Thursday, 14 February 2019

SDBH February Blog Hop - Birthday...

Hello and welcome the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for February.  This month we have a theme of birthday.

I don't know about you but I often struggle to come up with ideas for men.  When I saw the Geared Up Garage suite in the Spring/Summer catalogue, I knew it would be a great hit with the men in my life.

I absolutely love the colours that are in the DSP, they are just bright enough but masculine too.

Here is what I made...

I hope my cards have inspired you a little today and I am now going to pass you on to Pia who I am sure has something amazing to share with you today.
Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Colour Combo Blog Hop February 2019...

Good morning from Norfolk in the UK and thank you for joining me today for the February Colour Combo Blog Hop.

Today I am hopping with demonstrators from all over the World with one theme in mind, to use just three colours


These colour challenges really make you think and sometimes it is hard to decide how to use them but I knew instantly I saw these colours, exactly what I wanted to use.

I have chosen the beautiful Climbing Roses bundle from the Spring/Summer catalogue.  I have had this set a while but haven't yet had a chance to play with it.

I am no artist (far from it!) but I do like to dabble with a bit of watercolour painting.

I stamped the image in 'stamped off' Sahara Sand ink so you can barely see it on to normal Whisper White cardstock (I prefer to use this as opposed to watercolour paper so I have a little more control over the paintbrush!).  I usually stamp an image next to it in case I cannot see the image properly.

I then use an Aquapainter but I don't fill it with water, I use it virtually dry with a little water to mix my colours as I go, like a traditional paintbrush.

Here are some work in progress pictures...

This first picture shows how I tackle the painting, I always lay a thin layer of colour down first on separate leaves/petals, ones that don't touch so the colours don't run into each other and I let every section dry before I add further layers.

This picture shows the image developing gradually but the process is the same, I keep going back to separate areas to add more layers.

This third image shows how the flowers have been built up with colour and the leaves coming along (notice the obligatory green finger print top left!!)  TOP TIP - always use a clean piece of tissue to protect your image.  Fortunately I was cutting this out so I wasn't too concerned.

And here is my finished card...

I hope you have liked my project today and I have inspired you to get your paintbrushes out.

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

Happy Stampin'


Pia Gerhardt - Scraproomboom (DE)  
Sue McDonald - Frankiesue Stampin (UK)
Tricia Butts (U.S.A)
Rene Guenther (DE) 
Jo Blackman (UK) - YOU ARE HERE
Angélique Nederpel - Stempelkeuken (NL)
Rebecca-Jo Unwin - Australia
Carmen Groinig- Austria
Tracy Marie Lewis - Stuff N Thingz (US)
Brigitte Baier-Moser - Mediendesign Moser (AT)
Katie Johnson - United States

Sunday, 10 February 2019

February 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop / Theme: Valentines/Love...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me in Norfolk in the UK.  Today I am hopping with the amazing Kre8tors Blog Hop for their February Hop with the theme Valentines/Love.  You may have joined me from Anastasia or starting your journey here.
Here is my card...
I cut my base card from Thick Whisper White and cut an additional Whisper White panel.  I then cut six of the small hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies in three rows of two before embossing the panel using the Subtles embossing folder.  I then cut small squares of DSP from the beautiful All My Love DSP and arranged them on my card base, ensuring I could see them properly through the heart apertures.   I stuck the panel to my card front using 3d foam.
I then cut two of the white filigree flower stems, small hearts and the LOVE YOU all from the Well Written Framelits using Lovely Liptstick cardstock.  I arranged these across my card front to finish and added a few of the Heart Epoxy Droplets.
Here are a couple of close ups....
I hope you have liked my little project and I am now going to pass you on to my friend Laura who I am sure has something amazing to share with you today.
Happy Stampin'
Roll Call List



Friday, 8 February 2019

Stamp 'N Hop February Blog Hop - LOVE...

Good evening and welcome to the Stamp 'n Hop February Hop.  This evening I am joining demonstrators from around the World to celebrate Love, well it is Valentine's Month after all.  You may have joined me from Anastasia or may be starting your journey here.
I decided to use the amazing Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies and the All My Love Designer Series Paper, together with the LOVE die cut taken from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.
I made by card base from Thick Whisper White and cut a panel for the front, I then added some embossed lines to the left hand side (unfortunately the picture doesn't capture these!).
I cut the large heart from the All My Love DSP and the gold glitter hearts using Gold Glimmer Paper, all from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.  The small hearts are stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink.
I cut the LOVE three times and stuck them together to give it some dimension.  I stamped the YOU on to the card front and arranged everything else around it.
Finally, I put a glaze on the LOVE using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and added a few of the Heart Epoxy Droplets. 
Here are some closer pictures which hopefully show the detail a bit better.
Thank you for hopping with me today, I am now going to pass you on to Susan who I am sure has something amazing to share with you.
Happy Stampin'
February Roll Call
3 Vicky Wright - Australia
4 Jenna Watkins - Australia
5 Sandra Roberts - UK   
6 Laura Mackie - UK
7 Pia Gerhardt - DE
9 Jo Blackman - UK ** You are here **
12 Rebecca-Jo Unwin - Australia


Saturday, 26 January 2019

Ink.Stamp.Share January Blog Hop - Spring/Summer Catalogue...

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today I am joining in with the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop and this month we are celebrating all that's new in the Spring/Summer Occasions Catalogue.  You may have joined me from Cindy who I am sure had some amazing projects for you. 

I have chosen to highlight the beautiful Gingham Gala Suite.  This has been such a hit this year with lots of co-ordinating products appearing in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I am actually holding a Butterfly Gala class today highlighting these amazing projects so pop back next week to see what we got up to.

The Butterfly Gala stamp set has lots of amazing butterflies and a co-ordinating punch which makes it quick and simple to create beautiful cards.  The Beauty Abounds co-ordinates beautifully with Bokeh dots and some lovely greetings.

Here are my cards...

I hope you have enjoyed hopping with me today and I am now going to pass you on to Deb.

Happy Stampin'


January Roll Call

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