Colour Challenge – CYCI#150

This week over at Can You Case It? CYCI#150 we have a cool set of colours to challenge you with. They certainly challenged me… Navy is not a colour I reach for often, so it always gets me thinking. Which is good, isn’t it?

Can You Case It? CYCI#150



Here is what Kevin come up with… Mint, Navy, Copper and White.





Once I got going with them, this is how it all came together.

Photopolymer stamps are really great for lining up stamps so easily. This is what I did with the lace border stamp in the Delicate Details stamp set – which is a Sale-a-bration exclusive. I lined them up to mirror each other, leaving a tiny gap between. I think it worked out pretty well. I topped it off with one of the A-Ma-Zing dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit set in Copper foil, using a dimensional to

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams

It was looking a little clean, it needed something else plus I wanted to add some more navy into the mix too. I decided adding a little texture was the way to go. I have many texture stamps but they all felt a little too structured, I wanted something more organic for this.

Reaching for one of my acrylic blocks, I dabbed it into the ink pad, and smeared it across the corners of my white background. Adding a mix of Mint and Navy ink, some times straight on to the card in a stamping motion, sometimes I dabbed off some of the excess ink and smeared what was left on – giving this nice grungy feel.

It occurred to me, while doing this, this technique could be good to use when you “accidently” catch the corner of your block when inking your stamp and some of it makes it over to your cardstock…. Hmmmm, food for thought!


I finished off with a little sentiment “Just a note…” from the Better Together stamp set in some Navy ink.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Head over to our Facebook group and look for the post with this Challenge colour image. Our Design team inspiration will be posted in the comments. When you make your creation, upload it in the comments to play along.

Last entries are Midday, Saturday 25th March (AEDT). Top picks and next challenges are announced on the Facebook fan page too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Balloons away – #CYCI144

Can You Case It?’s [CYCI#144] first colour challenge for 2017 are some of my favourites. Well… I feel like I need to say that as I suggested this yummy combination, LOL!


Seriously though, I’m sure you’ll agree, they are lovely and very summery. Check them out… Watermelon, Aqua, White and Light Gray.



Here is my inspiration using this colour combo.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up, Up & Away thinlit dies

Doesn’t this make you want to jump in that basket and go in search of Dorothy and Toto?!!

I’m totally in love with the Lift Me Up bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions catalogue. I love how the hot air balloons are sized differently, some are dies and some are stamps, but all work together to give you lovely coordination. On the card is the loveliest of the largest intricate balloon dies, then I have stamped two balloons from the coordinating set on the envelope. I just love how they all work together.

The background paper is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper set, which is a Sale-a-Bration freebie and designed to coordinate beautifully with this set. I added a layer of vellum over the top to dull some of those balloons, giving them the feeling that they are off in the distance. I added in some angles for interest.

I hope you are loving these colours and the inspiration the Can You Case It? Design team are sharing. You can join in by creating a project in these colours and loading it to Instagram, Pinterest, or other social media sites (ensure your post is public so we can visit!) or your blog. Link your post back to the CYCI website using the linky button thingy and you’re done. Entries close in a fortnight, that’s Midday Saturday 21st January – AEDT.

Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Glittery stripes

Over at The Colour Tree Challenges this week (TCTC#7), is a really unusual colour combination. It caught my attention straight away as gold and bright blue are two colours I wouldn’t ordinarily go for together. Alas the challenge gauntlet thrown!


Here is my card for this weeks’ entry.


I’ve used more of that yummy Metallic Glitter Tape from the Sale-a-bration second release. I don’t know what it is about that tape… angles come out every time I pick it up! Here I used some Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper and created angles from the pattern on that paper. It’s bold and dramatic – very different, which is a good thing isn’t it?

I topped it off with a simple embellishment of punched circles and metallic foil doily to support the stamped sentiment “make a wish” from the Party Wishes stamp set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Sale-a-bration is Just For You

Have I mentioned it’s Sale-a-bration time yet? I’ve been so excited by the Occassions catalogue and all its wonderful new yummy things, it’s taken me a bit to get there huh?!

The “just for you” stamp in the Botanicals For You stamp set is smashing it, isn’t it? Right now, you can earn this stamp set for FREE when you spend $90 on any current product. That’s what Sale-a-bration is all about – check out all the SAB freebies. If you’re a social media junkie, you would have seen this stamp everywhere. It’s big and gorgeous and has been hugely popular.

I love the sample in the SAB booklet, all those cute little flowers scattered around the big bold words. I thought it was a delicate balance of bold and bright yet sweet. Here is my take on that card.


This card we created at my Sale-a-bration class play time recently. Inspired by the sample in the booklet, we played with a few more Sale-a-bration items. We created this scene over the top of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (another SAB freebie – sadly this one is retiring on February 15th ). The left side was dressed up with a strip of coordinating Botanical Garden Designer Vellum Stack.

Topped off with some of the lurvley twine from the Occasions catalogue and punched flower and enamel dot finished it off nicely.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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