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

Friday, 3 May 2019

To a Wild Rose ... more sneak peaks

Good morning, thank you for joining me again today.

As promised, I am returning to share with you some more samples I made for the display board at our recent Stampin' Up! On-Stage Event using the To a Wild Rose stamp set.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and that they have inspired you to purchase the brand new 'To a Wild Rose' stamp set!  You won't regret it!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

To a Wild Rose Sneak Peak...

To a Wild Rose
Good morning and thank you for dropping by.
I attended On Stage recently, a celebration event of everything Stampin' Up! and to launch the new Annual Catalogue coming in June.
I was very privileged and honoured to be asked to present on the stage to nearly 600 fellow demonstrators.  I was very nervous but everyone was very kind, despite me cutting my presentation a little short, thinking I had run over time!!!
The stamp set I was asked to present was To a Wild Rose.  This set was designed for Million Dollar Achiever, Mary Ellen Byler.  It is such a beautiful set which is a two-step stamp set, is Distinktive and has a beautiful outline stamp for use with colouring techniques.  I truly was spoilt for options.
Today I am sharing with you the three cards I presented on stage designed with the beginner, casual and avid stamper in mind.
The Beginner - I used Mango Melody to stamp the second part of the two-step stamp on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I then used Mossy Meadow to stamp the flower centres and greetings.  This is a great project with simple stamping in mind, stress free guaranteed results.
Casual - for the casual crafter I heat embossed the leaves stamp in white on to Whisper White cardstock.  I then sponged the background in Soft Sea Foam.  The greeting was stamped in Gray Granite.
The Avid - I stamped the leaves in Crumb Cake on to a co-ordinating base card.  The leaves were stamped in Mossy Meadow and the flower was stamped in second generation Crumb Cake ink on to Whisper White cardstock.
I then used Stampin' Blends in Lovely Lipstick (light and dark) and Flirty Flamingo (light).  I first lay a layer of Flirty Flamingo and to a piece of acetate scribble some of the two Lovely Lipstick blends.  I then used my Flirty Flamingo Blend to pick up the other two colours from the acetate, using it like a paintbrush.  This helps to blend the colours smoothly.  Once dry I then added the finer detail.
This is such a beautiful stamp set with so many possibilities making it so versatile for all levels of stamper.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  I will pop back later in the week to share with you some of the other samples I made for the display board.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, 29 April 2019

Good morning, I hope you all had a good weekend.
It is that time of year when we say goodbye to a lot of amazing products from Stampin' Up!.  Whilst this is always sad, it makes way for lots of lovely new goodies arriving come 4 June - watch this space!!!
Today I am dropping by to share with you a little project I made recently with one of my classes.  It is a cute little box with a buckle fastening, using the beautiful Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.
It is really cute and the buckle kind of clicks into place holding it shut.  I used the stitched rectangle dies to create my buckle but if you don't have these, it can easily be made using a craft knife and ruler.
I will upload a tutorial of this little box over the next few days so you can give it a go.
Happy Stampin'
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Ink.Stamp.Share April Blog Hop - Floral...

Good afternoon and thank you for joining me today for the monthly Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop, a collaboration of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the World showcasing some amazing projects.

This month the theme is Floral.  I love this theme as there is so much choice and I have decided to showcase the beautiful Floral Romance Suite.  I must be honest that when I first saw this Suite, I loved the colourways but wasn't too sure on the images but how wrong could I be?  Once I got playing I absolutely loved this set whether the florals be in deep darkish tones or softer subtle tones.

As I was using the 12 x 12 cardstock , I opted for a large box to hold a substantial gift.

I have several cards to share with you today as I highlighted this beautiful set for a class, here they are...

The sad news is that this beautiful Suite of products will be retiring come the end of May so you need to be quick if you would like to add it to your collection.  If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to order it for you.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I am now going to pass you on to Dorothee who I am sure has something beautiful to share with you.  Be sure to follow the hop and leave a comment if you can, we love to receive feedback!

Happy Stampin'


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