Mens Cave

Hi everyone, though I would share with you a sweat card I made in one of my classes, have to admit, we have done a couple of variations to this set.

Not sure, but I would think this could be the man cave, what do you think?

Its colored with the Blends.



Butterfly Wishes

Don’t fall over, I have decided to show another card that I had made, what is the use of having a blog if I don’t show you what I have been upto.

Butterfly Wishes is one of the Distinctive Stamps in the new Stampin up Catalogue.  Such a easy stamp to use and coupled with some designer paper.

Yeap there is a trend here, love the Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks.

Thanks for stopping bye.


InkSpired Bloghop 102

Hi and welcome to another blog from the fabulous team of Teneale Williams.  She is such a great upline, she encourages and nurtures me and her team, if you are wanting to join Stampin’ Up!, now is the time and I would encourage you to join her team.

She runs the blog, team challenges and generous prizes to participants of her team, considering she doesn’t have a upline and never has had anyone to guide and nurture her, she thinks its important that her team don’t miss out because she has.
So that was the design she has made for us this fortnight and here is my take on the sketch.

I choose to use the beautiful Band Together Stamp Set and the Detailed Bands Dies, I thought that the top and bottom of the stunning die, was perfect to get the fancy edges and the Celebrate the Best Day Ever perfect the for greeting.

I embossed the Gorgeous Grape cardstock with Silver Embossing powder and attached to silver foil, trimmed to a fine border that attached the designer series papers in color 2019-2020, I used the Purple Posy Gingham Design that was then trimmed and mounted onto the Gorgeous Grape base.

The greeting was heat embossed using clear embossing powder, but wait, its Purple you said? yes I stamped it onto a piece of what cardstock using the Gorgeous Grape ink and my Stamparatus to position it perfectly which then allows me to go back and using VersaMark, stamp and then add my clear embossing powder.

Little of Teneale has rubbed off on me, showing you my fine lines and I did them all by myself.

Now your off to see what Teneale has in store for you.

InkSpired Bloghop 101 Color Combo

Welcome to the INKspired blog hop, challenge 101 and Teneale is mixing it up by giving us our first colour challenge.  Our colour challenge is a little different to most, we have been given 4 colours and are able to decide what colours of that we wish to use. The colours for this round are Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Night of Navy.

I decided to use the first three colours, this one was the first time playing with Rococo Rose which is one of the new In-colours and I love it. That is not really a shocker to anyone who knows me because I love anything pink.  I used Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set for the background and even the greeting.

I have used my goto die, the Stitched Labels Dies. I just adore the detail around the edge.  Now, look behind that layer and check out my triple layers of ribbon! I am going all out on this card and I have used Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen, Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile and Line Thread.

Inside the card, I have simply stamped the largest flower along the bottom.

Next up is Jo Wilson, who is off travelling the world and made sure her card for the challenge was made before she left.

Celebrating 100 BlogHops

How exciting, the Inkspired Artists have been hoping around and this is our 100th one.  We are so lucky that we have as our leader Teneale Williams, and a little birdie told me that she has a prize to give away for the artists and an lucky commenter is in the running for a prize as well.

I played around with lots of different sets, before deciding on a stamp set to use.  I know I wanted to use Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot as I just love the two colors together, works either for Christmas or other occasions.

I loved the sentiment in this set and the cute little flower out of a whole lot of other flowers.  Its one of the distinctive stamp in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

I used the delightful Stitched Rectangles framelets and the Stitched Shapes for the white square focal piece.  See the Mossy Meadow twine, love it.  People that know me know I don’t do twine.

I stamped off the leaf and then stamped it onto the Mossy Meadow Base to add interest then attached to a Gray Granite cardstock, trimming to a very fine boarder then attached to a white card front.

This was then attached to a Mossy Meadow card base.

Inside I stamped two of the other blossoms from this set.

Like the card? would you like it, leave a comment and you will go into a draw to have it sent to you………….

I love the sentiments in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.

Now your off to see that Teneale has made, and your going to be blown away by her card.  Its so beautiful.