Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – New Catalogue Sneak Peek

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How exciting to share this time with you as I get to show you a sneaky peek at some products from the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which becomes available to customers on the 3rd of June. Welcome to my blog and I really hope you enjoy the project I have for you today. 

Selecting products to showcase is always a bit hard when it comes to a new catalogue. Only because I want to showcase everything but I made my choice today purely on the beautiful texture in the In Good Taste suite. The Designer Series Paper has background images of wood texture, brick, tiles and more. It’s just so beautiful and lovely to work with. 

I started off by stamping the background tiles in Rococo Rose and the stems in Gray Granite, Then I added Versamark through a mask to the top section of my card. This was heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder. Using sponge daubers, I added colour over the embossing in Rococo Rose and Gray Granite. 

Tasteful Touches Bundle by Stampin' Up! full of textured effects

I coloured the flower with a combination of Rococo Rose, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. When you combine Stampin’ Blend colours it adds even greater depth to the image. The combination of Gray Granite, Rococo Rose and all the texture really worked so well. Colour coordination is easy – just look at the paper and be inspired.

Tasteful Touches flower coloured with Stampin' Blends

The In Good Taste Elements add that natural wood look to create even more texture on this card. 

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste suite

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I hope your interest has been piqued and the In Good Taste suite is already on your Wish List! Please leave me a comment if you have enjoyed this card.

There is lots more inspiration on this blog hop so make sure you go visit everyone and give them some love too. Next on our hop is Michelle Bryant. Click on the Next button to follow onto her blog. 

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Dana Sullivan

Stacey Marsh

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Melissa Tennison

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Rochelle Laird-Smithyou are here

Michelle Bryant

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Sue Allen

Annette Elias

Jill Chapman

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If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with your crafting needs. Please call me on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email me at [email protected] 

The new catalogue will be going live on 3rd June and you will be able to order from it then. Retiring items are only available until 2nd June or while stocks last. Click on the image below to shop the Retiring Products. 

2020 Annual Catalogue Last Chance Products

I am having an Online Catalogue Launch on the 13th of June and you are invited to attend. There will be lots of products samples, displays and special offers on the day. Join the party below. 

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Ink. Stamp. Share Special Blog Hop – Anything Goes

Hi friend,

Welcome to my blog, Stamping Flair. If it’s your first time here, I really hope you enjoy your visit and find lots of inspiration and be a part of the ‘regulars’ here. This month, again, at Ink. Stamp. Share we are bringing you an additional blog hop to share inspiration during a rather difficult time where we have been shut in and without much company. 

Ink Stamp Share Special Blog, April 2020

My card today features a sport and in Melbourne, just a few days ago, golf was back on with some restrictions. So I’m sure there are some happy golfers out there. The Country Club suite has all the products you need to make a golf themed card with all it’s accessories. I think my favourite in this suite is the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. 

The Designer Series Paper has lots of images with colour as well as some neutral colours like Basic Gray and Night of Navy. There is also a sheet of images which can be cut out and used on your projects or coloured in as I have done on this card.

I added some embellishments from the Country Club Elements, stamping the Happy Birthday on one. The Country Club suite is on the Last Chance Products list and is available while stocks last. 

Golf themed handmade card colouring in with Stampin' Blends

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. I do hope you have enjoyed my golfing card and I have inspired you to try out a product or technique. Click on the Next button to hop onto Dana’s blog and see her lovely project. 

Melissa Tennison

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith you are here

Dana Sullivan

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Jacqui Lawrence

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Michelle Bryant

Jo Blackman

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

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aWow Blog Hop – Favourite Colouring Tools

Hi friend, 

Welcome to our second Around the World on Wednesday (aWOW for short) Blog Hop. I’m so glad that you are here. If you missed our first blog hop, you can see it here

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Our theme this month is All Things Crafty, with a focus on our favourite colouring tools. From colouring mediums such as Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, watercolour pencils,  inks, ink refills and tools such as Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, Sponges to types of paper – it was always going to be a hard choice. 

