Stamp ‘n Hop – Goodbye to 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue

This time of year, we are all excited to see the beautiful products that are going to be in the new catalogue. At the same time, we are a little bit sad to see some of our favourite items retiring. Our Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop today is going to showcase lots of our retiring products.

Stamp n' Hop May 2020

I chose a stamp set I hadn’t even inked up which was going to retire.Sigh! Do you have stamp sets like that? Capture the Good stamp set is great for scrapbook pages with it’s camera image and perfect to make a card for for photography enthusiasts. 

How to use Pigment Sprinkles to Watercolour different colours on an image

I didn’t want a plain old black camera and I had this arty thing in my mind which I wanted a multi coloured camera. So off I went to Google images. Do you know that’s really great for inspiration? I came across this artwork of a camera which was splattered with colour and it was just what I was wanting to do so I set about creating something like it.

I stamped the camera in Stazon ink. Then I added pigment sprinkles – a colour at a time. As a fond farewell to our beloved Pigment Sprinkles, I used them all! It’s important to let each colour dry between applications otherwise it will become a muddy mess. To create the circular shape of the lens, I used an Aqua Painter to move the colour around. 

Handmade card with camera and Pigment Sprinkles Stampin' Up!

As my main image was busy with colour, I kept my background minimal by stamping the sentiment multiple times in Black. Then I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock embossed with the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. The symmetrical pattern of the embossing folder brings out the magic of the Pigment Sprinkles.

Handmade card for a photographer, Multi-coloured camera

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair in Australia. I’d love to hear what you thought of my project so please leave me a comment.  All the products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. Make sure you check out the Last Chance Products so you get your favourites before they are gone.

Next on our hop is Cheryl Taylor. Click on the arrow to be taken to her blog and follow the hop right through for lots of inspiration.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a current Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to assist you. I can be contact on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com


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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Birthdays

Hi crafty friends,

So glad that you are able to stop by my blog today. A very early, Happy Easter, from Melbourne to you. If it’s your first time visiting me, I hope that you have fun and enjoy looking around. For those who are regulars, I so appreciate you checking out my posts and interacting with me. We are celebrating birthdays at the Joy of Sets Blog Hop this month.

Joy of Sets Blog Hop, BirthdaysSo, I created some birthday fun with my card and I think it has a bit of a disco look to it.

Pigment sprinkles with silver heat embossing

I had so much fun creating this background. I started off by using my Stamparatus to align and stamp the streamers in Versamark all along the top half of the card. This was done on Shimmery White cardstock. Then I spritzed it with water and sprinkled Gorgeous Grape Pigment Sprinkles over it. Sometimes, I get impatient and blot it with a tissue to help it dry but this time I let it dry by itself. I love the beautiful patterns and colours it formed. Does’t it look fun?

Pigment sprinkle background with heat embossing

The piano was stamped in Tuxedo ink and coloured with HIghland Heather and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the heart section of the piano again in Stazon ink on silver foil and layered on top. 

The sentiment was stamped on a leftover piece of cardstock which had Pigment Sprinkles on it. I like the way this coordinated with the rest of the card. This card makes me smile because it’s a bit of fun and the cow looks like she’s having a good time!

Music from the Heart, Grand piano card with pigment sprinkles

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Australia. Next on our hop is Brenda Nelson. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. 

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Angie McKenzie

Fiona Whitehead

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

Libby Fens

JoAnn Pollock

Tricia Butts

Jennifer Arent

Susan Webster

Rebecca Jo Unwin

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Brenda Nelson

Sue Allen

Annette Ball

Alejandra Gomez

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Colour Inkspiration CI#74 Easter Bunny

Colour Inkspirations #74 Easter card

Easter is next week and for my first time playing along with the Colour Inkspiration challenge I wanted to make an Easter card. Our colour palette this week is Night of Navy, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Mango Melody which is inspired by the photo below.

Colour Inkspiration #74

I’ve used the Welcome Easter stamp set and combined it with the flower and leaves from the To a Wild Rose bundle. This is the first time I’m using both these stamp sets. 

I created the background panel by stamping the second flower image from the To a Wild Rose stamp set right around the border. This is a really fun way to use your stamps and create interesting backgrounds. 

Pigment Sprinkles used with a Patterned mask on a Label with Aqua Brush

For the label I used a mask and Pigment Sprinkles. While holding the mask in place, I used an Aqua Painter to spread water around the open areas of the mask. Then I sprinkled the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles, helping it along with the Aqua Painter. I dabbed the excess off with a tissues (because I was impatient!). If you have time, leave it to dry by itself. A second label was die cut from Basic Gray cardstock and cut in half to layer behind the Pigment Sprinkle label.

I tied in the background stamping by adding a separate die cut flower as the focal point, along with a fussy cut bunny with her cute flower in her ear.

