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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Country Home with Wood Textures

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great week.  Today's card is another using the fabulous new Country Home stamp set. It is also another quick and easy creation, enabling me to whip up a few in a short amount of time.


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I have started with a Black Card Base, to which I have added a piece of Wood Textures DSP. The card front has been stamped twice (with a gap in between the two images). The stamped images were coloured using Stampin' Blends.

Before attaching the stamped card front to the DSP, I have used the criss cross stitched die from the Stitched Labels Framelits and then wrapped Black and White Bakers Twine in between the die cut lines.

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The sentiment from the Country Home stamp set has been inked in Black, die cut using a frame from the Foliage Frame Framelits and then adhered it over the Bakers Twine using mini dimensionals.


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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Signs of Santa - Masking

Good Day Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great day. My Christmas card collection is growing fast, thanks to the Signs of Santa stamp set, I am pumping them out.

Today's card uses lots of masking to achieve Santa's and Mrs Claus huge posse of helpers. I started by stamping the elf in one corner and working my way along the bottom of the card front and then behind.

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The images have been stamped and coloured using Stampin' Blends in: Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green.

Before adhering the card front to the base, I trimmed it down slightly and stamped the sentiments. Two strips of Brights DSP in lovely lipstick were adhered to the card base with Tombow. A thin strip of Black card has been adhered to the card front before adhering to the base.

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The Signs of Santa stamp set (below) is part of a large suite which includes: dies, DSP, Memories and More cards, enamel shapes, twine, rhinestones ribbon and the cutest little Santa Sacks. Be sure to make your christmas crafting easy with coordinated products like this cute suite or one of the others in the new HOLIDAY catalogue.

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty







Monday, 17 September 2018

Dazzling Diamonds & First Frost

Good Day Crafty Friends,

The Frosted Floral Suite is absolutely stunning. The coordinating items that make up this gorgeous suite can be found in the new Holiday Catalogue on Pages 37-38.


Part of the suite is the First Frost stamp set #148420 which I have used to create today's card.




The floral images have been stamped and sponged with Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo inks, on the edge of a piece of whisper white cardstock and then fussy cut.






To get the Dazzling Diamonds to adhere to the stamped images, I took a thin paintbrush and dabbed it into Tombow Multipurpose Glue and painted the flowers with a thin even coat. Then simply pour over some Dazzling Diamonds and let dry or if your patience filter is absent (like mine) then you can use a heat gun to dry the Tombow.


Before adhering the cardfront to the base,  the sentiment was gold heat embossed and then layered over a piece of Highland Heather cardstock.

That is all from me today. Thanks for stopping by, until next time, stay awesome, stay organised and stay crafty





Friday, 14 September 2018

Santa's Workshop - Signs of Santa - Brights DSP

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Hope you are having a great week. I have a quick post to share today a couple more cards created with the Santa's Workshop stamp set, which is available now from the new HOLIDAY catalogue - Page 19 item #147690.




Both cards also use small strips of the 6"x 6" Brights DSP Pack - Annual Catalogue, Page 191 item number #146964.




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To compliment the strips of Gorgeous Grape DSP, I have sponged a little ink on the centre of the whisper white card front. I have also stamped it with a couple of snowflakes in smoky slate ink.

The Santa and elves were stamped and coloured using Stampin' Blends in Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay, fussy cut and adhered with mini dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Blended Seasons Stamp set.
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The second card uses strips of the dotty side of a piece of Melon Mambo DSP. It also has a whole pose of elves! The elves have been stamped, masked and coloured directly onto the whipser white card front. The Merry Christmas from Blended Seasons stamp set has been used with the smaller sentiment from the Signs of Santa stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check back regularly as I have a whole heap of cards scheduled to post this month - most are Christmas inspired but there are a few others thrown in as well. Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty







Thursday, 13 September 2018

Just Add Ink #426 - Sketch - So Santa Christmas Cards

Good Day Crafty Friends

Welcome to this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge #426. Kim has chosen a fun sketch for us to get creative and play along with.

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With the new HOLIDAY Catalogue filled with lots of Christmas crafts, now is the perfect time for me to start adding to my Christmas card stash. Alongside this, I am madly making Christmas Cards and Tags as gifts for family and friends. 


Coming from a beachside town in New Zealand, this Surfing Santa from the So Santa stamp set is perfect for this years Christmas cards to send back home. 


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I have used the same three components for each card, just changing the colours of cardstock and Stampin' Blends used:

So Santa stamp set - Holiday Catalogue - Page 23 #147821
Brights 6" x 6" DSP Pack - Annual Catalogue - Page 191 #146964
Floral Frames stamp set - Annual Catalogue - Page 135 #146508

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The first card uses Gorgeous Grape DSP teamed with Coastal Cabana.


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The second card combines Flirty Flamingo DSP with Lovely Lipstick

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And the third card has Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight DSP.


Be sure to stop by all the Just Add Ink Design Team members blogs for more inspiration with this weeks Just Add Texture challenge . We would love for you and your crafty friends to play along, if you have a blog you can add your card to the Just Add Ink gallery here. Don't have your own blog? No problem! Just send us an email to just-add-ink@hotmail.com with a photo attachment. We'll upload it to our challenge entry blog.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty x






Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Colour INKspiration #41 - Regals - Country Home

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Welcome to Colour INKspiration #41. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken in Western Australia. If you are following the Blog Hop you may have arrived here having visited super creative, Tanya Bell.

Stampin' Up! ® has just had a major colour revamp so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we've decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all! The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. This month we are playing with the brights COLLECTION and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project. We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the Basics - Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as metallics.

This fortnight's challenge colours are any three from the Regal's Colour Family. If I am honest, the Regals colour family is the collection I use the least, so this was a huge challenge for me. 


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I created a few projects for this colour challenge using the new Country Home stamp set. The first is a set of gift tags - the right has little balls of cotton wool pulled from a cotton bud and adhered with Tombow.

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The stamped images have been coloured using Stampin' Blends in the following colours: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie, in addition the jug was with Smoky Slate. An Old Olive doily has been added to a whisper white stitched die cut before adhering the stamped images with mini dimensionals. 

Below are the two cards and two gift tags created for this fortnights challenge.
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The card below has a Thick Whisper White card base with a matching frame - created by extending square framelits. The Shaded Spruce inner frame was created the same way.

The Country Home image has been stamped and coloured using Stampin' Blends in: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie. The image was then given a light splash of ink with a Pumpkin Pie marker. To finish the card, a strip of whisper white card has been lined with Gold Foil card stock and placed over the gap between the two stamped images. A panel of vellum has been gold heat embossed with the sentiment, which has been tucked under the frame.

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The last creation is a Folder Card or that is what I am calling them lol. The folder part is just a piece of Old Olive card stock, folded and decorated with a piece of DSP (also used on card front) and Old Olive and Polka Dot ribbons.  

This also acts as the envelope when gifting in person. The card itself is a side folded piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  The card front has a piece of Tropical Escape DSP lined with strips of Gold Glitter card. The images from Country Home has again been coloured using Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and adhered with mini dimensionals.
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INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Up next in this fortnights Colour INKspiration Blog Hop is Narelle Farrugia with her stunning creation. Thanks for stopping by today, we appreciate the time you have invested to hop with us today x


Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty