Thursday, October 21, 2021

Scrapbooking with TAGS!! Scrapbooking Global blog hop

Hello and Welcome!!!

Today I'm hopping with this Ah-Mazing group of scrappers as we Tag It!!

This theme was inspired by the amazing Sharni who's work is ALWAYS spectacular!!

Once again I've created a super busy page!!  Photos and tags everywhere!!

When I was thinking about the tag theme, I decided using the lovely Hand Penned memories and more cards would work perfectly!!  They have lots of lovely words and tag-like elements that I've cut out and added gingham ribbon and white twine details.

So, because my starting point was the Hand Penned memories and more cards, I then thought about the colours I would use which coordinate - off to the catalogue to look at the colours listed next to the Hand Penned designer series paper, looked at my photos and decided on Cinnamon Cider, Basic Black and Basic White as my starting point - and the tags would do the rest!!  

I also thought, well, what else is there in the Hand Penned suite that would work?  And out came the Penned Flowers dies to cut some white and black elements to pop under photos for extra texture.  

My tags were made in a variety of ways - some fussy cut from the memories and more cards; some were the stickers from the memories and more cards; and some were cut using the Tailor Made Tags dies.  I've used these dies to cut some of the memories and more cards as well!!  

All of my tags feature the super cool gingham ribbon and a bow tied from white bakers twine.

I also decided to do a little background stamping using the Hand Penned stamp set and Black Stazon ink.  

Up next is the super awesome Denise.

Here's the list of everyone on the hop in case you get lost along the way!!

If you love tags, then you'll LOVE this great kit for Christmas!!  Click here to see it all!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Celebrating the gorgeous Autumn colours

Hello and Welcome!!  

This is a gorgeous blog hop celebration the glorious colours of Autumn....... which I just looooooove!!

This hop gave me the perfect opportunity to try a new fold introduced to me by one of my team members!!  After my Retreat Day this weekend, I'll make a video creating this fold - so be sure to stay tuned to see how I made my cards!!  

I've also managed to have a play with some brand new goodies coming next year - they arrived in my craft room just in time!!  These cards feature the lovely Blessings of Home stamp set, Flowers of Home dies, and the lovely Heart & Home designer series paper.  I bet you're super excited to see what else is coming next year now!!

I've used a combination of Cajun Craze ink and cardstock along with Cinnamon Cider cardstock and ink to create my Autumn tones.  I've sponged onto Very Vanilla cardstock for extra colour on my stamping too.  This card also has some flicks of Wink of Stella for extra glamour.

My second card features the lovely Merry Melody embossing folder instead of stamping for the 'book' part of the card.  Again this was sponged and stamped with Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider inks.  

My book marks were made using the Tailor Made Tag dies layered together tied with some Pale Papaya sheer ribbon and Gold shimmer ribbon.    I frayed the gold shimmer ribbon so it became lots of gorgeous strands.   

I hope you've been inspired to give Cajun Craze another look (I've heard people say they never use this colour!!) as I think it's a gloriously rich and luxurious Autumn colour!! 

Up next on our richly coloured hop is the talented Sue.

Here's the list of everyone in the hop in case you get lost along the way!!

You can order the lovely Merry Melody embossing folder by clicking here to head to my online store!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Bundle Inspiration pages CTC#340

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 and we love to CASE from our Stampin' Up! catalogues which are packed with inspiration!!

This week, we are CASEING from the Bundle Chapter in the Mini Catalogue.

I've CASED the cute Happy Holly Days bundle on page 67.  I have actually CASED this little card before and you can see the post here.   This time, I used the image as my starting point to create a sweet embellishment on a Kraft Gift Box.  I've stamped the lovely bird and holly from the Happy Holly-days stamp set and fussy cut them out.

The colours was all done with Stampin' Blends in Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake.  I've stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler.  

I've also featured the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler metallic ribbon and some Champagne rhinestones for extra bling!!  

Make sure you keep hopping around for lots of inspiration.  Up next is the marvellous Rachel!!

You are ALWAYS invited to join in with our challenge - click here to go to our Facebook challenge page!!  

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Nature's Harvest for a Colour Challenge.

Hello and Welcome!!  

Tonight I'm joining in a Colour INKspiration challenge!!  This is a marvellous challenge using amazing images and inspiring great Stampin' Up Colours!

The colours this time are: Crushed Curry, Pool Party Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso.  

And I thought they worked perfectly with the awesome Nature's Harvest bundle.  In fact these lovely earthy tones with the Pool Party highlight would work with most foliage images I think!!  

My card is a fun z fold and I've used the awesome Cork paper for the front and inside of the card.  I've used Cinnamon Cider for the stamped flowers, and also for the blending on the edges of my stamped panels.  The flowers were coloured just a little bit with a Crushed Curry watercolour pencil for a little extra definition.  I've also stamped a couple of 'artistic blobs' using Pool Party !! 

I just love these gorgeous Harvest dies that come with the Natures Harvest stamp set!!  I've finished off these lovely Crushed Curry and Early Espresso die cut foliage with a sweet little sheer Pool Party ribbon knot.  

I think this is one of those bundles that lend themselves to so many different creative projects!!  It's currently on backorder at the moment, but be sure to check my online store by clicking on the image.  When you purchase both the stamp set and the dies, you receive a 10% discount which is marvellous!

I hope you're inspired to join in our fun Colour Challenge!!  

Click here to go to our Facebook challenge page and get crafting!!

INKspired to join the challenge? 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 Basic 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. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Scrapbooking with TAGS!! Scrapbooking Global blog hop

Hello and Welcome!!! Today I'm hopping with this Ah-Mazing group of scrappers as we Tag It!! This theme was inspired by the amazing Shar...