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of watercolouring using my aqua painters and ink refills and I played around with that idea in my head, while Stampin’ Blends was up there too. Finally, brayering won out as I hadn’t done it in a while and I love the shaded effect that can be achieved with it. I have been inspired by a layout I saw in the new catalogue (Pg 33). Oh, I am teasing you aren’t I? Not long to go, just a few weeks. 

Handmade card with Kayak, canoe with By the Dock stamp set, Stampin' Up!

For my card base, I used the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. These have an elegant silver rectangle on the front which fit the Memories & More cards but for my card today, I have no evidence of silver – just earthy!

I started off by taking a 16cm x 11cm piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamping the leaves in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed this in Copper embossing powder. I then used a sponge brayer to add So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze – working on the long edge. Taking a piece of tissue I rubbed back the colour off the leaves to bring out the copper. The entire panel was then embosssed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

I cut this into panels of various sizes to create an interesting background. Cut panels should be 13.8cm x 8.8cm once completed. Using a sponge dauber, I went over the embossing with Terracotta Tile on certain strips to bring out the wood look. 

Create an interesting background with strips of embossed cardstock

I loved the background and felt it was just perfect for a masculine card. By the Dock bundle seemed to fit with it’s nature theme. I’ve also used the dies from Catch of the Day. Both of these bundles, are great for making men’s cards or for anyone who enjoys some fishing and canoeing. 

Stampin' Up! Catch of the Day stamp set with canoe

The circle has been partially embossed with the High Seas embossing folder. Then I used a sponge dauber to add some Bermuda Bay over the water. Sponge daubers are one of my favourite tools as they blend colours so easily. They are great for adding colour to edges to give a distressed look to images, you can also use them for quick colouring-in and because they are designed to slip over your finger,  they are easy to control. Some additional die cut pieces and a kayak coloured in with Stampin’ Blends completes the focal image of this card. 

Stampin' Up! aWOW Blog Hop, All Things Crafty, Colouring Tools, Sponging

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Thank you for stopping by my part of the world and I hope this inspires you to try out brayering and sponging, if you haven’t done so before. All the products I have used and measurements are listed at the bottom of this post so I hope you give this card a try at home. By the Dock bundle, Catch of the Day bundle, Label me Bold stamp set, High seas Embossing Folder, Copper embossing powder and trim are all retiring. Last Chance Products are available while supplies last so if there’s any products that you want, don’t delay.

Next on our hop is lovely Cazz Boylan. Click on the ‘Next Blog’ button to see her beautiful project and follow the hop right through for lots of colouring inspiration. As you follow our hop, we would love for you to leave us a comment as we love hearing from you.

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Angela Meiritz-Reid  – NZ

Tatiana Tobin – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AUyou are here

Cazz Boylan – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Satomi Wellard – JA

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Manuela Geiswinkler – AT

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Emma Goddard, Special Guest – UK

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Tina Zinck – CA

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Mary Deatherage – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to share your creative journey with you. 

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  • Cajun Craze – 14.8cm x 9.8cm
  • Early Espresso – 14.2cm x 9.2cm, 6.5cm x 6.5cm (circle), scrap (sentiment)
  • Old Olive -8cm x 10cm
  • Whisper White – 6cm x 6cm (Circle)
  • Very Vanilla – 4cm x 5.5cm (canoe)
  • Copper Foil – 8ccm x 10cm 

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Kre8tors Blog Hop – Floral

Hi Friends,

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Stamping Flair today. You may be a regular here or if it’s your first time, I am so glad you are here. We’ve got some fun floral projects to share with you in the Kre8tors Blog Hop today.

Kre8tors Blog Hop August Color Challenge

I couldn’t go past the Ornate Garden suite. As I thought about what to create, I realized I hadn’t really posted much with this suite so it was about time! The Specialty Designer Series Paper has pretty florals with some gold foil designs. Some sheets can even be coloured in, giving you many options. This card is very simple to recreate but looks quite elaborate. Those Ornate Frames are just so pretty you really can leave the elements of the suite to do the work for you. 

