Thursday, September 21, 2023

Scrapbooking Blog Hop - transport theme!

Hello and Welcome to our Monthly Scrapbooking Blog Hop!!  

This is an amazing International group sharing fantastic Scrapbooking Inspiration featuring Stampin' Up! products.  

This month, the challenge is Mode of Transport - a perfect theme for all the holiday makers!!  

AND, for this little scrapbooker, the only mode of transport I could think of was WALKING!!  We do a lot of bushwalking so I knew there was lots that I could use for my pages.  We recently went on a camping trip to the Bunya Mountains where we did a lot of bushwalking.  It's our first time there and we had a really great time.

The lovely A Walk in the Forest paper worked perfectly for my page AND it's a wonderful fundraising paper.  In Australia, the fundraiser is for the Anglicare Tots and Toys - every pack sold gives $4.25 to the charity - how amazing is that!!  

I've also had a great time using the lovely Merriest Trees bundle for some sweet trees stamped in the background AND for the die cut trees from the A Walk in the Forest paper which coordinates perfectly.  I also love the tag die which is part of the Merriest Trees set too.  

And Alphabets are FANTASTIC for scrapbooking too!  Here I've used the Alphabest set and the Alphabet A La Mode dies together. 

AND you absolutely MUST use adhesive sheet on these dies to help them stick perfectly!!  

As you can see I ended up having enough photos to make a double spread!!  

Make sure you keep hopping to see lots of amazing inspiration!!   

It's all about the walking scrapbook page

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop - welcome to the Mini Catalogue

Hello and Welcome to our Monthly Blog Hop!!  We are an international group of crafters sharing inspiration with you!!  This month, we are sharing ideas and products from our new Mini Catalogue.

My card features quite a few new and exciting goodies!  

I'm using the lovely Beary Christmas cards and envelopes combined with the fun Gift Card Envelopes for a card/gift combo!!  

The lovely Translucent Florals stamp set and dies worked beautifully to embellish the card.

Inside the card is some simple stamping.

Make sure you keep hopping all around to see lots of great projects!!   

Beary Christmas Gift Card Envelope

Sunday, September 17, 2023

O Holy Night inspiration - love this Suite!!

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues.  

This week, we are CASEING the gorgeous O Holy Night Suite in the new Mini Catalogue.  

I think you'll see pretty quickly where my inspiration comes from!!  This card was a super fun way to use lots of gorgeous glittery gold papers!  

The Stars at Night dies are fabulous - and include this lovely background die that shows the super sparkly More Dazzle paper behind the Blueberry Bushel paper.  

I've stamped a few stars and also sponged a bit of ink over the blueberry bushel cardstock using blueberry bushel ink giving a lovely tone on tone effect.

My card base is one of the gorgeous printed gold cards and envelopes.  I folded it inside out and then added another z fold for the front panel.  

The tiny gold stars have been die cut using the NEW online gold sparkle paper that already has adhesive on the back of it - sooo easy to use!  

Make sure you keep hopping around everyone one to see lots of great inspiration!

Check out more inspiration here on our Facebook page too!!  

Gold sparkle & Blueberry Bushel Stars of Night

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Colouring - ink and water VS Stampin Blends - see the difference

Hello and Welcome to our fabulous colour challenge!!  

This group shares great inspiration all using the same colours - you'll be amazed at the variety of projects!!  

I have used these colours for some practice colouring techniques - using ink and water painter for the cards on white bases, and Stampin' Blends for the cards on Balmy Blue bases - so, what do you think?  Which do you prefer and why?

My first card below was painted onto Fluid 100 watercolour paper using inks and a waterpainter.  The image was stamped using Saddle Brown Stazon Ink.  

Using the Fluid 100 paper really allowed me to give a lot more intensity for the colouring.  I was able to add a lot more layering of ink and blending the colour.

Here is a card using Basic White cardstock and water painter and Ink again with Saddle Brown for the image stamping - this ink is solvent based and so perfect for using with water painters as it doesn't bleed.  The colour is a lot softer on the basic white cardstock.

This is water painter and ink onto basic white cardstock - just a different stamped image.  I have used the lovely Eucalyptus embossing folder in the background. 

This is the first of the 2 cards using Stampin' Blends for the same image.  The background stamped was done using Pecan Pie ink which  does not bleed when using the alcohol markers.  I've coloured onto basic white cardstock.  Using the blends allows for a soft blending of colour and you can keep adding layers of colour which allows some great depth of colour.

This card is the same, but I've used Very Vanilla cardstock for the circle image - along with the deckled circles dies instead of the deckled rectangle dies that are used on the other cards. 

Inside the card is some simple shapes and greetings.

This card also features some splattering using the Pecan Pie Stampin' Blend.  

So, which would be your favourite way to colour?  And which effect do you like best?  I'd love to know what you think!!  

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

In the Moment watercolouring or Stampin' Blends

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Scrapbooking Blog Hop - transport theme!

Hello and Welcome to our Monthly Scrapbooking Blog Hop!!   This is an amazing International group sharing fantastic Scrapbooking Inspiration...