Kre8tors October 2018 BH

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Welcome to the October Kre8tors Blog Hop.

Whether you have joined me from Trisha or just started this Blog Hop with me, you are sure to find some lovely projects.

This month’s theme is a colour challenge with a difference.  This month we have been given a photo and to use three of the following colours:  Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Gray Granite

For my project I decided to use the Pop of Petals stamp set and the Four Petal Flower punch.  I stamped the Soft Suede card base using the leaf from the Pop of Petals stamp set with soft Suede ink to give a background.

The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature which was stamped in Gray Granite onto a Whisper White stitched circle.  This was mounted onto a Pumpkin Pie scalloped circle cut using the Layering Circles dies.  This was then mounted onto the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the three flowers I stamped 4 flowers in Real Red, 2 in Pumpkin Pie and 3 in Granny Apple Green for the leaves.  These were stuck together, moulded using the ball end of the Take Your Pick Tool and glued onto the base card.  A Basic Pearl Jewel was then added to the middle of each flower to finish off the card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project.  Please do leave comments as you hop around the blog hop.

Please click on the NEXT button to hop over to Becky and she what she has produced using these colours.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Su Mohr

Ilonka Schneider

Sharon Dalton

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Jackie Lawless

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sandra Mastello

Kathy Maurer

Anastasia Radloff

Jan Musselman

Eva Potts

Alexandra Rauf

Cheryl Hamilton

Tricia Butts

Cheryl Taylor

Becky Browning

Stamp N Hop – Christmas Jump Start

Welcome to another Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop

Hello you may have hopped over to me from Jo and seen the lovely project she has done or you have just joined the Blog Hop with me.

My first project is a notebook.

I made this on a summer retreat this year but decided to use the ‘Under the Mistletoe DSP, Real Red and Old Olive card stock, with a scrap of Basic Black.

The covers are cut from mounting card, covered in the DSP and finished off using Real Red card stock.  Two pockets were made for the inside front cover using the Real Red card stock and decorated with the DSP.

The outside front cover was decorated using Basic Black and Old Olive card stock.  The Merry Christmas was die cut using the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

My second project is a curled paper wreath.

This is an easy project but looks very effective.

For this project I used a 25cm polystyrene wreath, dressmaking pins and one pack of Under the Mistletoe designer series paper.

First I chose 3 suitably patterned papers from the DSP pack.  Each of the 6 sheets were cut into 25cm x 1.5cm strips.  These were then folded in half and curled using the Stampin’ Up! bone folder.  A dressmakers pin was pushed into the fold of the strip and pinned into the wreath.

The middle was a circle of Silver Glimmer paper and again using the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies Merry Christmas was cut out of the Real Red card stock and fixed to the wreath.  To finish it off a loop and bow was attached.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Please do leave comments as you go through the blop hop.

Please click on the next button to visit Jenna and see her lovely projects.

  1. Vicky Wright (Aus)
  2. Karen Pearmain (UK)
  3. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  4. Laura Mackie (UK)
  5. Eva Pottsova  (UK)
  6. Anastasia Radloff (USA)
  7. Sue McDonald (UK)
  8. Linda Handford (UK)
  9. Pia Gerhardt (DE)
  10. Mo Rootes (UK)
  11. Jo Blackman (UK)
  12. Cheryl Taylor (UK) – YOU ARE HERE‎
  13. Jenna Watkins (Aus)
  14. Tracy Marie Lewis (US)
  15. Mikaela Titheridge (UK)
  16. Susan Simpson (UK)
  17. Andre Gordon (NZ)

Ink & Share October BH

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Welcome to another Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop.  Whether you have joined me from Karen or starting the blog hop with me I hope you enjoy my project.

This month’s theme is Fall in in England Autumn.

It is currently the start of Autumn in England and the trees are slowly changing from shades of green to shades of yellow, orange, rust and red.

During my September card classes I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set as I had not used it and loved how the card samples turned out.  I decided to use it again for my Autumn themed scrapbook page.

For my page I stamped the tree and branches in Black Memento Ink.  The trees were then stamped using the following inks – Garden Green, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.  Some were stamped straight onto the branches whilst others were stamped 2nd or 3rd generation.

