Colour Combo Blog Hop – June 2021

Hi, Welcome to Stamping Flair in Melbourne. Today we’re enjoying some lovely sunshine in the middle of winter and it’s a long weekend. So even better! Our Colour Combo this month has one of our new In-Colours – Polished Pink, so I have made it the main colour in my card.

I’ve been having so much fun with the Color & Contour bundle. The stamp set has pretty line images and the accompanying dies cut out the flowers. However, the pick of those dies is the nested scallop rectangles. So many uses and I just can’t get enough of them.

For this card I heat embossed the flowers in white on Basic White cardstock then applied Polished Pink ink using a Blending Brush. I rubbed back over the flowers with a tissue to bring out the white embossing.

The label from the Dandy Laser Cut Paper has been embossed with a new favourite product of mine – the Checks and Dots Embossing Folders. Then I individually coloured each dot with the Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend.

Now where is that Poppy Parade? I added some in the centre of the die cut flower and blended it out to the petals with the Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends.

If there’s a stamp sentiment you need to get for sentiments, it’s the Biggest Wish stamp set. Great large sentiments that can be mixed to form different combinations. At $30 it’s a stamp set that will be used many times over …. and that’s just the birthday greeting.

Colour Combo Blog Hop, June 2021, Color & Contour bundle, Biggest Wish stamp set, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!, SU

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you come back soon for more inspiration. Next on our hop is Tricia Butts. Click below to see her lovely creation.

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Colour Combo Blog Hop February 2021 – Down by the Beach

I’m going beach side for our February Colour Combo Blog Hop. When I saw the colours of this challenge, it just made me think of the seaside, shells and waves.

For this challenge I have taken inspiration from the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

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The background for this card uses the Faux Letterpress Technique using the Seabed Embossing Folder with Soft Sea Foam ink.

The Friends are Like Seashells bundle goes hand in hand with the Seashells Embossing Folder. The fine detail of the embossing fits perfectly into the large diecut. I cut the shells apart and sponged Pacific Point and Flirty Flamingo over them to create the centre image. Then I spritzed it with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my beachy creation. If you’d like to learn the faux letterpress technique, join me at 7:30 PM tonight for my Facebook Live where I’ll be showing you how to create it.

Click on the Next button to see Jo Blackman’s creation.

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – August 2020


Welcome to another Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Melbourne, Australia. Today, we are mixing Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Soft Suede for our blog hop.  Quite an unusual colour palette with the Soft Suede in the mix but it sure gets the creative mind working. 

Colour Combo Blog Hop, August 2020

Mint Macaron as a colour always makes me think of macarons. The idea began to form in my head with macarons and berries and milkshakes – mint and pale pink. I had something close to macarons – and that was cookies. It was time to open my Nothing’s Better than Bundle which just arrived in my last delivery. Now this is a bundle that at first didn’t catch my eye in the Annual Catalogue. However, I saw so many cute projects made with it that I just had to get it. Have you experienced this before? 


I started by creating 2 panels of water colour washed cardstock in Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. The softness that the wash creates was the look I wanted. Once dry, I used the Best Plaid die to cut out the Rich Razzleberry panel and cut that down. This is a very quick and easy background to create. 

The cookies are two-step stamped in Soft Suede.  For the base layer, I stamped off twice to achieve a very light shade. Then I stamped the choc-chips in full strength Soft Suede. 

Does this card resonate with you at the moment? In lock down, we sure are running to the pantry and refrigerator a whole lot more than we would normally do!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun card and perhaps I may have convinced you to add this to your Wish List if you don’t already own it.  Click on the Next button to go to Caroline Peck’s blog. 

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – June 2020

Hello and welcome to our Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m Rochelle Laird-Smith and I live in Melbourne, Australia. If it is your first time visiting my blog, thank you for stopping by. I really hope you enjoy your time here and visit often. To all my regular subscribers, thank you for reading and interacting with me. 

This was another colour combination I wouldn’t have really put together but that’s the idea of a challenge, right? I’m really glad for it because it stretches me to think outside the square.

I took to one of my favourite techniques for this card – watercolouring, together with the Forever Fern bundle. You can get this bundle for free during the month of June. Find out the details at the end of this post. 

I started by stamping the larger leaves in Sahara Sand, stamped off. Then I watercoloured these in with my Water Painter in Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo. It’s best to start light and then increase the intensity of colour. I kept my brush tip just damp so I could create the lines on the leaves.

To create the Flirty Flamingo leaves, I spritzed the Shimmery White cardstock with water. Then I inked the stamp with Flirty Flamingo and stamped on the wet cardstock. This gives a different water coloured look to the previous leaf. 

I laid this all on a circle embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Well Said stamp and Well Written dies. I have just purchased these. It is a 2 set stamp set so you get a lot of sentiments. Combine it with the die cuts, like I have and you can get several combinations. 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. All products I have used on this project are listed at the bottom of this post. I hope my project inspires you to try different colour combinations that you might not usually try. Why not give this one a try? Next on the hop is Sigrid Joch. Click on the Next button to be directed to her blog.

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – May 2020


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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