Friends Never Fade

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Happy Birthday ‘Friend’.

I’m here with a card for 2 challenges today. I’m so excited that I’ve actually participated in some challenges again and hope that it’s the start to regular challenge cards from me.

First challenge up is the Utah Diva Color Challenge #78 and I’ve teamed this with Sketch Challenge #111 from Cards & Things Challenge Blog.

I’ve created a birthday card using the ‘Friends Never Fade’ stamp set along with the wonderful ‘Petite Pairs’ stamp set.

As we only have the Printed Wisteria Wonder brads which were a bit too large for the card, I’ve created some Faux Brads.

I’ve finished off the inside of the card using the ‘other half’ of the ‘Petite Pairs’ stamp and a stamped image like the front.

Stamp sets: Friends Never Fade, Petite Pairs
Card: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight Patterns Stack DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive & Wisteria Wonder markers, Old Olive inkpad
Accessories: Finial Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Cupcake Builder Punch, Crystal Effects.

I’d love to hear what you think of my creation or just that I am creating so please leave a comment.

Till next time…..

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stampers Anonymous SU blog tour! Tonight we are delighted to show you projects using products that were available to us in our demo sneak peek from the 2011- 2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

You may have just come from Michelle Marchant’s blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry…. you can make the complete tour just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! Please feel free to leave some comment love along the way….

At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour.

So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!

My projects are all made using the wonderful new Greenhouse Gala DSP along with the coordinating stamp set ‘Friends Never Fade’.

I’m really loving this DSP and stamp set and can’t wait to get my hands on the 2 new colours that coordinate with it also.

Here’s a closer look at each of my projects.

and to finish off the inside…

Next up I made the Glass Photo Coaster set.

and to see the colours….

I’ve made a few of these Tote’s lately…

and a matching Post-It Note holder  

Stamp set: Friends Never Fade, Occassional Quotes
Paper: Real Read, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations.

Now you’re off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Sally Williams. Thanks for stopping by!

If you happen to lose your way here’s a list of all participants.

  1. Fiona Harvey
  2. Juliette Chapman
  3. Kerry Bunting
  4. Kirrily Matthews
  5. Lorna Casha
  6. Marelle Taylor
  7. Meighan Wheller
  8. Melissa Gillis
  9. Michelle Marchant
  10. Nikki Stalker
  11. Sally Williams
  12. Sam Coppack
  13. Sandy Quail
  14. Sharon Wilson

Till next time….

Shoebox Swap and a sneak peek

Every fortnight a group of stamping friends and I get together at my house for a fun night of creating. Normally we all just work on our own thing but earlier this year we planned to hold a Shoebox Swap. It was originally planned for last Saturday but due to a job change for one lady and a couple of us wanting to attend an advance Copic Marker Class that same day we moved it to the Friday night which was our normal Stamp Night anyway. Generally we have 7 of us every fortnight but due to illness and a Workshop booking we came down to 5 for the night. We had a great night with 5 different projects to each create.

I had an order of ‘new’ items arrive on Thursday so I rethought my project and ended up using new goodies. Sometimes it pays to leave things to the last minute. Mind you I did have a project I was planning so it was only a matter of creating my sample and cutting my supplies for everyone else.

Here’s a group shot of all the finished items.

Projects created by (back row left to right): Pam Peters, Julie Price, Dianne Smyth
(front row left to right) Nikki Stalker and Meighan Wheller

Just in case you can’t spot the ‘new’ goodies, here’s a closer look at my project.

I’ve use the new ‘Greenhouse Gala’ DSP and the coordinating stamp set ‘Friends Never Fade’. The colours in this DSP pack are Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Baja Breeze. At first I wasn’t sure if I could create something using these items seeing how most of the flowers in the DSP are either in or using one of the 2 colours we don’t have yet. I ended up using a DSP print that had some Pumpkin Pie in it so I could stamp my image using Pumpkin Pie. I’m happy with my end result and am really enjoying these papers. Everyone made a Fancy Favour Box like this one complete with Baja Breeze shredded paper and cello bag containing 1m lengths of 3 retiring ribbons.

When I first saw the new Idea Book & Catalogue online I wasn’t too sure about a lot of the DSP that will be available but kept telling myself to wait until I have it in my hands, as in the past I’ve always changed my mind. This time in no exception. I’ve already created another quick card, which I’ll show you another time, and I’m sure I’ll be creating many more especially once we get our hands on some Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight early September.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and loved making all the projects. It was actually nice getting 4 (5 if you include our own) projects made in one night. 3 hours I think was all it took for us all to make the 4 although Meighan had 2 different colour schemes for her creation which some made both. Some Stamp nights we’re lucky to make 1 or 2 cards with all the chatter, eating, cuppas and checking out what others are doing, and other times the mojo just isn’t flowing which I’m sure we can all relate too. Anyway we’ve decided a Shoebox swap will be scheduled every 6 months or so from now on. Maybe next time we’ll do it on a Saturday so we can make more involved projects as it will start earlier in the day and go until we finish.

Till next time…..