The photo was mounted onto Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze card stock.

The 3 leaves were stamped using the baby wipe technique.  This technique is where you add drops of reinker onto a baby wipe then using the baby wipe as an ink pad.  I used the plain leaf stamp from Colourful Seasons to stamp leaves onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut the leaves using the matching dies.  These were then stuck onto the page.

Finally I needed a title but wanted to keep it simple as I did not want to overshadow the rest of the page.  So using the Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry cardstock to cut rectangles I stamped the word Autumn using the Make a Difference stamp set.

Now that you have seen my scrapbook layout I hope that is has given you an idea of what you can do.

Please do leave comments as you go round the Blog Hop.  Please click on the NEXT button to visit Lisa and see her scrapbook page.

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Colour Combo October 2018 BH

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Welcome to this month’s Colour Combo Blog Hop.  Whether you have arrived here from Astrid or started the blog Hop here, I hope you enjoy the projects you are about to see.

With this blog hop we are given 3 colours and the 3 colours for October are:  Real Red, Blackberry Bliss and Powder Pink.

My first thought was would these colours go together, then what stamp set could I use that did not include flowers.  I decided to use the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set for 2 reasons, one is that I have not used it before and the other was that my husband and I have just heard that we are going to be first-time Grandparents in April.

I therefore decided to use the teddy bear stamp for my card.  As Stamping’ Up! have changed their ink pads this year and as I am in the process of changing over to the new ink pads, I was surprised to find that by using the different types of ink pad, I was able to make each teddy look different.

I first stamped a teddy bear in each of the 3 colours on to Whisper White card stock and mounted that onto Real Red card stock.  This was then stuck onto the Powder Pink and Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Finally this was stuck onto a Whisper White card base.

I hope that you have enjoyed my card and that the colours have given you ideas for your own project.

Please do leave comments as you hop around our blog hop.

Please click the next button to hop on over to Elizabeth.

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt (AT)
  2. Tricia Butts (U.S.A)
  3. Sue McDonald (UK)
  4. Nadine Hößrich (DE)
  5. Jo Blackman (UK)
  6. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  7. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz (US)
  8. Sandra Herzog (AT)
  9. Pia Gerhardt (DE)
  10. Tanja Klinger-Selinger (AT)
  11. Sharon Dalton (US)
  12. Renée Eckhardt (AT)
  13. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  14. Astrid Hofmann (AT)
  15. Cheryl Taylor (UK) – YOU ARE HERE

Colour Combo September Blog Hop

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Welcome to the September Colour Combo monthly blog hop

For the Colour Combo blog hop we are given 3 colours to use for our project.  This month we have been given the colours: Gorgeous Grape, Garden Green and Old Olive.  Gorgeous Grape is one of our new colours following our recent colour revamp.

This month I needed to make a Happy Anniversary Card for my parents so I decided to use the colours for this blog to make their card.

I used a Whisper White card base and added a Gorgeous Grape matt layer.  For the next matt layer I decided to use Old Olive and  as the colours are very strong colours I decided to emboss the layer.  To do this I used the Quilt embossing folder and then turned down a corner so you can see both sides of the matt layer.

I wanted a strong image to match the embossed layer so I used the flowers from Petal Pallette.  I coloured it in using Gorgeous Grape, Garden Green and Old Olive watercolour pencils.

To finish off the card I stamped a suitable sentiment in Black Momento Ink and added 3 rhinestones below the sentiment.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card.  Please do leave comments as you hop through each blog.

Please click on the next button to visit Tricia.

  1. Cheryl Taylor (UK) YOU ARE HERE

Kre8tors September 2018 Blog Hop

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Welcome to another Kre8tors Blog Hop
 This month’s theme is SYMPATHY

This month’s theme is one most of us do not really want to think about.

For this blog hop I decided to design two cards using the same stamp set and same three colours.  When I saw the Dandelion Wishes I immediately thought the dandelion seeds looked as if they were a spirit floating away.

Traditionally in Victorian England the widow would mourn for two and half years and would wear black.  For the final six months they could wear purple.  Having this in mind I chose to use Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape card stock.

For the first card I wanted to use white embossing powder for the dandelion head.  This turned out far better than I expected.


