Inkspired Bloghop #83 - Tropical Escape


Hello and welcome to another Inkspired Blog-Hop! I'm so happy you joined us! If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Kozue Smith who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the sketch.


This weeks sketch

I have used the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper and a sentiment from a really versatile Stamp set called "All Things Thanks" It really is such a fantastic stamp set. I'm not sure if it was wishful thinking that got me creating with this beautiful paper this week as I really feel in need of a holiday.
Bora Bora? Maldives? Turks and Caicos? Bali? No matter the tropical destination of your choice, this paper will put you into a traveling mood in no time!

My Card

I kept my card simple this week as I have had lots to do! The SUBTLE Embossing folder is the best ever..... Totally in love with this one. Very card I have made this week has this as a background. Thanks Teneale for bring it to my attention as I can't do anything without it. LOL
The beautiful detail of the embossing folder is not seen from the picture in the Catalogue so be sure to  put it on the wish list.     


After using this beautiful paper this week I found myself studying the bundle a little closer and yep another bundle made it to my already large order as our Holiday Catalogue was available for demonstrators to pre-order. I just love everything about the holiday season and creating beautiful Christmas cards to give to family and friends. If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a copy as soon as it is released just email or call to be put on the list. Hope you feel a little inspired by the calmness of this card and can take a well earned break too! 
Now it is onto the lovely  Maree who has just promoted to Silver Elite this week.
Congrats on your Achievement. Well Done..... 
 I can't wait to see her creation and seeing what everyone has made.


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INKspired Bloghop #82 - You are Wonderful

Hello and welcome to another Inkspired Blog-Hop! I'm so happy you joined us! If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Kozue Smith who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the sketch. 


The Sketch for this week


I have used the lovely Natures Poem Designer Series Paper and a sentiment from the beautiful Rooted in Nature stamp set. It really is such a fantastic stamp set. I am loving this set just as much as the Lovely as a Tree set that has been a long time favourite for many stampers. What's really great with this set is it is designed to co-ordinate with the Lovely as a Tree. stamp set and comes with 12 matching Dies which is awesome if you struggle  "like me" to fussy cut. 


My Card
I was a little stumped with the sketch at first this week but know I wanted to showcase some of the beautiful DSP (Nature's Poem) which co-ordinates with the Rooted in Nature Bundle so beautifully.
I started with a piece of Crumb cake cardstock which I often use as a base. Definitely one of my favourite colours. I also added an extra piece of crumb cake to the Base. I used this piece to build my layers on! This allows me to wrap and thread or ribbon to the base colour and it looks finished. A little tick I learnt from Miss Teneale.... 
I then layered a piece of the Nature's Poem onto some Vanilla and popped it up with some Stampin' Dimensionals. I love layers and adding dimension to my cards. The Linen thread was was wrapped around the extra piece of card base. 
I then used the same piece of DSP but turned it over and used the other side which is stunning. It has leaves on it and the lovely linen look too. "LOVE IT".
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of whiter white and yes "Fussy cut it"... LOL 
added it to a piece of vanilla cut out with the lovely Stitched oval Framelits. It added another bit of dimension.. 
To finish off I added a piece of gold foil cut out using the scalloped Square Framelits and gold and glitter leaves from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

A close-up Shot of my card.


Now it is onto Maree and I can't wait to see her creation and then seeing what everyone has made.







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INKspired Bloghop #81 - Rooted In Nature


Hello and welcome to another Inkspired Blog-Hop! I'm so happy you joined us! If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Renee Lynch  who I'm sure has inspired you with her amazing card. 


The Sketch for this week

This week I have used a lovely new stamped set called Rooted in Nature and it's comes in a bundle with matching Framelits Dies. There is 16 stamps and 12 dies. You can check it out on page 143 of the Annual Catalogue. If you would like to purchase it all you need to do is click my shop now button to be directed to our online ordering.

My Card



I started with my tree and varied the colours by sponging directly to the stamp using Tranquil Tide and Old Olive. To make my tree appear bigger than it is I cut the trunk so that it was just below the sentiment. I wanted to raise the tree up more but need to show that it was sitting on a Circle ( Part of the Sketch) using the stitched Circle Framelits dies.


Look at the textured background! I am TOTALLY obsessed with the subtle Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (thanks Teneale for bring it to my attention) LOL. It adds such a softness to the Cardstock. I layered a piece of the beautiful Nature's Poem DSP to a strip of Whisper White Cardstock and stitched it using the sewing machine. I found the stitching to be a bit of a challenge but was happy with the end result. 


