Gingham Kitty

Just the one card today, featuring the very cute Pretty Kitty Stamp set, which is retiring tomorrow.

Gingham Kitty

I have watercoloured around Kitty, leaving her white, and coloured the flowers using either Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers, and used the Gingham Gala papers (also retiring tomorrow) from the Occasions Catalogue.
Inspiration for this card came from the current sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
Happy Sunday stamping!
Chris

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New Catalogue Blog Hop

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue. If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
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There are just so many gorgeous new goodies, new ideas, new inspiration in the 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue, and so many that I want to create with.
But I decided to just choose the one that I love most (athough there are a few that are competing for that first place), the gorgeous new Designer Series Papers called Perennial Essence.
I love the colour combination in these papers, and the beautiful designs, and so I have made a series of cards using the papers.

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Such divine colours!!  Of course I love them with all the purples and pinks.

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Flirty Butterflies

I had planned to do some different projects for you but life got in the way, so you will have to wait a little longer for the other’s that I had planned.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard.

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

Christina Barnes

Happy Stamping, and enjoy hopping along,
Chris

More Botanical Butterflies

I really enjoyed making the card from a couple of posts ago, this one here, so I thought I would make another card, same layout, same set of gorgeous papers, very different card…..

Butterfly Note

Such a gorgeous set of patterned papers, it was sad that Botanical Butterflies DSP was only available for such a short time.
The little butterfly has been fussy cut from the paper, and the greenery and oval are die cut from the Wonderful Floral Framelits which are in the current Occasions Catalogue, which ends very soon, on the 3rd June.

If you love these Dies as much as I do, then make sure you get hold of a set before they disappear.  You can find them in my online store here, and make sure you use the monthly code for May 2019 when you put your order through:  D4FQM4W6

Happy Stamping!
Chris

The Creative Flow

It’s back!
A few weeks of stress and worry after my son hurt his finger and had to have surgery, plus all the follow up and travel that went with it, well, let’s just say it was a pretty stressful time.  And my creativity usually takes a bit of a nose dive when things get stressful.
So it’s always a good feeling when the creativity starts to flow again, and things just go together and work out.
Bronze Happy Birthday
I made this card this morning, using some of my favourites papers from Sale-a-Bration from earlier this year, called Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  They are not available any more, unfortunately.
The twine is one that I have had since I first started as a demonstrator back in 2008, and I love it so much that I still have some in my stash.
I have coloured the stick on dots using a Bronze marker.
And, that gorgeous Happy Birthday Die, I am a bit sad that this one is retiring, but I am sure I will be able to find another favourite.  Or maybe two, or three!
So the combination of those elements made a fairly quick and easy card to put together, but I think it turned out ok.
So here is my question, masculine or feminine???

Happy stamping!
Chris

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

Botanical Butterflies

I made a very quick and easy card today, featuring the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper.
The papers are only available until the end of March as part of SaleaBration.

Botanical Butterflies Card
The butterfly on my card has been cut out from the papers, but of course you could stamp a butterfly and then colour it.  I wanted to keep it quick and easy.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Red and Blue and Green

The current challenge at The Male Room is to use the colours Red and Blue in your project, and add one other colour.  I chose green, I like this lovely bright colour combination for masculine cards.

I chose to keep my card fairly simple this time and have used one of the gorgeous papers from the Serene Scenery paper stack as my background.  Very serene! 🙂

The cute sailing boat is part of the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I have coloured the stamps of the different parts of the boat with markers, and then fussy cute them.  The sentiment is an old one from a retired stamp set, again I have inked up the different letters with different coloured markers.
Come over to The Male Room and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team, and share your projects with us, we love to see your ideas.

And just on that note, I made another card a few weeks ago using this sailing boat, and somehow I completely missed posting it up for the buttons challenge a few weeks ago.  So my apologies for that, sometimes life gets a bit crazy!  So, here it is:


Happy stamping!
Chris