Friday, 18 September 2020

Colour Dare #412 Got Candy Colours

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #412 is a choose at Least 3 of the colours in the challenge plus Black, White and Gold free to use (no other neutrals). You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #412 and add your entry. 

These colours were chosen as they are the colours of the Got Candy? Product Bundle.

I am just getting excited to use my NEW Distress Oxide Inks, so I wanted to make a card using the new inks I've never played with before. I pulled out Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Oxide™ Ink Pads.


I cut some White Daisy Cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inches and started to play. 

Spiced marmalade was first. I just rubbed the ink pad all over the paper leaving some some white spaces. Then i sprayed with water and splashed some droplets of water with my Medium Round Waterbrush. In some of the places I wiped the water off with a tissue. 


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Second part I did the smooshing technique, I put the Black soot and spiced marmalade directly onto the All-purpose Mat and then sprayed some water onto it and then dipped the paper onto it and waited for it to dry. I kept dipping it until I was happy with the finished product. So quick and easy and quite striking. 

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I was thinking I would use the new Olive Branches Background Thin Cuts but I didn't love how it covered so much of the paper I had created. So I put it underneath to get the nice stitched edge.


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This background thin cut was cut with Avocado Cardstock on the light side. I also cut the base star from Avocado Cardstock and the tags and title banner from it as well. 


In the end I decided to make a shaker card with my most favourite new product 

Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts with Star Shaker Window Foam + Acetate . (we also have a NEW Heart Shaker window thin cut too). 


I love how these also come with small stars and framed stars as part of it. I cut them out of Black cardstock and then used All the pieces on the two cards (all pictured below, the extra star with star cutouts is shown in the photo. I stuck the extra stars on the side with 

Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen and then Gold Loose Sequins that I stuck on with Glue Dots® I was super happy with how my Shaker card came out. 


The titles are from the limited edition Animated Butterfly Kisses Stamp set that is available this month for National Stamping Month promotion. 

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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 #412 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, 4 September 2020

Colour Dare #410 Red, White & Blue

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #410 is a Red, White & Blue challenge with Black, silver, gold and neutrals free. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #410 and add your entry. 

I made a selection of cards using the scraps of Red, White and Blue cardstock, paper and inks. I used Sapphire Ink, and Candy Apple Ink for my titles.


I used a variety of thin cuts, and cricut cuts mostly from Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection. I used the off-cuts fro the star page to make the star cards on these 3x3 sized fathers day cards. 

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I'm not sure what the size of the original cut out that I used on another project but I kept all the star cutouts and used them on my cards below. That's how I got the random, half stars, and stars with their points cut off... I was able to add them to my cards and not waste a single piece of paper. I love a project that is a two-for-one cricut cut out. 

I made a bunch of these 3x3 sized cards for our local primary school to sell on their Fathers Day card. The ones pictured below are just a selection - I made 20 in total. I used my sequins in blue, and stickers in red, everything else was with paper. Every card has red white and blue in a variety of shades and tones. It was really great to scrap my stash and use up all those off cuts and little scraps of paper. 

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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 #410 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 page 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, 21 August 2020

Colour Dare #408 Tic-Tac-Toe Timber paper palette colours

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #408 is a Tick-Tac-Toe with Black, White, silver and gold free. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #408 and add your entry. These are the colours of the Timber Scrapbooking Workshop Kit & Timber Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

I chose to make a Fathers Day Card as it is coming up shortly and I am needing some cards to sell at the Good Life Store in York, Western Australia where I have some of my cards for sale. This was one of the cards I made for that. 

The colours I chose in the tic-tac-toe were the left hand column were New England IvySapphireBallerina and then added some Toffee Exclusive Inks™

I used the You Make Me happy stamp set which is soon to retire at the end of August. So grab this stamp set and with every purchase of this stamp set, $7 USD are donated to the life saving mission of Operation Smile™.  Set of 25.


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I stamped in Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ with one of my CTMH Script fonts and then stamped the "Just for You" from the You Make Me Happy stamp set also in Sapphire. 

Strokes of an Artist was used to stamp the Toffee Exclusive Inks™ in second generation on the corners. I inked it up and then stamped it on scrap before stamping on the edge of the card for a more aged appearance. 

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The heart banner was cut from the Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection and trimmed on the edges after I stuck ballerina cardstock behind the hearts. 

The New England Ivy paper was from my stash as was the Sapphire paper. I used the stitched circle thin cut which has sold out now but new thin cuts are coming soon (watch this space!). 

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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 #408 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. 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 August 2020

Colour Dare #406 Choose Three from Mix-Ins



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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #406 is a Choose at Least 3 Colours with Black, White free with no other neutrals. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #406 and add your entry. These are the colours from the 

Mix-in Paper Packet from the Seasonal Catalogue from July & August 2020. this Mix-In Paper Packet coordinates well with the Timber Scrapbooking Workshop Kit & Summer Vibes Scrapbooking Workshop Kit.

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Mix-In Paper Packet X9017
My card was made using the Smoothie square grid paper from the mix-in back and the Glacier plaid. Plus some Peach Cardstock

The flower in the centre and the title came from Floral Celebration—August Stamp of the Month and I stamped it with Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadI then fussy cut the flowers out. The title was cut into a pennant and then I backed it with Smoothie Cardstock.

