SUBA July 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Friends of SUBA Blog Hop.What does SUBA stand for?

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 Blog Hop is a Colour Combo Challenge using three of our NEW Stampin’ Up! colours; Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green.

When I first saw these colours they reminded me of trees and leaves so I just had to use the Rooted In Nature stamp set for this project.

I had a wooden square from Hobbycraft which I thought would look nice with leaves on it.

I stamped the branch of leaves onto the wooden square in Shade Spruce Ink.  Then I stamped the large and smaller leaves in Granny Apple Green Ink and Soft Sea Foam Ink to make a background.

To give it some texture I die cut the large and small leaf dies in Shaded Spruce, Softy Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green card stock.  These were then embossed using the emboss dies.

I stamped a sentiment with Shaded Spruce onto a Soft Sea Foam circle and stuck it in the middle of the square.  I wanted the leaves to look as it they had fallen onto the square so I dropped them onto the square, and stuck them where they landed.

To finish it off I brushed Wink of Stella over each leaf to make it shimmer in the light.  I also added 3 gems to the sentiment circle.

I hope you have loved looking at my project.  Please do leave comments before you click on the next button to see what Caro has made.

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Blog hop list

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

Scrapbooking Global July 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to July’s Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.

Scrap booking Global Blog Hop

This month’s theme is the following Scrapbook Sketch.

Scrapbook Sketch

First I decided to start with a photo and work the rest of the page around that.  I chose a photo of two of my cats when they were kittens.

Cat photo

Then I decided to use Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock to make two of the square mat layers and Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock to make the other two square mat layers.

Next I stuck the photo onto one of the Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla squares.  Once I had stamped two cats from the Pretty Kitty stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I then stuck this onto one of the Crumb Cake and Soft Suede squares.

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set

For the title I decided to try the NEW Lined Alphabet stamp set.  The letters were stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede ink and mat layered onto Soft Suede card stock.

As I thought the Very Vanilla page looked a little bland I used two strips cut from the Share What You Love DSP.

This then left me with two more mat layered squares to finish off.  I used one to journal on and I decided to punch two black cat shadows using the Cat Punch.

Punched Black Cats

To finish off the page I stamped Meow using the NEW Make a Difference stamp set.

Finished page

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my version of the scrapbook sketch.  Please do leave comments before you clink on the next button to take you to Kimberley in the USA.

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Home Decor SU Style July Blog Hop

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Welcome to Stampin ‘n’ Crafting with cheryldiana.

Welcome to this month’s Blog Hop.  I hope you have enjoyed visiting the various Blog Hops and seen some lovely Home Decor projects.  I live in a village near Newmarket, England and living in the country you get to see so many flowers.

My project is a sampler in an Ikea Ribba frame.  When I looked through the new catalogue I fell in love with the In Every Season stamp set and could picture various was of using this stamp set.

Finished Frame

First I die cut 3cm squares using the square Stitched Framelits.  Then using Basic Gray ink I stamped the various flowers onto the squares.

These were then coloured in using the watercolour pencils.  I was so lucky as a demo to be able to order Set 2 of the watercolour pencils that are coming out in August.  This gave me much more choices of colour to use.

Stamped Flowers

Then using a blender pen I carefully blended the colours together.

The sentiment from Layering Love stamp set was stamped in Smokey Slate and die cut out using a circle from Stitched Framelits.

Polka Dot Tulle Bow

For the backing I cut Smokey Slate card stock into an 8″ x 8″ square.  Using the dotty stamp from Waterfront stamp set and using Smokey Slate ink I stamped all over to make my own back ground paper.

The flowers were then stuck onto the Smokey Slate background.  The circle was stuck in the middle of the frame using dimensionals.  A bow was made using the polka dot tulle ribbon and was stuck to the circle using a glue dot.

Finished Page

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project, please do leave comments as you hop through all the Blogs in this Hop.

The next person to hop to is Mette to see her lovely Home Decor Project this month.

Stamp ‘N Hop July Blog Hop

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Welcome to July’s Stamp ‘n’ Hop.

This month our theme is Favourite Designer Speciality Paper.  This fits in well with this month’s special offer from Stampin’ Up! which is buy 3 packs from the list and get another pack free.  I decided to order 4 different packs so I had plenty of choice to choose from.

I chose Garden Impressions as my favourite DSP.  These papers are very colourful and I can use them with my favourite colour Melon Mambo.

For this blog I decided to do a double spread scrapbook page.  I was looking through a box of photos to scrapbook and came across 3 photos of my daughter and niece.

Double Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook Page 1

Scrapbook page 1

I started off with a Basic Black 12 x 12 page as I had some of this retired card stock left.  I then cut the pinker DSP into strips to make a back ground for the main photo.  The photo was mat layered using Melon Mambo card stock and Basic Black card stock.  I already knew I wanted Cousins as the title so I used the Large Letters Framelits and the Daisy punch.  I then used the Whisper White watercolour pencil to add a line to each pencil.

