Friday, 10 January 2020

Colour Dare #376 Winter Inspiration



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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #376 is the Winter Inspiration which coordinates lovely with our new CTMH Spruced Up Scrapbooking Workshop Kit

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #376 and add your entry.

I made some cards with the Spruced Up Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet and

and then the paper from the Spruced up Paper packet. I cut some strips and put them on the bottom and side of the card. Then I added a thin strip of the Colour of the Year Julep Cardstock 
and then put the stickers from the Spruced Up Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet . 
The pine cone sticker I hung over the edge a tiny bit and trimmed it off with my fine point scissors. 

Then I stamped the Thinking of You from the Spruced Up—Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts 

To finish the card off I did three little clusters of 3 little dots using the Black Journaling Pen (.03)

Very simple to put together cards that I think are quite effective. In Australia we don't have winter quite the same as in North America, so I wouldn't use the stickers on my album pages as much, so I'm happy using them on 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 Color Dare Challenge #376 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. 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, 20 December 2019

Colour Dare #374 - Black and White + 3 Colours Partnering with Double Trouble #45 "Stripes"




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Welcome to our end of the year Colour Dare! We're challenging you to use the colours Black & White + 3 colors of your choice! NO other neutrals are allowed. That means no browns or grays.....only Black and White.

We are also teaming up with Double Trouble for this challenge. 

Thing 1 asks to use stripes (not plaid) somewhere on the project. If your stripes are Black & White you get an extra chance in their drawing. Thing 2 and Thing 3 also have suggestions so be sure to check out their home page for the details! 

I didn't use stripes so I can't enter the Double Trouble bonus but I used white cardstock, 
Black Glitter Paper and three pink colours- Ballerina CardstockPixie Cardstock and Raspberry Cardstock.

I cut out the title and the layers of the sugar skull using the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection on my Cricut, for my workmate's birthday card. I made it at 5x7 size, so I set the skull size to be 5 inches. 

The title is raspberry with black glitter and stuck with 3-D Foam Tape to adhere the skull layers together I used Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen

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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 #374 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, 6 December 2019

Colour Dare #372 Tic-Tac-Toe Cedar and Pine

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Tic-Tac-Toe in the Cedar & Pine Colours. 
Black & White Free - No other Neutrals

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #372 and add your entry.

I chose the Candy Apple, Evergreen, and Gold side of the tic-tac-toe plus a little peach for skin colour. My green pen was a little light coloured and my colouring was terrible!

I used the Evergreen from the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking Workshop KitShaker Window Foam & Acetate, Gold Glitter Paper, Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts with the red & Green shaker bling (Holiday Loose Sequins). Then Gold Thread. 

Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop Kit for the thin cut elf. 


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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 #372 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


Saturday, 23 November 2019

Colour Dare #370 Splash of Colour


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You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #370 and add your entry.

With this colour challenge I thought it would be a great opportunity to make a more masculine card. I grabbed out my favourite new thin cuts Buttoned Up Thin Cuts. They have all the cutest things to make Santa's outfit but also bow ties, mens ties and the cute pocket. As well as belt buckles and a button to make all the shirts. So cute I HAD to get it when this catalogue came out. Only available for limited time in this current catalogue while stocks last. Great for Christmas but also great for the rest of the year too!

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I grabbed out my my favourite browns = Kraft PaperAlmond CardstockEspresso Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. I cut the Kraft paper to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and put a slit in the top and cut the triangles out, then added them back in to be the collar. I cut a strip of almond cardstock 4.25 x 2 inches to be the top neckline as the white card base was too stark to leave without like a skin tone. I stamped with espresso ink. 

I used my stitched border thin cut to cut the stitches in the collar and cut out the thin cut pocket in kraft paper too. Then I used the Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet green paper for the tie. Its from the Christmas pack but I was going for a all year around style card. "Let's celebrate" was from one of the constant campaign stamps recently Birthday Joy CC61913. 

After I'd stuck it all down with Tombow® Permanent Adhesive and the tie with Thin 3-D Foam Tape I realised I needed the shirt to have a seem down the centre and if I'd thought about it before I had stuck it down I would have done the stitched border thin cut but I had to rule a line with pencil and draw a dashed line next to it. 

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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 #37too. 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, 8 November 2019

Colour Dare #368 Horn of Plenty Colours

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You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #368 and add your entry.

The Horn of plenty Colours are just like our Close to My Heart Hawthorn Paper Packet. I used the Hawthorn paper packed to make this card. I cut the squares to size using the papers and cut the Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts in charcoal cardstock. I stamped the Hawthorn—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts but didn't have the thin cuts so fussy cut the leaf - I used the Rock & Roll technique to ink the stamps up using two colours of inks. I stamped the "Thinking of you" from Say It in Style stamp set onto Linen cardstock and cut the cardstock into a pendant. Stuck it on with 3D Foam tape. Some of the squares were a bit tricky to stick down but I managed with not too many gaps. 


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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 #368 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, 25 October 2019

Colour Dare #366 Tic-Tac-Toe


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Tic-Tac-Toe in the Hawthorn Colours. 
Black & White Free - No other Neutrals

Pick a line horizontal or vertical or diagonal or like me win the game of tic tac toe and get them all. 

I used the Hawthorn Paper Packet for the gorgeous patchwork looking hexagon paper. with Sapphire cardstock and Sangria cardstock and stamped banner. the Celebrate stamp is from "Say it in Style" (D1283 a yearly stamp set)

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #366 and add your entry.

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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 #366 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, 27 September 2019

Colour Dare #362 - Inspiration photo

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What a beautiful coloured Inspiration Photo 
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You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #362 and add your entry.

I used the lovely Craft On Paper Packet to make this card. Using the yellow gingham paper and the flowers and dots. The Thank you was from the Stamp of the Month last month. 3 black dots finished it off. 
The white daisy cardstock thank you had the edge coloured with black ink by running the cardstock backward and forward directly on the ink pad. Added with a bit of 3D foam tape and it stands up. Simple and effective 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 #362 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