Saturday, 6 June 2020

Social Stamping - New Normal

Welcome to another blog hop of Social Stamping hosted by the lovely Kelly Kent to enable people to be able to create together whilst we stamped alone during Isolation. We have all been having so much fun with this that we've decided to keep it going for a little longer. Yay! 😀

This is week Eleven and Kelly has chosen the theme of New (Normal). Here in Australia - and throughout the world - restrictions are easing and we are allowed to meet in small numbers. Social Distancing will remain and be part of the "New Normal" post Covid life but restaurants, cafes and physical shops are all opening and online shopping is no longer the only option. 

You may have arrived here from the lovely Lou Kitzelman and her stunning projects or you can start the hop here and click on the Next button at the end of every blog post to make your way around.

For my card I decided to feature a stamp set that I had hoped to use a lot more but high heels and lipstick haven't really been seen during Isolation. Most people have been relaxing at home in trackies and trainers.Just venturing out for maybe a walk in a nearby park for exercise and necessary trips to the supermarket. But now that we are allowed out again for small girlie catchup's it's time to go looking through our wardrobe and at least bring back the lipstick if not the heels just yet. 

I've used a recent Just Add Ink sketch for my layout and coloured the background with a scribble of Mint Macaron Blends and then the individual images were also coloured with Blends.

Next you are off to see Jo Weedon and her fabulous projects.  I hope that you enjoy your time hopping around to see all the gorgeous creations we've made to inspire you.

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Card Stock: Whisper White Thick and standard, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Saleabration
Stamps: Dressed To Impress
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Die cutting machine, All Dressed Up dies, Metallic Sequin Assortment, Wink of Stella

Til next time,


  1. Beautiful card. Love the angled panel. Enjoy dressing up a bit and catching up with friends.

  2. Stunning colouring Jan and I love this layout. You're so right about high heels and lipstick - mine are getting a turn this Monday night :)

  3. This is such a great take on the theme and wonderful card to express it! After months with fresh faces and trackie pants, it's a nice feeling to have someone to get dressed up and go out to again! Kelly x

  4. Lovely card Jan, my grandmother used to say that a lady wasn't properly dressed if she didn't have some lipstick and fragrance on, so I say bring it back, even with comfortable shoes!

  5. This is a beautiful set, I haven’t used it enough either! Enjoy getting out a little more as restrictions ease.

  6. hehehe I love your take on the New Normal!! Brilliant card with amazing colouring. Glorious.

  7. This is fabulous. The DSP looks so good as the back layer (I'm not sure how to refer to it!!) and I just love the little gold edge. Very pretty.

  8. Lovely girly card Jan! Yes, bring on the lippy and heels!