Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around 10 amazing Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products. Currently, you’re visiting Teneale Williams from Australia
I have used Touches of Texture stamp set for this blog hop, paired with Printed Paper and Washi Tape from the Moroccan product suite.
Here is my card, it has a vintage feel. I just adore Mint Macaron and I have paired it with Delightful Dijion.
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Krista Driessen – THE NETHERLANDS. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Sarah Berry – UK
Kylie Bertucci – AUSTRALIA
Constanze Wirtz – GERMANY
Erica Cerwin – USA
Tracy May – UK
Louise Sharp – AUSTRALIA
Anja Luft – GERMANY
Caroline van der Straaten – THE NETHERLANDS
Teneale Williams – AUSTRALIA
Krista Driessen – THE NETHERLANDS
Again, I am kind of late with my card for Global Design Project! All the other (good) Design Team Members had their cards posted on Monday when the challenge went live. My card was made, I created it weeks ago and my ladies had all made it in class however I had not taken a photo. I was holding out for better lighting as I shoot with natural light and before I knew it the challenge arrived. As the old saying goes, better late than never.
The challenge is to case a card from fellow Design Team Member Steffi, who is a SUPERSTAR in the stamping world. I ADORE her clean style and that you can tell she designed the card straight away. See her card below and click here to head over to Global Design Project.
I was taken straight away by the little details, behind the gold butterfly is a small vellum butterfly, that is carried into my card with the flowers. Also noting the leaves that Steffi stamped on an angle, that became the core element in my card.
Global Design Project is the place to party this week, all the cool kids (or not so cool kids like me) are ready to PARTY hard and it is an open invite to pop over to the challenge site to join the fun. Let’s see lots of party related P A R T Y ideas.
I went the option of creating a card for a 40th Birthday party for a friend of mine, she is not all that into pretty or girlie things, I think that has to do with being a mum to 5 active sports playing preteen boys and the sole female in her household. I was CLOSE to buying her a card, yes… shocking I know but she loves to make fun of my crafty habits (in a totally loving way and I give as good as I get) but we were chatting and she commented that she was looking forward to her “special” card as it was a notable birthday. After that comment I had to create something with no pink and no flowers, I went straight to Marquee Messages stamp set, it was perfect.
Staying true to the theme of P A R T Y ! ! ! and knowing my friend I stamped “Party Like a Rock Star” all of my crazy and reckless partying in my 20’s was in the company of this friend. Sharon always said she was never having kids, she was married to her career. Fast forward 13 years now she loves being a mum driving her boys around to all their sporting events in her big mum van.
A late. A very late card for the Global Design Project sketch challenge from Monday, I had a weekend of too much socializing and not enough
working stamping, which meant the card sat on my desk almost completed until this weekend but I linked what I had started and wanted to complete the card to not miss the fun at Global Design Project (GDP). I am the sketch creator over at GDP and sometimes when the sketches come around, I ask myself what I was thinking! This sketch I was looking forward to, as it was on the easy side but I love seeing all the ways the elements can be taken as inspiration.
I am in LOVE with Timeless Texture Stamp Set it is hands down my favourite stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue I adore the flower images and even more the distressed images. The flowers are watercoloured with a blender pen in Cajun Craze ink with the leaves in Mint Macaron and surrounded by a light wash of Crumb Cake.
My trademark is adding little details but still keeping the design simple, playing with backgrounds and texture is something I do often. In the case, using the wood grain image from Timeless Textures stamp set with VersaMark in a crosshatch pattern then lightly sanded the surface with a fine sanding block, this removed a little of the ink and in parts the top surface of the cardstock to create this wonderful background.
I distressed the Washi Tape with the sanding block which had been attached to a little Very Vanilla cardstock. The final touch was once the card was assembled I added a few splatters of my Gold Wink of Stella on the card.