Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #116


Welcome from Nicole’s blog.
This week is our last challenge for 2016 and we have a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:
This is what I came up with:

CASE'd from Michelle Lupton
I know the colours we were given are quite bold but I muted them down by watercoloring and 2nd gen stamping. I used Elegant Eggplant for my sentiment and dashes but the colour is so dark that it looks like black. I also used a few neutral colours for may card stock which may be bending the rules just a little. (wink)

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Timeless Textures - 140517
- Papillon Potpourri - 123759
- Rose Wonder - 140697
Cardstock & Ink
- Kraft Cardstock - 133674
- Very Vanilla
- Basic Black Archival - 140931
- Flirty Flamingo
- Elegant Eggplant
- Rose Red
- Island Indigo
- Bermuda Bay
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Elegant Butterfly Punch - 127526
- Bitty Butterfly - 129406
- Banner Triple Punch - 138292

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
Annette Sullivan
Karen Gilbertson 
Nicole Wilson

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #115


Welcome from Karen’s blog.
This week we have a Theme Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:

I decided that water colouring was needed for this 1 layer card project. The best stamp set that I had on hand was In The Meadow. I really love how it turned out.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- In The Meadow - 140754
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Basic Black (Archival)
- Soft Suede
- Crumb Cake
- Old Olive
- Island Indigo
- Pool Party
- Chocolate Chip
- Always Artichoke
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Aqua Painter - 103954

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #114

Welcome to this weeks blog challenge. 


This is the Sketch we had to work with: 


I flipped it on its side and created another Christmas Card this week. 


There are lots of things I really love about this card. 1. The colour combo has to be one of my favourites. 2. Those new Lace Doilies are just too cute. 3. The enamel shapes. I have started putting those on everything. 

PROJECT RECIPE 
Stamps 
- Owl Occasions - 128003 (Retired)
Cardstock & Ink 
- Crumb Cake
- Real Red
- Early Espresso
- Whisper White
- Candy Cane Lane DSP - 141981
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
- Softly Falling TIEF - 139672
- Lace Doilies - 142793 (Jan-May 17 OC)
- Enamel Shapes - Brights (Real Red) - 141680
- Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape - 141985 (Card Insert)


Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #113

Welcome from Tanya’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 Maggie Holmes

PROJECT RECIPE 
Stamps 
- Endless Birthday Wishes - 140273
- Hello Lovely PL Accessory Pack - 142687
Cardstock & Ink 
- Crumb Cake
- Blooms & Bliss DSP - 141654
- Moroccan DSP - 141645
- Old Olive
- Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
- Banner Triple Punch - 138292
- 2" Circle Punch -133782
- 1 3/4" Circle Punch - 119850
- Sweet Heart Punch
- Enamel Shapes - Regals (Cherry Cobbler) - 141681

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Artful Stampers & Pootlers Blog Hop #1

Welcome to our very first (and I hope not last) The Artful Stampers & Poolers blog hop . It is a hop with out a theme or challenge so just a selection of peoples creativeness using current Stampin' Up! products. 

Since it is now the first week of December I decided to make my very first Christmas card and share it with you all.




PROJECT RECIPE 
Stamps 
- Time of Year - 141790 (HosteBellss)
Cardstock & Ink 
- Sahara Sand
- Warmth & Cheer DSPS - 141991
- Cherry Cobbler
- Garden Green
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
- Enamel Shapes - Regals (Cherry Cobbler) - 141681


Below are all the participants in the hop, you can click on the pictures and go to their blog posts. Thanks for joining us.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #112

Welcome from Tanya’s blog. 

This week we have a Theme Challenge. 

This is what we had to work with: 


This is what I came up with: 



I did a Z fold card for this project but did find it a little difficult to photograph to show the "Pop Up" effect. I do love how it shows off the Festive Birthday DSP so well though.

PROJECT RECIPE 
Stamps 
- Crazy About You - 137137
Cardstock & Ink 
- Dapper Denim
- Whisper White
- Festive Birthday DSP141630
- Pumpkin Pie
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
Moroccan Designer Washi Tape - 141647
- Little Alphabet Framelits - Retired

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

The rest of the contributors are:

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #111

Welcome from Nicole’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 
- Made with Love - 138662
- Happy Happenings - 139381
Cardstock & Ink 
- Tip Top Taupe
- Mint Macaron
- Calypso Coral
- Daffodil Delight
- Vellum Cardstock - 106584
Stampin' Up! Accessories 
- 2" Circle Punch - 133782
- 2 3/8" Scallop Punch - Retired
- Star Framelits - 133723
- Baby's First Framelits - 133735
- Festive TIEF - 141471
- Clear Embossing Powder - 109130
- Subtles Enamel Shapes (Calypso Coral) - 14169

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

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #110

It's so good to have a few more contributors this week. Welcome from Tanya’s blog.

