® Daisy Meadows Collection on Cricut Design space. Anyone who purchases this collection for me can get this template for FREE, I will include the cricut design for the chocolate box too. Send me a message and I'll send you the Design Space link. 

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I also created these chocolate bar holders for Chocolate bars that fit 180g chocolate bars. I was inspired by Laura Beacham's Easter Bunny chocolate cover. I used retired cardstock and my 14yr old daughter helped me choose and we had the Cricut draw the family members initials on their chocolate bars (couples had to share a block). Then I put a belly band around them with Daisy Meadows Bulk Paper Packet which is still available = I used a 1.5 inch x 10 inch strip of Daisy meadows bulk paper. I used the red CTMH Adhesive Tape to adhere the bottom and side of the chocolate box and then I left the top flap of the boxes without adhesive so they could easily access the box and hide things inside it - no one needs know how much chocolate is hiding inside. 

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 Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my Easter project, 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
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Friday, 15 April 2022

Colour Dare #492 Tic-Tac-Toe In Full Bloom

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #492 is the colours of the In Full Bloom Scrapbooking Workshop Kit in a tic-tac-toe grid - Black, White and Grey are 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 #492 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 card for a young boy in my local buy nothing group who I offered to make a card for so I chose colours suitable for a little boy turning 3. I chose the left hand side down with Lagoon CardstockSundance Cardstock and Lemonade Cardstock

I pulled out an old stamp set in my stash called Fast & Furious after Dad told me little Master 3yr old likes trucks and diggers. 

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RETIRED STAMP SET

I also recently did some training with this style stamping as shown below. That was the inspiration for this weeks colour dare.
Its a fun technique where you stamp the white sections together to get the lovely split stamp. 
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So I decided to do a multi-coloured version on a 6x6 sized card. I cut the Mink Cardstock into 6x12 and folded it as the base and this is my cutting guide. 

Mink - 6 x 12, 5 x 5, & 4.25 x 4.25
Lagoon - 5.75 x 5.75
Sundance - 4.75 x 4.75
Lemonade - 4x4 
(I probably should have done Lemonade a little smaller to fit the pattern better)

I used a tiny bit of adhesive to tack the coloured cardstock together and got my Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and stamped the tucks and car OVER the edges. I also stamped the 3 from a retired set called Solo's we had B1288.

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RETIRED STAMP SET

The idea is to stamp over the edges even though it creates a little section where the ink can't reach. This is covered later. 

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Part of this technique is to stamp over the edges which leaves a little bit right next to each layer blank. That is the purpose of filling with the Mink layers later. 

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I only used 3 vehicles because young boy was turning 3. Then put the non-stop fun stop sign in the corner. 

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Close up shows the edges. Below shows how nothing much shows when you pull all the coloured sections apart. It all looks a mess but its a puzzle that works again when put together. 
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Then I layered the Mink in between each of the layers and stuck them back together. 

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Inside I wanted to do a pop up so I cut a bit of lagoon cardstock at 4 inches wide by just under 6 inches long (it was a scrap that fit so I didn't measure). I scored at each inch along the section and folded up in the middle and down on the sides... valley fold on the sides and mountain fold in the centre. Then I decided to stamp the presents on each side from the Cake Day—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts. Note to self: Stamp on this part BEFORE folding... stamping on a folded piece is not easy!

I also used Cake Day—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts to cut the cake in Lemonade cardstock and stamp in black ink. Then I cut one of the candles off (only 3 candles required). Then I decided to do a cake on both sides so did a second one and cut off a different candle on the reverse side. 

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I adhered the pop up lagoon section with my favourite strong bond adhesive tape simply called Adhesive Tape. (see above, it has a red layer that you pull off when ready to adhere). 

I also added a dump truck in Sundance - fussy cut out. 

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It cast great shadows. 
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The truck didn't really match but didn't look too bad and I cut the candles to show each side only having three candles. 

On the below side I also stamped the "Hooray! Hooray!" stamp on there (prior to sticking the items). I made sure adhesive only on the bottom of the first side and on second side only to place it where the stamps are touching so no adhesive sticking out. If I made a mistake I could correct with Anti-static Pouch to remove stickiness. 

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Finished off the inside with the tire tread stamp set and White Gel Pens drawn on the front to create a road. 

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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 #492. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my project, 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

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