Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 116

Welcome from Karens blog this week.

My oh my I absolutely love these colours!!

I must say I also absolutely love this new stampset and thinlits too!!

The background of the large hot air balloon I used my sponge daubers and made a gradual rainbow background with the colours. I think it worked perfectly. It is just a shame that the picture doesn't show how shimmery the pink balloon is at the bottom.

  • Stamps: Lift Me Up
  • Ink: Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant and Flirty Flamingo
  • Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Flirty Flamingo and Cupcakes & Carousels DSP paper stack
  • Tools: Up & Away Thinlits Dies with the Bigshot, Stampin Write Markers and sponge daubers
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Wink of stella

Next on the hop is back around to Jane

Sunday, 11 December 2016

ESAD 2017 Occasions & Saleabration Catalogue Sneak Peek

Welcome from Samantha's blog.

This is a sneaky peek of what is to come next month for Saleabration and the Occasions Catalogues.

So I have combined two sets that work together perfectly.

  • Stamps: Cool Treats & Tasty Trucks
  • Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Staz On
  • Card: Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise 
  • Tools: Layering Squares Framelits with the Bigshot, Triple Banner Punch, Black Stampin Write Marker and aqua painter
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals
Combining a set from the Occasions catalogue with a set from Saleabration works so so well.
I used Cool Treats as the background stamping on the Turquoise and Daffodil panels.

Next on the hop is the super amazing Kelly who does the most amazing work and I am proud to also call her a friend. (This is the most awesome thing about Stampin' Up! I would never have met her if it wasn't for my little hobby)

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14. Megan Lenske -…/esad-blog-hop-2017…
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16. Josie Dean - https://josiedeanindependentstampinupdemonstrator.wordpress…
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23. Rebekah Crisp -…/11/esad-hop/

Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Artful Stampers and Pootlers Blog Hop

Wow how amazing is this? We have been invited to blog hop with the amazing Sam Hammond (aka Pootles) This is the first blog hop with a theme of pretty much anything goes........

So this has changed it is now a linkup so be sure to pop back to the main link to see the projects

I thought this was the perfect opportunity to blog a couple of cards I made a little while ago and I took pictures of but they have been sitting waiting for this moment.
My inspiration at the time was actually my nail wraps I was wearing.

Here they are

  • Stamps: Birthday Blooms, Sunshine Sayings
  • Ink:  Staz On, Blushing Bride and Cucumber Crush
  • Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy
  • Tools: 1/8" handheld circle opunch
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed these cards and it has prompted you to use anything around you for inspiration for a card.

Here is a list of the other amazing cards

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 112

Welcome from Cindys blog this week.

I did think no I won't use anything from the upcoming catalogue but I couldn't resist having a play with the new Balloon Adventures Bundle. I did steer away from the Party Animal DSP and used the new Sending Love Paper Stack as I wanted it to be Red..
(It is for a very very special friend of mine who has a birthday this weekend and who hopefully isn't reading this blog right about now.....)

I stuck the silver balloon on to the pop up part only by one side so it wasn't folded in the middle.

  • Stamps: Balloon Adventures
  • Ink: Real Red, Memento, Watermelon Wonder
  • Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper, Watermelon Wonder and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Tools: Stitched Framelits & Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

Next on the hop is Anna  I bet her creation is very specky  :-)