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INSPIRE.CREATE.CHALLENGE #095 WITH SWEET STOCKINGS PAPER!

I have new products …That’s always exciting! 🙂

To warm up to them I looked up a sketch to play along with. The Inspire.Create.Challenge #095 email arrived in my inbox so thought I would have a go. So I made 2 cards with it.

This is the sketch. You can find the details on their blog -> HERE.

These are the cards I created. Both used the upcoming Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper which you will be able to order from August 3rd. It’s such cute paper!

That cat doesn’t look too impressed but then how many cats would be impressed with deer antlers on it’s head. 🙂

The sentiment and santa hat is from the stamp set Sweet Little Stockings. The santa hat was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

This card below I flipped the sketch. The sentiment and the leaf diecut is from the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle which is available now in the Annual catalogue. The shiny ribbon is the Gold Shimmer Ribbon which will be in the Mini Catalogue.

Simple cards but then what more do you need with this sketch. Let the paper make a statement.

Speaking of the new Mini Catalogue.

If you are in Australia and would love a paper copy sent to you then let me know in a comment or email. They are heading out in the mail now.

Have a great week,

Jenny

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PARTY PUFFINS FOR FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #493

I had a little play yesterday just because. 🙂

I pulled out the Party Puffin stamp set and created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches #493 challenge this week. It’s been a while since I have played.

This is the sketch to play along with.

Here is my card.

I coloured the puffins with the Stampin’ Blends. They were a lot of fun to colour.

The background piece is using the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

Why not join in with the sketch yourself. Even if you don’t add it to the challenge it’s a great sketch to have a go at.

Head to the Freshly Made Sketches blog -> HERE.

If you need any of your stamping supplies and you are in Australia then I would love to assist you if you don’t have a demonstrator yourself. Drop me an email at jghayward@yahoo.com or phone 0439 844574.

You can stop by my store -> HERE.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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STAMPIN’ UP! BUTTERFLY BIJOU CARD WITH A SKETCH!

Last week on my Private Facebook group I shared a sketch and encouraged others to use the sketch to create a card. Of course, I had to create a card also. I love using sketches. They are a great spring-board to your creating.

This is the sketch. This is from the Freshly Made Sketches.

This is the card I created. I have used the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. Of course you have seen it by now right. 🙂 So lovely.

For the shape on the sketch you can use any shape but I chose the butterfly as I have been creating with the Butterfly Brilliance products this past 2 weeks.

The sentiment is from the Many Messages set. Inside you can add another sentiment whether it is a Birthday or Thinking of You or whatever occasion. I punched the ends with the Banners Pick A Punch.

Maybe you can use this sketch in your next project. If you like, share it with me on my email at jghayward@yahoo.com I would love to see. It’s always fun to see other people’s interpretation.

You can join my Private Facebook group -> HERE.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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PLUSH POINSETTIA TEAM CARD FOR WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

Last weekend you might know was World Cardmaking Day. For a little different challenge/activity for my team I sent them all a card kit containing the same materials. I asked them to create a card with the kit and share it on our team Facebook page. They could stamp, cut, emboss, add to it any way they liked. It’s been interesting to see everyone’s cards all with the same basic materials.

I hope I can share some of them with you soon if they don’t mind. Today I thought I would share you my card I created. Of course I had to create one too. 🙂

Firstly, this is the card kit I sent out. It has a basic card base in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller card mat. The white card is slightly smaller than the card mat. The piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper is slightly smaller than the card base.

This is the card I created.

The holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was coloured with Stampin’ Blends. Be sure to stamp these in Memento ink before you colour with the Blends. Then fussy cut them with scissors. No dies for these.

The card mats were diecut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. It is hard to tell but I heat embossed the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder. The card was finished with some of the gorgeous Gold Ribbon and a Gold Gilded Gem.

What would you create with these same pieces? If you create one drop me an email and share it with me. I would love to see.

If you would like to join the fun of my JEN’s INK team, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family. Select $235 of products and pay just $169. You can quickly do that -> HERE.

Apart from lots of fun you get a discount every time you order. You have access to products EARLY!! You get to attend some great Stampin’ Up! events. And so much more. Totally great value. 🙂

Not sure? Check 9 reasons Why you need to join the Stampin’ Up! Family -> HERE.

Have a great week,

Jenny

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WHALE DONE BUILD A CARD!

Occasionally in my Customer Facebook group I set a little challenge.  It’s a BUILD A CARD WEEK.  Each day of the week I give an element to a card I have designed.  At the end of the week they can create their card.  This card I am sharing with you today is the card I made for the recent BUILD A CARD WEEK I had.

I have used the Whale Done Stamp set. This was a fun card to make.

Each day I gave the measurements for the pieces and suggestions of what it would have.  It is lots of fun to get people creating.  Sometimes we get a bit “stuck” in creating trying to think of what to use or what the layout is to be.  Having direction or inspiration can help.

This past week for our Build A Card Week not as many got involved as in the past.  Life happens but past ones have had lots of involvement. But it’s interesting to see what cards people come up with using the same elements.

You can join in the fun on my Facebook group too.  Head -> HERE to join.

In Australia? I would love you to shop with me. Head -> HERE.  Host Code: 26MVE4VE

I send a little Thank You card and small gift out to say Thanks to you so be sure not to mark your order anonymous.

If you need help in putting your order in please contact me by email at jghayward@yahoo.com or PH: 0439 844574 and I can help you out.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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UNDER MY UMBRELLA – FOR A CHALLENGE!

Over the weekend I joined in on an Online Craft Day with some Demonstrator friends.  It was lots of fun with creating and sharing.  We had challenges along the way too and even some business chat with the lovely Clare from Stampin’ Up! joining us.  We had all planned to meet together BUT that couldn’t happen … Never mind. 🙂

This card is one I created for one of the challenges.  It was a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge so you had to choose 3 items in a row in a box.  I chose Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper and Diecut Shape.

I had yet to use the Under My Umbrella set so thought I would pull it out.

Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella

How did I go with the items for the challenge??

Embossing Folder – I used the Greenery Embossing Folder.  I think I ran the card through a little tight.  It did buckle a bit.  Something to be aware of.

Designer Series Paper – This was the beautiful Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I  picked out the colours I used for the card from  this paper.  I chose Gorgeous Grape card mat. I used Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends as I didn’t have Melon Mambo Blends.  (I have just ordered them!!) and I used Rich Razzleberry too.

Diecut Shape – I diecut the white circle with the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Ok, I did add a punch to this card too. 🙂  I needed that to punch out the umbrella with the Umbrella Builder Punch.

The layout for this card came from the Case This Sketch #376 sketch.

I was happy with the finished card. I think I need to pull this set out and use it more.

Thanks for visiting me.

Have an awesome week.

Jenny

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PAINTED POPPIES FOR A CHALLENGE!

Over the last week I encouraged members in my Facebook group to create a card. Each day I posted an element for a card with the card measurements and other pieces. By the end of the week they could create their card and share it with the group.

It was a fun activity and I was so excited to see people share that wouldn’t normally share in the group.

This was my card I created. I actually made this Saturday week ago in Anzac Day but I couldn’t share this until now.

I have used the Painted Poppies Stamp set. The poppy is coloured with the StampinBlends. The sentiment is from Positive Thoughts.

You can join my Facebook group wherever you are. Drop me a comment or email and I can add you.

Have a happy day,

Jenny

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COLOUR INKSPIRATION CHALLENGE #58!

It’s been some time since I have been able to play along with the Colour INKspiration Challenges – or any challenges really.  So the other day I had a little time so thought I was going to do one.

This week’s Colour INKspiration Challenge #58 is using the colours: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Gold Foil.  You can follow along -> HERE.

Here is my card.  I thought the colours suited a Vintage Style or for a sweet Baby card.  I went with a Baby card.  The new stamp set Wildly Happy arrived last week so thought this was a great opportunity to ink it up.

The bunny and the sentiment were heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I used the Shimmery White card. I lightly watercoloured the bunny using the Blushing Bride inkpad and an Aquapainter. A decorative strip and little flower was diecut from Gold Foil using the Flourish Thinlits dies.

Then I went a little “arty”.  On the Shimmery White card mat I flicked some Blushing Bride ink splatters by adding some Blushing Bride ink to a Clear Block, adding a littler water with the Aquapainter and then flicking it off the block gently on to the card.  I was a little nervous doing this as it is not something I have done before and wasn’t sure how much control I had – but it worked ok.

If you have time why not play along with this challenge.  They are fun to be a part of and to really extend/challenge your creativity.  Have a go!  (I added the link above).

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

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A LITTLE COPPER FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #42!

With a long weekend last weekend I had a little extra time.  So I got to play along with this week’s Colour Inkspirations Challenge #42.

Here are the colours. How pretty!

This is the card I came up with.  I have to say I took note of the colours and then went and made the card.  Afterwards I realised it was Copper Foil not just Copper. Just as well I added the Copper Foil mat at the end. Phew!  This was the card I was showing in yesterday’s Wednesday’s WOW! video too with showing how to apply the Copper.

As I showed in the video I swiped some Copper Shimmer with a Sponge Dauber across the Mint Macaron card mat that I had embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  On the white card I stamped the leafy spray from Wishing You Well in Mint Macaron and added some “dots” from the Timeless Textures set.   For the bow I daubered over some Copper Shimmer and then hand-cut it out.  This was raised up with Dimensionals.  I adhered the white card to the Copper Foil mat.  (TIP: to save your foil cut a square out from the centre to use on a different project.  You don’t notice it under the card piece).

For the sentiment I heat embossed that with white Embossing Powder on black card and it was cut with the small banner in the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Of course more copper with some Copper Thread loops under the banner.  Lots of Copper on this card.  To finish I added a Mint pearl from the Artisan Pearls. 

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS FOR #CI38!

I had a little time yesterday to play along with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge for this week.

#CI38 colours were Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Gray Granite, Whisper White and Basic Black.

I had been using the Accented Blooms stamp set the last few days, which I will show you those cards later on. Since that set was out I thought I would use that.  I think the soft muted colours would work well with a little watercolouring on flowers.

Here is my card.

I came to the conclusion this week that I am not a fan of colouring.  So to colour this for the challenge was a little surprise.  But I think a little freestyle watercolouring can work well.  It doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines. 🙂

I used the Aquapainter and Inkpads to watercolour this. TIP: To watercolour any image I suggest several washes of colour if you want to build up the colour. Then allowing it to dry in between.  For this card I lightly washed sections with the Powder Pink and then allowed it to dry.  It only takes a few minutes.  Wash over the areas with the Gray Granite.  Then wash over again in the areas with the Powder Pink.  I did that 3 times with the Powder Pink as it is such a pale colour.  When it was all dry I washed over the centres of the flowers with the Berry Burst ink.  I allowed it to dry before washing again with the Berry Burst.  It is a time consuming process but I think worth it.

The lovely delicate edge is cut from the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

The sentiment is stamped in Black and punched with the Tailor Tag Punch.  I punched another piece from Berry Burst card.  Cut that piece in half horizontally then could layer it underneath the stamped piece so you see the little pink edge peeking out.  I finished with some Artisan Pearls and some Silver Thread wrapped around a few times.

Now to get this in to the Facebook group before the time is up tonight.  You can head over to the group -> HERE and join in on the challenges.  It’s a great way to extend your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny