Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Paper Players 390 - Design Team Card

There were so many fantastic entries for the magical creatures challenge that I began to wish I had actually bought the Magical Day suite rather than borrowing it. I began to yearn for a unicorn stamp, even! Today's challenge, a sketch from Jaydee, gave me a chance to break out some of the new supplies that I got from the On Stage Product purchase. It's the first time I've used this suite, Nature's Poem, but I'm certain it will not be the last. It will be available to you at the start of June.



Doesn't this fantastic sketch just make you want to dive in and try things out? It did for me. Here's where it ended up...


Those skeleton leaf stamps are just the most wonderful stamps - and they come in two sizes. So, so beautiful and so satisfying to stamp out.


Pop over and see what the rest of the team have done with Jaydee's fabulous sketch at The Paper Players

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Ingredients
Card: Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron (I couldn't part with it when it retired the first time around!), Nature's Poem DSP, Whisper White
Stamps: Rooted in Nature
Inks: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide
Other: Nature's Twine, Leaves trinkets, Nature's Roots framelits, sponge dauber







Friday, 20 April 2018

AYSI 174 - Design Team Card

Amanda has come up with a great challenge for the design team at As You See It - and you - this week.


For this card, I've borrowed not one but two things. First up, I borrowed a stamp set and dies from my friend and upline, Deana. I needed something with a magical theme for another design team and since I had nothing, she kindly lent me Magical Day and the dies that go with it.

While I was playing around with them, I recalled a gorgeous technique and card that I'd seen, made by fellow demonstrator, Jackie Noble. She showed it to us at a team training camp a couple of years ago but it stuck with me. Her card used a technique called retiform and used a slant bottomed panel. So I guess I've CASEd her card - but what is CASing but borrowing?



I enjoyed playing with it so much that I made another one using the unicorn stamp from the same set. I liked the unicorn panel but was less happy about how well the embossed sentiment came out, although it is fine in real life.


We'd love to see what you've borrowed! Link up and show us how you see this challenge.
Pop over the challenge site As You See It and see what the rest of the team have done.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Note: The unicorn card used Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette.

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Monday, 16 April 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches 267

Just a quick post to squeak in under the wire at CAS Colours and Sketches. Here's their great little sketch, which is delightfully open to interpretation.


This is a quick, simple and masculine card. Masculine cards are something that I, like many crafters, struggle with. The bold sentiment is art deco in style and works well with the Swirly Frames set that I got as a prize at On Stage last week. Watch out for it in the forthcoming annual catalogue on June 1.


Black embossing on the frame and the sentiment add a bit of gloss that ties in nicely with the glimmery stars.


The glimmer stars were cut from two framelit sets: Mini-Treat Bag and Circle Flip Card (retired). They're not the obvious place to find stars but both sets have great dies for embellishments of different sizes and shapes.

Product List
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
[109133]
$10.75
Circle Card Thinlits Die
Circle Card Thinlits Die
[133480]
$65.00

Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Paper Players 389 - Design Team Card

Weren't there some amazing entries in last week's gallery for LeAnne's serene colour challenge?
Let's see what you do for this week's CAS challenge from Sandy.


So there's two things to remember about this challenge - it has to contain a magical/mythical creature of some type AND it has to be in a Clean and Simple style. I had to get that in because on a couple of occasions, I've made my DT card and completely forgotten the CAS part and had to go back to the drawing board!

So for this card, I had to get a bit creative in what I'd even use. I borrowed the Magical Day stamps and dies from my upline and friend, Deana, since there wasn't a fairy, unicorn, gnome or leprechaun to be found in my craftroom. If I want my own set - or if you want your own set - you'll have to shop now because Magical Day is retiring at the end of May.


I thought the overlay of foil acetate down the side picked up the gold colour and the scales on the mermaid.  If you like to include foil acetate in your crafting, that too is retiring so take the chance to stock up while you can. 

                                            

I sponged a circle of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party through a mask then stamped in some bubbles. I die cut a couple of sea-weed pieces and added them. The mermaid and her seahorse companion were coloured with Stampin' Blends. Then they were die cut and popped up on dimensionals.

We'd love to see what magical creatures you put on your CAS card. Pop over and see what the rest of the team have done with it at The Paper Players

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar of this blog or by clicking on any of the products listed below.

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