A big hello and welcome! We have just stopped in on the INKspired blog hop, we have 10 cards all based on the one sketch, which you can see below. I am the sketch maker and I have to say this layout had me scratching my head, I am not sure what I was thinking with this design. I am excited to see what the other team members have come up with; something a little excited (No really it is MASSIVE) we have a Stampin’ Up! Artisan in our INKspired lineup, my fabulously talented friend Louise Sharp was just announced as part of the 2017 design team, make sure you stop by and say congratulations to her.
I am rocking the printed paper in this card! I feel pretty safe saying that I have been able to overcome SOME of my pretty paper hoarding. This printed paper I used from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue called Floral Boutique, it is all Night if Navy and Whisper White, it reminds me of china plates; so elegant and stunning. As you can see the card is really simple, the greeting is from the coordinating stamp set, I have stamped it on Sahara Sand cardstock as it was lost when I tried using Whisper White cardstock.
The next INKspired Artist to visit is Nicole Anderson
Welcome to a new round of the INKspired blog hop, we have 9 cards all created around the same sketch; the sketch for this round is pretty simple and a classic layout, I am excited to see how the other girls have taken the sketch.
In Australia, we are in Spring so I have taken inspiration from the season through the colours used; Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Crushed Curry. I have stamped the leaves on Watercolour paper, well I should say I stamped them onto scrap paper then on the Watercolour paper so the colours are a little lighter. After doing that I brushed a water brush over the image, this allowed a little of the ink to spread a little and resulted in this delightful background.
The next INKspired Artist you are going to visit is Nicole Anderson
Hello, I hope you are doing well. I feel like I have not blogged in ages, well I guess I have had a little break! I have spoken previously about returning to study as a mature age student at University; I had a few assignments due and that took most of my attention, my little stamp set was feeling a little neglected. Last week I was reunited with my stamping supplies. Craft is totally therapeutic and I am one of those crazy people that LOVE fussy cutting, one of the only times I can totally tune off my brain! My youngest niece is having a birthday this coming week, she asked to have taco’s for dinner the night of her birthday and being that crafty Aunt that I am; we are now having a Mexican fiesta.
This post in linked into the INKspired blog hop, we have 10 stops on this blog hop all using the same sketch to create our cards. If you arrived from Barbara aka my mum, you will have seen she also made a card Ebony’s birthday, we used the same paper and sketch.
Remember when I said I love fussy cutting! Yes, I hand cut the streamers from a sheet of print paper in Festive Birthday DSP and I may have suggested to my niece Ebony that she select Mexican as her cuisine on her Birthday so I could use the Birthday Fiesta product suite from Stampin’ Up! It is so CUTE! I saw the idea of placing little googly eyes on the cactus image from Sarah-Jane Rae at cardsandacuppa. I just spotted that see added a little moustache to hers, which is just adorable and I may just add one to this little guy before Ebony gets the card on Wednesday.
Next blog to stop by is new player Nicole Anderson and we have a returning player Marlene Goulder
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It is very rare when I post two days in a row! I am back to share a card I made for Global Design Projects sketch challenge. I designed the sketch and took a little creative licence with the layout on my card as you will see when you scroll down a little more.
Let us play spot the difference! Yes, you got it I left off the strips along the top; in my defence, I have added a fabulous big bow around the banner layer. I am a LOVER of ribbon and bows but I have not really been using them on my cards for a few years, but I am feeling a return. This bow was inspired by Lissa Carter, yesterday we had a team blog hop and I was taken with the bow she added to her card (see here) and I even went to bed think about her bow…. crazy I know, dreaming of cards but that is me. Anyway I woke this morning and straight to the craftroom to create something for this challenge with a BIG BOW.
I am in full on Christmas cardmaking mode, all my classes are Christmas cards besides one each month and my ladies love it. If you are in Western Sydney, I am having a social cardmaking session with weekend with Barbara Williams (AKA mum) you will make 3 cards for $10.