Sunday, 30 October 2016

INKspired Blog Hop #44

Hi and thanks for joining us in for our 44th INKspired Blog Hop. I hope you've had a lovely weekend and managed to squeeze in some craft time.

If you have hopped here from seeing Nicole's amazing card, you're in the right spot!

Here is this week's sketch ... 

My first card features the Merry Medley background stamp that I stamped in Read Red onto Whisper White card stock. I then used Real Red and Cucumber Crush card stocks for the base of my card. I isolated a section of the Merry Medley stamp for the sentiment inside the Layering Circles framelits. The sweet little holly and berry stamps are from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set. Add a little silver ribbon for a bit of bling and Santa's your sweetheart.

I also needed a birthday card for a friend and thought this sketch would work wonderfully with the Number of Years stamp set. I was delighted with how simple it was to create this card using the floral stamps and sentiment in the set. The colour scheme in this card is Dapper Denim, So Saffron and Mint Macaron. I am so in love with all of the striped ribbons in the 2015-2016 In Colours, and this one in Mint Macaron is really lovely.

Marvellous Marlene is next in the hop. Let's go see what she has created for us today.  

Thanks for hopping by,  I hope to see you again next time.

Lissa x

Sunday, 16 October 2016

INKspired Blog Hop #43

Welcome to or 43rd INKspired Blog Hop. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend filled with fun, family and friendship.

You may have hopped here from seeing Nicole's amazing card. If that's the case - you're in the right spot and thanks for hopping on to me. 

Here is this week's sketch ... a nice, easy one to use.

This week, I've decided to use the KISS principle. I love intricate cards with lots of beautiful detail and textures, but I don't often have time to create them, so here is a clean and simple card that was really quick and easy to make. 

The card base is Sweet Sugarplum and the banner is Emerald Envy. The DSP I have selected as the background is from the Playful Palette DSP Stack. This DSP wasn't on my radar at first, but every time I use it, I end up loving the result. The stamp set is Marquee Messages, which I've found to be great for teen cards that pop. 

Next in the hop is the lovely and super talented Lisa ... I can't wait to see what she has created for us. 

Thanks for hopping by,  I hope to see you again next time.

Lissa x

Global Design Project - Blushing Angel - GDP057

I've been looking forward to playing with my Wonder of Christmas stamp set, however I was in need of a little inspiration. When I saw this week's GDP colour challenge, I found it! Here are the colours we had to incorporate into our project:

Rich Razzleberry has always been in my top two fave colours (my other fave is Bermuda Bay) and while Mint Macaron is gorgeous, it obviously not as vibrant as Bermuda bay, but perfect for the darling little angel in the Wonder of Christmas stamp set.

I decided to stamp the angel onto Blushing Bride floral paper from the Subtles Collection DSP Stack and fussy cut out her dress. I then glued this onto a second angel stamped onto Shimmery White card and watercoloured using a blender pen. A little Wink of Stella on her wings and she was radiant! 

I adore the Mint Macaron striped ribbon under the little sentiment at the bottom of the card and I think the shimmery colours in the ribbon work beautifully with the Wink of Stella on her wings. 

Thanks for taking the time to get a closer look at my project. I hope to see you here again soon. 

Lissa x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

World Card Making Day Blog Hop Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hello and welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop showcasing current Stampin' Up!® products. 

I'm so excited to be participating in this event!  This hop is such a fantastic way to celebrate World Card Making Day and I can't wait to see what everyone has created.

You are currently visiting Lissa Carter in Australia and from here you will be hopping to many other places around the world. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see 20 amazing projects all up.

Here in Sydney, where I live, spring has sprung! It's really warming up and my garden has begun to bloom. I've got my summer vegetable seedlings planted and they're getting bigger every day. All this has my spirits soaring, so I thought I'd create a Spring-themed card for you.

I've chosen Stampin' Up!'s Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP as the background for my card. This DSP is so beautiful and makes creating stunning cards so simple.  The flower stamp and sentiment are from the Crazy About You stamp set. This stamp set comes with so many different words that you can mix and match to make interesting phrases to suit.  The leaves featured in this card are from the Flourish Thinlits - the yellow sprigs in my second card below uses another thinlit from this set. The flower colours are Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo and I've added White Perfect Accents to centre of each flower for extra dimension, but it's a bit difficult to tell from the photo. 

Below is another card using a different paper from the same Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  This card features the fabulous flower from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and a super sentiment from the Flower Patch stamp set. The colour scheme I've selected for this card is Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The white text and leaf motif has been embossed using white embossing powder.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Lissa Carter - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in line and have fun hopping your way around. There are so many amazing ideas and inspiration that I know you won't want to miss.

Have a fabulous day!
Lissa x

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