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FRIDAY FAVOURITES – GOOD-BYE TO THE 2016-2018 INCOLORS!

Each year we say Good-Bye to the 5 Incolors that have been with us for the past 2 years.  Some of these colours become favourites.  It’s hard to let go of them.  This year we are saying Farewell to colours like Sweet Sugarplum and Dapper Denim!!  So for our final Friday Favourites for this current catalogue let’s look at these colours.

These little mini cards I made back in June 2016 to show the colours but I don’t know if I shared them on my blog as I can’t find the post now.  Here you are though.  They were using my favourite set at the time Swirly Birds.  (Note to self: I really must use that set again soon).

While these colours are nice I have really loved the Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum colours.  I have used them a bit.

Dapper Denim is a great colour for “boys” cards.  I couldn’t find the original post for this z-fold card below but it worked well for a special 40th card.

Another “boys” card using the Happy Birthday Thinlits with the Color Theory paper stack.

I cut 2 of the Thinlits for this one in black and one in white and when adhering them together I offset them slightly.  The white makes the Black ‘POP’.

Dapper Denim even for a wedding card.  So elegant!  This one uses the Floral Themes set.

Sweet Sugarplum – what a lovely shade of colour.  Using a short lived bundle back a couple of years ago, Thoughtful Branches.  

One with the Sale-A-Bration 2017 set Avant Garden.

Sweet Sugarplum worked well with Peekaboo Peach. 

Another Swirly Bird card.  I heat embossed the swirls with White Embossing Powder before sponging over the colours.

We won’t miss Flirty Flamingo as that is now coming back as a core colour.  That’s pretty exciting!

Have you got these colours?  What is your favourite?  Now have you stocked up on your cardstock, ink refills, inks etc.  If you haven’t you better get on to it.  Some of these items have sold out already but you might be lucky.  Please don’t go looking for them after the 31st as you might not get them.

You can order them in my online store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: XQZEJREH  Thank you.  I do appreciate your order and be sure not to mark it anonymous or I can’t send you a little card and gift to say Thanks. 🙂

This is the last of Friday Favourites for this outgoing catalogue.  Don’t worry I think I will be back with Friday Favourites for the new 2018 Catalogue.  Not long now to wait!!!  I’m getting excited that you will be able to see it soon.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

Have you received your 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue yet?  If you haven’t got one and you are in Australia then you can request a copy from me by completing this form -> HERE. 

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ELEVENTH HOUR STAMPING FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #20!

I had a little time this afternoon to make a quick card for the Colour Inkspirations #20 Colour Challenge.  I usually don’t stamp on a Monday with other commitments on but in between them and phone calls I got some stamping in just in time for the challenge to close.  These were hard colours this round and I wasn’t sure what I would do.  This card changed a few times along the way.

Firstly, the colours: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.

They look so pretty in the picture don’t they but I don’t often work with such heavy colours.  And I don’t use Always Artichoke.  I don’t even own the inkpad for it!  I used the Stampin’ Write Marker.  Here is my card.

I dusted off the Swirly Bird set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for this one.  The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  I dusted that one off too. 🙂

To finish the card I added a touch of Paper Doily under the Banner with a strip of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon.  And for the “bling” factor I added a small dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and some adhesive Pearls.

So I have posted it just in time.  If you want to check the other cards out or join in these challenges yourself then head over HERE.

Jenny

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SINGLE SWIRLY PINWHEELS!

I had to play with the Swirly Bird set again and make some more pinwheel cards.  They are so fun to make.  This time I made single Pinwheels and made some different colours.

Swirly Pinwheels - Group

I will show you them individually.  First one is Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise.

Dapper Denim Swirly

Next one is Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy.

Wild Wasabi Swirly Pinwheel

This next one is Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.

Sweet Sugarplum pinwheel

To make them I simply cut a piece of Whisper White card with the Banners Framelits and then stamped the pinwheels in the colours.  I sponged the edge of the banner.  At the top of the banner I embossed a small strip of the colour card with the Boho Chic Embossing Folder and wrapped around some Thick Black Twine.

The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings and I stamped over some Whisper White card with the swirls from the stamp set.  The centre of the banner is an adhesive Rhinestone that I have coloured with a black Sharpie.

You can see the original Swirly Pinwheel card I made a couple of weeks ago in THIS post if you had missed it.

Go and make some pinwheel cards yourself.

Thanks for visiting.   I hope your weekend is going great?? 🙂

Jenny