Saturday, 24 November 2018

Ink.Stamp.Share November Blog Hop - Christmas Packaging...

Good afternoon, thank you for joining me today for the Ink.Stamp.Share Monthly Blog Hop.  This month we are concentrating on Christmas Packaging.

There is nothing I love more than packaging ideas, I am a 3d freak so love every opportunity to make packaging for any gift I buy!

I have a few ideas to share with you today.

Sometimes a gift bag is what you need and I always have a few plain white bags to hand, just in case, but this time I have dressed them up a bit.

I stamped the bottom of my bag with the delightful Dashing Deer then made a lid for the bag which really dresses it up.

I then decided to downside my bag a little but dress it up with the beautiful Joyous Noel DSP, adding a box base and rosette gift tag.

Packaging doesn't always to have to be time consuming and difficult, here I have simply wrapped my gift in brown packaging paper and added some glitter reindeer on some ribbon.  It takes a simple wrapping up a knotch.

Finally, one last little project, whilst not exactly packaging as such makes a lovely little alternative napkin ring for the Christmas table.

I hope you liked my projects and I will now pass you on to Tricia Butts who I am sure has a fantastic project for you today.

Happy Stampin'


Roll Call List

Jo Blackman - you are here

Friday, 16 November 2018

Stamp 'N Hop November Blog Hop - Casing the Annual Catalogue...

Good evening from Norfolk in the UK.  This evening I am joining in with the Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop with the theme for November - Casing the Annual Catalogue.
With all the excitement of the Christmas catalogue and then previews of the new Spring/Summer catalogues, sometimes the Annual Catalogue gets forgotten.
I have chosen to case a card on page 97 of the Annual Catalogue using the stamp set Christmas Pines.  Whilst this set was not new to the Annual Catalogue this year, it is one of those sets which hasn't received the attention that it should have done.
 I have cased the design but I have changed the colours up a bit and added a different greeting.
Here is my card...

Thank you for joining to me today and I am now going to pass you on to Jacqui.
If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours.
Happy Stampin'
November Roll Call List

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop: Tic Tac Toe...

I am excited today to be joining the Ink.Stamp.Share October Blog Hop.  Fellow demonstrator Laura Mackie and I have recently taken over this hop, we hop once a month and if you fancy joining in please get in touch.

This month's theme is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge, or as we know it in the UK, noughts and crosses.  The idea is you follow a line from the choices below, be that horizontal, vertical or diagonal.  I chose diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.  Christmas - Ribbon - Banner

And here is my card, I used the lovely Festive Farmhouse Suite.  I cut a piece of DSP to measure 13.85cm x 9.5cm for my base, the banner measured 5cm x 12cm.  I stamped the car, tree and banner using Memento ink and coloured using the amazing Stampin' Blends.

I hope you like my card and it has inspired you to have a go at our Tic Tac Toe Challenge.
If you have seen anything that you would like to purchase then please contact your local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or, if you don't have one, I would be happy to help.
 I am now going to pass you on to Sue McDonald who I am sure has an amazing project for you today.
Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Kre8tors Blog October 2018 - Theme: Autumn Color Challenge...

Good afternoon, thank you for joining me today.  My name is Jo and I am from Norfolk in the UK.
I am taking part in the Kre8tors Blog Hop for October together with many other demonstrators from around the World.
This month we were tasked with a colour challenge.  The colours were inspired by the picture below and we had to choose a minimum of three colours from Soft Suede, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Gray Granite.
I love the autumnal colours and never miss up on an opportunity to create with them.

For my card today, I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I inked some Soft Suede ink directly on to the embossing folder before running it through the machine.

I then punched five circles using the 1 3/4" circle and sponged the edges of the circles, first in Pumpkin Pie and then some Soft Suede.  I shaped the circles slightly before arranging to make my pumpkin.  I then cut a 'stalk' for the pumpkin and coloured in several layers of Soft Suede.  I tied some linen thread around the stalk.
For the leaves (taken from Colorful Seasons) I used the Baby Wipe Technique where you drop re=inker, in your chosen colours, on to a baby wipe and use this as your ink pad.  I used Real Red, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede.  The greeting was stamped using Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie and is from the Country Home stamp set.
I hope you like my project today.  If you do, please leave me a comment.
  I am now going to pass you on to Sue who I am sure has a lovely project for you today.
 Happy Stampin'
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
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