Concord & 9th

Featuring Concord & 9th products

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my lovely American friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day!

We don’t have a thanksgiving celebration here in the UK, so I rarely use thanksgiving sentiment stamps  – it seemed appropriate to do so today!

I paired an older Hero Arts sentiment with a Concord & 9th die for this card which is NOTHING like the design I had originally thought of! For one thing, that original design had yellow texture paste on a white background!! But when I accidently dropped my die cuts on some brown card stock, I love how it made the colour pop so I rethought my whole design! This card came together so quickly after that!

I’m going to enter this into the current Color Throwdown challenge which has a wonderful autumnal palette this week – yellow, orange, red and brow.

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Day 14 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year.

The sponsor for Day 14 was Concord & 9th – another company I love! They always seem to come out with the most innovative products! Unfortunately, I only appear to have one Christmas set, but it contains a fabulous tree and some wonderful bold sentiments.

I loved Tenia Nelson’s tag – especially the background. I’m not sure how she created it, but I decided to make something similar using my Distress Stains. After stamping the sentiment and the tree, I added some white chalk paint and glitter for the snow.

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Autumn colour

Hi everyone!

The Color Throwdown challenge has another fabulous colour combination this week – rust, green, orange and aqua! They were such fun to play with and I ended up creating two cards!

I used Impression Obsession’s background fancy leaf stamp with distress inks for both cards. For the first card, I trimmed down the background to fit a card base and simply added a rectangle of vellum and a Memory Box sentiment die. I added a few sequins to finish it off.

For the second card, I embossed a piece of cardstock using a Spellbinders embossing folder. I cut my stamped panel with an Essentials by Ellen die and then added a Concord and 9th sentiment.

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Starting to feel like Autumn

There’s definitely a touch of Autumn in the air! Leaves are beginning to fall and I think that the days are feeling a little shorter.

For today’s card, I used the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, but instead of 3 die cuts, I chose a Memory Box stem die with three seed heads. Hope this is OK for the challenge!

I created a background panel using some distress stains and then added a Concord & 9th sentiment to finish it off!

I’m also entering this into the current Memory Box challenge which has the theme ‘falling for fall’.

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Wherever you go….

Hello Everyone!

The theme for the current Less is More Challenge is ‘your perfect holiday’… I was originally thinking of palm trees/beach scene – great fun, but actually not my idea of MY perfect holiday! I don’t mind a few beach days, but I do love exploring on holiday! I want to get on a plane and spend my vacation exploring a city or marvelling at some amazing landscape….. I couldn’t really find a stamp which summed up all that, so settled on the fabulous Concord & 9th globe greetings set. They stamp so well with the distress oxide ink and I just love that little plane!

I added a background that I created for a splatter challenge a few weeks ago and then a sentiment from a Fiskars that I’ve had for ages!

I’m also entering this into the current Where Creativity meets C9  challenge – ‘anything goes’.

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Masked bird

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards. This fortnight’s theme is ‘Masking’ and Stamplorations is our sponsor.

I absolutely ADORE masking – it is one of my favourite techniques and one I use a lot, especially for one layer cards – this cute owl card was so much fun to create, as was this stencilled card.

For my card, I used the fabulous ‘G’day Mate’ stamp set – a collaboration between Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson. I love the colours in this month’s Ellen Hutson Pinsights Challenge so I used some of them when colouring the bird. I then masked off the image and used the My Favourite Things Radiating Rays Stencil to create the background. To finish off the card, I used a word die from Ellen Hutson together with a Concord & 9th stamp and a few glittery stars!

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by Guest Designer Maria from White Mood. She has some amazing creations on her blog, so please drop by her site!

I’m also entering my card into the current Ellen Hutson Pinsights challenge.

I hope you’ll play along with us over at AAA Cards and have as much fun creating with this technique as I do!

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