Challenge #1

This first challenge is to grab your catalogue, either the Spring Mini or the Idea Book and Catalogue, find a card that you like and turn it pink!  Use any pinks you want and you can substitute stamps if you want to.  I used the card on Page 22 of the Spring Mini Catalogue, change the stamp and few other bits and pieces and here is what I came up with.
I also wanted to add my own challenge, which is to use some stamps and accessories which I haven’t used a lot.  So here is my first card for this challenge:

Stamp Set: Soft Summer

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red.

Inks: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Sage Shadow.

Accessories: Button Latte, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Word Window Punch.

Stay tuned for the next Challenge!

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Spring Mini Launch

Once again, I have to apologise for being a very slack blogger!  I know I promised more photos from the Snow Swirled Christmas event, and I will get to them, I promise 🙂

I have had a very busy week, and had my Spring Mini Launch yesterday afternoon, so I will also share some of the projects we made.  The first one is a card using the beautiful new stamp set called Soft Summer.  This is another of the two step stamps which make it so easy to make gorgeous floral features on cards and scrap pages.  I also made this card up in two different colour combinations so that you can see how easily you can change a few things around and make a totally different look.  I can’t decide which one I like the best, although at the moment I have a slight preference for the yellow one.  Leave me a comment and tell me which is your favourite. 🙂

Stamp Sets: Soft Summer (Spring Mini Catalogue).

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple DSP

Inks: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red.

Accessories: Markers, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Sponge Daubers, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Rich Regals Brads, Flower Fusion.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Set: Soft Summer

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP.

Inks: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive.

Accessories: Markers, Paper piercing tool and Mat Pack, Sponge Daubers, Flower Fusion Too, Soft Subtles Brads, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!

For some reason, my blog doesn’t seem to like having two photos today, so sorry about the way it has gone a bit wonky, I have tried fixing it but to no avail.  But anyway, you get the idea! 🙂  Happy stamping everyone,

Chris