Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pretty Pinks for Sunday Stamps Challenge #81

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Challenge blog post.  This fortnight we are offering you a color challenge.  Please use all three of these colors in your papercrafted creation.  (You may also use neutrals such as white, black, tans and greys).  Here is the color graphic to inspire you:


SU Colors: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla & Strawberry Slush

CTMH Colors: Blush, Colonial White, Cotton Candy


Close To My Heart products used:
      Colonial White CS
      White Daisy CS
      Black CS
      Mad About You stamp set (retired)
      Love This border stamp 
      Hollyhock Zipper Lace (retiring July 31st--order it now before it's too late!
      Cotton Candy Ink
      Blush Ink (second generation)  This is also retiring July 31!
      Clear Sparkles
      3D Foam Tape

Now it's your turn to combine these three colors and link up to the Sunday Stamps Challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you create using these colors!   Please use a direct link to join us here and include a link back to us in your blog post.  (Feel free to post our color graphic too to let your readers know about our challenge.)  You have until Friday, August 8 at 6PM EST to enter this challenge.

Please take the time to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and leave them some appreciation.  HollyJoanBrendaStephAngel and Kathya.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity! 

:) Marie

Friday, July 25, 2014

Four Color Challenge for Color Dare #103

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post where we invite you to use Close To My Heart colors for your papercrafted creations.  This week we challenge you to use the following four colors:  Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, and Cranberry. (If you don't have these specific CTMH colors yet you may substitute colors that you do have that are similar).  You may combine these with neutrals such as black, white, beige, tans and greys.




Close To My Heart products used:
     Jubilee paper
     Topiary CS
     White Daisy CS
     Happy Autumn stamp set (I masked off the flowers to ink the stems and then colored the flowers with an           old Cranberry marker)
     Casual Expressions Thinking of You stamp
     Topiary Ink
     Indian Corn Blue Ink
     Indian Corn Blue B & T paper (retired)
     Cranberry Ribbon (retired)

I followed the Nacho Average Challenge #99 sketch to make this card and I really like how it came out.


Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team has to inspire you. You have until Thursday, July 31 at 9PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary and Cranberry

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


    

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stampin' Royalty #237 Meets Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #212

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #212 appealed to me as did the Stampin' Royalty colors so I combined them both in this simple card:




PPA212
These are the Stampin' Royalty colors:


Close To My Heart products used:
     Love This stamp set
     Black Ink
     Black CS
     Seafoam CS (retired)
     Seafoam Fleur Des Jardines paper (retired)
     Spring Iris CS (retired)
     Heavenly Blue CS (retired)
     Heavenly Blue B & T paper (retired)

Other products:
    Liquid Pearls--White Opal

If you like color challenges as I do I invite you to try Color My Heart Color Dare.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

Under the Sea for Color Dare #101 and Hand Stamped Sentiments #190

Do you have any uninked stamps just waiting to be used?  I have lots of them and I'm trying to use more of them in my challenges (even if they've already been retired).  This adorable crab from Close To My Heart's "Under the Sea" set has just met ink for the first time.


The Color My Heart Color Dare challenge colors are:  Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Indian Corn Blue.


Close To My Heart products used;
     Sorbet CS
     Indian Corn Blue CS
     Sweet Leaf CS
     Under the Sea stamp set (retired)
     Black Ink
     Indian Corn Blue Ink
     Sorbet Alcohol Marker
     Winter Button Assortment (retired)
     Distressing Kit
     Winter Cozy B & T paper
      Clear Sparkles
      Silver Shimmer Trim

Other Products:
    Lifestyle Craft Embossing Folder

This is the Hand Stamped Sentiment sketch that I followed:
    

Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team B has to inspire you:  Gretchen, MichelleHansi and Sarah.  You have until Thursday, July 24 9PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Indian Corn Blue.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Colour Me...#28 Meets Case This Sketch #84

Here is a quick birthday card I created combining two fabulous challenges:





I'm also entering this into Seize the Birthday Anything Goes theme.

Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Purple Pansy CS (retired)
     Purple Pansy Ink (retired)
     Heavenly Blue CS (retired)
     Heavenly Blue Ink (retired)
     Shooting Star stamp
     Star Stamp (retired)
     Perfect Fit Birthday stamp

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

Scenic Papers for Sensationally Simple Sunday Stamps Sketch #80

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge!  This week we are giving you a really simple sketch to work with:


When I first saw this sketch I thought of all the pretty papers in my Close To My Heart stash that already had a "scene" in them and made two cards.  You can let me know which one you like better by leaving me a comment at the end of this post.



