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Just keep it simple!

Hi everyone,
When thinking about what to do for a challenge over at Stampin' up Colour Challenge, I realised that sometimes we just overthink it, or make it complicated.
I can sit for hours playing with this embellishment, this colour combo or that pattern paper trying to get it just right. Sometimes, if we go back to basics, we find simplicity, and room for our creations to just breathe and speak for themselves.
The challenge was One colour, One stamp and One sentiment and white if you want.
So my first take was to use colour on white. 

Beautiful Day stamp to the rescue as it allowed me to add some more colour - I used the new Balmy Blue. The card had that serene feel that I was after and I was able to add some Wink of Stella to give it a bit of bling!
I still got to stamp, I still got to colour, and I still got layers!  Simples!
So then I tried my hand at white on colour!
This time using the Botanical Bliss stamp set for both my stamp and my sentiment. I love how the white "pops&quo…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Linda Cullen

We are blog hopping with Linda Cullen today!! 
I found plenty of inspiration over at her blog -

She has so many posts of beautiful projects I found it hard to just stick to one to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit)! So I did three!!!

The first one I saw, the colours just popped from the card. 

I changed up the colours, using two of the new colours - Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green and the base is Sea Foam.  The embossing folder I used was Lovely Floral.  This is a dynamic folder, meaning it makes a nice deep impression and can be used Emboss or Deboss (upside down) - this is how I used it.

I used the Botanical Bliss stamp set for the flowers, vines and sentiment which were all heat embossed in white.

I loved all the elements in this next card - the patterned paper, the embossing and the matching stamps.

I turned mine 90 degrees and, even though I was all ready to add an emboss image, I ended up leaving it off.  It could do with a couple of Glitter enam…

SU Colour Challenge for JULY

Stampin' Up Colour Challenge JULY #SUcolourchallenge
What a vibrant choice of colour we have for this month! Included is one of the new colours - Gorgeous Grape along with Night of Navy and the zing of Lemon Lime Twist.
I had a couple of ideas in mind, but went with this floral card using the Perennial Birthday set. 

I stamped all the images onto separate card and cut them out.  Then I placed them in the formation I wanted and added some stamped images straight onto the card around them.  I put some cut outs on top of the stamped image to give depth.
I added some stamped off "dots" to the centre before stamping my sentiment - also from the set.  Some of the flowers hung off the side, and I thought I would leave them rather than trim them off.   I mounted the floral panel onto Lemon Lime Twist and, with some dimensionals, I added to my card front. I finished it off with Wink of Stella to the flowers, allowing it to "smudge" the colour a little
 I know a lot of people have…