Sunday, 11 June 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 58

Good evening and welcome to the Inkspired Blog Hop. You may be starting here or you may have come from Renee. Don't forget to go around and all the blogs to see the amazing creations!

Here is our latest sketch:


A couple of weeks ago, it was Mum's birthday. I decided to be a little organised and make her card based on a future sketch. Here it is:



I decided to use the Delightful Daisy Suite. Almost everything on this card is Delightful Daisy! I decided that for the leaf element I would create a negative space. The Faceted Gem gives the flower a focus. The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the ribbon is the Gold 1/8" Ribbon.

Next on the hop is Maree.



I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend! Until next time!

Allison

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 57

Good evening and welcome to the Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from the lovely Renee who has been sick. I hope she (and her family) are feeling better soon.

Teneale provides a sketch each fortnight and this is the latest one.


I needed to make a birthday card for my uncle last week so here is what he received:



I decided to create a masculine card this fortnight as I don't make many. My uncle's favourite colour is red so the card is mostly Cherry Cobbler. With the Soft Suede ink, Wood Textures DSP and Very Vanilla Cardstock I though this card gave an autumnal theme. I used the Sheltering Tree and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets and the Linen Thread to complete the card. The border punches I had didn't really suit the card so I created a border by fussy cutting some logs.

Next on the hop is Maree. I can't wait to see what she has created.!



Until next time.

Allison

Friday, 12 May 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 56

Happy Mother's Day and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop! You may have come from Teneale. I can't wait to see what she made.

Here is the sketch for this blog hop:


Here is my card:


(Sorry for the bad photo, it has been cloudy all day)

I decided to use some new and old products. I used the Floral Phrases stamp set in Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide. I fussy cut them and then attached them to Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in Powder Pink. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and punched in the Classic Label punch. I then punched it in Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst. I also used the new Finely Woven Ribbon.

Next on the hop is Maree. I wonder what she has made.



Until next time.

Allison

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 55

Good evening everyone and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee or you may be starting here. Don't forget to hop around and see all the fabulous creations.

Our sketch for this week:

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My creation for this week:



I wanted to use some of the new product so I have used the Eastern Palace Suite. The stamp set is called Eastern Beauty. I used Dapper Denim and the new In Colours Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. I have embellished the card with Jewel Basic Rhinestones.



Next on the hop is Maree. I can't wait to see what she has made for the hop!

Until next time,

Allison

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 54

Good evening and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee or be starting here. Don't forget to hop around to all the blogs and see the ladies wonderful creations.

Here is the latest sketch:



This seems an easy sketch but the flower/leaf embellishment in the corner made it a bit difficult. In the end I came up with this:



This is another photo of the card:



Did you notice the difference? The dresses are attached by magnets and can be changed according to what dress the recipient might like best.

I decided to keep the card simple. The Designer Series Paper is Pop of Pink and the strip down the side is the matching washi tape. The stamp set is Beautiful You.

Next on the hop is Maree. I wonder what she has made this fortnight.



Until next time,

Allison

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 53


Good evening and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may be starting with me or you may have come from Teneale. Don't forget to hop all the way around to see all the different creations.

This fortnight we have a landscape card:



Here is my card:


I haven't used Sweet Sugarplum with Bermuda Bay and I wanted to see what they were like together. The Designer Series Paper is from Cupcakes and Carousels and the Glimmer Paper is Sweet Sugarplum from Sale-A-Bration. The stamp set is also a Sale-A-Bration set called Make a Medallion.

Next on the hop is Maree. I look forward to seeing her creation.



Until next time,

Allison.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 52



Good evening and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee or you may be starting the hop here. Don't forget to hop around to all the blogs for your fortnightly inspiration.

Here is our latest sketch:


This is how I interpreted the sketch:



Unfortunately a sympathy card was required this fortnight, so I thought I would save doubling up and make the sympathy card my blog hop card.

I used Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede inks with the Avant Garden Sale-A-Bration stamp set. The flower is fussy cut and attached with dimensionals to add some height.

The paper is the Marina Mist paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. I used Teeny Tiny Sentiments for the sentiment and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.

Next on the hop is Maree. I am sure she has created an amazing card as always.


Until next time!

Allison

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 51

Good evening everyone and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee. I can't wait to see what she has come up with this fortnight!

This is our latest inspiration from Teneale:




and here is my interpretation:



I decided to create my own background for this card. I used Crumb Cake Cardstock and used Island Indigo with the stamp set Paisleys and Posies. I used a strip of Sweet Sugarplum and then stamped one of the designs on Crumb Cake. I used the Paisley Framelits to cut them out.

