Thursday, March 31, 2016

A 3D Baby Crib Card for SUO Challenges

Cute Critters is the theme for the latest challenge at SUO Challenges #145.
 

My sister asked me to make a special 3D card for a baby boy, so I decided to combine one of my favourite retired stamp sets, Fox and Friends with Zoo Babies to make this baby crib card. I couldn't resist inking up that little owl again and I love how both sets complement each other; so many cute critters on one card!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #12

Hi and welcome to the twelfth challenge at The Colour Tree.  This week I have an earthy colour combo to inspire you in your paper craft projects.  A huge big thank you to Liz Gross who joined TCT for the month of March as a Guest Designer and kept the inspiration flowing with her beautiful projects.

#TCTC12

After a bit of a break from paper crafting due to the busyness of work, I actually managed to make a card to share with you today.  I think I'll save this one for my brother-in-law's birthday as the colour palette works well for a masculine card. 


March has been a quiet month for TCT but I hope you have more time over the Easter Break to get 'inky' and link up your project/s in the gallery.

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Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 2nd April at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 3rd April.

Gumnuts for The Colour Tree

Yay!  I actually made a card today.  Due to the busyness of work, I hadn't ventured into my craft room for two months!  I am very thankful for the Easter break because I finally had a chance to start tidying up my very messy craft room and 'christen' a new Kaisercraft Die called Gumnuts.


http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-colour-tree-challenge-12.html  
This card has a split front panel and incorporates the colours from the latest challenge at The Colour Tree.  The leaves and gum nuts were sponged with Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Ink to add more depth.  The Lost Lagoon DSP panel is from a retired SU DSP stack. 

Kaisercraft Gumnuts - DD 359

  
March has been a bit of a quiet month at TCT but hopefully this earthy colour palette and some extra crafting time will inspire you to join in with this week's colour challenge. Hope to see your project in the link up.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #11

Welcome back to another challenge at The Colour Tree.  It's Easter week and with all the challenges around that theme, I've tried to find colours that could be used for any type of paper craft project and strayed away from pinks and purples and other 'Easter' colours; that's not to say that these TCT colours wouldn't look great together for an Easter project, I just wanted to allow for more diversity.

 

I've just come back from a week in Sydney where I attended a Principal's conference so no time to craft for me.  Fortunately, my lovely Guest Designer, Liz, has an absolutely stunning card to share with us today. Don't you just love the beautiful water colour background that she has created?  We hope it inspires you to join in with this week's challenge.



About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries and more than 2).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.


Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 26th March at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 27th March and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #10

Hi there.  I'm so glad you have stopped by TCT Challenges.  If you love neutral shades you're going to love this week's colour combo at The Colour Tree


Sadly I don't have a project to share with you today as my day job is all consuming at the moment and my craft room is in chaos.  These two factors combined equals zero 'mojo' for me :(  My stash of cards that I made over the summer break for TCTC have run out and I will need to wait until after Easter before I can find the time to craft again.

Thankfully, Liz, my March Guest Designer has a project to share with you.  Make sure you hop by her blog and leave some comment love -



Tomorrow I'm off to Sydney for a Principal's Conference so I will check in next weekend to see what projects have been linked up.  Until then ... Happy crafting!


About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries and more than 2).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.


Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (from any company, retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 19th March at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 20th March and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

CASEing the (Occasions) Catty #69

Hi there!  It's been a while but tonight I'm back with the wonderfully talented crew at CASEing the Catty.  This week we are CASEing (copying and selectively editing) projects from page 16-25 of the Occasions Catty (Love Blossoms Section).

I'm first on the hop but if you get lost along the way, just click on the banner below to take you to the list of participants for this round -

http://caseingthecatty.blogspot.com/2016/03/ctc69-love-blossoms.html

 

My card is a CASE from page 19 in the Big Shot Section of the Occasions Catty -

 




http://stampinpals.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/love-blossoms-ctc69.html

Or back to Judy May -

http://judymay.typepad.com/just_judy_designs/2016/03/ctc69-love-blossoms.html


Want to join in the monthly challenge?

http://caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/ctc69-love-blossoms.html

Thanks for hopping by,

The Colour Tree Challenge #9

Hello and welcome to the latest challenge at The Colour Tree.  I think this colour combo is my personal favourite so far and I make no apologies for 'Gold' making an appearance again!


  About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries and more than 2).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.

A big welcome to Elizabeth Gross from Lilly Loves Paper who joins me today as TCT's March Guest Designer -

Here's our projects to highlight this week's challenge colours -


 Elizabeth Gross



Every participant this week will receive a PDF file that features the graphics of the first 9 challenges at The Colour Tree.

We'd love to see what project you will make with this week's colour combo.  Happy stamping! 


Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 12th March at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 13th March and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.


A Wonderful Journey for The Colour Tree

Hi there.  Today's card is the fourth colour combo from a set of cards I made a few months ago.  This was my favourite colour palette so I saved it especially for Challenge #9 at The Colour Tree.

 

 

I hope you'll join me for the latest challenge at TCT.

You can view the original post HERE (Cards inspired by Jenny Hayward).

Thanks for stopping by,

The Colour Tree's Top Pick for Challenge #8 and Monthly Winner for February

Hi and welcome to The Colour Tree.  It's time to announce the Top Pick for #TCTC8.  Congrats to Gloria from Stamping and Creating who submitted this very cute card -

That gold Koala just made me smile and I love the embossed panel of flowers.

 
Gloria, make sure you grab the Top Pick Badge for your blog!


It's also time to announce the monthly winner for TCT's February Challenges -

Monthly Winner 

I have chosen Elizabeth Gross as The Colour Tree's Monthly Winner with three of her entries making it into the weekly Top Picks; but to really top it off, Liz has linked up for every challenge in February!  Wow! that's dedication!

Congratulations, Liz.  Here's the Monthly Winner Badge for your blog -



Liz's February TCT Projects -

 
 #TCTC5 - Top 3

 
 #TCTC6 - Top Pick

 
#TCTC7 - Top Pick

 
#TCTC8 - Entry

Liz will be joining me as a Guest Designer for the month of March.  See you at 7:00pm (AEDT) for #TCTC9

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