Inkspired Blog hop #73 - Beautiful Peacock

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

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

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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Inkspired Blog hop #70 - Confetti Celebration

Welcome to the 70th Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have come from Nicole, I'm sure she has inspired you with her stunning card.
I'm totally in love with the sketches that Teneale creates for us and again this week is no different.

This weeks sketch.
This week didn't quite go to plan. (Really).
With family coming over to enjoy a swim and BBQ lunch I was rushing to get the photos taken for the blog before light was lost. During the photo-shot I smelt Smoke. Panic set in and everyone was rushed out of the house and the local Fire Brigade was call.

The Aircon had been checked last week as it wasn't working and I have to admit, that I thought it was the cause of the fire. This is what I told the Fire Brigade "THE ROOF IS ON FIRE". I was reassured that the crew was on their way. I began checking everyone was out and accounted for.  Next was the moving of the cars, Out onto the street. The smell and smoke was getting stronger and stronger. I kept reassuring everyone it only a house and it could be rebuilt. " Really" my heart didn't feel as reassured. LOL

My little brother "The Hero " Johnny decided to take another quick look and discovered that the stove was left on and the Photographer "ME"  Had placed the DS paper on the Gas cook top that was still on. Within 5 mins the Fire Brigade had arrived and a very embarrassed "Me" had to explain my story.
All ended well!   Anyways onto this week's card. Even this I couldn't decide on,so I made three of them.  

First Card

I really love this set and felt it was perfect for the Sketch as it had a star. The sketch can be moved or added to as it's only a guide to help us create. I had seen this set used before (I think it was in one of the Stampin' Up! Magazines. I added the Gingham ribbon and changed the colour.
I have also had a play with some of the New product from the Occasions Catalogue that's now live. Love this one its super AWESOME.

Card Number 2

This is the second card that I made using the Magical Day Stamp set and the Myths & Magic DSP on page 37. It's super cute. Love it.

Card Number 3

This set is really one of my favourites. Its called the Fruit Basket and the paper is called Tutti Frutti DSP. It also comes with a itty bitty punch set. Tots Love it. There is just so much fantastic stuff to chose from this time. If you would like a catalogue email me and I'll get it out to you..  

The paper that caused all the problem!!!!!
A big Thanks to the NSW Fire Brigade for the quick response and reassurance. 
They do an amazing JOB. 

next up is the super talented Allison. can't wait to see what she has created for us!

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Global Design Project # 119 Home For The Holidays

                    Hi Bloggers, today I'm sharing the card with you that I have made for the
                                             Global Design Project -

The spirit of holidays brings hope & exciting new beginnings! As we step into a New Year I wish you all a super -duper fun filled year loaded with happiness, success & prosperity.

I'm excited to be able share my card with you as the 3D Eclipse card is the hottest technique right now and for good reason - They are super easy and might I add "Addictive too!

Any die cuts will do for this technique but I have found the Large Letters and Numbers Framelits are ideal. I have seen this technique done lots of different ways and I have wanted to give it ago for a while now. You can create your own background by stamping a image or keep it simple by using any of the lovely Designer Series Paper from Stampin'Up!

How Too:
  • I started with a Piece of the Year of Cheer Speciality DSP as it was perfect for this little number. As I mentioned before you can create your own background if you wish.
  • Line up your letters to create your word - or in the case of my card (the Numbers) and run them through the Big shot. Remember to keep the centre bits from the zero and the number 8. You'll see why later. 
  • I also used a piece of Silver Foil and ran the numbers through again and Whisper White x 3.  The Whisper White was used to created depth to the numbers by gluing the 3 layers together.
  • Using the same coloured colour base (Bermuda Bay) and a sponge daub add hints of colour to the DSP.
  • Apply foam adhesive strips to the back of the Silver foil numbers and stick back to the card front.  Now glue down the centre piece for the zero and the number 8 to give continuity to the numbers.
  • I used a piece of the new Whisper White 1/4" (6.4mm) Organza Ribbon which can be found in the up coming 2018 Occasions Catalogue on page 23 "Love it" and ran my dauber inked in Bermuda Bay across it to colour it the same as the base cardstock. 
  • Embellish and you're done!
  • Year of Cheer Speciality Paper is perfect for this fun technique  not only because it is super lovely but it's thick which is perfect for this technique.

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Inkspired Blog hop #69 - This Little Piggy's Christmas

Welcome to the 69th Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have come from Renee, I'm sure she has inspired you with her stunning card.
I'm totally in love with the sketches that Teneale creates for us and this week is no different.

Here is the sketch!
This week I have used the "This Little Piggy Stamp set from Stampin'Up! I won this set at one of the Stampin'Up! events a little while ago and haven't used it that often. For my Christmas Card this year I wanted to create a little humour and my little piggy was perfect. This little piggy is so adorable and so is his friends in the set! Using the sketch I've framed him using the Stitched Square framelits and added a santa hat using the season's punch. For the sentiment I used the Merry christmas wording from the Merry Patterns Stamp set. I did have a little trouble creating the little scallops. I used the Square scallop framelits and couldn't remember how to create a longer strip "Which I might add I have done before"... 

My Card

 Thanks for Hopping by, Next up is Allison

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Global Design Project # GDP113 Fruit Basket - Sweetest Friend!

Hi Bloggers, today I'm sharing the card with you that I have made for the 

Work commitments haven't given much time to Craft recently but last weekend I took timeout to attended OnStage which was being held in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast. I tots love attending these Events as we get to see lots of Up coming Products. So the card I have made is a Sneak Peek of the Fruit Basket Bundle. 

products I really love these colours used in the Challenge but never expected them to work so well with this little bundle. It just shows that with Stampin'Up! it's easy to get creative.The Tutti-Fruitte Suite includes the Fruit basket Stamp Set, the Itty Bitty Punches ( Pack of 4) and a load of other goodie that all coordinate with it. If you would like to be one of the first to get your hands on the New Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, all you need to do is sign up for my News Letter. If you have been thinking of Joining Stampin'Up! " there is no better time  then during Sale-A-Bration" Freebie+++

How cute is this little set?
I have used some of the DSP and stamped some of the fruits using the Itty Bitty Punches to layer the fruit in the bowel. I know " Shock I know- but I even  enjoyed fussy cutting out some of the small pieces of fruit on the paper. LOL
I'm sending this card to a very special friend to say thanks for always being there to help me out. I hope she likes it! I wanted to keep it clean and simple. I do love how the colours came together on this card using the fruits.

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