Hello! Yes… 2 blog posts in one weekend from me, that’s almost unheard of recently. However, I recently attended a Stampin’ Up! event and have the fire back in my belly, my crafting itch has got the better of me for the time being and I am loving sharing again. I am hoping to maybe hop onto some Facebook Live’s again soon (now that the babies are both sleeping better…. but I will let you know when I have that in my diary!).
Anyway, enough rambling, this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a theme “Bright and Bold!” and so I reached for a rainbow and the Brights collection of colours.
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This month’s InspireINK challenge was a really challenge for me…. so much that I choose to CASE a project from a very talented demonstrator, who is MUCH better at 3D crafting than me! However, I then managed to put the bag together upside down, so this is my Oops project, but I still think its a great project and so decided to share it anyway!
Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah for this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge! This week is a fabulous colour combination, very festive, and so I’ve made this fun Christmas Card using the Christmas Season bundle and In Colour Designer Series Paper.
I did also add a touch of gold to this one, because I just cant resist a bit of gold embossing with a classic Christmas colour combination like this one.
The Christmas Season stamp set is also available as a bundle with the fabulous Seasonal Labels dies which I have used on this card not only for the white label die cut, but also to die cut the leaves and berries too
Don’t forget to head over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s creation with this colour combination and to add you own makes too!
Guess what…. I actually managed to film a video for you this week! I grabbed a couple of hours in my craft room last weekend, and this is the result. I hope you enjoy!
This card uses the fabulous Merriest Moment Hybrid Embossing Folder bundle, which I have been having so much fun playing with. It is super easy to create some stunning creations, with detailed embossing and fun die cuts using this one and the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.
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Hello! Gosh, I cannot remember the last time I joined in with this blog hop! I feel super guilty as its one I actually help to run… but life keeps getting in the way. Anyway, I managed to get some creative time recently, and got cards made for a few different challenges, so I’m slightly (ever so slightly) ahead for a hot minute!
InspireINK is a group of super talented stampers, and I think we are all from the same Stampin’ Up! team too. I recently got to spend the weekend with some of these ladies, and I think that has also helped to spur me on to remember to get my act together with joining in..
Anyway, this months theme is ‘Winter Birthday’…. and initially I had planned to make a birthday card using a Christmas stamp set. But, then I saw a card on Instagram and I got inspired into using leaves, and so this card arrived on my desk!
These leaves (and the sentiment) are from Artistically Inked, which I have to say, while I LOVE it, had had never thought of using these colours with it! Does this happen to anyone else when your using a stamp set from a suite, that you just get stuck using the colours from the Designer Series Paper?!
Here I’ve used Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz for a Autumnal / Winter-y feel.
I’ve even used a technique I have done for ages on this one… ink splatter! I grabbed my Stampin’ Write marker in Pear Pizzazz to add a bit of background interest.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.
Do hop on to another one of the InspireINK blogs using the links below for more Winter-y Birthday inspiration, and I hope to see you around here again soon.
Keeping it short and sweet for this weeks Inspire.Create blog post… partly because I want you to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog, but partly because it’s half past nine at night and this post is due to go out tomorrow morning! I’m usually a little more organised than this, but I haven’t been in my craft room at all this week and so I haven’t got this post written before.
This week’s Inspire.Create is a colour combination challenge using; Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya and Pool Party (or the colours from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper). This soft colour combo led me to create this soft card with the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set, coordinating Designer Series Paper and the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
My favourite feature of this card is the ultra thin layer of Pale Papaya card stock that sits behind the Designer Series Paper. I just love that hint of a layer!
Please do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and add your own creations using this pretty colour combination!
Good morning! Today’s post is less about the card, and more about what is behind it. Today marks 100 challenges for Inspire.Create.Challenge! I am SO proud of my little challenge blog, and the corner of the internet it sits in, and to be honest I can’t quite believe we have hit 100.
I started Inspire.Create in the summer of 2017, and I had no idea we would still be going 4 years on. We have seen a few changes in the 4 years we’ve been sharing, we’ve seen some Design Team Members come and go, we’ve changed days, and we had a little break this time last year whilst I found my feet with having 2 babies under 2. I have had plenty of change too; with a new day job, moving house, having 2 children, and a few bumps in my health. However; Inspire.Create continues to be a regular feature in my week. I love it just as much now as when I sat and created the original blog 4 years ago.
I had a bunch of plans to celebrate our 100; however life has totally got in my way (thanks to my son bringing home both COVID and Norovirus in the past few weeks, as well as a family holiday and a couple of Stampin’ Up! events). However, I would LOVE it if you would hop over to the Inspire.Create blog today and give he Design Team some love. Please consider making a card to celebrate and sharing it with us too.
Well Hello! Bit of live blogging this afternoon. I had meant to share this card earlier in the week, but then somehow never quite got round to typing this post up, and suddenly its Friday afternoon and I just want to share.
This week’s Global Design Project Challenge is a sketch, and I have to say, this one was really tricky! I had so many ideas that I really struggled to pair things back and get a project made. Then I remembered a conversation I had with a demo friend last weekend about the Sweet Treats stamp set, and this card was born!
This stamp set is a bit of a hidden gem, its in the July-December Mini Catalogue, and because it’s not overtly Christmas it’s easy to miss. It does coordinate with another stamp set and die bundle though and so there are heaps of things you could do with it. Here I stamped the cupcakes with Memento ink, fussy cut them, and then coloured them with Stampin’ Blends in Crumb Cake, So Saffron and Flirty Flamingo.
Finished with a piece of Designer Series Paper from Hand-Penned, some Genial Gems, and a die cut from the same suite, this card could be used for a heap of different occasions but I’ve kept things similar with the ‘Love Ya’ from the Sweet Treats stamp set.
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This week Inspire.Create.Challenge is inspired by a card I created earlier in the year. You can find the original card HERE.
Last time I wrote a blog post, which was about 2 weeks ago, things around here we a bit bonkers; the kids had Covid, and my day job was busy! Nothing has slowed down since I post that! For all we have put Covid behind us, my son brought a sickness bug home from nursery with him on his first day back…. work has gone from mad to insane, and I am not even going to attempt to share what’s happened with my husband. However, I am not on holiday for a couple of weeks, and am looking forward to TWO in person, crafty events, and our family summer holiday.
Because things around here are so busy, I have started to really crack on with making Christmas Card this year, in the hope that I might be ready to send a few by the time December rolls around. This card use the Merriest Moments bundle, which is one of those special Hybrid ones that has dies and an embossing folder. I am hope to get a video together over the next few weeks to show you how it works. But, for today, you can see that it looks lovely used as a standard Stamp and die set.
Check out the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog for more inspiration, and to add your own projects too!