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Same, Same ... but Different - The In Colour Dynamic Duos

Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze Concord Crush and Perfect Plum Poppy Parade and Tangerine Tango Blushing Bride and Regal Rose If you've ever been to Bali you would understand the title of my post and probably have a little smile on your face! I guess I had better explain! The Balinese Markets, especially in the real 'touristy' areas, stock a lot of the same merchandise. You would often hear the stall holders trying to coax you in for a purchase by saying, "Same, same but different" I can assure you the only real difference was the price depending on your bargaining skills! They even sold T Shirts for the tourists that read, "Same, Same but Different"! Well, if you've been checking out my posts lately you will have seen quite a few of the scallop circle easel cards made from the Hostess L1 set, Punch Potpourri . These ones are the SAME BUT DIFFERENT as they feature the Dynamic Duos that team up with al

FTL #114 - Every Little Bit

Snowflakes and Penguins I thought I should make a start on my Christmas Cards and decided to use this week's FTL Challenge at Clean and Simple Stamping to get the ball rolling! FTL #114 Project Recipe: Stamp Sets: Every Little Bit, Short & Sweet Cardstock: Shimmery White Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze Accessories: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestones, Stamping Sponge Score Pal Thanks for taking a peak at my first Christmas Card for the season,

Just Add Ink Challenge #41 - a Birthday Theme

Just ... ... Add ... Birthdays ... for Just Add Ink's ... latest Challenge - #41 Project Details: Stamp Set: Party This Way Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Expresso Accessories: Elegant Soiree DSP, Neutral Brads, Basic Pearls, Early Expresso Taffeta Ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (for frosting), Crop-a-dile for 'sprinkles', Blender Pen Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Circle, Butterfly, Scallop Trim Border I bought the cupcake template from the Digi Chick Boutique . There's a link on my sidebar. Happy crafting". XX

A Card for a Cause

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month the challenge at SSC was to to use a pink ribbon and primarily the colour pink for your card/project. Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #62 If you've checked out my blog lately you will have noticed that I set myself a ' challenge ' to make some scallop easel cards with the Dynamic Duo combinations from the SU Colour Coach. I was making the In Colour samples and when I got to the Blushing Bride and Regal Rose combination this week, I decided to add the Pink Ribbon from the Cancer Council Fundraiser to this card and enter it in the latest challenge at SSC. If you'd like to know how to make one of these, please check out my tutorial. Thanks for stopping by,

Hand Made Happy Mail

This is Claire Harrison's gob-smacking' invite to her recent 40th!! I asked her if I could show it off on my blog! Isn't it gorgeous? I don't have the stamp set , Awash with Flowers and I just love the vibrant DSP and colours that she used on this card. Another cute creation from a fellow JAI DT Member, Gardenia Pepworth (Love Fox & Friends!!) A very cute card from a wonderful friend and SU Customer, Caroline Bain ... and a lovely card highlighting some gorgeous DSP ( last Summer Mini) from a fellow JAI DT Member, Jo Eades. Thanks heaps! I appreciate each and every one and I'm so glad I'm not the only one that sends belated birthday wishes ;) Hi Claire, your card is on its way!! I should also mention that the rest of my JAI Team Swaps are on their way to most homes now! Sorry for the delay as life has been a tad busy lately! Hope you enjoy receiving them along with ribbon and DSP shares to those that participated in that!

A 'Spin' on Card Patterns Sketch 87

Here's my 'spin' on the latest sketch challenge at Card Patterns . I made a different style of spinner card using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. Beautiful Wings Spinner Card This Week's Sketch at Card Patterns The semi-circle part for the sketch is achieved with the linen thread being used as a 'divider'. Here's the inside of the card - the part where you write all the 'mushy' stuff. It can lay flat ready to pop in the post. A Better View How to Make this Spinner card - 1. Score your card right through the middle from top to bottom. 2. Cut a circle in the middle of the card through both the front and back. 3. Cut two layers for each butterfly and attach together (sticky strip) with the linen thread through the middle. Thread on some beads if you wish. 4. Secure the thread tightly inside the card with sticky strip just slightly left of the score line and glue the left sides together (front and back). 5. Embellish using DS

Just Us Girls #55 - Colour Challenge

JUGs Colour Challenge It's been a long time since I've entered a challenge at Just Us Girls . I loved the neutral colour combo for this week so was keen to see what I could come up with. Here's the picture for inspiration. I used the SU colours of Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. I have been making a few Scallop Circle Easel Cards lately but decided to add a bit of interest by trying out the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique. Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint was used as the base for the background. Project Recipe: Stamp Set: Just Believe Ink: Black Staz-On, Basic Black and Crumb Cake Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Basic Black Accessories: Scallop Circle Die, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Big Shot Faux Mother of Pearl Technique - 1. Place a small amount of Shimmer Paint onto a plastic plate. 2. Scrunch up a 'ball' of plastic wrap and dip it into the paint. 3. Dab it over the cardstock an

Some More Dynamic Duo Colour Combos

Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum Marina Mist and Bashful Blue (as featured in the recent Just Add Blue Challenge) Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink (as featured in the Scallop Easel Card Tutorial) Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake What's your favourite so far? The In Colours are up next!

Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial

Punch Potpourri Scallop Circle Easel Card in the Dynamic Duo of Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink 1. Score a piece of card stock through the middle (which is double the length of your die) and line up the folded piece over the Scallop Circle Die (SCD) leaving 4 scallops at the top to form the base of your card. This is how it should look after you run it through the Big Shot Machine . 2. Score a line through the middle of the top Scallop Circle and fold upwards. 3. Apply Sticky Strip or glue to half the Scallop Circle as shown above. 4. Cut out a single Scallop Circle in the same colour (Melon Mambo) and stick it to the folded half so the top layer sits up like an easel (The top half that is facing will now be a double layer and the bottom half, a single layer of card stock). 5. Cut two circles using the lighter shade (Pretty In Pink) and attach one to the base of the card. Sponge around the edges with the darker shade of ink before gluing the other circle to the

Just Add Blue for 'Beyond Blue'

Blue Potpourri Last week it was PINK ... this week it's all about BLUE! The current challenge at Just Add Ink is to help promote the wonderful job that Beyond Blue (the National Depression Initiative) is doing. So ... this challenge means that you can add BLUE to your papercraft project and then send it off to someone that could use a little 'pick me up'. I chose to do a Scallop Circle Easel Card and since Marina Mist is the newest blue colour from Stampin' Up! I decided to team it with its 'Dynamic Duo' of Bashful Blue . I am preparing heaps of cards in the different 'Dynamic Duos' which you will see in some future posts! A Scallop Easel Card is fun and very easy to make. I have written a TUTORIAL so you can have a go at making one too! The All-Important Side View! Be sure to visit the other Just Add Ink Team Blogs to see what gorgeous 'Blue' Creations they have for your inspiration this week. Project Recipe for Blue