Monday, December 30, 2019

Stamp Review Crew...Swirly Frames!

Happy festivities everyone and as its almost 2020 a "Happy New Year" to you all as well!

Well, l have to say I'm pretty excited to be back playing along with the Stamp Review Crew and sharing a project using old and new!
We are an international design team, that blog hops fortnightly to share Stampin Up! products in new and creative ways...I love seeing what the crew creates, they always inspire and are such a talented bunch!
If you are happily hopping, you would have arrived here from the blog of Jay Soriano and his no doubt fabulous project.

Our focus set today is the versatile "Swirly Frames" stamp set. Its great for creating effective backgrounds and frames to showcase other products.
I have combined it with the lovely new "poppy Moments" dies in Poppy Parade-Real Red-Granny Apple Green-Old Olive...I kept it pretty clean letting these products shine on their own.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Holly I'm sure she will have something fabulous to share!

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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Just Add Ink #487...Sketch!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are enjoying the Christmas crazy and l would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has popped by, left lovely comments throughout the year!

Well, that's a wrap as they say! This is our final Just Add Ink challenge for 2019! 
We will be back with a fun Blog Hop to kick start 2020 on the 17th of January, so keep safe and enjoy the silly season with family, fun and love!

Our fun sketch from Jackie this week was perfect for breaking open the lovely Mercury Glass acetate and combining it with the Christmas gleaming Bundle, l've used Stampin Blends in Perfect Peacock-Old Olive-Real Red & smoky Slate to colour the images.

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Just Add Ink #486...Inspiration!

Happy Friday friends!

Its Just add Ink challenge time again and this week Rachael has given us some lovely inspiration to play with.

Using the "In the Woods" & "Detailed Bands" dies, with the Lovely Leaves embossing folder and Sprig punch, l have created a simple Christmas card with lots of texture.
Well, with the crazy Christmas prep still to be achieved, l am off to tackle the shops, so short and sweet from me this week.

The rest of the design team have some fabulous projects to share, so make sue you pop over to the challenge blog for a peek!

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Colour INKspiration #69

 Colour INKspiration

It's Colour INKspiration time and the last of our challenges for 2019! 

Looking back on all of the colour combinations, it really is amazing how beautifully the teams projects came together, using some really interesting colour combinations. 
Especially for me, some of them l would never have reached for together, but l pretty much loved them all!

If you would like to see more and join in with our challenges, click the link above to be redirected to our Facebook page, where you can request to join or click the "Next" banner below to complete the hop and see all of the teams lovely work!

So, my project this week uses the Serene Scenes bundle with one of the floral images from Bloom & Grow, coloured with Stampin Blends.
I love a good shaker card and l must say, this bundle is so easy and fun to use. Not sure l pulled of my original concept here, but it is pretty and shows how versatile and not just for Christmas this bundle is!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Leonie Stuart make sure you click on the banner and go take a peek. Leonie always has something lovely to share!

 Leonie Stuart

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! 
unless noted (Teddy bear beans for shaker)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Just Add Ink #485...One Layer!

Happy Friday friends!

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink was suggested by Jan and she has challenged us to create a project with a single layer.

I have gone with a base of thick Whisper White, one of the "Bloom & Grow" images and coloured them with my Stampin Blends...Now you may be thinking this would leave blend spots on the inside and you would be right...easy fix is to add a full card size insert for covering and writing on.

Lots of fab single layer inspiration from the Design Team over on the blog, so make sure you check those out too!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Just Add Ink #484...Colour!

Woohoo!...Its almost Christmas month and Summer! 

I love December and the lead up to the 25th, not only because I'm a Santa day baby, but l love the warmer weather and Christmas wrapping and carols. All of those fun and festive things are nearly here!
Our fun new challenge over at Just Add Ink is here! This week Rachael has given us this lovely soft colour palette to create with and so, with the silly season arriving, you can never have too many Christmas cards.

I have Used the lovely Christmas Gleaming bundle coloured with Stampin Blends and combined with Heirloom Frames, Subtles Embossing folder, Frosted Frames foliage and some of the gorgeous Mercury Glass Designer sheets to create a soft and textural card.

The rest of the team have created some beautiful projects, so make sure you pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired!

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Colour INKspiration #68

Its Colour INKspiration time and this hop is loaded with lots of gorgeous jewel tones and Christmas pretties!

Taking the image quite literally, l pulled out a retired SU Peacock image and had loads of fun colouring with my Stampin Blends and added some of the lovely new Christmas Gleaming dsp.

Lots of lovely projects from the team and you can see them all by clicking the "Next" button to keep hopping.  Don't forget you can click the Colour INK link above to be redirected to our Facebook page where you can request to join and play along.

Now you are off to be inspired by the lovely Julia


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All supplies used are stampin Up! (some retired)

Friday, November 22, 2019

Just Add Ink #483...Choose Two!

Good Morning!

Well what a crazy busy week its been! I was lucky enough to attend Stampin Ups! On-Stage event in Sydney on the weekend and as always, it didn't disappoint! So many lovely friends to catch up with, great ideas and of course the fabulous new products coming our way!

It's always a highlight spending time with some of my fave people and getting to spend it with 3 special ladies from Just Add Ink, Kim-Patrice & Narelle for 5 days was just wonderful.
Lots of laughs, chats and hugs were shared with these 3 amazingly talented and special women!

OK, its that time of the week where we share our brand new Just Add Ink challenge and this week Di has given us a "Choose Two" option to create with!

I have created 2 very different projects for this weeks challenge. The first being a fun and festive "Elfie" project, coloured with my Stampin Blends, in Poppy Parade-Bermuda Bay-Pink Pirouette.
Loads of little details using a mix of Stampin Up! products and bits from my stash.

And for my second project.....

I have opted for lots of "Spots & Sparkle" on this one using the beautiful images from the "Christmas time is here" bundle, in Merry Merlot-Mossy Meadow-Crumbcake-Gold. These were so simple and quick to create en mass using the Stamparatus.

My spots are the sweet berries and Gold glimmer dots and the sparkle is Gold Glimmer paper.

Make sure you pop over the challenge blog for lots of fabulous eye candy from the team!

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

On Stage - Sydney gifts!


As our current Just Add Ink challenge runs for 2 weeks, l thought l would pop in and share the roomy gifts l created for 3 of my fave people. Lucky me, gets the pleasure of spending the next 5 days with.

Kim, Patrice & Narelle from Just Add Ink have inspired, supported and just made me laugh over the past 10 years and l am so thankful to have these amazing caring and creative women in my tribe!

We are currently all enjoying Sydney and its beautiful weather and getting ready to attend Stampin Up! On-Stage event on Saturday...Yay!

To create these, l used the Daisy Lane bundle and combined it with the Band Together dies to create some fresh spring packaging for some choccies & handmade soy candles, the scent?...Daisy of course!

Enjoy your weekends friends, l know l will!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!