Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges Challenge #037


Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #037.
Stamping Challenge #037 is a colour challenge and the colours are so pretty together.


Today's cards are very simple and pretty from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set with it's coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits. I have stamped the coffee cups on separate cardstock then die cut them so I could add some sponged shading to the cups.
For my little flowers I have used Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to punch out my petals and shape into flower sprays. I love these little flower punches. 





To create the gift tag I have stamped the cup image on a piece of cardstock folded in half. I then die cut the cup with the top of the cup stamped image positioned just above the fold line. I then die cut a cup lid and adhered the lid to the top of the cup to conceal the fold. 








I have also decorated some tiny boxes with the punched out blooms  adding punched out succulents this time. 






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 10pm. (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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Global Design Project #GDP176 Case the Designer





The Global Design Project for this week is CASE the very talented designer Steffi Helmschrott.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

The idea to CASE a project is to take something you like from the design and make it your own. It could be the stamp set - the colours, the layout, the theme, the images - whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own. Well I really loved Steffi's card- the colours and the layout. I needed to make a masculine card for my Father's upcoming Birthday. So I have used the variation of bright colours for my card background as Steffi has done plus the gears to reflect her circular embossed shapes.





Using the Geared Up Garage Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue I have created a male Birthday card. Dad has always loved cars, but due to failing health and advancing age he surrendered his drivers licence and sold his beloved car last year. I think if he had of been a teenager when he first got his driver's licence he would have been a real rev head. But due to the economic circumstances of the time he was in his 30's before he learnt to drive and could afford to buy a car. 



To create my background I took my Brusho Crystal Colours out of the cupboard and did some experimenting. I used the Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Yellow colours spayed my whisper white cardstock with water, lightly sprinkled my Brusho powders then allowed them to run. I then resprayed the cardstock again and blotted the water off a little. I was happy with the effect but the funny thing is when I turned the cardstock over I liked the back better. So I used the flip side for my card. 
The gears were diecut from silver foil then sponged with StazOn black ink to give them a grungy look. 

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you find inspiration from my project. For even more inspiration pop on over to the Global Design Project page here. 

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Theme: Birthday


Hello I am Karen Farquhar and welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop this month's theme is Birthday.
A few months ago I decided to give myself the challenge to complete at least one Scrapbook page a month. Have I carried through with that challenge? No! 
So when I saw the title of this month's Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop I though well I could do a Scrapbook page. 
My granddaughter has just celebrated her first birthday WOW! time flies. So I won't get too far behind with her Scrapbook album I have created a page of her first Birthday party. (Nana brag time).




 To create the page I have used the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper from the suite of the same name featured in the 2019 Occasions catalogue. I like to keep my page layouts simple so the photograph is the hero. I have fussy cut the lollies (candies) and cupcakes from one sheet of DSP and raised them on dimensionals to use as my elements. I hand drew and cut the number 1 and have used the Well Said and Large Letters framelits dies for the title.




With some left over pieces I have created a simple coordinating card.


Thank you for visiting me. I hope today's projects have inspired you & brightened your day. Please feel free to hop through all of the stampers on the list below to see all the projects. You won't want to miss any! 


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Global Design GDP175 Project Theme: Down The Garden Path





Hello and welcome. This weeks Global Design Project challenge has the theme 'Down the Garden Path'. 



A brand new stamp set called Painted Seasons arrived in the post this weekThis beautiful stamp set along with it's coordinating Designer Series Paper will be part of Stampin' Up's! 2nd release of Sale-A-Bration products available as a bundle for free with every $180 purchase as from the 15th February, 2019.




It is my daughter-in-law's Birthday this week and if you take a walk down her garden path you will find a spectacular array of all kinds of succulents in varying colours, shapes and sizes. She has a passion for them so to use this succulent stamp and DSP from the bundle for her Birthday card was a no brainer for me.
The stamps are of distinctive design which means the stamp adds the tones and shading for you adding depth to your stamped image. To add a multicolour effect I have sponged the centre of the stamp with another colour before stamping. 


Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you find inspiration from my projects. For even more inspiration pop on over to the Global Design Project page here. 

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Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges: Challenge #036



Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #036. Today's challenge is to create a project with the gorgeous Sale-A-Bration products on offer at the moment.





With so many Sale-A-Bration items I found it difficult to pick one for this challenge. I ended up choosing the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and teamed it with the Organdie Ribbon Combo Pack.




For my projects I thought I would get started on my Mother's Day cards. I always like to give my daughter, daughters-in-law, sisters and nieces a little gift for Mother's Day so I thought I would get an early start and create some little tea light boxes with coordinating cards with this lovely butterfly DSP print. The sentiment is from the Part of My Story Stamp Set another Sale-A-Bration item available.

Sale-A-Bration products have been so popular they have been flying off the shelves with the organdie ribbon sold out! But the good news is more will be arriving mid February. So you won't miss out. If you would like to earn a limited edition Sale-A-Bration item just purchase $90 worth of product not including postage and you will receive a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice.





Measurements for the tea light box are as follows:-
Box bottom:  Cut Cardstock of choice 5 15/16" x 5 15/16" score all sides at 1 1/4"
Box Top: Cut DSP 6" X 6" Score all four sides at 1/2" and 1 1/4"
(Sorry about the inch measurements being old school I find inches work better for me.)
The extra score line of the box top will give you an extra fold for a more stable box lid.
The box is the perfect size to hold 4 tea lights comfortably. 
I like to coordinate the colour of the tealights with the ribbon. 

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 10pm. (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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