Simply Graphic

A basket of die cuts

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! I hope that link works! My home wifi provider’s setting are currently limiting access to blogspot addresses so I had to be creative with my links. Hopefully they’ll resolve the issues soon!

Anyway, back to the challenge! The palette this week is brown, red, green and orange.

I used a selection of dies by Simply Graphic, Penny Black and the Ton Stamps for my take.

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Blue and Beige Vase

Hi everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the colour challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

I used a Taylored Expressions stencil for the oval and added die cuts by Simply Graphic and Altenew. The Altenew vase is cut from a piece of my beloved Basic Grey paper! The sentiment is from a very versatile Mama Elephant set.

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You’re Brilliant!

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with as much white space as possible and if you want to join with our optional twist, please add some stars to your creation! Our sponsor is Uniko.

I have a LARGE collection of stars dies…. I think it took me longer to choose the dies to use than it did to create this CAS card! In the end, I selected this fun star branch die by Simply Graphic and a Spellbinders star die. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set – I really wanted to use the phrase ‘You’re a Star’, but oddly I only have two stamps with that phrase and neither worked for my design!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Sue, who is quite new to blogging but has some lovely cards and stories on her blog – go check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

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Color Hues Challenge Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

I’m so honoured to be the guest designer over at the Color Hues challenge this fortnight! The colour palette this time is blue and orange.

I was so excited to see this palette – there are so many possibilities for this combo! I thought about a pumpkin scene but in the end I decided to use the gorgeous Fir and Foliage No 1 stamp set. I can’t believe I’ve had this set for ages but have never played with it! I used the palest three inks from the Altenew Warm & Cozy ink set plus a couple of brown distress inks for the trunk and branches as neutrals are permitted in the challenge. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks for my blended background panel. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

The Color Hues challenge team members have come up with some gorgeous inspiration – you can see all their cards on the blog. Hope you can play along!

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