Wednesday, 27 May 2020

BE INSPIRED | RETIREMENT OR GRADUATION


Welcome to this month's Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Reitrement or Graduation. You may have arrived here from my very talented friend Stesha from the United States of America, or if you are starting here be sure to hop all the way around, you won't want to miss any of the inspirational projects created by the design team.


Have you had a sneak peek at the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue (3 June 2020 - 3 May 2021)? It is full of lots of exciting new products plus lots of those favourites too!

Tasteful Touches is a beautiful new set with co-ordinating Tasteful Labels Dies, and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder is going to be a new favourite!

For today's card, I stamped the geometric pattern in Terracotta Tile, "randomly-organised" on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock, along with a slither of Silver Glimmer Paper and a piece of Whisper White Cardstock I had sponged with Seaside Spray Ink. I embossed this with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder then adhered it to a Terracotta Tile Cardbase.


To the card front, I added two feathers stamped and stamped off, in Pretty Peacock. After fussy cutting them, I adhered them with Dimensionals and add a Linen Thread bow. "Happy "is die cut in Basic Black from the Well Written Framelits Dies and "Retirement" is white embossed on a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.

I am loving playing with this new set and look forward to showcasing some new creations with it!

Next up in today's hop is my lovely friend Janneke, I'm looking forward to seeing what gorgeous creation she has to share with us.




Product List

Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$48.00
Well Said Cling Bundle
$161.00
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
$18.50
Pretty Peacock A4 Cardstock
$18.50
Silver Glimmer Paper
$10.50
Terracotta Tile A4 Cardstock
$18.50
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
$20.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$15.75
Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad
$15.75
Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
$15.75
Versamark Pad
$20.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$12.50
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
$19.00
Linen Thread
$10.50
Classic Label Punch
$38.00
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Saturday, 23 May 2020

SOCIAL STAMPING | ANIMALS


Hello and welcome to today's Social Stamping Blog Host! We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators brought together by the very lovely and talented Kelly Kent. For the last nine weeks, we have been sharing our creations as a means of bringing us together due to the world being in various stages of social distancing and isolation. You may have arrived here from seeing Nikki Spencer's gorgeous creation, or if you are starting here please be sure to hop around everyone, you won't want to miss any of the inspiring projects everyone has to share.

The theme for this hop is "Animals" and with the Animal Outing Stamp Set about to retire I thought I would give it a little love before it does!
 

The images in this set are so cute and with a checked background stamped using the Buffalo Check Stamp in Balmy Blue, I thought it would make a great baby card.

The background, behind the rhino, is from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set and I've splattered it with some Shimmery Champagne Mist too!


He looks like such a big softie! I water-coloured him in Gray Granite and added a little blushing check using Blushing Bride.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy our animal blog hop. Please click on the next button below to visit Lisa and see what inspiring project she has created!


Click here to see a list of everyone on the hop.

Product List
Stamparatus
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$99.00
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Saturday, 16 May 2020

SOCIAL STAMPING | SUNSHINE


Hello and welcome to today's Social Stamping Blog Host! We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators brought together by the very lovely and talented Kelly Kent. For the last eight weeks, we have been sharing our creations as a means of bringing us together due to the world being in various stages of social distancing and isolation. You may have arrived here from seeing Julia Quinn's fabulous creation, or if you are starting here please be sure to hop around everyone, you won't want to miss any of the inspiring projects everyone has to share.

The theme for this blog hop is "Sunshine" and with the sentiment "Hello Sunshine", I decided the "Under My Umbrella" Stamp Set was perfect for this!


With more time than normal to experiment, I played around with the embossing paste, water-colouring and the Champagne Shimmer Mist! I love this subtle background with the bright and cheerful umbrella on top!


Confession time ... this was the first time I had used this set and, "atm", I don't have the co-ordinating punch! That is all about to change! Anyways, colouring these images and fussy cutting them out was fun and I love this set!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the hop and feel the sunshine! Over the last eight weeks, here in Christchurch, we have had the most amazing autumnal weather. I think it has really made "Lockdown" bearable, here's to more sunshine!

I'm back at work now, it's a new normal for me - PPE on, disinfecting and sanitising like crazy! But happy to be safe and heading in the right direction.

Take care everyone, we have got this! Please click on the next button below to visit Lisa and see what inspiring project she has created!


Click here to see a list of everyone on the hop.


Product List
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