Thursday, 28 February 2019

Mens Smart Casual Birthday Card

Mens Smart Casual Birthday Card 


 Global design Project #178



Handmade birthday card using the Amazing Life stamp set and the Happiness Blooms papers. Blue and red.


Over on the Global Design Project #178 this week they have a sketch challenge! It's a great challenge with loads of scope.


Handmade birthday card using the Amazing Life stamp set and the Happiness Blooms papers. Blue and red.


I specifically needed a mans birthday card this week so I pulled out the Amazing Life stamp set as it has a great cake stamp and paired it with some of the Happiness Bloom Papers . The sketch suggests a DSP background with a layer of card for the front but I wanted to show off the papers so I flipped it and put the paper front and centre. I added a scalloped circle of the same DSP turned over behind the white  circle. You can just see the colours peeking out , I popped it up on Dimensionals , scattered a few of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and tucked some Gold Metallic Thread behind as a finishing touch.

I asked my teenage son what he thought of it and he said, "oh I like that, mens cards usually are one of two things, either cars or golf etc or jokey but I like that. It's more Smart/Casual"! πŸ˜‚I'll take that as a compliment.


Handmade birthday card using the Amazing Life stamp set and the Happiness Blooms papers. Blue and red.

 Inside

You can see all the projects the talented Design Team came up with for this challenge here,  plus all the other entries too. Do join along, it's great fun,

I love the Amazing Life stamp set, I've used it lots! There are so many useful stamps for so many celebrations. You can see how I've used it in some other projects here ,  here and here.

I hope you like my "Men's Smart Casual" card πŸ˜‚Let me know if you do in the comments. I'd love to hear from you.

Here are all the products I have used with clickable links direct to my online shop so that you can recreate it if you wish or even just go and have a browse.







The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new   items that were added on February 15th.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your paper crafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H 


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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 side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 


Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Easter Bunny Treat Holder Using The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch>


Easter Bunny Treat Holder


Scalloped Tag Topper Punch




Chocolate treat holder for easter using Botanical Butterfly DSP



How cute is this little treat holder! It holds a small Lindt Easter bunny. Can you see them peeping out?  So easy and simple to make using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.There are so many uses for this punch apart from the obvious one of making tags.



Chocolate treat holder for easter using Botanical Butterfly DSP



Chocolate treat holder for easter using Botanical Butterfly DSP


It's so easy to make and great for giving out treats, as Easter table favours or to give to your friends. I used the pretty Botanical Butterflies Papers and the Paper from the Painted Seasons Bundle. All free from Saleabration! 

Here is my You Tube video showing how I made them.




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

Project Dimensions

Designer Series Paper 7 " x 2 "
Score (with the long side at the top) at 3 2/8", 3 1/2", and 3 6/8"

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










The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new   items that were added on February 15th.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your paper crafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H 


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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 side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 





Monday, 25 February 2019

Country Floral Thank You Card - Stampers Showcase Blog Hop


I am so excited to be asked to be part of the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and very honoured to be in amongst some very talented stampers from around the world!

For our very first hop our theme is Thanks,  the perfect excuse to pull out the new Country Floral Embossing Folder from Saleabration.

Thank you card in Powder Pink and Gray Granite using the Country Floral Embossing Folder


Such a simple easy card to make. The embossing folder does all the work in this card. 

I have used Powder Pink and Grey Granite card for a soft subtle effect on a Whisper White card base to make it stand out. The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set stamped onto Basic Grey and layered onto vellum with a couple of little vellum hearts tucked behind. I have added some white/silver Bakers Twine and dotted about some Rhinestones for the finishing touch.


Dimensions

Card base - Whisper White card A4 Scored at 10.5 cm and cut at 14.9 cm
Layer - Grey Granite card 14.3 cm x 10 cm
Card Front Powder Pink card 13. 8 cm x 9.5 cm


Thank you card in Powder Pink and Gray Granite using the Country Floral Embossing Folder

I hope you like it, you can let me know by leaving me a comment.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Currently you are at Inkstampshare grab a cuppa and hop around to get lots of crafty inspiration. Next up is Jess at Creative Cardiology. Enjoy!!










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





The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new   items that were added on February 15th.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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 side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 







Sunday, 24 February 2019

Country Floral Embossing Folder - Sponging Technique Saleabration Sunday!



Country Floral Embossing Folder


Sponging Technique



Thanks for joining me for Saleabration Sunday, bringing you a new project every Sunday throughout Saleabration.



Embossing Folder sponge technique Wedgewood effect



The Country Floral Embossing Folder is gorgeous! It's so detailed. 

I had the effect in mind that I wanted to create as soon as I saw it, the raised impression to have a little white. Just enough to give a soft blue/white effect. A little like Wedgewood Pottery. 



I tried a few different techniques to achieve the look I wanted and what worked best was a simple yet effective sponging technique. 



You can see my You Tube Tutorial here showing how it's done. I hope you enjoy it. 




Do give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Leave me a comment here, Oh and don't forget to click the little bell for notification of future videos.

Card Dimensions


Card Base - Balmy Blue card - 14.9 cm x 10.5 cm
Layer - Whisper White card 14.3 cm x 10 cm
Front - Balmy Blue 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm


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










The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new   items that were added on February 15th.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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 side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 









Saturday, 23 February 2019

Jar Of Love Easel Card


 Jar Of Love Easel Card


Global Design Project #177 


Jar Of Love Easel Card using Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Up



It's a Colour Challenge over at the Global design Project this week and what a gorgeous colour combination.




Do you ever buy a stamp set that you absolutely love and use, but then something else comes along catches your eye and it sits on the shelf?  Jar Of Love , for me  is one of those stamp/die bundles. It's absolutely gorgeous and definitely needed some love so I pulled it out for this challenge,




Jar Of Love Easel Card using Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Up


I decided to make an easel card. A simple but effective card fold.




Jar Of Love Easel Card using Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Up


How I Made It 

The card base is Thick Whisper White card. A4. Scored at 14.9 cm and cut at 10.5 cm. The front of the card base is scored and folded again at 7.5 cm.
The layer is Coastal Cabana card, 10 cm x 14.3 cm
The front is Whisper White. 9.5 cm x 13.8 cm

The jar is stamped in Memento Black and the water in Coastal Cabana. The ferns are stamped in Coastal Cabana, One of them stamped off twice.
The leaves are stamped in Granny Apple Green, die cut and adhered.
The flowers are stamped in Coastal Cabana stamped off three times and also in Melon Mambo, die cut and adhered,
I have stamped For You in Melon Mambo onto a small square of Whisper White and popped up on Dimensionals.
The elements used to prop up the easel are the jar lid, stamped in Coastal Cabana and the flowers in Melon Mambo. Die cut and popped up on Dimensionals.


Jar Of Love Easel Card using Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Up



I have taken the inside sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set , ( it was perfect for what I needed) and added some more of the ferns in Coastal Cabana.




I hope you like the card and that I might inspire you to dust off your much loved but less used stamp sets too. Here are the products I used to make the card with clickable links to my online shop.







The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with a whole new host of additional Saleabration items coming on February 15th.  It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!


Browse all the free items from Saleabration here.

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

AHY2UK9H


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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 side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 









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