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For Susannah

Stamps: Happy Moments (retired SAB), Punched Posies (retired hostess set)
Paper:  Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White , Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP pack (retired)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Green Ice Brad, Foam pads

This card is for Susannah.  I promised Susannah last week that I would blog again but I didn’t get time and I thought I better do it this week as I dislike breaking promises.

For this card, I used the colour challenge from Stampin Royalty and the Sketch from Clean and SimpleBoth websites are great places to find some inspirations.  I started with a base card made from Concord Crush.  Before adding a layer of Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP pack (I substituted Pear Pizzaz for Certainly Celery as I had run out of cardstock), I trimmed a small strip from the front right side of the card.  Next came another piece of Concord Crush followed by a reverse piece of Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP (retired).  I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock and Tangerine Tango cardstock.  I stamped thank you from the Happy Moments stamp set (retired).  I then stamped two flowers and two leaves, which I trimmed with paper snips.  I adhered the leaves to the base card and then joined the two flowers with a green ice brad.  Once joined, I adhered the flower to the base card with a foam pad. There you have my take on this week’s Challenges and thank you to Susannah for inspiring me to blog again 🙂 and don’t forget to visit Stampin Royalty and Clean and Simple.

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This week at Stampin Royalty they have a wonderful colour challenge.  Looking at the colours, I thought it would make a nice and bright baby card. 

I also decided to use the Sketch from CardPatterns as I thought it would be perfect for what I had in mind for the baby card.

I started with a 14 cm x 14 cm base card made from Pacific Point cardstock.  I created layers of Whisper White and Pink Pirouette cardstock and then added four 1 1/4″ Pear Pizzaz Squares.  Next,I adhered a Pink Pirouette ribbon that I tied off with a grommet.  I adhered the layers to the base card and stamped the branch and one of the birds from the Cheep Talk stamp set.  I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Best Yet stamp set.

Stamps:  Cheep Talk, Best Yet(retired SAB set)
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue (retired)
Accessories:  1 1/4″ Square Punch, White Grommet, Pink Pirouette Grosgrain

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 Stamps: Loads of Love, SAB Punch Bunch
Paper: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories: Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, I {Heart} Hearts, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Black Marker

Stampin Royalty  and Just Add Ink have a new challenges this week.  Stampin Royalty are asking for a project with Hearts, Hearts and even more Hearts and Just Add Ink are asking for some Love.  I love to make cards with hearts, which symbolises love and it has also been a while since I made a card with a recessed window.  So I decided to combine the two together and I put in an owl for good measure.  I started with a 5 1/4″ base card made from Early Espresso cardstock.  I then made a series of incisions into front of the card to make the recessed window.  I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to make the outer edge and centre for the front of the card and embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder and adhered it to the base card.  Using the I {heart} hearts punch, I punched out a series of hearts using Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I also punched out a series of smaller hearts using the Owl punch.  Using the SAB Punch Bunch stamp set, I stamped the Owl using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Using the Owl Punch, I punched out the Owl and adhered the hearts and the Owl to the centre of the card.  I punched out some black pupils and added it to the stamped owl.  Then using the Scallop Circle and 1 3/8″ Circle, I punched out 2 scallops and 2 circles.  I trimmed the circles and scallops to fit the outer edge of the recessed window.  On two of the 1 3/8″  Circle halves, I stamped the ‘Loads of Love’ sentiment from the Loads of Love stamp set.  I then drew some additional dots to the sentiment to emphasize the Loads of Love.  I adhered the scallop circles and circles to the card and finished off by adding the small hearts in the corners of the card and on the centre of 2 of the  half Scallop Circles on the side of the card.

Here are some photos from the heavy rain we had last week.  These are pictures of the creek that flooded not far from where I live.  We were lucky and it did not affect us as we live on a slight rise, but the bike path where I normally ride my bike got flooded and the road flooded for a bit.  We were lucky and it only took a few hours before it was clear again, because they had only recently completed the widening of the creek to stop flooding.