Close To My Heart products used:
     Balloon Ride paper (will retire July 31)
     Saddle CS
     Hello Blooms stamp
     Black Ink
     Mocha Adhesive Gems (retired)



Close To My Heart products used:
     Surf's Up paper (retired)
     Splendor WOTG stamp set (retired)
     Licorice Adhesive Gems (retired)
     True Teal CS (retired)

Other products:
    SU Ticket Punch

How will you interpret this sketch?

We can't wait to see what you create using this sketch!   Please use a direct link to join us here and include a link back to us in your blog post.  (Feel free to post our sketch graphic too to let your readers know about our challenge.)  You have until Friday, July 25 at 6PM EST to enter this challenge.

Please take the time to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and leave them some appreciation.  HollyJoanBrendaStephAngel and Kathya.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity! 

:) Marie

Friday, July 11, 2014

Color Dare #101--Gypsy, Lagoon, Sunset and Pear

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare blog post!  This week we are challenging you to use all of these Close To My Heart colors:  Gypsy, Lagoon, Sunset and Pear.  (If you don't have these Close To My Heart colors yet you may substitute similar colors and you may also combine these colors with neutrals such as black, white, greys and tans.)





Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Pear CS
     Sunset CS
     Lagoon Ink
     Gypsy Ink
     Wild About Love stamp set (retired)
     Comforting Thoughts stamp set
     Just Blooms flowers (retired)
     Just Blooms Paradise flowers (retired)
     Purple adhesive gems from Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit (retired)

Other products:
     Wiggle Eyes

My inspiration for this card came from the Clear It Out sketch:



I'm also entering this card into this week's Stampin' Royalty--Anything Goes challenge.

Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team has to inspire you: You have until Thursday, July 17 9PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Gypsy, Lagoon, Sunset and Pear.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


     
    

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Free To Be Me Paper for Nacho Average Challenge #97

This card came together very quickly following the sketch provided by Nacho Average Challenge #97.


Close To My Heart products used:
     Free To Be Me paper (May 2014 special promotion--no longer available)
     Black Ink
     Sincere Expressions

Here is the sketch that I followed:


I'm also entering this card into the Stampin' Royalty--Anything Goes theme.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Color Blocking Four Ways for Sunday Stamps Color Challenge #79

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Color Challenge.  We are so happy when you can find the time to join our challenge and post your artwork in our gallery.  We love to visit your blogs and leave comments. Our challenge this week is to combine all the colors in this color graphic (neutrals are allowed).  The closest Close To My Heart colors are Topiary, Indian Corn Blue and Slate.  The closest Stampinup colors are Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Basic Grey.  Use what you have and have fun with the challenge.


Here is the collection of cards I made for this challenge--each using a different technique to apply color.


#1 Top Left--rubber stamp in the assigned colors. 
#2  Top Right--same rubber stamp but spritzed with water after inking and before application to paper
#3  Bottom Left--inked up acrylic block spritzed with water and sprinkled with sea salt
#4  Bottom Right--Masking Tape technique

Here are the tools I used to make the various cards:



Closeups:
Card #1


Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy Paper
     Indian Corn Blue CS
     Indian Corn Blue Ink
     Topiary CS
     Topiary Ink
     Slate CS
     Slate Ink
     Versamark Ink (retired)
     Clear Detail Embossing powder (retired)
     Background Basics wood stamp (retired)
     The Present stamp set (retired)
     A Blossom stamp set (retired) (Our thoughts....and thinking of you)
     Casual Expressions stamp set (Thank You)
     Love Blooms stamp set (Hello)
     Spray Pen
     1" x 3" acrylic block

Other products:
    Sea Salt
    Painter's Masking Tape

I really haven't decided which technique or matting combinations I like the best.  Which one do you prefer?

I'm also entering this card into the Addicted to Stamps --Anything Goes Challenge


Now it's your turn to combine these three colors and link up to the Sunday Stamps Challenge blog.

We can't wait to see what you create using these colors!   Please use a direct link to join us here and include a link back to us in your blog post.  (Feel free to post our color graphic too to let your readers know about our challenge.)  You have until Friday, July 11 at 6PM EST to enter this challenge.

Please take the time to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and leave them some appreciation.  HollyJoanBrendaStephAngel and Kathya.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity! 

:) Marie

p.s. In celebration of their 100th challenge the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog will be offering a special prize--a new paper pack and matching complements from the new Close To My Heart catalog available August 1. Come check it out here.




Friday, June 27, 2014

Penquin Charm for Last GDT Post for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

The month of June has flown by!  It has been great fun to be the June Guest Designer for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The challenge is "Use Your Stash--Charms".  I didn't have charms in my stash so it gave me the opportunity to get some. (that was fun, too!)


Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     New England Ivy CS
     Ruby CS
     Ruby Ink
     Holiday Commentary stamp (retired)
     3D Foam Tape
     Gold Metallic CS (retired)

Check out the beautiful work by the awesome Design Team at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog, If you have some charms don't forget to use them on a card this week!

I want to thank the Design Team at 52 CCT for allowing me the opportunity to be the June Guest Designer and for all the wonderful comments they've left me over the last few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie
   

100th Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge!

Welcome to Color My Heart Color Dare #100!

***For the 100th Color Dare we are giving a special prize!
The winner will get to chose a paper pack and matching complements from the NEW catalog when it goes live Aug. 1st!

 This week we are challenging you to use these three Close To My Heart colors:  Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Barn Red.  (If you don't have these Close To My Heart colors yet you may substitute similar colors and you may also combine these colors with neutrals such as black, white, greys and tans.)



My card features one of the adorable foxes from the February 2014 Stamp of the Month called "Wild About Love" and the chevron striped stamp from In the Background.


The chevron striped stamp was embossed with White Pearl embossing powder and then colored with the light and dark markers from the challenge colors' Alcohol Markers.

     Pacifica CS
     Crystal Blue CS
     Black CS
     Wild About Love stamp set (retired)
     In the Background stamp
     Artiste Cricut Collection stamp (word balloon)
     Barn Red Ink
     Polysparkle Tinsel embossing powder (retired)
     White Pearl embossing powder (retired)
     Crystal Blue Alcohol Markers
     Pacifica Alcohol Markers
     Barn Red Alcohol Markers
     3D Foam Tape

Other products:
     Wiggle Eyes

I'm also entering this card into the Friday Mashup theme challenge of "Hello".


Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team B has to inspire you:  Gretchen, MichelleHansi and Sarah.  You have until Thursday, July 10 9PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Barn Red.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


     
     


Friday, June 20, 2014

Rudolph Arrives at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

Here it is the third week of June already so it is "theme" week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The challenge this week is to create a card with "Rudolph" or "Reindeer". This gave me the chance to use a previously uninked stamp from the Close To My Heart set "Christmas Melodies".  (Am I the only one with uninked stamps?--probably NOT!)  It is my honor to share with you my card as June Guest Designer for this wonderful blog.


Close To My Heart products used:
    Topiary B & T paper (retired)
    Christmas Melodies stamp (retired)
    Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit  starburst stamp
    Topiary Ink
    Ruby Ink
    Ruby CS
    Gold Metallic paper (retired)
    Scallop Punch
    3D Foam Tape

Please visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog and join in this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie
    
    


Water Lilies and Dragonflies for Mojo Monday 350

There's a great sketch this week at Mojo Monday and I found some time to play along.


Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Sky Ink
     Love Life 
     Sky CS
     Creme Brulee CS
     Sunset CS
     Outdoor Denim CS
     Just Blooms butterfly (retired)
     Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel (retired)
     Bronze Shimmer Trim

Other products
    Repeat Impressions stamp "Water Lilies and Dragonflies"
    Prismacolor Pencils
    Anna Griffin embossing folder

Here is the Mojo Monday sketch that inspired me:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie
    

Color Dare #99 With Retrosketch # 119

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post!  Can you believe this is challenge #99 already?  Perhaps we should plan something special for our 100th challenge--would love to hear your ideas on that.  We would love to see you use all 5 of the following Close To My Heart colors in your papercrafted creation:


You can add neutrals such as white, black, greys or tans.  If you don't have the exact Close To My Heart colors you can use similar colors.


Close To My Heart products used:
     Black CS
     Creme Brulee CS
     Sweetheart paper (retired)
     Pear CS
     Sweet Leaf CS
     Blush CS
     Casual Expressions Stamp
     Glitter Gems from Frosted Workshop on the Go (retired)

Other products:
     Flowers--unknown source

It was fun to put this card together following the Retrosketch model #119:


I'm also entering this card into Seize the Birthday--Anything Goes challenge.


Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team  has to inspire you.  You have until Thursday, June 20 9PM CDT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Cotton Candy, Blush, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf and Pear.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Card Concept #12 Nautical Theme Meets Freshly Made Sketch #140 and Stampin' Royalty #232

Blues are my favorite colors so they were a natural choice to create a card using the Freshly Made Sketch #140.  Blues are also prominent in nautical scenes so this card also works for The Card Concept #12.  My card follows a Clean and Simple design.  These blues also work for the Stampin' Royalty Ombre challenge.


Close To My Heart Products Used:
     Outdoor Denim CS
     White Daisy CS
     Sky CS
     Crystal Blue CS
     Indian Corn Blue CS
     Pacifica CS
     Pacifica Ink

Other products:
     Lighthouse Stamp by Studio 112

Here is the Freshly Made Sketch that I followed:


Wear Our Badge


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...