Freshly Made Sketches #188 – Something to Say….

Stampin' Up! UK something to say itty bitty accents petite petals

I’m here on a Saturday again joining in over at Freshly Made Sketches, I have been really enjoying using sketches to push my cardmaking out of my comfort zone. I have to admit, when I first looked at the sketch for this week, I panicked! I don’t tend to make cards with lots of layers, I don’t really know why, because I think I should!

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So, the very first thing I do when I get my hands on a new sketch is to stand in front of my stamp sets. This week I came up with nothing, I try and check the sketch early in the week, after its release on Tuesday. This week when I looked on Tuesday night, I stood in front of those stamp sets, and stood, and stood. Inspiration escaped me. Completely.

Stampin' Up! UK something to say itty bitty accents petite petals

I grabbed the sketch again on Friday, and took more notice of the images. I try to just see shape when I look at a sketch, and I’m always tempted to turn things around. But this week, just getting something made was more important. So the flowers jumped out at me, and I ran through my collection looking for small floral stamps with coordinating punches – Petite Petals and Something To Say. I actually started from punches, and then looked for stamps to coordinate;  Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

In order to keep things simple I decided to stick to two colours (plus Whisper White) and used Pear Pizzazz card stock and ink, along with Early Espresso for depth.



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Freshly Made Sketches #187 – Just For You!

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I am so sorry I missed my challenge Saturday last week, but I was at Stampin’ Up! Regional Training (having heaps of fun!) and in my excitement I completely forgot! Shocking I know, But I am back this week playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #187, and this fabulous sketch:

FMS Final 187-001

 

I love this sketch, it really pushed me. I’ve been stuck in a bit of a craft rut recently, or, as my darling mother said the other day “your cards are always muted!” (thanks mother!), and so I grabbed for a set of super bright colours; the new In Colours Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush!

I will admit to being a little scared of the brightness of these two; Watermelon Wonder is an almost Neon Corally Orange, while Cucumber Crush is a vivid green, definitely not colours I would have chosen of my own accord, but absolutely one of the reasons I love Stampin’ Up! and playing along with challenges, so….

The Card!

Stampin' Up! UK Freshly Made Sketches Cherries on top

I decided seeing as I was using new colours, I might as well go the whole hog and use new stamps and Designer Series Paper too!

The Designer Series Paper is Cherry on Top; and is a fabulous mix of bright colours and birthday prints, paired with the coordinating Washi Tape. While the stamp set is called You’re So Sweet – I love this set, its great for adding a special something to a present, or using as a card accent, and it coordinates (and is available bundled with….) the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies! Awesome!

The heart is punched from Watermelon Wonder card stock and adhered with half a dimensional before I covered it in Crystal Effects for a super shiny look.

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Freshly Made Sketches #185 – Vivid Vases

I’m still loving playing along at Freshly Made Sketches and this weeks sketch is awesome…

Freshly Made Sketches 185

This card took me a while, mainly because I took it in a completely different direction to start with! I stamped the Vivid Vases onto Whisper White card stock first, and started to colour it with my Stampin’ Write markers – but something just wasn’t right, and currently when something’s not quite right, where do I go? Water! well, water on Whisper White doesn’t really work, well, not as well as it does on Watercolour paper anyway. So, I started again, this time stamping on watercolour paper and using my Stampin’ Write Markers to watercolour the vases.

Stampin' Up! UK Vivid Vases Freshly Made Sketches

I used Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, and Marina Mist, to watercolour the vases, before using the same markers directly onto the paper to colour the flowers. I added some Pear Pizzazz for some added greenery before trimming and mounting onto some Dimensionals.

The two painted lines are from Work of Art, and are stamped in Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist. And I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from Vivid Vases using Memento Black ink



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Freshly Made Sketches #184

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! Hope you all have a great bank holiday, I’m on child-watching (more like teenager-driving) duty this weekend. Not a bad way to spend the bank holiday, however, I’d rather be stamping (I totally need that on a T-shirt!)

As it’s Saturday I’m challenging myself yet again, as I enjoyed Freshly Made Sketches so much last week I decided to play along again.

