Pootler’s Blog Hop | Watercolour Wings

Stampin' Up! UK Watercolour wings cards

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Welcome to the Pootler’s blog hop! I am so excited for this hop, the lovely ladies in the team have worked so hard to create some wonderful projects (I’ve had a sneak peak, so impressed!). Please take your time around the hop, the girls would love some comments too!


When I first saw this years catalogue this stamp set really intrigued me. The image in the catalogue is very dark, but the sample is amazing! I have to say though, I wasn’t completely convinced until I saw Sarah Berry’s lovely creations at Regional Training back in May; she created a series of wonderful cards using this set and gave us some great tips too!

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Isn’t it lovely? I just love the layered nature of these stamps. The set includes two butterflies, one large and one small, over 3 stamps so you get a multi-layered image. This card I have also used one of the accent pieces to create a background and used one of the sentiment stamps. The butterfly has been die cut using the coordinating Bold Butterfly framelits dies, although the set also coordinates with the Butterflies Framelits (and Butterfly Basics!)

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I love this card! Instead of stamping the solid layer of the butterfly, I created a mask using copier paper and used my Sponge Daubers to create the butterfly. You can see this better in the video!

I created this set of three cards after making one; also using the masking technique to create the butterfly first, then adding layers. This time I only added the detailed stamp using White Craft Ink.

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Which card is your favourite, I have to say I think the one I created in the video is mine, I’m just loving the Watermelon Wonder colour!

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Hannah Wilks

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Pootlers Blog Hop! – Watercolour Stamping

Pootlers Blog Hop-001Hello! and Welcome to the very first Pootler’s Blog Hop! If you have found your way from Sam’s blog I hope you left a lovely comment, as we have a give-away! Leave a comment on each and every blog post on today’s hop and you could be in with the chance to win a fabulous Sale-a-bration goodie pack!

I have created a series of cards for our hop today, all using the Painted Petals Stamp set from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. This set is great as it allows us to create cards that make us look like watercolour masters – just using stamps!

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This first card uses the Painted Petals to repeat stamp. The focal image is stamped in Blackberry Bliss, with Pear Pizzazz leaves. The others are stamped in Wisteria Wonder, in a random pattern across the cardstock. I love the simplicity of this card. The ‘Thank you’ is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch, and layered onto a Blackberry Bliss 1 3/8″ circle.

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This card uses the 2014-2016 In Colours – Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. First the flowers were stamped onto the cardstock, then, instead of cleaning off the stamp (like I would normally do) I misted the stamp generously with water, and stamped again over the first stamped image to create a softer watercolour look.

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These cards though are the main reason for this post! I watched the live streams of a recent Stampin’ Up! event in Florida, and the fabulous Shelli Gardener demonstrating this technique – and I fell in love! I have made a video tutorial of this technique, but it really is quite simple – Stamp your image onto Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper, I think a juicy ink pad works best for this, and I would also suggest using a dark / rich colour too – and then spritz it with water, allowing the water to move the ink – dry with your heat tool.

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I had to try it in one of my favourite colours – Lost Lagoon – but I have to say, I think the Blackberry Bliss version worked better, it still made a really pretty card.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today for this Hop! and I hope to see you again soon.

We’ve got some Blog Candy up for grabs – to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of goodies, including the Best Day Ever stamp set, the Best Year ever paper set and the co-ordinating ribbons and buttons, all you have to do is work your way through the hop before midday on Sunday and leave a comment on every blog.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Pootles Craft Forum and here on Tuesday, 3rd March

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Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Project Life – Week 3

Stampin' Up! UK Project life by Stampin Up PLxSU blog hopWelcome to another Project Life Blog Hop!

I know its a short hop this month, but we are hoping that over the coming months this will grow. I love Project Life, its a great way of documenting both important events, as well as the every day occurrences. This year, my wedding year, I am hoping to complete a full Project Life, with a page for each week. I hope that this monthly hop can help keep me on track, as well as giving you some inspiration and ideas.

I decided to use the Sale-a-Bration This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection for this short week of my Project Life.

I work a strange schedule in my day job, doing 5 11 hour shifts one week and 2 the next. This means that I do very little other than work every other week, and guess what, Week 3 was one of those weeks! Still, with trying to loose some weight and slim down ready for this Wedding in August Me and James went for a 7.5 mile walk one day, and as such giving me something for the PL album week 3! Stampin' Up! UK Project Life sale-a-bration

I love the Project Life style of documenting. It allows you not only to document the big things in life; birthdays, weddings, births etc. but also it makes documenting the every day really easy. I wouldn’t have made a 12 x 12 page layout of us going for a walk, but a few pockets of Project Life is super simple.

Some weeks I do a lot of embellishing, some weeks less, and seeing as I don’t have much of a story for this week I haven’t embellished very much either. But this is one of the greatest things about Project Life – it doesn’t matter, you do as much as you like, as much embellishing, as much journalling, or just use photos, and it still looks awesome!

The Big Day Project Life Mini Card Collection is one of the Sale-a-bration offerings this year. It contains 30 cards, both 6 x 4 and 3 x 4, with a range of summery patterns and journalling cards. As I have mentioned before one of the many awesome things about Stampin’ Up! is the coordination between products, and this card collection is no exception, using Stampin’ Up! colours; Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Tangerine Tango.

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I always make a title card for each spread in my Project Life album. I will often use stickers, seeing as I have quite a collection of Thickers from my previous life as a 12 x 12 scrapbooker. But today I have opted to use stamps! In particular a new set of Alphabet stamps from the Spring / Summer catalogue – Sophisticated Serifs, stamped in Rich Razzleberry to tie into the other cards in the layout.

As part of my title card this week I have also explained way there aren’t very many pictures of this week, and what the photographs are of. I love doing this, a kind of weekly round up.

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Please support the other blog hoppers today :

Carmelita Wasson – Www.carmenacita.blogspot.com
Hope to see you again here next month!

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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PLxSU blog hop October 2014

So, something totally new for me today! taking part in a blog hop!

I do hope you are enjoying the hop, and if this is your first port of call, please check out the other projects on the hop today

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On to my project…..

I haven’t looked at project life for a couple of month 🙁 working nights over the late summer and autumn has kind of put pay to most of my life, and so I havent really done very much other than work and sleep! however, a few weeks ago James and I went to one of our favourite places – Beamish museum (If you are ever in the North East of England you MUST check it out, its awesome!), and had a great day!


Before we get into my album, I just want to apologise for the photos, photographing Project Life is still new to me, I hope to improve over the coming months! 

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So, I decided to keep things simple this month, concentrating on the photos and a little journalling. As I have already mentioned, I’ve been super busy with the day job recently, working nights is just about killing me, but its due to end soon! Yay! So, more time to craft and create is coming my way :D. I haven’t even included a title! (somewhat of an accident in the fact I forgot!) but we know where we were, and I do mention the place in the journalling.

This spread uses the Everyday Adventure kit (Stampin’ Up! of course!), but I have selected the subtler cards. I love this kit, but it is super bright!, the journalling card on this page originally had a Strawberry Slush coloured heart, which didnt really fit with the rest of the page, but I loved the lined card, so I covered the heart with a sticker from the Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack, and added a punched piece.


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I love the look of rounded corners in my albums, I think it probably comes from using Becky Higgins Project Life kits for a while. So the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! corner rounder was a MUST for me!, along with the Design 1 pocket pages pack (its just my favourite layout – I’m using just these for the Wedding album too!)

There are touches of embellishment on some of the photos, but as I have kept all the photos at either 6×4 or 3×4 sizes there wasn’t much room for embellishment; just a couple of stickers or die cuts here and there, washi tape, and staples! (have I ever mentioned my LOVE for staples?!)

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I am not an exclusively Project Life based scrapbook-er, I still love 12×12 layouts (I know, I know!), So I have also created a 12×12 to sit opposite this page in my album.

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It also uses some cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection! It one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! – the fact that I can totally coordinate everything! I’ve added some home-made card candi to this page to add a touch of the ‘Cherry Cobbler’ type colour in the photo, as well as a hint of Old Olive green.

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So, I hope you check out some of the other pages on the hop today! (as we are around the world, all the posts go live at midnight where the person is posting from, we will all be there later on!)

Loving Life’s Little Blessings – Katina Martinez

Today Kelsey Is – Kelsey

Scrapping Wonders – Beth

Stampin’ Cita – Carmelita Wasson

TxStampinSharon – Sharon Armstrong

StampinbyHannah – Hannah




Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today