Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges: Challenge#043


Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #043.
Challenge #043 is a Colour Challenge


Last Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day in Australia and I thought I would create some Mother's Day projects with a set from the Stampin' Up! soon to be retired 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. 
I just love the Apron of Love Stamp set with its coordinating Apron Builder Framelits. This set will definitely join the other never to be parted with retired sets on the shelf in my craft room.



I had purchased the oven mitts and a cook book to give as gifts to my daughter and daughter's-in-law. So this set coordinated perfectly with my gifts. 
The apron gift box contains a jar of relish. To make this you construct a box in a size able to accommodate the jar, then adhere an apron die cut to the back and front of the box. Decorate as you wish using the sweet little utensil die cuts. A simple but impressive gift I think.







The little gift card was made by using the negative piece of the utensil die cuts, punched out using the 2 1/4" circle punch then mounted on a 3"x 3" card front.  With a darling little die cut oven glove to decorate the inside.

Thank you for visiting me today. Please, you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here. We really would love to see your creations. Please note there has been a change in the time submissions are to be made: we need your projects in by 10am. (UK time) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase the products I have used today just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
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Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenges #041

Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #041.
Challenge #041is a Sketch Challenge



For this challenge I have kept my card simple. I have mounted a side strip of one of the papers from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Papers onto a Whisper White card stock base which I have embossed with dies from the Stitched Labels Dies. This is to coordinate with embroidery in the Designer Series Paper. These papers depict actual photographs of hand-stitched embroidery. Amazing!
The little daisies have been punched from Bitty Blooms Punch Pack. Just to continue my floral theme.




I have created this card for Cindy to welcome her to my team. Don't forget you too can share in the many benefits of becoming a demonstrator by joining my team just like Cindy.

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  • The part I love the most is to become a member of a community of like-minded global demonstrators. I have meet and made so many lovely friends since becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
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Thank you for visiting me today. Please, you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here. We really would love to see your creations. Please note there has been a change in the time submissions are to be made: we need your projects in by 10am. (UK time) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase the products I have used today just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
Have a fun time shopping. 
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Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges Challenge #040


Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges #040.
Stamping Challenge #040 is a colour challenge and the colours Whisper White and Basic Black.



I cannot tell you how tempted I was to add a little bit of gold or silver embossing to this card but then that wouldn't be in keeping with the rules of the challenge.
For my card I have black heat embossed the gorgeous dandelion image from the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set. This set has been a favourite of mine since it's release in the 2008-2009 annual catalogue, but I haven't had the occasion to use it up until now. The sentiments included in the set are just lovely.




 I have also created a couple of coordinating gift cards.




The framed artwork below also is in keeping with the Black and White theme. I have stamped the balloon strings from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set multiple times to create a dandelion image. Thus illustrating how to multi purpose your stamps rather than just using them for what they were designed. Always take a look at your stamps to see what else you can create with them. More bang for your buck as they say. 




Thank you for visiting me today. Please, you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here. We really would love to see your creations. Please note there has been a change in the time submissions are to be made: we need your projects in by 10am (UK summertime) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase the products I have used today just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
Have a fun time shopping. 
(Sorry Australian residents only).



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Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges Theme: Pets Challenge #39

Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #039. Today's challenge is 'Pets'.


I used the challenge to create my animal loving Grandson a card for his birthday. The two dogs represent the family's two much loved Labradors. They are always tussling with each other and falling over each other to get to the back door for the first pat. For this reason I have entwined them on the card.

For my teenage Grandchildren's birthdays I like to give gift card vouchers so I am always on the look out for gift card holder designs. At my last Onstage I was given a clever pop-up gift card holder as a swap. I have altered the measurements so I could insert my gift card inside. This is the outside of the card. 




When the card is opened the inside pops up to reveal the concealed  gift card from a pocket inside the card.
I have stamped the inside so the card isn't plain once the gift card is removed. The gift card fits over the Happy Birthday stamping.





Instructions are as follows:

Base card stock: 12.5cm x 25cm scored at 6cm and 17.5cm along long side.
Whisper White inside insert: 12.5cmx 9.5cm scored at 3.5cm and 11cm along long side.
Top front panel stamped Whisper White card stock: 11.1cm x 5.6cm.
Lower front panel DSP: 11.1cm x 7.1cm.
After scoring base card trim off 5cm each side from 17.5cm score line to top of card.
Fold in remaining 5cm on either side forming tabs on either side. Fold base up from lower score line and adhere 5cm tabs to card to form a pocket.
Adhere top edge of Whisper White inside insert to top inside edge of top flap. Fold Whisper White insert up along 1cm lower score line. This holds the gift card in place when the card is opened to stop it from being left behind in the pocket. Next slip the folded Whisper White card stock piece into the pocket and insert gift card into the slot.
Stamp to decorate as desired.


Thank you for visiting me today. Please, you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here. We really would love to see your creations. Please note there has been a change in the time submissions are to be made: we need your projects in by 10am. (UK time) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase the products I have used today just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
Have a fun time shopping. 
(Sorry Australian residents only).


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