Class projects, Concord & 9th, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Mar 2023 – Concord & 9th

This stamp, stencil and die set from Concord & 9th was wonderful – I’m a beach lover from way back, it’s my personal ‘happy place’. Just sitting and listening to the ocean waves crashing on the beach makes my body and soul feel instantly less heavy and at peace. So with that in mind, this class was one that I really enjoyed immensely.

Things I enjoyed:

  • Obviously the theme in general – gotta love anything related to travel and the beach … it’s a win/win in my book.
  • I loved the colour scheme, which is very different to past classes – I loved that we got to try some of the new ink colours that were released soon afterwards. I always love how we get to sample some of the ink cubes as part of the kit – something I look forward to every event, because the Concord & 9th inks are marvellous.
  • I love how everything in the set went so perfectly together, and that we used pretty much every element in the kit on our cards.
  • I’ve started creating cards for charity and they’ve asked for thinking of your cards in particular, so this sentiment is going to be super handy going forward!
Challenges, Concord & 9th

Facing my Craft Roulette fears

This was made in honour of the creator and host of Craft Roulette to support her recovery from surgery from across the ditch.

This project in itself shows how much Craft Roulette has meant to me since I started card making. I’m one of those people who sits shaking in a corner of the room crying when I see robots and purse cards on the wheel because they stress me out, BUT I voluntarily made a purse – along with a robot tag – in team orange colours just to cheer Mary on in her recovery. Now I need to recover myself 😂😜I used weekender handbag dies from @concordand9th and a robot stamp from Lawn Fawn.

And just because I can, I’m sharing this in a few blog challenges as my first time using these dies and really stretching myself as a paper crafter.

Use Your Stuff – faux or real stitching challenge

Make it Monday – something new challenge

The Sisterhood of Crafters – something new challenge

Challenges, Concord & 9th, Paper piecing, Using scraps

Quilting birthday

This card was actually for the previous Craft Roulette challenge that I entered just in the nick of time – but it’s perfect for the Time Out Challenges this week, also just in the nick of time 😉 The challenge was using the photo inspiration of a beautiful sewn zippered pouch, and I automatically went to the sewing/quilting aspects of this die set.

A couple of days late in posting, but the parameters for this card for Craft Roulette were:

  • Project: Birthday card
  • Colours: 3 bright and cheery
  • Element: Pot(s), pan(s), or bowl(s)
  • Random: Block(s)

Supplies used:

  • Geometric Quilt Top dies by Concord & 9th
  • Sew Lovely dies by Concord & 9th
  • In Color 2022-2024 patterned papers by Stampin’ Up!
  • The bowl was created using a coordinating die from Choose Grace and embossed with the Petite Flourish embossing folder, both by Gina K Designs
  • Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky cardstocks by Stampin’ Up!
  • Kraft and silver cardstocks by Gina K Designs
  • Happy birthday hot foil sentiment from Perfect Sentiments by Pinkfresh Studio

It’s up in the air

I created this card to submit for the ‘It’s up in the air’ challenge over at Simon Says Stamp, and it’s also day 3 for my 100 Days Project – only 97 to go 😉

Supplies used:

  • Magical Day stamps and dies by Concord & 9th
  • Whatever pink ink was still on my blending brush for the unicorn (both light and dark shades)
  • Concord & 9th inks in Honeysuckle, Grapefruit, Sprout and Oceanside
  • Crystal Rainbow Confetti by Studio Katia
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Delivered – Concord & 9th

The class with Cathy Zielske and Concord & 9th was the first class of the Sunday sessions, and I was still awake when it started live – it was 1.30am here in Australia. I was so excited to be able to watch a class live, and even managed to create along with Cathy and finished my cards during the class – the only time that happened throughout the event. Such an awesome class and products!

Some things I loved about this class:

  • The pace for me was perfect and I managed to keep up.
  • Cathy is always fun to watch with clean and simple cards that pack a punch.
  • I adore the pop up dies and the stamps – I love everything about these products, and I’ve already used them since the event! 💙
  • I’m new to Concord & 9th and loved having the opportunity to try the inks too – the colours are scrumptious and so luscious to use.
  • I love that I made cards in class for the first (and only) time.

All cardstock and inks were supplied by Concord & 9th for the class, which was so great to see and play with another brand, and great colour choices too.