Category Archives: Color Throwdown

A Flower Filled Vase … and a Birthday Package

Hello … bonjour!  I had some crafty time yesterday afternoon … and have a couple of cards to share as a result.  Can’t say the stamps I used to make them are NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff in Darnellese) … though they hadn’t been played with a great deal and were in need of some TLC, so p’raps they could be called BUGs … Barely Used Goodies!   Here’s the first …

A white panel, masked off along the side and lightly sponged/faded out with Distress Ink.  A vase mask acted a guide as to where to stamp (and secondary stamp) the floral arrangement, I die cut a new white vase and adhered it flat when the stamping was done, and then added the sentiment.  All the goodies are from MFT‘s Beautiful Blooms.  The panel was popped up on craft foam onto the card base and I added a scattering of Lucy’s Rainbow Jewels to finish off.

This is heading to (badges at the bottom) …

AAA Cards – Masking

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

MFT Color – Coral Crush, Spearmint, Green Eyed Monster, Blueberry (my closest colours)

MFT Wednesday Sketch – See Below

SSS Wednesday – Add a Sentiment

My second card is a very CAS twist on brown paper packages tied up with string (did that have you breaking into song?) …

Another white panel, this time stamped and clear heat embossed with Papertrey‘s No Strings Attached … and then run through my Cuttlebug with a polka dot embossing folder.  The tag was done separately.  I heat embossed the sentiment (also Papertrey) so the colour would resist the yellow, stamped the tag over it and trimmed it out, and thanks to the magic of MISTI, was able to add the right bit of the bow to the top.  The finished tag was adhered onto the polka dots, so it has a little dimension.

My gift is going to be opened over at (badges at the bottom) …

CAS(E) This Sketch – See below for Chrissie’s sketch … mine’s a minimalist interpretation!

Color Throwdown – Hot Pink, Lime Green, Yellow

Create Along With Us – Release Week Challenge … Inspired by Keeway’s cool, crisp, graphic inspiration using the new Hey Stacks stamps, on Day 5 of the August Release (it’s below).

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Add a Sentiment

That’s it from me for now … wishing you a wonderful week ahead!  I have a little (well more than a little really) catching up to do … so will see you over the next couple of days!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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A Trio of Cards

Hello … bonjour!  Hope your Sunday is going along wonderfully.  I have a trio of cards to share today, so will keep the chatter short and sweet … you may wish to grab a something long and cool and a snack before embarking!  First up, a wild flower, summer meadow-y sort of card …

Papertrey blooms, stamped onto a white panel and blinged up with some Stickles.  The sentiment (also Papertrey) was cut into the panel, popped up on craft foam and pieced back in.  The panel was popped up over a sponged-edged base card.  As it was for a special birthday celebration, I stamped a matching envelope too …

I’m playing along at …

Color Throwdown – Dark Pink, Pale Pink, Green, White

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes (No Topping)

SSS Work It Wednesday – Summer Icons

                  

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Next, a clean and simple, slightly graphic card …

This was really quick to make … I used the Hero Arts Just For You by Lia stamp set, exactly as it’s laid out on the acetate carry sheet … stamped it onto a Winnie & Walter scalloped pierced panel and coloured it with alcohol markers.  The images were given some shimmer and shine with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents and the panel was adhered to the base with craft foam.

This is heading to …

A Blog Named Hero – Florals (with Winnie & Walter)

A2Z Scrapbooking – Anything Goes (Hero Arts)

          

Finally, a bright, smooshy little number …

Another Winnie & Walter scalloped pierced panel, cut from a piece of Distress Ink smooshed card … with a touch of gold thrown in for a bit of shimmer.  The gold isn’t too obvious here … you’ll see it better if you go in closer.  The Clearly Besotted dandelions were heat embossed in white, I added the simple sentiment (also CB), dotted over the piercings with a black fine liner and mounted the panel onto the card base with craft foam.

