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Ink.Stamp.Share December Blog Hop - Colour Challenge...

Good afternoon and welcome to the last Ink.Stamp.Share blog hop for 2018!! 

I am sorry I have been absent from my blog for a little while.  Sadly my dear old mum passed away at the beginning of November and I must confess my crafting mojo disappeared for a while.

This month we set a colour challenge where we had to create a card/project using as many or as few colours from Berry Burst, So Saffron, Garden Green, Pacific Point and Night of Navy.  Of course I decided to use them all!!

I wanted to share a sneak peak with you from the upcoming Spring/Summer Catalogue which goes live on the 3 January.  As demonstrators we have an opportunity to get our hands on the new goodies a while in advance so we can get projects made to inspire you!

So the stamp set I have used is the brand new Needles and Threads from the Needlepoint Nook Suite.  This is a stunning stamp set and the DSP is divine although for this project I have created my own DSP.

Here is my card....


I also wanted to create a little gift box to accompany the card so I created this little beauty by randomly stamping and colouring some of the beautiful imagery from the stamps.  They really do most of the work for you.  This is a simple box which was one of the first projects I ever made on my Stampin' Up! journey.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I will now pass you on to Laura who I am sure has something amazing to share with you today.


Happy Stampin!


Roll Call
Jo Blackman - you are here


Ink.Stamp.Share November Blog Hop - Christmas Packaging...

Good afternoon, thank you for joining me today for the Ink.Stamp.Share Monthly Blog Hop.  This month we are concentrating on Christmas Packaging.

There is nothing I love more than packaging ideas, I am a 3d freak so love every opportunity to make packaging for any gift I buy!

I have a few ideas to share with you today.

Sometimes a gift bag is what you need and I always have a few plain white bags to hand, just in case, but this time I have dressed them up a bit.

I stamped the bottom of my bag with the delightful Dashing Deer then made a lid for the bag which really dresses it up.

I then decided to downside my bag a little but dress it up with the beautiful Joyous Noel DSP, adding a box base and rosette gift tag.

Packaging doesn't always to have to be time consuming and difficult, here I have simply wrapped my gift in brown packaging paper and added some glitter reindeer on some ribbon.  It takes a simple wrapping up a knotch.

Finally, one last little project, whilst not exactly packaging as such makes a lovely little alternative napkin ring for the Christmas table.

I hope you liked my projects and I will now pass you on to Tricia Butts who I am sure has a fantastic project for you today.

Happy Stampin'



Roll Call List

Jo Blackman - you are here

Stamp 'N Hop November Blog Hop - Casing the Annual Catalogue...

Good evening from Norfolk in the UK.  This evening I am joining in with the Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop with the theme for November - Casing the Annual Catalogue.
With all the excitement of the Christmas catalogue and then previews of the new Spring/Summer catalogues, sometimes the Annual Catalogue gets forgotten.
I have chosen to case a card on page 97 of the Annual Catalogue using the stamp set Christmas Pines.  Whilst this set was not new to the Annual Catalogue this year, it is one of those sets which hasn't received the attention that it should have done.
 I have cased the design but I have changed the colours up a bit and added a different greeting.
Here is my card...

Thank you for joining to me today and I am now going to pass you on to Jacqui.
If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours.
Happy Stampin'
November Roll Call List

Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop: Tic Tac Toe...

I am excited today to be joining the Ink.Stamp.Share October Blog Hop.  Fellow demonstrator Laura Mackie and I have recently taken over this hop, we hop once a month and if you fancy joining in please get in touch.

This month's theme is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge, or as we know it in the UK, noughts and crosses.  The idea is you follow a line from the choices below, be that horizontal, vertical or diagonal.  I chose diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.  Christmas - Ribbon - Banner

And here is my card, I used the lovely Festive Farmhouse Suite.  I cut a piece of DSP to measure 13.85cm x 9.5cm for my base, the banner measured 5cm x 12cm.  I stamped the car, tree and banner using Memento ink and coloured using the amazing Stampin' Blends.

I hope you like my card and it has inspired you to have a go at our Tic Tac Toe Challenge.
If you have seen anything that you would like to purchase then please contact your local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or, if you don't have one, I would be happy to help.
 I am now going to pass you on to Sue McDonald who I am sure has an amazing project for you today.
Happy Stampin'