Fast & Fabulous

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Here For You

It’s a dreary raining day here in Sydney today but that makes for the perfect day to sit and create. So that’s what I’ve been doing.

I’ve got a list of weekly challenges printed out with dates I need to get them done by and so many of them need to be up in the next few days. To try and get as many of them done as I can, if I can combine a colour and sketch challenge, I do.

Today’s 1st card is doing just that.

I have a new challenge on my agenda that my lovely downline Sandra posted on her blog recently so thought I’d give that one a go. This is the jac-inks Papercraft Challenges challenge #1.

The challenge they have this week is a colour challange.

             Neutrals + one other colour.

For the Sketch Challenge I’ve gone with is this weeks Mojo Monday 177.

I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use for this card, however the initial colours I thought I’d used changed. I’m so glad I did change them though as I really love how this card turned out. It fell together a lot easier than I thought it was going to.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Stamp sets: Fast & Fabulous (Hostess), Friends 24-7
Card: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Neutrals Pattern Stack – Crumb Cake, Brights Pattern Stack – Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Early Espresso 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Button Pack – Rich Razzleberry, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crochet Cotton (non-SU)

Edited to add: My card was a winner over on  jac-inks Papercraft Challenges

Winners Button

Till next time….

Fast & Fabulous with a touch of sadness

It was time for another Color Challenge over at My Create Ink! with their Color Lab Colour Challenge #26.

This is the colours we were given this week.


After looking at the colours provided I sat down and pulled out some cardstock for each colour plus some Very Vanilla and then went about deciding on what stamp set to use.


7 different stamp sets jumped out at me (not literally of course) with ideas but so far I have only created one card using the Fast & Fabulous Level 2 Hostess set.


I’m hoping to play a little more now that all my girls are back at school for full days from today.


I received some sad news yesterday before making this card, that one of my regular Stamp-A-Stack ladies had passed away last Friday.  This card didn’t start out as a sympathy card but once I’d made the card and was just deciding on the sentiment to add, the ‘With Sympathy’ from Teeny Tiny Sentiments seemed the appropriate one. The card is now in the mail to her daughter and family.


I started out by stamping the flower outline in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. Then using a Blender Pen and Bashful Blue inkpad I coloured the flowers. I’ve then gone over them in parts with Perfect Plum to give them a mottled effect.


Here’s a closer look.


I’ve layered the image onto Bashful Blue and then added some ‘retired’ Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon. This is then mounted to some Perfect Plum.


The base card is Basic Gray which has a layer of Perfect Plum and then a layer of Bashful Blue Patterns DSP.


A couple of Perfect Plum brads and the sentiment completes the card.


Stamp sets: Fast & Fabulous, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue Patterns DSP (Subtles Pattern Stack)
Ink: Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Perfect Plum brads (Subtles Pack), Small & Large Oval Punches, 3/8” Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon (retired).


Check back later for hopefully another card using this colour scheme or another weekly challenge.


Till then…..


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