Blog Hop, Challenges, Family, Forever Blossoms, Wedding

Just Add Ink Challenge # 537 – Blog Hop

Hi there, Happy New Year everyone!

I’m sure many of you will agree that 2020 was a very strange year and are pleased to be moving onto 2021. It certainly was a different year and I feel like it went by really fast. For me a good deal of it was spent working from home – which I kinda enjoyed.

I’ve now had a bit of a break, with Christmas, New Year and Holidays, so it’s time to get back into things. 2021 is kicking off with a bit of excitement here, as we have a Wedding in the family.

Ana and Jeremy are getting Married.

The theme of the Wedding is “Colourful” and I have been working hard at making lots of colourful Pom poms for the Wedding decorations (with a lota help from my friends).

The Just Add Ink tradition is to start each year with a Blog Hop. The Blog Hop theme is “Family”.

The Wedding has been the inspiration for my card this week. I made this card for Ana, who loves Beyoncé.

Fun huh!!

The base colour of this card is Shaded Spruce, which is similar in colour to Anas enagement ring. I have used the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along, is click the “Next” Button at the end of each post and you will be taken to the next stop.

Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week. You can join in this week’s challenge by creating a Family project and sharing it with us at Just Add Ink.

Blog Host, Forever Blossoms, Stencils

Social Stamping – Sympathy

Hi ya – it’s time for a Social Stamping Blog Host!

The Social Stamping Blog Host’s are the idea of Kelly Kent.    The idea was that through stamping and craft, we can share our crafting projects with everyone, to stay connected. Although, where I live (Perth) things are getting back to the new normal – but Social Stamping is so much fun….that we are going to continue to do it! Yay!

The theme this time is ‘Sympathy’. Here is the card I made.

I used a stencil and some embossing paste to create a textured background. The Stamp Sets I used are Forever Blossoms, Peaceful Moments.

To see some more Social Stamping – Sympathy projects, you can click on the Next button above to visit Sheila Pybus’s Blog or follow this link to the main Social Stamping Blog post.

Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Blossoms, Travel

Social Stamping – Travel

Guess where I am?

I’m at home actually……but these pics were taken on at the beginning of June last year.   We were on the most wonderful European trip.  We had the best time ever – and have reflected on it a lot during the past few months.

Even though we travelled all over Europe, I used our time in Paris as inspiration for my Social Stamping Travel based card today.

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Social Stamping is organised by Kelly Kent.   Kelly organised a Blog Host each week, to keep her Stamping and Papercraft friends connected and crafting during Covid-19 and lock down. I have been participating in Social Stamping with Kelly, since she started it in March.

The theme changes each week and Travel is the Theme this week.  I’m sure many of us have had our travel affected by Covid-19 over the past few months – whether that be in your local area, state or territory, nationally or even internationally.

For my card this week I used the Parisian dies, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and a DSP from a few years ago.

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To discover other Travel themed projects, you can click on the button below.  That will take you to Sheila Pybuses blog and you can see what Sheila has created. No photo description available.

Alternatively, you can follow this link to the complete Social Stamping – Travel listing.

 

 

 

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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Forever Blossoms, Freshly Made Sketches, Uncategorized

Forever Blossoms

I’m loving the new Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.
I have also decided I have a new favourite colour – Petal Pink.  It’s so soft and pretty.

This weekend I have put them all together with the challenge from Freshly Made Sketches (#418).
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I also added the new Champagne Rhinestones and Petal Pink Metallic-edge Ribbon.

All of these stamping supplies are all in the newly launched 2020 January-June Mini Catalogue.   Visit my Online store to get your Parisian Blossoms DSP and Forever Blossoms.