Sunday, 18 September 2016

Blog Hop 41

Hello everyone and welcome to our latest Blog Hop! You probably have come from the lovely Lissa, who always makes amazing cards!

It is a rainy Sunday in Sydney just when the weather was beginning to warm up we get colder weather. It is perfect weather for staying home and making a card.

Our sketch for this week:

I love the simplicity of this sketch. I am drawn toward clean and simple cards and this sketch fits the bill. I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card but I haven't bought any of the new papers yet (this is a huge confession for me considering I am a patterned paper addict). This is what I came up with:

I started with a card base of Cherry Cobbler and then decided to use the specialty paper from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from Seasonal Bells using Cherry Cobbler and die cut it using Bunch of Banners. I then cut 2 more the banner in Cherry Cobbler and cut them to frame the sentiment.

I quite enjoyed making this card, but I enjoy making most cards!!

Next on the hop is Maree. I always enjoy seeing what she makes!

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Blog Hop 40

Hi everyone and welcome to the Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee. I always love her cards and can't wait to see what she created for this week.

The sketch for this blog hop is:

When I saw the sketch I knew immediately what I was going to make! I am very excited to have started Christmas crafting! I love creating Christmas cards and even though Christmas is hot in Australia, I still love snowy Christmas scenes!

I wanted to make a card that was monochromatic and decided on Night of Navy and Whisper White. I started by sponging a piece of Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper but I wasn't happy with the result. So I turned the paper over and swiped the paper across the ink pad itself. My Night of Navy ink was quite wet as it has barely been used.
I then stamped the train and greeting from the Christmas Magic stamp set. This set reminds me of The Polar Express and is becoming a new favourite (I am beginning to think I have too many favourites!).
I then stamped the snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes and punched them out with the Snow Flurry punch.

I enjoyed making this card so much I think I will have to try it with some different colours!

The next step is the wonderful Maree. I am looking forward to see what she has created!

Bye for now!