Welcome to another Stamp & Hop Blog Hop
The theme for August is MasculinE
Hello you may have hopped over to me from Susan and seen the lovely project she has done or you have just joined the Blog Hop with me.
I fell in love with the Elephant bundle and could not wait to make a baby card with it. As the theme this month is Masculine I decided to first make a male baby card.
For this card I started off by inking up the Tufted embossing folder with Balmy Blue ink. A piece of Whisper White card stock was then laid onto the ink and embossed.
A piece of Balmy Blue card stack was stuck on to make a back ground for the elephants and sentiments. I then stamped the elephants in Balmy Blue ink and punched them out.
To finish off the card I stamped the hearts and die cut using the heart die from Up & Away Thinlits and stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
Cards 2 & 3
For these cards I decided to use set colours which were Merry Merlot, Blackberry Bliss and Pool Party.
I wanted to use the Lift Me Up stamp set and matching dies as I had not used these in a while.
If you have visited me before you will know that I love making my own back ground paper so stamped the clouds in Pool Party all over a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut to size. I stamped some medium sized balloons and die cut them out. These were then glued onto the card base.
I then die cut the large balloon and matching back ground dies in Pool Party and Whisper White card stock. These were then glued to the back of the die cut balloon. I wanted them to be slightly raised so Stampin Dimensionals were used. The sentiment was stamped onto a Whisper White cloud in Blackberry Bliss and backed to a Pool Party cloud.
To finish off the cards I used the Clear Rhinestones.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the cards I made for this blog hop. Please do leave comments as you hop around this blog hop.
Please click on the next button to see what Vicky has used for her blog.
Welcome to another blog hop. This time I am taking part in the FIRST Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop.
I live in a lovely village in near Ely in the UK. You may have just joined me on this blog hop or just hopped over from Sue and seen her scrapbook page.
For this first blog hop the theme is Anything Current. Whilst I was looking through some old photos trying to find some that I could scrapbook as one off pages. I found some photos of my lovely daughter which were taken by a professional photographer for one of my birthdays.
The photo has a black and red border around it and I wanted to use a bright colour for my page so I chose Real Red 12×12 card stock. I have been trying to find another excuse to use the Petal Palette stamp set as it is a lovely set. Also I wanted to use more embellishments as most of my scrapbook pages are full of photos rather than just the one photo.
I decided to use the White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and the Black Satin ribbon. By trying different layouts I decided to layer the ribbons, with the polka dot tulle on top of the black. Don’t you just love how this turned out?
I die cut out the leaves using the Petals & More Thinlits and Whisper White card stock and Blueberry Bushel card stock. These were glued onto the left hand corners using fine tip glue.
Then I stamped the flower stamps in Black Memento. These flowers were then coloured in using the Real Red watercolour pencil and a blender pen. The leaves were coloured in using the Basic Black watercolour pencil. Finally I used Wink of Stella brushed over the roses to make them sparkle.
To finish the page off I used the Amazing and You dies from the Celebrate You thinlits which were die cut again using Whisper White and Blueberry Bushel card stock and stuck one over the other.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my scrapbook page and that it has given you some ideas. Please do leave comments as you hop around this blog hop.
Please click on the next button to hop over to Cindy to see her scrapbook page.
Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop
August Roll Call
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.
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
Welcome to July’s Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop.
This month’s theme is the following 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.
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.
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.
To finish off the page I stamped Meow using the NEW Make a Difference stamp set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call
Diana Core Tillery
Laura Kate Mackie
Tracy Marie Lewis
Cheryl Taylor – You are here
,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 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
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.
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.
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!