Wednesday 26 April 2023

Colour INKspiration #142

Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration #142!!

We have a wonderful colour palette for you for this challenge. Green is my favorite colour and I have taken this opportunity to make a masculine card.

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.

Ichosethe lovely Greaest Journey Bundle for my project. A perfect bundle for your projects for those that love the outdoors and cycling.This bundle retires at the end of this month.

  1. Start with a Shaded Spruce card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Using Shaded Spruce ink stamp the stars around the edge of the card front
  3. Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock to measure 13.2cm x9.2cm
  4. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 13cm x 9cm
  5. On the Basic White pieceof card stock stamp the trees in Soft Succulent and Shaded Spruce card stock
  6. Use the Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend to fill in the grass area before stamping some of the grass images in Shaded Spruce. Glue this to the Shaded Spruce matt layer before adhering to the card front using Dimensionals
  7. Die cut the two tent pieces in Smokey Slate and Basic Black and the figure and stick in Basic Black. Glue the tent pieces together and adhere all to the card front using Dimensionals
  8. Stamp the sentiment in Smokey Slate ink on Smokey Slate Card Stock. Trim using snips to create  banner before adhering to the card front using Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you join us for this challenge.

  1. Product List 
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper Snips

Monday 24 April 2023

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - 2023 Annual Catalogue Pre-Order

Hello and welcome to the April Stampers Showcase Blog Hop. This month we are creating with products purchased during the 2023 Annual Catalogue Pre-Order. I love preordering products and enjoy the early release for Demonstrators before a new catalogue.

With the new ctatalogue comes a core colour refresh this year as well as the five new In Colours. I love seeing the new colours each year. Stampin' Up!® truly have an amazing ability to be on trend with colours. Something I love about the company, so clever. With the colour refresh happening I focused on tpurcvhasing the new inks, card stock and Stampin' Blends. I chose only two stamp sets and have combined both for my project for this months hop. The Countryside Corners Bundle and Lasting Joy stamp set. I wont include links to products this time as they are unavailable until 2 May 2023. I have teamed Night of Navy with the new gorgeous Bubble Bath, the most gorgeous pink!

I have created the centre panel by stamping images from the lasting Joy stamp set before Die Cutting using the Countryside Corners Dies. I stamped the Countryside Corners stamp in Versamark™ on Night of Navy card stock before sprinkling with white embossing powder and setting with the heat tool, using the die cut to cut out at the stitched edge. 

The coordinating Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder for the background layer. so beautiful!!You will love the coordinating Designer Series Paper all in blues too. The DSP reminds me of Liberty fabric that I adore. The Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon is continuing in the new catalogue and felt this was the perfect addition along with threeIridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the centre panel.

I hope you like my pretty card and the colours that I love together. 

I have been kept out of the craft room as I have ongoing Tendonitis in my right wrist. This has lasted over 5 months, frustratingly. I have a new puppy called Maggie. Here is a picture of her helping me create this afternoon in the craft room by keeping me company and demanding treats. She is a very sweet natured girl who has settled well into our home. She is a Groodle and is 12 weeks old currently.

Please click on the link below to go to the next blog hop for more inspiration from the new Annual Catalogue!

Thanks for stopping by today. You are appreciated.

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Double Challenge

Welocme to the April Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. 

This month we are celebrating our 4th Anniversary of this Blog Hop. Boy,  that is a lot of Blog posts and creativity shared by a lovely bunch of friends. I love hopping with this friendly group. Below is an image showing where each of us live around the world. I live in Australia. You may have arrived here from my lovely friend Jan, from New Zealand. 

This months Challenge is a Double Challenge. We are creating a project that makes us think of Spring and also showing off a technique. I decided on the glorious True Beauty Bundle and to show off how to create two toned blooms using Stampin' Write Markers.

  1. Start with an Mossy Meadow card base measuring 21cm x 24.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut another piece of Mossy Meadow card stock to measure 10.2cm x 15.1cm
  3. Cut q piece of the DSP to measure 10cm x 14.3cm and adhere to the matt layer using glue and then to the card front using Dimensionals
  4. Die cut the largest tag in Basic White card stock
  5. Using Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Write Markers ink up the floral spray and stamp. This was made easier by the retired Stamparatus. Die cut the bloom and adhere to the tag using Dimensionals
  6. Cut a 10cm piece of the Burlap ribbon and put it through the hole in the top of the tag. Cut a 10cm length of the white twine and tie it in a bow at the top of the tag to keep burlap in plac. Trim bith burlap and twine
  7. Adhere the tag to the card front using Dimnesionals
  8. On a small piece of the Mossy Meadow card stock stamp the sentiment in Versamark™ink, sprinkle with whiteembossing powder and set with the heat tool. Die cut the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die or use trimmer to trim. Adhere to card front using Dimensionals and glue
  9. Secure three of the Gold irridescent pastel gems on the tag around the bloom

Up next on this months blog hop is the wonderfully talented Rochelle Laird-Smith.
Make sure you click on the next blog button below to keep hopping.

Thank you for visiting my blog post today. Have a great day!

Product List
Heat Tool
Paper Snips