SUBA January Blog Hop

Welcome, today I am taking part in the Friends of SUBA blog hop.

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We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends that have met through attending fantastic Simply Unique Business Angels courses, run by Louise Sims and Pip Todman, to help with the technology side of our business.  They are highly recommended by all of us.  You can find out more here.

Whether you have just join our blog hop or hopped over from Caro I hope you enjoy our projects.

This month our theme is of cause Sale-A-Bration. For the period 3 January through to 31st March Stampin’ Up! hold their biggest promotion. For every £45 spent in one order you can choose a FREE product from their Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

The product I am showcasing is the Botanical Butterfly designer series paper. This paper is simple gorgeous and I did not really want to use it. I decided to bite the bullet and do a ‘One Sheet Wonder’ using one of the 12×12″ DSP.

 

As I have never done this type of project I had a quick look on Pinterest and found this One Sheet Wonder template.

I decided to use the Beauty Abounds Bundle with this DSP as I have not really used this lovely new bundle.

I chose to use one A4 sheet of Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist and Grapefruit Grove to make the card bases which I will attach it Whisper White card stock.

I also decided to use the same colour ink pads. These I used to stamp background onto the same colour card stock.

Here are the cards I have made:

I hope you have loved the cards I have made using One Sheet Wonder.  Please do leave comments as you hop around and see what the others have done.  Please click on the next button to see what Deborah has made.

Blog hop list

Carrie at The Inky Nook
Gina at Emerald Kreations
Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft
Caro at Craft with Caro
Cheryl at Stampin n Crafting with Cheryldiana – YOU ARE HERE
Deborah at DJC Creativity
Ginny at Celebrate the Journey
Sandra at StampnStudio

Stampin Friends January 2019

Welcome, this is my third blog hop today.  This lunchtime I am Blog Hopping with Stampin Friends 2019.

This aim of this Blog Hop is to make a card and another project using Stampin’ Up! products.  This month’s theme is LOVE.

For this month’s theme I decided to make a small box and card for my wonderful hubby.  When we got married 3 years ago our wedding colours were, Whisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and Mossy Meadow.  Unfortunately the first two colours are now retired but the wonderful news is that Stampin’ Up! brought back Mossy Meadow.  So of course for my LOVE card and project I had to use Mossy Meadow.

Here are my projects.

The box is die cut using the Window Box Thinlits.  I used one of the squares from the Stitched Shape Framelits as this fits the box perfectly.  I used the heart die from the Window Box Thinlits to die cut Whisper White card stock and fixed to the box.  I wanted 3 sides white and 3 sides Mossy Meadow.

I then finished off the box with white shedding so that it is ready for my gift.

The card is a simple 3×3″ card base, a Whisper White matt layer onto which a sentiment from Dandelion Wisher stamp set has been stamped on using Mossy Meadow ink.  I used the same heart die and Mossy Meadow square as above to decorate my card.

I hope you have loved my projects today.  Please do leave comments as you hop around and see what cards and projects the others have done.

Beginner, Casual, Avid Stampers

Welcome, today I am taking part in 3 Blog Hops.  The second one is with Stampin’ Dreams.

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Whilst attending On Stage Birmingham in November we were told that there are 3 types of stamper.  Beginner, Casual and Avid therefore the theme today is a set of cards for each type of stamper.

I decided to use the Beauty Abounds Bundle for my set of cards.

Beginner stamper

For this card I stamped Highland Heather ink all over a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  I started by stamping the colour straight onto the card and then stamped a couple of more times too get different levels of colour.  Then I stamped the set of flowers, butterfly and sentiments using Black Memento Ink.

Casual Stamper

Using the same stamp set I stamped the same back ground but made is darker by only stamping once then again onto the card stock.  The set of flowers again was stamped in Black Memento ink but I coloured in certain bits of the card using Basic Black Stampin Marker to make it stand out more.

The sentiments were stamped onto cut out squares of Whisper White card stock and the butterflies were stamped using Highland Heather ink.  I smudged the edges of the card stock using Highland Heather ink.

