Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Happy Birthday Card. Bird Ballad. Inspire Create Challenge #50!

Birthday card made using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers and the Free As A Bird stamp set, Hand made card. Stampin Up! by Kate Bolt, Inkstampshare



For the Inspire Create Challenge, we have a sketch challenge this time! I've been itching to play with the Free As A Bird stamps and the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series papers that go with them.

Birthday card made using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers and the Free As A Bird stamp set, Hand made card. Stampin Up! by Kate Bolt, Inkstampshare

 I used a little artistic license and changed the layout from portrait to landscape but other than that kept to the sketch. This birthday card is going to a friend who shares the month of August as our birthday month. I hope she loves it, there's nothing quite like a hand made card in the postπŸ’•

Birthday card made using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers and the Free As A Bird stamp set, Hand made card. Stampin Up! by Kate Bolt, Inkstampshare

It was pretty easy to make. I love the colours in the papers and the feathers are one of my favourites. I stamped the birds on a branch image in Memento Black on a strip of Whisper White the same width as the DSP layer and coloured them with Blends. The colours I used are Crumb Cake, Light Coastal Cabana and Petal Pink. I coloured the leaves in Light Old Olive and the flowers in Light PoolParty. The alcohol Blend pens are my absolute favourite at the moment for colouring, they blend so well.

Birthday card made using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers and the Free As A Bird stamp set, Hand made card. Stampin Up! by Kate Bolt, Inkstampshare

I stamped the birds on a branch image again and cut it out using one of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I coloured it in and layered it using a couple of Dimensional foam pads. I used the Well Written Dies to create the Happy Birthday. I cut them out in Crumb Cake and Pool Party, sandwiched together a little offset to make it pop.

Birthday card made using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers and the Free As A Bird stamp set, Hand made card. Stampin Up! by Kate Bolt, Inkstampshare

The gorgeous scalloped edge lace ribbon is beautiful, it's part of the Suite too. I stamped the birds inside too. You can just see it here.

Birthday card made using the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers and the Free As A Bird stamp set, Hand made card. Stampin Up! by Kate Bolt, Inkstampshare
I added a few of the Basic Rhinestones and it was done.
I hope you like it. Do let me know in the comments.

You can see what the rest of the awesome Design Team came up with for the Inspire Create Challenge #50 here, pop over and get loads of crafty inspiration and play along too. It's very easy to enter and we'd love to have you!

Here are the products used to make my card with clickable links straight to my online shop. 




Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x








Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Glad We're Friends! - Inspire Create Challenge #49




How cute is this little fella?! It was International Friendship Day last week, did you know? nor me!  I was very lucky to receive a beautiful hand made card from a friend who is also one of my team. There's nothing like getting an unexpected card is there? So this one's for her.


Card for International Friendship day using the Fable Friend stamp set and Glad we're friends for the Inspire Create Challenge #49


This time the Inspire Create Challenge is all about colour.  I love a colour challenge because it's sometimes colours I wouldn't think to put together or to use colours I don't seem to use very often which is definitely the case here with Mango Melody. I love it!



Fable Friends stamps set including rabbit image. Stampin Up


At first glance, this stamp set shouts New Baby, Easter, and Spring but it's really versatile and has this lovely "glad we're friends" sentiment too.


Card for International Friendship day using the Fable Friend stamp set and Glad we're friends for the Inspire Create Challenge #49


How It's Made


The card base is Mango Melody card 10.5 x 14.9 cm
Pool Party layer 10 x 14.3 cm
Whisper White layer 9.5 x 13.8 cm

I stamped the rabbit in Memento Black ink and lightly coloured him in using a Basic Gray Watercolour pencil and a Blender pen.
His jacket is coloured in using a Mango Melody Stampin Write Marker.
The flower was stamped and fussy cut out and coloured using a Light Pool Party Blend
I stamped another rabbit image on a scrap of card and cut the hands out which I glued on after tucking the flower behind so that he "holds" it.
Two stitched rectangles are cut from Whisper White card, and the stamping of the flowers was done and coloured in with Pool Party and Mango Melody before raising on the double-sided adhesive foam strips.
The sentiment is stamped in Mango Melody ink.
I used the background flower stamp from the Bloom and Grow stamp set or you could use any you have in your stash.

This card is perfect to send to my friend, it says it all. I hope you like it. Do let me know in the comments.

You can see what the rest of the awesome Design Team came up with for the Inspire Create Challenge #49 here, pop over and get loads of crafty inspiration and play along too. It's very easy to enter and we'd love to have you!

Here are the products used to make my card with clickable links straight to my online shop. The Fable Friends stamp set has a great price point.





Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Monday, 29 July 2019

One For The Men! Let's Sail Away With The Stampers Showcase Blog Hop





I am so excited to be part of the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and very honoured to be in amongst some very talented stampers from around the world! If you are starting here or continuing to hop, hello and welcome to my blog πŸ˜€


For our hop this month the theme is masculine. One for the men in our lives and the perfect excuse to show you this fun Pop Out card I made using the gorgeous Sail Away Suite.





I love the papers! perfect for everyone but great for the men in our lives. It can be a bit tricky to make a masculine card sometimes and I think these stamps, dies, and papers fit the bill.

It has a surprise hidden pop out inside giving it that WOW factor!





It's one of those that looks a little complicated but look a little harder and you can see how easy it is to make.


And a Birthday one. The birthday sentiments are from the Lots Of Happy Card Kit.


Measurements

Card base- 4 1/4" x 9" scored at 4 1/2"
Front layer - 4" x 4 1/4"
DSP layer - 3 3/4" x 4"
Inside - 6" x 6"
4 pieces of DSP 2 7/8" square
2 pieces Whisper White card 2 1/2" square



I can't wait to see what all the other people taking part in the hop have come up with for this theme. There are some super talented people taking part so grab a cuppa and hop around for some fabulous inspiration.




