Sunday, 27 November 2016

INKspired Blog Hop 46

Hello and welcome to our INKspired blog hop. We really love that you have come to see what we have created for you this week.

If you have hopped here from  Nicole's blog, you're in the right spot! Just remember to keep on hopping until you have seen all the projects we have made to show you. You won't want to miss any of them.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us to work with  ... 

I have created two cards for this sketch, yes, TWO! This week has been kinda crazy, with Christmas shopping and Christmas party planning, however, the birthdays keep coming and people keep doing things that deserve recognition, so I needed a birthday card and a congratulations card ... on top of making lots of Christmas cards for family and friends.

This card is for my beautiful boy Matthew who turns 13 this week. I'll soon have two teenage boys in the house - heaven help me! The food bill keeps increasing, as must my patience. No, really, Mattie is such a happy kid most of the time, he's a really sweetie and is so creative. The only thing is his creating tend to be sooooooo messy!!!! 

Mattie, you're such a blessing in our lives and I hope this bright and fun card will make you smile even brighter. Happy Birthday Matthew xx 

This birthday card uses the Balloon bouquet punch, the Balloon framelits and the Celebrate Today stamp set. I have also used the Festive Birthday DSP and Brights Enamel Shapes to jazz it up.

My second card uses the stunning Moroccan DSP paired with a sentiment from the Guy Greeting stamp set. I love the way the way the papers from this Moroccan DSP are suited for use in masculine cards, or for those who love something a little exotic.

I hope you like my cards and if you have a spare minute, you'll let me know which is your favourite. I always love to read your comments.

My lovely and talented friend Lisa is next stop in the hop. Let's go and check out her awesome card.

Thanks so much for hopping by. See you next time :)

Lissa x

Sunday, 13 November 2016

INKsoired Blog Hop #45

Hi there! I'm so happy that you could join us for our fortnightly INKspired Blog Hop.

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend with family and friends - or maybe time alone with your crafting supplies is what you've been hanging for ;)

If you have hopped here from  Nicole's blog, you're in the right spot! Just remember to keep on hopping until you seen all the projects we have made to show you. You won't want to miss any of them.

Here is this week's sketch ... 

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew that I wanted to heat emboss the flower motif stamp from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set over two different coloured pieces of cardstock. I've been using this stamp set a lot lately, I think it's my absolute fave out of the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

The tricky part was deciding on a colour scheme, but I couldn't resist the temptation to use my fave SU colour with my fave SU stamp set! So ... out came my beloved Bermuda Bay and I paired it here with Dapper Denim, a hint of Pool Party and a spattering of silver embellishments to give my card a little extra sparkle. 

The Thank You sentiment is also form the Flourishing Phrases stamp set - I really love the elegant font. After attaching the banner with the sentiment, I thought the card needed a little something more. 

As my Papillion Potpourri stamp set hadn't had a showing in a very LONG time, I dusted it off and stamped out the larger butterfly in Bermuda Bay and the smaller one in Pool Party. I had forgotten how sweet these little butterfly stamps are and how well they layer together.


I hope you like my card and that I've given you some ideas you can use in your craft room.

My beautiful friend Marlene is next in the hop. Let's hop over and see what she has created for us.  

Thanks so much for hopping by.

Lissa x
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