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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Global Design Project #136 | CASE the Designer



Hi and welcome to my blog. This week the Global Design Project is about " Case " which is casing the lovely Designer Allison Okamitsu 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 Allison Okamitsu creation.


To "Case" simple means to copy and selectively edit" as the team puts it. So we can use any element from Allison's card. It may be the colours, the stamp set or the card layout. This week I decided to use the colours from her beautiful card.

The Fruit Basket Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack and the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper is available in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue but only til the end of May! If you would like to get this set you'll need to act quickly. Just click on my shop now button to see all the current specials..

My Card


As you can see I used Pool Party, Night of Navy and Real Red. I even managed to use the same beautiful piece Tutti-fruitti DSP as Allison. Stampin'Up! make it so easy to create such beautiful projects because everything co-ordinates really well together. This time I fussy cut the fruit because I wanted them to be a little bigger than with the punch.
To make the fruit bowel look 3D I use the Bone folder and curled it before pasting to the cardstock using a little Tombow glue.
Thankyou for stopping-bye. I totally loved the card Allison has made, and I hope you too can get some time to get creating and join in the Challenge as well. 
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Inkspired Bloghop #78 - Your’e Inspiring





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 Weeks Sketch



For my card this week I took some inspiration from the upcoming Annual Catalogue and a carry over stamp set called Your'e Inspiring. I did change the sketch up a little too " because I found myself going back to look at the beautiful Butterfly card that Ms Teneale created" last fortnight. How stunning was it. I get so much inspiration from the beautiful work she creates and I'm sure this week will be no different...
Hence I did make my card sketch unique.LOL

My Card




As you can see I added a strip of DSP to the top of the sketch instead of behind the stamped image. I started my card by stamping the image in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I did stamp the image off the cardstock, then continued until I got a full line of flowers. At first I was going to use my Stampin' Blend to colour but instead opted for my water colour pencils. I have really enjoyed colouring in over the last couple of weeks. I did add some depth to the flowers by using Pumpkin Pie on the shadowed areas. I hope you can take some inspiration from my colouring to try it for yourself. Its really fun to do.
Now it's onto the lovely Allison and I'm sure she will wow us with her creation too!



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