Blog Host, Thank you

Social Stamping – Thank you

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Hi everyone, the 2nd Social Stamping Blog Host is here.  The Theme this week is ‘ Thank you’  and this is a great way to stay connected.

This morning I had a great stamping / crafting session with my sister.  We crafted and chatted for about 3 1/2 hours – which was lovely because my sister and I do not live in the same country.  I live in Australia and my Sister Nadine lives in NZ.

To make this card I said to my sister – Give me a colour combo.  The colours she chose are Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizazz, Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile.

Then I said, Give me a page in the Catalogue……She chose page 117.  And I pulled out the Stamp Set Beautiful Friendship.

And this is the card I created.
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Here is another version of the card.IMG_0876

Here are a couple more Thank you cards, that I have made this week…..

Below is the link to the Blog of Elizabeth Gross – who is also joining the Social Stamping this week.

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Oh and, if you would like you see all the of Blogs in the Blog Host you can follow this link to Kelly’s Blog Post and you will see the complete list of Blogs.

Blog Host, Forever Blossoms, Man Cards

Kelly’s Blog Host Project

Image may contain: textHappy Saturday to all…..I hope you are keeping well?

With the world in various stages of social distancing, isolation or lockdown at the moment, the wonderful Kelly Kent has come up with a wonderful idea to share projects and bring joy to all.

Kelly has organised a blog host and I’m playing along.  That means we (those participating) all create a project and share at the same time.    Fun idea aye??

You can find a master list of Blogs on Kelly’s Blog.  So you can go through and have a look at what everyone has created.  And I will also endeavour to add a link to the next blog on the list at the bottom of this post….(after all the posts go live).

So What did I make??
Well in fact I’ve been quite busy in my craft room lately (one of the bonuses of social distance and almost isolation I guess).  So, I have a number of cards to share.

So here’s a few cards from my craft room:

Now, this is a Stamp set that I have been wanting to use for a while.  It’s called Capture the Good.  I mixed it up with my take of Bruno Bertucci’s scrap background.   I really like the bold colours.

This card layout was inspired by a card on Page 83 of the Annual Catalogue (the Giraffe one) and uses the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

Lastly, another Stamp Set I’ve been meaning to use…. Let it Ride!  The layout also started from the Sloth card on Page 83 of the Annual Catalogue.

All of these cards are already in the post – on their way to someone’s mail box, to spready joy, love and let them know I’m thinking of them.

If you are in lockdown or isolation, perhaps you can get crafting too.
A BIG big thank you to Kelly for Blog Hosting us, as we all adjust to life done differently.

Happy Stamping everyone!

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Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 498 – Just Add “E” !

Hi, how’s you week been?

I’ve been fairly busy, working from Home while also playing Teacher for my daughter who has been Home from School.  It’s going well so far and we have both been getting though a lot of work.

We have already had a couple of quiet weeks at Home.  One good thing about hanging at Home is spending more time in my craft room.  I will share with you some of the cards that I have made shortly.  But for now, lets have a look at the new Just Add Ink Challenge.

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For this Challenge, I decided to make an Easel card.    As further inspiration,  I looked at the photos I took of my visit to Keukenhof, almost a year ago.  I had a wonderful day, wandering the gardens and taking in all the glorious sights.  I literally took hundreds of photos and they are all so colourful.

So for this card, here is the photo that I picked out.IMG_0825

Of course, with a photo like that, I had to used the Timeless Tulip Stamp set.  As soon as I saw this Stamp Set,  I loved it.  I stamped lots of Tulips in different colours and sizes.

Here is my card:

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So is kinda 3 Easels cards in one.  Two small easels in the front and a larger one at the back.  JAI # 498e

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So if you are hold-up at home, in lockdown or just feeling crafty, join us for this challenge.  Follow this link to Just Add Ink to share your “E” inspired project with us.

 

Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink # 496 – Inspiration Challenge!

I’m sure you would agree with me that there is a lot going on in the world today –
not just our usual day to day stuff but all the CoVid19 news and developments.

I know there are a lot of people stressed out and worried about it.
You only have to see the News coverage of people fighting in the Super market over groceries and bulk buying toilet paper – it’s just crazy.

So it’s lovely that our next Just Add Ink Challenge has a calm and natural feel to it.

It’s and Inspiration Challenge……..

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It’s fresh, beachy and a fairly simple picture.  Here is the card I made:

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I flipped the picture and used some vellum to create a foamy wave type effect.  I used a stencil and sponged the Vellum with White ink.  The Stamp Sets I have used are called Seaside Sketches and High Tide.

You can join our Inspiration Challenge too.  Follow this link to Just Add Ink

Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink # 492 – Sketch Challenge.

Over the past week I have been playing with a new stamp set and making a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge.  Image may contain: textThe Stamp Set I used is Beautiful Moments.  This set is Jacque Williams (NZ) Milliion $$ Sales Achiever Stamp Set.   It was Jacque that introduced me to Stampin Up and I have been waiting to see Jacque’s stamp set.  As soon as I saw these stamps I thought….now they remind me of Jacque.  They are lovely and are great for watercolouring and masking techniques.

Here’s my card:

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I actually made a couple of versions of the card, with different ribbon options and slightly different colours too.IMG_0668aIMG_0656a

Here’s, another card I made this week that was inspired by the Just Add Ink Sketch.  I created the frame by masking off to Oval and stamping the spots.  I used a masking technique again, when stamping the sentiment.IMG_0667a

Head over to Just Add Ink to see all the other Design Team sketch projects and enter the Challenge yourself.

Botanical Blooms, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 491..Inspiration Challenge

Wow, I feel like that week went really quickly – because here is the next Just Add Ink Challenge.  The Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge and it a very tropical picture.

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I used the Botanical Blooms Stamps and Dies for this card.  For some of the leave is used some leafy DSP and a die to cut them out.

I added a bit of glitter by using some glittery enamel dots and the beautiful new glossy Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon.

There are lots of other Tropical creations at Just Add Ink that the Design Team have put together, go check them out and then join us for this Challenge.

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