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.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Stamp 'N Hop - Christmas Jump Start.....

Good evening from Norfolk in the UK.  This evening I am joining in with the Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop with the theme for October - Christmas Jump Start!
I think, as crafters, our Christmas craft goes on for around six months but now the Christmas goodies are appearing in the shops, it almost seems more acceptable.  I love the build up to Christmas and all the amazing creations that start to appear.
I have incorporated several of the brilliant Christmas stamps along with the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous and with the copper elements which run through it, it makes it even more luxurious that normal. 
I have made three cards to share ...

The first card incorporates the Peaceful Noel stamps.
The second card incorporates the Merry Christmas to All stamps. 
The third card incorporates the Dashing Deer stamps.
Have you noticed the little deer in the background?  Isn't he gorgeous and look he is snuggled up to a friend.  Here they are in all their glory.
I hope you have enjoyed hopping with me today, I am now going to pass you on to Cheryl, who I am sure has something exciting to share with you today.
Happy Stampin'

Vicky Wright - Australia
Eva Pottsova - Crafting with Angels (UK)
Jo Blackman (UK) - YOU ARE HERE
Cheryl Taylor - Stampin ‘n’ Crafting with Cheryldiana (UK)  
Jenna Watkins - Australia
Tracy Marie Lewis - Stuff N Thingz - US
Susan Simpson - Craftyduckydoodah! (UK) 

Ink & Share Scrapbook Hop - Fall Theme...

Thank you for joining me here today from Norfolk in the UK.  Today I am joining the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop for October with a theme of 'Fall' or Autumn as we know it here in the UK.

This has to be my favourite time of year where the nights are drawing in, the leaves are changing to all sorts of colours and falling from the trees, warm days and crisp nights, I could go on but definitely my favourite of the seasons.

When I was going through my many many photographs I realised I didn't actually have any which really showed the beauty of the season so I have created my scrapbook page without a photograph at this stage whilst I am working on taking that perfect snap.

Here is my layout.

The splatters in the background are stamped from the Timeless Textures stamps and embossed in copper.  The leaves are created using the 'Baby Wipe' technique.  I love doing this technique where you drop a few drops of reinker, in your chosen colours, on to some folded over flattened baby wipes and then use this as your ink pad.  I cut the leaves out together with a couple of copper leaves and arranged them around my centre photo.   I added a few more leaves to the top left corner with some linen thread.

Here are some closer images.

 I really enjoyed creating this project and may well have to make a second (I do love a double page layout!)

I am now going to pass you on to Cindy who I am sure has an amazing project to share with you today.

Happy Scrappin'


October Roll Call

Jo Blackman - you are here

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Color Combo Blog Hop - October ...

Good morning and thank you for joining me in Norfolk in the UK.  Today I am joining the October Colour Combo Blog Hop and the colours we were tasked with this month are Real Red, Petal Pink and Blackberry Bliss.  Not necessarily colours I would put together on first glance but actually they really compliment each other.  I won't lie, I was crying out to use a little green when creating my project but I stuck with it and this is what I came up with.

I chose to highlight the beautiful First Frost Stamp Set, this is such a pretty set which creates beautiful results, very quickly.
I stamped the sprigs in the background in Blackberry Bliss, first and second generation stamping.  I then cut out some sprigs using Petal Pink cardstock and coloured the berries in Real Red.  I then stamped the flowers in Petal Pink and using a dauber, added some Real Red to the centres of the flowers.  I wanted to keep it quite simple and clean.  I then added the greeting and some mini gold sequins.  I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers but this doesn't really show in the photographs.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed my project and I am now going to pass you on to Sandra who I am sure has a lovely project to share with you today.
Happy Stampin'
October Roll Call List 
Tricia Butts (U.S.A)
Jo Blackman (UK) - you are here

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