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Indigoblu Challenge #19 Indian Summer

Hi Everyone!

It is time for another new challenge over on at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog, this month the theme is “Indian Summer” I had so much fun creating this fun and colourful tag 🙂

My tag this month is fairly easy to make and comes together quite quickly, it uses various different colours of ink, along with some of the gorgeous Indigoblu stamps.

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Indigoblu supplies used :-

  • Nottingham Lace Stamp Set
  • Nature I Stamp Set
  • Royal Peacock Megaflake
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Kit

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other supplies used :-

  • American Crafts Red Twine
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks : Red Royal, Raspberry Jam, Orange Soda, Butter BAr, Tide Pool & StoneWash
  • Adirondak Inks : Pool, Juniper & Mountain Rose
  • Stampin Up Inks: Summer Starfruit & Pistachio Pudding

I hope you will play along with us this month over on the challenge blog, remember….. you can win some fabulous stamps from Indigoblu 🙂

Sarah

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Indigoblu Challenge 16 – Monochromatic

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Hi there everyone!

I have some rather exciting news to share with you all this morning!

I am really excited to announce that I am a sparkly brand new Design Team member of the Indigoblu Challenge Blog!!

I am really looking forward to work along with the other girls on the team and to be able to work with the fabulous Indigoblu products, and  produce samples for the challenges each month!

The theme this month is Monochromatic and I chose a clean and simple card design using various hues of green.. incorporating a couple of “on trend”  styles including watercolouring and sequins and links to the Indigoblu products will be listed at the bottom of this post.

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I used the Big Butterfly Stamp, which I absolutely LOVE!,  inked up with versamark,  embossed with ultra fine white embossing powder, then watercoloured with various different hues of green water based inks,  the card panel has scattered ink spots and a sprinkling of sequins to finish it off.

The sentiment is from the More than words A6 stamp set, I stamped out one of the sentiments, then trimmed out the words “Life is too short” and mounted this just under the butterfly.   There are a lot of great sentiments and sayings in this plate, and I have some great ideas for the others 🙂

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I look forward to seeing you all over at the Indigoblu challenge blog and look forward to seeing all your submissions to the challenge 🙂

As always, thanks so much for popping round.

Sarah

 

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The Voice of the Sea Speaks to the Soul

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Joining in this week over at the Indigoblu Challenge Blog, where the theme is “Words are all you need

I have used the “Under the Sea” Stamp Set along with some sheffield steel mega flakes.

Creating this card also gives me the opportunity to try out my new watercolour skills from the Online Card Class, watercolor for card makers..

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Supplies used :-

  • Bazzill Card Shoppe Marshmallow Cardstock (card base)
  • Simon Says Stamp Blue Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks : Salty Ocean and evergreen bough
  • Tim Holtz Distress markers in Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean
  • Wink of Stella Clear Pen
  • Indigoblu Sheffield Steel Mega Flake
  • Indigoblu : Under the Sea Stamp Set
  • Scor-tape and Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Sharpie Poster Paint : White

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I love this stamp set, especially the fish! .. being a fellow piscean an all 😉  this card would be perfect to give to your friends or family with a March birthday..

As always, thanks for popping round,

Have a great weekend

Sarah 🙂

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CASE Study Challenge #187

CASE Study Challenge #187

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Today, I am entering a wee card into the CASE Study Challenge Blog, I am just getting into card challenges again to get my creativity flowing… I had a lot of fun creating the card for the challenge ..

This is the CASE Study

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I took the following from the above case study…

  • Due cut letters
  • Vellum/Glassine
  • Pink / Red
  • Teal/Blue
  • Love

and here is my card…

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Supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight white cardstock
  • Daschund Die
  • Clearly Besotted “Love” Die
  • Clearly Besotted Furry Friends Stamp Set
  • Pink Iridescent Sequins
  • Zig 2 way glue Pen
  • Hexagon Inlay Vellum
  • Dylusions Fuschia and Pomegrante Ink Sprays

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I dropped spots of ink over the Dacshund with the Dylusions sprays then sprayed once with water and dried with a heat gun, it gave the  diecut a tie dyed feel,so when the card is closed, you can see it through the vellum..

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as always, thanks for popping round..

Sarah 🙂

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and they called it …….Puppy Love

 

 

 

 

 

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Clearly Besotted Challenge #10 – Spring!

I am loving being off on holiday this week… it is giving me the chance to participate in my favourite stamp company’s blog challenge!

The theme is “Spring” … what reminds me of springtime apart from beautiful flowers…. well… baby animals 😉 puppies, kittens, wee lambs and the like..

So for my take on the challenge I picked a spot of Puppy Love..

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supplies used :-

  • White Cardstock
  • Spring Green Bazill textured cardstock
  • Prima Life Stories 6 x 6 patterned paper (for the pup)
  • Prima Say it in Pearls .. pale pink pearl for the pup’s dog tag
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Stampin Up Circle Dies and Dimensional Adhesive
  • Clearly Besotted Furry Friends Stamp and Die Set

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As always, thank you for popping round

Sarah

 

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Tweet..Tweet..Tweet…

I’m having a wee go at the Less is More blog challenge – It’s Week 167 One Layer… click here to go to the challenge

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So I have to create a one layer card, and.. incorporate  shadow stamping :)… this was a fun challenge as I had learn how to shadow stamp, my first attempt was this card I made last night, but couldn’t use it for the challenge because it wasn’t one layer 😉

So here’s my take on the challenge that I created this morning..

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Products used:-

  • Watercolour cardstock
  • TimHoltz Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock feathers and Pumice Stone
  • Paper Artsy JOFY15 A5 Stamp Set 
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Masking Tape
  • Stampamajig

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An enjoyable challenge and I can now shaddow stamp 🙂 yay! (or at least i think I can lol)

As always, thank you so much for your support and popping round

Sarah

 

 

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CFC129 Shades of Gray

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Joining along for the very first time with the Cas-ual Fridays challenge it is CFC129 : shades of gray 🙂

Here is the card that I made for the challenge …

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supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight white cardstock
  • DCWV neutrals cardstock 8×8 stack
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Good Times Stamp and Die Collection
  • Hero Arts Soft Granite and Soft Peach Shaddow Ink
  • Hero Arts Black Die Ink
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Cas-ual Fridays WTF Stamp Set

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thanks for popping round

Sarah 🙂