Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Retro Rubber Challenge 89 - Design Team Card

I'm excited by this week's challenge at Retro Rubber because it's my challenge. It's only the second time I've set the challenge so I had a great time working out a tic-tac-toe for us all to play with. As always with Retro Rubber, the rules are pretty simple: make sure that you use at least one stamp that is older than a year, give us an approximate age of the stamp and don't link up to ten or more challenges.


I was in a celebratory mode when I made up this challenge and so there's lots of opportunities for you to get out your wedding, anniversary, baby, congratulations, big birthday stamps and bling and go to town.

I played the diagonal: easel card, patterned paper, metallics. 


The patterned paper is the retired Falling in Love from Occasions 2017. The lace doilies were part of the same suite and have also retired. The sentiment on the bottom of the easel is from the associated set, Falling for You.


The front of the easel uses Sunshine Sayings and the coordinating dies, Sunshine Wishes. These two lovely items first appeared in the 2016 Annual Catalogue and I'm so glad to see that they've continued in the 2018 Catalogue.

I hope you feel inspired to join our tic-tac-toe challenge. For more ideas, pop over to the Retro Rubber Challenge site and see what the rest of the team have come up with, then join up by the 29 June.

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.

Note: retired items are not included in this list but have been mentioned in the main post.


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Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Paper Players 398 - Design Team Card

It's CAS week - Clean and Simple week - at The Paper Players and Jaydee has given us this theme...


I've been wanting to try out using coloured pencils on Kraft for a while now, so this challenge seemed a good chance to get out my favourite bird set, Best Birds, since it's great for colouring. Because it's CAS week, I stamped the bird and branch straight on to the Crumb Cake base and got to colouring with my watercolour pencils.


To balance up the bird, I made a banner using the texture stamp that's part of the set to give more weight to the 'Happy Birthday' greeting. I possibly veered a little away from complete CAS-ness when I added in the bird's nest of linen twine and copper thread but I think it's ok, especially since I was giving this to my husband!


So, pop over to The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team have done with Jaydee's CAS Bird challenge, then break out your favourite bird stamps and join in with us.

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!
And remember to keep this one CAS: lots of open space, minimal layers and embellishments.

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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Friday, 15 June 2018

As You See It 178 - Design Team Card

This week at As You See It, it's theme week - FRESH.



For me, 'Fresh' describes this year's In Colours at Stampin' Up. These colours will be with us for the next two years and I'm excited by their vibrancy and freshness. To show off these fresh colours, I've made a set of matching note cards - one in each of the colours - and a turned a mini-pizza box into a gift box for them. Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Blueberry Bushel - even the names are fresh and fruity.


I've once again enlisted my favourite set of the new offerings, Rooted in Nature, for these cards. The sweet little frame is from Swirly Frames, also new this year.


The coordinating dies, Nature's Roots, are also gorgeous and the leaf trinket is also part of the Nature's Poem suite of products.


At As You See It, we'd love to see how you see the FRESH theme. Pop over and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team have done then join in with us by Wednesday 27 June.

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.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Paper Players 397 - Design Team Card

This week at The Paper Players, Nance has a colour challenge for us. Isn't it inviting?


When I was browsing the new Annual Catalogue, I noticed a card where the background had been made using Stampin' Blends. I've always liked those striped backgrounds that look a bit wonky, which is why I'd bought the now-retired Brushstrokes background stamp. It had never occurred to me that I could make my own using the wide tip of a Stampin' Blend!


Oh So Eclectic is a great set because there's such a variety of leaves and flowers and ways to arrange the various elements. I've not really used these cross-hatched leaves much before but they're a fun element. I couldn't resist adding in a touch of the washi tape, even though it has now retired.


Pop over to The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team have done, then why not join us?

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 click on any of the products listed below.

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