Saturday, 10 April 2021

Stamping Inkspirations - April 2021 Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing theircreative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is all about birthdays and celebrations.


Sending out happy post is such a joy. M
aking and sending birthday cards is always a pleasure - especially when it has been impossible to meet up in person and share the celebrations of a special day.


The In Bloom bundle is fabulous, but it is the Pierced Blooms dies that have really caught my attention! I love all the stitched details! 

I took a pile of card offcuts and cut a heap of flowers and leaves. I ended up with quite a few and a dilemma...should I group them by colour or style? Today I have used predominately pastel colours, including two of the retiring InColors Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose. There is also some Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Basic Black for the centres. Pastel colours and Spring go hand in hand, don't they?


The Soft Sea Foam card base is covered with a matching layer that has been embossed with the Brick& Mortar folder. The flowers are displayed on a Basic White panel (embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder). This panel and the Happy Birthday sentiment are outlined with black to make them pop - the black layer is only marginally bigger, but it makes such a difference.

I'm not sure if the flowers are botanically accurate, although the So Saffron ones remind me of English Primroses, but they are pretty. Fingers crossed that these flowers bring a smile to the birthday recipient!

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too - Susan is next. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment. 

Do you need any of the products used on today's card?If you live in the uk you can click on the shopping links below to add them to your collection today.

 

 

 

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator. Use the hostess code
99QUTV4T to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

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Friday, 9 April 2021

Forget-me-not In Bloom Bundle


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today the sky is bright blue and the sun is shining which is a sure sign that Spring is here! It has been wonderful to see the blossom on the trees whilst I have been out for walks and I can't wait to see carpets of bluebells. Some of my favourite flowers are forget-me-nots - I love the colours and seeing the bright blue shades as they start to flower and then watching them fade as they grow taller. I love their name too - so sentimental!


Forget-me-nots are the inspiration for my cards today! There are heaps of flower dies in the Pierced Bloom set and they have amazing stitched details on them - it's a fantastic set of dies, so much so that I have made my cards almost entirely with just the dies. I only used the stamp set from the bundle for a little tone on tone stamping for the background on one of my cards.


The largest of the Stitched So Sweetly dies acts as a frame for the flowers. The Soft Sea Foam layer sits just inside the stitched detail in the Gray Granite die cut and the flowers dance across the middle amongst Soft Sea Foam die cut leaves and some linen thread. On the first card I made this layer is plain - no stamping or embossing, but for the second one I added texture using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.


I have used the retiring Seaside Spray card to represent the dainty blue flowers, using two of the small four petal flowers layered up and offset before adding the So Saffron centres. To complete the card I added some of the darling tiny little flowers and a scattering of Metallic Pearls.


I liked the blue card so much that I couldn't resist making an alernative version using another of the retiring In Colors, Rococo Rose - it's a bit like the pinky tinges you sometimes see in forget-me-nots! This time the background has small, tone on tone, flowers randomly stamped on it.


I am submitting these cards to two challenges - the first one is The Paper Players #pp535 where they have a Springtime Flowers challenge.


The other is the Tic Tac Toe challenge #tttc108 where I have gone down the middle - florals, free and any die cut.


I've had fun making these cards and I really hope you are inspired to make something yourself.

If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, or any other supplies, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop. You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator. Use the hostess code
99QUTV4T to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month.

 Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

All Star Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop - Flowering Cactus Product Medley


Hello and welcome to our All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for April 2021. This month we are using the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. The projects featured in the bundle are exclusive and the tutorials come complete with photos, video directions and a supply list that includes both Metric and Imperial measurements.


Here is a sneak peek of the Flowering Cactus Product Medley bundle of tutorials.


To enjoy the tutorials you have several options:

  • shop with me -  if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for free
  • purchase - buy the bundle for £11.50 
  • Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for free

To give you even more inspiration each of us has created another project using the Flowering Cactus products. Here is my project for today.

For today's card, I have used some of the pieces of designer series paper left over from my tutorial project. That makes me extremely happy - it feels so good to use the same piece of paper for multiple projects. Especially as I equally like each side of this particular sheet and now I have used both of them!

The Stampin' Up! samples for the product Medley on pages 8 & 9 of the January to June catalogue show that one of the sentiments looks perfect on one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I used this as the starting point for this card together with some inspiration from a friend. We have been experimenting with patterns for using 6 x 6 sheets of DSP and I have used one of her layouts for this card. Our cards look totally different - I have used different papers and colours, but the basic shape of the layout is the same. Thanks Allyson, your dragonfly card was an inspiration!


The pieces of DSP are the same width as the squat stitched rectangle, but they are slightly longer so that they can be arranged in a staggered, offset arrangement forming a rectangle in the middle of the card. Each piece is layered on to a slightly larger piece of Mint Macaron before layering them on to the embossed Basic White layer. The flowers are stamped in Highland Heather, die cut and decorated with a twine bow, a felt flower and Metallic Pearls.


I think I am going to try this layout with a variety of papers - it is such a good way to use up those small leftover pieces! Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you want to be inspired with more ideas using this Product Medley you can purchase the tutorial bundle (along with previous tutorials) HERE

Thank you so much for visiting today. Click on the names below to hop around and see all the other amazing projects. Enjoy! If you live in the UK you can purchase these products below.

Blog Hop List:

Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator. Use the hostess code
99QUTV4T to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month). If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. To place an order please visit my online shop HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Click on the images below to purchase them in my online shop:









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month.

 Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store