Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Be Inspired Blog Hop - Feeling Festive

Hello Hello Crafty Friends

Welcome to the BE INSPIRED BLOG HOP for November. This month the Be Inspired Design Team are sharing creations with a "FEELING FESTIVE" theme. Such a timely challenge if you are anything like me and are still making Christmas Cards like crazy.

Living in Western Australia we get to celebrate the festive season during the Summer months and my family and friends love Christmas Cards with a beachy - summery vibe opposed to wintery scenes. The first two cards I have to share today were requested by Hubby - he asked for "cards with no lard" LoL, which basically means clean and simple without too many layers and embellishments. 

I have inked up images from the Timeless Tropical stamp set for these two cards. I was SOoooOoo stoked when I won this set in Prize Patrol at Onstage. Out of all the sets that were given away on the day I really really wanted this one as I just couldn't wait for preorder!!!!

Both cards share the same layout, made to look like a holiday snap of Palm trees. To create the "photo frames" I have simply removed a square from a rectangle piece of Whisper White card. Next, I took a piece of Shimmery White card and sponged Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay inks, then cut it in half and adhered to the "frame" with Tombow.

The Palm tree images and flowers were stamped in Memento and coloured using Stampin' Blends. I have white heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and tucked it under the flowers - which have been attached with mini dimensionals.
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The next card disregarded Hubby's request for clean and simple!! This one is for me to send one of my crafty friends who will appreciate all the "lard" LoL.

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This card starts with a piece of Shimmery White card to which I have sponged, Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point inks in layers like they were sand, water and sky.

I have then stamped and fussy cut several flowers, pineapples and the Palm trees from Timeless Tropical stamp set and added a few die cut stitched rectangles and Tropical die cuts. Before adhering the card front to the base, I have added some linen twine. To finish the card I added the heat embossed sentiment and a few Holiday Rhinestone jewels in pumpkin pie to the centre of the flowers.

That is all from me today. Be sure to follow the Hop all the way through for loads more inspiring ideas using this months FEELING FESTIVE Theme. Up next in this months Be Inspired Blog Hop is super talented Cathy Caines with her stunning project.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the time you have invested to visit my blog. Until next time, stay awesome and stay crafty.


  1. Stunning cards as always Jackie, perfect for a South Pacific Christmas x

  2. These cards scream Jackie to me! I would love a tropical card up in snowy Canada right now! lol Seriously though, your cards brightened my day! Sending hugs and love! OXO

  3. Beautiful! Love how you embossed over the sponging - really adds an extra dimension. May be CASEing your projects but will give full credit where it's due!


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