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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #206

This week Karen has a colour challenge for us.



My first thoughts was flowers, but I decided not to go this obvious route and opted for dragonflies (probably equally as obvious) instead.


I used an Island Indigo card base and layered a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock on top. The stamps all come from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. The stamp set has a couple of two-step stamps - one the dragonfly and the other a bumblebee.

For the card, I 

  • Stamped the dragonfly outline in Island Indigo onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and then 
  • Stamped off before I stamped the wings, also in Island Indigo. 
  • Another dragonfly was stamped the same way onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and then die cut it out using the co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.
  • The dots at the bottom of the card are stamped off Flirty Flamingo and the sentiment is in Watermelon Wonder.
  • Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the second dragonfly before I glued the body onto of the image on the card front.


Don't forget that you have until next Monday evening (11pm) to enter this week's challenge and I hope you give it a go.

Fiona xx




Sunday, 15 January 2017

Falling in Love

Classes this month were based around the Falling in Love Suite (pages 50 -52 of the Spring/Summer Catalogue). The designer series paper from this suite is to die for, and everyone commented at the classes on how much they loved it.

I've already shared two of the projects on my facebook page and here is another one.


I've made this style of card a couple of times now, but I was surprised to learn that no-one at class had. They all thoroughly enjoyed doing so though, and I suspect that this or another like it are going to be sent as Mother's Day or Birthday cards to a few lucky people.


I know that my Mum would love a card like this but she has a link to my blog on her iPad and I know that she pops in once in awhile to check out what I've been up to.

If you couldn't make the class but would like to have a class kit by post please let me know. The kit includes the link to the pdf instructions, pre-cut cardstock and designer series paper, together with the die cuts and embellishments required to finish off the projects. The kit does not however contain any stamped images in accordance with the Stampin' Up! Angel Policy.  The kit costs £15.00 (inc postage within the UK) and is available to order until 28 January. If you would like a kit, please email me and I will send you the link for payment by PayPal.  

I'll be back on Tuesday with another card designed for the Case Colours & Sketches blog challenge. This week the challenge will be a colour one. I can't wait to share it.

Fiona xx

If you would like more information about the products used for the above project they are as follows: