TGIF Challenges | Peaceful Poppies Friendship card

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So, in an effort to get myself back into blogging I thought I would do a challenge this weekend, and this sketch from TGIF Challenges! was just too nice to pass up. If you’ve been here before you know I LOVE a good sketch, although I do tend to mess with them a little bit; I turn the around, I change the shapes, and generally use them more as a jumping off point than an actual hard and fast card layout.

TGIF Challenges 246 Sketch Challenge

Saying that, I haven’t mess around with this one too much, just changed the sizes and order of some of the elements.

Peaceful Poppies Friendship card using Stmapin' Up! products with StampinByHannah for TGIF Challenges

So, this card uses my favourite new products from the new Mini Catalogue; Peaceful Poppies. Firstly, just look at the at Designer Series Paper, it is SO gorgeous!

I chopped a few strips of Designer Series Paper, a few that are 1″ and a few that are 3/4″. Both these patterns are actually the same paper. I just thought I would show both sides!

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which comes in the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle. I love that Stampin’ Up! now give a single order code for a whole bundle, it makes shopping so much easier. I have to admit the WHOLE of this suite went straight into my basket when the catalogue launched to demonstrators last month.

Life is better with a friend like you Peaceful Poppies Card using Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper with StampinByHannah

I’ve switched a couple of the elements around to make this really bold sentiment piece sit on the top of all the layers!

To finish the card I added a layer of Vellum, and 5 of the red sequins from the Peaceful Poppies sequin pack… because every card I make at the moment HAS to have sequins on!

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Happy Birthday with Peaceful Poppies

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Hello!

Welcome to the Poolers Team Blog Hop! I have to admit to being a bit of a last minute larry this time (in fact, I wrote this blog post after the deadline! oops!)

Peaceful Poppies Happy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Pootlers Team Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

When I first saw the catalogue last month I knew that the Peaceful Poppies Suite was at the very top of my list. The Designer Series Paper alone for me is an absolute winner! It’s that pretty watercolour, floral that Stampin’ Up! do SO well, with a strong theme of Blackberry Bliss, a colour I just cannot resist!

This card was the very first thing I made with it too! A Blackberry Bliss card base, layered with a piece of that gorgeous paper, and then added to with a couple of die cuts, a sentiment and a scattering of sequins! Just the sort of card that makes my heart happy.

Floral Happy Birthday card using Peaceful Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

As usual with the Pootlers Blog Hop, we have a mountain of inspiration for you, all using new goodies from the new Mini Catalogue or Sale-a-bration. Check out the 31 fabulous blogs by clicking the images below (Please note there are so many ladies taking part that the links are split over two pages!)

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It’s HERE! Sale-a-bration 2020!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2020

It’s the biggest sale of the Stampin’ Up! year and its back with a BANG!

Sale-a-bration 2020 has 3 fun parts…. and there are LOTS of freebies to be had….

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Every time your spend £45 between now and the 31st March 2020 you earn a Sale-a-bration credit. These credits are then cashed in a check out for some fabulous stamp sets and more!

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Every time you spend over £275 you get to earn even more…. add an exclusive stamp set to your order!

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Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue!

Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Catalogue 2020

Oh my goodness, why do these things come around so quickly?

The Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue launched this morning, and I forgot to write the blog post! Ooops!

I haven’t mailed out any catalogues this time for a few reasons; 1. I haven’t had time more than anything, babies first Christmas took priority over envelope stuffing this year, 2. The last 2 catalogue runs I’ve done haven’t had the interest that I have had before, catalogues cost me money to buy and post, and without the return on my investment it just wasn’t worth the time it takes. I do have a small stash of catalogues though, so if you want one do drop me a message and let me know

You can download a copy of the Mini Catalogue HERE!

or check out the Mini Catalogue section of my ONLINE STORE

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 058 | Colour Challenge with Rooted in Nature!

