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Another new challenge is up & running over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  Wouldn’t you think that if I had to set the challenge, I would have some sort of idea on what to create – Nope, No Way, Not me!!!!!!

For this challenge we had to use the Technique – Faux Silk. I love techniques, so this was a great challenge for me.  The sketch is fairly easy too.  So why not join us?

Now don’t be like me & continue tossing out your little scrunched ball.  I did it about 3 times before I realised what I was actually tossing out!

Measurements –
Base Card – Calypso Coral – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Calypso Coral – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 9cm x 6.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 3 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 8.5cm x 6cm

Inside & Envelope…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Elements of Style, Short & Sweet
Ink – Calypso Coral
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Ribbon – 1/2″ Crochet – Chantilly
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Anywhere Glue Stick, Pearls
Non-SU! – Tissue Paper

Stamp random images over Crumb Cake Cardstock using Calypso Coral Ink
Adhere Crochet Ribbon towards the bottom of card, tuck ends under
Stamp image direct onto Tissue Paper with Calypso Coral Ink, set aside to dry
Once dry, scrunch into a ball & roughly smooth out.  Don’t try & smooth the wrinkles, as this is part of the technique

Place Anywhere Glue around the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, ensuring you have enough glue around the edges as well 

Place your Tissue Paper to the sticky side of the Very Vanilla Cardstock, smooth over & trim Tissue Paper
Adhere to piece of Calypso Coral & then to Crumb Cake piece
Adhere the whole lot to the Base Card – Calypso Coral
Adhere Pearls to flower centre & 3 Pearls to the Crochet Trim
Stamp sentiment onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Calypso Coral Ink
Punch with Oval Punch & adhere to a piece of Calypso Coral which has been punched with Scallop Oval Punch
Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stamp bird image onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla & cut out
Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
Place Pearl in centre of eye

I missed a flower centre on my card & didn’t notice it until I went to post the card.  It is now driving me crazy, but too late to fix as this went in the post on Friday.

Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out the gorgeous cards Kris & Shirley have created. 

We would love for you to join us.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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A new challenge begins today over at Sunny Challenges & Creations so be sure to head over there & check it out.  Along with the sketch, Kris included the stamp set – Upsy Daisy.
I suddenly realised it has been some time since this set last touched ink, so it is a great challenge to dust it off & re-ink.  I will be the first to admit, this is not one of the first sets I go for, but may have to re-look at this in the future.

Getting my card craeted this week was a challenge in itself.  After creating a card & about to email it off to Kris for posting, suddenly realised I had used the wrong stamp set!  Can you believe it?????  Then after completing my 2nd card, I dropped a ink pad fair smack bang in the middle of the card, so back to the drawing board again.  Serves me right for not closing my ink pads once I finish using them!!!!!  That is in amongst loosing the Embossing Folder I was going to use, plus having to cut my butterflies a number of times.

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – once scored & folded in half
Layer 1 – So Saffron – 5 3/4″ x ” or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Chocolate Chip – 3 1/2″ x 3″ or 9cm x 7.5cm
Layer 3 – So Saffron – 3 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 7cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ or 8cm x 6.5cm


I stamped my image direct onto Whisper White Cardstock using So Saffron Ink, then again with Chocolate Chip Ink, after first stamping off.  With my Bone Folder, I scored the piece diagonally across the card, turned 90 degrees & scored again.

I inked the Whisper White Cardstock with Versamark, poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top, tapped excess off & heat set with my Heat Tool.  This piece was adhered to So Saffron Cardstock & then to Chocolate Chip Cardstock using Snail Adhesive.

Using my Bone Folder & Ruler, the larger piece of So Saffron Cardstock was again scored diagonally, tuned 90 degress & scored again.  I adhered the embossed piece to the So Saffron piece, ensuring I had the opposite side of the scored card showing. 

I adhered a piece of ribbon across the bottom, stamped my sentiment in Chocolate Chip Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched it with my Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock which had been punched with my Scallop Oval Punch.  I adhered this to the centre with a SU Dimensional.  The whole lot was adhered to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip with Snail Adhesive.

I cut my butterflies with my Bigshot, adhered 2 smaller ones together & then onto the card.  I adhered a small Rhinestone to the centre of the butterfly.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Upsy Daisy
Ink – Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Versamark
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Ribbon – 1/2″ Scallop Dots – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot,
Bone Folder, Embossing Powder – Clear, Heat Tool

Now it is your turn, head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & see what Kris & Gwen have created.  We would love for you to join us this week.
Until next time, Enjoy!

Blank Card…

I am enjoying the DSP – Woodland Walk!  It has so much potential & posibilities, that my mind is racing!
Another very simple, plain card which I hope you will enjoy!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Woodland Walk
Punches – Corner Punch
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Taffeta Ribbon – Early Expresso
Until next time!

All Dressed Up….

I’ve managed to snap a photo before the battery on my camera went completly flat.

I’ve seen photos of these little dresses, but never managed to have the time to make one, so I sat myself down early this morning & this is the result…..

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Ink – Basic Black
Card Stock – Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red
DSP – Pink Flamingo
Punches – Corner Punch
Accessories – Snail Glue
Non-SU – Ribbon

I don’t know how others have made this dress, but I managed to come up with something I was happy with.

Tip – Pink Flamingo DSP is now on sale & reduced to – $12-95