May 31, 2017

Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Celebrating 5 years (Wed Group)

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm taking part in Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop as she's proudly celebrating her 5th stampaversary with Stampin' Up! Big congrats by the way Kelly!! If you are following the hop, you will have come from Sylvia's blog, if you are just starting here, then welcome!

We were asked to share things that make us happy.... Now I can't exactly show you every card I make but heres a copule of recent cards where I was just crafting for me and that made me very happy! 

The cards I've made feature some of the colour your own paper from Sale-abration this year and the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

I've sat at my eldest daughters' gymnastic class and coloured each of these whilst I was waiting. A relaxing and constructiive use of my time and it fits the blog hop theme of "happy"! :)

Please continue the hop and visit Chloe's blog.....

May 28, 2017

ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop! I love the anticipation and excitement surrounding the release of a new annual catalogue and I'm pleased to be 1 of 25 demonstrators taking you on a sneak peek tour today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far if you are already hopping on from Cathy's blog, however if you are just startingthe hop, you are in for a treat!!!

I decided to share 2 cards made with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, but funnily enough, I'm not actually using the ribbon stamp!

As you can see, I've focused on the heart and one of the sentiments - I thought they make nice "thinking of you" cards but could also work well as a sympathy card or just about any occasion.

Now Patty Bennett is the co-designer of this stamp set! She is a US demonstrator who reached the Million Dollar Sales and as a reward, she was able to visit Stampin' Up! Head Office and design a stamp! How amazing is that! She has a story  behind her inspiration of course.

Here's our little ESAD blurb, and please email me if you'd like to know more.

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Please continue the hop to Maree's blog to see some more sneak peeks!

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Thanks for looking,

Edit: you can find a full list of the participants here

May 26, 2017

May Class - a last farewell to some retiring products!

Hi Everyone, 

My class this month focussed on a whole host of retiring products.... One of the saddest departures is the Owl Punch! I'm going to miss this punch and the myriad of creatures you can create with it!

Well just a short post from me today, I'll be back with 2 blog hops before the end of the month!

Thanks for looking,

May 20, 2017

Just Add Ink #360

Hi Everyone,

It's been a long long time since I have created anything for a challenge, and when I looked for my last entry for a Just Add Ink challenge, it was way back in 2013!

Anyway, we don't need to step back in time, instead lets look at Just Add Ink's Challenge #360:

The sketch:
My creation:

The Fairy Celebration Stamp Set has finally found it's way into my collection and this was the first card I made with it! I have stamped some extra images onto Whisper White cardstock and hope to colour them in the next few days...