Sunday, 24 May 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #INK017 - Crazy About Watermelon Wonder

Hi there! It's so great to have you back hopping along to another INKspired Blog Hop. You may have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Cherie who has designed a wonderful card for us :)

Here is the sketch we all worked from:

With this sketch, I jumped straight in and started stamping and then realised I had best jump right back out again!  My card just wasn't working :( You know how it is, when you think, "OK this isn't great, but if I just keep adding more elements it'll all come together in the end."  Well ... not this time! Too fussy, colours refusing to harmonising with each other and too many elements!

So I decide to use the KISS principle, and this is what happened ... One colour, clean lines and one happy stamper :)

What do you think? Plain Jane, or Simply Sweet?

Stampin' Up!s new Annual Catalogue launch is just around the corner. Uber exciting, hey!! Every year SU bring out 5 new In Colours and this year's colours are fresh and flavourful with delicious names to match: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon. Here's a little sneak peek ...

Are you salivating yet??  Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter and I'll let you know when you can get your hot little hands on them :)

This card uses my favourite colour from the new In Colour range - Watermelon Wonder - with coordinating embellishments in the same colour. Aren't the little resin flowers gorgeous? The scalloped edge ribbon is just beautiful, too! The flower stamp I used is from the  Crazy About You stamp set and the congratulations sentiment is from the Bravo stamp set and is heat embossed in white.

OK, it's time to go and see what the talented Maree has created. Happy hopping!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

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Sunday, 10 May 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #016 - Flower Patch

Hello and welcome to another INKspired Blog Hop.  I hope you are loving hopping your way around and seeing all the beautiful projects on offer :) If you've arrived here after visiting my mate Lisa, then you're in the right spot. Lisa has delivered another awesome card, right!? I love what she has done with the sketch.

I really enjoyed working with the sketch for this hop.  I have been super busy with work and marking assignments (UUGGHH!!!) and I hadn't made a card in a few weeks ... which a LONG time for me!! So I was itching to go!

I was a little worried I had lost my creative mojo, but a quick look at the sketch and scan of my stamp sets and BINGO!! I knew immediately which stamp sets I wanted to use, and all was left was to decide on a colour scheme. I don't know about you, but that's often the hard part for me.

I had recently purchased Stampin' Up!s Back to Black DSP, so I definitely wanted to incorporate some of that bold paper into my card. Real Red is one of my favourite colours, and works so well with black and white, so I was almost set to go! I decided to add some Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight to coordinate with Real Red. I just love these bright colours and how they work so well together.

Here's my card ... I hope you like it :)

Now it's off to see what Louise has created ... another stunning card I just know you'll adore!

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lissa x

You can visit my online shop to purchase the products showcased in this project.

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