Saturday 25 April 2020

Social Stamping War- Peace

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Hello and welcome! We are blog hopping over at Social Stamping and this week Kelly has set the theme as "War & Peace" as today is ANZAC Day here in Australia and NZ. 

Kelly and I are on a design team together and when she kindly offered to blog host I was really thrilled to be asked and to be able to share with you in this awesome concept! It's such a great way to keep us connected, sharing and in these different and rather uncertain times it is a blessing to be able to have something to look forward to each week!!

You may have arrived here from the lovely Julia Quinn and her gorgeous project and you can also hop around all the different posts by clicking on the Next button at the bottom of the page on each blog.

For my "War & Peace" project I have chosen to focus on ANZAC Day and in particular, poppies. I grew up in NZ,  where it is also called poppy day and have memories of wearing poppies each year to thank both my grandfathers as well as all those who served for our countries. Of course I've used the gorgeous Painted Poppies set, which is just perfect for today....and  created a Twisted Easel card. It stands up for impact but folds flat for easy mailing.

Thanks so much for popping by and next you're off to see the stunning projects the lovely Sheila Pybus has made! Enjoy your hopping around blog land 😊

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Card Stock : Poppy Parade, Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Sampler Pack (SAB)
Inks: Versamark
Stamps: Peaceful Moments. Lined Alphabet
Accessories: Big Shot, Poppy Moments Dies, Layering Alphabet Dies, White EP, Black EP, Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

Til next time,

Friday 24 April 2020

JAI #502 Happy Tails Thank You

Happy Friday everyone and welcome back! It's been a little while since I've been able to play along with the challenges at Just Add Ink but I'm pleased to be back on board and hope you enjoy sharing your creations too!

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This week we have a fun and rather cute sketch from Tina! So I hope that you can pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see all the fabulous cards the team have created to inspire you and we'd love to have you join us.

You'd be forgiven if you thought the only stamp set I had was Happy Tails...but lately, dog related thank you's have been often needed and so here we go again. 
I hear that this stamp set is soon to retire but as I'm sure you've guessed, that as a Lab owner, it is one that I will hold onto forever - after all, I still have D is for Dog from many years ago, too! 😊

Here, it's paired with DSP from a 6x6" Sampler pack, some Gold Foil and Crinkled Seam Binding and I kept it very CAS to fulfil the sketch elements. I will miss Lovely Lipstick as an In Colour too...

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP:6x6 Sampler (SAB)
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Stamps: Happy Tails
Accessories: Dog Builder Punch, White EP, White Crinkled Seam Binding, Peaceful Poppies Sequins

I hope you're all keeping safe and well in these strange times when we are all spending more time at home, and hopefully, having a challenge to create along with will help keep you busy and be something positive to look back on in the months to come. Whatever your reason, I hope you are inspired to share your project with us at Just Add Ink this week and I look forward very much to seeing what it is!

Til next time,