Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Colour Inkspiration #78

Hello and Welcome to a gorgeous Colour INKspiration challenge!  

The colours this time are awesome!  And I love this photo of the boots!  I'm hoping someone creates a card using the cute boots from the Under My Umbrella stamp set!!  As I don't have this set, I've gone for a vintage shabby chic look - these colours just give that vibe to me!! 

I've used a new stamp set from the upcoming catalogue - Tasteful Touches - and it is a REALLY popular stamp set from the Catalogue Pre-order from many Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  One of our perks is to be able to order NEW goodies the month before they go live to customers!!  Woohoo!!

I've stamped the flowers using the Blushing Bride, and then coloured them in with the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker.  THEN, I stamped the flowers again using Early Espresso onto vellum, and cut them out and mounted over the top of the coloured flowers for a very subtle look.  What do you think??

I've masked the flowers and stamped the fernery and background image using Gray Granite.  And then I went all out with the texture theme and used Shimmery embossing past tinted with Blushing Bride and the Decorative Pattern Masks to create extra background detail!!  At first, I wasn't too thrilled with all the crazy busy, but it's growing on me!!  

The inside of the card is almost the same as the front - except for the extra texture from the embossing paste!    I hope you've enjoyed my fun texture exploration, and that you're inspired to have a go with our challenge too.  Use these colours, and then add them to our Facebook challenge page here.  
Colour Inkspiration

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Week 2 CTC#270 the last favourites!!

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit or to Copy And Share Everything, and we love to CASE from our Stampin' Up! catalogues.  

This week, we are CASEING our favourite dies and punches.

One of my favourite Suites from the Mini Catalogue was the Parisian Blossoms Suite - the dies and papers are soooo pretty!  So I had to make a last card featuring the gorgeous Eiffel Tower.  I was inspired by page 17, but my card is actually a recessed panel card so I could feature more of the lovely designer series papers.  

And then, I just had to create a card featuring my absolute favourite die - the swirl!!  I just looooove swirls and really like using them in Scrapbook Pages mostly, but that doesn't mean I can't use it on a card too!!  This card is a gate-fold card.   


And then, while I was totally immersed in the Parisian Blooms groove, I created a final card featuring the starburst punch which is also retiring.  I found this punch very useful for a bunch of the Sharing Sunshine greetings from the Covid PDF fundraiser.  For more information about that, click here.  

So, my little play with those gorgeous Parisian dies became an all-out love fest of the papers and the suite!!  I hope you're inspired too! These cards will be all in my next Cardmaking Kit by Mail email coming this week - keep a look for it in your inbox if you are on my mailing list!!  If you want to be added, please email me here.  

Up next from our amazing design team is the fabulous Michelle and her gorgeous framed card.  

We really love it when you join in the fun with us too.  Just add your photo to the lineup on our facebook page here!!  

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Social Stamping - Animals!!

Hello and Welcome to another amazing blog hop with the equally amazing Kelly Kent.  

Kelly has put together a brilliant group of people sharing our creativity with Social Stamping.  This week the theme is Animals.  You can keep hopping all the way around using the links after each person, or you can see the whole blog list in the Host post above.  

I'm so lucky that I had to make a card for my nephew for next week, as I had NOOOO idea what I would make for this theme!!  

Cute little kid cards is not really my jam, but I had fun making this, and it came together quite quickly!! 

I've created a standard Z fold and fussy cut a bunch of dinosaurs using the Dinoroar paper to feature on the front Z.   (I hope he's still into dinosaurs!!!)  

I made 2 of these cards and his card has a giant number 6 on the front instead of an extra dinosaur.  

The cards are crazy bright and busy and fun too (I guess!) so I hope he likes it!!

I'm pretty sure these qualify for the Animal theme - even though these guys have been extinct for ages!!!!  

Up next is the awesome Sharni who always inspires!!!  

Make sure you keep hopping around everyone to see all the amazingness and enjoy the wonderful inspiration for this fantastic Social Stamping group.  If you would like to see the list of all the participants and their links, just head to the Blog Hop Host below.  

Thursday, May 21, 2020

An Interactive Scropbooking Hop with Global Scrapbooking group

Hello and Welcome to another amazing blog hop with the inspiring Scrapbooking Global group.

This is a group of scrapbookers who use Stampin' Up! products for our pages.  

Our theme this month is for an Interactive Page which is awesome!! But a huge challenge for me, as I like to have all my pages safely tucked away in my albums behind plastic to preserve them!!  

The designer of this fabulous challenge is the supremely talented Sharni.  
Thankyou for the challenge!!  

My page features an amazing new Stampin' Up! Suite from our new catalogue called the World Of Good Suite!  I love everything about it and have used quite a lot on my page. My interactive element is a secret pocket behind the main image in the top right corner of my page. 

My page celebrates our daughter's Investiture as School Captain earlier this year, but the secret pocket reveals that she ended up at the doctor on the same day and was really sick!!!  This was the perfect way to incorporate the whole story of the day, while still keeping the main event the star of the show on the main part of the page!  

I've used 2 new colours on this page - Cinnamon Cider and Misty Moonlight along with the glorious new Brass Foil - swoon!!  These have been included with my usual standby for school scrapping - Night of Navy!!  Having had 4 children through the same school, every year it's a challenge to try other colours as well as the usual Navy!!!  

This is our final year of schooling, (our eldest started school in 1999) so I'm incredibly glad the World of Good suite happened along for me to use it for some school pages.  

The World of Good Memories and More cards have some fabulous images and sayings for life journeys!!  

Up next on this amazing hop is the fabulous Heike from Germany.

The list for all of the blog hop is here:

Colour Inkspiration #78

Hello and Welcome to a gorgeous Colour INKspiration challenge!   The colours this time are awesome!  And I love this photo of the b...