Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Colour Combo - Jan 2019

Welcome to Colour Combo January 2019 Blog Hop
I can't quite believe that it is already 2019, hope this year doesn't go as quick as 2018.
We are off to wonderful start to the year here in Queensland Australia,
lots of BEAUTIFUL rain.

Speaking of Beautiful, the colours for this hop go so well together.
We have Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape.
I cannot wait to see what all the other participants create.
You may be starting with me or have hopped from Cheryl

Following on from a theme that Stampin' Up! released at Nov OnStage 2018
Simple Stamping, I have decided to make 3 cards...

Simple Stamping is simply that Stamps, Ink and Cardstock.
I actually found it harder than I thought as I LOVE to layer and add dimensions.
You can STEP it up with Embellishments and Layering.

So I chose the FREE stamp set Sprinkled With Love which is a photo polymer,
which makes it very easy to line up to create the design.

Isn't it a beautiful stamp set
FREE you ask, if you purchase $90 AUD Stampin' Up! products
during Sale-A-Bration promotion you get to choose a FREE product.
More about that later.

My Simple Stamping Card is as follows
I chose to use Very Vanilla Cardstock as my base of my initial stamping.
This piece of card is cut at 5" x 3 1/2"

I stamped the cupcake base in Cajun Craze ink

Then I used Coastal Cabana ink for the icing layer between cupcake and frosting
Then used Gorgeous Grape ink for the frosting on the cake..

Then I added the sentiment Sprinkled with Love above the cupcake,
in Coastal Cabana Ink.

I added a layer of Coastal Cabana behind my Very Vanilla
This piece of card is cut at 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"

Then for the Casual Stamping Card is almost exactly the same as the Simple Card
But this time I added another colour - Mango Melody ink to add the sprinkles.
AND a couple of Glitter Enamer Dot embellishments, in Gorgeous Grape colour.
I also added a bit of Wink of Stella to the Frosting.

My Avid Stamping Card (Stepped up version)
has all the things I LOVE to include on my cards - Layering.
 I stamped the same cupcake again exactly the same as before.
BUT this time I Stamped it again and cut it out to layer it up with dimenstionals.

I also stamped off/2nd generation stamping of the Frosting
to make a lighter coloured frosting on top of the Gorgeous Grape.
I fussy cut this one out as well and then added some Wink of Stella to give it shimmer.

I then stamped the sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla and then cut it
with the Triple Banner Punch to create a peak.
Then I cut up a scrap piece of Gorgeous Grape slightly larger than the very vanilla banner
and added it as a layer behind the sentiment.

This time I ran all of my coloured cardstock mats and cupcake and sentiment
through the Bigshot in the Subtle Embossing Folder
to add some texture and layering to my Avid card.

 Very Vanilla Cardstock  5" x 3 1/2"
Coastal Cabana Cardstock  5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 5 1/2" x 3 15/16" (almost 4")
Card Base is Cajun Craze 5 7/8" x 4 1/4"


I always try to remember to stamp on the inside, not just the sentiment.
And I create a matching envelope too.
I do hope that you LOVE my Beginner, Casual and Avid Stamping.
Here are some close up photos of the cards.

Up next is Jo Blackman with her gorgeous creations.

Looking forward to hopping around and checking out everyone's creations,
Pleas click on the NEXT button to follow the hop with me.
Please leave everyone some LOVE in the comment box below.
AND I will return you the compliment as well.
Thanks for hopping with me
Cheers Shaz

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt (AT) – Little Lizzy’s Crafts – du bist hier
  2. Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)
  4. Sandra Herzog
  5. Sue McDonald (UK)
  6. Rene Guenther (DE)
  7. Renée Eckhardt (AT)
  8. Carmen Groinig (AT)
  9. Silke Trapani (DE)
  10. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz (US)
  11. Janey Backer (US)
  12. Tricia Butts (U.S.)
  13. Laura Mackie UK
  14. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
  15. Dorothee Felicitas Buhn
  16. Cheryl Taylor – UK
  17. Sharon Dalton – Australia
  18. Jo Blackman
  19. Astrid Hofmann (AT)
  20. Kimberley Morris (US)
  21. Tatiana Grübler (DE)
  22. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  23. Angélique Nederpel (NL)
  24. Katie Johnson (US)


  1. A great card.
    Thanks for the inspiration and for joining BlogHop.
    Greetings from Leipzig / Germany

    1. Thank you Rene, so glad you left me some love all the way from Germany.
      Cheers Shaz

  2. Great cards! All the best, Renée

  3. Cute cards - love the Wink of Stella!

    1. Thank you Janey, WINK makes everything beautiful <3
      Cheers Shaz

  4. thanks for sharing the 3 different types of stampers with your cards.....

    1. Thank you Sue, loving the simple stamping motto.
      Cheers Shaz

  5. Great cards and lovely to see them stepped up for all levels of crafter x

    1. Thank you Jo, most definitely for all levels.
      Cheers Shaz

  6. Lovely card, thank you for sharing

  7. Wonderful card set. I love this stamp set, so much fun. :)


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