Saturday, 23 February 2019

Ink.Stamp.Share February Blog Hop - Sale-a-Bration...

Hello and welome to the Ink.Stamp.Share February Blog Hop.  I am once again hopping with some amazing demonstrators from around the World.

This month we are using the theme of Sale-a-Bration.  This is a promotion which runs for the first three months of the year.  For every £45 you spend, you are able to choose a free product from an amazing selection of Sale-a-Bration goodies.

I have chosen to highlight a stamp set and DSP called the Painted Seasons Bundle from the second release of Sale-a-Bration goodies which are a qualifying bundle for a £90 order.  If you look carefully you can also see the gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the background.

I hope you like my project today and I am now going to pass you on to Jacqueline who I am sure has something amazing to share with you.

Happy Stampin'


Roll Call List

Thursday, 21 February 2019

SF 2019 February Blog Hop - Thanks...

Good afternoon and welcome to another amazing Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.

You are joining me in Norfolk in the UK.

This month's theme for our projects is Thanks.  I love sending thank you cards and gifts.

I decided to use the lovely Needlepoint Nook suite for my projects.  I made a very simple card with use of my Stamparatus to line up the words nicely.

The DSP in this suite is really beautiful and so cheerful and happy so I made this cute little buckle closing box to highlight one of my favourites.

Here are some pictures showing how the cute little buckle works, it closes the box beautifully without any need for adhesives or magnets.

This is going to be my monthly class project, it is surprisingly quick to make too.  The buckle has been made using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits, I love these!!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today, please continue to follow the hop so see the amazing projects made by other hoppers from around the world.  I love to hear from you so if you like what you see please leave me a comment below.

Happy Stampin'


Roll Call 
Jo Blackman - you are here

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

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