Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stampin Dreams August Blog Hop - Favourite InColor


Hi Crafters!

Hi guys! Welcome to the August Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! This month, we are showcasing our Favourite InColours. I adore all the colours in this year's swatch so it was really hard to pick one. I ended up deciding to showcase the colour that I use the most - Tranquil Tide. This is a gorgeous colour & it works really well with most of the other colours in our little SU rainbow.

Here I've paired it with Tempting Turquoise & the Glossy White Paper. You can watch the video of how I made the background on my Facebook page.

First up is the gorgeous little mermaid from the Magical Mermaid stamp set. As soon as I made this background, the mermaid was calling out to me & what better than a Copper heat embossed mermaid to scratch my Copper addict itch!


I have used Tranquil Tide for the bubbles & for the backing layer. I have watercoloured the seaweed & mermaid in Tranquil Tide, layering it up on the left hand side of her tail & base of her fins & to make a few strands of her hair a bit darker. I've added Linen Thread & pulled Copper Trim. I cut the circle out with the Stitched Shapes dies on my Big Shot.


Then I made a couple of these with the same colour scheme, using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. I've made some Get Well & some Sympathy by changing up the inside stamps. This is what the Copper Trim looks like if you leave it as a ribbon (unpulled).


I hope you have enjoyed my cards & the technique shown. Make sure you hop around the rest of the crew & check out all their amazing projects! You don't want to miss any xx





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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Martha Inchley - In the City

 

Hi Crafters!

Some exciting news for you today! We are CASE-ing (Copy & Selectively Edit) the lovely MARTHA INCHLEY, who is also joining us on this hop! Exciting!

I hope you find great inspiration from all the projects in this hop. You may be starting the hop here at my blog (Jessie Holton) or you may have come from the previous person on the list. Be sure to click on the next person in the list to continue your blog hop adventure casing Martha's work.

Here is Martha's card which I've chosen to Case. I just love this stamp set!




And here's my version using the same In The City hostess stamp set. I've also made my own background. You can see the video I made here on my Facebook page. I have made four of these. There must be something in the water, all my friends are moving house at the moment!

I've smoothed over some of the Embossing Paste using the Palette Knives & the cloud template from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. I've left them white & fluffy, but you can mix in ink from your reinkers on the Silicone Mat. Remember to wash off your tools immediately in warm soapy water so that the Embossing Paste doesn't stick to them, it dries fast!


I have kept to a simple colour scheme of Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Smokey Slate & Basic Black. I lined up the stamps into the above arrangement & then picked them all up on one clear block, stamping all the outlines in one go, filling in the colour & fussy cut them, leaving a strip along the bottom so they all stayed in one piece. I found this easier for making them in bulk.

The sentiment & bunting are from the Sweet Home stamp set. There are framelits for these, but I've fussy cut mine as I forgot I had the framelits haha! I've also added a nest of Silver Metallic Thread & some of the smallest silver sequins from the Metallic Sequins Assortment.


For the inside, I have used the Congratulations from Flourishing Phrases, the Welcome from Sweet Home & the house from In The City, all stamped in Tranquil Tide.

I hope that you have enjoyed my card today & the techniques shown. Have fun going around the rest of the crew & enjoy all the cards & projects we've made for you today! And special thanks to Martha for hopping with us, it was fun casing you!



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Thursday, 10 August 2017

OSAT August Blog Hop - Kids Theme


Hi Crafters!

Welcome to the OSAT Blog Hop for August! This month's theme is Kids or Back to School. As it's the middle of the school year over here in Oz, I've made a kid's card. I just got this Birthday Memories Suite & stay tuned if you're local cos I'm going to have a Stampin' Bingo Event with it & I'd love for you to come along. This Suite is so gorgeous, you're going to love it!

You may have come around the blog hop from the beautiful & talented Marisa Gunn or you may be starting here at my blog. Either way, I hope you hop all the way around, there are some amazing projects to see this month! 

I have cased this card on one that Louise Sharp blogged back in May. Louise's is beautifully watercoloured, but I have decided to use the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) for a similar look.


I've used a Thick Whisper White base with a couple of tiered layers of Whisper White, the top one embossed with the Polka Dot embossing folder. I've added a bow with the Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pacific Point & propped up the two layers of White with Dimensionals. 


Next I cut the girl out from the Birthday Memories DSP with my Trimmer & cut a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock. I have used the corner rounder punch on my Envelope Punch Board & then glued the two pieces together. I have adhered this piece to the card with Dimensionals, leaving a gap in the middle for the ribbon to go through.


I just love the cute face on this little girl. It reminds me of our family friend Aoife (pronounce Ee-fa) who will be receiving this card & box for her second birthday. She is an absolute gem of a little girl with huge brown eyes. Just beautiful. Her name & mother are Irish.


I have stamped the envelope & inside of the card to match in Blushing Bride, Real Red & Pacific Point. The images are from the Birthday Delivery stamp set & there are also coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits dies that match the images in the stamps & the DSP. Usually you just get the stamps & dies in a bundle, but the DSP is also included in this bundle & you save 10% when you buy the bundle.


I also made a little box full  of snakes (lollies) to accompany the card. I have used one of the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, lined with a piece of the cake design paper from the Birthday Memories DSP. I have cut this strip of paper 21cm long, scored at 5cm intervals & then you have 1cm left at the end. I have used my Envelope Punch Board to corner punch the 1cm section & then used my snips to make a little incision at each end of the score line, so it tucks in nicely with the lid of the box.


I hope you have enjoyed my projects today & that you hop around & see what each of the crew have designed for this fun theme! I also hope Aoife doesn't eat all these snakes in one go & get all buzzed up on the sugar rush haha!

Next stop is the wonderful Jenny Hall. You certainly won't want to miss her gorgeous projects! xx

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

CKDT Blog Hop Follow Up - Love Today

Hi Crafters!

Further to my post the other day, I have some more textural cards to share with you. I just had so much fun making these cards!


For the first card, I have used the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP) with Tranquil Tide cardstock. I have smoothed over Embossing Paste with the diamond mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks & I have added in a drop of Pool Party ink. A Silicone Mat & the Palette Knives are a must to mix your ink into the paste. The easiest way to clean the paste off your tools is to wash them in warm, soapy water straight away.


I have also added Shimmery White cardstock & Vellum die cut on my Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies & added a piece of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon underneath. The gold rose & banner are from the stickers that come with the Love Today Planner. And the whole bit is propped up on Dimensionals. I've also added a few black sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.


I've also made one with the paste applied directly to the Thick Whisper White card base. The Vellum has been die cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies & the Shimmery White has been cut with the Starburst Punch. I've added some Gold Metallic Thread & all the gold stickers are from the Love Today Planner.


Which is your favourite?


Here's the video





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