Oh my goodness, I am rather pleased with this card… particularly because I whipped it up at the last minute on Monday night! You’d think I’d be a bit more organised seeing as I set the challenges, but no, at the moment I’m a last minute Annie. But, last minute is better than not at all isn’t it? I pulled the three colours of today’s colour challenge off my shelf, and the Rooted in Nature stamp set popped into my head, and very quickly this card appeared in my mind’s eye.

Thinking of you card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This week’s colour challenge is Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, and each colour is on each one of those fabulous leaves.

I do enjoy a good ink-y technique, and this one is quick and very effective. Ombre Stamping is super easy, and all you need is your stamp, 3 ink pads and a couple of sponges. It does also help if you’ve got well ink-ed pads.

Starting with the lightest colour, load the sponge with ink and the use the sponge to add the ink to the stamp. Then work through the colours, adding each one to the stamp. Breath onto the stamp to reactive the ink before stamping. See, quick and simple, and it gives some very pretty results.

Ombre stamping Thinking of you card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The leaves were then die cut using the coordinating Nature’s Roots dies, and popped up on the card using a few Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and I did use my Stamparatus to make sure I got it straight and solid (I actually stamped it twice, which is why I’ve ended up with a bit of an inky smudge!)

Then, the card is finished with a double bow of Linen Thread and a trio of Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

Do check out the other Design Team creations over on the Inspire.Create blog and add your own makes using this week’s Colour Combination too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 057 | Christmas Time Fancy Fold

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is Fancy Folds! I LOVE a fancy fold project, and cannot wait to see what everyone creates…. particularly as I’m in a bit of a creative rut at the moment, and could really do with a fast injection of inspiration to make my Christmas Cards!

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I love this Fancy Fold, it’s super simple to create and always impresses people when I gift it! I suppose it’s a sort of Z fold, and its really easy to jazz up to!

Measurements;

Card base; 14.8 x 21 cm, scored at 4.5 and 10.5 cm

Whisper White layers; 14.3 x 4 cm, 14.3 x 5.5 cm, and 14.3 x 10 cm

Designer Series Paper; 13.8 x 3.5 cm and 13.8 x 5 cm, plus a scrap for the inside

Fancy Fold Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Most Wonderful Time Suite is just stunning, and comes all together in one complete kit (you just need to add Card Stock and Ink!), and it makes really cute and quick cards.

I’ve also added a Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies as a simple background for that lovely tree stamp.

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I finished the card with 5 of the self adhesive stars that comes in the Most Wonderful Time suite, and a simple sentiment

Check out the Inspire.Create Blog for more Fancy Fold inspiration and to add your own projects to our link up!

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Come Sail Away Anniversary Card…. and a make from James!

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Well, I’ve had a super busy few weeks settling back into my full time day job. But, as part of that I’m trying hard to get back into some creative me time, and that includes a spot of blogging.

It was our wedding anniversary back in August (yes, this card has been sat around waiting for me to write about it for a while!) and of course I HAD to make James a special card. He always steals some time in my craft room for our anniversary or my birthday, and so a bought card just isn’t an option! Saying this, an anniversary card for a guy is NOT the easiest make…. but it is made easier with a more masculine suite of products and so I pulled out Sailing Home.

Anniversary Card using Sailing Home from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Come Sail Away suite is obviously a bit nautical, which I think often works well for a man’s card, but also has a more masculine colour palette; Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.

I have also added Pretty Peacock to this, because I just cannot put this colour away at the moment, I just love it! (so much so I’ve just painted a wall in my kitchen a very similar shade!). The sentiment and compass are both stamped in Pretty Peacock, while I also added a watercolour wash to a square of Watercolour Paper too!

Pretty Peacock Come Sail Away card for a man's anniversary card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The Sailing Home stamp set that coordinates with this fab suite also has a set of matching dies. So, I also added some die cut pieces of rope and a ships wheel, along with die cutting some of the stamped images from the stamp set. I adore this layered look, how about you?

James’ Card…

Like I said earlier, James also makes me a card for our anniversary. I think he’s done a pretty good job this time!

