Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Colour INKspiration #61

Holland welcome to my blog post for the Colour INKspiration Crew Challenge for CI#61

Just look at the beautiful images below for inspiration for this challenge.

The colours for this challenge are Gray Granite, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Mint Macaron.

I decided to create a feminine card with these colours. 
I have used the Band Together Bundle to create my card. I love the delicately detailed labels that are in this bundle.

I brayered the Stitched Rectangle Shimmery White Card stock piece with Mint Macaron Ink and then sprayed Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with Isocal over the top to create an extra shimmery effect. I then stamped just the flower image in Mint Macaron over the top of this.

Both the Mint Macaron ribbon and Polka Dot Tulle were threaded through the band label before placing the sentiment on top. The sentiment is in Gray Granite ink and popped up with dimensionals.

I hope you feel inspired after reading my post.

Make sure you click the next button below to hop over to the amazingly talented Julia Quinn!

Have a great week and I appreciate you visiting my blog!


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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Creating Kindness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I was asked earlier in the year to be a guest designer with the Creating Kindness Blog Hop. I was delighted and accepted there and then. It is truly an honour to have my work hopping alongside such awesomely talented and beautiful people. Pinch me as I think I am still in shock. I would like to thank the Creating kindness Design Team for inviting me to be the guest designer for August 2019.

I love the name of this design team. And creating kindness is on the top of my list whether creating or sending a card. Or even helping others to create and learn. A card in the mail always makes the recipient feel appreciated. I also love to get together with my amazing team and watch them Create Kindness and share in there own special way. They are wonderful ladies I am so happy to call friends.

The theme of this hop is Music! 

I love music and going to live concerts or festivals. Those that know me well know that I have a varied taste in music. I always listen to music when cleaning my home as this makes the job much more enjoyable.I often sisng along whilst I am creating too! The neighbours might not be so happy about the bad singing though!

So, this challenge really appealed to me. Then I set out looking for inspiration in the Annual Catalogue. I found it in the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper sheet music. The beautiful colours and vintage feel was perfect for this challenge.

I have been wanting to say a special thank you to a friend who has supported me amazingly since becoming a demonstrator. She is someone that loves music and plays an instrument too. So I thought this would be perfect for her.

I love making frames out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I glued the DSP onto a piece of Mossy Meadow Card Stock to stabilise this frame before cutting it out with the Big Shot™.

The Magnolia stamp worked beautifully with the Mossy Meadow DSP. And the Bird Ballad Key Trinket the perfect little accent. You could say that this card is quite a fusion of different suites in the Annual Catalogue. And that is another reason to love what Stampin' Up!® has done so beautifully the Annual Catalogue!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today I would love it if you would visit here again. You can subscribe to my blog by placing your email in the subscribe section to the right of here. It certainly would be appreciated by me!

Next on this fun hop is the amazingly talented and lovely Lou Keitzleman!
Please make sure  you click on the click here image below to go to her post. Then hop all the way around. The creations are amazing!

Blog Hop Participants
1.    Leonie Stuart- GuestDesigner – Australia
2.    Lou Kitzelman– Australia
3.    Danielle Bennenk– Netherlands
4.    Marcy Denning– Canada
5.    Sara Levin- USA 
6.    Paula Dobson– New Zealand
7.    Cheryll Miller– Australia
8.    Jenny Hall– USA
9.    Jay Soriano– UK
10.  Tanya Boser– USA

Have a great week!


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Monday, 29 July 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Masculine

Hello there and welcome to my blog for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!

This months theme is Masculine. This is the perfect theme as my Brother is having his birthday soon. He loves to be in his garden and works at a nursery, so I enjoyed creating with the Peaceful Place stamp set and my Stampin' Blends. I really enjoy colouring with the Stampin' Blends and with my Storage by Stampin' Up!® they are always close at hand.

I started with a Early Espresso card base measuring 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half.

I then cut a piece of Soft Suede card stock to 10cm x 14.4 cm. Then a piece of the wood design form the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 9.8cm x 14.2cm. I glued this DSP to the Soft Suede. I cut a piece of the Hessian DSP to 10cm x 2.5cm and glued this to the centre.

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to 7.5cm x 10cm. First I rubbed the card stock with the Embossing Buddy. I stamped the image in Early Espresso using the Stamparatus. Then, without moving the stamp or card stock, I cleaned the stamp with the Simply Shammy, then stamped the image in Versa Mark™. I heat embossed the image in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with the heat tool. I have done this so that the image would not "bleed" ink as I coloured it with my Stampin' Blends.

I used the Stampin' Blends listed at the bottom of this post to colour the stamped image. To get a softer look for the larger tree on the left I used Mossy Meadow ink and a Sponge Dauber to create a softer look to the leaves on the tree. I sat this aside to ensure all ink dried before assembling the card.

I matted the stamped image with a piece of Early Espresso measuring 7.8cm x 10.2cm. Then a piece of Soft Suede card stock measuring 8.2cm x 10.6cm. I glued the Very Vanilla image to the early Espresso then the Soft Suede to the Early Espresso.

I ran the Linen thread around the Hessian piece of DSP twice and tied it in a bow on the left hand side with the Key from the Bird Ballad Trinkets.

I then popped the stamped image and  layers up on dimensionals and attached to the centre top of card. 

I have included a photo of the inside of the card. I stamped the sweet Squirrel and coloured him in as he was so cute! I stamped this and the sentiment in Early Espresso And that is my card! just coloured the Squirrel image with my Stampin' Blends. 

I hope that I have inspired you to create something today. I find it so relaxing to focus on creating a project for a particular subject and find that what I have in my mind is never what I end up with.

Make sure that you visit all the participants blog posts for this Blog Hop. I love getting inspiration from these creative folk. They never cease to amaze me with their talent.

Next in this months Blog Hop is the amazing Mo Rootes. Please click on the next button to go to her blog post!

Before I go I want to let you know about 2 current amazing offers from Stampin' Up!®

Do not forget about the Bonus Days offer that ends on the 31st July. For every $90 spent (before postage and handling) you will receive a $9 voucher to spend in August! WOW! That is a great offer!

There is also a bonus of $111 extra when you join Stampin' Up!® in July and August.
I certainly would love you to become part of our amazing team. You do not have to demonstrate unless you want to. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get a discount on all future purchases.
Contact me for more information.

Thanks again for reading my post!

Have a great week!


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