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Global Design Project 066 | Sketch Challenge
Leaving it till the last minute again! I made my card a few days again but I just haven't had a chance to post it.
I used the new Window Shopping stamp set and the Oh Happy Day Card Kit stamps - these are so cute and cover a host of occasions.
I used the heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and cut several out in Melon Mambo and glued them underneath the top stamped image. Then I added a bow using the Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine. I broke the rules and added my greeting to the bottom right hand corner! I love Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron together!

Okay I'm off to start my day and the busiest week of the year for me - making everyone beautiful for their summer holidays!

Have a great week and see you soon -
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Last Minute Christmas Cards!

Have you left making your Christmas cards till the last minute? Here are some super quick and easy cards I made using "This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper". The sentiment is from the "Wonder of Christmas" stamp set.
 I based these cards on a sketch by the amazingly talented Teneale Williams. I was thrilled to meet (stalk) her again in Brisbane at On Stage. To my complete and utter amazement she knew who I was!
Sketches are a great way to get creative and if you find a layout you particularly like use it over and over again. It can save hours of wondering what to do next.

I've started a Board on Pinterest titled Card Sketches to help so pop on over to check them out. Here's the link https://nz.pinterest.com/angenz/card-sketches/.

My Stampin' Up!® order arrived today with lots of new goodies so I'm off to play!
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More Mediterranean Moments!

Global Design Project 065 | Colour Challenge

Yay there's another colour challenge over at Global Design Project and that means you get the opportunity to be a guest designer if you win! How exciting would that be ... hanging out with some of my favourite Stampin' Up!® friends! 
This stamp set (Mediterranean Moments) has four lovely images and when I look at them I automatically feel relaxed and warm! It's supposed to be summer here in New Zealand but it definitely doesn't feel like it! 
I also used the Happy Retirement stamp from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set - this is a must have set as it has 24 sentiments covering every occasion. The spotted crumb cake and whisper white background paper is from the new Party Animal DSP available from 4 January 2017! 
I coloured my image in using the ink pads and a blender pen and as I wanted my little red scooter to stand out I coated it in Fine-Tip Glue to give it a glossy finish. Colouring in is very relaxing and of course on-trend now!

I hope you enjoy your weekend and manage a little crafting -
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Global Design Project #064 | CASE the Designer

My card today is inspired by the Global Design Project CASE the Designer Challenge and this week's CASE is Connie Collins.
CASE-ing means copy and selectively edit - taking inspiration from the colours, layout, stamp set, theme - whatever you are inspired by! I was inspired by Connie's colours although in a more subtle way and I chose to use the flowers from the Number of Years stamp set.
 
My card base is 14.9 x 10.5cm and the first layer of So Saffron is 14.1 x 9.7 then the top layer is a total of 13.9 x 9.5 with 3cm of So Saffron embossed using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder. I find this layering works really well and has become a bit of a standard with my cards.
 
The colours I've used are So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Marina Mist and Soft Sky, lovely soft colours. I've added quite a few Pearls - you can never have too many jewels and a bow in Whisper White Bakers Twine.
 
It's Sunday already here and after a hectic week we're having a relaxing afternoon. There are plenty of things to be done but they can wait!
 
Have a great week and be fabulous!
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