Next Up is Allison McLeod

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Inkspired Bloghop #80 - Sweet Baby Bundle


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


This Weeks Sketch


I am in love with this new Stampin Up Sweet Baby Bundle on page 89 of the Annual Catalogue. I The images and sentiments in this set are just adorable! Below is my card using this sweet little Stamp set and the new Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper from the Subtles colour collection pack. This paper pack is such fantastic value. The paper is simply gorgeous, the stamp-set and matching Bouncing Baby Framelits are must-haves and you get 10% off purchasing them together as a bundle.
Trust me you are going to want them both!
I love how this card turnout using crumb cake cardstock and the pretty soft pinks from the subtles collection. I hope you like the card, let me know what you think!

My Card


Look at this little bundle of cuteness! I stamped the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock with Black Memento Ink, and colored it using my powder pinkInk Pad and an Aqua Painter. For the Baby's wrap I stamped onto some Blushing Bride Cardstock. The little headband I coloured using my watercolour pencils. To create some depth to the card I have fussy cut the Baby, Wrap and headband and layered them onto the stamped image. It was a really quick and simple little card to make. 
Now lets hop over to see what the lovely Allison has created for us. 
Thanks for Stopping By...... 


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Inkspired Bloghop #79 - Share What you Love!

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

This weeks Sketch

I am in love with this new Stampin Up Share What You Love Suite of products. 
Below is my card using the beautiful new DSP (Designer Series Paper) which is available for you to purchase from the Share What You Love Suite in the annual catalogue. This is a fantastic bundle and the colours are all so beautiful. The paper is simply gorgeous, the stamp-set(s), are must-haves and the embellishments are delightful. This suite is in honour of Stampin' Up!'s 30th year anniversary and they have outdone themselves. I love how this card turnout using the DSP.  I hope you like the card, let me know what you think!

My Card


For my card I used Mint Macaroon and Black to highlight the beautiful DSP.
I have stamped the Beautiful You stamp onto the DSP and out it out before layering onto the Stamped image.  


Now lets hop over to see what the lovely Allison has created for us. 
Thanks for Stopping By...... 

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Global Design Project #139 | THEME: JUST A NOTE TO SAY


Welcome to my Blog. 
This week I have used the beautiful Pressed Flowers (Hostess stamp set) from Stampin'Up! to create my "Just a Note to say" Card. I love playing along to the Global Design Project and again (as always) this super talented team have provided wonderful examples for us to get our creative juices flowing...



Even though it is a theme card this week, I had lots of fun playing with different colour combinations for my card and totally love all the new colours Stampin'Up have included in the Colour Revamp..
They are all so beautiful. I total love with the Ink pad too! 

There are so many great projects in the New Annual 2018-19 Stampin' Up catalogue and over the next few months I will be casing some of my favourite designs. Stampin' Up! has done an amazing job putting all the current trends into their ideas book (Catalogue) for us....... 

The beautiful cover of our catalogue even has a bit of a luxe feel to it.  If you would like your very own to keep and don't have a Demonstrator I am more than happy to post it out to you. All you need to do is Subscribe to my News Letter to receive your free copy.....

My Card


How pretty is this colour combo. I have used my favourite of course Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and a new colour from the Subtles collection called Soft Sea Foam. I think I like it more than Mint Macaroon which is back in the colour revamp....
I know it's teasing but you only have a couple more days to wait. The new catalogue goes live on the 1st June. (Woo Hoo)
I have the longest wish-list ever...... 

Front view


This Stamp set and card  example can be found on page 226 of the Catalogue.
Stampin'Up! provides these examples for us to get creative.
I used the template and only changed the colours, Sentiment and Embellishments.
The sentiment is from the Better Together Stamp Set which can be found on page 16...
There is also a little sneak peek of DSP in the background. 

Thanks for Stopping By..... 

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Global Design Project #137 | Colour Challenge

Welcome to my Blog. 
This week I have used the Stampin’Up! Crafting Forever stamp set to create my "Thank You" Card ...
I had lots of fun using the colour scheme from GDP! 


The colours for my card were inspired by Global Design Project #GDP137






I started by stamping the image of the pens on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cutting them out. Next I used a combination of Markers and Stampin' Blends to colour the image. I love this colour combination of Melon Membo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.
I'm definitely a layers girl as you can see but even with the layers it was a really quick and easy little card to make.
I have used dimensionals to raise both the large piece of Whisper white & pool Party piece to the card base and the DSP to give some extra dimension to the card.  I really love how this card came together.
Thankyou for stopping-bye. I hope you can play along to this colour challenge too!
Have a wonderful week....
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