Wednesday 28 April 2021

Colour INKspiration #98

Hello and welcome to my blog post fr Colour INKspiration #98!

The crew have some gorgeous projects to share with you for this challenge. Have a look at the beautiful inspiration photo chosen by crew member Jan Clothier. I love this image and it was fun to decide which stamp set to use with this challenges colour palette. It is a stunning image!

The crew would love you to join us and play along with the challenge colours! 

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.

For this challenge I have used the stunning Hand Penned Petals stamp set coming soon in the new Annual Catalogue. The catalogue goes live on May 4. If you would like a copy and don't have a demonstrator make sure you get in touch, If you are a customer of mine I have a copy for you.

  1. Start with a Tray Granite card base measuring 21cmx 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut a piece of Gray Granite card stock to measure 10.2cm x 14.5cm
  3. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 10cm x 14.3cm
  4. On the piece of Basic White card stock stamp the floral image twice in Memento™Tuxedo Black ink in the top left corner and the bottom right corner
  5. Stamp the images that fill outlined image in ink colours as shown in photo of card. I coloured the stems in Pear Pizazz using the Pear Pizazz Stampin' Write Marker
  6. Glue the stamped layer to the Gray Granite piece measuring 10.2cm x 14.5cm
  7. Run two strands of the Gray Granite Bakers Twine (Available in the new catalogue) around the bottom third of image and secure at the back with Stampin' Seal +
  8. Pop these layers up using Dimensionals and adhere to the card base
  9. Stamp the sentiment on a small piece of Gray Granite card stock in Versamark™ ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with the heat tool. Trim down to create a rectangle with your paper trimmer and secure to the left hand side of the twine using Dimensionals
  10. I have completed my card by placing three  Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel Dots around the flowers. (These dots are retiring at the end of the month)

Many thanks for visiting my blog post today. 

I loved creating with the challenge colours!

Have a creative week!


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Monday 26 April 2021

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop | Annual Catalogue Pre-Order


Hello and welcome to the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop for April 2021!

This month we are showcasing products from the new Annual Catalogue. As a perk of being a demonstrator we are able to pre-order selected products before the new catalogue goes live. You are absolutely going to love all the new products the crew are going to use for their projects this month and the new catalogue is going live on May 4 2021. So, make sure you have everything on your list in the current catalogue before it finishes. 

I couldn't go past these sweet Puffins from the Party Puffin stamp set available to pre-order. These fun little critters are so easy to work with and just need a little colour to make them come to life.

  1. Start with a Pool Party Card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to measure 9cm x 13.3cm and stamp the candle images in Pool Party ink across the centre with the card stock in landscape position
  3. Stamp the two Puffins and the cake in Memento™Tuxedo Black Ink on Basic White card stock and colour all three with Stampin' Blends - listed below in products. Fussy cut all three images out with paper snips
  4. Use dimensionals to place these images over the top of the stamped candles
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark™ink, sprinkle on White Stampin' Emboss Powder and set with the heat tool. Die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die and use dimensionals to adhere to the right hand side of the card
  6. Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the top layer of the card to the card base

This card was so very easy to create and you could colour in with Stampin' Blends, Watercolour Pencils or Stampin' Write Markers. I hope you like my fun card for this months theme. There are some amazing new products in the new Annual Catalogue.

Next up on this months hop is the very talented Susan Simpson. She will have something amazing to share with you. Please click on the next button below to go to her blog post.

Many thanks for stopping by today!

I hope you have great week 😊

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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Around the World on Wednesday | Monochrome Rainbow Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog post for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!

This month we have a fantastic theme.

The Monochrome Rainbow Challenge!

The crew have each created with a selected colour depending on their time zone to create a rainbow across the world. 

How fabulous is that!

My time zones colour is orange so I have decided to showcase the new In Colour Pale Papaya that will be available with the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue in May. I have also created with some new products that will also be available in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. I am so excited to share these new products with you.

I have created my card using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle 
and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder. 

I started with a Basic White card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm

Then I cut another piece of Basic White card stock to measure 10cm x 14.3cm and ran this through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder

I used Pale Papaya ink and a Blender Brush to colour a 11cm x 11cm pice of Basic White card stock.

I created the sweet frame using the Layering Squares Dies. Placing a straight edged square die inside a scalloped square die before die cutting a piece of Basic White card stock. Using mini dimensionals, secure to the Pale Papaya coloured piece and trim down to fit

Die cut the pretty floral spray from the Penned Flowers Dies using Basic White card stock. Glue this to the Pale Papaya layer

Secure a piece of the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon around the top third of the Embossed Bark layer and secure at the back using Tear n’ Tape. Glue the embossed layer to the card base

Glue the framed square layer over the top of the ribbon using glue. Then make a small bow using the Pale Papaya open weave ribbon and secure it to the right hand side of the framed layer with a glue dot

Stamp the sentiment in Pale Papaya ink on Basic White card stock and die cut with the small circle die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. Use a dimensional to secure to the sentiment to the bottom right hand side of the frame

I hope you like my Card for the Monochrome Rainbow Challenge. It was the perfect opportunity to use the beautiful new Pale Papaya In Colour.

Make sure that you hop around the globe and see the beautiful rainbow that the team have created this month. You are definitely going to be inspired by the gorgeous projects.

Next up on the hop is the lovely and talented Rochelle Laird-Smith please click on the next button below to head to their post

Below are the links to each team members blog post!

Thank you so very much for visiting today. You are appreciated!

Have a wonderful day!


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