Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Retro Rubber 87 - Design Team Card

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber. This week, we have  sketch for you to play with.


The only things to remember when you're playing with us are to use at least one stamp that's a year or more old, tell us about the age of your stamp and don't link up to a total of more than ten challenges.

The balloon and cloud stamp set, Lift Me Up, is still current but first appeared in the 2017 Occasions catalogue - so January 2017. The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set called Say it in Style. I'm not sure when it first appeared, or even if it's still available, but I've owned if for at least three years. 



The embossing folder and the striped paper are both retired Stampin' Up products.


We'd love to see what you do with this sketch. Hop over here to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with, then why not join in with us?

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 any of the products in the product list below.

NB: The embossing folder and DSP are retired products. The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted product, Say it in Style.



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Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Paper Players 394 - Design Team Card

I enjoyed seeing the various ways people used the colours in last week's challenge: so much variety and so much skill! This week at The Paper Players, its Clean and Simple week with Laurie's "Blooms" challenge.



We'd love to see what you do with blooms and we want to see a CAS (Clean and Simple) treatment. So - minimal layers, minimal embellishments and lots of clean space.

The stamping over the sponged circle gives the illusion of layers but there's still plenty of clean, white space left to keep that CAS look.


This little bloom stamp out of Love What You Do is rapidly on the way to becoming my favourite item from the forthcoming Annual Catalogue, available for order after 1 June.  I've coloured it with Stampin' Blends here but it colours well using any medium. The Stampin' Blends also turned my rhinestones into Rich Razzleberry rhinestones.


Pop over and see what the rest of the team have done with Laurie's CAS challenge 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 on any of the products listed below.

The stamp set Love What You Do and the specialty DSP Share What You Love will be available from June in the Annual Catalogue or can be purchased this month as part of the Share What You Love promotion. The Mint Macaron ink is an old favourite colour that is returning with the new catalogue. The other supplies used are listed below.



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Friday, 18 May 2018

As You See It 176 - Design Team Card

This week at As You See It, we have an intriguing sketch for you to sink your teeth into. 



For this card I've used two co-ordinating papers from the Share What You Love specialty DSP pack, available for purchase in June from the new Annual Catalogue, or available now as part of the Share What You Love promotion packs. 

Using DSP is quite unusual for me and to for me to use two patterns in one card is unheard of! However, in this case, I like the result.



We'd love to see how you see this sketch. You can link up with us by May 30th, 11.55 p.m. PST.
Pop over here to see what the rest of the Design Team have done with this interesting sketch.

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.

Monday, 14 May 2018

FMS 336 and GDP 137

The colours at Global Design Project demanded a bright, energetic subject - or so I thought. This lead me straight to Enjoy Life, a new set that will be available in the new annual catalogue in June. It's got some great silhouette images that really 'kick butt' and some great sentiments. So the colours are up front, centre and brightly kicking butt too - nothing subtle today!


Further inspiration came from Freshly Made Sketches.


The Garden Trellis folder added a touch of texture to the background but it's the image against the sponged background that is centre stage.





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Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Paper Players 393 - Design Team Card

Claire has a bright and cheery colour challenge for us this week at The Paper Players.


These colours shouted floral at me and that lead me, once more, to Beautiful Bouquet. I used my new Stamparatus to create the ombre sentiments in the background with a stamp from Perennial Birthday.


I also confess to not owning anything Strawberry Slush, since that colour predates my Stampin' Up - or indeed, stamping anything - days. Melon Mambo seemed to be a reasonable substitute. I did however have a stash of things Hello Honey, including some twine that I pulled some strands out of to make the bow. Stampin' Blends once more came to the party and coloured in some rhinestones Pumpkin Pie.


We'd love to see what you do with this cheery combination of colours. Does it shout floral to you too? Or maybe something else?

Pop over and see what the rest of the team have done with Claire's colour challenge 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 on any of the products listed below.

Strawberry Slush is a retired colour and has been substituted with Melon Mambo.
Hello Honey is also a retired colour (but one I had a supply of)
Wild Wasabi is retiring at the end of May, so if you love it - order some today.


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