Saturday, 25 April 2020

Social Stamping - War and Peace

Hello and welcome to the weekly Social Stamping Blog Hop with so many talented crafters around the world joining in.
My friend Kelly Kent is the mastermind behind this and she put the group together to share our creations in a time where we are all social distancing and many are in isolation. It is a very unnerving time for a lot of people as some have medical issues and loved ones who are compromised and can not afford to get ill. Creating is my sanity at the moment as I am a pretty social person and not being able to meet friends just at the coffee shop or have a card class is really hard.

I went to Busselton to visit my mum this week and anyone who lives in WA would know you can not get through the regional borders without a valid reason.. Lucky I have a letter from her doctor... on my way home I did swing past Kelly's house and if you are following these weekly hops you would have known about her gorgeous rainbow butterfly window display. 
Well I can tell you it is stunning in real life!

So here is the next theme that Kelly has set for us and it is "War and Peace"

You have come from Chantell's Blog

Today in the South Pacific is ANZAC Day.
Although we couldn't go to dawn services in Australia because of social distancing that has been put in place we all could pay our respects at the end of our driveways this morning at 6am.
It was pelting down when we went to go outside, so we stayed in our garage with our candles and listened to the service on my hubbies phone. I think my daughter is tone deaf as I was quietly chuckling to myself listening to her sing Advance Australia Fair very very off key.....
We did have a couple of other neighbours standing outside also paying their respects in our culdesac which was really nice to see.

So, back to the card, I thought that poppies and a wreath were the perfect card for todays hop don't you? I used the sequins for the black centres of the poppies to add a bit more dimension to the card.
  • Stamps: Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments
  • Ink: Memento 
  • Card: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
  • Tools: Poppy Parade and Old Olive Light and Dark Stampin' Blends, Painted Labels Dies & Pinewood Planks Embossing folder with a Die cutting/Embossing Machine 
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Peaceful Poppies Sequins

Jump on over to Queensland Australia to my lovely friend Lou to check out her project!

Participant list | “war & peace”
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Narelle Simm
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  5. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  6. Andrea Sargent
  7. Denita Wright-Smee

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Colour Inkspiration 76 #CI76

Welcome to Colour Inkspiration!

What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 2100 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a post on their blogs.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

Very Earthy colours this fortnight.. I have decided to go against my usual bold style.

Because at the strange time of not being able to hug people I decided to make this card!
I love the new Ornate Flower Embossing folder on the background and the dimensionals adding depth and layers to the cardfront.

Just on another note.. today would have been my beautiful Grans birthday... She was a legend and I miss her so so much. She would have thought all that is going on in the world is crazy!
She would have been 93 today!!

  • Stamps: Positive Thoughts
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie
  • Card: Very Vanilla
  • Tools: Ornate Floral Embossing Folder & Natures Thoughts Dies with a die cutting/ embossing machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals