Thursday, October 17, 2019

Seeing Double with Scrapbooking Global

Hello and Welcome to another fun Blog Hop with the Scrapbooking Global Group!!

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There are so many amazing creative people in this group - you are sure to be inspired many times over by the brilliant projects in the hop - keep going until you have completed the circle!!

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This month, the theme is Seeing Double - celebrating the double layout, or anything to do with doubles!!!  Our challenge was set by the amazing Delys Cram!  Thank you for the inspiration Delys!

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I've only ever done 1 double layout before, so this was really fun...... and challenging!!    I was wishing I'd printed more photos of the event to scatter all over the pages!!!

My feature paper is the totally delicious Christmas is Here DSP which is coming from 1st November!  I've loved it so much, I've nearly used it all!!  

The colours I've used for the page are Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.

I've stamped greetings/title from the gorgeous Beauty Abounds stamp set - I actually had it in my head that I would use more of this stamp set for some background detail, but in the end, I've kept the pages quite simple and used the DSP as the star of the show.  

I've fussy cut lots of the roses from the DSP - and used lots of the edge pieces to save covering up those gorgeous blooms!!

The background of both pages features the fun Mercury Glass Acetate with some Shimmery White Embossing Paste over the top using the brick wall Pattern Party Mask.  

I hope you've been inspired!!

Here's the link for the whole blog hop and participants.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lovely Layers on page 46 CTC#250

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Our Challenge is to CASE the Catty - to CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit or to Copy And Share Everything, and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues. 

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This week we are CASEING a layout from page 46 of the Holiday Catalogue. 
 I've CASED the layout from the cute pumpkin card on the right.  

I left my creation to the very last minute because I was waiting on my latest demonstrator order!  This was so that I could use this GORGEOUS DSP that is coming in November for you as part of the Christmas is Here Suite.  It's colours are traditional Christmas with a rose motif embellished with gold on the DSP - and it is sooooo pretty!!

I've stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays using the Golden Glitz delicata ink to create a Birthday card.

I've fussy cut a couple of the blooms for the inside of the card as well as the front.  

I hope you're inspired to join in with us.  Keep hopping all the way around the hop and see lots of inspiration from all of the team.  

Up next is the amazing Elizabeth and her project inspired by page 46 of the Holiday Catalogue!

We'd love you to add your project to our facebook challenge page, and join n the fun with our challenge as we CASE the layouts on page 46.  

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Moonlit Inspiration CI#65

Hello and Welcome to  our Colour Challenge!  What do you think of these impressive colours??  Were you inspired by the amazing Jacque?  Keep hopping all the way through and you'll see lots of amazing projects!!

Our Challenge Colours are inspired by amazing images found on pinterest, and then converted into Stampin' Up! colours.  

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This time the colours are:  Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite, Basic Black.

Hopefully you can see I've taken lots of inspiration from the image as well as the colours! 
 I've used Black Stazon with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and then watercoloured crazily in the background with the Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss and a touch of Gray Granite. I had a punched circle in the centre for the moon, but the watercolouring bled a little, so I've extended the wash over the edges to create a very soft looking moon shape in the background!!   I also stamped the water from the High Tide stamp set.

Over the top of the flowers, I've added some shimmery Crystal Effects for a bit of fun and texture.  The embellishments are the Epoxy drops and some Blackberry Bliss twine wrapped around the whole art panel.  After LOTS of angst and worry, I decided that I LOVED the card without any greeting!!  (Because it was way too hard to work out where to put one!!!).

Up next on this deep colour hop is the lovely  LeAnne our guest designer.  She has created a stunning card to inspire you!!  

We'd love you to join in the fun with us too.  Simply use these colours in a project and add it to the lineup on our facebook challenge page.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

World Cardmaking Day with Toile Tidings CTC249

Did you know it was World Cardmaking Day yesterday on 5th October 2019?? 
What a brilliant way to celebrate a love of papercraft and sharing that love with others.  We created a bunch of cards to donate to our local hospital and had a fabulous time!! 

We ended up making 55 cards to donate - everyone made a card to keep and a card to donate so there was lots of amazing creative fun in the room!!  

I feel so honoured to part of a creative enterprise that gives to others in so many ways.  Isn't it always a thrill to receive a handmade card - either in the post or in person??  It's a hug made from paper!!  

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

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy and Selectively Edit.  Our challenge is about CASEING from our Stampin' Up! catalogues which are chock full of amazing inspiration.

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This week, we are CASEING from the Toile Tidings chapter of the Holiday Catalogue - pages 6-11.

I have CASED this pair of simple and cute tags on the left of the photo on page 9.

My tags are somewhat longer!!  I've added one greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  They are created using the fun Toile Tidings DSP and coordinating Ink and Cardstock in Real Red and Garden Green.  The ribbon at the top has been tied with some bakers twine and a little bell.  

I'm making a whole bunch of these for the name tags on our project kit bags for our Cardmaking Retreat Day coming up.  So I'll be adding another strip of colour with names on every tag.  I love the little Christmas bell tied at the top of the tag - we'll have a very festive sounding Retreat Day with everyone jingling their little bags everytime they get out their project kits!!  Teehee.  

Up next for some more wonderful inspiration is Michelle and her gorgeous starry card!!

We would just love for you to join in the fun with us too.  Check out the Holiday Catalogue and that first chapter and see how you can be inspired!! Then add your photo to the lineup on our facebook challenge page!!  

Seeing Double with Scrapbooking Global

Hello and Welcome to another fun Blog Hop with the Scrapbooking Global Group!! There are so many amazing creative people in this grou...