Be Inspired Design Team Hop


Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my amazing friend Brian King from the US. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Sympathy/Get Well' - and if you know me at all you will know I very rarely share sympathy or get well cards. I do make them, they generally just don't make my blog. I think this is because I like to keep the cards a little more personal. With today's card I am sharing, I went with the sentiment 'just a note' as I didn't feel 'get well' felt right.....you know when it's hard to find the right words...'just a note' is perfect for so many reasons. I made this for a beautiful friend going through treatment and I just want her to know that I am thinking of her. 


Have you seen the new Holiday Catalogue yet? It's amazing and I have been a little busy the past month to even have a play with anything. Thankfully I managed to get to my craft stash and have a play this week! The gingham background stamp (omg...swooning) is the new Buffalo Check on page 38. I missed it at first glance of the catalogue and was so excited when my friend Lisa pointed it out to me! The sprig of flowers and the sentiment are from the lovely Wishing You Well stamp set on page 35 and I turned the sprig of flowers into what looks a little like wheat because this friend once said to me "don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant" and it's sound advice that has stayed with me for a long time.
Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my lovely friend Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands. I just adore this girl and I know you will love her project today:

 

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Be Inspired Design Team Hop


Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my wonderful, talented friend Brian King from the US. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Anything but a Card'. 

I am sharing a small project today from my Stamping By The Sea Retreat I had a couple of weeks ago. Everyone had the opportunity to make this project as a make and take gift and from all the feedback they thought it was a really fun project! (I promise I am going to share more with you very soon about the retreat - when I can get all the pictures to load from my camera - there's a LOT!)


Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my lovely friend Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands. I just adore this girl and I know you will love her project today:

 

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Be Inspired Design Team Hop


Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my fabulous friend Brian King from the US. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Be Inspired by Fashion'. I came across this photo a couple of weeks ago when searching for 'polka dot skirt' and I saved it to my computer - isn't it just darling?! I saved it because I knew that I wanted the colour the skirt of the new Hand Delivered Hostess Stamp Set just like this one!

I used Shimmery White Cardstock with Stazon Ink and water coloured the balloons with the new In Color called Lovely Lipstick using an Aqua Painter. I created the polks dots myself using a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. 

The Hand Delivered stamp set can only be purchased if you host a qualifying party or spend $250AU  in one transaction. As you can see, it is a fun and versatile set with other great stamps in the collection. 
Hand Delivered - Hostess Set

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my super sweet stampin' friend Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands. I just adore this girl and I know you will love her project today:

 

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Be Inspired Design Team Hop


Welcome to the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my wonderful friend and amazingly talented friend Brian King from the US. If you are starting here please make sure you hit the next button at the bottom of this post and hop all the way around. 

The theme for this hop is 'Create a Masculine Project '. 

I have been playing with some products from the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue and the Lined Alphabet stamp set is so incredibly fun and versatile. It's a 'must' for any crafter!!

I created the watercolour background using the new In-Color called Call Me Clover (green) and Pacific Point (blue) and the large Aqua Painter brush on Shimmery White Cardstock. I wet the cardstock before starting and layer up the watercoloring using the ink from the lids of the ink pads. I always let it dry before adding another layer and I mix the colours together to create a washed look. I suggest paying with different colours until you get the desired effect - it's also a lot of fun!

The new stamp set Lined Alphabet is photopolymer so it is easy to line up the letters or overlap them. I wanted to use my White Stampin' Chalk Marker to highlight the letters however is has gone missing (I'm blaming Miss 15) - so I improvised with a white pencil.

I made this card for a lovely young dude, Harrison Smee who turned 10 this week. I know he will love it as he appreciates the effort of a handmade card - his Mum is my close stampin' friend Denita!

Next up to 'Be Inspired' by is my ever so lovely and talented friend Janneke de Jong from the Netherlands. I just adore this girl and I know you will love her project today:

 

I was inspired by my lovely friend Susan Wong for this project and a name tag she made. She's such a talent and I'm blaming her for me buying this stamp set! (I totally threw you under the bus Susan! Hahaha #sorrynotsorry!)


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Global Design Project - CASEing a King!

This week at the Global Design Project we have TWO very exciting things happening.....
  1. If you play along this week and you could have the chance to be a Guest Designer. One winner will be selected to be part of the design team for six months!! Entries close next Monday 4th June at 4pm AEST...I suggest you get your thinking cap on and get creating!



  2. What could be more exciting than CASE-ing my good friend Brian King from the US?! I have always enjoyed Brian's clean and classy style. And if it were possible to also add a dry sense of humor to all of his cards you would defiantly see his personality shine on his projects too! If you don't already, I suggest following his blog because it always gives me a good laugh - as well as creative inspiration of course! ;) 

The definition of CASE: Copy And Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit! Put simply, we take inspiration from the project and make it our own. 

I was completely smitten with this card when Brian first created it and I have taken my inspiration from many of its aspects - clean layout, the colours, the flowers and friendship theme. 


I used a new stamp set called Love What You Do from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue which will be released on Friday the 1st June. Another exciting thing happening this week!

Now head over to the Global Design Project and see what the amazing Design Team have in store for you this week.

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