COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #26 – 3 GREEN LADIES!

I was stumped this week for the Colour Inkspirations challenge.  I love green and I use a lot of green but to use all these colours together was hard.

I tried a couple of different things and it just wasn’t working.  This card was maybe the 4th stamped attempt.  I went back to my 3rd attempt and ended up finishing up with this.  Still not sure.  It’s simple which is what I do but it’s just not enough I think.  Anyway, I thought I would show you.

The lady from Beautiful You is stamped in each of the greens and then the centre filled with the pattern in the Sahara Sand.  I used the Sahara Sand marker to fill in the hat.

The “dots” are from Timeless Textures.  They were stamped in the Sahara Sand and then I stamped some with Versamark and embossed them in Gold.  The sentiment and Banner is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I wrapped around some Gold Thread before adhering the card to a piece of the Bubbles and Fizz DSP.  That worked well. The little flower is from the Sprinkles of Life set and punched with the Tree Builder Bunch.  That was an afterthought this morning when I looked at the card again in the light.

So nothing fancy and I didn’t have a lot of time this weekend.  But I am  putting it out there to have a go right. 🙂

Thanks for looking today,

Jenny.

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SOME MORE SWIRLY BIRDS!!

I have some more Swirly Bird cards to show you today.  This is such a fun set. Have I told you that before 😉

Here they are. These first 2 cards we made at our Swirly Bird class along with others I had already shared. These cards were inspired by ones I had seen on my internet travels.

On this first one, the sentiment is from ‘Butterfly Basics’ and the clouds are from ‘Sprinkles of Life’.  The base card is Dapper Denim with the kite stamped in Dapper Denim and Real Red.

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This next one, the card base is Chocolate Chip.  This is a colour I haven’t used in AGES!!! I even dragged out the inkpad! This made a cute image of mummy bird and her eggs.  The sentiment is from ‘Thoughtful Banners’. The background spots are stamped in Soft Sky. This card is fairly simple looking but it did take some time to cut and to put together.

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What about a Christmas Swirly card?  Yes I made a Christmas card!  I couldn’t help it.  I wanted to show the versatility of this set at my class. This card was CASED from Beth on a Facebook group I am on.  I just made it into traditional Christmas colours.  I added some dazzle with the Dazzling Diamonds in the centres of each bauble too.  The sentiment for this is from ‘Wondrous Wreath’.

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So many ideas for this set.  What have you come up with?? I would love to see them.  Send me a photo and I will share them here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Today it is FREEZING!!! Is it Summer soon???

Have a great day wherever you are,

Jenny

 

EASTER TREAT BASKETS!

Can you believe it is Easter in a few days?  I have been busy making some Easter Treat Baskets.  Some were for my Easter class last week but I also have an Easter Night Markets tomorrow so I have been getting ready for them too.  I thought I would show you some of the projects.

Here are some of the baskets I have made.

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The Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo baskets wereone we did at my Easter Class last week.We made them in the Bermuda Bay. This is made with the Envelope Punch Board.  There are a number of similar tutorials on the internet but the one I used for this basket was by Deb Valder and you can find that HERE.

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I stamped the ‘Easter Lamb’ on Sahara Sand and cut it with a Circle Framelit.  Then I coloured the fleece with the white Gel Pen.  I saw this idea on Pinterest which I thought was very clever. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I added a flower punched in Daffodil Delight using the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch pack.

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I added a mini butterfly punched with the ‘Bitty Butterfly’ Punch too to finish it off.

Now these cute little bags are made with the Envelope Punch Board too. (Have you got one of these punch boards yet? They do more than just envelopes!.  Add one to your next order.)

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These little bags are called Bag in a Box baskets by Sam on Pootles.  You can find the Youtube video to make these HERE.  I used some retired Designer Series Paper.

The little flower basket image is from the set ‘Sprinkles of Life‘ which is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  I stamped the basket on Daffodil Delight and hand cut that out.  I stamped the flowers and punched this out with the punch. Then they were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers. The sentiment was stamped on Tempting Turquoise and punched with the Word Window Punch.  I tied it up with some Retired Daffodil Delight ribbon.

I have some more Easter ideas that I will share tomorrow so come back again. 🙂

Jenny

SPRINKLES OF LIFE CONVENTION CASE!

These 3 cards I have made using ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set have been CASED from an onstage presentation at the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention back in early May.  It seems so long ago now. I loved the idea of them so I have wanted to make them for a while.  Here they are and then I will tell you about them.

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Each of them have the same layout and they show a number of ways you can put the different elements together.  On my cards I have used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and instead of a strip of Designer Series Paper or similar on the original I tied around some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. What do you think?? Cute??

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow is my big Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities using this set.  I will stop by and share the cards we will make later tomorrow.

Have a great day,

Jenny 🙂

SPRINKLES OF LIFE TENT CARD!!

Are you ready for another Sprinkles of Life card?? I hope you are not getting sick of them yet.  Here is another fun card I made yesterday. (lighting is not the best – sorry!)

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This is called a Tent card.  I will explain how to make it below.  I found the original idea of the card on Stampin’ Connection which is a Demonstrator site and has THOUSANDS of samples (and I am not lying about that!!).  I don’t visit it often but it is always full of inspirational ideas.  Anyway, this style of card was on there that I found a couple of years ago I think and I filed it away. I thought it would be great to try it out with this stamp set.

The base is Marina Mist (lighting is not the best).  Inside the card I created a sweet scene using a number of images in the set. Then I added the basket and a cloud on the front. You have to have sparkle on that cloud!

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So how do you make it??

Here are the instructions for you to make your own TENT CARD.

1. Cut your base card to measure 10.5cm x 29.5cm.    (4 1/4″ x 11 5/8″)

2. Score on the long side at 2.5cm, 5cm, 7.5cm, 18.5cm. (1″, 2″, 3″, 7 1/4″).  Fold on the score lines.

3. Cut your window from the front using your Framelit of your choice.

4. Add adhesive onto the small tab and adhere to the inside of your folded card at the back. (Just fold up the card first to work out the best place for your adhesive).  I had the tab to attach to the back of the card so you can’t see it inside the front).

5. Cut a piece of Whisper White 11cm x 10.5cm. (4 1/4″ x 4  5/16″).  Decorate this piece as you like. Adhere to the back of the card on the inside.

I hope these measurements make sense???  🙂

Enjoy making one of these.  What stamp sets can you make this with??

Have a good day,

Jenny

 

STACKS ON WITH SPRINKLES OF LIFE!

This was a a fun card I made a couple of weeks ago at our stamping weekend – and using ‘Sprinkles of Life’.  I couldn’t wait to show you it.

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Do you like lots of scoops on your ice-cream?? 🙂

How about some more!

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Hehe!! The card lifts up. Look at all those colourful ice-cream scoops.  I don’t really know what you call this type of fold – Fold out top card??? I found the idea for it on Pinterest and thought the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set would be great for this.

It is very simple to make.  Cut your sheet of card in half vertically and score in half and then on one side score in half again.  Then fold on the score lines so a “v” shape is at the top – if that makes sense. I hope I have explained it clearly. Then you can decorate the card how you like.  When assembling the card I didn’t really know how many “scoops” I would need and how many colours so I just kept adding to it.  I layed them all out without sticking them down and rearranged them several times.  I didn’t want to have 2 of the same colour when you fold it up. Once I had that sorted it gently slid them off the card and stamped around the edge with the “sprinkles” and then adhered each scoop on top of the icecream cone.

Of course we had to have the bling.  I used Dazzling Diamonds with 2 way glue on each scoop. What a sparkly mess that was!  The sentiments were stamped and then cut with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits. I added a Dazzling Diamond label underneath each of the sentiment labels. Then finished it off with adhesive rhinestones.

You could try this type of card with lots of different images.  See how you go.

Have a great day,

Jenny

 

SPRINKLES OF LIFE WEEK!

I thought it would be fun to share some ‘Sprinkles of Life’ cards leading up to my Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser on the weekend.  I have been having a play with this set and the punch to make some samples. I have to say this is such a great set.  It is so versatile.  I hope to show lots of ways you can use this set.

Firstly,  this card I am sharing is a version of one shown at the South Pacific Convention back in late April.

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Now I have to say when I made this card I didn’t look closely at the colours used in the original.  I was looking at it today and I think I missed the point.  Every cloud has a silver lining …… but I stamped my clouds in Tip Top Taupe ???????  Seriously, what was I thinking!!! I think I was so excited to use the new Incolors and new products then that I just went ahead and made it.  When I stamped the greeting I stamped it once in the Tip Top Taupe and then in Smoky Slate and cut the “silver” out and adhered it over the top. That’s my silver!!! I embossed the Mint Macaron mat with the Fluttering Embossing Folder.  I think now I see this card again I will go and add some Dazzling Diamonds to the bottom of the clouds.  That will give it a “silvery” glow right?? 🙂

I have some more cards to share so stop by again soon,

Jenny

HELPING RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES – FROM ANYWHERE YOU ARE!!

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support for sick children and their families during their stay in hospital.  Sometimes this can be for months on end. But, we can make a difference for their stay.  Join me in my Ronald McDonald House Charities event this Saturday. If you can’t make the day there are a number of ways you can help still so please take a minute to read on.
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Let’s join together in a fun afternoon of games, laughs and creating while we raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities – and wearing your silly socks!!

