Friday, 16 October 2020

Don’t Stop Believing

 Hi there!

A quick post to share some cute Christmas cards that I created with the fun Don’t Stop Believing stamp set from the Mini Catalogue.

I really enjoyed colouring with the the Stampin’ Blends for both cards.

I have kept them fairly simple focusing on colouring. It was very relaxing! 

The stamp set is so sweet! 



Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Colour INKspiration #87

It is time for another fun Colour INKspiration Crew creation and blog post!

Another stunning inspiration photo too! I really love this colour palette!

I was recently gifted the gorgeous Jar of Flowers stamp set from a beautiful and dear friend of mine!

 I could not wait to start creating with this bundle!

  1. Start with a Sahara Sand card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 14.7 x 10.3cm for a matt layer.
  3. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 14.4cm x 10 cm and run this through your Cut & Emboss machine with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Then glue this to the Very Vanilla matt layer and then to the card base and set aside to dry.
  4. Stamp the Thank You sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Sahara Sand on  the right hand side of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock measuring 10cm x 2.5cm. Glue this to the bottom third of your card front and allow this to dry.
  5. Stamp the vase and sunflower images in Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card stock. Colour with ink from your ink pads. I squeeze ink onto the lid of the stamp pad then use a Water Painter to colour my images. I have used both Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie on my Sunflowers.
  6. Cut images out using Paper Snips and /or the coordinating jar punch then trim off the top of the vase.
  7. Wrap a piece of Linen thread around the vase and tie a bow in the centre at the front. Secure behind using Tear n' Tape.
  8. Use Dimensionals to pop both the vase and sunflowers up on the left hand side of the sentiment layer.

I really enjoyed sitting and water colouring the images form the Jar of Flowers stamp set. It was a very simple and quick card to create.

I hope you get to see all the crews creations for this challenge on our Facebook page here.

Hope you are having a good week. We have had all season this week here and I am hoping for some rain today for my newly established garden.

Take care!

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Monday, 28 September 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop -Fall/ Autumn/Halloween

Hello and welcome to my blog post for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop for September.

This month I have created an Autumn Thank You card. I have used the stunning Beautiful Autumn stamp set along with the Arrange a Wreath Bundle.

I wanted to create an earthy Thank You card and my starting point was the beautiful wood look paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper which had beautiful tones that coordinated with the rich colour Cinnamon Cider. Just perfect together!

  1. Start with a Cinnamon Cider card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm
  2. Cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock to measure 10cm x 14.4cm.
  3. Cut the In Good Taste designer series paper to measure 9.7cm x 14.1cm and flue to the Early Espresso matt ayer.
  4. Die cut two of the leaf wreaths from the Wreath Builder dies in Early Espresso card stock.
  5. On a piece of Whisper White card stock stamp the acorn and leaf images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set in Early Espresso ink and colour with the Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends. Punch out with the coordinating punch from the Autumn Punch Pack.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock. Fussy cut this sentiment using your paper snips.
  7. Glue the two wreath layers together and then pop up on the card front using Dimensionals.
  8. Glue the acorns and leaves around the wreath.
  9. Use Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the right hand side of the wreath.
  10. Pop the card front up on Dimensionals and adhere to the Cinnamon Cider card base.
  11. Tie a piece of Linen Thread in a bow and adhere to the bottom of the wreath  using a small amount of glue.

I hope you like my card as much as I do. I usually like to create soft and pretty cards so I challenged myself to create a fall card with the lovely wood DSP in fall colours.

Make sure that you head over to see what the talented Stacey Marsh has created for you for this challenge and then hop around to see everyones posts this month. It sure will be inspirational. Click on the next button to start hopping!

Have a fantastic week and thank you for visiting my post today!

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Colour INKspiration #86

Hello and welcome to my blog post for Colour INKspiration #86!

Some beautiful colours to play with for this challenge. My thoughts turned instantly to the sea and I chose the very sweet Whale Done stamp set for this challenge. The challenge photo was inspirational and I recreated the water droplets using the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones in Coastal Cabana.

Here is my creation for this challenge.

  1. Start with a Pacific Point card base measuring 21cm x 14.8cm.
  2. Cut another piece of Pacific Point card stock to measure 10cm x 13.5cm and use the large stitched rectangle die to create the stitched Pacific Point matt layer. Glue this to the card base.
  3. Cut the Whale of a time DSP to measure 11cm x 7.5cm and glue this on the top of the matt layer.
  4. Stamp the Whale in Coastal Cabana ink onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock and punch out with the Whale Builder punch.
  5. Stamp two of the large seaweed and one of the smaller seaweed in Shaded Spruce ink on Shaded Spruce card stock. Fussy cut these three images out with your paper snips.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink on a 1.9cm x 7.5cm piece of Whisper White card stock. Punch the left end of the sentiment strip with the Banners Pick a Punch.
  7. Pop the sentiment layer up with Dimensionals on the bottom right of DSP layer.
  8. Arrange the three seaweed pieces on the bottom right of DSP under where you are going to place the Whale.
  9. Pop the Whale image up on Dimensionals and place it over the top of the seaweed and the sentiment layer.
  10. Use three of the Coastal Cabana Rhinestones to create some little bubbles from the front of the whale.
INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you can make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group while the challenge is on. Usually each challenge lasts for 12 consecutive days. You can enter each challenge or just choose those that you want to participate in.  You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. Heads up there will be some easy to answer questions when you ask to join the group so make sure you answer to join in the fun. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Many thanks for visiting my blog today!

I hope you, your family and community are going well at this time.

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Have a great week!

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