For the second card I decided to mat the layers at a wonky angle and use Gorgeous Grape ink pad for the dandelion and sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my two cards.  Please do leave comments as you hop through each blog.

Please click on the next button to visit Alexandra.

September 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Laura Mackie

Lisa Kmiec

Sue McDonald

Kirsteen Gill

Su Mohr

Maria Calia

Jackie Lawless

Deb Naylor

Jan Musselman

Tricia Butts

Ilonka Schneider

Pia Gerhardt

Linda Handford

Cheryl Hamilton

Anastasia Radloff

Jo Blackman

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Nichole Loe

Cheryl Taylor – YOU ARE HERE

Alexandra Rauf

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Teresa Cameron

Home Decor SU Style August Blog Hop

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Welcome  I am a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator from Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England.   I loved crafting as a child and this interest has never faded.  I have used many products over the years but I love how Stampin’ Up! products mix and match.

This time I am Blog Hopping with Home Decor SU Style. Where the aim is to show you that you can use the Stampin’ Up! products to make lovely pieces around your home.

This is a totally new area for me as I have always used Stampin’ Up! products to make cards, then scrap book pages.

Did you know that you can decorate plain candles with Stamps?

It is so easy to do.

  • Stamp your image onto coloured tissue paper.
  • Lay a sheet of wax paper over the tissue paper
  • Using a heat gun slowly heat the wax paper until it is stuck onto the candle.

It is so easy even my husband can do it and he is not into crafting.

I hope my blog has inspired you to have a go at stamping onto candles.

Please do leave comments on our blogs as you move round our Blog Hop.

Thank you

Animal Outing Bundle

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Welcome to my blog hop.  For this blog hop I have decided to show you how versatile Stampin’ Up! products are to use and how everything coordinates.  None of that does this red match that red.  You all know that feeling and how frustrating it is!

For this blog I decided to showcase the Animal Expedition Suite from the annual catalogue (page 26-27).

My first project was to design 3 cards:

I decided to remake the rhino one that had been one of my Quick and Easy Cards into a more advanced card by raising up elements of the card.  I decided that the white Wood Textures DSP would look better than plain Whisper White card stock.

With the Kangaroo card I decided to have the opening at the front of the card.  I love how the DSP looks on the panels of the card.

The final card I was going to use the Taylored Tag punch to punch out the DSP as they reminded me of African patterned material.  As I was looking for the punch I came across the Classic Label punch and tried that instead.  I love how the patterns turned out.  I wanted to tie the cards together so I die cut the Happy Birthday in Wood Textures DSP and mounted it onto a die cut Basic Black Happy Birthday.

My next project is an IKEA Ribba Photo Frame.

I had the idea of using Animal Expedition Suite to make pictures for it.  I wanted to make a back ground for each animal plus have a silhouette picture.

All the backgrounds have been done with sponge brayers and re inkers.  I love how the backgrounds turned out.

Kangaroo Picture

For this picture I die cut lots of leaves in Shaded Spruce and Garden Green card stock.  As you can see some are stuck straight onto the base whilst others have been raised.  The Kangaroo is die cut from the DSP and is also raised up from the base.  To finish off the picture I fussy cut one of the lizards from the dsp.

Rhino Picture

I wanted a swampy feel to this picture so I die cut the leaves from the Tropical thinlits, fussy cut the rhinos, crocodiles and lizard from the DSP.  These were then stuck onto the card base.

The Silhouette Picture

This one was easy to do as all the elements used were die cut from Basic Black card stock and stuck to the base card.

My next project was to make a mirror using the IKEA MALma mirror

This project took the most time.  The mirror base was primed using Gesso primer.  I then used a side of a Stampin’ Up! box to make the tree and branches.  I die cut a template in card to use as a mask for the embossing paste which was coloured using Crumb Cake reinker.

I painted the tree and brances using Early Espresso and Crumb Cake reinkers.  The mirror base was sponged using Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow reinkers.

Whilst the inks were drying I stamped and die cut the leaves from the Tropical XYZ in Garden Green Ink onto Garden Green card stock.  These were stuck along the top of the mirror to make a tree canopy.

I used the Leaf ribbon to make vines climbing up the trees.  The animals were all die cut using the dies and stuck onto the mirror.