Scrapbook Page 2

Scrapbook page 2

Again I started off with 12×12 Basic Black card stock.  This time I used the DSP off cuts from page 1 as the background. The photos were mat layered using Melon Mambo again but as I was laying the page out the photos moved so that they were at an angle so I decided to stick them down.  Flowers from the DSP were then fussy cut and stuck to the page using Stampin Dimensionals.  I then finished the page off with some journaling.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog today and please do leave comments before you click on the Next button and visit Jacqui to see what her favourite DSP is.

Colour Combo July 2018 Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Colour Combo monthly blog hop where you are given 3 colours to use for your project.  This month we have been given the colours Petal Pink, Balmy Blue and Night of Navy.  Petal Pink and Balmy Blue are 2 of our new colours following our recent colour revamp.

This month I decided to use the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies as I ordered them a while ago but have not yet to use them.

Card Base

I chose to have a Night of Navy card stock mat layer, then a Balmy Blue card stock mat layer.  The next layer is Whisper White card stock which has been embossed using the Tufted Dynamic textured impressions embossing folder.

Beautiful Bouquet Birthday Card

Decoration

For the sentiment I used the ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  This was stamped using Night of Navy Ink onto Petal Pink card stock.  This was then die cut using the Square Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Frames were also cut out frames using Balmy Blue and Night of Navy card stock and the Square Stitched Shapes Framelits .

Finally I die cut some bunches of flowers, leaves and a bow using scraps and added a rhinestone to the bow to finish it off.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project.  Please do leave comments before you click on the next button to visit Anastasia and she what she has made using the 3 colours given to us.

  1. Cheryl Taylor (UK) – YOU ARE HERE

 

 

 

Kre8tors July 2018 Blog Hop

 

2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to July’s Kre8tors Blog Hop.  I am a Independent Demonstrator from the UK.  This month we have been given this card sketch.

Card Sketch

You may have joined me from Rebecca-Jo and her fabulous version of the card sketch or have just joined the blog hop with me.

As some of you will know I like to do projects that do not entail you having to have lots of products, so my card sketch has been completed using 1-2 stamp sets, 2 colours of card stock, Basic Black and Powder Pink, some Polka Dot tulle ribbon,  a 1 1/4″ circle punch and a Blackberry Bliss ink pad.

The stamp set I chose to use is Dandelion Wishes, plus a sentiment from the Crafting Forever stamp set.  I cut the square frame using the Layering Square framelits (B).  I masked the square in the middle so that it was covered and stamped randomly over the rest of the card stock (A).  Then I masked the card stock so only the square in the middle was showing, this was then stamped with a single image (B).

If this sounds too complicated or you do not have the framlits then you could just cut out various sized squares and get the same effect.

Finished card

I decided that the Polka Dot ribbon (C) looked better on this card rather than using a strip of card stock.  The card was finished off with a small strip of Basic Black card stock (D) and a Powder Pink circle with the sentiment stamped in Blackberry Bliss (E).

I hope you have enjoyed visiting me and seeing my version of the card sketch, please do leave comments before you click in the next button to visit Amy and see how she has used the card sketch.

 

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July 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison

Lisa Kmiec

Su Mohr

Kirsteen Gill

Jacqui Lawrence

Diana Core Tillery

Laura Kate Mackie

Jackie Lawless

Sue McDonald

Tricia Butts

Jo Blackman

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Tracy Marie Lewis

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Cheryl Taylor – You are here

Amy Grendel

Sandra Roberts

Maria Calia

Anastasia Radloff

Becky Browning

Friends of SUBA June Blog Hop

,Welcome to the Friends of SUBA Blog Hop.

SUBA Simply Amazing Business Angels, Louise Sims and Pip Todman bring you Business support training

What does SUBA stand for? 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 build the 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.

June’s Blog Hop Theme – Masculine/Male

A couple of weekends ago it was Father’s Day and I am very lucky to have both my Dad and Father-in-law around.  With them both being very special people I had to make a special card for them.

I decided to use Tranquil Tide card stock to use as a mat layer.  I love using punches and decided to use the Tailored Tag Punch (after all its my surname), to punch out shapes from the retired True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (as both Dads are True Gentlemen).

These are the cards I came up with:

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog today.

Please leave a comment before you click on the next button to visit Caro and see what lovely projects she has done.

Caro at Craft with Caro

 

Deborah at DJC Creativity   

 

Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft  

 

Ginny at Celebrate the Journey     

 

Sandra @ Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio  

 

Carrie at The Inky Nook

 

Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryl Diana YOU ARE HERE

Stampin Dreams June Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Stampin’ Dreams June Blog Hop.

