Abstract Beauty Clean and Simple Hello CCS 474

by Joanne James14. June 2022 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Samantha has asked that we frame a sentiment as the focal point and decorate with two additional elements. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

    

For my card today I also took my inspiration from the deep blue of the sofas in the Time Out inspiration photo, along with the touches of gold and collections of things in twos - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

For today's card I reached for my Abstract Beauty Cards and the co-ordinating Abstract Beauty Ephemera pack - these are so great for quick cards and I knew I had everything there that I needed. My card base is pre-printed with a Night of Navy watercolour-effect background (and the envelope co-ordinates too - see the photo at the bottom of the post!) I cut a hexagon shape using my Beautiful Shapes Dies and partially inked one of the stamps in the new 'Simply Fabulous' stamp set so that I could isolate and stamp the word 'hello'. I popped this up on dimensionals, decorated with a couple of the flowers and leaves from the ephemera pack and added some (retired) gold gilded gems and Pumpkin Pie sequins from my stash to complete my card: 

 

Quick and easy! Sometimes this kind of card making feels a little like cheating, when it all comes together so smoothly - but these kinds of cards are great when you are pressed for time and still allow for creativity, so no complaints from me! The Abstract Beauty Cards and Envelopes and the Ephemera Pack are currently on sale, reduced by 50% and 30% respectively until the end of the month when they retire - double bargain! The perfect time to stock up - just click on the links at the bottom of the post to go straight to the online store.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; mine will be a busy one, with a considerable amount of baking going on in readiness for tomorrow's birthday celebrations - we are treating the whole of Sixth Form at school! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Simply Fabulous Butterfly Kisses PP592

by Joanne James22. May 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:

 

I went simple and bright with today's card and used it as an opportunity to play with some new products - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Butterfly Kisses - Today's card is all about the patterned paper! I used both a panel of dotted paper and a trio of butterflies that I fussy-cut from a sheet of Butterfly Kisses designer series paper. From the all-occasion Butterfly Kisses Suite, this pretty paper is full of bold colours and patterns - just my kind of thing. The Build A Butterfly Dies co-ordinate with the paper but the butterflies are super-easy to fussy cut by hand too:

 

New In Colours - The Butterfly Kisses papers feature two of the new in-colours - Parakeet Party and Starry Sky - and I chose to zone in on both of those on today's card. I love the fresh zing of Parakeet Party green and the darker Starry Sky blue compliments it beautifully. I also stamped some tone-on-tone flowers across my blue strip for a little extra detail.

Simply Fabulous - The sentiment on my card is from the 'Simply Fabulous' stamp set. I added another from the set to the inside of my card, along with some of the butterflies from the edge of the DSP pack to decorate:

 

This was a really easy card to create and is so cheery - I can't wait to make more! It's also perfect for this week's bug-themed challenge over at Global Design Project #GDP343 this week and over at SUO Challenges where they are celebrating birthdays. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we are having a quiet one since both of the James Juniors have exams next week so they are doing some final revision as we were all out yesterday either playing sport or at school functions. I'll hopefully be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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