Sunday, 24 January 2021

Ink,Stamp Share Jan Blog Hop - Spring/Summer and Sale-a-Bration





Hello and Welcome to Ink, Stamp n Share Blog Hop - Spring/Summer and Sale-a-Bration
It is the first time in a while that I have hopped with this group...
I have had a break from blogging constantly, trying to ease my way back in...

You may have joined me from Cindy Mitchell-Clark  or you may have started with me,
so glad you have joined in the hop with lots of inspiration from the New catalogue.

I saw this on You-tube and decided to CASE Buckeye Inklings design for a
Sliding Lock Favour Box using the Snail Mail DSP.
I have not added any chocolates to the inside of this box. BUT I did add a small card inside.

Here is my version

I cannot stop playing with this Suite, I have made so many cards with this stamp and die set
and Snail Mail Designer Series Paper.


 So happy with this design I decided to create a Sliding Lock Card once again
with the Snail Mail DSP BUT I forgot to take a photo of it to add here.
Will add it later...



I had to make another version of these cards for a Swap with the Dandy Garden DSP.
And the Gilded Leafing for the Dragonfly Punch.

 Up next is Tracie St Louis catch the whole list of participants at the bottom of this blog post.

Roll Call

Laura Mackie

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Nicole Mahler

Sue Allen

Karen Egan

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Stacey Marsh

Mo Rootes

Kim Price

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Sharon Dalton

Tracie St-Louis

Alison Carter

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

Jill Chapman

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Jo Blackman

Donna Coffman

Deb Naylor

Donna Lester

Victoria Littlewood

Annette Elias

Dana Sullivan

Susan Simpson


 Thank you for following along and please continue with the Blog Hop.
Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think of my version.
Cheers Shaz











Thursday, 21 January 2021

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Jan Blog Hop - Just Me

 Welcome to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! January Blog Hop.
This month we have the pleasure of Maï Chapelain - Creative Design Team Member

Maï Chapelain chose this theme of Just Me Scrap Yourself
It is something that we as Scrapbookers never do much of... Is Scrap ourselves.
We are usually the ones behind the camera....
So I was SUPER excited to create this layout....
You may have just joined me from Courtenay's Blog didn't she create an AMAZING layout?

I started my layout once again without my photos,
it seems that I do this more often than not now.
I have been playing with Snailed It from the NEW Mini Jan-June Catalogue...
I cannot stop playing with it... It is so STINKEN CUTE!!!
 So my layout started out with all the scraps that I had hanging around...
from all the creating that I have been doing making cards and 3D projects and frames.
I was determined that I was NOT GOING to chop into the 6 remaining sheets
until I have used up the scraps.
(photos to come, phone charging - SORRY I am running behind schedule)

Only full sized cardstock I used was the Cardstock bases and A4 cardstock backgrounds...
Here are just a couple of sneak peaks until the phone charges. Sorry

 This layout contains mostly Snailed Mail DSP with a lil bit of Snailed It stamped images.
As I have said before I cannot believe that I have played with this set so much...
I was scrapping while talking to a Dear Demo friend who was cardmaking
along with me and I was showing her the layout and she said you need to put
photos on this layout... I said I never take photos of myself BUT I found these from
OnStage Online from Nov so I used them....They fit perfectly for this DSP...
AS I almost never made it to Silver Elite again last year, hence the title.

 I was trying to finish the Double Layout that I started today as well...
Here is the almost completed layout...

Sherry Roth is up next with her a FABULOUS layout to suit this theme.


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

The Spot - #146 - Case the Designer Jay Soriano


 Welcome to The Spot #146 - Case the Designer Jay Soriano.
Jay Soriano is part of the incredibly talented Mitosu Crafts from UK...
I have long since followed Jay and his designs BUT this is my first time caseing him.

 We welcome you to join us the Designers from The Spot -  The Inspiration
and Weekly Cardmaking Challenges
to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) in my case
one of Jay's designs from his Blog and link it to this post

Here is the Post from Mitosu Crafts Blog that I decided to CASE

Jar of Flowers Stamp Set

The Jar of Flowers set belongs to the Flowers for Every Season Suite. You can find it on pages 10-12 in the Annual Catalogue.
It is a Reversible set with 9 photopolymer image designs. It also coordinates with the Jar Punch and can be ordered as a Bundle with a saving of 10%.

For my card ideas, I coloured the floral images with Stampin’ Blends Markers and used Repeat Stamping technique. I also used Make A Difference stamp set for the sentiment. Which also allows for further card customisation with the alphabet scripts in the set.

Jar of Flowers Card 1

Stampin Up Jar of Flowers Coloured In Stampin Blends Markers Card Ideas | Mitosu Crafts UK by Barry Selwood & Jay Soriano

For this card, I stamped the sunflower design on Whisper White card in Memento ink. The colours of Stampin’ Blends Markers I used were: Mango Melody, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider and Basic Black. I also used the Misty Moonlight to add splatters on the Whisper White Thick card base. The Stampin’ Chalk Marker adds highlights and interest on the topper as well.

The design on the diagonal strips comes from repeat stamping the stalks design in the set.
Stamped on Whisper White card with Memento ink then cut into strips of 1cm or 3/8″.
I then added the strip of Just Jade card and the sentiment on Magenta Madness card.
Finishing off with the Flowers for Every Season Gems.

I did not use Jar of Flowers in my design, I chose to use a Brand NEW product..
Some of the products from our NEW Jan- June Mini Catalogue.
Forever and Always Bundle pg 11 - 156200 - $79
True Love Designer Series Paper pg 11 - 154281 - $20
Gilded Leafing Embellishment - pg 33 - 154560 - $15.75
Resin Hearts - pg 55 - 154578 - $12.25

I cut up my B&W True Love Designer Series Paper (DSP)
into 1/4" strips first and then laid them across the top quarter of my card front.
Next I added a 1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock over the top of the DSP.

I punched out a circle with my 2" punch out of Black cardstock
and ran it through the subtle embossing folder.

Next I stamped the Largest flower design from Forever &Always Stamp Set
with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink so that I could colour it with Blends.
When using Blends you must use a water based ink with the alcohol based blends.
Otherwise your design will bleed and not look very good.

I used Petal Pink L and Poppy Parade L to colour in my flower.
I completely coloured the flower in Petal Pink and then used the Poppy Parade to
add highlights to the flower in the centre and around the edges.
I then added a light cover of Tombow Glue to the centre and the edges and
placed that to the side to let it dry and become tacky
so that I could add the Gold accent of the Gilded Leafing Embellishment.

It doesn't take a long time to do this process BUT the Gilded Leafing
gets everywhere if you are not careful...Once the glue on the flower is tacky you simply add the Gilded Leafing to the glue areas and cover it until all is covered...
Then you need a hard stipple brush to brush away the excess Gilded Leafing...

Next thing I did was Die Cut the word LOVE from the Always Dies
out of Whisper White Cardstock and then in these Dies there is also a shadow
to put behind the LOVE word which I die cut out in Black Cardstock
using our BRAND NEW Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine...
Makes life so much easier with this lil girl...

Next I stamped the You So Very Much in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
toward the bottom of my card more on the right side so that I could
add my Die Cut word LOVE above it!!

Then added 3 little white Resin Hearts from the Snailed It Bundle

Such a Gorgeous design this card that it doesn't need much to embellish it.

Then I created a smaller version for the inside using Petal Pink D and Poppy Parade L

I totally enjoyed CASEING Jay's design, You should give it a go! Link Up here
BUT as you can see you can make your very own version of his designs.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, Hope that I have inspired you to join in the Challenge #146
Cheers Shaz