Friday, February 5, 2016

Just Add Ink #297...Colour!

This week over at Just Add Ink we have a pretty colour challenge happening. I decided it was time to ink up my new "Birthday Blooms" set and went with some pan watercolouring for the main image.
Although you can't see it in the pics, it has a very liberal dose of "Wink of Stella" over the whole flower image...So pretty IRL!
The design team have created some gorgeous projects using this colour palette, so don't forget to pop over and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU pan watercolour palette)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stamp Review Crew...I Think You're Great Edition!

 Stamp Review Crew

Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew hop. For this one we are showcasing the "I Think You're Great" stamp set. 
To be honest l have had this set since attending Convention in 2015 and had really only used it once, but since having a play with it for this weeks hop...l have actually used it multiple times and really like it in this colour combination.
I've used Night of Navy-Mint Macaron WW and a smidge of Daffodil Delight and Gold. I've also created the sweet gift bag using the "Gift Bag Punch Board"...It's such a fab little tool and makes packaging a breeze!
If you've been following the hop you would have just arrived from the very talented Heidi Baks and her "I Think You're Great" project..But if you have just landed here and would like to see all of the design team projects, you can hit the "Next" button at the bottom of this post and continue around the hop or the Stamp Review Crew banner up top and start at the beginning.

Now you are off to check out the creative talents of Sue Plote

 Heidi Baks           Sue Plote

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Just Add Ink #296...Just Add Nature!

Happy Friday everyone, it's time to share our new weekly challenge at Just Add Ink...
This week Di would like us to "Just Add Nature"...many options for creating with this challenge. 
Don't forget to pop over and check out the rest of the design teams creations and if you feel inspired we would love you to share with us at JAI.
My card this week was inspired by some new outdoor cushions l made and having the Stampin Up Botanical blooms set the images transpired pretty well using Cucumber Crisp & Pacific Point.
In my late night creating stupor l decided to add a "Bug"'s kinda cheesy, but it's stuck on tight using the SU fine tip glue pen...So it's there to stay..:0)

I also added some extra line detail around the leaves using the fine tip of my basic black marker.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Just Add Ink #295...Sketch!

JAI  #295

Can you believe how fast January is going?...I'm so sure it was Christmas just last week..:0)

Well at least it means it's time for another fun Just Add Ink challenge. This week Tina has provided us with a fab sketch to create with. The design team have created some fabulous inspiration, so don't forget to pop over and check them out!

Well as l mentioned January is flying by, which means Feb is on it's way and with that comes a multitude of man birthdays...Oh yay, my favorite cards..:0)
Well they're not that bad really and usually l find l rather like the end result...So anyway, this is the first of them using the new "Balloon Celebrations" set from Stampin Up!
I paired it with Smoky Slate-Mint Macaron-Hello Honey-Basic Grey & Whisper White.

How cute is that sentiment string!

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Stamp Review Crew...Endless Birthday Wishes Edition!

 Stamp Review Crew

Welcome to the next edition of Stamp Review Crew. For this hop we are showcasing the "Endless Birthday Wishes" stamp set.
If you've been following the hop, you would have just arrived from the very talented Sue Plote and her gorgeous project.
To continue along the hop just click on the next or previous banners at the bottom of the post or if you've landed here and would like to start at the beginning, hit the Stamp Review Crew banner up top.
Now onto my project, l've had this set for ages and have mainly only used the sentiments in various forms, so it was nice to actually ink up some of the other elements too. I chose Mint Macaron-Smoky Slate-Whisper White and added some hints of gold for sparkle.

Next on the hop is the talented Deb Burgin and her fabulous project.

 Sue Plote           Deb Burgin

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All supplies used are Stampin up!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #294....Add something "New" Blog Hop!

Just Add Ink

HELLO and welcome back to our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2016...
I must say l was a tad excited to be creating again and thoroughly enjoyed playing with some "New" Stampin Up goodies..:0)

At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year.
This year Rochelle has suggested we all "Just Add Something New". Now I know that won't be hard for the Stampin Up! demonstrators out there as the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started! If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.
To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants.

To be eligible, you must.....
:Create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU".
:Leave a comment on all the design team blogs.
:Be or become a Follower of the JAI challenge blog.
:Blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. 
The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants.

We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.
You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the next or previous buttons you will find at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start Here at the beginning.
If you are happily hopping along, you would have just arrived from Chantells blog and her fabulous project.

To create my projects, l used the Botanical Blooms and Balloon Celebrations sets and the gorgeous Botanical Gardens designer series paper and Botanical Builder & Bakers Box Framelits.
My colours were dictated by the dsp...Whisper White-Mint Macaron-Hello Honey & Cajun Craze. And to add some sparkle, l brushed over the leaves and flower center with the oh so cool Wink of Stella pen in clear...You can see that best in the last pic.

Now you're off to visit Tina and her wonderfully creative project...Enjoy and don't forget to leave some love!

Chantell                 Tina

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Stamp Review Crew...You've Got This Edition!

 Stamp Review Crew

Happy New Year everyone!...I hope it's a year filled with all of your hopes and dreams..:0)

Welcome to the first Stamp Review Crew  blog hop for 2016. This hop we will be showcasing the "You've Got This" stamp set. The design team have created some real "wow" projects to get your new year mojo flowing!
If you are following the hop, you would have just come from the talented Sue Plote and her fabulous projects.
This hop was perfectly timed for a gift l needed and a fellow Pumpkin Pie fan. To create the larger size pillow box, l cut my front and back cardstock to double the width and folded both pieces in half. 
Then setting it just inside the right hand end of the framelit (on the inside of the curve line) so as not to cut/curve the ends and the left side was cut as normal, so when you open it up you have both ends curved for closure and although this creates a center fold in your box, it's easily covered with a belly band.
It was the perfect size to hold a Manicure voucher and some polish/nail file.

Your next stop on the hop is Nancy Smith and her creative gems, or if you would like to see the DT line up, you can click on the "Stamp Review Crew" banner up top and this will take you to the SRC blog.

 Sue Plote Nancy Smith

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stamp Review Crew...Festival of Trees Edition!

 Stamp Review Crew

Welcome to the final "Stamp Review Crew" blog hop for 2015....This hop we are focusing on the "Festival of Trees" set.
If you are new to SRC, we are a group of international Stampin Up demonstrators and on the 1st and 3rd Monday's of each month we share projects created with specific stamp sets via a blog hop.
If you've been following the hop, you would have just arrived from Kitty Stamps and her gorgeous projects.

I decided to pair up "Festival of Trees" with soft and pastel for my projects, using Blushing bride, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate and Whisper white, with hints of gold to create some cute little boxes made with the Cutie Pie thinlit, the Gift Box Punch board and a simple Christmas card using the Watercolour Wash background stamp.

If you are following the hop, your next stop is the talented Heidi Baks.

 Kitty StampsHeidi Baks

Merry Christmas everyone, keep safe over the silly season and l look forward to sharing with you all in 2016. xx

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!