This week we have a Colour Challenge. 

This is what we had to work with: 




I came up with two projects this week: 

                              Project 1 CASE'd from Martha Inchley

PROJECT 1 RECIPE 
Stamps 
- Balloon Celebration - 140675
- Made With Love - 138662
Cardstock & Ink 
- Whisper White
- Smokey Slate
- Crushed Curry
- Basic Gray
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
- Seasonal Decorative Masks - 141848
- Washi Tape (Retired
- Enamel Shapes Regals - 141681

PROJECT 2 RECIPE 

Stamps 
- Paisleys & Posies - 142196
Cardstock & Ink 
- Whisper White
- Smokey Slate
- Crushed Curry
- Basic Gray
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
- N/A

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


 The rest of the contributors are:

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #109

This week we have a Theme Challenge but because we missed last week, I am combining last weeks sketch challenge as well. 

This is what we had to work with:  

This is what I came up with: 


PROJECT RECIPE 
Stamps 
- Love You Lots - 141801 (Hostess)
- Watercolor Words - 138702
Cardstock & Ink 
- Whisper White
- Watermelon Wonder
Irresistibly Floral SDSP - 141644
- Vellum Cardstock - 106584
- Night of Navy
- Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Accessories 
- White Stampin' Emboss Powder - 109132
- Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine - 124262
- 1 1/2" Circle Punch - 138299
- 1 3/4" Circle Punch - 119850
- 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (Retired)
- Tags & Labels Framelits - 138282
- Affectionately Yours Washi Tape - 141635

Monday, November 7, 2016

Bible Journalling Adventure

I had the privilege of doing another Bible Journalling class with the lovely Lydell Quin at Paper Flourish yesterday. We journaled with the inspiration of Psalm 47.

I used my Stampin' Write markers with an Aqua painter and really loved how they worked together. By putting a layer of Gesso on the bible page first, you can then move the ink around with the aqua painter and get a lovely watercolour effect. A touch of Wink of Stella just gave it a little bit of sparkle. I don't usually like to cover over the words of scripture, but you can still read through, and this is also my bible totally dedicated to journalling.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #107

Welcome to our new day for the Artful Stampers Blog Hop.

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 Marits Blog
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Swirly Bird - 141749

Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Pear Pizzazz
-Peekaboo Peach
- Tangerine Tango
- Pink Pirouette
- Flirty Flamingo
- Tuxedo Black Memento

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Wink of Stella Clear - 141897


Monday, October 17, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #106

Welcome from Alison'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 loved this stamp set the first time I saw it and it really is a great deal when you purchase it as a bundle. It consists of 37 stamp images so you can create a whole variety of different designs with the one bundle of stamps. I really love how feminine the flowers look and having the co-ordinating dies really makes it easy to cut the images out. I have made a 99mm x 105mm (folded DL) card which was the perfect size for the middle sized jar. The envelope was created with the new 2016/18 In Colour Envelope Paper and the Envelope Punchboard.
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Jar of Love - 141587
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Flirty Flamingo
- Tip Top Taupe
- Old Olive
- Marina Mist
- Blushing Bride
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Everyday Jars Framelits - 141490
- Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247

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

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #105

It seems that there are only two of us on the blog hop this week so welcome from Tamsin’s blog if you did start there.

This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:


This is what I came up with:


I really loved this stamp set when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalogue. It is very interchangeable with 3 different baskets and 4 different fillers as well as a variety of sentiments. A great stamp set for watercoloring.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Basket of Wishes - 142200 (Holiday Cat 16/17)
Cardstock & Ink
- Tip Top Taupe
- Serene Scenery DSPS - 141642
- Whisper White
- Mint Macaron
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- 5/8" Burlap Ribbon - 141487
- Delicate White Doilies - 141701
- 2015/17 In Colour Doilies (Watermelon Wonder) - 141674
- 1-3/4" Circle Punch
- Linen Thread - 104199

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

Monday, October 3, 2016

Free Spirited Card Making

As we had some terrible weather and a whole state blackout this week, there is no Blog Hop. However I thought I would blog some of the cards that I made during the week that are non theme related but just made for the fun of it.
These first two were made by following the tutorial shared by Dawn Griffith using the Fox Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Then I used the Fox Builder Punch again to make this Bear card CASE'd from Michelle Last
Saturday 1st October was World Card Making Day as well as the AFL Grand Final here in Australia so I took advantage of these events and made this card.
This one CASE'd from Janneke de Jong

Sometimes it is just fun to make some cards without having any rules to follow, but I am looking forward to having the blog hop back again next week. 

