Inkspired Blog hop #77



Hello and welcome to another Inkspired Blog-Hop!  I'm so happy you joined us!
Be sure to visit all stops to see what the other team members have created to share with you. You may have arrived here from the very talent Teneale Williams (who again has created an awesome sketch for us all to play along too) and I'm sure she has inspired all with her super amazing card.

It has been a very busy time for me this week having just got back from On-Stage in Sydney
Where Demonstrator around the globe gathered for the unveiling of the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue, which is available to customers during the month of May.
This year was even more fun with Stampin'Up! celebrating it's 30th Birthday. I just love getting sneak  Peeks of all the new products and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Stampin"Up! has everything happening that's on trend including some new colours.....
If you want to know more or would like to join my team please drop me an email or phone for more info...


This week's sketch is lovely as always, so thanks Teneale for all your efforts.. 

 This Weeks Sketch


For my card I wanted to create a soft look for a mother's day card. I started with Crumb Cake as the base and added some layers using a pretty pink and some Calypso Coral. I also used the beautiful Ruffled Embossing Folder which didn't show up very well in my badly taken photo..  

My Card 

I can tell you that the Stitched Framelits will appear again. "Yippy" 
(I love the framelits and used them on just about every card I make) 
Don't forget to look at the Framelits for the Beautiful Bouquet as a bundle as I think it and extra 10% saving........

Side view


For the flowers I sponged them with Calypso Coral ink 
making some lighter and Darker to create a 3d effect. Not sure I really achieved it. LOL
Over all I was happy with my finished card but ran out of time and 
light to take a good photo....
Now it's onto the lovely Allison and I'm sure she will wow us with her creation too! 

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Inkspired Blog hop #76 - Southern Serenade


Hello and welcome to another Inkspired Blog-Hop!  I'm so happy you joined us!
Be sure to visit all stops to see what the other team members have created to share with you. You may have arrived here from the very talent Teneale Williams (who again has created an awesome sketch for us all to play along too) and I'm sure she has inspired all with her super amazing card.


This Week's Sketch... 


For my card this week I have chosen the Southern Serenade stamp set which is available in the Occasions Catalogue and honestly have to say I totally skipped over this set at first. There really is so many fantastic sets in this catalogue that I didn't put it on the top of my already long list of must have's. Last week I was asked for a bundle of cards which included Mother's Day, Birthday's, Get well and Sympathy etc but this time I was asked to include some sayings. On looking closer at this beautiful set I just loved the sayings (and Font) included in this set and the added touches of lace.... 

Picture of what's included in the set. 
I must say I took my inspiration from a card that Teneale had created early this year using the Beautiful Lavender Set from the Sale-A-Bration booklet which is almost over for another year, so hurry and place your order of $ 90 Australian dollars to earn free a free stamp set.


My card Creation

I love how this card came together. Ok I didn't get the machine out and sew the ribbon but think it look pretty just the same. I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum and added a strip of the Petal Garden DSP which I sanded the edges to get a softer effect. 
Another little trick I learnt from Ms Teneale some time back... 
Two of my favourite colours combo's are Crumb Cake and Vanilla because you can add almost any other colour to them to create a softness. I stamped the flowers and sentiment in memento ink and added colour using the light and dark Pink Pirouette Blenders and the light and dark Old Olive. I also added a touch of gold foil for the scallops and used the Very Vanilla Lace Trim to create the look of stitching. Then I added a little piece of Linen Thread to finish the card off. Next Up is the lovely Allison and I can't wait to see what she has installed for us this week.






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Inkspired Blog hop #75 - Happy Easter



Hello and welcome to this week's Inkspired Blog-Hop!  I'm so happy you joined us!
Be sure to visit all 5 stops to see what the other team members have created to share with you. You may have arrived here from the very talent Teneale Williams ( who creates all the fantastic sketches to play along to) and I'm sure she has inspired all with her super amazing card.




The Sketch

One of the stamp sets in the Occasions Catalogue to first grab my attention was the A Good Day stamp set.  To some - upon first glance this set might not seem like a must have but let me tell you just how cute is set really is!

My Card


My card features the sweet little Bunny from the set. The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock with a Crumb Cake Polka Dot top layer (using the Polka Dot Textured embossing folder). The main layer of the card was created using the Memories & More Card pack. I layered it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock after using the largest square Stitched framelits to create a rectangle piece to fit the Sketch. To create the rectangle I ran it through the Big Shot half way then turn it around and ran it through the other way. The Bunny and sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede and I added a bit of colour to the Bunny using my Pink Pirouette Stampin Blends Marker. I added a little bit of Linen thread to finish off the card.

Side View


My card this week is nothing fancy, but I hope you like it!
Next Up is the lovely Allison and I can't wait to see what she has installed for us this week.

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Global Design Project 128 | CASE the Designer


Hi and welcome to my blog. This week the Global Design Project is about " Case " which is casing the lovely Designer Steffi Helmschrott card. When I have some down time I love to play along to the different Challenges and GDP is one of my favourites. The team creates such inspiring creations to play along to and this week is no different with Steffi's Case. 

