A New Challenge!

20160828_145640_wm.jpgToday I’ve made a couple of baby cards for a challenge over at Stamp with Sarah – an extremely talented UK Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.

I needed to make a baby card for a former Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator and friend who has recently had a gorgeous baby girl and decided to make my card using Sarah’s sketch.Strawberry-Sketches-SS007.jpgStarting with a sketch is often easier as it gives you a basis for an idea and if it’s going well I make two at the same time – one to give and one to add to my stash.

I’ve used the Made with Love stamp set and teamed it up with paper from the Playful Palette DSP stack. Blushing Bride is perfect for a baby girl card and the little bunny from Made with Love is soooo cute! I’ve also used the Very Vanilla Stitched Satin Ribbon and some Pearl Basic Jewels to dress it up a bit.

Be sure to pop over to Sarah’s blog http://www.stampwithsarah.co.uk/ to be inspired by her work and also the other challenge entries.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend – Angela x

Thank You Kylie

Tonight at 8.30 Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlight goes live and I’m pleased to be a part of it.25399cf2-e819-4b90-a81b-8423f734d14c.jpgThe theme is Random Act of Kindness – Encouragement, which is so positive and kind – just like Kylie and Bruno. My card is for someone I’ve never met, her name is Priscilla Gunton from Sydney who sent me a RAK card back in July. Her card arrived during the school holidays when I was bedridden with a terrible viral something and it certainly cheered me up!20160825_220353_wm.jpg

I chose the Helping Me Grow stamp set as its words are encouraging and appreciative. I water-coloured the flower in Real Red and used the Real Red Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue – 1 September 2016 – 3 January 2017.

Please pop on over to Kylie’s blog to vote – the TEN projects with the most votes will win a spot on one of Kylie’s international blog hops. Just click on the following link http://www.craftykylie.com/2016/08/international-blog-highlights-vote-for.html (from 8.30pm NZ time). I’d love to get the opportunity to take part so please vote for me!

Have a fabulous weekend – Angela x

Happy Father’s Day

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Today’s card is for the Global Design Project #050 | Sketch Challenge.  Initially I didn’t know what I was going to create but I had the Moroccan Designer Series Paper sitting out on my desk and after a bit of playing around I came up with this card. I think this paper totally lends itself to a masculine card and with Father’s Day on the 4th of September it is perfect timing.sketch Challenge GDP.jpgOnce again I’ve used the Alphabet Labeler and the Balloon Builders stamp sets. The Burlap ribbon has had a little modification – I heated it with my heat tool so the nylon threads running through it shrunk and closed up the gaps.

I also used the new In Colour Enamel Shapes in Dapper Denim in the bottom right hand corner of my card – these enamel shapes are so cute and come in hearts, stars and two circle sizes.

I hope all the dads out there have a great day on the 4th – not doubt spoilt with chocolate and socks (well in our house anyway)!

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week – Angela x

Wonder of Christmas

I know it’s early to be thinking of Christmas in August but with all the gorgeous new goodies in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalogue is easy to get caught up in the excitement and when I saw the “Wonder of Christmas” stamp set with this cute little angel it went to the top of my list.20160817_100428_wm.jpgAnd although not Christmassy colours I knew the colours in this week’s Global Design Project #049 | Colour Challenge would be perfect for my little angel.Colour Challenge.jpgI added lots of sparkle with the gold Wink of Glitter Stella brush on the tips of her wings and also the background. I painted the stars stamp with the gold glitter and stamped it onto a piece of Shimmery White water colouring cardstock.20160817_171706.jpgI’m really pleased at how it turned out! 20160817_172313.jpgI’m looking forward to making lots of Christmas cards with this lovely set.

Have a fabulous week and see you soon – Angela x

Time to Party GDP!

I love Mondays! The main reason why is because it’s the day the Global Design Project announce another challenge! And this week’s challenge is casing the talented Tanja Kolar. Here’s Tanja’s card:GDP048.jpgThe Balloon Builders and Confetti Celebration stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! were my go to sets to make my card. 20160814_122143_wmI stamped the balloons in Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim and Calyspo Coral to match the striped pieces of the “By the Shore” Designer Series Paper.

The balloons were fussy cut and the middle one raised with dimensionals. I also used dimensionals under the sentiment and the “to”!

I remember showing my husband a card I had made once and asking what he thought of it. His reply it looks great just a little flat! I hadn’t used any dimensionals!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you again soon – Angela x

Global Design Project #047

Just popping in with a quick post before I head off to Akaroa for a girls’ weekend – hopefully we don’t get snowed in! Yes snow is forecasted but fingers crossed it doesn’t eventuate!

Monday, of course, meant that another challenge for the Global Design Project was up. This week’s theme challenge is nautical.GDP047.jpgI used the Swirly Bird and Labeler Alphabet teamed with the gorgeous By the Shore Designer Series Paper for my card.

20160805_161910_wm.jpgIf you are wondering where the fish came from – they have been cut from the designer series paper.  I wish I had more time as I have lots of other card ideas swimming (haha) around in my head!

Have a great weekend and see you back here next week with another Global Design Project!

Take care Angela xxx

Bon Voyage Becky!

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You’re Sublime by Stampin’ Up!® is a cool stamp set with a frog, crab, caravan, barrow of flowers, submarine and of course quirky sentiments to match the images! For this week’s Global Design project I’ve teamed the caravan up with the designer series paper stack “A Little Foxy” and lettering from the Labeler Alphabet!

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This week’s challenge #046 is a sketch by the amazingly talented Teneale Williams.

20160729_183247_wmI love this little caravan and have visions of how it’s decorated inside! I decided the window looked a little blank so decided to put the cute little faces up against it! I cut them out of the catalogue and coloured them in!

The colours in “A Little Foxy” DSP stack are clean and fresh and I love the cute patterns. It makes it so easy to co-ordinate.20160730_094031_wmThe Labeler Alphabet stamp set is one of my favourites at the moment – it’s so versatile and has so many possibilities – what did I use before this?

This card is for a friend’s daughter who is off to China tomorrow for two years teaching – such an amazing adventure. Good luck Becky you’ll be fabulous and the kids will love you!

Have a great weekend everyone – Angela x

PS I was picked as a winner again this week – so thrilled – thanks GDP!