Monday, December 28, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #65

Welcome from Alison's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:
I used the sketch this week to make a birthday card for my nephew who loves playing baseball. It really was a lot of fun to make and I used a few goodies for the first time. The Decorative Masks are a great alternative to DSP and you can customise any plain paper with the colour that you want. There is also a sneak peek of one of our Limited time Sale - A - Bration stamp sets that can be yours for free with any $90 order (before shipping).

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Hello - 141243 (SAB 2016)
Cardstock & Ink
- Night of Navy
- Whisper White
- Smoky Slate
- Real Red
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Dots & Stripes Decorative Mask - 133775
- Mini Treat Bag Thinlits - 137547
- Stars Framelits - 133723
- Lucky Stars TIEF - 135817
- 2" Circle Punch - 133782

Next on the hop is Nicole, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #64

Welcome from Alisa's blog.
This week we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:


This is what I came up with:

CASE'd from Jan Farring

I used the envelope punch board to make my bow, it's a great way to use up some of those cardstock scraps.

I am not sure that I used all the challenge colours this week, I think I am missing Pink Pirouette. I had to do this card in a hurry because we had all the floor coverings changed in our whole house this week and what we were told would be a two day job turned into a four day job so all my craft supplies were packed away. I also worked on the day I usually have off which happens to be my card making day so just had to go with something quick. Thanks Jan Farring for the inspiration and a great card.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Something to Say - 134180
Cardstock & Ink
- Blushing Bride
- English Garden DSP - 138440
- Whisper White
- Rose Red
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Envelope Punch Board - 133774

Next on the hop is Alison, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #63

Welcome from Anna's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:

I had completed this project but thought it looked a little flat so pulled it apart and ran it through the Big Shot with the Happy Heart TIEF. It's amazing how an embossing folder can give a card just that little bit of a lift.

 (Before)
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- You're So Sweet - 139440
- Something to Say - 134180
Cardstock & Ink
- Crumb Cake
- Tip Top Taupe
- Very Vanilla
- Sweet Li'l Things DSP - 138447
- Watermelon Wonder
- Pool Party
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Whisper White Bakers Twine - 124262
- Mini Treat Bag Thinlits - 137547
- Happy Heart TIEF - 137364

Next on the hop is Annette, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


Only a handful of contributors this week, here they are:
Until next time :o)

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #62

Welcome from Anna's blog.
This week we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:
I did find this a challenge at first, because purple is the colour that I dislike the most. However, I decided on a clean and simple one layer card as I had the need to make a few thank you cards to give away. I didn't have time to mess around so threw this one together. I really like the 3 layer stamping and how you can get the effect of using two colours with one by stamping off first. The outline of my flowers is done using Elegant Eggplant and the inside colour is Perfect Plum. I used my blender pen with Calypso Coral to colour the flower centres.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Something To Say - 134180
- Garden in Bloom - 139433
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Elegant Eggplant
- Perfect Plum
- Calypso Coral
- Crushed Curry
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
None used this week. I can't believe that I didn't use any Burlap Ribbon. "Gasp"

Next on the hop is Tamsin, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #61

Welcome from Tamsin's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:

Yes, that is burlap ribbon again. Am loving the stuff. My rectangle layer is actually 1mm thick balsa wood and has a lot more texture in real life. I think I am just liking using natural looking elements on my cards at the moment.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- You're So Sweet - 139440
Cardstock & Ink
- Baked Brown Sugar (Retired)
- Tip Top Taupe
- Into the Woods DSP - 139586
- Tangelo Twist
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Woodland TIEF - 139673
- 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon
- Mini Treat Bag Thinlits - 137547
Other Accessories
- 3"wide Balsa Wood (Bunnings)

Next on the hop is Nicole, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #60

Welcome from Alisa 's blog.
This week we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

I have made my first Christmas card this week and you may spot that I have used the Burlap Ribbon again. I really love the look and feel of it on my cards and you may see it again next week.


PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Festival of Trees - 135059
- Petite Pairs 122497
Cardstock & Ink
- Cajun Craze
-Home for Christmas DSP - 139592
- Subtles DSP (Pear Pizzazz) - 138437
- 2014-2016 DSP (Tangelo Twist) - 138433
- Mossy Meadow
- Pear Pizzazz
- Tangelo Twist
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon - 132140
- Tree Punch - 135859
- Softly Falling TIEF - 139672

Next on the hop is Nicole, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Alisa Tilsner

Until next time :o)

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #59

Welcome from Amanda's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:


This is what I came up with: A book card

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Sheltering Tree - 137163
Cardstock & Ink
- Kraft Cardstock
- Schoolhouse DSP - 138187
- Whisper White
- Early Espresso
- Cucumber Crush
- Wild Wasabi
- Watermelon Wonder
- Basic Gray
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Burlap Ribbon - 132140

Next on the hop is Nicole, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches - YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #58

Welcome from Anna's blog.
This week we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:


This is what I came up with:

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Made With Love - 138662
- A Dozen Thoughts - 131059
Cardstock & Ink
- 2014-2016 DSP - 138433 (Lost Lagoon)
- 2015-2017 DSP - 138432 (Mint Macaron)
- Subtles DSP - 138437 (Blushing Bride)
- Lost Lagoon
- Mint Macaron
- Whisper White
- Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Chevron Boarder Punch - 132154
- 1 1/4" Circle Punch - 119861
- 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch - 119854
- Blender Pen
- Stampin' Write Markers
- Seam Binding Ribbon (Pink Pirouette) - 134574

Next on the hop is Tamsin, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Anna Foster

Until next time :o)

