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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Winter/Holidays...


Good afternoon and welcome to the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.

This month we have been set the theme of Winter/Holidays and when an event is added to Facebook, you get the opportunity to add a photo to the event.  I have taken inspiration from the picture added for this event to create my own card.

This is the photograph.

I loved the dramatic sky and the snow falling over the hills.

Here is my card.


I started off with a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and sponged some Whisper White ink to the left hand side and across the middle of the sky and a snowy hill before adding some Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy ink to darken the sky.

 I then used the trees from the Waterfront stamp set whilst using a Post-It note to mask the hill so I just stamped the top parts of the trees.  Some trees were stamped in Night of Navy, some in Basic Gray, stamped off, and finally I painted the stamp in our Frost White shimmery paint and stamped them over the top.

I then splattered some more of the Frost White shimmery paint over the background before adding my greeting from the Snow Wonder stamp set.

I mounted this on to Silver Foil and a Night of Navy card base.

I hope you like my card, I just knew as soon as I saw that photograph what I would create.  I have recorded a video here so you can see how it was made.

Wendy is up next who I am sure has something gorgeous to share with you.

Happy Stampin'


Whisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill
Whisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill

Monday Mashup #17...

Good morning and welcome to this week's Monday Mashup, I hope you have all had a great weekend.

Christmas came to our household as we dug out the decorations, thankfully all the lights still work although hubby announced today he would like another tree to go outside so guess we will be shopping for that this week!

Today I am sharing a fun technique using our Shimmery Embossing Paste with the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and the beautiful All Things Fabulous stamp set.

I created a dotty embossed background by mixing some embossing paste with a drop of So Saffron reinker and using the mask, added the paste to my card front.

I used a mixture of Merry Merlot, Rococo Rose, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather to stamp the flowers and used the Fabulous Florals dies to cut them out before arranging them on my page.

I then added a greeting and some gems.

I have recorded a short video to show you how to create the background and some hints and tips on how to colour and line up the flower elements.

I hope you like my project today, all of the products used can be purchased from my online shop by clicking on the links below or how about joining my team, for just £99 you get to choose £130 worth of products of your choice across all current catalogues.  If you would like to learn more about the other many benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator please contact me for a no obligation chat.

Happy Stampin'



Ink.Stamp.Share November Blog Hop - Tree Decoration...

Good afternoon and welcome to the Ink.Stamp.Share Monthly Blog Hop you may have hopped over from Karen or starting the hop here.

When I created the theme for this hop it was kind of selfish on my part as it has always been an idea of mine to create tree decorations purely from paper.  Paper is so versatile and with our lovely DSP and range of coloured cardstock, there is so much to choose from.

I am also featuring a guest on my blog today.  Kirsty from The Paper Peonies has created a gorgeous star decoration using the beautiful Stitched Star dies and you can see her creation here.

I have created two tree decorations for this hop.  The first is a Christmas tree made from rolls of DSP.

Each roll is made up of a piece of DSP which measures 5cm long, the first roll being 1.5cm wide and each subsequent roll is made 0.5cm wider until you have 9 rolls.  I wrapped the rolls around a lollipop stick and sealed the end before removing from the stick.  The paper I have used for this tree is Heartwarming Hugs which has the beautiful traditional Christmas colours, I am quite a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas.

I cut a strip of Early Espresso card approximately 12cm long and 1.5 cm wide, folded it in half and glued it together to make it nice and strong.  I then hot glued some ribbon and the paper rolls to it before adding the stars to the top taken from the Stitched Stars dies.

My second tree decoration is using the beautiful gold hoop embellishments from the Forever Greenery Suite.  I cut three of the leaves from the Forever Flourishing Dies in Pear Pizzazz cardstock and sponged the edges in Old Olive ink and stamped three of the pine cones from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Early Espresso ink before fussy cutting them out.  The sheer Real Red ribbon was used to create my hanger and a bow.

I hope you like my decorations today, they were a bit of fun to make and I cannot wait to see what everybody else has created.

Rochelle is up next and I know she will have something amazing to share with us today.  You can follow the hop by using the next button below or a full roll call can be found below.

Happy Christmas


Roll Call