The theme for this month is Birthdays.

This is a global blog hop and you have just arrived in England.  I hope you enjoy my birthday cards.

If like me you have bought stamp sets but not quite got round to using them, well, Graceful Garden was one of those that I had.  I chose the roses as in England most of our roses start blooming in our gardens.

Here are the two cards I came up with.

Rose cards x2

Card 1

Rose card 1

This card is a basic A6 card base with a mint macaron card  stock mat layer.  I stamped the rose onto a Whisper White mat layer using Black Memento Ink.  I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry watercolour pencils to colour in the rose and blended together using the blender pen.  The leaves were colouring in using Old Olive watercolour pencil.

I edged the rose petals and tops of the leaves with Wink of Stella to give it a slight shimmer.

The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set in Mint Macaron to match the mat layer.  I finished off the card with 3 Rhinestones.

Card 2

Rose card 2

This card style is a new one that I was shown at a recent team meeting.  For this card I used Basic Black, Mint Macaron and Whisper White card stock to make mat layers on both front sides of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday, in Black Memento Ink.

The roses and rose leaves are also from the Graceful Garden stamp set and are stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured in using the same colours as card 1.   I then fussy cut them out and arranged them onto the whisper white mat layer.

I hope the two cards you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day.

Please do leave a comment before using the list below to hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop June 2018

Welcome to Stampin ‘n’ Crafting with cheryldiana.

I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from England.  You may have just started with me or just visited Danielle and seen her lovely project.

Today I am taking part in a slightly different blog hop which involves a project for Home Decor.  This is the first time I have taken part in the Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop.  For those of you attending my all day class on Saturday this is one of the projects we will be making.

During a visit with my Demo Upline Sandra Roberts to IKEA we came across the Malma mirrors and knew we could use them with mixed media to make a project.  So of course we bought a couple to try out.

As I was driving to a Business demo meeting at Sandra’s, I was thinking about how I could decorate the mirror for my all day class.  As some of you already know I love pink and butterflies.  I did not have the new butterfly die so I was thinking of using the Dragonfly Dies instead.

When I arrived at Sandra’s, she was doing a mixed media class that day.  I was really surprised to find that she was using the mirror for the project and the dragonflies.  She was also using mint macaron and Share What You Love DSP.

When her class had finished I was able to use Sandra’s resources to make my version of her project.

This is what I came up with:

Finished mirror with mixed media frame

For my mirror I decided to use Blackberry Bliss reinker as the main colour theme.

First the mirror was painted in White Gesso, then corrigated cardboard was glued on to give it some texture, builders scrim was then added for a different texture and using the embossing paste and brick mask to add another texture.

Mirror frame before spraying with colour

This was allowed to dry before spritzing with Blackberry Bliss Ink.

Mirror with spritzed coloured frame

Once everything was dry, areas were then stamped in black memento ink using the Post Script stamp.

To decorate the mirror

Dragonflies and bees were die cut out 3 times using Basic Black card stock and stuck together to make them more sturdier.  The leaves were cut using the Flourish Thinlits in Pear Pizzazz card stock.  3D flowers were made using the layering circles dies with the scalloped edge and Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo and Powder Pink card stock.

As the current Stampin’ Up! letter dies were too big for this project I did have to use a retired product.  I chose the word Inspire as it is one of the Stampin’ Up! main words these were painted with crystal effects to give them a shiny look.

Once everything was stuck in place, the mirror was spritzed using Wink of Stella diluted with polypropylene to give it all a sparkle.

I am really pleased with how the mirror turned out and I hope you like it as much.  Please do leave a comment before you hop on over to Leonie in Australia.

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Kre8tors June Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to June’s Kre8tors Blog Hop.  I am a Independent Demonstrator from the UK.  As usual I am joining other Demonstrators globally to showcase items from the NEW Annual Catalogue which is now available from your demo.  Or if you are a demo you will have been able to look at it since On Stage in April.

You may have joined me from Laura and her fabulous project or am visiting me first.

There are so many amazing products available in the NEW Annual Catalogue.  Some new and some favourites.  Today I am showing a project that I designed for a Team Share that was based on the Share what you love bundles which were available as a special in May but are available in the New Catalogue.

Candle in a Box

My project shows that you do not need loads of Stampin’ Up products to make a lovely candle in a box project.

The card stock colours I used were Whisper White, Tranquil Tide and Petal Pink.

I hope you like my project.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop to Rebecca and her lovely project.

June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Jacqui Lawrence

Jackie Lawless

Lisa Kmiec

Kathy Maurer

Maria Calia

Tracy Marie Lewis

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Diana Core Tillery

Becky Browning

Sandra Roberts

Jo Blackman

Laura Kate Mackie

Cheryl Taylor – YOU ARE HERE

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Anastasia Radloff