The Whisper White panel in the centre has been embossed with the Ornate Floral embossing folder which is so detailed and pretty. The Flirty Flamingo flowers have been separated from one of the Ornate Borders dies. By doing this, I was able to a lovely sprig for my card. 

The Ornate Garden suite is an early release from the new Annual Catalogue and is available for purchase right now. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Products required to make this project are listed at the bottom of this post.

Click on the Next button to see what Annette has prepared for you and make sure you hop through all the blogs for loads of inspiration. 

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Melissa Tennison (USA)

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Su Mohr

Laura Mackie (UK)

Tricia Butts

Jan Musselman – USA

Jo Blackman (UK)

Libby Fens

Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada

Jacqui Lawrence (UK)

Anastasia Radloff

Margriet Siekman

Kirsteen Gill – USA

Deb Naylor US

Nicole Mahler

Sharon Dalton

Ximena Morales

Ann Krucek

Sue McDonald

Annette Ball-Canada

Cheryl Hamilton

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)you are here

Annette Elias-De Kijkkast-NL

Angie McKenzie

Janey Backer (USA)

Michelle Bryant

Susan Simpson (UK)

Dana Sullivan

Alexandra Rauf

Sue Allen -Australia

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – May 2020

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Welcome to my blog on this Mother’s Day. I hope you are enjoying your day, celebrating in whatever capacity you can. I am enjoying my day with my daughter Cassidy who has made some lovely scrolls this afternoon and is also preparing dinner for me tonight. Can’t wait! It’s nice to be spoiled isn’t it?

As it’s Mother’s Day, I chose the Music from the Heart stamp set in remembrance of my mother who used to be a music teacher and conducted choirs.  I would have given this card to her with a Mother’s Day sentiment instead of the one I’ve chosen and I know she would have loved it.

I watercoloured the images from the Free as a Bird stamp set and fussy cut them. Then I arranged these together with some flowers from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit and copper leaves from the Flourish Dies.  I just love the felt embellishments in the embellishment kit as they add so much texture to a project. 

For the final touch, I stamped the keyboard in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut it, laying it on top for my musical themed , bird song card..

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have been inspired by it, I would love for you to leave a comment. All the products I have used on this project are listed at the bottom of this post. Several of these items are on the retiring list so you are going to have to hurry so you don’t miss out.

Click on the Next button to see Elisabeth Pirolt’s beautiful project and follow the blog hop through for more inspiration. 

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Floral

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my blog and a very happy Mother’s Day to all Mums and care-givers. It is the early hours of Sunday, here in Melbourne. I hope you have a lovely day celebrating, in what is possibly, a very different way this year. Our floral theme for the Joy of Sets blog hop is appropriate as I’m sure many mums will be receiving flowers today

I’ve got a couple of coordinated projects featuring the Peaceful Poppies suite.

Handmade card with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies suite

The Peaceful Poppies Elements are the main feature on my card and pillow box. I used the die cut elements which were already coloured as well as the water-colour die cut elements which are embossed images. These were coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers and blended with a Blender Pen.

Kraft Pillow Box Gift Box decorated with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies

The Kraft Pillow Box has been dressed in a similar way to the card using the Stitched Labels Dies. These are retiring and I’m going to miss these pretty lace-edged dies. 

Coordinated card and gift box with flowers-Peaceful Poppies Elements

You will notice, on the card, that I die cut the label and poppy from one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes. On the circle with the sentiment, I added some Soft Suede stripes in a Stampin’ Write Marker. This suite makes it so easy to create these coordinated projects and the Peaceful Poppies Elements really make it so much quicker. 

Gift box and card coordinated with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite

You are visiting Stamping Flair and I hope you have enjoyed my creations. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you. Click on the Next button to go to Tricia’s site to see what beautiful floral creation she has in store for you.

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Fiona Whitehead

Brenda Nelson

Libby Fens

Susan Webster

JoAnn Pollock

Jill Chapman

Gez Carpenter

Vicki Milyard

Alejandra Gomez

Kaylin Krawczyk

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Narelle Fasulo

Sue Allen

Sandra Mastello

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

 

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