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Kre8tors August Blog Hop - Water...

Welcome to another Kre8tors Blog Hop you have joined me here in the UK from the amazing Diana Tillery.  Each month a group of demonstrators from around the world are tasked with a theme to create projects to showcase the beautiful products of Stampin' Up!.

This month's theme is WATER.  This could be anything associated with water.  It is always a challenge to decide which products to use and this month I have chosen to dust off an amazing set called Swirly Bird.  This set has been with us for some time now but it is so versatile and has so many possibilities that it is one of those go to sets!

I have made two cards for you today.

The first one uses the elements to make a lovely little boat.


I cut the waves using the Swirly Scribbles dies to make a stencil and sponged the waves using Pool Party ink.  I add some Wink of Stella to the waves to make them shimmer.  I cut a porthole from Whisper White cardstock which I sponged in Real Red ink and added some gems for rivets.  I stamped the boat in Blueberry Bushel, Real Red (stamped off once for the background of the sail and stamped the stripes in Real Red) the other half of the sail is stamped in Mango Melody.

For the second card I stamped some kites using the same colours and method for the waves.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and if you would like to purchase any of the items I have used, please contact your local demonstrator or, if you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to help!  Alternatively, you can purchase them through my online shop using the items listed below.  Stampin' Up! have their Bonus Days promotion running at the moment so for every £45 you spend you receive a voucher code for £4.50 to spend on anything in September (yes that means the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue which goes live on the 5 September!!!)  There is no better time than to rack up those voucher codes for a September shopping spree.  Find out more by popping over to my online shop or simply drop me a line.
Stampin' Up! also has another promotion running for the month of August (whilst stocks last).  These are exclusive products only available for the month of August.  Click on the image below or visit my online shop for more details.


I am now going to pass you on to the amazing Maria Calia who I am sure has some lovely projects for you today.
Happy Stampin!


August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call
Jo Blackman - you are here




  1. Both of your cards are crisp and wonderful, Jo!

  2. I just love Swirly Bird! Such a great set for this challenge, and beautiful cards! Thank you so much for joining us on this hop! :)

  3. Great card designs. I love how you have shown the versatility of Swirly Birds to create two different and very fun cards. :)

  4. I love, love, love your cards, Jo! I haven't given much love to the Swirly Bird set, but you have inspired me to get it out and use it. Thank you for sharing!! :)

  5. Definitely CAS and Wonderful too!!

  6. what a great couple of bright and cheery cards!