 The sentiment is using the Balloon Adventures. I fussy cut out the frame.

Next on the hop is Maree who always makes amazing cards! Don't forget to hop around and see the other cards!

Until next time!

Allison

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 50



Hi everyone and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee. I always love seeing the inspirational cards that the other ladies create, don't forget to hop around to everyone.

This is the sketch for this fortnight:

Here is my interpretation:



I decided to use the new Designer Series Paper Falling in Love from the Occasions catalogue. I made the card base with Blushing Bride and covered it with the paper. I then used some Sahara Sand to create a mat. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla and used the de-bossed side. The de-bossed side created something a little bit different.


I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to create a flower like shape using Blushing Bride. The sentiment is using Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set and fussy cut the banner before attaching it to the card. 

That's all from me this week! Next is Maree who always makes wonderful cards.


Until next time!!

Allison

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 49



Good evening everyone and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop! You may have come from Lissa who makes lovely cards.

Here is this fortnights sketch:


It is another square card and here is my interpretation:


I needed a birthday card and thought that the recipient would like the Lift Me Up stamp. I stamped the balloons using Versamark on Basic Black and embossed the images using the Copper Embossing Powder. I then used my heat gun and the Up & Away thinlits to cut them out. I used Mint Macaron for my card base (a six inch card) and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper for the background. I thought it looked a bit like snow or rain (not that I would want to be in a hot air balloon in the rain or snow!). I then attached the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon before attaching the patterned paper to the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment in Peekaboo Peach  mounted it onto the reverse side of the patterned paper.

I decided to do a couple of things that I don't always do. Firstly I decided to decorate the inside of the card:


I cut a couple of strips from the DSP and lined the Whisper White I placed inside the card.

The other thing that I did was make an envelope for the card. I admit normally I just buy them!


I used the 2016-18 Envelope Paper and Envelope Punch Board to create the matching card.

Next on the hop is Maree. I can't wait to see what she creates!


Until next time,

Allison





Sunday, 15 January 2017

Balloon Adventures Shaker Card

Good evening! While it was still humid today, hopefully everyone was able to enjoy slightly cooler weather.

At the end of last year I was talking craft with a friend and she expressed an interest in learning to make a shaker card. I saw a version of this card in the Occasions Catalogue and thought it would be a good one to recreate.


I created a card base and covered it in Party Animal Designer Series Paper. I then used the Balloon Pop-Up Die to cut out the topper in Emerald Envy. I cut a piece of Whisper White and glued it to the card front. I then used the Foam Adhesive Strips around the edges and placed some Bright Sequins inside the area. I also used the Sprinkles punch several times with Emerald Envy. I then attached a Window Sheet to the section. I then attached to topper to the front of the card.

I then stamped the banner and sentiment in Emerald Envy onto Whisper White Cardstock from the Balloon Adventures stamp set. I fussy cut it and attached it to the card topper. I then cut out the balloons out from Real Red Cardstock and attached them.

Remember the Occasions Catalogue is live as is SALE-A-BRATION! For every $90 spent you can choose 1 item from the SALE-A-BRATION Catalogue. Please contact me if you want to order anything.

Until next time,

Allison

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 48



Hi everyone and welcome to the first INKspired blog hop of the year! You may have come from the talented Lisa. I always look forward to see how the other women have interpreted the sketch we were given.

Speaking of sketches, here is the one for this fortnight:



The first thing I noticed about this card is that it is a square card. I had lots of ideas for this sketch but finally settled on this card:




This is a 4 inch easel card. It supports itself when sitting on a table. I thought about what the temperature will be like today and according to the weather reports, it will be 36, followed by 39 tomorrow and several days this week! That is hot, so I thought I would make an ice cream card!



I love the Cool Treats product suite! I used Whisper White for my card base and covered the easel part of my card in Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. Always decorate the front of your easel card BEFORE you attached it to your card base. It is so much easier that way!

I then used the Frozen Treats Framelits to cut the cones out of Crumb Cake. I stamped the ice cream and flavouring using Watermelon Wonder and Chocolate Chip, using the Cool Treats stamp and die cut them. I could have just cut them using the framelits, however, it was easier for me to find my Chocolate Chip and Watermelon Wonder ink than it was for me to find the corresponding card stock!!



I attached them to the card front and then attached the card front to the card base. I used a sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp set and cut a frame around it. I then attached it to the inside of the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next up is Maree, she always make wonderful cards. 


Until next time time, have fun crafting!!

Allison.