Saturday, 8 June 2019

Stamp 'n Hop - Hello 2019/20 Annual Catalogue...

Good morning and welcome to another Stamp 'n Hop blog hop.  This month we are celebrating the release of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  You may be joining me from the amazing Karen or starting your hop here but either way sit back and enjoy some inspiration from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue!
Today is a great day as not only am I joining lots of amazing demonstrators from around the world to celebrate the new catalogue but today is also my birthday, yay!
As demonstrators we get to see and purchase some of the new items featured in the new catalogue prior to the general release and the one stamp set I fell in love with and decided to share with you today is called "Over the Moon" (149331).
How cute are they!!!
Here is my card.
I designed this card for a card swap I recently co-ordinated here in the UK.  I used the Buffalo Check background stamp (151372), stamped in Memento Black (132708) on to Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I then used Stampin' Blends to colour in my image.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I am now going to pass you on to Jacqui who I am sure has something lovely to share with you.
Happy Stampin'

Roll Call
   Pia Gerhardt (DE)
Mo Rootes (UK)
Vicky Wright - Australia
Laura Hill (UK)
Jo Blackman (UK) - YOU ARE HERE
Vickie Kello (Aus)


Tuesday, 4 June 2019


Good morning, today is a very exciting day as we welcome the launch of the brand new Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up!.  As demonstrators we get our hands of the catalogue and a selection of the goodies prior to its launch and then it seems an age before it goes live.
So here we are, today is the day and as my pup decided to get me up at 4.50 am this morning, my order has already been placed and I am eagerly awaiting my new goodies to arrive!!!!
You can view the catalogue by clicking on the catalogue below or on the right hand of your screen.  Alternatively, if you would like a paper copy delivered to your door just drop me a line and I will get one off to you.
Happy browsing everyone and don't forget if you would like to get your hands on some of the new goodies, just let me know.
Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Ink. Stamp. Share May Blog Hop - Monochrome...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining us today for the Ink. Stamp. Share Monochrome Blog Hop.
I love Monochrome projects, it is amazing the amount of detail you can get by using just one palette of colour.
Today I have chosen to use a new stamp set from the soon to be released Annual Catalogue for 2019/20.  It from a suite called Magnolia Lane and the stamps are called Good Morning Magnolia.
Here is my card...
I coloured my image using just the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Blender Pens with a touch of Soft Suede.
I hope you like it.
I am now going to pass you on to Linda who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.
Happy Stampin!
Jo Blackman - you are here


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ink & Share Blog Hop - Goodbye...

Good morning and welcome to another Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop.  This month we are saying goodbye to some of our favourite products from the Stampin' Up! Catalogues to make way for some new goodies.

I have chosen to use the beautiful Needlepoint Nook Suite.  I absolutely love this suite, especially the DSP which is so colourful and beautiful.

Here is my page....

I made the little flower centres by simply cutting a fringe in some Crushed Curry cardstock and rolling it up tightly before fanning out the trimmed edge.

I am now going to pass you on to Colleen who I am sure has something amazing to share with you today.

Happy Scrappin'


Roll Call List

Thursday, 16 May 2019

SDBH - May - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek...

Good evening, tonight I am joining in with the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for May where we are sharing everything 'new' with some amazing Sneak Peaks from the 2019/20 Annual Catalogue coming on 4 June!!!

One of the many advantages of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that we get to see the goodies several weeks in advance of their launch and have the opportunity to purchase a selection of these goodies.

Today I am sharing with you a suite which really caught my eye called Come Sail Away.  It has a fantastic stamp set, dies, paper, embossing folder, Memories & More cards, twine and embellishments.

This stamp set is great for using with different background techniques.  The first technique I used was to mix some re-inker in Night of Navy and Balmy Blue together with some Frost White shimmer paint.  I screwed up some tissue paper and blotted on to some Whisper White cardstock.

I then teamed it up with one of the cards from the Memories & More cards, added some twine and an embellishment to complete.
I then used a technique which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of where you stamp your images repeatedly until there is no ink left on your stamp.  I did this in several colours until I had covered my background.
Finally, this one isn't a background technique but I mixed some Night of Navy ink with some Frost White Shimmer Paint and dabbed it all over the laser cut frame from the Memories & More cards.  The lighthouse is also from the Memories & More cards.  I attached my greeting under the background paper on the inside of my card and added a little magnet which holds it closed.  The other magnet is hidden under the wheel.

I think I am a bit addicted to this suite and I hope I may have inspired you a little today.  Please continue through the hop to see all the amazing sneak peak projects.
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Kre8tors May Blog Hop - Techniques...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me today.  You may have joined me from Jan or starting your journey here but either way best make yourself a cuppa as we have a beauty of a hop for you today.

This month we are tasked with the heading 'techniques'.  This can be background techniques or colouring techniques or like me, I have chosen to highlight a card technique, the shaker card!

When I sat down to make this card I wanted to make use of one of the amazing products that will soon be parting us which is sad but that just means there is lots of room for some fantastic new goodies!

Here is my card....

I sponged some Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock before cutting out the Happy Birthday.  I made my shaker part using the Layering Circles and the balloons using the balloon punch. 

Here you can just see some little seed beads I used for the shaker part.  I always like to use something a little heavier than punched out shapes or glitter as you get a real 'shake' and they don't cling to the acetate.

I hope you like my card and I am now going to pass you on to Ximena who I am sure has something gorgeous to share with you today.

Happy Stampin'!


Roll Call List

Jo Blackman - YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Stamp 'n Hop - Goodbye to the 2018-19 Catalogue...

Good morning, thank you for joining me today.  You may have joined me from Cheryl or starting your journey here.  Either way, sit back and enjoy hopping around the Stampin 'n Hop May Hop where we are saying goodbye to some of our favourite products from the 2018-2019 Catalogue.

This is always a sad time to say goodbye to some amazing products but an exciting time as a whole load of new goodies are soon to be available.

I have chosen to highlight one of my favourite all time stamps.  In fact, when it came out I bought myself a spare in case I ever mislaid any part of it!!!

So, meet BABY BEAR!!!!

Isn't he a cutie, I have made this card for a new baby but equally it would make a lovely birthday card or love and hugs type card.  I would love receiving him for any occasion.  This is the perfect stamp to use with the Stamparatus!

The bear is made up of three stamps in three colours, I used Sahara Sand for the base, Crumb Cake for the second layer and Early Espresso for the top.

I will be sad to see him go from the catalogue but he is definitely a keeper!

I am now going to pass you on to Pia who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Stampin'!


Roll Call

12 Jo Blackman - YOU ARE HERE

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