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Happy New Year! As you can see I have been a little tardy in my blogging! I have been enjoying some of the summer holidays with my family including camping for the 2 weeks in the lovely Bay of Plenty! I am now all refreshed and energised ready for another year of sharing crafting inspiration with you all!
First up for the year is an exciting announcement!
As you know I’m part of the Colour Your World International Blog Hop Design Team. It is an amazing group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who take a colour palette and create a card once a month. Well now you can play along with us each month with our NEW Challenge Group! This group is for Card Makers and Scrapbookers who like to be inspired with Colour Combination Challenges.
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month a new challenge will be posted. The Colour Your World Design Team will kick off the challenge with their Blog Hop and then you can play along and upload your creation to the group!
Join the group today and jump right in with the January challenge – everyone welcome! Too shy to share your own project just yet? That’s ok, join the group and be inspired by all of the other great projects!
And in case you missed the January Blog Hop you can check it out using the links below. I took a break this month because I was away but the rest of the team did an awesome job with this months palette!
I look forward to seeing you and all of YOUR fantastic creations over on the Challenge Group!
Thanks for joining me for the Colour Your World Blog Hop! Can you believe it is already the last hop for 2016! You’ll find the full list of participants at the bottom so you can head all the way round the world and be inspired by this very clever group of ladies.
It’s a lovely warm Christmassy colour palette this month so I did anything but a Christmas card – just to keep you all guessing The colours really called out ‘sponged colour block’ to me so that’s what I started with and then headed to my stamp shelf to find an image that would work with the sponging (yeah, I know…you would normally choose the stamp set first….)
I was lucky enough to receive the NEW Dragonfly Dreams stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue at OnStage in November and the large dragonfly was the perfect fit for this card! There is a coordinating set of thinlit dies as well but I just stuck with the stamp set:
When I had finished the stamping and mounting on the card front I just felt that it was missing a little texture or something so I added a few drops of Fine-tip Glue to represent dew drops – an easy finishing touch! That’s it for me this month – be sure to hop around the world and check out all of the other great projects. You can start with the lovely Sam Hammond in the UK
Sorry about that wee break in blogging transmission – the usual end of year craziness of school events, dance concerts etc combined with a couple of birthdays means time got away on me for a bit! Still have a massive assignment for my diploma to get completed but other than that I think I am relatively organised now!
I taught the awesome Salt Background Technique in my last class of the year which was very popular – here is the card we created:
How cool is that background effect! I just love it, and it looks different every time to you do it.
If you are looking at this card and wishing that you could learn this great technique, don’t worry you can! I will be teaching this technique along with a brand new one on Saturday 4 February so book your place in now!
Right that’s it for today, I will be back soon with another project to share in the lead-up to Christmas (and the next project may just be a sneak peek of the upcoming Occasions Catalogue!)
Taking a little break from Christmas projects today to share the card we created at October’s Technique Class. It features the super Baby Wipe Technique which is SO effective and gives a completely different result each time you stamp!
As I wanted the stamped medallions to be the feature of the card, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple with just a little bit of gathered ribbon & doily for effect. The colour combo is Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry & Pool Party which is one of my favourites!
I used both the Moroccan Nights & Frosted Medallions stamp sets for the various sizes of medallion.
Stamps: Frosted Medallions, Moroccan Nights
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Versamark
Other: Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies, Heat Tool , White Embossing Powder, Pearls