I finished it off with 3D foam tape and then embellished with the white enamel butterflies from one of the recent scrapbooking kits. 


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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 #406 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. 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, 24 July 2020

Colour Dare #404 Tic-Tac-Toe

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #404 is Tic-Tac-Toe. Black, White, and Neutrals are free to use. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #404 and add your entry. These are the colours from the Happiest Place Product Bundle.
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I made a card for a 16 year old friend for his birthday. I used the Cricut® Artfully Sent Digital Collection to cut the outline of the card. I reduced the size from recommended 7 inches to 5.5 inches so it would be closer to the cards and envelopes size. I used an envelope to put the finished card in White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.


I used all the coloured cardstock as per the Tic-tac-Toe board with the card cut using Sapphire Cardstock and the middle added white to it and stamped in Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad on the B the number 16. 

I also cut a bike from grey cardstock from the Artfully sent collection and stuck it inside the card to give a pop out style card (I hope the video works). The boy that received the card, rides in State competition level at the velodrome so it was a nod to that. The silver L in Celebrate was using Silver Shimmer Trim. So there is a seam. I couldn't find my silver glitter paper. 

The Saffron and nectarine cardstocks turned out looking very similar in my photo. It was very hard in the lighting to get all the colours to look correct. Too much light washed them out and too little light made some of the colours darken. 

To create your own customised cardstock pack you can log onto my consultant website and order a 12 pack or 24 pack of cardstock of your choice. This is so good to order. Minimum of 2 sheets of each colour. check out here the two options. So good!!
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Lets hope my video works to see the card pop. 


Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #404 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. 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 July 2020

Colour Dare #402 Monochromatic Blues


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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #402 is Blue Monochromatic. Black, White, Silver and Neutrals are free to use. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #402 and add your entry. 

The card I made was for our Scout Leader who has done so much for our Scout Group during the lock-down stages within Western Australia. When we went back to Face-to-Face Scouting our Support Committee suggested a card to show our appreciation and our Scout Group Leader (my husband) commissioned me to make one... and by commissioned I mean "asked nicely for me to voluntarily make a card for no reimbursement". I was most happy to add my card making skills to gift this leader who has worked so hard for our youth. 

I used the Aurora Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet plus the Aurora Cardmaking Kit (since sold out) with the banner and world thin cuts cut with Glacier CardstockPeacock Cardstock and White Daisy Cardstock

To adhere the globe to the circle thin cut, I used Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen and then the rest I used either Tombow® Permanent Adhesive with some height mixture of 3-D Foam Tape & Thin 3-D Foam Tape.


The Title "You're the Best" is from June's Stamp of the Month and the "You Mean the World to me" stamp was from the Aurora Cardmaking stamp set. I masked the "me" off and used an alphabet stamp to add the word "US" to the end as it came from the group so I needed it to say "You mean the world to us!". I added the blue and peacock paper from the  Aurora Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet and then added some white Shimmer trim (this is retired but you can still get silver Shimmer Trim which would have also worked on this card). I cut the white shimmer trim in half with my Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer. To cut shimmer trim I acutally stuck it to the trimmer and then peeled it off again. You can see I didn't cut perfectly in half so I put the larger half on the bottom and the smaller half on the top to show the weighting. 

All stuck onto a White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack card. 



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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 #402 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. 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, 26 June 2020

Colour Dare #400 Purple Blue Green


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The Colour Dare Challenge is up to special number #400.  To enter into this challenge you need to use shades of Purple, Blue and Green in your entry. Plus Black, White and grey neutrals are free to use. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #400 and add your entry. 

There are prizes for entering and you could Win!!!

This is a milestone so some of the design team members are working out what their first Colour Dare Challenge blog post was. My first challenge as a design team member was number #309 on 7 September 2018. Let us know when you first entered Colour Dare challenges - it might be today! 

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For this artwork I pulled out a selection of purple, blue and green inks and some green and purple and blue cardstocks and cut Stitched Circles Thin Cuts and Basic Circles Thin Cuts.

I've been wanting to make magnets for all the members of our Bulk Buying group for ages - we buy in bulk as a group to get discounts on items that are usually expensive; to save postage, to help the environment, to save money, get bulk buying powers and healthier items (like free-range, organic, etc). We buy Who Gives a Crap Toilet paper to get a discount on the packs of 10 to save postage, get the bigger discount and save fuel for the delivery driver. We survived the TP crisis that happened a few months ago in Australia - I'm not sure we are over all the restrictions on toilet paper yet but I wanted to acknowledge that our group were #survivors. 

To order your own Toilet paper from Who Gives a Crap (click the link here)

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I used an old real-estate magnet from 2018 and cut it into enough pieces for every circle to have a magnet. I checked that it was enough magnet to hold up the circles, I didn't want it falling off the fridge. Some had extra backing some were just the smaller circle. I did a selection of colours (see list below). 


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 You can get the Toilet paper stamp set in the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1 and on my website you can click  Download Guide under the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1 to get the instructions for the original card kits. The kit comes with the most beautiful embossed cardstock (as shown above).


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My gift has been gratefully received with a smile. 

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Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad & Sage Cardstock

Green Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

Clover Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

Thistle Exclusive Inks™ & Thistle Cardstock

Pansy Ink (retired)
White Daisy Cardstock


Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #400 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my magnets, 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