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #57

Welcome from Tamsin's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Hardwood - 133035
- Sheltering Tree - 137163
- Sprinkles of Life - 139971
- Guy Greetings - 137178
Cardstock & Ink
- Chocolate Chip
- Sahara Sand 
- Crumb Cake 
- Soft Suade
- Cucumber Crush
- Garden Green
- Early Espresso
- Real Red
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Lucky Stars TIEF - 135817
- Hearth & Home Thinlits - 139666

Next on the hop is Annette, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #56

Welcome from Amanda's blog.
This week we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:



This is what I came up with:
CASE'd from Chan Vuong
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Sprinkles of Life - 139971
Cardstock & Ink
- Basic Gray
- Lost Lagoon
- Old Olive
- Pear Pizzazz
- InColour 2014/16 DSP
- Subtles DSP
- Neutrals DSP
- Schoolhouse DSP - 138187
- Whisper White
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Tree Builder Punch - 138295
- Banner Triple Punch - 138292
- Old Olive Ribbon (Retired)
- Mini Treat Bag Thinlits - 137547

Next on the hop is Annette, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches ---> YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #55

Welcome from Annette's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Watercolor Words - 138702
- Endless Birthday Wishes - 140273
Cardstock & Ink
- Chocolate Chip
- Typeset Specialty DSP - 133704
- Mint Macaron
- Smokey Slate
- Basic Black
- Watercolor Paper - 122959
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Blender Pens
- Washi Tape
- Mini Treat Bag Thinlits - 137547
- Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack - 133787 (Star Punch)

I inked up my acrylic block (I) with Smokey Slate to get the background on the Happy Birthday layer.

Next on the hop is Alison, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Annette Sullivan
Jane Riches ---> YOU ARE HERE
Alison Barclay
Nicole Wilson

Alisa Tilsner

Until next time :o)

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #54

Welcome from Kathryn's blog.
This week we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:
CASE'd from Anne Honsel
5"x5" card
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Chalk Lines - 135005
- Gorgeous Grunge - 130517
- Papillon Potpourri - 123759
- Banner Banter - 134060
Cardstock & Ink
- Elegant Eggplant
- Regals (Rose Red) DSP - 138436
- Subtles (Wild Wasabi) DSP - 138437
- Sahara Sand
- Rose Red
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Chevron TEIF - 127749
- Spider Web Doilies - 139622 (2015 Holiday Catalogue)
- 1 3/4" Scallop Punch - 119854
- 1 1/2" Circle Punch - 138299
- Scalloped Tag Topper - 133324
- Elegant Butterfly Punch - 127526
- Linen Thread - 104199

Next on the hop is Amanda, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #53

Welcome from Alisa's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:
I finally cracked open a couple of stamps that I haven't used yet.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Watercolour Words - 138702
- Writing Notes - 139864
Cardstock & Ink
- Hello Honey
- Delightful Dijon
- Marina Mist
- Blushing Bride
- Rose Red
- Pear Pizzazz
- Pool Party
- Whisper White
- English Garden DSP - 138440
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
- 2" Circle Punch

Next on the hop is Kathryn, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.


The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #52

Welcome from Alisa's blog.
This week celebrates 1 year of Blog Hops and we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:
I must admit that I nearly freaked out when I saw this colour palette, I had no idea what to do with it. That was until I spied the Sprinkles of Life stamp set on my shelf, so, this is what I came up with:


I really love how it turned out and may end up making a card pack with these.

Here is the recipe.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Sprinkles of Life - 1399971
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Melon Mambo
- Crumb Cake
- Choc Chip
- Crushed Curry
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Tree Builder Punch - 138295
- Softly Falling TIEF - 139672
- Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder - 109130
- LinenThread - 104199
- Banner Triple Punch - 138292

Next on the hop is Tamsin, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Until next time :o)

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #51

Welcome from Annette's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with, another baby card this week, it must be spring:

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Made with Love - 138662
Cardstock & Ink
- Sweet Li'l Things DSP - 138447
- Pool Party
- Tip Top Taupe
- Very Vanilla Envelope Paper - 138310
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies - 129399
- 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Next on the hop is Tamsin, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Until next time :o)

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #50

Wow 50 Blog Hop posts.
Welcome from Annette's blog.
This week I had the privilege of coming up with our Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:



I made two cards this week:
The first is a birthday card using the old faithful Owl Builder Punch.
4" x 4" card
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Endless Birthday Wishes - 140273
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Pool Party
- Watermelon Wonder
- Tip Top Taupe
- Subtles DSP - Pool Party & Marina Mist - 138437
- Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Decorative Dots TIEF - 133520
- Hello You Thinlits - 137363
- 2 1/2" Circle Punch - 120906
- Owl Builder Punch - 118074

The second card is a baby card.
4" x 4" card
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Made with Love - 138662
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Home for Christmas DSP - 139592
- Watermelon Wonder
- Tip Top Taupe
- Subtles DSP - Marina Mist - 138437
- Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- 1 1/4" Circle Punch - 119861
- 1 3/8" Circle Punch - 119860
- Owl Builder Punch - 118074
- Sweet Li'l Things Washi Tape - 138387
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246

Next on the hop is Anna, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #49

Welcome from Annette 's blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

I needed to make a wedding card so used the sketch and this is what I came up with:


PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Crazy About You - 137137
Cardstock & Ink
- Shimmery White 
- Neutrals DSP - Gold
- Sahara Sand
- Kraft 
Stampin’ Up! Accessories

- Dotted Lace Trim - Tip Top Taupe - 138422
- Stitched Satin Ribbon - Crumb Cake - 138428
- Expressions Natural Elements - 138395
- Metallic Foil Doilies - 138392 
- Sweet Heart Punch - 133786
- Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack - 133787
- Pretty Print TIEF (Retired)
- Perfect Polka Dots TIEF (Retired)

Next on the hop is Anna, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.

The rest of the contributors are:
Jane Riches --- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time ;o)