Sunday, 9 January 2022

Sketch challenge for the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop


Stamping with Friends blog hop

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and it's time for another Stamping with Friends blog hop. If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! This time we are using a sketch for inspiration:

Sketch challenge

I decided to use the Blessing of Home stamp set from the January - June 2022 mini catalogue. Here is what I came up with:

Blessings of Home card

I stamped the large floral image from the set in Memento black ink onto Basic White cardstock, and coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The colours I used are Misty Moonlight, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, Petal Pink and Cajun Craze. I then die cut it using the matching die.

I cut a piece from the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper for one of the background panels, and used a dauber to sponge the edges with Misty Moonlight ink. The other background panel is a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock that has been embossed with the Gingham embossing folder, and then I dragged the Craft White stamp pad over it to apply some white to the raised areas. It gives it a look of faded denim.

The sentiment comes from the Blessings of Home stamp set, and I used a Misty Moonlight Stampin' Write marker to just apply ink to just the Thank You on the rubber, and not the rest of the sentiment. You can only use dye based markers, such as the Stampin' Write markers, to do this technique, not alcohol markers like the Stampin' Blends, they will just stain the stamp. Ask me how I know!

I finished off the card with a few Iridescent Rhinestones for bling. I'm happy with how the card came out.

Now head on over to Candi's blog to continue on the hop!

If you get lost, here's the list:

Linda Moore
Rachael Merrick
Deborah Schultz
Caron Bailey
Lorraine Tierney
Donna Lester
Karen Egan
Robbie Susan Chandler
Nicole Mahler
Tricia Butts
Diane Evans
Victoria Littlewood
Kelly Place Taranto
Melva Peters
Helen Jennings
Tina Hewett (you are here)
Candi Suriana Grace
Mickey Moore
Mo Rootes

Happy stamping,


Sunday, 7 November 2021

3D Christmas Gift for Stamping with Friends Blog Hop


Stamping with Friends blog hop

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

It's time for another Stamping with Friends Blog Hop, and the theme for this one is 3D Christmas Gift.

Here's what I made.

Triangular Treat Box

Triangular Treat box side view
I was inspired to make this box after seeing several made by my Demonstrator friend Kylie Allison, who displayed them at our stall at a local craft fair recently. Hers used different paper and a different sentiment and closure.

She was inspired by Julie, The Paper Pixie, who was inspired by another Demonstrator in the UK. It's lovely how ideas get shared around the internet! 

I didn't have any mini magnets for the closures of my boxes so I decided to use the bits left over from cutting out the box design to make a belly band.

Triangular Treat box inside view

I used the same measurements as on Julie's box, but I omitted the paper on the side panels. I can get one box out of a sheet of A4 cardstock.

I used Sahara Sand cardstock for the box and decorated it with Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink, and used the Label Me Lovely punch to punch out the sentiment. I added a Red Rhinestone for some bling.

I'm really happy with the way they turned out, I made some for my team meeting.

Triangular box group

Now it's time to hop on over to Betty Bickford's blog to continue the hop!

If you get lost on the hop, here's the list:

Linda Moore
Twila Davis
Donna Schnees
Kelly PlaceTaranto
Tricia Butts
Karen Egan
Victoria Littlewood
Tina Hewett you are here
Betty Bickford

If you'd like to make this box and need supplies, here's what I used:

Product List

Happy stamping,