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It’s this sketch just so cute! I love using tags on cards but find them tricky to balance sometimes, and although it says ‘any shape’ I chose to stick to the tag format.

Stampin' Up! UK Sketch Challenge Painted Petals

Its this card fab! I love it! I’ve been struggling to use up a mountain of Designer Series Paper that is about to retire – and so leaped at the chance to use a piece here. Actually I used two pieces of Designer Series Paper from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper stack, and paired the DSP with some super sweet flowers from Painted Petals.



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Freshly Made Sketches #183 – Perfectly Lacy

Hello! Time for something a little different on StampinByHannah. I was recently a Guest Design Team member for a challenge blog (you can find my posts here and there!) and just loved taking part in the challenges – so, I’m going to try to enter a challenge each week.

This week, I’m playing along at Freshly Made Sketches, Challenge #183

FMS 183

I love a simple sketch, probably because I’m a simple card maker, but I think this one has plenty of scope for a more complex card.

I’ve use one of my current favourite background stamping techniques one this one to create this soft, stamped effect. Ink up your background stamp with Sahara Sand (or any other pale colour) and stamp off once. Then lay your card stock onto the stamp, and rub gentle circles in patches across the card stock. Here I’ve used Something Lacy from the Spring/Summer catalogue – isn’t it stunning!

Stampin' Up! UK Freshly Made Sketches #183 Your Perfect DayThe panel on the right is a piece of Very Vanilla matted into a piece of Early Espresso. The stamps here at from Your Perfect Day – the most lovely Wedding stamp set! and are stamped in Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. I’ve layered this panel onto the card with some dimensionals, after wrapping a length of Early Espresso Bakers Twine a couple of times around the card and tying a bow (I think it might even be my best bow yet – not bad for someone who is very bow challenged!) .

Stampin' Up! UK Your Perfect Day Something Lacy Wedding Card

I’m rather proud of that bow actually!

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Clean and Simple…

A few weeks ago I mentioned my Guest Design Team Member spot at Fantasy Stampers. Well, today is my final project.

The challenge this time was clean and simple – something I surprisingly really struggled with! I even managed to make a card so far removed from clean and simple that I have already blogged about it!

Stampin' Up! UK Butterfly Basics Blackberry Bliss

So, this was my final card. The floral image is taken from Butterfly Basics and is coloured slightly with one of our blender pens. The sentiment is from the same set, heat embossed in gold.

I added a trio of rhinestones, and as I made this card about 2 months ago (when I was organised! wishful thinking at the moment!) I used the now discontinued Blendabilities Markers in Wisteria Wonder to colour them. While it is a shame about the Blendabilities, I know that Stampin’ Up! have some awesome things just around the corner. Check back in Tuesday for this year Retiring List – all those lovely items that will be leaving us when the new Annual Catalogue Launches on 2nd June!

Thanks to Fantasy Stampers for having me this month. I have loved being a Guest DT!



 

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Happy Easter!

Hello!

Welcome to StampinByHannah if you have found my blog through Fantasy Stampers, and if not pop over there now for a great challenge! I am honoured to be the Fantasy Stampers Guest Designer for April, and so have 2 cards this month on a Saturday for their challenges.

This fortnight the challenge is Easter Time!

There was only one stamp set for me for this Challenge – Indescribable Gift. I love this stamp! its so very pretty.

Stampin' Up! UK Easter Indescribable Gift Fantasy Stampers Challenge

 

To create this watercolour card I stamped the image onto Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper in Versamark ink, and Heat Embossed it with clear Embossing powder. Then I used my inks and a paint brush to watercolour the image. I have a video tutorial for this technique coming this week, so please check back.

The colours I have used are Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand.

Stampin' Up! UK Easter Indescribable Gift Fantasy Stampers Challenge Watercolour

So pretty.

Hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend



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AW29 – Holiday Home

I recently grabbed the Holiday Home stamp set and Framelits – thanks to Pinterest and everyones wonderful projects! and I just love the cute houses!

So when the latest Around the World Stampin’ Challenge was released I just knew I wanted to use these stamps.