It’s joining in the fun at …

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes (No Optional Twist)

SSS Monday – Distress It

The Flower Challenge – Embossing Heat/Dry

                    

If you’ve made it this far, well done … and thank you so much … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Anita 🙂Save

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Happy Birthday, Geri! Color Throwdown #352, Little Tangles #58, CAS-ual Fridays #141, SSS Wednesday 22/7, SSS Work It Wednesday – July

Today, I’m wishing my lovely, fun, enthusiastic, generous and super talented friend and fellow BABE, Geri, the happiest of birthdays!  We met … yes, in real life … and she’s just as wonderful, sweet and creative in person as she is in blogland!  Just check out her blog, Manitoba Stamper and you’ll see exactly what I mean!  So, for you, Geri, my dear friend … Happy, Happy Birthday … may you have the most splendid and fun filled day … and may your year be brim full of love, joy and laughter!  I made you this card (which is on it’s way!) …

Happy Birthday Geri, CT 352, N&T 58, CFC 141, SSSW 22-7, SSSWIW JulyI die some partial die cutting with the Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ … and white embossed the Neat & Tangled sentiment onto the attached remaining border panel.  The die cut then acted as a guide for the circle design.  I drew a pencil line round an MFT circle die, stamped the SSS Lots of Dots around the edge of it, and double embossed over the top of each … once in shimmery EP, once in clear.  The die cut panel was popped up on foam tape … and I was done!  There’s lots of sparkle on those dots … want to see?

Happy Birthday Geri, CT 352, N&T 58, CFC 141, SSSW 22-7, SSSWIW July, DetailThe design for this card came from an insurance company advert … there were five (unshimmery) circles looped over the name … figured you’d love that graphic look, Geri!  Now I look at it, though, I feel sure I’ve seen something similar in blogland somewhere … if anyone can enlighten me, I’ll edit to add a link and credit!

As well as it flitting across oceans and land masses, Geri’s card is heading to …

Color Throwdown – Lime, Aqua, Light Grey, Dark Grey … I know the aqua looks a smidge blue in the photo … it’s much more turquoise-y than it looks!

Little Tangles – Die Cutting … I used the Neat & Tangled birthday sentiment.

CAS-ual Fridays – Embossing … my second entry

SSS Wednesday – Sparkle and Shine … all those shimmery dots

SSS Work It Wednesday – Die Cutting … first entry

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!

               

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Happy Birthday, Maria! Colour Throwdown #334, Seize The Birthday 12/3, Winnie & Walter JITW – March

Original, innovative, surprising, creative, published and all round talented … that’s Maria F over at Reisling Mama, who is celebrating her birthday today!  Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, my friend, hope it’s a special day, full of yummy goodies and and chock a block with wonderful memories!  I made you a card … which is flittering over to you there from me here …

Happy Birthday Maria, CT 334, STB 12-3, W&W JITW - March One of the reasons I admire Maria‘s awesome work is because she always embraces with enthusiasm new ideas and techniques (go over and visit if you haven’t already … you’ll be inspired!).  With that in mind, I had another go at (eek!) unstructured smooshing and scattery splattering … in a structured sort of a way!

The side panel was made up of smooshed Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks  … that piece was the second ‘dip’  The ‘happy’ (Winnie & Walter) was cut from the first ‘dip’ where the smooshed colour was much stronger and more vibrant … and it became more so when it was liberally coated with Wink Of Stella!   I adhered the side panel, stacked the ‘happy’ two and a half times (it was already partly stacked once on the panel!) and stamped the ‘birthday’ in navy (Annabelle Stamps – sadly no longer operating).  A few sequins with gem toppings finished off.

Maria‘s card is joining in the fun at …

Colour Throwdown – Orange, Pink, Navy

Seize The Birthday – Optional Twist – Make The Sentiment The Focal Point

Winnie & Walter – Join In To Win – March

Hope you had a splendid weekend … and had chance to get some crafting time!  I spent some time meandering through blogland catching up with and being inspired by what everyone’s been creating recently.  I haven’t finished yet but hope to be all up to date with your goings on during the coming week!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Time Out Special (Double The Joy), NBUS 2, Winnie & Walter Join In To Win (September), Color Throwdown #309 (Blue, Light Blue, Citrus Green, Grey), SSS Work It Wednesday #8 (Stamping)

We’re having a special and additional Time Out challenge for the next fortnight … especially to celebrate the very recent arrival of twin boys for our teamie, Bev and her husband!  Many congratulations again to you both, Bev!  The theme has been devised especially for the occasion … it’s ‘Double The Joy’ … so, why not join in the celebration and make a card with two of something on it … you could win a prize!  Sandie and Nonni, co-owners of Time Out are sponsoring this special challenge and are offering the winner a £20 gift voucher for Uniko Studio.  Here’s my two of something, inspired by the sweet second photo in this post about the twins …

Time Out Extra DT, NBUS 2, W&WJITW, CT 309, SSSWIW 8I stamped the Mama Elephant sentiment and birds on a white card panel … and did a little masking to make sure each bird had it’s own star (it belongs to the left hand one!)  The cascading stars (from Winnie & Walter) were added at the side and all the grey was treated to a coat of Wink of Stella.  I coloured the birds with Promarkers, added a liberal layer of Glossy Accents and popped the panel up on foam tape on the card base.  Here’s a close-up of all the shimmer and shine …

Time Out Extra DT, NBUS 2, W&WJITW, CT 309, SSSWIW 8 Close UpThe eagle eyed among you may notice there’s a blob appeared by one of the birds … it’s not on the card above, so who knows where it came from … maybe a quick flutter of the wings did it!

