Sunday, 15 May 2022

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge



Hello and welcome to the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop for May!

This month we are creating projects using a sketch as a guide. A sketch is a great way to start creating if you are stuck or need something in a hurry. The sketch we are using (below) is a fantastic sketch as you can go with a simple card or make it more detailed and elaborate.




 I have created a very simple card using the He's the Man suite from the Annual Catalogue. The Designer Series Paper has 2 of each 5 double sided papers plus 2 sheets of die cut images! I have used one of the die cut images plus a piece of one of the double sided paper.




  1. Start with an Early Espresso card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut the piece of DSP with the BBQ images to measure 10cm x 14.3cm and glue to the card front
  3. Cut a piece of Cajun Craze card stock to measure 5.5cm x 7.2cm
  4. Cut a piece of Crushed Curry card stock to measure 4.8cm x 6.5cm and glue this to the piece of Cajun Craze card stock
  5. Glue the die cut piece with the flame and BBQ tools to the top of the Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze layers
  6. Use DImensionals to pop the layered piece up on the bottom right of the card front



I enjoyed using this suite and look forward to making more projects with the products. It is so quick and easy to get a card made using the die cut pieces and I am happy with my masculine card. I never have enough masculine cards and when I saw this beautiful suite and its images I knew I had to have it. 

Up next on our Sketch 101 Blog Hop is the very talented Karen Egan.
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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Sketch 101


Hello and welcome to another inspirational Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!

Each  month a group of creative friends from all over the world get together for this Blog hop and create to a theme. Below is an image of where we all reside across the globe. So good to have a lovely bunch of crafty friends getting together each month!




The crew have been creating with a Sketch this month - see below. I love sketch challenges as they are a fantastic lace to start when you are new to stamping or stuck for an idea. This sketch is gorgeous and will suit most stamp sets you have.




I have created my card using the beautiful Happiness Abounds Bundle This is such a beautiful Bundle and so easy to create with.



  1. Start with a Basic White card stock measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut a piece of Fresh Freesia Card stock to measure 9.5cm x 12.8cm
  3. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 9cm x 12.5cm. Use the detailed die to die cut the centre of the card stock. Glue this piece to the Fresh Freesia layering piece on an angle and leave to dry
  4. On a piece of Basic White card stock use Blending Brushes to colour the card stock in Fresh Freesia Ink. Then stamp the two large blooms in Fresh Freesia and die cut using the coordinating die 
  5. On a piece of Basic White card stock use two Blending Brushes to colour the card stock in Granny Apple Green and Evening Evergreen Ink. Blend leaving brighter and darker areas. Then stamp the two different sets of leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and die cut using the coordinating die
  6. Assemble the flowers and leaves on the Basic White die cut piece and adhere with Glue and Dimensionals
  7. Adhere the layered pieces of the card front t the card base
  8. Cut a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock to measure 10cm x 2.5 cm. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 10cm x 2.3cm. Stamp the sentiment on the Basic White piece in Fresh Freesia ink and then glue both layers together. Place a Dimensional on each end and adhere to the centre of the card
  9. Tie a 20cm length of Linen Thread in a bow and adhere to the left hand side of the card with a Glue Dot
  10. Secure three White Classic Matte Dots around the blooms


I hope you enjoyed my Happiness Abounds card. It was fun to make and I love using the Blending Brushes to colour as it adds such softness when coloured lightly.

Up next on our blog hop is the lovely Rochelle Laird-Smith.

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Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you are being creative this week!

Colour INKspiration #121


Hello and welcome to my blog post for Colour INKspiration #121.

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, 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. Make sure that you answer the joining questions. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

This months amazing inspiration image was chosen by lovely crew member Rose Packer. And it is such a beautiful image of mother nature and the colours found during a storm.




I went straight to the On The Horizon stamp set as it was perfect as I wanted to recreate the scene from another angle using birds instead of a clap of lightning. Here is my card for this challenge.





  1. Start with a Gorgeous Grape card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 10cm x 14.3cm
  3. Use Blending Brushes to create the background. The order starting from the top is Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade then Gorgeous Grape. I coloured almost half of my page in Gorgeous Grape to put the trees half way up
  4. Stamp the trees, birds and reeds at the bottom in Memento ™ Tuxedo Black ink and adhere this layer to the card front
  5. Cut a piece of Basic Black card stock to measure 6.5cm x 1.2cm. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark™ ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. Adhere to the card front below the trees using Dimensionals



I love how my card turned out and enjoyed the process of blending ink immensely. It is very satisfying!

I hope you are enjoying your week and have found time to get creative too!

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Colour INKspiration #120


Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration #120!

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, 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. Make sure that you answer the joining questions. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

This months inspiration image was chosen by crew member Jan Clothier. It is a gorgeous image and the colours are so very beautiful together.



I have chosen the soon to be retiring Sweet Ice Cream Bundle and Stitched So Sweetly Dies for my project this challenge  I felt the green colours would make a great mint ice cream. My favourite!! I love the font of the Happy Birthday sentiment too.



  1. Start with a Basic White  card stock measuring 21cm x 14.9cm
  2. Cut another piece of Basic White card stock to measure 10cm x 14.3cm for a matt layer
  3. Cut a piece of the Shimmery White card stock to measure 12cm x 9cm. Wet it with water using your Water Painter then use Polished Pink ink to completely colour the piece. Se aside to dry before die cutting with a Scallop Rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  4. Die cut the label from the Stitched So Sweetly Die set in Basic White card stock
  5. On Basic White card stock stamp the cone base in Crumb Cake ink then the cross hatch in Crumb Cake. Stamp one Ice Creams in Soft Seafood and the other in Just Jade. On the Soft Seafood Ice Cream stamp the Sprinkles in Just Jade. Punch out all three shapes.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White card stock then fussy cut close to the letters
  7. Run a 13cm piece of the Misty Moonlight cotton ribbon across the front (in landscape) of the Basic White Matt layer and secure at the back using Tear n' Tape 
  8. Adhere the Polished Pink Scallop Rectangle to the card front using Dimensionals
  9. Pop the label up on Dimensionals and adhere to the centre of the card
  10. Use Dimensionals to connect the cone to the two Ice Creams and pop this up on the label layer
  11. Adhere the sentiment across the front of the Ice Cream using Dimensionals at each end and glue in the centre
  12. Secure three of the Iridescent Rhinestones to the label layer
  13. Tie a 12cm length of both the Misty Moonlight Cotton Ribbon and a 12cm length of the Silver Elegant Trim in a bow and adhere to the right hand side of the card using a glue dot



Many thanks for visiting today. You are appreciated!

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