The challenge this time is to make a project using Real Red, Hello Honey, and Crumb Cake, I’m super pleased with what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! UK AW29 Holiday Home Christmas

For this card I used a Hello Honey card base, with a Very Vanilla card matt. I stamped the house image on Crumb Cake cardstock with Crumb cake ink, and cut it out (although I have ordered the framelits, they havent arrived yet!). I gold embossed the sentiment on a piece of Real Red cardstock.

I put the card together and it just looked plan. I’m generally a simple card maker, but it was too simple even for me! So I grabbed for my current ‘go to’ stamp set – Gorgeous Grunge, and stamped in Hello Honey, but it still just didn’t look complete. Bring on more Gold! I really love the look of Gold embossing, and I just think that bit of Gold splatter just proved to be the finishing touch!

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All Around the World Stampin’ Challenge – AW 28 entry

I’m really trying to push myself at the moment, no only in my creativity, but also my business, my fitness (and so weight loss) and my job! I have a LOT going on! and I LOVE it!

But, sometimes a get stuck in a rut with cardmaking. This is when I turn to Pinterest, or YouTube, or a Challenge for inspiration.

This week, I took another look at the All Around the World Stampin’ Challenge Blog, a group of Stampin’ Up! demos from around the world, who complete 2 challenges a month, and have some amazing ideas. I am going to try and complete some of these challenges (not promising I’m going to take part every fortnight, but I will try!)

Stampin' Up! UK AW28 Festival of Trees Baked Brown Sugar Cherry Cobbler Mossy Meadow

The challenge this time was to use Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, and Mossy Meadow. This is why these challenges push me so much; I don’t own all the Stampin’ Up! Ink pads, I don’t have cardstock in every colour, and I definitely don’t have all the stamps! But, I do own the Many Marvellous Markers (and luckily for this challenge, the In-Colour 2013-2015 Stampin’ Write Markers).

So, I grabbed my Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, along with a piece of Whisper White, my favourite stamp set from the seasonal catalogue, and my pens, and got to creating.

I used Mossy Meadow as my cardbase, with a layer of Cherry Cobbler (complete with pierced boarder!) and a layer of Whisper White. I stamped the Tree from Festival of Trees in Mossy Meadow (stamped off first) and added the tinsel in Versamark and Gold embossing powder.The tree pot I stamped in Cherry Cobbler (using my pens) and the star is Baked Brown Sugar and punched out using one of the Itty Bitty Accents punches.

I added the scribble backdrop of Baked Brown Sugar before popping the tree up with some dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow, and the Basic Jewel Rhinestones coloured with Old Olive Blendabilities (have I told you how much I love those?! check out my latest Club for more!)

And that is my Challenge entry!

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Just for You!

Hello there!

I thought I try something a little different this week. Just like when I’m scrapbooking (something I havent shared much of with you yet – watch this space) I like to push myself and try something new. So, I had a look at a couple of challenges for this week and settled on the Around the World Stamping’ Up! challenge!

This time they have selected three colours to be used: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral.

Now, this is where I panicked! I don’t have Calypso Coral (yet!  still building my collection over here!). But then I realised something, I have all the Stampin’ Write Markers! So, actually I do have Calypso Coral – just not in a Stampin’ Pad! Silly! Have I mentioned the Stampin’ Write Markers to you guys yet? No? How have you escaped! I Love Them! The great thing about the markers is not only can you colour an image with them, write with them, draw with them, but you can Stamp with them to! Awesome!

Right, back to the Challenge. I looked at the colours, and I looked at my stamps, and I thoughts for about 3 days! and then suddenly, inspiration!

AW20 - challenge entry - Just For You

The Work of Art Stamp set has amazing background type images I love to use to ground other stamps on the card. I stamped the zig-zag / chevron image in Blackberry Bliss, before colouring between the lines with my Calypso Coral marker. I used Hello Honey to stamp the flowers, which I punched, and scrunched to give dimension, and then added the Just for You (this time colouring the stamp with that Calypso Coral marker). To finish I added a bit of bling with three jewels <3

 

 

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