Brocade Basics

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Refreshing Brocade

The card I’m sharing with you for this post I’ve made for 2 challenges.

The first one is a colour challenge from Cards & Things Challenges and is Colour Challenge #69.

While trying to decide on a stamp set to use for this colour combination I remembered a ‘new to me’ Challenge site my good friend Meighan mentioned and that is SU Only Challenges. This week the challenge on their site is SUO Challenge #14 – Favourite Retired Stamp set.

I have a few retired stamp sets that I just don’t wish to part with, however I never seem to use them. Well this challenge fit perfectly to do just that.

So what set did I choose to use??

The gorgeous ‘Brocade Basics’ stamp set.

Most of the card is Marina Mist & Old Olive but there is a layer of Certainly Celery in there to fit with the Colour Challenge.

So is this one of your favourite retired sets too?

Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Brocade Basics (retired)
Card: Marina Mist Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Marina Mist
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Jewels – Pearls.

Till next time….

A Sketch Challenge and Kwernerdesign Color Inspiration #43

I’ve managed to combine a recent Sketch Challenge I posted to Stampin’ Up in Oz this week

Sketch #1

along with the latest Kwernerdesign Color Inspiration challenge #43


and this was only posted today. This must be a first for me.

So here is my creation using this sketch and colour combination.

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Stamp sets: Brocade Basics, Warm Words
Card: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red
Accessories: Earth Elements buttons, Hemp Twine, Nestabilities (non-SU)

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #54

My mojo has been missing most of this week. I think my heart was elsewhere in Australia but today I finally managed to pick up some stamps again and decided to play with Taylor’s Cupcake Challenge sketch.

Here is the sketch:


Even though it’s called a Cupcake Challenge you are not required to use cupcakes. Of course if you have them it’s nice to use them but I don’t have many so I just used the sketch to create my cards.

For this first one I decided to use some more of the lovely Spring Silhouettes paper I used in my Stationery Box earlier this week.

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Stamp sets: Brocade Basics
Card: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Spring Silhouettes DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Ice Rhinestones Brads.

The second card I kept with the same stamp set but used the Brocade Background DSP instead.

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Stamp set: Brocade Basics
Card: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Old Olive, River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Pretties Kit.

For the last card using this sketch I decided to use Fabulous Flowers stamp set.

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I’ve added a bit of sparkle to this card on the large flower and also the centre of the circle punch piece.

Fabulous Flowers 1 close up             Fabulous Flowers 1 close up 2

Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers
Card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red Prints DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds.