Friday, 13 September 2019

Colour Dare #360 - Tic Tac Toe

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #360

Choose from these Tic Tac Toe colours - a line along, down or diagonal. Black, White, Silver and Gold are free. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #360 and add your entry.

I chose the bottom line - a choice of one neutral (I chose Heather), with Willow and Lemon. 

The Heather is the cardstock backing and the Thick Twine. The Willow Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad is the green title from this months stamp of the Month Random Act of Cardness—September Stamp of the Month  and the Lemon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad I used for random stamping the background in a subtle way with the small lemon flowers. This stamp comes from the Every Little Thing Cardmaking Workshop Kit

I used foam tape for the white cardstock with the Willow title, tombow tape runner for the heather cardstock and glue dots for adhering the twine. 

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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 Color Dare Challenge #360 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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 August 2019

Colour Dare #358 Back to School Inspiration

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Inspiration Photo - Back to School Theme 
Black & White Free + All Neutrals

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #358 and add your entry.

I decided to make something a little different, I decided to make a Welcome Back Banner for my workmate Meg who has been on leave for about a month. I pulled out my Pacifica, Lemon, Cranberry and Emerald cardstock and cut 3 inch strip and then cut them into a bunting shapes. 

The white letters are cut with the ABC Thin Cuts and I stuck the letters on with Tombow adhesive, then onto my old black and white twine with washi tape. The length of the twine was determined by what was left on the role. I didn't measure it at all. 

I'm going to put the bunting up in our office to welcome my workmate back. I've missed her. Primary colours are really fun. It would have also looked good with Black letters but I ran out of black cardstock and need to re-stock.

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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 Color Dare Challenge #358 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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 August 2019

Colour Dare #356 Silver or Gold

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You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #356 and add your entry.

I have been quite ill this week with a head cold and running nose, tissues were my friend all week. So I decided with this challenge I would make myself a get well card :) 

The colours I chose for this card are Raspberry (hot pink) and Pixie (light pink) plus the silver glitter paper. 

I used the pink paper from the  Workshops Your Way® Craft On Scrapbooking Kit 
for the cute little pink hearts paper and Silver Glitter PaperThe twine was like the current Whisper Thick Twine but in pixie pink. I used 3D foam tape to hold it up and stamped in raspberry. I had to mask the Soon to put it below the Get well to fit the white daisy cardstock I used. 

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My daughter played along with the same colour scheme and used Little Aussies 
stamp set which is really cute. She used a circle thin cut shape to mask the circle and sponged raspberry ink in the circle and stamped over in black ink. then used the hearts to do some random stamping in first and second generation. She finished with some silver shimmer trim! Super cute thank you card. 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project and my daughters project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #356 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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, 2 August 2019

Colour Dare #354 tic tac toe

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #354

Choose from these Tic Tac Toe colours - a line along or down. Black & White are free. 
I don't know how to win at Tic-Tac-Toe so I wouldn't win. I used Pewter, Charcoal and Almond. 

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #354 and add your entry.

I used the paper from the Workshops Your Way® Into the Wild Scrapbooking Kit. Plus Charcoal cardstock and white daisy cardstock. The pewter ink for the Workshops Your Way® You're Awesome Cardmaking Kit stamps - you rock and the mountain. 

The ribbon is an almond colour with gold through it - you can't get this ribbon anymore but you can get a white/gold version on my website. 

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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 Color Dare Challenge #354 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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, 19 July 2019

Colour Dare #352 Choose 3 colours

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #352

Choose at least 3 Colors from Canary, Sugarplum, Ballerina, Glacier, Lagoon & Mink. 
Black & White + Neutrals Free

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #352 and add your entry.

This is my inspiration to you. Grab out the colours and see which ones go nicely together. I'd just made another card using sugarplum so I knew I had to feature that. It is the colour of the year but it will be soon replaced with a new colour... got to use it while I can. I'll be sad when sugarplum retires. 

To start my cardmaking process, I grabbed a white card and envelope (although the colour looks more ivory than daisy white in my photo). Where is all my natural light when I need it! 

I got out my Big Shot and my Thin cut flowers. I cut the big flower in Sugarplum, the inner centre in Ballerina, the leaves in Mink and the stitched square in black. Then I stamped the butterfly from this months Stamp of the Month Bear Hugs—July Stamp of the Month,  in black. I decided it didn't need a sentiment. I added a white pearl into the centre of the flower. A simple basic card to send to a friend or add a sentiment inside or later on. 

I love these stitched thin cuts too, especially the flowers. they are retiring soon too, so grab them while you can. The stamp of the month is only available in July. 

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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 Color Dare Challenge #352 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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, 5 July 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #350 4th of July Inspiration Photo

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #350. 

4th of July Inspiration photo. I see lots of mustards and reds and greys in this photo (so thats what I chose to create with). I'm in Australia so we don't celebrate 4th of July here but anyone can see these colours and create something wonderful. 

Guidelines on Neutrals: Neutrals are free to use.

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #350 and add your entry.

I used this months Stamp of the Month Bear Hugs—July Stamp of the Month and the gorgeous paper from the Into the Wild Paper PacketWith Red Pearls and a strip of Goldrush cardstock. 

I had some white daisy cut shapes pre-cut from my cricut so I trialled a few shapes before choosing the heart. Fussy cut out my Heather inked teddy bear. 

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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 Color Dare Challenge #350 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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, 7 June 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #346 at least 3 colours




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This week's challenge Colour Dare #346. 

LOC Choose at least 3 Colors from the above colour photo - Candy Apple, Smoothie, New England Ivy, Linen, Lagoon and Sapphire. 

Guidelines on Neutrals:  Black, White, and Neutrals are free to use.

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #346 and add your entry.

I chose Linen, Lagoon & Sapphire with a pop of Candy Apple. I got some Linen Cardstock and stamped on the beautiful cake from the It's Your Day to Sparkle—June Stamp of the Month (shown below). 

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Then I pulled out my Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and my Waterbrush—Medium Round  and used the Sapphire ink in the lid of the ink to paint the main part of the cake. 

Then I used the waterbrush to paint the leaves with Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Then the red roses (Candy Apple red) with the Shimmer Brush—Red












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After I had finished painting, I matted the linen cardstock with Lagoon Cardstock and Sapphire Cardstock


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My finished card is below. Very happy with how it turned out. 


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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 Color Dare Challenge #346 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. 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