Friday, 27 September 2019

INK IT! STAMP IT! | INSPIRED BY HOME DECOR

Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from my lovely and talented friend Amy Koenders from the USA. If you are starting here please see the complete list at the bottom of this post which will guide you through all the inspiration projects the team has to share.   The theme for this hop is "Inspired by Home Décor" and as I looked around my home for inspiration I settled upon this little corner.  I've used the colours to inspire me - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green and Silver.     All these pieces have special memories, the potted orchid my Mother gave me for a birthday, the framed print is from a friend after a trip to Europe, the silver napkin ring belonged to my Nana and the thimble was a gift from my landlady/flatmate in London - so many fond memories in one spot!    I have used the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set and stamped the flowers randomly using Night of Navy ink pad, then I added
Thursday, 26 September 2019

INK & INSPIRATION | THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from my lovely and talented friend Sarah Fleming from the USA. If you are starting here please see the complete list at the bottom of this post which will guide you through all the inspirational projects the team has to share.   The theme for this hop is "The Great Outdoors" and  I thought the Sailing Home Stamp Set and co-ordinating Smooth Sailing Dies were perfect for this!     The Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper is full of nautical themed images and makes a perfect background for my cards. I've layered up the lighthouse stamped in Night of Navy, an anchor in Real Red and a ship's wheel die cut in Sahara Sand onto a circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.   Happy Birthday is from the Well Said Stamp Set and has been white embossed onto Basic Black Cardstock.     To tie in the red I added some Cherry Cobbler rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic
Friday, 20 September 2019

STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN DESIGN TEAM - GARDEN LANE

  Hello and welcome to September's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop. This month I am featuring the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and the Band Together Bundle - we are showcasing a variety of Designer Series Papers and Bundles to inspire and excite you!     The simple yet elegant Band Together Stamp Set co-ordinates perfectly with the  lacy swirls in the Detailed Bands Dies, and I love how they look with the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.     The new In Color, Rococo Rose looks so pretty with the greens in the Garden Lane DSP. I gold embossed the flower and water coloured it with Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow Inks.     On this card, the filigree band creates a stunning frame for the gold embossed sentiment. Both cards are on Crumb Cake bases with Linen Thread bows. This paper has a lovely selection of patterns and styles.    Here are some more cards I created using this lovely combination.     I used the filigree band
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