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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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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