Be Inspired Design Team Hop

30 May 2018

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!)

Thanks for hopping by!
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Global Design Project - CASEing a King!

29 May 2018

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.

Thanks for stopping by,
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