Monday, 10 June 2013

My Mosaic Madness! CCMC255 & SSC51

A lovely, long weekend in Australia, and I have really been enjoying my extra free time!

My big, brown box of Stampin' Up! goodies from the upcoming New Catalogue release arrived just in time for my playtime today, and I chose to use the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary, together with the fresh, bright colours at Sunday Stamps.

I loved the fact that the new Specialty Designer Series Paper, Quatrefancy, has Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush (a new colour similar to Melon Mambo) and this piece of DSP is the same sheet showing both sides.

(I have to confess at this point, that I thought it was Melon Mambo, and used MM ink. I've only found out because I referred to the back of the pack to check the colours, and I don't know the difference after only playing for one day. But oh dear! I CAN definitely see the difference now, please forgive me?)

I should have just used Gingham Garden, it has Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight!

Trouble is, I was so keen to try out the Mosaic Madness stamp set and the matching punch, and that is why I rushed off to use the Quatrefancy DSP! I love to bits the way it all coordinates - thanks Stampin' Up!

I added a little texture with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder on a layer of Sahara Sand card, rounded the corners and attached it to a matching card base. The dimensionals were perfect to give some height to the punched shapes and the Apothecary Accents label, with the greeting, and then just a few Rhinestones.

Are you excited to see the new colours, stamps etc that Stampin' Up! has for us at the beginning of July?
Thanks for passing by,



  1. How how bright and happy! I loved how you used your mosaics down the middle of the touch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  2. I just love the shapes you used to follow this sketch! Great job thinking outside the box! Love the colors! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Great job combining the two challenge. I love how all the patterns on your card work so well together and I love, love all the Mosaics. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

  4. This card is just fabulous! Aren't you in love with that new mosaic set! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps, we sure hope to see you back again :)

  5. Great card! I love all the textures and elements you used. So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. I love the mosaics down the center of the banner...great look! How lovely to use both sides of the same sheet of DSP; all these mosaics look so great together! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Wonderful card, Rachel! I, too, love how everything coordinates together so well--the colors, textures and designs. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sunday Stamps!
    :) Marie

  8. I love all the texture you have happening here - so many wonderful shapes. You've done fabulously with the colours. Thanks for playing along with Sunday Stamps.

  9. Awesome card Rachel! So glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps! Haven't had a chance to order this set yet, but your card inspires me to order it now! Hope to see you back at Sunday Stamps.

  10. You're forgiven for mistaking the colours... hasn't everyone when they're excited about new product?! Regardless, your card turned out great! I love all the texture and detail you added and so glad you joined us at Sunday Stamps!


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