Happy happy days are here, not sure where you started, but Allison is before me today, I love the fact that she always play and I love to see what she had done.
I have had a big couple of days stamping, Friday a class using the First Frost and if you have seen it, take a look at some of the cards make with it, its to die for, Saturday we had a whole day of Christmas Cards, 10 ladies, 250 cards, not a bad effort and so much fun.
Anyway here is our design this week, which I pondered on until this morning and then like a bolt of lightning, I knew which stamp set was meant for this sketch.
Here we go, I chose to use the Vertical Greetings Set, has been sitting on my self for a couple of years, loved it, had to have it. Does that happen to you?
Using my Stamp N Write Markers I inked up the stamp in Georgous Grape for the flowers and Rich Razzleberry for the Pot, Mossy Meadow for the stem. I stamped double and hand cut the Pot, then using two small circle punches punched out the flowers and mounted them onto the top of the first stamp.
For the next layer I choose paper for the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper and put velum over the top.
I used Blackberry Bliss as my backing of the design embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder, attached to another piece of Blackberry Bliss and trimmed to a fine border.
Hope your day has been crafty fun and now your now off to see what Kozue
has made for us:
Hi everyone and welcome to the ESAD BlogHop, I am so happy to participate with all these amazing crafters. I had not been feeling the Christmas Feeling up until I was issued a challenge by my team leader to design cards showcasing Mistletoe Designer Series Papers, she posted 12 of the team the below papers and ribbon to play with.
As an added bonus, ESAD were doing a blog hop of the beautiful papers on special this month, buy 3 get an extra one free, what a great deal. It is a great chance to stock up on papers or share with a friend, you buy your favourite, she could buy her top picks and then you share them, bargain.
As soon the papers arrived, the ideas just started flowing, I only needed to make one to share within our Facebook group, however, I was on a creative roll and made four cards.
I choose to use the Snowflake Sentiments as my greetings, gold embossing them, then cutting the shapes with the stitched framelits.
Another love of mine is the new embossing folders on my first card I had used the Striped Scallops folder and on this one I used the Climbing Vine, touching the leaves up with Old Olive blends on the raised leaves.
You will notice on this one I used the gorgeous Subtle Embossing Folder, so lovely and soft.
Blog hop participant list:
1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent
3. Rochelle Blok
4. Fi Cobbin
5. Delys Cram
6. Sharon Dalton
7. Kim Oliver
8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
9. Nicole Wilson
10. Peta Stephen
11. Jackie Aitken
12. Rebecca Scurr
13. Narelle Fasulo
14. Barbara Williams
15. Maree McIntosh
16. Libby Dyson
17. Cheryll Miller
18. Denise Buetler
19. Mandy Depiazzi
Welcome to our 80th Blog Hop, how do you like our sketch? If you started at another members blog, its most likely Maree and I cannot wait to check out her card.
I enjoyed Natures Poem Suite and I am wondering what the other girls have done with it.
Again I have used Rooted in Nature, its such a versatile stamp set and when I had chosen it, I had no idea what I would do with it, or who I would send it to. That shows the versatility of it, however, I have been gently hinted to that I need to use another stamp set next time…..lol
Love the new textured embossing folder, it gives a shuttle texture to the card stock, check out the Mango Melody cardstock.
I choose to use the Words are never enough, such comforting words for a loss of someone dear.
Thanks for stopping by, now your off to see what Teneale has made for you.
Welcome to our 79th blog hop, amazing. I hope your all had a lovely weekend, I know I did, some of my lovely ladies from my Friday class came to my place for their 4th Saturday class, it’s a lovely relaxing afternoon, sharing our love of stamps.
Teneale always makes a sketch for us to give us some direction and allows us to extend our creativity by designing a card around this sketch.
Heres what I came up with, using a rather fun technique that I had used in one of my classes with autumn leaves, so I knew that the Rooted in Nature stamp set would be just great.
Little tip for you, if you decide to use glue to attach the oval onto another oval, then as it’s not sticking just how you want it to, DO NOT, stick it under your craft mat. It gets moisture in and sucks some of the color off your work. Me I just thought that it added character.
On the inside, I used my Stampin’ Markers to color the tree, and the little greeting.
Hope I can encourage your creativity and have a great week, your now off to check out Teneale’s card, I have seen it and its awesome.
Blog Hop 78
The Weeks are just rolling away, we are moving into May, kids have been on holidays and back to school for the second term……………wow
This week we have a smaller group playing, still worthwhile and will give you all some ideas I am sure. Below is the sketch that Teneale has created for us, so lets go see what everyone has come up with.
If your come from the gorgeous Renee, welcome, I cannot wait to see what she has done with the same stamp set as I used. How funny.For me, I go a week ago, I’m using Rooted in Nature, right just sounds wrong doesn’t it. I never name my blog post, always just the number that we are working on. So being a smartarse I named it then had to try and make the set fit the sketch with no idea what was in the set. Yeap smart arse Barb.
If your wondering about the name, we its one of the new stamps sets being released on the 2nd June with in the new Catalogue. So now who is excited??
The set is a two case set and its huge and has trees, leaves, saying and a set of dies to cut out. Do you think I might replace Lovely as a Tree, which as been around for ever and my shelve has two sets on it, one wood and one clear.
I used one of the detailed leaves and stamp on the card base, adding interest. if you can see a small scallop at the bottom of the designer paper that’s some burlap that I stripped a couple of lines of thread off, these I used to make a knot on the tree piece.
I stamped the tree in old olive and used a write and marker on the tree trunk then stamped it before using the dies to cut it out.
Now here is the finished card.
Your now of to see what Teneale has made for you.