Saturday, 23 May 2020

Social Stamping - Animals

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.

This week our social distancing has been relaxed a little with restaurants/ pubs allowed to open for up to 20 people at a time. I actually went out for dinner with a few mum friends on Thursday and it was wonderful! 

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

You have hopped on over from the mastermind herself - Kelly

I just want to say a big congratulations to Kel for organising these hops. 
It certainly has kept a lot of us crafting and included. 
Last weeks sunshine theme had me bawling. Kelly made a really lovely comment about me on her page and not only has she been so kind but she has also sent my mum a beautiful gift and card as they have birthdays one day apart! I am so greatful for your friendship Kel and everything you do xx

Ok so enough soppy stuff here is my card for this week
I actually hadn't used this set and it will be retiring in about a weeks time.

Aren't these little fish super cute?
This is my motto at the moment "Just Keep Swimming"
I can't wait for a little bit more normal to be happening (I think it may be the lack of sports as they make a person feel good... so roll on netball season... eventually)

  • Stamps: Make a Splash
  • Ink: Memento, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Old Olive, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point
  • Card: Whisper White, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight
  • Tools: Stamparatus
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Flowers for Every Season Ribbon (Misty Moonlight/Silver Bakers twine)

Up next Chantell so go check out her amazingness!
Participant List – animals
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Chantell Randall
  4. Narelle Simm
  5. Nikki Spencer
  6. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  7. Lisa Whitehead
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Peta Stephen
  10. Jan McQueen
  11. Julia Quinn
  12. Sharni Haines
  13. Lou Kitzelman
  14. Shannon Kissane
  15. Michelle Strazds
  16. Andrea Sargent
  17. Sandra Collett


  1. Love your card Nicole. Super cute! Love the little fish tank and all of the elements on your card.

  2. Oh this is soooo cute Nicole! I never had that set but you have made me wish I did! And the sentiments are so appropriate. You have a lot on your plate right now and I applaud you for keeping it together and staying strong. x

  3. Nicole, your card is so cute, I love the little gold fish and the sentiment is perfect for our current ISO situation.

  4. Great card and such a good life motto and particularly relevant for you at the moment! Nothing like imminent retirement to speed up the process of getting forgotten about stamp sets inky! Kelly x

  5. Aw these are sooo cute!! I love this fish tank and I really love what you've done with it!! All the layers are awesome.

  6. This is a cute set-the fish have so much detail in them. Perfect sentiment for current times.

  7. Great card Nicole! That sentiment is so apt at the minute, l think many feel that way!

  8. Super cute card Nicole, love the repeated sentiment too! x

  9. Sooo cute! I love the repeat stamping of the very appropriate for the moment sentiment. And that fish bowl is just so awesome.

  10. Ha, this is super cute and the sentiment is perfect for it. I bet lots of us almost sang it!

  11. Love your card Nicole and the sentiment is just so perfect! Love it!

  12. Fab Nicole! Love your shout out to Kelly as well x