SILLY SOCKS FOR SICK KIDS

WHEN: Saturday August 1st at 2pm at my place, East Corrimal
We will make 3 great projects using the RMHC stamp set by Stampin’ Up! “Sprinkles of Life”.
COST: Class only $20 (I will donate $3 to RMHC)
OR
Buy the stamp set and matching punch $64 (See the stamp set below). 
Price includes $3 donated to RMHC by Stampin’ Up!, 10% off the stamp and punch price and a Free class.
RSVP: Wednesday 29th July. Places are limited so book early. (THURS. ABSOLUTE LATEST)
WHAT TO BRING:
:Scissors and adhesives.
: Small change to join in some fun games while we fundraise.
: Wear Silly Socks for some fun plus a gold coin donation.
**(Socks can be mismatched, funky, lots of pairs at once, on your hands.  Whatever you want. There will some prizes!)
: Don’t forget your smile and a sense of fun!
OPTIONAL: Bring along some blank cards to send to RMHC for them to use for the families there.  These could be Kid’s Birthdays, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well. (they can be handmade or store bought.  They don’t have to be using Stampin’ Up! products). You can send your blank cards to RMHC anytime for them to use. :)Here is one of the cards we will make.
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CAN’T MAKE IT???
You can still help out if you can’t make it.  How??
  • Donate through my RMHC fundraiser page Here.
AND/OR
  • Order your stamp and punch set. (Receive 10% off the price until August 1st.  $3 is donated to RMHC.
AND/OR
  • Donate your blank cards for RMHC to give to the families that stay. Cards must be to me by August 7th.
Here is the fun ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set that you can find on p189 of the catalogue.
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Thanks for supporting this great cause.  Let’s bring a smile to these young sick kids and their families. I look forward to seeing you there. 
Jenny

SPRINKLES OF LIFE CUPCAKE!!

On our stamping weekend a couple of weeks ago I used the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp set.  I wanted to get some samples made for my Ronald McDonald House Charities Fundraiser next week. (Have you registered for it yet??? You can find all the details on this post HERE).

This card is one I made that weekend.  It came together very quickly.  I did CASE it from Pinterest.

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The base card is Blushing Bride.  The white mat is run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The next layer is Melon Mambo and then Whisper White for the image.  For the cupcake, I stamped the smaller cone/basket in Crumb Cake and coloured it slightly with the aquapainter and inkpad.  The icing on top was stamped on scrap card in Blushing Bride and then lightly coloured with the aquapainter and inkpads.  I stamped a few “sprinkles” in different colours on top.  This was punched out with the Tree Builder Punch and raised up with dimensionals. The “cherry” was stamped, coloured and then punched out and raised up off the icing.  The sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo. Yum! Is it good enough to eat do you reckon??

I have a few more ‘Sprinkles of Life’ cards to share so stay tuned.

Jenny

MAKING CARDS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES!!

SILLY SOCKS FOR SICK KIDS

You might have heard by now that Stampin’ Up! supports Ronald McDonald House Charities. Let’s join together with me to raise money for this great organisation. Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and support for families with young children undergoing treatment in hospital.

We can help them out in a fun afternoon of games, laughs and creating while we raise money for them – and wearing your silly socks!

WHEN: Saturday August 1st at 2pm at my place, East Corrimal

We will make 3 great projects using the RMHC stamp set by Stampin’ Up! “Sprinkles of Life”.

COST: Class only $20 (I will donate $3 to RMHC)

                                OR

              Buy the stamp set and matching punch $64  

(which includes $3 donated to RMHC by Stampin’ Up!, 10% off the stamp and punch price and a Free class).

RSVP: 25th July.  Book ASAP as places are limited. If ordering the stamp and punch payment must be made when replying (You can still order on the day though).

WHAT TO BRING: Scissors and adhesives.

                                   : Small change to join in some fun games while we fundraise.

                                  : Wear Silly Socks for some fun Plus a gold coin donation. (Socks can be mismatched, funky, lots of pairs at once, on your hands.  There will some prizes!)

                                : Don’t forget your smile and a sense of fun!

OPTIONAL: Bring along some blank cards to send to RMHC for them to use for the families there.  These could be Kid’s Birthdays, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well.

CAN’T MAKE IT???

You can still help out if you can’t make it.  How??

  • Donate through my RMHC fundraiser page Here.

And/OR

  • Order your ‘Sprinkles of Life’ stamp and punch set. (Receive 10% off the price until August 1st. $3 is donated to RMHC.

AND/OR

  • Donate your blank cards for RMHC to give to the families that stay.

Here is the fun stamp set if you haven’t checked it out already.

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You can RSVP for this fun event or order the set and punch by emailing me.

Thanks for supporting this great cause.  Let’s bring a smile to these young sick kids and their families.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Jenny