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It has been a while since I last did a Stampin’ Royalty Challenge.  This week they are hosting a colour challenge.  For this challenge I started with a base card made from Night of Navy.  I then adhered a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock that was 5mm smaller than the face of the base card.  I followed this, by trimming a piece of Soft Suede cardstock that was 5mm smaller than the Baja Breeze cardstock.  I then stamped the Soft Suede cardstock with Versamark using the Beware of Pirates stamp set.  After adhering the stamped Soft Suede cardstock, I then stamped a scrap piece of Night of Navy.  Also using the Beware of Pirates stamp set and Versamark.  I then trimmed the stamped cardstock and adhered it to the base card, followed by adding a small strip of Night Navy to the card.  I then trimmed a piece of Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock, with the Very Vanilla cardstock being slighter smaller than the Baja Breeze cardstock.  I stamped the Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede ink using a stamp from the Beware of Pirates stamp set.  I adhered the Very Vanilla to the Baja Breeze and then attached it to the base card.  I finish off by adhering 3 small circles that I punched out using the Owl Punch and Soft Suede cardstock.


Stamps: Beware of Pirates
Paper: Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Owl Punch, Versamark

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 Stampin’ Royalty have a new challenge this week and they are asking for Anything But a Card.  I have been meaning to start making some small Christmas gifts for friends and thought this was an opportune time to start making some desk calendars.  For the calendar I made, I decided to add some sliding pictures so that the recipient can change the theme of the calendar as the months pass.  When the panels are not in use they can go neatly into the small sliding drawer.  I have only highlighted three panels in the photos.  “To you from me” will be the initial panel that I will be using when giving the calendars, I used hearts for the month of February and flowers for Spring. 

Sorry the photos are not clearer.  I am not used to using my husband’s camera and its a bit of trial and error at the moment :(.  He took the camera that I normally use. 


Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Elegant Soirée, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Victoria Embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Antique Brads, small calendar






 Stamps: Fifth Avenue
Paper: Elegant Soirée, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Victoria Embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Antique Brads, small calendar







Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Paper: Elegant Soirée, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Victoria Embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, Antique Brads, small calendar






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This week Stampin’ Royalty’s challenge  is a theme Challenge, and the theme is stitching madness.  For this challenge I made a base card using Cherry Cobbler cardstock that is 5″ x 5″.  Using the Sizzix Scallop Circle die, I cut out a large scallop circle using Whisper White cardstock.  I then used a paper piercer and paper piercing template , to pierce 5 holes in each scallop.  I used 2 threads of DMC floss 221 to embroider the pierced holes and in the centre of each stitched diamond, I stitched a silver bead.  Then with a piece of Old Olive cardstock, I cut out a series of leaves using the Sizzlits little leaves die.  I cut the leaves and layered them to form a wreath, which I adhered onto the scallop circle.  To finish off the wreath I placed 8 Cherry Cobbler flowers that had rhinestone in the centre around the wreath.  I adhered the scallop circle to the centre of the card and then added punched corners of Whisper White Cardstock to the 4 corners of the card.  I finished off the card by stamping the sentiment from the Contempo Christmas stampset and punching the sentiment out with the Scallop Oval Punch. I also added dazzling diamonds around the edge of scallop oval.  I adhered the sentiment to the card with foam pads.


Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy
Accessories:  Large Scallop Circle die, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Scallop Trim border punch, Scallop Oval punch, Silver beads, Rhinestones, DMC floss, Needle, Paper Piercer, Paper Piercing Template, Dazzling Diamonds


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This week Stampin’ Royalty’s challenge  is a Picture Perfect Inspiration Challenge.  I love the idea of making a card with pennants and I have also been waiting to make a card with my new owl punch, so I have put the two together to make a birthday card.  I started with a base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then added a layer of Concord Crush  and Peach Parfait that was punched on the bottom edge with Scallop border punch.  Next was a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock that was stamped with the Balloon from the  Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, which was then embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I then stamped the same balloon stamp on to a piece of Pear Pizzazz, which I then trimmed and adhered to the stamped image .  I stamped a series of hats from the Party Hearty stamp set which I then trimmed and put to one side.  To make the penguin, I used the Large Owl punch with Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Summer Sun cardstock.  At the top for the pennant I adhered five 1/2″ circles and then adhered the Penguin and the party hats to the card.   I finished off the card by stamping the greeting from the Party Hearty stamp set and punch it out with the Scallop circle punch.

Stamps: Party Hearty, Crazy for Cupcakes

Paper: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Large Owl Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch,  Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Border, Swiss Dot Embossing folder




While I was making the card for this Challenge my son wanted to make a card for his friend’s birthday this weekend.  He watched what I was doing and this is the card that he came up with.  I helped him put the birthday sticker on the side, but he did the rest and I like what he made.

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