Awow Blog Hop – Favourite Colours

What a fun challenge we have for our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop this month. To be fair, I think I say that every month but… this month, it’s more in-house with us playing along to our team’s favourite colours.

If you are new to this hop, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators sharing our love for papercrafting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. So sit back and enjoy your trip around the world.

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Each of our team had to nominate our favourite colour and this is what our beautiful leader, Angie Mckenzie has put together. Don’t all the colours look so beautiful together?

So our project had to include at least three of these colours. We could choose from Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Pale Papaya, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, and Starry Sky.

Can you guess who picked which colour I picked?!? I’d have to guess too because I can’t remember! It would be a very close tie between Pool Party and Coastal Cabana and depending on my mood on the day it fluctuates. So I used them both on my project. In fact, I was able to incorporate quite a number while colouring this image.

I chose the In the Moment stamp set as today is International Women’s Day. This set has 3 images of women and is great for colouring in.

I started off by colouring the dress in Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends with some added detail using the Early Espresso Watercolour Pencil. The hat and belt were coloured in Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. The bench was coloured with some Natural Tone and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends with added details using Watercolour Pencils.

I die cut the image using the Stylish Shapes circle die then fussy cut around the girl. A second circle was die cut, on which I blended Pool Party ink with a Blending Brush. The image was then mounted on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I wanted to create a little beachy atmosphere on my card so I added the clouds and palm leaves which were die cut from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock, Then I blended Bermuda Bay ink to add some gradation to it.

I used our new Irresistible Blooms stamp set to heat emboss the flower on Shimmery White Cardstock. Then I watercoloured it in Rich Razzleberry ink. I fussy cut the flower and layered it to create depth. This coordinated with my Rich Razzleberry wine glass coloured with Watercolour Pencils. I love being able to mix and match our various colouring mediums.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the world. I hope you have been inspired by what I have shared. The products I have used are available in my Online Store and are listed at the bottom of this post. If I can help you with anything, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Next on our hop is my friend Cazz Boylan. Please follow through to see her beautiful project.

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Perched in a Tree Day 27 – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

When I saw this colour combo for a Christmas card, my first thought was, ‘what on earth’? Yet again, the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge has me thinking outside the box and I’m really pleased with my final creation which uses my favourite Perched in a Tree bundle.

I coloured the bird with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and Watercolour Pencils as the pencils didn’t have a Petal Pink. This combination colouring came out really well and love how the bird turned out.

The sentiment was heat embossed in Gold and then I used the Aspen Dies to cut out the leaf. Those cute Gold Holly Leaves are discounted on our Last Chance list and you can get them for $5.30 (originally $13.25) while supplies last – bargain!

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Kre8tors Blog Hop October 2019 – Autumn

Hello stampers, 

So happy that you are able to stop by my blog today. You may be stopping by from Su’s blog and would have seen her amazing work. Be sure to stop by all our participants who are listed at the bottom of this post to see their lovely work.

I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the coastal town of Blind Bight in the outer suburbs of Victoria in Australia. We are a small community with a beach within walking distance and some lovely walking tracks surrounded by bush.

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Our theme for this hop is Fall or as it’s known in Australia – Autumn. Although we are in Spring and allergy season here at the moment, I love the colours of the Autumn leaves and nature paints a lovely picture during this season. 

Peaceful Place, Autumn/Fall handmade card with autumn leaves

I really wanted to capture the colours of the Autumn leaves and chose the beautiful Peaceful Place stamp set to work with. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black using the Stamparatus. Then I inked up the pine trees in Garden Green and restamped. I reinked sections of the pine tree in Shaded Spruce and stamped again. The Stamparatus makes this technique so easy to do. 

Tip: First stamp and colour the image and then die cut the oval 

I then added colour to the image using sponge daubers and several inks. This is a fun technique and simple to achieve. The die cut image has been mounted with Dimensionals onto a piece of Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. I love the wood texture and it reflects the elements of nature that are depicted in this image. 

Colouring an image with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! inks

The autumn leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set have been stamped in Blackberry Bliss. These were then die cut and sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. 

The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper and die cut with a label from Lakeside Dies. I first die cut the sentiment and then reinserted it into the die cutting machine to create a shorter label to fit my sentiment.

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You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. I hope you have enjoyed the card I have shared with you today. Measurements and products used to make it are listed below. I would love to have your feedback and would appreciate you leaving a comment for me. 

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Melissa Tennison USA
Tricia Butts
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here 
Angie McKenzie – USA
Sue McDonald
Jan Musselman – USA
Laura Mackie (UK)
Caroline Peck
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Tracy Marie Lewis
Sue Allen Australia
Margriet Siekman
Lisa Kmiec
Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
Alexandra Rauf
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Deb Naylor
Rebecca- Jo Unwin- Australia
Dana Sullivan
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Annette Ball – Canada
Janey Backer
Cheryl Hamilton


  • Blackberry Bliss – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Whisper White – 8cm x 10.5cm (oval), scraps (for leaves)
  • Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.8cm
  • See a Silhoutte – scrap (for sentiment)

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SIP #189 Gingham Easter Card

I’m participating for the first time in the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge. I couldn’t go past the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper for this card featuring this cute squirrel from the Fable Friends stamp set. For me, this is the cutest stamp set in the Occasions Catalogue. 

I have made my card just a little bit smaller to work in with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies. The card base is 10.5cm x 13.8cm whereas usually it would be 10.5cm x 14.8cm. 

The squirrel has been stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The grass was added with Soft Sea Foam ink.

I picked up on the daisy the squirrel was holding and decided to pull out the old favourite Daisy punch. In our previous Annual Catalogue, this bundle was a firm favourite but I’ve not used it much lately. So, what better way to use it than to celebrate a bright and cheerful Easter. 

Easter Card with Gingham and Squirrel

I stamped 3 daisies on Daffodil Delight cardstock. Then I added some highlights with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. The petals were curled using a bone folder to add extra dimension. Offset the daisies when assembling them for a fuller look.

Daisy Delight coloured with Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers

As I had run out of large Clear Faceted Gems, I was forced to use a Gold one in the centre. This blended in too much with the flower and didn’t stand out at all. So I added more depth to it by colouring it in with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. This matched well with the daisy in the stamp. 

The Easter sentiment has been heat embossed with White embossing powder.

Ok, it’s not a bunny but it’s cute and I think it still works. Make sure you check out all the checks and stripes on the Stamps, Ink, Paper blog for more inspiration.

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