Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop -

Hi Everyone and welcome
to the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog hop.
You may have hopped across from 
 Monique Fielder
At the end is an information box that explains what ESAD is all about.
It is always sad to see the retirement list but then we are always excited for the new product that is coming around the corner.
I have chosen to showcase the Balloon Adventures Bundle (page 4 & 5)
and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper
from the Occasions Catalogue.
I have loved using this bundle and papers!
Now here is my first card
 Just love Emerald Envy and Basic Black together
and the DSP.The Whisper White square was 7cm by 7cm
and the Basic Black was 7.4 by 7.4cm.
Maincard was 14.8cm by 21cm scored at 10.5cm
The Basic Black was 14.4cm by10.1cm.
The DSP was 14cm by 9.7cm
 Now here is the inside
For my next card I chose a shaker card 
using Bright colours.
Handy Hint - I used a bit more of the Foam Adhesive strips by adding some behind the balloons and under the banner as well. This stops the card from sagging and keeps the sprinkles all over the card - not just at the bottom. 
Also never start the foam adhesive strips at the bottom - start up the side and then down and around to the other side - stops them falling down!

and for my third card I chose softer colours of 
Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the main card (love this colour) with Very Vanilla as the top layer!
The three layers were main card - 14.8cm by 21cm
Pool Party was 14.4cm by 10.1cm and
Very Vanilla was 14cm by 9.7cm
The balloons both on the front and inside were 
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Pool Party
and Sweet Sugarplum. 
Now for the inside I used Very Vanilla -
measured as 21cm by 13.7cm. Marked the halfway with a
pencil line softly drawn to ensure I centred the thinlit die and of course used the Magnetic platform with the Big Shot.
The Pool Party strips on each side were1cm by 13.8cm from the Subtles Designer Series Paperstack (another sad departure).


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy
all the great ideas for your cardmaking.


Now it is onto Cathy Pinchbeck
 and I can't wait to see
what she has used


Sunday, 2 April 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 54 - A Surprise!


Hello and welcome to another INKspired blog hop.
You may have landed here 
or hopped across from the delightful Allison and
I always look forward to what she makes
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch each fortnight
that we all make our card too
and here is the sketch below
Now I had to say it is a surprise 
as my sister, Julie has a birthday 
next week and I didn't want her to know yet....
She loves frogs so the frog from the hostess set
Love You Lots was the one to use!
 I used Mint Macaron as the base card and a strip of So saffron that had the stripes from Playful Backgrounds
stamped in Versamark over it.
I then stamped the fern from 
Butterfly Basics in Mint Macaron and stamped 
off a few times to get the variation I wanted.
The Birthday stamp came from Birthday Blooms(love this set).

I then stamped the frog over the top in Mint Macaron
and had him peaking out as well from the
side and from the bottom.
A very simple but cute card (if you love frogs).

Thank you for stopping by.
Do take the time to hop around and
see all the cards
Now it is onto Barb and I love what she
makes each time!


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Love You Lots stampset,Butterfly Basics stampset,Playful Backgrounds stampset, Birthday Blooms stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Mint Macaron cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:  Archival Basic Black ink, Mint Macaron ink, Versamark

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Sponges