Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #049


Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #049.
Challenge #049 is a Colour Challenge using Basic Gray, Mango Melody and Pool Party. For my challenge card I have used the very cute stamp set We'll Walrus be Friends combined with the High Seas Embossing Folder. To colour my walrus image I have combined my Stamp' Blends (Mango Melody and Pool Party) and my Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil to produce the challenge colours.
For my background I inked up my Embossing Folder and ran it through my embossing machine. 



This weekend I am looking forward to be attending a craft retreat called 'Fiesta By the Sea' organised by the lovely Louise Sharp. I have created 30 gift boxes for the event as my swaps.  Also using the We'll Walrus be Friends stamp set. 



 Of course I had to add some shell shaped chocolate treats to go with the theme. 


Measurements for the box are as follows: 
Cardstock: 5 1/2" x 11 1/4"
Score 5 1/2" side at 1/2", 1 1/4", 4 1/4, 5"
Score 11 1/4" side at 3/4", 3 3/4", 41/2", 7 1/2" 8 1/4" 
2 DSP Pieces: 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Window Sheet: 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Extra Cardstock and ribbon for stamping and decorating. 

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 we need your projects submitted by 10am. (UK time) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

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Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges Theme: Birthday

Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #048.
July seems to be the Birthday month in our family so Inspire.Create Stamping Challenge #048 with a theme of 'Birthday' was perfect for me.
My card for the challenge was created with the Above the Clouds stamp set and the Hot Air Balloon coordinating punch.
I was fossicking through some boxes in my craft room and found some long forgotten pads of honeycomb paper and thought it would make a great hot air balloon.
I stamped half the stamp image on the back of the honeycomb pad and cut the image out. I then opened up the honeycomb paper and adhered the opened balloon to my card. 



But of course not everyone has honeycomb paper in their stash so I punched out 5 balloon die cuts with the Hot Air Balloon Punch, folded them in half and adhered them together to achieve a similar effect on my little 3" X 3" notecards.
I love punches. They are a quick and easy way to add depth and interest to your projects. Plus Stampin' Up! punches are of high quality, are affordable, simple to use and fold flat for convenient storage.





For another take on the hot air balloons I have stamped the balloons and created an easel card. You will notice that the stamped images have a mottled effect to add some texture and shade to the balloons and clouds. 






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 we need your projects submitted by 10am. (UK time) Sunday. 
Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

To purchase products I have used today and all other Stampin' Up! products just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
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Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenges Challenge #047

Hello and welcome I am Karen Farquhar from Australia and thank you for joining me today for Inspire. Create Stamping Challenge #047.
Challenge #047 is a Sketch Challenge.




The card I have created for this challenge was meant to be I think. I was digging through some draws at home and I found these party dinosaur table sprinkles left over from one of my children's birthday parties. Straight away I had a lightbulb moment. Given the design of this week's sketch challenge I thought aha a dinosaur shaker card and here it is. 
The original card was first designed by my friend and a very talented Australian demonstrator Louise Sharp. Here is the link if you would like to view her video on how to construct the card. 


To create the card I have used the Dinoroar Suite from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. The little guy above has been die cut from the Dinosaur Designer Series Paper. Such a cute suite. Perfect for children's Dinosaur themed parties.
The cartoon images are so playful and fun with beautiful colours of greens and blues as well as pretty pinks. Because little girls like dinosaurs too.



I couldn't resist snapping this photo of my Granddaughter roaring when she found a dinosaur hidden inside the egg.




 For the above card I stamped the dinosaur image from the Dino Days stamp set. But for my card below and gift tags I have featured the dinosaurs from the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper which were easily cropped with the coordinating dies in the Dinoroar Bundle. 



Die cut dinosaurs and some stamped images complete these simple little gift tags. Note the gorgeous new denim 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 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 products I have used today and all other Stampin' Up! products just click on the product thumbnail below to take you directly to my Online Store.
Have a fun time shopping. 
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