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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Week 222 Colour

Happy Month of May Limettes, Sarah here again.

We've a new month, a new challenge and of course a new sponsor
We are delighted to welcome back 

Uniko Studio 

and being on the Uniko Studio Design Team I can
also give you a little advance warning of a new release 
that will be introduced later this week.
I hope you'll join me for the sneak peeks and introductions from Thursday.

As our sponsor for this month Beverley will be offering a prize
of a £15 gift voucher to spend in the Uniko Studio online store.
Do check out the shop HERE to see the brilliant collections.

Ok back to the challenge details and it's colour week
have we got a fun idea for you ...

Use opposite colours on the wheel 

here's a mini colour wheel to give you a clue

We can't wait to see what fabulous combinations you 
come up with - just remember to keep it clean and simple

The  two chosen colours should predominate and any additional shades should be minimal and limited to neutral colours only.

Guest Designer

Once again this week Anita from Neet and Crafty is joining us
so we'll begin with her fabulous card and for some extra inspiration
there's more on our personal blogs too

I masked off a horizontal panel and stamped the script background in pale green 
using 'En Francais' by Stampin' Up!  I then used another stamp set by Stampin' Up!, 
'Too Kind' to stamp the two-step flowers.  The sentiment by Woodware, 'Salutations' 
was stamped in the same green ink as the stems and I then scored double lines 
above and below the inked panel to add interest to this one layer card.

I've completely stepped out of my comfort zone here as I would
never put Orange and Turquoise together but I love it!

After heat-embossing the Uniko Studio Paradise Humming Bird & sentiment
in black I've water coloured the bird with Spiced Marmalade distress ink
The waves are added using the Memory Box Wave Stencil inked in 
Salty Ocean & Broken China then for a little detail in the background 
I've used the Card-io Oriental Whisper & Sakura Blooms stamp sets

Classic Christmas red and green here.  
The wreath is cut from a Poppystamps die that I've had for years 
and I've added tiny, dotted sequins that I bought at Ally Pally 
at a stitching show.  They are so small that I cannot imagine ever
 stitching them on as sequins but they do look cute!  
Sentiment is Stampin' Up and I scored a border onto 
my panel before popping it up on pads.

Here is one of Arielle's fabulous digi images from the Wax Fruit Company!
Simply coloured with alcohol pens and with a little Glamour Dust added 
to the sea to make it sparkle.
The die part of the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and the word from Mama Elephant.
The image was cut by hand and mounted on pop dots.

We hope you enjoy this one!
We're looking forward to visiting you!
Don't forget everyone likes a comment so please try 
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Friday, 1 May 2015

ShowCASe Week 220

As ever we have a wonderful ShowCASe to share with you today!
Your ingenuity and imagination never ceases to amaze us!
SO without further ado here are our Up, Up and Away choices!

Heather's colouring is always amazing and this image is SUCH fun!

Perfect CAS!
So little... which says so much!

Great dimension, with a fabulous focal point!

What wonderful examples we have to choose from each week.
Please take your badges ladies.. you'll find them on the page at the top!
Tomorrow it's time for a new challenge so do come by and see us!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Week 221

Hi there, it's Sarah here stepping in on a practice run to see if 
I can hold the fort whilst Chrissie and Anne jet off in a few weeks!

First of all thanks for all your wonderful entries from last week
you certainly know how to go up, up and away.

So what's in store for this week ...

It's Recipe Week
and we would like you to include
a TAG on your project

We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Each week we're stunned by your inspirational makes
and just want to see more.

As always please remember to keep it Clean and Simple
with lots of yummy 'white space'

Here are our examples and as ever you'll find more 
inspiration on our personal blogs

We have a little surprise for you this week... we have a

Guest Designer 

joining us for a few weeks, as some of us will be going away on holiday
here and there, so the troops are having a little reinforcement.
We are delighted to welcome

Neet & Crafty

Anita is known to so many of you as she has been a faithful LIMette
for quite some time and her work is totally stunning!
So do give her a huge welcome too!


Clearly Besotted - Tag Along, Leafy Accents
Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms II
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Hemptique Twine - Vintage collection

Flower stamped and heat embossed in white on vellum, fussy cut and coloured on the reverse with white Inktense pencil.  Leaves die cut from vellum.  Notches cut in edges of kraft panel to keep twine in position.  Tag and sentiment heat embossed in white and cut with co-ordinating die.  Layered up and vellum bloom adhered using silicone glue.  Gems for finishing touch.

This looks like a remnant from the splatter week... although I did just make this card. 
The butterfly is from Indigo Blu, inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then
 the edges of the stamp were inked by rolling a little Mermaid Lagoon ink onto them. 
I like the mix of these two colours. The splats are from Paper Artsy and Stampin' Up. 
The diecuts are from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Penny Black.

This adorable set (Lawn Fawn: Gleeful Gardens)
was one of my sneaky purchases at the NEC 

Card Recipe:
Clearly Besotted: Rounded Tag
Uniko Studio: A Gift for You sentiment
Mama Elephant: Stitched Landscape Trio dies 
Images coloured with Stabilo pens and glossy accents for added dimension

Memory Box die with a Mama Elephant sentiment added and a 
punched star, all cut into a circle tag with a Simon Says Stamp stitched die.

We hope you enjoy this one!
We're looking forward to visiting you!
Don't forget everyone likes a comment so please try 
to share some encouragement amongst your fellow entrants