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



Friday, 20 August 2021

Colour Dare #458 choose three only

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #458 is a choose 3 colours, you are free to use Black, White, neutrals 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 #458 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 time we are also doing a Double Trouble crossover too. So if you can include Plaids, polka dots, checkers or stripes then you can also add to the Double Trouble Challenge #91 too. 
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 I didn't manage to include the bonus extras to my card because I was rushing to complete my 90th Birthday card so that it would reach the recipient by their birthday. 

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I used Cricut Design space and created my own card design and used that great new cricut design space offset feature to get the inside shapes. I cut the white for the inside too. 

The card was for a 90 year old gentleman so we wanted it to be in masculine colours. It was my mum's friend so I asked her to pic the colours. She chose 

Blue Belle CardstockSundance Cardstock and Cinnamon Cardstock


The awesome part about design space was we played with the colours to decide which colour would be which. We decided that the Sundance yellow made the best for the largest seen part, Blue belle inside and around the edge with the cinnamon red colour as the top and we played with the word celebrate to see which colour to choose... we tried Blue Belle in the click and change colours. Much quicker than actually cutting them and then deciding. 

The Celebrate and banner came from Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection so you will need to have the artbooking collection before you can open the 90th Birthday card in cricut design space. 

If you would like to use my template the Cricut design Space file is attached HERE


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I added the black ink for some size comparison

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The sundance colour fits with the colour almost the same as the Manilla envelope that I got from the post office. I chose to do the sizing to fit in the envelope and it did. 

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We were sent a photo from the 90th birthday card recipients son with the photos we had sent and the letter. I've cropped it small for privacy but I wanted to show the inside and that it was well received. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the 
Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #458 and the Double Trouble Challenge #91 too. 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, 6 August 2021

Colour Dare #456 Colour Wheel Complementary Colours

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #456 is an Colour wheel complementary colours (opposite sides of the colour wheel), you are free to use Black, White, neutrals 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 #456 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 decided to do a Green and Red colour wheel opposites. I had some red colour striped paper leftover from Stars & Sparklers Bulk Paper Packet and some green scraps from Lovely Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet plus I pulled out the Gold Foil Patterns Paper Packet and put a strip on the top of the card front from the White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.
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Scrap strip of stars and sparklers (WSL)
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Scrap strip of green Lovely paper (retiring soon)

Small part of gold glitter foil paper (retiring soon)

The red in the Stars and Sparklers is scarlet and I didn't have any scarlet ink so I did some colour matching of other reds in my retiring inks. I also tried the Candied Apple Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad but it was too orange-based for Scarlett. I found that Cranberry was the closest to Scarlet (not exact but close enough). I used the old cranberry to ink the edges of the whole card, then I cut a white daisy Stitched Square Frames Thin Cuts 
and sponged all that plus edges of a pre-cut white daisy heart that was in my white scraps.

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I also found a pre-cut circle in Gold Glitter Paper to place inside the square and used 3D foam tape to adhere the heart to the glitter paper. 

I stamped an old sentiment from an old stamp set and cut the white daisy very fine and adhered it directly to the heart. 

I'm sad to see so many of my favourite things go from the annual catalogue but I'm excited to see new things coming 1st September!! 

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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 #456 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
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au



Friday, 23 July 2021

Colour Dare #454 Inspiration photo 3 colours

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #454 is an inspiration photo of this gorgeous bird, you are free to use Black and White with at least three of the colours of the bird. 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 #454 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 decided I wanted to recreated the look of the bird so I pulled out my distress oxide inks. Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide™ Ink PadMowed Lawn Distress Oxide™ Ink PadChipped Sapphire Distress Oxide™ Ink PadSeedless Preserves Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink Pad. I blended them together with my Mini Ink Blending tools. 

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I thought the inks looked like the bird. 
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After I had blended them on White Daisy Cardstock I sprinkled water onto the ink to get the spots. 
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Then I used my heat gun tool to dry it completly before running it through the BigShot with the new and gorgeous Butterfly Background Thin Cuts.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Wander—Cardmaking & thin cut set with Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad on White Daisy Cardstock

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Then I cut another butterfly background thin cut with White Daisy Cardstock 

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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 #454 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
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au

Friday, 9 July 2021

Colour Dare #452 Candy Apple, Glacier & Lemonade

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #452 is Candy Apple, Glacier & Lemonade and you are free to use Black, White and silver. 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 #452 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 started with an old retired sheet of printed Glacier cardstock that was printed with a coating to give it the subtle shapes. Its just cut 4 inchs x 5.25 inches. Then I cut a strip of red dots 4 inches x 3/4 inch from the Sweet Safari Cardmaking Workshop Kit.

Then I cut a butterfly from the Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts in Lemonade CardstockThe circle Thin Cut was cut in White Daisy and stamped with Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad using the Congrats stamp from Sentiments by Melissa Esplin, as close to the "top" of the circle as would fit. 

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Then I trimmed the circle down so it only peeked out. I put the red strip and the circle on before placing the butterfly and then I adhered the butterfly only by the body with 3-D Foam Tape.


To complete the look I used Bitty Sparkles to create a butterfly flight path. To ground the butterfly to the page and not have her floating off into nothingness. A simple but effective card. 

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Note: We've had really overcast weather so my white is showing a bit pink. Trust me its white daisy cardstock on white daisy card and envelope. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #452 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
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au