Avid Stamper

For this card I brayered Highland ink over the back ground.  Then I die cut the lovely butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies using Highland Heather and Basic Black card stock.  This is the first time I have used them and they are so beautiful.  These were then stuck together and fixed to the card base.

As the butterflies are so beautiful I decided to use only one of the sentiments on the front of the card and use the other one inside.  The sentiment was stamped onto vellum and fixed to the Highland Heather frame.  I used the Stitched circle dies.  The sentiment was then fixed to the card base using mini stampin dimensionals.

I hope you like my set of cards for each type of stamper.  Please do leave comments as you hop around and see what cards the others have done.

Scrapbooking Global January 2019 BH

Welcome, today I am taking part in the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.

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This month our projects are following a Scrapbook Sketch.  As many of you know I do love scrapbooking and sometimes when you are stuck for an idea following a layout can be very useful.

Here is the scrapbook layout that we have been given.

I started this layout by finding a photo that I could use.  This is my daughter when she was 2 years old.  I decided to use the colours from her stroller.  Highland Heather and Pool Party where the nearest Stampin’ Up! colours.

As I wanted different backgrounds I used Buffalo Check and Bokeh Dots stamp sets using Highland Heather and Pool Party ink pads.  For texture I used the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  These were mounted onto Night of Navy card stock to give depth.

I decided that I wanted to make my own embellishments by punching the small butterflies from the Butterfly Duo punch and circles from the 1/2″ punch.  I stuck pearls along the body of the butterflies and I found some retired SU pearls for the circles.

For the subtitle and date I stamped letters and numbers using Night of Navy ink pad from Labeler Alphabet stamp set, cut them out by hand and mounted them onto the page using mini stampin dimensionals.   For the title I used the Celebrate You thinlits.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my scrapbook layout.  Please enjoy hopping around this blog hop and see how we have designed our pages using the same layout.

2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop – January 2019

Welcome.  Today I am taking part in the Kre8tors Blog Hop where the theme for this blog hop is Tic Tac Toe or Noughts and Crosses.

With Tic Tac Toe we are asked to choose a line of 3 for our project.  I decided to use Washi Tape, Scrap Layout and Ribbon.

For the months of January, February and March every year, Stampin’ Up! hold a fantastic promotion.  Here in the UK for every £45.00 spent on products you can choose a FREE project from their Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  There are even a couple for you to choose if you spend £90.00!

In this year’s SAB catalogue we have the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  And as everyone knows I love Butterflies so I am a very happy person.  Once I had finally managed to stop ‘stroking’ the DSP and  I then started cutting it up.

I decided that as I had already purchased Pick A Pattern Washi Tape I would make a black and white scrap layout.  I wanted to use the black and white DSP from the Botanical Butterfly.

For the ribbon I chose to use 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle ribbon.

I stamped one of the small butterflies from Butterfly Gala using Black Memento Ink over the whisper white 12×12″ card stock.  Yes I did cut the stamp so it was easier to stamp the small butterfly.

Along the left hand edge I stuck a piece of Basic Black card stock and stuck the ribbon down the middle using glue dots.  The butterflies were punched out of another piece of scrap DSP using the Butterfly Duo punch and stuck down.  I added Clear Rhinestones to the bodies of the butterflies.

2 pieces of scrap DSP were stuck to the middle of the page and edged with the Pick A Pattern washi tape.

Finally I cut 2 pieces of Basic Black card stock and Whisper White card stock and stuck them down for future photos.

I hope you have enjoyed my samples.  Please do leave comments as you Hop around.

Please click on the next button to see the lovely Dorothee and what she has made.

January 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
Sharon Dalton
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Linda Handford
Jacqueline Schilder
Eva Potts
Sue McDonald
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Tracy Marie Lewis
Laura Kate Mackie
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor – YOU ARE HERE
Dorothee Buhn
Jan Musselman
Sandra Mastello
Kathy Maurer
Kirsteen Gill
Deb Naylor
Jo Blackman
Cheryl Hamilton

Stamp Hop January Blog Hop

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Welcome.  Today I am taking part in the Stamp & Hop Blog Hop where the theme for this blog hop is Sale-A-Bration.