My Final Project is Of course a scrapbook page.

For this I made another mask and sponged crumb cake and mossy meadow through it onto the page.  As the DSP is so vibrant I cut strips and using the Triple Banner punch punched the ends.  Leaf ribbon was glued along both sides, then more of the Tropical leaves were glued in 2 corners.

I made a photo mount using Lemon Lime Twist and Smokey Slate card stock and stuck this onto the page leaving a gap along the bottom for a pull out tag for journalling.  Then using the same colour card stock I made the pull down tag.

The title was made using the Large Letter framelits and DSP mounted onto more Lemon Lime Twist and Smokey Slate card stock.  The small letters are from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set which were stamped using memento ink and Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

All that is left to do now is to find a suitable photo and add journalling.

I hope you have found some inspiration and ideas from this blog and can see how every product from a Stampin’ Up! suite matches and how you can mix different products into that suite.

Goodbye for now.

SUBA – August Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Friends of SUBA Blog Hop

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SUBA stands for Simply Unique Business Angels, and is run by Pip Todman and Louise Sims.

Back in August 2017 I attended a SUBA Training Course to help move my business into the Social Media arena.  Pip and Louise have welcomed me with open arms and are constantly helping others like me to understand the systems that they use and built confidence to use them more so.

There was another training course in February 2018, the group of  Stampin’ Up! Demo’s who attended, decided to join up to create a blog hop so that what they had learnt could be put into practice. I was lucky to join this group and be able to show you what I have made for this month’s blog hop.

This month’s theme is Summer Holidays.

Thank you for joining me from Carrie’s blog or if you have just joined the blog with me.  For this month’s blog hop I already had a couple of scrapbook pages already started that fitted in to the theme of Summer Holidays.

I had a shell template which I used to cut 2 shells out of sand paper and stuck onto the corner of each page.  I then found some seaside photos of my daughter and of the Beach Huts at Wells-next-the-sea.  This photo reminded me straight away of the Waterfront stamp set we have.

As the 12×12 pages were Basic Black it meant I could use bolder colours as photo mats.  The first photo mat I used is Pacific Point.  Then to keep to the sand theme I mounted the photo mats onto Sahara Sand card stock.

I then used the Waterfront stamp set to ‘copy’ the trees, dunes and beach from the Beach hut photo. This was also mounted onto Pacific Point and Sahara Sand card stock.  I stamped the beach huts also from Waterfront to make small embelishments.

As I wanted a bold title so I used our Large Letter dies to cut out By The Seaside in both coloured card stock.  I love how using two colours makes the letters pop.

To finish off the pages I added waves using the die from Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Soft Sea Foam card stock.

I hope you have been inspired by my scrapbook pages and the products I have used.

Please do leave comments on each blog as you hop from person to person.

To visit Deborah and see what her take is on Summer Holidays please click on the next button…

Blog hop list

Caro at Craft with Caro

Carrie at The Inky Nook

Cheryl at Stampin ‘n’ Crafting with Cheryldiana – YOU ARE HERE

Deborah at DJC Creativity

Gina at Emerald Kreations


Stampin Dreams Holiday Catty Preview

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Welcome to this month’s Stampin Dreams Blog Hop

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This month we are showing you a sneek peek at the NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue.  If you have not received your copy yet please let me or your own SU Demo know.

For my sneek peek I have chosen to use the Still Night bundle.  As some of you know my upline demo’s team are called OWLS (Obsessed with Lovely Stamps) so this bundle is so appropriate for us.

Here are the two cards I designed.


For this card I wanted to try to give a moon lit night feel.  This is the first time I have tried to do this and it turned out very well.  First I sponged Night of Navy onto the card base and around a circle mask.  Then I stamped the branch using Early Espresso and added some sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make the branches frosted.  Finally I stamped the owl in memento and coloured the owl in using Water Colour pencils and a blender pen.


For this card I wanted to try the sunset technique again another technique I have not done before.  I sponged the inks onto the card stock.  The dies were cut out using Basic Black card stock and stuck onto the card base using fine tip glue.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards using the Still Night bundle.  Please do leave comments before you hop on over to Jessie in Australia.

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