Blog Hop 61

Hi and welcome to our blog hop, if your started Maree then I am sure you love what she has made for us.

I have to tell you I pondered, but then I often ponder on what to make, then I decided if I choose some of the beautiful specialty paper that I could use.

I chose the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series, and the very versatile Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the matching Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.

Lets see if I got it right.

I love the words “Just Breathe”, think it can be used for many different cards for several different occasions.  I embossed this is Gold, matching the gold foil on the designer paper.

I used the die that’s in the set to make a scallop for the top and bottom and there are some little flowers that I cut out to represent the two little bits hanging.  We now have very cute little sequin that I used as my trim at the top of the card, then attached the two flowers.


On the inside I embossed the word Congratulations and then the one saying Life is a beautiful thing.

Now are you wondering who might be getting this card?

Leave a comment telling suggesting whom this might be suitable for.

Your now off to see what Teneale has made for us.

Here are the items I used.

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3 Little Piggies

I wasn’t a fan of the little piggies, but then I saw a card made by one of our team members Alison who used hers for her dads birthday.

I used the new Powder Pink card stock for my little piggies.  Hope you like it.


And her is my inside, I think he is trying to run away.

Bloghop 60

Welcome to the Inkspired Artists Blog Hop 60, if your come from another site, it will be my friend Maree and I wonder what she has made for us today.

I had a lot of fun making my card, I am sure your going to want to share in some of this fun.  Here is the sketch that Teneale has made for us. 

Lets see if I have got it covered.  Stampin’ Up! are releasing a stamp set next month, as a demonstrator we can pre order, so I decided that I would give you a little view of what it is.

Its called Carols of Christmas and your going to just love it.

I took a piece of whisper white cardstock and embossed the greeting onto it using White embossing powder.   Then I inked up a stamp set called Marble, its a backgound stamp in Soft Sky, then using daubers I rubbed Dapper Denim, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry and finally Night of Navy ink over the stamp randomly.

I then stamped it down on my piece of whisper white card front that I had embossed on.  After stamping it down you need to have a soft cloth to run over the card and take the ink off the white to allow it to pop.

Then I used one of the dies to cut out the Stars and Moon, I put Silver Glimmer paper behind after attached a piece of shimmery white cardstock that had a wash of light grey over it.  pleased this behind the moon.

I then mounted it onto a night of navy card stock trimmed with ribbon and added a silver strip, cut from the dies in this set.

Now you off to see what Teneale has made for you.


Available next month.

146036 Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood-mount) $90.75 $109.75
146037 Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear-mount) $78.25 $94.50
144674 Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies $52.00 $63.00
144801 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (wood-mount) $49.00 $59.00
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (clear-mount) $35.00 $42.00


Esad 2017/2018 Favourite

Welcome to the another of the ESAD Blog Hops, this one is to display our favourite item from the New 2017/2018 Annual Stampin, Up! Catalogue, if your come from another blog it was most likely Terri Hawke and I wonder what her favourite is?.

I found it hard to do choose as there are so many that I love, in the end I went with Climbing Orchard, even though I have loved the Marble Background Stamp.

This set has two orchard designs, one was stamped on Powder Pink Card stock using Berry Burst ink, both from the new in colors for 2017-2019.  The leaves were stamp on Lemon Lime Twist Card stock using the Lemon Lime Twist ink.



I rather love the branch out of the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, thought it gave another diminution to my projects.  I stamped the Enjoy today with  and then heat embossed using the beautiful Cooper embossing power.  It really pops, don’t you think?

I had stamped onto Crumb Cake Card stock and then added my orchards using Dimensional’s and glue dots.   Did you know Stampin’ Up now have mini Dimensional’s, they come in very handy with this project.


Keeping the theme of the same orchard, I used the Brick Wall embossing folder, smeared with Crumb Cake ink to get a motley effect on the wall and then using the same branch and flowers placed them in a small photo frame.

Such a great little frame to using with some of the Stampin’ Up! projects, as you can see in my photo.  Hope you like them.

I then moved onto the next orchid design in this set, wow can you believe you get so many flower sets in one stamp.

For this card I used Whisper White Cardstock, stamping down with the Berry Burst Ink, using a dabber to color each petal using Power Pink Ink, before cutting them out with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I used the Petal Burst Embossing folder to give the white a background before attaching it to Berry Burst Card base.


Thanks for visiting and now your off to see what Kristal Rimmer has in store for you


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Here is a list of participants, if your lost your way.

Blog hop participants:

1. Josie Dean

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Carolina Evans

4. Kim Oliver

5. Sandra Mastello

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Kelly Kent

8. Cheryl Algie

9. Rebecca Scurr

10. Sharon Dalton

11. Leonie Schroder

12. Monique Fielder

13. Courtenay Heuston

14. Terri Hawke

15. Barbara Williams 

16. Kristel Rimmer

17. Maree McIntosh

18. Kathryn Ruddick

19. Rosalie Desmond

20. Linda Whalley

21. Amity Knight

22. Peta Stephen

23. Megan Lenske

24. Richelle Fletcher

25. Carly Middleton