For the months of January, February and March every year, Stampin’ Up! hold a fantastic promotion.  Here in the UK for every £45.00 spent on products you can choose a FREE project from their Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  There are even a couple for you to choose if you spend £90.00!

In this year’s SAB catalogue we have the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  And as everyone knows I love Butterflies so I am a very happy person.  I have finally managed to stop ‘stroking’ the DSP and use it.

For those of us who work full time and when free time is limited we sometimes want a simple note card.  For this Blog Hop I have decided to show 3 very simple 10x10cm note cards that you can make with minimal products.

The Botanical Butterfly DSP is so versatile that you can just use it to make a simple card.

I took Highland Heather card stock and cut it into 9x9cm squares.  Then I cut the DSP into 3×3″squares.  This was stuck onto the Highland Heather card stock and then stuck onto Whisper White card base.

As you can see there is black and white DSP which can be coloured in so I did a background using the Gorgeous Grape water colouring pencil and an aqua painter.  Add a few gems and as a certain Meerkat in the UK says ‘SIMPLES’

I hope you have enjoyed my samples.  Please do leave comments as you Hop around.

Please click on the next button to see the lovely Anastasia and what she has made.

3 Mo Rootes – UK
12 Cheryl Taylor – UK – YOU ARE HERE
13 Anastasia Radloff – US

Colour Combo January Blog Hop

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Welcome to my FIRST BLOG HOP of 2019 which is the Colour Combo Blog Hop.

For the Colour Combo blog hop we are given three colours to use for our project.  This month we have been given the colours: Cajan Craze, Gorgeous Grape and Costal Cabana.  If there is one colour I tend not to use it is Cajan Craze, so I have tried to use it for this blog hop.

For this month’s Blog Hop I decided to use the Lasting Lily stamp set which is one of our FREE Sale-a-bration stamp sets which you can choose if you spend £90 on product.  I love that this is a disinktive stamp set which means that the stamp looks flat but it has very fine detail to give a 3D image.

Unfortunately we can guarantee that at some point, some one you know will pass away, leaving loved ones behind.  This stamp set is ideal for just those occasions.

I decided that the Gorgeous Grape and Costal Cabana were a bit too bright for a sympathy card to I stamped the images off onto paper first before stamping the image onto the Whisper White card. I then smudged some Gorgeous Grape ink along the edges of the card base.

As I had to use Cajun Craze I decided to mount the stamped card onto Cajun Craze card Stock and stamped the sentiment in the same colour ink.  I edged the card stock with Cajun Craze ink. The sentiment was then mounted onto basic black card stock and stuck to the card using stampin dimensionals.

To finish off the card (and the fact that I love butterflies) I stamped a couple of butterflies from the Beauty Abounds stamp set using Black memento ink.

I hope you like my ‘Simple Stamping’ sympathy card.

Please do leave comments as you hop through each blog.

Please click on the next button to visit Sharon.

Blog Hop List:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt (AT) – Little Lizzy’s Crafts
  2. Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)
  4. Sandra Herzog
  5. Sue McDonald (UK)
  6. Rene Guenther (DE)
  7. Renée Eckhardt (AT)
  8. Carmen Groinig (AT)
  9. Silke Trapani (DE)
  10. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz (US)
  11. Janey Backer (US)
  12. Tricia Butts (U.S.)
  13. Laura Mackie UK
  14. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
  15. Dorothee Felicitas Buhn
  16. Cheryl Taylor – UK – YOU ARE HERE
  17. Sharon Dalton – Australia
  18. Jo Blackman
  19. Astrid Hofmann (AT)
  20. Kimberley Morris (US)
  21. Tatiana Grübler (DE)
  22. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  23. Angélique Nederpel (NL)
  24. Katie Johnson (US)