 Next up is the talented Susan Simpson at craftyduckydoodah!


You can continue hopping by clicking on the NEXT button below. Grab a cuppa and enjoy!





All the products I used for my card are available from my online shop, just click on the images to take you there.




Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me
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I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Let's Celebrate You! - Birthday Blooms





I have just taken delivery of the gorgeous Bloom And Grow Bundle, which is perfect timing for this week's  Inspire Create Challenge. πŸ’•





Birthday Card with stamped and embossed flowers from the Bloom and Grow stamp from Stampin Up water coloured in Lovely Lipstick and Mossy Meadow


Just how beautiful is this stamp set? The "Let's Celebrate You "sentiment is perfect for the birthday theme and the font is gorgeous!

I just love these flowers - they remind me of Dog Roses and were just begging to be watercoloured. 


Bloom and Grow stamp set and Dies from Stampin Up

 Lots of gorgeous images with the matching dies. I love that you can stamp out the different leaves, die-cut them and build your bouquet. Don't forget, if you purchase the stamps and dies together as a bundle you save 10% and also qualifies for Bonus Days too.   For every £45 you spend this month you get a voucher for  £4.50 off an order next month.


Birthday Card with stamped and embossed flowers from the Bloom and Grow stamp from Stampin Up water coloured in Lovely Lipstick and Mossy Meadow


I stamped in the flowers on some Whisper White in Versamark and heat embossed in Silver and then water coloured using the ink from an ink pad and an aquapainter. I experimented a little before settling on Lovely Lipstick and Mossy Meadow. I carried on the Lovely Lipstick in the matching ribbon. What do you think?


I hope you like my card, it's always lovely to give some beautiful blooms on a birthday.


You can purchase all the products I used in this project from Stampin' Up! by clicking the images here. It will take you straight to my online shop.








Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

Sending Some Awesome Your Way And Subscriber Giveaway!


Good luck card with the sentiment I told the universe to send some awesome your way. stamped in the same colours as the Bird Ballad paper used, using stampin Write Markers


"I Told The Universe To Send Some Awesome Your Way" - such a great sentiment to put on a good luck card.  I love big sentiments and the distressed font on this one especially. 


Good luck card with the sentiment I told the universe to send some awesome your way. stamped in the same colours as the Bird Ballad paper used, using stampin Write Markers



I wanted to add some colour so I took inspiration from the gorgeous Bird Ballad paper I used in the card. If you joined in with my June paper share you will already have these papers, if not you can get them in my online shop. I used Stampin' Write Markers in the matching colours to stamp with. It's a great technique making more use of the markers and a great alternative to the ink pads.

You can see exactly how I used this technique in my YouTube tutorial here.


I hope you like the video. Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Don't forget to click the bell for notification of future videos.

Dimensions
Whisper White: 7.5 cm x 9.5 cm
Card Base Calypso Coral card 14.9 cm x 10.5 cm
Layer Pool Party card 14.3 cm x 10 cm
Layer Petal Pink card 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm
Bird Ballad DSP 13.5 cm x 9 cm


1000 Subscriber Giveaway! 


I'm very excited this week. My YouTube channel has reached 1000 subscribers! I'm absolutely amazed.  To say thanks for supporting me I have a giveaway! See my YouTube video for details
Subscribe, comment or share on this video and next Sunday I will pick a winner at random. 
( Open to UK residents only, apologies but I will send you a hand made card if you are further afield.)

Here are the products I used to make the card with clickable links to my online shop





You can purchase all the products I used in this project from Stampin' Up! by clicking the images here. It will take you straight to my online shop.


Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Everything's Coming Up Daisies!

Card in Melon mambo and Daffodil Delight with White Daisies, splattered in Melon Mambo ink for the Inspire Create Challenge

 We have a new daisy punch that cuts out these lovely smaller daisies. It's called the Medium Daisy Punch and is the sidekick to the large Daisy punch, it has a great stamp set to go with it with a new large daisy stamp included in it. Brilliant as I can use it with both punches and both the Daisy Delight stamps and the new Daisy Lane stamps work together. The new medium Daisy was right near the top of my long must-have list!


We have a circle sketch for the Inspire Create Challenge this week, and I really wanted to play with the Daisies so I used the large Daisy to represent the circle.


Card in Melon mambo and Daffodil Delight with White Daisies, splattered in Melon Mambo ink for the Inspire Create Challenge


I used a little of the White Polka dot tulle ribbon and some gold metallic thread behind the daisies.





I wanted to splatter the flower with pink as if it were a real daisy you'd find. Can you guess how I did it? Here's a short clip showing how I did that.


Card in Melon mambo and Daffodil Delight with White Daisies, splattered in Melon Mambo ink for the Inspire Create Challenge

A bright colour combination using Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight card layers on a Whisper White card base and Melon Mambo ink splattering on the petals,  I added some leaves to bring in the green using the sprig punch.


You can see what the rest of the awesome Design Team came up with for the challenge here


I hope you like the card and the new Daisy punch.



Here are all the products I used to make the card with clickable images straight to my online store. Don't forget, if you buy the stamp and punch together as a bundle. you save 10%







You can purchase all the products I used in this project from Stampin' Up! by clicking the images here. It will take you straight to my online shop.


Shop with me online and use the hostess code at checkout if your order is between £20 - £150 for a thankyou gift from me.

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the sidebar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.

Hope to speak to you soon,

Kate x

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Happy Birthday Card. Bird Ballad. Inspire Create Challenge #50!

For the Inspire Create Challenge, we have a sketch challenge this time! I've been itching to play with the Free As A Bird ...