Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around nine amazing Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products. Currently, you’re visiting Teneale Williams from Australia.
Hello G’day there! (It had to be done, but most Australian’s do not say G’day….like ever)
I have a simple card for you, using one of the new stamp sets called ‘Sitting Here‘ which I adore! I am a lover of watercolour well, simple water colouring so I lean towards images that do not have large areas to colour.
Time for a new challenge from Global Design Project, the theme is case the designer, who happens to be Shawn de Oliveira. We a case the designer challenge, a card is selected that we (the players) use to take inspiration from.
See challenge HERE
Big fan of Shawn de Oliveira, he uses colour so well. With that being said, I never took the colours he used as inspiration for my card, it was his layout that interested me greatly. I have taken the layout in a different orientation, border and bow at the top with images to the bottom of the card.
Selecting Swirly Bird as the featured stamp set, I am so excited about all the different things you can create with this stamp set, I have created a Pinterest board just to save all the creative ideas I find using Swirly Bird.
For my more local crafty friends and customers, myself and Barbara/mum will be at the Bargain Craft Expo next weekend in Liverpool (Western Sydney). The same people who produce the Sydney Paper Craft Festival are hosting this expo, they are bringing together all their crafting markets; jewellery making, quilting, sewing and so much more will be at this expo. The idea is for store holders to clear older stock and excess stock, as the name suggests, a bargain is to be had for the customer.
Greetings my inky friends. I hope you are well, to my Sydney based peeps I hope you managed to stay warm and dry over the weekend through our stormy weather. It was perfect weather to “play” inside and I did just that. I stamped my little heart out and made few cards. I did not have any new product from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue as Australia post sent the order on a little detour (THANKS for that Australia Post) it arrived tonight so I can’t wait to get in and play.
One of the cards I made over the weekend was for Global Design Project, I spent Sunday crafting with my Mum, so I took the chance to use her Baby Bear stamp that she won at OnStage in Sydney back in April. The theme for this challenge at Global Design Project is get well.
What’s better, than a big bear hug when you are feeling under the weather, that was my thinking when I created for this challenge. I wanted to have a cute bear and message that I was sending a hug. I needed to great created with the greeting, joining two sets together; Sending is from Love & Affection and hugs was created from Labeler Alphabet… Which is the most useable and BEST stamp set that Stampin’ Up! have created.
You may notice the Old Olive gingham printed paper; that my friends, is retired DSP from the Farmers Marker range from our last Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. I had to use it! I just think teddy bears and gingham are a perfect match. At the start if the post, I commented that I was stamping with my Mum. Well, mother dearest can be a bad influence, I never (like NEVER) use retired products on cards for classes or my blog but she knew my love of bears and gingham so she pulled that paper out and encouraged me to use it for my card, which is also my class card for this week…. So knowing my ladies they will want to order the paper and sadly no longer can. I do think the paper is perfect however, might was right again!
Above is the inside of my card, pretty simple. A little sponging, ink splatter, gingham and linen thread. Some of my favourite things.
Below are the materials, I used… YES I really used 7 stamp sets, but only parts of them. Let me explain. Love & Affection was just “Sending” Timeless Textures was to add
Love & Affection was just “Sending” Timeless Textures was to add
Timeless Textures was to add “texture” to the cardbase, stamped in VersaMark. The image I used was the wood gain like design.
Swirly Bird, has the best link splatter.
Butterfly Basics, has a postage mark that I use on most of my vintage cards.
Thoughts & Prayers, also stolen from Mum’s collection and that was the greeting inside the card.