BlogHop 77

Welcome, Easter has been and gone, now the kids are on school holiday, WOW how time flows.  Last weekend we attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage at Luna Park, where we get to see the new Catalouge for 2018/2019.

It’s always a great and often exciting time for us, especially this year as not only did we get some great stamp sets, we also go to see the beautiful new colors coming on the 1st June.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight, I loved it.

As soon as I had received this stamp set, THANK YOU Stampin’ Up!, I know I would love to color him with my Blends.  Lets go check him out.

How stinking cute is that, I’m calling him Hippo, and I think he’s a little like me………lol

I choose to us Light and Dark Smokey Slate Blends and added extra shading by using the Blends Color Lifter.  My little bird was colored with a new color called Dark Pineapple Punch Blends and his beak in a touch of Calypso Coral, under Hippos feet I used light Old Olive Blends to add a touch of grass.

I am so happy with how he turned out.  The colors used were Whisper White, Pineapple Punch, Soft Gray and Dark Gray.

The stamp set is called Animal Outing, and as well as him there is a sweet Giraffe head a Kangaroo with Joey in his pouch as well as a branch with a little Foggy on it.

 

I used to color the branch was the light crumb cake for the branch and touches of light old olive on the leaves with some shading of the crumb cake on the leaf.  The little frog was Pineapple Punch with a small touch of Old Olive on this trunk.

Little secret about to be revealed, when Teneale was younger she had the nick name of Froggy, so this to me belongs to my froggy, as together WE MAKE A GREAT PAIR.  Its her birthday tomorrow and I think she would like this for her birthday card.  What do you think?

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

 

 

 

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BlogHop 76

Hello and welcome to this 76 BlogHop on this lovely Easter Sunday. Now you would expect that we might do an Easter Card………………Sad Face, no I didn’t.
Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us to use, I rather like being given a sketch as a starting point for a card.

I decided to pull out an older stamp set, Sweet Cupcake, been sitting on my desk and though as I am always after birthday cards I should use it.

 

Now as you might realise, its a 3 step stamping set, Grrrrrrrrrr you say.  Not a problem with the new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus.

I have miss placed my original one, but still had one of the plates, I must have put it in a safe place and am sure I will find it soon.  Anyway I have just received my second one, so no problem, I was able to set up the 3 stamps one on each please and on the opposite side the ice for the top of the cake.

Now how easy would that make your class?

 

Now did I get the sketch right?  Please leave a comment, we love comments.  Good or bad.

Hope your had a lovely Easter, I know I have.  Kids have just gone home after being stuffed with Chocolate.

Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us.

 

Bloghop 75

Welcome to our blog hop tonight, hope your all had a lovely weekend with family and friends.  If your just come from another blog, its most likely the delightful little mumma, Renee who’s work is nothing short of exquisite.

Each fortnight Teneale designs a sketch for us, sometimes we are seriously challenged and other times its ok.  Do lets go see what I have done.I must say, I looked outside my circle here, opps did I even use a circle? I think not.

I thought I would use a flower for my circle, mainly because I love coloring, whether it be water coloring , pencils or Blendies.  I choose to use Shimmery White cardstock and heat embossed the beautiful large flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp set.  I have to tell you it was one of the last sets I bought because I thought the lines where just to wide.

 

However like all things we change our mind and I now love it and wondered why would I not like this?

I used white embossing powder to emboss the flower, this gave me lovely raised edges for the pools of color to collect in each bud allowing me to get some deep and some light petals.

I then cut out the flower and mounted it on the lovely Petal Passion Black and White designer series papers for a striking effect.  My color of choice was Berry Burst reinker, I think its lovely.

 

Inside was just finished with a part of the flower and colored.

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

 

Blog Hop 62

Welcome to the 62 Blog Hop of the Inkspired Artists, and if your just started here, Welcome.

Blog Hops are a great way to make us step out of our comfort zone and come up with some amazing projects, that in turn gives other stampers some inspiration.

So lets see what Teneale has given us to work with.

Yeah, Holiday Catalouge is due to showcase on the 1st September, who is excited?  I know I am and couldn’t wait to get my hands on some new stamps.  So come and see what I have done, mind you not traditional Christmas Colors.

I had my eye on the Santa’s Suit set, even sat it on my desk along with Good Tidings which I was a little intrigued with as it appeared to have six steps to stamp the image.  I knew I had to try it to at least know what it would look like stamped out.

So I used the new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is 6 x 6 perfect for quilting designs.  I choose as my colours the beautiful new in colors of Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and brought in some Crumb Cake.  I carried the colours through from stamping to card stock and then added a small piece of Gold.

 

I embossed the sentiment at the bottom, I always try and do exactly like the sketch.  but feel that it might have shown better if I had used just the white and embossed on it.

I tried to carry the theme over into the inside as well, see below.

Embossed and same trim as the front, don’t you love our new ribbons, beautiful.

 

Thanks for stopping by, now your off to check out Teneale.

 

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants.

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Blog Hop 53

Welcome to yet another Inkspired Artists bloghop, you have most likely come from my friend Maree and I wonder what she has created for us today.

Great sketch that Teneale  has given us to work with, don’t you just love her work?

 I decided to use the Birthday Blooms as my stamp set, its lovely to water color and always look great.  I used Watermelon Wonder as the main color for the flower and Delightful Dijon for the centres.  The leaves were colored with the Cucumber Crush, not a color that I have used a lot, however as it was St Patricks Day this week and there is a lovely young girl at work who is having a birthday in April and she is Scottish I thought it only fitting to make it for her.  Hope she likes it.
 I have used the Cucumber Crush as the main card base and the paper is from the in color designer Series paper stack, which will be retiring this year.
Enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment, even one word is fine.
Now your off to see what Teneale has made for you, I was lucky to see it and your going to love it.
 

ESAD 2017 Last Chance

headerWelcome to another Blog hop with the ESAD group of demonstrators.  We are showcasing items from the Sale a Bration catalogue which runs to the 31st March 2017.

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If you not sure what that is?  well if you spend 90.00 in either the seasonal or annual catalogue you choose an item from free from the Sale a Bration catalogue.  If you don’t have one, I am sure your demonstrator could send one to you.

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You may have come from Maree’s blog and I do wonder what she has in store for us today.

I decided that would showcase the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from the Sale A Bration catalogue and team it with two stamp sets out of the Occasion Catalogue, they are the Lift me Up Bundle that has wonderful hot air balloons.

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I love the details on the cut out hot air balloon, which I put some whisper white behind and mounted it onto the clouds designer papers.

esad-ballon-fullI then used the stamps and stamped out the hot air balloons then used the dies to cut them out.  Very happy with how easy, yet nice they looked.

esad-another-year-fullI then switched to The Balloon adventures, still using the Carried Away Designer Papers.  Not sure if you picked it up, but I have embossed the greeting with Watermelon Wonder using the ink and clear embossing power, I must say I love embossing and now I am able to emboss in any colour I want.

Now your off to see what Lou has made for us.  Don’t forget to leave comments we all love them.

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Below are a list of the participant’s in case you lose your way.

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Bloghop 51

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Welcome to the 51st Bloghop of the Inkspired Artists, if your just started from here, welcome and enjoy.  If you started at another site, your most likely came from Maree‘s I cannot wait to see what she has for us.

bloghop-51Here is the sketch that we had to work with, pity I didn’t check it out before posting my post I can see two little spots that I don’t have…………………….hang my head in shame.  Anyway let’s go see what I have for you

sketch-51I used a combination of the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and the tie Dyed stamp set to create a snazzy congratulations card.

Now its off to see what sweet little Renee has created for us.

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