As well as celebrating at Time Out, I’m also joining in with …

Darnell’s NBUS Challenge – Another celebration … the delightful Darnell has arrived at 600+ followers (congratulations, my friend!) … and that means we get to play with our Never Before Used Schtuff for a second time at the Playhouse.  My NBUS is the Mama Elephant stamp … recently acquired and on it’s first outing … I went for side option 4!

Winnie & Walter Join In To Win – My cascading stars were done with one of the stamps from Big Bang Confetti, selectively inked.

Color Throwdown – Blue, light blue, citrus green and grey … just great colours for the twins!

SSS Work It Wednesday – Stamptember is in full flow, so this month the theme’s Stamping.

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All the details for Bev’s special challenge are over at the Time Out blog (it’ll run alongside our usual fortnightly challenges) … along with a fabulous collection of inspiring cards from the Design Team … hope you’ll be able to find some time to join us in the gallery!

Thanks so much, as ever, for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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Make It Monday #169 (Vellum Overlays), CASE Study #197 (Pamelo Ho), Color Throwdown #298 (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder), SSS Monday 23/6 (Use This More), SSS Wednesday 25/6 (Anything Goes)

Well that wasn’t too long a wait for a one handed post … here’s my second card …

MIM 169, CASE Study 197, CT 298, SSSM 23-6, SSSW 25-6I used PTI’s Sketched Shapes to make the circle grid … each circle double stamped to make the criss cross pattern … and a gap was left for the sentiment.  I stamped and heat embossed the the vellum overlay with a PTI sentiment and wrapped it round the stamped panel, adhering it to the back.  The stamped panel was mounted on vellum, which had already been edged with a Promarker, and the whole thing was popped up on foam dots on the card base.  The tiny gems were the finishing touch.

I’m joining in with these challenges …

Make It Monday – Vellum Overlays (great video from Danielle)

CASE Study – Pamelo Ho’s circles/vellum overlay card

Color Throwdown – Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder (my closest colours to them)

SSS Monday – I Ought To Use This More (Vellum)

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Off for a short meander around the blogosphere before bed … may well see you there!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

                   

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Online Card Class CAS 3 (Faux Effects), Color Throwdown #283 (Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango), Winnie & Walter Join In To Win (March)

I’ve been wondering where I’ve been for a while … certainly not card making … until yesterday afternoon, that is, when I had a few hours away from ‘life’ to sit and play.  I made a few cards, this was the second (but I’m posting it first as I’m about to run out of time on one of the challenges) …

OCC CAS3 Day 1-2, CT 283, W&W JITW March

I’m taking the latest Online Card Class, Clean and Simple 3 (One Layer Cards).  Well, when I say taking, what I really mean to say is I enrolled.  So far I’ve managed to fit in viewing Day 1 videos (from last Monday) and Day 2’s extra inspiration … the theme was faux effects, with three different techniques showcased … this one is inset die cuts.  I used the colours from Color Throwdown (Grey, Celery, Tangerine) and as I used a couple of my fabulous Winnie & Walter words, I’m linking up at their Join In To Win party.

I’m the proud owner of just two sets of dies … one of them is snowflakes, so not really perfect for spring (although I can feel those of you still in the midst of the white stuff shaking your heads at that) … the second is Clearly Besotted’s Geometric Style.  So it was Hobson’s choice if I was going to try out this technique.  I did a sketch of the layout and starting from the right, die cut each rectangle.  The rectangles were coloured with Promarkers, overstamped with one of the companion stamps and fitted back into the spaces.  There’s a piece of light card on the inside, well covered with adhesive, to keep them in place.  We’re supposed to use an inset die cut word for the class, but as I don’t have one, I stamped/embossed the sentiment (having compensated by making a fairly complex pattern already!).

I’m off to get this linked before the door closes (in just minutes!).  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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