Sunday, 23 January 2011

SALE-A-BRATION BLOG HOP.....

One of my favourite sites for inspiration and support is In Love With Stamping it has both a public side and a Demo side where we can talk about our Stampin' Up! businesses.

I am taking part in today's Blog Hop.  The idea is that you design and make something using any of the current SAB stamps and post it to your blog with a link to the next blog in the loop so here goes!

What a fab way to share ideas!  You should have arrived here from Margaret's Blog

Here are my samples, I have used the Punch Bunch stamp set - a must have for me as I absolutely HATE cutting out so these are brill as the stamps all have (or will have very soon in the case of the Owl) co-ordinating punches.  No fiddly cutting!


First up is the two owls, I got the Celebrations Designer Series Paper recently and love the colour combos so used that as my start point - Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, and Real Red.  The card is a 6x6 basic left hand fold card, I've used textured card.  I used my markers to colour the owls as they have green wings with blue spots or blue wings with green spots (the green on the owls is actually certainly celery - whoops :)  I have also used the Scallop Trim Border punch and the 2 Step Bird Punch (just for the leaves)  I hand cut the owls hence no feet :) although they were really easy to do.  Finally I added the true friend stamp, I've sponged a little bashful blue ink on the edge and adhered this with a dimensional so that it 'pops'

 
 Next up is the really quick and simple HB card.  Very Vanilla base, this time a 3x3 card.  Rich Razzleberry ink and Rich Razzleberry Taffeta ribbon.  I tamped the image twice without re-inking and cut the centre out of the lighter image.  These are adhered with dimensionals.  Finally a piece of knotted ribbon to finish - DONE!


Finally for today is the For You card.  I've cased this card from Split Coast Stampers  I think it was Kristin Moore.  I often scribble down sketches when 'surfing' and I like to credit people where I can.  The colours are Pretty in Pink (basic cardstock, marker and DSP) Chocolate Chip (marker and ribbon) So Saffron (basic cardstock) and Wild Wasabi (marker)  I used my markers to colour the stamp then 'huffed' and stamped.  The picture isn't great but the right hand edge of the So Saffron cardstock is torn - I love that our card has coloured cores!
Before I say goodbye don't forget to hop over to Fiona's Blog for the next lot of lovlies!  If you check out the links below you can see the other 3 groups that are taking part too.


Group One starts HERE 

Group Two starts HERE

Group Three starts HERE

Enjoy your sunday! xx


11 comments:

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Your cards are great I love punch bunch x

Sara said...

Clever idea to cut the feet off the owls. Why didn't I think of that, lol? Will be glad when we get the matching punch.

Sara xx

Evelyn C said...

lovely cards - the owls are so cute x

kerenbaker said...

Lovely cards- I love your style x

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards. TFS

simplyfairies said...

Great creations here...

Kirsteen Gill said...

Don't ya love Punch Bunch? Thanks for sharing your projects!

Jan said...

The owl is soooo cute! love what you have done. Jan x

Vicky said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments, I really enjoyed the blog hop and can't wait to do another x

TwinTrouble said...

Lovely cards, the owls are so cute, can't wait to get the matching punch! :)

Becki Ritson said...

Lovely cards! The little owl is just gorgeous, isn't he! Hugs, Becki xx