August 31, 2016

Sweet Pea - August '16



Oh my goodness where has time gone!
Can you believe it is the 31st of August?

Last day of the month and time for the August edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions!

Lisa Elton is our hostess this month and she sent us a gorgeous kit with beautiful papers, die cuts and embellishments! Lots of Rose Gold and foil! This is Lisa's debut kits since she joined the team and I will be honest with you I just wanted to hoard all the pretty contents!

I have three card to share today but I have lots to make more once I get my daughter moved this weekend back to school. She starts back up next week. Fortunately most of what she needs is still packed from the move home last spring and at the bottom of the basement stairs right where she left it in April-lol!

Let's get on to why you're here. My first card is my favourite, I chose to just add some pink to her.

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Next up I used an image from the Precious Remembrance Sweet Pea Stamp set that Lisa designed.

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and finally my last card, isn't that rose gold paper gorgeous?

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Enjoy hopping around to the other blog and remember that there are two prizes to be won this month! All the details are on the 12 Kits blog!

Kim
Tracey - (you are here)
Joyce


Our guest this month is Greta

It was so late when I finished my post last night and I forgot to share a few more photos of the kit contents with you!





Happy hopping!

August 30, 2016

CASology #213

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It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:



I have been waiting too long to use this cute stitched sun from MFT Stamps. I used a sentiment from Big Birthday Sentiments, masked off a portion of it and drew the '. . .' with a black pen. I offset the overall design and snuggled the sun into the sentiment allowing for lots of white space!


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Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...


Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Mac Mable

colourQ #357 and MFTWSC #295

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Happy Tuesday!
It's time for this week's new colour palette at the colourQ.



I love these colours together and the perfect opportunity to pull out MFT Stamps Flashy Florals. I can't tell you how much I love this set. I used MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #295 for my card.

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 Head over to the colourQ to see what the rest of the team made with this week's colours!

August 26, 2016

Tag You're It #54 - Reminder

Happy Friday!

There's still time to play along with the current Tag You're It Challenge #54!


We were so lucky to be inspired this challenge by Michelle Short of The Card Grotto! I love Michelle's design style. I created my tag very similar to her tag by starting with a white tag and colouring the entire thing. I think this is the first time I have coloured such a large space with Copic markers.

I stamped a bloom from Altenew's Bamboo Rose and coloured the rose and leaves in pinks and greens and then the background using blues. I added a bit of splotching with my colorless blender just like Michelle did but very carefully. Not a good idea to try something new on a finished piece--lol! I painted the entire flower and the leaves with a clear Spectrum Noir glitter marker and added a few sequins to finish it off.

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Have a fabulous weekend!


August 25, 2016

Catch Up...

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Popping in today after what has turned into a really busy summer.
If I were to sit down right now and tell you what I did this summer you would probably shake your head and say that isn't busy and mine probably hasn't been as busy as most, but for me I honestly don't know whether I am coming or going these day--lol!

I wanted to share a card I made for my parents for the 67th anniversary using Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden stamps and dies designed by Julie Ebersole.

I stamped my solid pineapple with Papertrey Ink's Saffron Spice and then embossed the detail over top in gold and finally I coloured the pineapple with clear Wink of Stella.  I added a few flowers from the set and the sentiment. I didn't get the right lighting for the photo t picked up a blueish tone. Much brighter and white in real life.


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On the inside I stamped a sentiment built from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All the Things.


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August 23, 2016

CCC #212

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It's time for a new cue card at CASology!

This week`s new cue is:



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Hop on over to the CASology blog to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you this week.
Can't wait to see what you make...


Hannelie Bester
Sherrie Mannion
Jacquie Southas
Deidre Payne

Guest: Cat



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colourQ #356

Happy Tuesday!
It's time for this week's new colour palette at the colourQ.





 Head over to the colourQ to see what the rest of the team made with this week's colours!