Sunday, 12 April 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #015 - Flower Shop Love

Hello to all the INKspired Blog Hoppers hopping your way around today :) You're in for a treat this week ... it's just one gorgeous card after the other! If you've just come from Lisa, you're in the right spot. Do you love her card as much as I do?

The sketch for this hop was a great one to work with, and thank goodness for that. I was strapped for time and needed to whip up a quick and simple card. This doesn't usually end well for me, but I'm actually chuffed with the way my card turned out. 

I have had the Pansy Punch for ages however I have only recently acquired the coordinating Flower Shop stamp set.  I've had such fun using it and I now know I should have bought it sooner!

Oh well, it's great to eventually get a stamp set you have been eyeing off for ages and then fall in love with it on first use.  Here's my card ...

I have paired Crisp Cantaloupe with Soft Sky in the card. I hardly ever use these two colours but this new colour combo will be one I revisit often.

Soft and lovely - just like my Mum.

I think this card will make a gorgeous Mothers Day card for her :) Love ya, Mum xxx

Hope you've enjoyed visiting that you'll come again next time. Next stop in the hop is the super-creatively-blessed Louise with yet another beautiful card for us to admire.

Bye for now.

Lissa x

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Undefined Hot Air Balloon Defines my Enduring Love - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JEREMY xxx

It's my and my husband's Wedding Anniversary today. Jeremy proposed to me 14 years ago today - up in a hot air balloon on a very chilly winter's morning. Yes - he is very romantic and I am blessed to have such a wonderful and devoted husband.

So you see - I absolutely needed a hot air balloon stamp to make his card and, as I couldn't easily get my hands on one, I thought, why not make my own!

The hand carved stamps featured in my card were made using Stampin' Up!s Undefined stamp carving kit.  It's a wonderful tool that's fun and easy to use.

Why not give it a go next time you want a stamp that is original or when you have in mind for a project, but just can't find the right image in a catalogue?

You can Visit my online shop to purchase the undefined stamp carving kit or any other Stampin' Up! product.
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