To "Case" simple means to copy and selectively edit" as the team puts it. So we can use any element from her card.  It may be the colours, the stamp set or the card layout.  I decided to use the card layout. I wasn't sure what size (measurements) she used for her card but I liked that it was a different shape from the standard card shape we often use , so after a few mishaps (Cardstock cut wrong) in the first couple of attempts to get the same shape (my card ended up measuring 13.5 x 9.5) folded in half length-wise. "It was a case of text a friend" to see what she thought the sizing might be. Thanks Lou Lou  it worked. 


My Card. 



For my card I used the Timeless Textures Stamp set on page 154 of the Annual Catalogue. You can add texture and character to your cards and memory-keeping projects with this stamp set. It's very trendy and so gorgeous. I kept my card simple using Basic Black and smoky Slate. I felt it was a little plain and simple so added a little bit of colour using soft sky classic weave ribbon. I just love how everything coordinates so well with each other. Thanks Stampin'Up! for making it easy to be creative. The sentiment is from the beautiful Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. 
Thanks for stopping by! 

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Inkspired Blog hop #73 - Beautiful Peacock


Hello,
Welcome to the 73rd Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have arrived here from the very talent Teneale Williams and I'm sure she has inspired all with her super amazing card.  For my card this week I used the Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set from the Sale-a -Bration Catalogue and It could be your's for free if you order $ 90 dollars worth of product between now and the end of March. Hurry time is running out! Only 6weeks to go to earn some awesome free product from Stampin' Up!

The Sketch

I got some inspiration for my card from a card shown in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue (p7)
I wasn't sure about how the sketch was meant to look but this is what I came up with.
I cut out 2 pieces of vellum and a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the beautiful Square frame Stitched Framelits die. I then stamped the bird's body in Calypso Coral (Stamped off first to soften) onto the Whisper white cardstock. Then stamping the tail with versa Mark and embossing in gold.
The beautiful friend sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral full strength.  
To create the depth I popped the layered squares up with dimensionals. 


To create another Coordinating Background I used another stamp in the set which can be used on its own as I have done here randomly stamping all over the cardstock or it can be used to create an extension on the beautiful peacock's tail.  Next Up is the lovely Allison and I can't wait to see what she has installed for us this week. 



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Inkspired Blog hop #72 - Panda Party Valentine


Hello,
Welcome to the 72nd Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have arrived here from Barbara (Mumma Bear) and I'm sure she has inspired all with her amazing card.  Barbara's daughter is the super talented Teneale Williams who works hard creating awesome sketches for everyone to play along too! We will miss not seeing an amazing card from Ten this week due to other commitments. For my card this week I used the Panda Party.
I fell in love with the cute little Panda Party Stamp Set from the Sale-a -Bration Catalogue and knew it would be the first set I aimed to get for free. It could be your's too if you order $ 90 dollars worth of product between now and the end of March.

This week's Sketch.



I started by creating some background paper by stamping the hearts randomly over the Whisper White cardstock. I think they are perfect for valentines, don't you!
For the Stitching I used the Square Stitched framelits die and only ran it through the Big Shot Half way so not to cut into the side. I turned it around and did the same on the other side. Wella (Stitched rectangle). I then place a little piece of Real Red Cardstock behind and die the ribbon with Real Red ink to match.

My Card


Sorry the picture is not the best but it really looks super cute in real life.
I did the same thing to create the scallops using the Square Scalloped Framelits 
and a piece of Gold Foil. The Love is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
I fussy cut the little Panda and added a little Real Red Heart from the 
Brights Glitter Acrylic Shapes.
Next up is the lovely Allison and I can't wait to see what she has created for us!


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Inkspired Blog hop #71 - Beautiful Day Brusho Crystal


Hello,
Welcome to the 71st Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have arrived here from the super talented Teneale Williams and I'm sure she has inspired all with her stunning card and sketch. Teneale works hard creating awesome sketches for everyone to play along too! 


This week's Sketch.
I pulled out my new Brusho Crystal Colours and the Beautiful Day Stamp set from the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue to play a bit. I've never used Brusho before, it was a lot of fun and really easy to do!

I started by stamping the butterfly image from the Beautiful Day stamp set in versa mark ink on a piece of watercolour paper. I then sprinkled the image with White Embossing powder and heat embossed it. Next I added water using a Aqua Painter and covered the butterfly image with a good amount of water before sprinkling a little of the prussian Blue Brusho Crystals and the Moss Green randomly over the paper. I then took my Aqua Painter and blended the colours over the image and then let the panel dry completely. I then made the Butterfly the focal point using the Stitched Circle Framelits. 

My Card



I created the layering  pieces using Watercolour paper and Gold foil and the Ticketed Punch from Stampin'Up!. The cardstock is Dapper Denim and a piece of Myths & Magic Designer Series Paper.
I think the colours blended well together. I used the Labeler Alphabet Stamp set to create the Hello sentiment. This was a really fun card to make. Next up is the lovely Allison.


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