Colour Creations – Shaded Spruce

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This week’s Colour Creations colour is the gorgeous green called Shaded Spruce.
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I love this colour!!
I thought I would use up some of the Designer Series Papers called Garden Impressions which retires soon.
I have used the particular patterned papers that have Shaded Spruce on them, in particular, the stems and leaves, and some of the splodges.
I have made a set of three cards, using the same layout, just with some slight variations to change the look of the cards.
This set shows how easy it can be to take a simple layout and make cards that are completely different.

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I have added a layer of white cardstock with a strip of the patterned paper to the inside of each card.

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If you would like to see some other inspiration using Shaded Spruce, make sure you pop over to Catherine’s post where you can find everyone’s links.

Happy stamping!
Chris

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The Blues

It’s been a pretty traumatic and full on few days for my little family.
On the Thursday before Easter, my son injured his finger quite badly, while using a bench grinder in his workshop.
Needless to say, most of our Easter has been spent either in one hospital or another or travelling interstate so that he could have surgery on it.
But we are home and he is doing really well.
And I really needed some time to wind down, so……
I did some stamping, of course!
Monochromatic Butteflies

I made my card using a monochromatic colour scheme for the current Global Design Project challenge.
The photo isn’t great because it is a very cloudy day here, but the base card is Night of Navy and I have used the gorgeous Balmy Blue for everything else.  The white layer also features the Subtle Embossing Folder, although it’s a little hard to see it in the photo.
And of course those gorgeous butterflies from Butterfly Gala, along with the coordinating punch, which I am very happy to say, is carrying over to the next Annual Catalogue.
The butterflies have been coloured using Balmy Blue ink and Blender Pens.

Hope you are having a crafty Easter.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Colour Creations – Sahara Sand

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This week’s colour creations uses the very versatile and perhaps slightly under-used colour Sahara Sand.

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It’s a great neutral colour, that combines so well with all sorts of other colours and combinations.
I have combined it with Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo!

Sahara Sand Colour Creation
I have used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and the gorgeous oval die which comes from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.  It’s a bit of a favourite!
And to finish the card off, some paper piercing around the top edge.

If you would like to see what the rest of the team have made using Sahara Sand, you can find the list here.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Everything is Rosy

Oh my goodness!
This is soooooo gorgeous, and I don’t know about you, but I want this!!

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is being released on the 1st of May, and is only available until the 31st of May unless it runs out before that (which is highly likely).
Here is a sample made using this Medley.

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So much gorgeousness.
And the variety of products that is going to be included in the Medley is extensive, filled to the brim with coordinating products for endless creative possibilities.
Suitable for cardmakers, scrapbookers, gift box makers, it has everything you could want.
The cost is $139 and looks like it will be well worth saving your dollars for this one.

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I will post up a reminder closer to the date, but in the meantime, save those dollars because this is a one off, you can only get it in May, and only while stocks last. (In other words, order it on the 1st of May, because it will probably sell out fast).
You will be able to order your Everything is Rosy Product Medley through my online store.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Colour Creations – Real Red

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I am joining in with the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop this week, and we are using Real Red on our projects.
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My ink colour pallete is rather limited at this stage, so I am having to rely on the cardstock I have on hand, and some bits and pieces that my lovely upline, Judy May, has sent to me, so that I can keep the creativity going.
Judy sent me this gorgeous heart and the “Happy” word, both in Real Red, so they were perfect to use for this Blog Hop.
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The heart is Die cut using the absolutely gorgeous Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies, which I just love!!  So gorgeous.  Definitely on the Wish List!

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Isn’t it pretty?
So many beautiful die available, I want them all.
I also love Embossing Folders and this one is another particularly lovely one, it’s called Layered Leaves.   Another one on my Wish List!

If you would like to see what the rest of the Blog Hop team have made using Real Red this week, you can find the list here.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

 

Easter Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn free product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.

This is my first Blog Hop with the Art With Heart group.
I haven’t taken part in a Blog Hop in a very long time, so this should be heaps of fun!
I have used the gorgeous Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, along with the equally gorgeous Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, to make a card and two cute little “Bag in a Box”.

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Bunny has been coloured using ink pads and an aqua painter.

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Here is bunny up close.

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And the boxes are just so quick and easy to make, using the Envelope Punch Board.
Perfect for a few Easter eggs.
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Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Tina Gillespie.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Catherine Proctor
Caroline Manwaring

Thanks for joining us today, and happy hopping!
Chris

Storage by Stampin’ Up!

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Available from the 1st April 2019, a new line of products to help you store all of your Stampin’ Up! ink pads, markers and accessories.
Love it!
You can order yours here, from 1st April.
Check out all the options and a video online here.

Happy dance happening here, I can’t wait!!

Happy stamping!  and Storing,

Chris