Social Stamping and Birthdays

I’m back stamping this week with my Social Stamping friends!! Our fearless leader, Kelly, is having a birthday this month and we are celebrating along with her!

I am trying to use some of the retiring stamp sets and I’m sad to see that Breathtaking Bouquet from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue isn’t carrying through. It’s such a pretty floral set.

So using my Stamp-a-ra-tus (in case I didn’t stamp it properly), I stamped up a piece of thick whisper white in Memento Black. I then grabbed a few Stampin’ Blends and coloured away. I used Granny Apple Green, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! have created a Share Sunshine digital stamp set featuring sentiments that are about our current isolation situation. You can check the whole set out here. All the proceeds of this digital set are going to either the World Health Organisation’s COVID- Solidarity Response Fund or the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. Once you purchase the set, you can download it straight away and start making cards to send.

I’ve used one of the birthday sentiments on my card.

I added a piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon and using the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the sentiment. I coloured all the flowers with Wink of Stella for a bit of bling. Can you spot the bling?

I just love colouring with blends. I don’t do fancy, arty colouring but I’m happy with how it turns out.

Next up is the lovely Melissa. I can’t wait to see what she creates.

If you get lost on the hop, just head to Kelly’s post here which has a full list of everyone.

Happy Stamping

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I hope you are having a good week! To all those who are home schooling this week, I send you lots of love and patience!! I think teachers are amazing!!

We have a lovely Autumn themed colour combination for you with Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. Shame it doesn’t really feel like Autumn in Queensland yet!!

I’m in a floral mode at the moment and I had the Country Floral embossing folder out on my desk, so I was inspired to use it again! I embossed a piece of vellum and got out my Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie blends and the Pear Pizzazz marker. I started off colouring on the back of the vellum but the colour didn’t come through enough so I coloured the front instead.

I layered the vellum onto a piece of whisper white cardstock with glue dots under the darker flowers.

I then cut out the sentiment piece from the Ornate Layers dies in Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The sentiment is from the Layered with Kindness stamp set. I coloured a piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with the Cherry Cobbler blend and added a rhinestone.

Make sure you join in with the challenge over on to our Facebook group, here. This challenge will run for three weeks.

Happy Stamping

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Welcome to a colourful challenge at Colour Inkspiration. We decided to go with a bright and cheer colour theme to cheer us up during this difficult time.

Isn’t it pretty!! The colours are Daffodil Delight, Call me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody.

As always, I get out the cardstock for each colour and see what I feel inspired by. Once I saw the colours together, I thought of the Timeless Tulips stamp set and the matching Tulip Builder punch.

I used a piece of the Call me Clover gingham dsp from the 2018-2020 In Colour DSP stack (which will be retiring very soon!!). I then stamped the tulip in the 5 other colours on the matching cardstock and punched them out. I also handcut the stems of the flowers. I then layered them onto my card and “wrapped” them with white baker’s twine. The sentiment is also from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.

It’s just a bit bright!! But I love it!! We would love to see your creations so please share them on our Facebook group. The challenge will last for 2 weeks, so you’ve got a bit of time to join in.

Happy Stamping and keep safe

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CTC266 – Week 1 – Easter sketch

Well hasn’t it been an interesting week!! Many of us are now either at home without work, managing with home schooling, working from home or heading off to work as an essential worker. I am starting to work from home as of Monday. I may not have mentioned before but I am a Compliance Officer for Department of Justice and Attorney General and as such am considered an essential worker. At this stage, I’m doing work from home but may be required to work for other departments as the need arises.

So whilst I am home, I can’t really get stuck into my craft room!! I can look in the door and dream about what to do when the work day finishes! My kitties will be happy boys, having Mum and Dad at home all the time.

Now it seems like Easter is a long way off, but it’s only 2 weeks away. And I think we need to be sending cards now more than ever so we have a Easter sketch challenge this week.

I wanted to use products from the Annual Catalogue as we have lots of gorgeous products in all those pages and I tend to get carried away with the mini catalogues and neglect the big catty! So I have the Fable Friends stamp set which has such cute images. I then had a look through the Annual Catty DSP and rediscovered the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. One of the sheets of this paper includes designs which you can cut out. As our sketch includes an oval, I went with the pretty dried flower oval and stamped the squirrel image in the middle in Memento Black.

I then coloured the squirrel using markers (remember them!!) in the colours that matched the flowers. To recreate the rectangle panel, I used some vanilla twine and wrapped it around a couple of times and tied a small bow. Of course, I had to use the Stitched So Sweetly dies and stamped the Easter sentiment in Rococo Rose.

Hasn’t it come out sweet? Don’t forget those pretty annual catalogue products!!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations using our sketch over on at our Facebook group.

Happy stamping and wash your hands!

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