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Saturday, 5 September 2015

WEEK 240 Colour Challenge

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It's time for another colour challenge and we have chosen
Green & Gold
 We would like you to keep any additional colours to neutral tones and make it obvious which two colours are this week's chosen shades.
There doesn't have to be a lot of each colour... just remember to keep your design 
Clean and Simple 
with lots of white space!

Here are our examples!


Using various green distress inks blended onto watercolour card in an 'ombre-type' 
fashion I then heat embossing the Christmas tree and sentiment from Uniko: 
Rustic Christmas with WOW gold metallic sparkle embossing powder. 
The birds are from the same Uniko set, stamped in gold delicata and for added detail I
die-cut my panel using MFT Die-namics inside out stitched rectangle stax!

On some white cardstock and using the Background Builders Vines Winter Additions set by Uniko I stamped all the elements separately, first using two green inks and then once dry I stamped the rest in VersaMark and heat embossed with Wow! gold embossing powder.  I then stamped the sentiment from Simply Said Christmas, also by Uniko, in green pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I die cut the images with a Stitched Rounded Rectangle by MFT.  I used a Paper Smooches die called Stitched three times to create the stitched rows on the card base and then popped the image panel up on 3D foam in the centre.

 Autumnal greens and golds, this is an Inkylicious stamp, masked and repeated, coloured with an assortment of Distress Inks.  There is some very fine gold embroidery thread wrapped around the panel, the sentiment is Hero Arts.

This is an Impression Obsession die-cut, randomly coloured with a deep green alcohol pen, then stamped with a splatty stamp and heat embossed in white. A little Glamour Dust was added for extra sparkle.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up (retired) and embossed in WOW Pale Gold EP.
The background is embossed with a Sheena Douglass folder. 

Remember Green and Gold and little else!


Friday, 4 September 2015

ShowcCASe Week 238

Week 238 ShowCASe
You may remember that we had a sketch for our challenge last week and what a lot of wonderful interpretations of it there were.
Here's a reminder

Choosing our showcase entries was a real pleasure  and here they are!

Love the torn edges of the main panel and the beautiful leaves.

(sorry, we don't know your name!)
We couldn't resist these little beauties...guaranteed to bring a smile!

Kath used this delicate DP and matched it beautifully with the sentiment in this terrific CAS card!

DO take the ShowCASe badge from the page at the top ladies and we hope you will display the, on your blogs with pride.

There's just a little time left to enter this week's mist/spray challenge, but we hope to see you tomorrow for another new colour challenge!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Week 239 Lucky Dip

August is another 5 Saturday month and so this week
we have the pleasure of inviting a

Guest Designer 
to join us!

This week our Lucky Dip Challenge is to use

As you may realise, we like to ask regular contributors to our challenges
to take the Guest Spots and we are delighted that

has accepted our invitation!

For more details on Elaine's fabulous card and how she created it
please head over to her blog HERE

And here's what the Design Team created plus there could be more
on our personal blogs .... you'll just have to head across to find out!

Here is another card using last week's sketch. The background was made with
squished flowers from the garden. I place them between two pieces of card and
 run them through my old Cuttlebug. (I use my old one as a lot of juice can come out
and make a bit of a mess of the machine). I scrape off the debris and leave the card to dry.
This was then spritzed with a little Cosmic Shimmer. The butterfly is from Memory Box
 and the leaves from Wplus9. The sentiment is Hero Arts.


I started out by embossing my 'sprayed' panel with a honeycomb
embossing folder before spritzing with a mix of Distress Ink re-inker
in Picked Raspberry and Perfect Pearls which adds a great shimmer.
The black frame is die-cut using MFT Die-namics Pierced Rectangles
and the horizontal strip with Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies.
The flower head and sentiment are from a new (to me) set from Uniko: 
Pure Florals - Chrysanthemum. The flower is heat embossed then water-coloured
using Zig Clear Brush pens and to finish a few pink shimmery sequins.

I started with a scrap of bright pink cardstock and laid a die cut heart, 
using Love Hearts by Clearly Besotted, over the cardstock before spraying
 with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Pearl Mist.  Once dry I die cut it using 
a Die-namics Pierced Square die.  To make the heart stand out
 a little more I dotted around it using a silver Sakura Gelly Roll pen 
to match the pierced edge and popped it up on 3D foam.  
The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Love Blossoms was stamped in 
Versa Color Opera Pink and a single gem added to the heart.

Anne may not manage to join us this week, as sadly, her mother died
very suddenly on Thursday last. We all send her our love and are thinking
about her at this difficult time.

We hope you enjoy our lucky dip challenge this week and can't wait to see
your creations. Please try to visit some fellow limettes to leave some
 friendly feedback as we all love a comment!