Saturday, 29 August 2020

Social Stamping - Celebrate

Hello and welcome to another fabulous Social Stamping Blog Hop. These hops were originally started as a way of staying connected when all of Australia were under lockdown because of Covid 19. Mostly this has eased except for those of us in Victoria where the restrictions now are even tighter than before so these hops are a lifeline for me! This month the theme is "Celebrate" which is perfect for Spring birthdays or any festive theme so I am sure there will be a wonderful variety of projects for you to enjoy!

You may have just arrived from the lovely Julia Quinn and her fabulous projects or you can start the Hop here and continue by just by clicking the Next button at the bottom of each post. To find a full list of participants, you can click on the Social Stamping image at the top of this post.

Birthday card featuring Stampin Up's Celebrate Sunflowers by Jan McQueen. More info@

This is the first of two cards I created using the gorgeous Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle which recently arrived for me. Being a lover of all things Pink I had my first play with the new Majenta Madness and water coloured the main bloom and the lovely Just Jade for the leaves. Embossed in Shimmery Black it gives it a crisp black sparkle that is much more obvious in real life. 

My second card was inspired by a lovely white on white creation by Angela Meiritz-Reid. I loved the background and thought it would compliment my favourite coloured bloom. 

Here the bloom is coloured as though through a pink lens...that was the feel I was going for. All the different die cut leaves and flower frames are used in the background to create a textured white on white effect. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Next you are off to see to visit my lovely friend Chantell Randall and her beautiful projects that I know you will enjoy!

Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard)
Designer Series Paper: Samper Pack 6x6 (SAB)
Inks: Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Majenta Madness, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso
Stamps: Celebrate Sunflowers
Accessories: Die cutting Machine, Ornate Layers Dies, Sunflower Dies, Shimmery Black EP (retired), White EP, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Sequin Trim, In Colour ribbon (MM)

Til next time,


  1. Great cards. When I saw the first card I loved the bright colours and the DSP looks great paired with the flower. Then I saw your second card and I love this one even more. The white die cut flowers on the white background with the bright coloured sunflower on top looks amazing.

  2. Beautiful colouring Jan! Those flowers really pop. I love seeing people add their artistic flair and share them in a rainbow of colour combinations! Kelly x

  3. Stunning cards Jan - great to see the Sun flower in different colours. The Pink looks beautiful with the Lilly Pad papers. Chantell x x

  4. These cards are absolutely stunning. I especially love the white on white background, and the colouring of the pink lens effect on the sunflower!

  5. Wow wow wow. Amazing colouring and the flower is awesome!! So much inspiration!

  6. Wow Jan! Just when I had myself convinced that I did not need this bundle. Both of your cards are stunners. x