Sunday, 11 June 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello and welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop for June!!

I cannot belive it is June already. The year is flying by and that the new Annual Catalogue has been around for over a month. This is what I enjoy about blogging. Looking back on what was the latest stamp set at that point in time and how my projects have changed. It is like revisiting an old good friend.

This month the team are making a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe image below. This is a really fun way to create and I chose more than one line. Firstly I chose Blue, Splash and Circle and then decided to add Shadow, Shine and Twine! I was adding some Wink of Stella to my fish and the area he comes out of the water to create a Shine and Splash. Then felt the need to add the twine so I thought it may as well be on an angle for this project and popped a darker layer of the die cut fish to create a shadow. And, Hey Presto all bases were covered.

Here is my card using the Gone Fishing Bundle and Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper. The blues in the DSP were perfect for my card front and I felt it represented the water so beautifully.

A stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies worked perfectly and I stamped it all over before using the die cut to make ripples in the water and a hole for the fish to pop out of. I popped the fish up on Dimensionals and coloured it with Wink of Stella as well as the die cut area where the fish comes out of the water. The Boho Blue Twine worked amazingly with this project and I like it on an angle.

Unfortunately it is difficult to see the sparkle of the wink of stella, but it is on the fish and the stitched circle. THe congrats sentiment is from the Gone Fishing stamp set and I have used a die from the All That Dies to die cut it. I think it works well with the sentiment.

Up next on our blog hop this month is the wonderfully talented Ann Krucek. Click on the Next Blog button below to head to her blog post.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to use the Tic-Tac-Toe image to create a project yourself. Have a great week! 

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Monday, 29 May 2023

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - 2023 In - Colours

Hello and welcome to the May Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!

This month we are showcasing the new 2023 -2025 In Colours. These earthy colours are simply stunning. A perfect addition to your colour collection as they are all beautiful and work with so many colour palettes.

New In Colours are Copper Clay, Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve and Pebbled Path. Don't you just love these earthy tones!

I decided to use the amazing Timeless Arrangements Bundle from page 67 of the Annual Catalogue. This sweet bundle is a joy to use as some of the intricate dies are attatched to a strip of card within the die cut piece. Much easier to glue these die cut pieces where you want them to go. Such a great innovative addition to these dies. 

To make it easy I cut out two of the white sentiment labels and glued the intricate pieces to the back one before attatching the front sentimaent label. So very easy to work with. 

The Moody Mauve Jute is easy to work with and looks great against the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder. The In Colour Dots in Moody Mauve were the perfect finishing touch for my card. So pretty!

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I hope you have enjoyed my project using the wonderful new In Colours. They look fabulous together and with other colours from both core and In Colour colours. 

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Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Colour INKspiration #144

Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration #144. The amazing crew have some fabulous projects to share with you this challenge!

The crew would love you to join us for one of the challenges! 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 have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. 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 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. Make sure that you answer the joining questions. We can't wait to see what you create with 
these gorgeous colours.

Here is the fabulous inspration image chosen by crew member Cathy Pinchbeck. The image is from this web page 

I have been wanting to do something colourful with the Alphabet ȧ La Mode Dies. They are just so perfect for any project requiring letters. A fun way is to have them in different colours. I just use Adhesive Sheets to help them stick to the cardstock and a ruler. Super fun and super easy.

The birthday sentiment is from the Two Tone Flora stamp set with happy removed. The beautiful sheer ribbon is folded over at the left hand side to create the left end. I think it looks good this way and won't fray hopefully. I added some Basic Rhinestones to bring out the silver in the sheer ribbon

I hope I have inspired you to make something colourful today or join the Colour INKspiration Crew and join in the challenge. 

Have a wonderful week!

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