Friday, 30 April 2021

Colour Dare #442 Choose at least 3 colours

 


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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #442 is a Choose at least 3 colours.  You are also permitted to use Black, White, Greys + Metallic and Glitters. 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 #442 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 Blue Belle, Sapphire & Wisteria as my three colours and the card I ended up with almost looks monochromatic even with these three colours used, so they are a perfect compliment to each other. Plus white is my free to use colour.  


I grabbed out my scraps of sapphire print from the Mix-in Paper Packet (Jul–Aug) which is still available to purchase. To put in the middle - I didn't measure the sizes this was literally just scraps. 
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Then I grabbed my tiny amount of scraps of blue belle patterned paper from Happiness Lives Here Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet for the top section. The skinny diagonal stripe is a sticker too. I put Sapphire Cardstock on the bottom of the card. 
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I stamped Wisteria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad with the Mother Days sentiment from a previous Stamp of the Month and stamped the wisteria onto a white daisy cardstock circle I had already cut (watch out next month for new thin cut circles!! this one is an old retired Thin Cut but I'm sure its a similar size to the new ones!). The heart stamps are also from that stamp set. Its called Time to Celebrate Stamp of the Month S2005 (SOTM May 2020) pictured below. 
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The two branches are stickers from the Happiness Lives Here Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet and I finished it off with white dots from the Black & White Dots embellishments. 

I know blues aren't traditionally mothers day card colours but I wanted something that men could give their mothers without being too overly flowery. 

I love that this was made with essentially my scraps and leftovers. I love to make cards to use up all the paper I have from each paper pack I hate being leftover with lots 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 #442 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, 16 April 2021

Colour Dare #440 Crazy 8

 

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Our Colour Dare Challenge for #440 is a Crazy 8 square. You pick four of the squares and you are permitted 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 #440 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!!

Most of these colours come from Daisy Meadows Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet but I chose to use mostly cardstock to make my card. 


I grabbed out my brand new Build-a-Rainbow Thin Cuts. Then I pulled out 

Glacier CardstockPeacock CardstockDesert Rose CardstockSundance Cardstock, and the peach paper from the Mix-in Paper Packet (Jul–Aug). A lot of these colours are found in the Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock.

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I used washi tape and stuck the 4 parts of the rainbow together and cut it out 4 times in each of the below colours and mixed and matched them to get 4 different rainbows. I used two of them in my two cards but have 2 left for next cards. I changed around the pattern a bit too. 

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For the title I grabbed the After the Rain stamp (on sale April 2021) but didn't want to use the rainbow on it, just the sentiment. So I had to create a mask to just get the words to put on my cloud. I grabbed a sticky note that is sticky all over and stamped on it and cut out the words. Then I stamped over the mask to get the title for the cloud. I had cut some Glacier clouds first but it was too hard to line up the title cause I couldn't see through so I stamped first and then ran the cloud thin cut through my big shot.  I used Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad

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Hopefully the photo below will show my process. 

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I was happy with the final projects. On the other card I grabbed out a "thinking of you" stamp set that is retired and didn't use clouds.

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To adhere the rainbow, I used Dual-tip Permanent Glue Pen, and to  finish the rainbow off, I added a couple of Bitty Sparkles

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #440 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, 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