Simple Punched Butterfly Card using Stampin' Up! Products with StampinByHannah's husband!

He’s punched the butterflies from card stock using the Butterfly Duet punch and added the sentiment using the Well Said stamp set…. all in shades of purple (my favourite!)

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Christmastime is Here!

Yes, apparently Christmas now officially starts on the 1st November… I even got a Christmas Cup in Costa Coffee yesterday!

Stampin' Up! Christmastime is here product suite

However, Christmastime is Here is also the name of the latest Collection from Stampin’ Up!

This pretty floral, Christmas suite is full of lovely images that I can see you using in the spring too. The full collection bundle includes not only the fabulous Christmas Rose stamp set and coordinating dies, but also the matching Designer Series Paper, Gold ribbon and shimmery enamel dots, as well as a stunning, exclusive bracelet too!

Get the Christmastime is Here suite from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This collection is a While Stocks Last opportunity, but can be included in a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit to make it the gift that keeps on giving!

There is so much product in this collection! But, not only can you buy the collection in full, but also the individual items are available too (unlike some of the recent Product Medleys) so you could just grab the Designer Series Paper or the Stamp Set.

Check out these fun samples from Stampin’ Up! for some inspiration and then check out (and shop) the full collection

HERE!

Wishing you the gifts of the season Christmas card using Christmastime is Here from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Merry Christmas with Christmastime is Here from Stampin' Up! and StampinByHannah
Christmas Rose Peace and Joy Card using Christmastime is here from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Christmastime is Here!


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Inspire.Create.Challenge #055 | Bloom and Grow Thank you card

Hey folks!

So nice to see you this week, I’m trying to get back onto the blogging horse, and am aiming for 3 blog posts a week. I managed to blog twice last week, and I’m already writing this week a bit ahead of time so fingers crossed I can drop back into a routine!

Inspire.Create.Challenge colour challenge Night of Navy Old Olive Lovely Lipstick Blushing Bride Thank you card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun colour combination; Blushing Bride, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I almost took a Christmas-y twist on this one, but then I spotted Bloom and Grow on my stamp shelves and went floral instead!

The floral spray is heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then watercoloured with Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I’ve add a background wash in Blushing Bride, the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy and a trio of Night of Navy jems from the Noble Peacock suite to finish.

Watercolour thank you card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

All the watercolouring is done on the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, available through Stampin’ Up! It’s SO nice, I love a bit of watercolouring and this paper is smoother than the previously stocked Watercolour Paper and so makes for such a nice finish.

Hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the other Design Team’s creations and add your own using the fun colour combination too!

See you next time!

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Back to Basics with Christmas Gleaming

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This months InspireINK Blog Hop has a fun Back to Basics theme. The lovely Dee tasked us all with creating a simple card using just one stamp set, one ink colour, and one punch! I love challenges like this, it really pushes my creativity, and makes me think outside the box a bit

Saying this, I’ve actually used a bundle that includes 2 punches…. but I’ve only used one on this card. So, I think that still counts, right?!

InspireINK Blog Hop Christmas is Gleaming Back to Basics Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The Christmas Gleaming bundle is one of my favourites in this years Stampin’ Up! Christmas catalogue. It’s unusual in that its one stamp set and two punches, but it also has some GORGEOUS coordinating Designer Series Paper too!

Here I’ve used one of the stamps repeatedly, stamped off once, to create a fun background. Before stamping and punching the bauble, and stamping and fussy cutting the sentiment; all in Pretty Peacock ink.

Merry Christmas Card using Christmas Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This simple card came together in a snap, and would be really easy to mass produce this year (particularly if you loaded up your Stamparatus with the stamps first!) and would look lovely in a whole heap of colours.

What some more inspiration on this rainy Saturday? Why not hop around these lovely blogs? Please leave some comment love as your on your travels too.

Hope you have a fabulously crafty weekend (I’m off to the Spa!) and I hope to see you again soon…

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