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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - April 2020...

Welcome to the Ink & Share Scrapbook April Hop.  

You may have joined me from Cheryl or starting your journey here. 

The theme this month is Spring/New Beginnings.  As those that follow me know, we moved home back in August last year.  We now have a much larger garden and a lovely vegetable area conveniently fenced off from the pups!  We also inherited an abundance of fruit trees and bushes which are all in blossom at the moment so look absolutely beautiful.  I was really spoilt for choice.

I have however decided to show you the most beautiful Wisteria which adorns the front of our house.  We missed the best of it last year but it flowers twice and smells divine.  I have always loved Wisteria but have never been very successful in growing it so was very happy with this inheritance!

Here are a couple of pictures and as you can see it is not fully out yet.

I have always thought wisteria to be a purple/lavender colour from a distance but it wasn't until I looked closely at the photographs that I realised they actually have a lot of blue in them.  So here is my page to celebrate Spring.

I used the hostess stamp set Soft Spring stamped several times in Purple Posy (this was to merely give me a feint guideline to follow).  I then used a Granny Apple Green Stampin' Write Marker for the stems, drawing over the top of the stamped image, and a mixture of Highland Heather and Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends.  I cut then fussy cut them (I think there were 6 in total).

I used the bricks from the Pattern Party Decorative masks and sponged in Cajun Craze and a little Soft Suede ink.

I cut the word Spring three times once each in Highland Heather, Seaside Spray and Whisper White and glued them together just offsetting the layers slightly so you can see the three colours.

I hope you like my Spring inspired layout and I am now going to pass you on to Rebecca-Jo who I am sure has something lovely to share with you today.

Happy Scrappin'


April Roll Call

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

Good afternoon and welcome to the Ink.Stamp.Share April Colour Challenge Blog Hop.  You may have joined me from Jill or starting your hop here, either way thank you for dropping by.

This month I set the challenge of using four beautiful spring colours, Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green.

I decided to make my card using the newly released Ornate Style stamp set.  It is a lovely floral stamp set which has many co-ordinating products.  I have also used the Ornate Thanks greetings set which is super versatile and the beautiful Ornate Floral embossing folder.  I coloured the image using our beautiful Stampin' Blends.

Here is my card...

I cut three strips of cardstock in Highland Heather, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green to measure 4cm x 8.5cm.  I embossed them using the Ornate Floral embossing folder and mounted them on to a piece of Whisper White cardstock which measured 9.5cm x 13.85cm before mounting this on to my C6 Rococo Rose base card.

The greeting was stamped in Memento ink on to So Saffron card and the THANKS was heat embossed in white on to Basic Black cardstock and mounted on 3d foam.

The floral display was fussy cut and also mounted using 3d foam.  I finally added a little Wink of Stella to the flowers and a few gems to finish.

I hope you like my card and I am now going to pass you on to Stacey.  I love to receive your feedback so please take the time to leave a comment if you can.  

Keep safe and Happy Stampin'



April Roll Call

SF 2020 April Blog Hop - All About Flowers and Mums...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Stampin Friends April Blog Hop.  

You may have joined me from Stephanie or starting the hop here.

This month the subject is 'All About Flowers and Moms'.  I sadly lost my mum in late 2018 so it is definitely a subject I struggle with a little.  Having said that, my mum absolutely loved flowers so I have embraced the subject and my card is dedicated to mum to say thank you for everything she did for me throughout my life and for just being the best mum ever!

Here is my card...

I used the small daisy stamp from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  I stamped the daisy twice in Smoky Slate ink and used Daffodil Delight Blends to colour the petals.  For the centre of the daisy I used the same blends with the addition of a few dots at the base of the centre in dark Soft Suede and then I added a few dots of the Shimmer Paint by using the end of an embossing tool.  You can see the dots in the picture below.

I coloured some twine with a Dark Mossy Meadow Blend and wrapped it around the card topper before adhering it to my card front using 3d foam.  The greeting is from the stamp set So Sentimental and the die is taken from the co-ordinating Stitched So Sweetly dies.

My project this month is something I have been promising myself.  We moved home in August last year and our new house is called Daisy Barn.  I love daisies but I am now obsessed with them!  I wanted to create myself a vase of daisies to sit in the hall.  Inevitably I never managed to find the time but since we have been in lockdown I have been trying to make some of the many projects in my head!

Here is what I started with...

This was my first bloom...

And thirteen blooms later...

And with the card...

I thoroughly enjoyed making these daisies albeit they were a labour of love.  I have made two videos one showing how I made the elements for the flowers and the second one shows how they were assembled.

I hope you liked my projects today.  I am now going to pass you on to Jean who I am sure has something beautiful to share with you.  There is a list of participants shown below should you get lost along the way.

I love to receive feedback so please feel free to leave me a comment.  

Keep safe,


Jo Blackman - YOU ARE HERE