Whilst I was having fun at convention last week, my two dear friends, Emma and Jess, who couldn’t come, ran an event for our non-convention going team members which we called Convention@Home. They did an amazing job running challenges, discussion and prize patrols!!
I tried to help out beforehand and made cards for some of the challenges they did. The first challenge was to use your favourite retiring stamp set. This was a bit hard for me as I have a few favourites retiring 😦 I do love Stippled Blossoms as it looks so pretty without being that hard to use.
I also used a Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.
I’m pretty happy with how my version turned out!
I’m so sad that the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder is retiring! It was my first folder (sob).
If you would like to see the retiring list of products, click here.
If you would like to purchase any of the products that I have used, just click on the pictures below.
Stampin’ Up! products used:
It is time for a blog hop with my fabulous stamping team, the Eureka Stampers!! With Easter quickly approaching, our theme is, of course, Easter!! Can you believe how fast the year is going!!!
You may be starting with my blog, or possibly have come from Carly Middleton’s blog. Don’t you just love her cute project!!
I have a couple of projects to show you today. I think the Happy Easter Bunny stamp in the Occasions catalogue is very cute and I wanted to showcase colouring the bunny.
For my first card, I wanted to use the Subtles Colour Collection and my blender pens, and I carefully coloured using Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped using staz-on ink as I didn’t want it to bleed when I coloured.
My second card is made using the Brights Colour Collection and the Flowerpot DSP as the background. To be a little different, I used the bow builder punch. Isn’t it cute!!
I think I will be sending these to my nieces for Easter with an ITunes gift card!! Easter eggs do not travel well in the mail!!
My third card is made using the Indescribable Gift stamp set. I think the flowers in this set are beautiful. I have also used my aqua painter to colour the flowers. I’m happy with how it turned out.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I’d love you to leave a comment below. To continue hopping, go to Rose’s blog here.
For a complete list of hoppers, see the bottom of this post.
List of blog hoppers:
1. Rebecca Scurr – you are here!!
2. Rose Packer
3. Emma Palonek
4. Heather McCarthy
5. Tracy Penn
6. Simone Bartrum
7. Lorinda De Regt-Penn
8. Jessica Williams
9. Carly Middleton
Stampin’ Up! products used:
And the only way I going to get some, is if I make them!!
I am loving the new Spiral Flower Original die. One of the girls at my recent team day did a presentation on it and did an awesome job with convincing us all that we need it!!
I found this cute bag on Pinterest by BJ Peters, and thought it would make a lovely card to do at Stamp Club.
I didn’t change a lot as I thought it was really cute. I was really happy with how my rose turned out!!
See, isn’t nice!!
I made up the extra packs once the girls had gone home. I love roses!!
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Primrose Petals
DSP: Regals Collection DSP Paper Stack, Subtles Collection DSP Paper Stack, Primrose Petals Core-dinations card stock, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka dots embossing folder, Sprials flower originals die, banner framelits, sanding block
Please let a comment and let me know what you think! I’m also open to flowers at any time!!! hint, hint
Can you believe that it’s a new year already!!! I can’t!! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great new year with friends and family.
I wanted to share a project that I made for a fabulous friend’s birthday.
I had received a Christmas version last year (woops, sorry the year before!!) and wanted to make a non-xmas one for my friend.
I picked up the cane heart for $4 from a Homewares store (which I then saw for $2 in the Boxing Day sales!) Then it was just a matter of deciding on a stamp set and away I went.
My friend loves purple so I used Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. I also used a couple of embossing folders, Lacy Brocade and my first favourite, Perfect Polka Dots and the Oval Accent Bigz die and of course, the Deco Labels Collection framelits. Gee, the Big Shot really got a work out on this project, didn’t it!!
A bit of hand cutting and then I was ready to assemble it and attach it to the heart with my trusty hot glue gun.
I hope you like it!!
Stamp Set: From my Heart
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Perfect Polka dot embossing folder, Oval Accent Bigz die, Deco Labels Collection framelits, circle punch, large rhinestones, white organza ribbon, Vintage faceted designer buttons.