Monday 30 October 2023

Magical Meadow Thank You for the International Highlights Winner's Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog. Earlier in the month, I participated in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights and after the voting had closed I was delighted to find myself in the Top Ten!

Thank you so much to everyone who visited the gallery and voted for my card. If you missed it, you can read all about it here. I am absolutely thrilled to be eligible to take part in this winner's hop.


For my card for today I have chosen to use some of the same products, but this time I've only used stamps...no die cuts! I've used similar colours and built in texture by overlapping the stamped images and embossing one of the layers.

This is how I made it! Starting with a small rectangle of Basic White card I stamped various sprigs of foliage. I used Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock ink pads for the two leafy sprays. The spray with the foliage and the berries/flowers was inked using the brush tip of my Stampin' Write Markers - I chose Blueberry Bushel and Garden Green.


To emphasise the Blueberry Bushel I added a slim layer of that coloured card behind the stamping - doesn't it make it pop? Next, I stamped the thanks from the Biggest Wish set again using Blueberry Bushel and then fussy cut it. I'm not the greatest at fussy cutting, but I took my time and I think it worked out ok.

Before I finished layering up the card I added some splatters of sparkle from a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. When the splatters catch the light they are so pretty. I wrapped a length of Silver Trim around the stamped and textured layers before adding the thanks and a Silver Trim bow. A few Adhesive Backed Glitter Sequins add another dash of sparkle!


Click on the names below to hop around and see the other fabulous projects. Enjoy! I hope you have been inspired today - please leave a comment let me know what you think, and if you live in the UK you can purchase these products below.

Blog hop list:

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.
Remember to use the current hostess code (October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC) 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

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month. This month we are featuring the Les Shoppes Suite from the Annual Catalogue.


Click HERE to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store.
 

Starter Kit Special

Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in style! From 3rd to 31st October anyone who joins as a Demonstrator can choose either 35% OFF the price of a Starter Kit or get 35% MORE product in their Starter Kit! What a fabulous deal!
 

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. You will receive £130 worth of product for only £64.35!
 
Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit. You will receive £175.50 worth of product by spending £99
 
The Starter Kit includes business supplies and FREE shipping.
 
In addition, the Starter Kit Special also includes regestration to the virtual OnStage@Home event on 11th November 2023 (value £72).
(Please note that this free regestration does not include the Gift Box)

You can purchase your Starter Kit Special and join my team HERE.
 
 Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC

Saturday 14 October 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge


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

This is the sketch we have for inspiration for our projects this month.

The Les Shoppes suite immediately jumped to mind when I saw this sketch! Fussy cutting the shops from the DSP was fun! I combined a couple of the buildings to create my two story shop which I mounted onto a layer of Calypso Coral card. Again, I fussy cut around the border to provide a shadow around the outside of the building.


For the background I added stripes of DSP, as per the sketch, and then embossed the entire layer thereby embedding the DSP into the textured pattern. Choosing the neutral Smokey Slate allows the Calypso Coral elements to pop! The sentiment is simply stamped in Basic Gray ink on a Smokey Slate banner.


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. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment.



Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre 

  Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Shel Anderson

Judith Patterson  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Teri West

Chris Smith    Annette Ball    Vickie Littlewood

Tricia Butts    Danielle Kassing

Do you need any of the products used on today's card? If you live in the UK, please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today to add them to your collection.

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.
Remember to use the current hostess code (October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC) 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

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month. This month we are featuring the Les Shoppes Suite from the Annual Catalogue.


Click HERE to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store.
 

Starter Kit Special

Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in style! From 3rd to 31st October anyone who joins as a Demonstrator can choose either 35% OFF the price of a Starter Kit or get 35% MORE product in their Starter Kit! What a fabulous deal!
 

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. You will receive £130 worth of product for only £64.35!
 
Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit. You will receive £175.50 worth of product by spending £99
 
The Starter Kit includes business supplies and FREE shipping.
 
In addition, the Starter Kit Special also includes regestration to the virtual OnStage@Home event on 11th November 2023 (value £72).
(Please note that this free regestration does not include the Gift Box)

You can purchase your Starter Kit Special and join my team HERE.
 
 Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC

Monday 9 October 2023

Magical Meadow Thank You card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights - October 2023


Hello and welcome to my blog. This is my card to entry to Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for October 2023 - the theme is Thank you. The Magical Meadow bundle has images of some beautiful foliage, and the coordinating dies are fabulous. Limiting myself to a small selection of colours (taken directly from the matching Designer Series Paper), I stamped and die cut a pile of images to create with. 

I used a couple of Stampin' Write Markers to colour the spray of foliage which creates the background - the Blueberry Bushel berries really pop against the Garden Green foliage and then I added a sprig or two stamped in Pretty Peacock before embossing the white layer using the Exposed Brick folder.


Next, I added a selection of foliage using Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Vellum cardstocks to form a pretty array. I liberally applied Wink of Stella to the leaves to add sheen and shimmer! I have also added a twist of silver ribbon beneath the label and a trio of Glitter Sequins to complete the arrangement. 

For further texture and interest the arrangement is framed using a die-cut panel from the Scalloped Contours set and another embossed layer, this time using one of the Basics folders from the Online Exclusive range. This little card reminds me of pretty cottage gardens - oh how I wish I could achieve that in my garden!

As mentioned at the beginning I am entering Kylie's International Blog Highlights and you can follow the link to the gallery where you will find heaps more inspiration AND you can vote for your favourite five projects. At the end of the voting the Top Ten winners will be invited to take part in a blog hop at the end of the month. 



I would love to take part in the hop, so I would really appreciate your help. Please would you visit the gallery and vote for my card? Click on the little heart on my card, which is number 14.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 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.
Remember to use the current hostess code (October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC) 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

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month. This month we are featuring the Les Shoppes Suite from the Annual Catalogue.


Click HERE to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store.
 

Starter Kit Special

Stampin' Up! are celebrating their 35th Anniversary in style! From 3rd to 31st October anyone who joins as a Demonstrator can choose either 35% OFF the price of a Starter Kit or get 35% MORE product in their Starter Kit! What a fabulous deal!
 

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. You will receive £130 worth of product for only £64.35!
 
Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit. You will receive £175.50 worth of product by spending £99
 
The Starter Kit includes business supplies and FREE shipping.
 
In addition, the Starter Kit Special also includes regestration to the virtual OnStage@Home event on 11th November 2023 (value £72).
(Please note that this free regestration does not include the Gift Box)

You can purchase your Starter Kit Special and join my team HERE.
 

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From 9th -11th October Stampin' Up! are offering FREE shipping on orders of £60 or more (before shipping and handling). This incredible deal only lasts until 10.59PM on 11th October, so don't miss out!

 Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

October 2023 code: 7VN9NXHC