See you then.


Monday, September 26, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #104

Welcome from Alisa’s blog.
This week we have a Balloon Theme Challenge.
This is what I came up with:

I created my little mouse using the solid rectangle shape and the coconut shape from the Totally Trees stamp set. Another wonderful set from Stampin' Up that has various uses and is only limited by your imagination, and when paired with another stamp set you can get something totally different. I dare you to take a closer look at some of your stamps and see what else you can actually create with them.
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Balloon Celebration - 140675
- Totally Trees - 142198
- Foxy Friends - 141549
Cardstock & Ink
- Kraft
- Festive Birthday DSP - 141630
- Melon Mambo
- Whisper White
- Blushing Bride
- Soft Sky
- Tempting Turquoise
- So Saffron 
- Daffodil Delight
- Peekaboo Peach
- Tangerine Tango
- Wild Wasabi
- Cucumber Crush
- Tip Top Taupe
- Emerald Envy
- Early Espresso
- Silver Glimmer Paper - 135314
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Balloon Bouquet Punch - 140609
- Confetti Hearts Border Punch - 137415

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #103

Welcome from Nicole’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's Creative Corner
I really enjoyed working with this colour combo and thought it ideal for a baby card. Also I love how the Fancy Frost SDSP can be used for more than just Christmas themed projects.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Made with Love - 138662
- Suite Sayings - 140712
Cardstock & Ink
- Crumb Cake
- Pool Party
- Whisper White
- Island Indigo
- So Saffron
- Crushed Curry
- Tuxedo Black
- Fancy Frost SDSP - 1422014 (2016/17 Holiday Catalogue)
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Baby's First Framelits - 133735
- Expression Thinlits - 132171 (Retired)
- Swirly Scribbles Thinlits - 141497
- Linen Thread - 104199
- Regals Enamel Shapes - 141681

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

The rest of the contributors are:

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #102

Welcome from Nicole’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 little love card for a special couple celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
Love You Lots - 141801 (Hostess Stamp Set)
Foxy Friends - 141549
Cardstock & Ink
- Kraft
- Affectionately Yours SDSP - 141632
- Night of Navy
- Watermelon Wonder
- Watercolor Paper - 122959
- Basic Black
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- 5/8" Burlap Ribbon - 141487

Next on the hop is Annette, lets go see what creativity she has come up with this week.
The rest of the contributors are:
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Monday, September 5, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #101

Welcome from Nicole’s blog.
This week we have a Holiday Catalogue Theme Challenge. The catalogue launched on the 1st September and runs until the 3rd January 2017.


I'm not ready to start on Christmas cards yet and haven't purchased any stamp sets from the Holiday catalogue so I went with a very clean and simple card by just using some of the patterned DSP, this is what I came up with:


The Petals & Paisleys DSP is lovely and just screams to be used as a feature. I also love how the new enamel shapes fit perfectly and give a bit of texture.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Crazy About You - 137137
Cardstock & Ink
- Sahara Sand
- Petals & Paisleys SDSP - 142017
- VersaMark 102283
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- Stampin' Emboss Powder - Gold - 109129
- Enamel Shapes - Brights - 141680, Regals - 141681, Subtles - 141679 

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

The rest of the contributors are:

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #100


Welcome from Karen’s blog.
This week we have our 100th blog hop which is a Colour Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with, a bit of a fun card for this 100th blog hop. I am proud to say that I have been able to participate in every single one. Wow that really is a lot of cards. I really love what I do and get a lot of joy and satisfaction from creating with such beautiful products.
CASE'd from Sandi McIver of Stampin with Sandi.com
PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Love You Lots - 141801 (Hostess Stamp Set)
- Swirly Bird - 141749
- Suite Sayings - 140712
Cardstock & Ink
- Crumb Cake
- Whisper White
- Subtles DSP (Pear Pizzazz)- 138437
- Flirty Flamingo
- Cherry Cobbler
- Always Artichoke
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- NIL

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


The rest of the contributors are:
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Monday, August 22, 2016

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #99


Welcome from Karen’s blog.
This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:
This card was a lot of fun to make. I really love the new Fox Builder punch and Foxy Friends Stamp set as it can be used for a lot of different occasions. This time I used it for a Baby Card.

PROJECT RECIPE
Stamps
- Foxy Friends - 141549
- Teeny Tiny Sentiments - 120024
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- A Little Foxy DSPS - 141637
- Night of Navy 
- Crumb Cake
- Soft Suede
- Soft Sky
- Calypso Coral
- Smoky Slate
- Flirty Flamingo
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
- 1" Circle Punch -119868
- 3/4" Circle Punch - 119873
- Fox Builder Punch - 141470

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

The rest of the contributors are:
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