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  • Basic Gray – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half), 9.5cm x 7.5cm (label)
  • Whisper White – 14.2cm x 9.9cm, 7cm x 7cm (flower), 18cm x 6.5cm (leaves), scrap (bunny)
  • Night of Navy – 11.5cm x 8cm (rectangle 11cm x 7.5cm)
  • Shimmery White – 9.5cm x 7.5cm
  • Basic Black – scrap (sentiment)
  • Country Club DSP – 10.5cm x 7cm (rectangle 10cm x 6.5cm)

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue

Hello crafty friends,

Thank you for visiting my blog – Stamping Flair today. You may be starting here or coming from seeing the lovely Kate Bolt’s project. All of us in the Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop this month are bringing you a variety of projects from the Mini Catalogue. This catalogue runs through to June however the Sale-A-Bration promotion ends on the 31st March. 

I chose the Painted Poppies bundle and Peaceful Moments bundle for my projects. Although I love the colour palette of the Peaceful Poppies suite, I chose a vastly different set of colours for my cards.

What I really like about this card is the simplicity of the layout. Adding the different designs of the Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper creates interest. The stamping is simple – stamp the line image in Tuxedo Black and add the ‘splotches’ (you know what I mean!) stamp in Daffodil Delight. 

I embossed the Whisper White panel in the beautiful Stone embossing folder. This is part of the Power of Hope Sale-A-Bration bundle which is a free product that can be earned with a $180 order. 

This next card involved my new favourite –  Pigment Sprinkles. I started off by die cutting the flower base from Shimmery White cardstock. Then I spritzed with water and sprinkled Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles on it. Spritz a bit more water – if required. Little is much when using this product. So start with a few taps on the bottle to get some powder out and then increase to the depth of colour you like. 

Isn’t is just lovely how the sprinkles ‘burst’ and create it’s own design? 

TIP: Make sure your hands are completely dry before moving  onto any other part of your card as any liquid will activate it – even glue! First hand experience! 

I love these dies as there are so many possibilities for layering and creating different looks. The leaves are 2 separate dies – one which I cut the Basic Gray base and the other, Whisper White. These were then layered to create this look. The swirly circle has been cut in half, reattached and the joins camouflaged with those leaves. I found it was too large for my design and so I adapted. 

The vellum leaves and black decorative border are from the Peaceful Poppies Elements.

I hope you have been inspired with my poppy projects. The products I have used are listed at the end of this post. With one month left to get free products, it’s the ideal chance for you to splurge on your favourites. Let me know in the comments what your favourites are and your thoughts on these cards. For lots of other ideas and inspiration, make sure you stop by all the other blog hop participants to see what they have created and leave share the love with them.

Click on the Next button to be taken to Jo Blackman’s blog and just keep following the hop right through. 

Sandra Roberts

Laura Mackie

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Shirley Merker

Kate Bolt

Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here

Jo Blackman

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Sue Allen

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again very soon.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop – Summer

Hi Friends,

Happy middle of the week! Wednesdays are great days aren’t they? Second half of the week means the weekend looms near. It’s extra nice because I get Wednesdays off from my regular job in a school so more time to craft. 

Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop Today I’m thrilled to be part of the Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop. I am a cardmaker most of the time and I jumped at the opportunity to participate in this blog hop as it just stretches my creativity and made me think big (scrapbook page size)!

I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from a small coastal town of Blind Bight in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The beach is a short 5 minute walk from our home and it’s a lovely quiet area away from the busy suburbs. So when I found out the theme for this month’s hop was ‘Summer’ my first thought was Coastal Cabana for the beach and that’s how my page unfolded.


Scrapbook blog hop with a summer theme, Tropical Chic stamp set

The next product that I really wanted to incorporate was the striped So Saffron cardstock from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack. The yellow signifying sunshine and bright days. 

Summer themed Scrapbooking page for Everyday moments

Summer evoked memories of my childhood in Sri Lanka with palm trees and bright flowers. The Tropical Chic stamp set had the perfect images for this.

Summer themed scrapbook page also suitable for honeymoon style photos

The flowers have been stamped in Memento ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Then I sprinkled Pigment Sprinkles on a clear stamping block and used an aqua painter to colour them in. The effect is so pretty and the colours are intense. A little goes a long way. The sentiments are also from the Memories & More card pack and I’ve layered them to create depth and interest. 

Memory Keeping with the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack

I’m so glad I have had this opportunity to participate today as it’s been a whole lot of fun. Make sure you stop by all the participating blogs and check out the fun ways everyone has interpreted Summer. Please click on the Next button to see what Cindy has created. 

Lisa Henderson
Sue McDonald
Shirley Merker
Rochelle Laird-Smith – you are here
Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon.

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