Friday, 2 April 2021

Colour Dare #438 Easter Inspiration


Our Colour Dare Challenge for #438 is an Easter Inspiration Photo. You can use any of the colours in the photos plus you are permitted to use Black, White, Neutrals & Glitter. 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 #438 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). So join in TODAY!!

My creative process for this blog was started a week earlier when I was cutting some Easter card designs for my Joey Scouts to create with. I grabbed a whole heap of my older retired colours and cut out Easter Cards on design space. I found this cute Easter egg cut out card on my CTMH Cricut® Artfully Sent Digital Collection

I cut lots of these out because I wanted to have a selection of colours for them to choose, knowing that I could make them up myself afterwards with any left over. 
 

I kept all the internal parts that I cut out so I was easily able to fill the tiny eggs with other colours of eggs that I had pre-cut. That was the hardest part because of the zig-zag chevron part above it, I had to put a white backing on it and cut out the triangle sections. 

Then I added offcuts and scraps of my last Blossom Bundle & Blossom Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet. After I completed the layering, I covered the internal mess of scraps with a solid white cardstock. 

This card is an easy card to make and customise to whatever paper scraps you have. A great way to use up scrap papers. 

I felt artistic with my photography, so got a bit creative with Easter eggs and bunny ears.


I hope you have a happy Easter and relaxing long weekend (we get 4 days off in Australia - depending on your line of work), regardless of your beliefs I hope you can enjoy some crafting time. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #438 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

Sale on Stamps for April 2021. Go to my website for more info. 


Friday, 19 March 2021

Colour Dare #436 TicTacToe Daisy Meadows

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #436 is a TicTacToe colour Challenge. You are permitted to use Black, White, Kraft & Brown Neutrals with Free use of Metallics. 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 #436 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). So join in TODAY!!

All these colours are from Daisy Meadows

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I decided to use Winged Masterpiece—March Stamp of the Month  for my sentiment. This is such a pretty stamp set, only available for March 2021. 


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To start my card, I cut a Multi Circle Windows Thin Cuts with Mint Cardstock. FYI = All Close to My Heart Cardstock is currently on special for the month of March 2021 ONLY!

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Then I cut a Heart Shaker Window Thin Cuts with Smoothie Cardstock and the solid heart I cut in White Daisy Cardstock and stamped on it in Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad 

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Using the peach coloured cardstock from the Mix-in Paper Packet (Jul–Aug)  that is still available - I cut 4x5.25 inches piece to matt under the Multi-circle thin cut. Then I adhered the heart onto the front of the White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

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To finish off I used a little Wood Heart. A simple card to send a thinking of you and wishing you get well wishes 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 Colour Dare Challenge #436 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, 5 March 2021

Colour Dare #434 Choose at least 3 Colours

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #434 is a choose at least 3 of the colours Challenge. You are permitted to use Black, White & neutral plus silver as well. 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 #434 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). So join in TODAY!!

I chose Lagoon, Grape & Wisteria with silver accents, black and white. 

I started with a thin strip of White Daisy Cardstock and swiped peacock feathers Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad I did it in a rough way to add textural element. Then I dropped some water and Clear Shimmer Brush to create some water droplets with shimmer. 

I matted the strip with Grape Cardstock (on sale for March) and added to the White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

I stamped the dragonfly with Wisteria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad from the Winged Masterpiece—March Stamp of the Month and fussy cut it out. I folded the wings up and put 3D foam tape. This is a lovely stamp set. Only available for March 2021, so hurry to order. VIP's can get this free with an $80 AUD order or anyone can purchase for $9 with an $80 AUD order or full price $34 AUD. (If you're not in Australia talk to your consultant/Maker about the prices in your area). 
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I stamped the wishing you the happiest of Birthdays in Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad on the bottom of the card base (I was rushing after a delay when a bee stung my nose - so apologies that its a little rough). Finished off with some Silver 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 #434 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, 22 January 2021

Colour Dare #428 Recipe 1+1+1

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #428 is a fun Recipe Challenge. You need 1 Neutral, 1 Metallic or Glitter (Silver/Gold/Copper) and 1 colour choice... with Black & White 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 #428 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). So join in TODAY!!


I wanted to use the new special Perfect Match Workshop Kit
so I choose the Black and Candy Apple colour, as my Neutral and Colour. So 1+1 Chosen. 
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Then I needed some Metallic so I pulled out Gold Foil Patterns Paper Packet 
 
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So my 1 Neutral = Black
1 Metallic = Gold Foil pattern
1 colour = Candy Apple. 
1+1+1
(White is my free colour)

I really wanted to make a card from Lisa Stenz's Video on Valentines Day Shutter Cards. (Click Here to get link to her video with cricut design space file). 

I got myself a Cricut Maker last year and only started playing with it just before Christmas, and I had to get myself a scoring tool. I needed it to cut the Shutter Card with Lisa's design space file. I got so excited when I got the scoring tool and could use it at the same time as the cutting. This is the best feature of the Cricut Maker. 



I had the paper, the cricut design space file and the idea to make my nephew his birthday card. It's hard to photograph the card I made with the shutter function. 

I used the white as the card base, candy apple red for internal parts, Candy Apple Gingham from perfect match from the front. The internal red circle spare to use on the front, black xo paper from Perfect Match for the two 1's I cut out using Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts and Gold Stripe paper from the Gold Foil patterns. I used 3-D Foam Tape on the front and internal parts and Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen.

I stamped the Swirly Happy Birthday (M sized stamp set that everyone should get) & Winter Penguins Stamp + Thin Cuts in Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad.


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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 #428 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, 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