Thursday, 26 May 2016

Pinkies Stampin' Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop feat. Layering Love Stamp Set & Copper Embossing

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous
projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons
at the end of each post to keep hopping! 

Welcome to my blog! I hope you find some inspiration here today to go to your craft stash and make something beautiful. Wasn't Nicole's project lovely? I am so excited to see all of the other projects the Pinkies have made!

My project features four new products from the forthcoming Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Can you spot them all?

The main feature of this card is the stunning new Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder. Copper is so in right now, its everywhere I look from home furnishings to kitchenware to jewellery. 

Did you know we will be having Copper Metallic Thread in the new catalogue? I literally cannot wait to get my hands on it (and a billion other things!)

Next up we have a brand new stamp set called Layering Love. Check out page 71 of the new catalogue, it's in a set with 5 other clear mount stamps. I've used the stamp with the sentiment "Enjoy the little things" for the card front and the stamp that says "Sometimes the (smallest) things take up the most room in your heart" for the inside. I love both of these stamps, the fonts are pretty cool aren't they?

This project features one of the new In Colours (2016 - 2018) called Flirty Flamingo, I've used the Flirty Flamingo cardstock in-between a layer of Basic Black and Basic Gray. I thought I wouldn't like this colour but when I started combining it with existing colours I found that I really loved it! 

And finally, I used Flirty Flamingo ink to create the watercolour effect. I've used the Shimmery White cardstock as my base as it works really well when watercolouring with Aqua Painters.

Flamingos are EVERYWHERE at the moment. Some fellows demos have started to use the hashtag #ifoundaflamingo. on Facebook and Twitter each time they come across a Flamingo somewhere. Just you wait, you will be seeing them EVERYWHERE now. In fact, we have a flamingo stamp in the new catalogue!

It's now less than a week until the new catalogue goes live! I need to grab 5 minutes (okay, probably an hour or two) to go through the catalogue again and finalise my wish list, I cannot wait to place an order on Wednesday. I'm especially looking forward to working with some of the new DSP and of course the new stamp sets & dies!

Next up is Tracy's blog. Press 'Next Blog' to head on over to check out what she has made.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Goodbye Going Places DSP

Why oh why did I not come up with these ideas when this paper first came out? Its funny how some days its a challenge to come up with unique new projects and on other days it just comes along naturally.

Recently I've discovered that I create (what I think is) my best work while watching The Walking Dead. I don't know why this happens but I swear it's true! I love that show (okay, maybe not the last season)!

I love pairing colours up like this, doesn't the pink just pop?

Cards like this prove that black doesn't have to be somber and pink certainly doesn't have to be girly!

The wooden sentiment stands out so well over the top of this cardstock and DSP too!

I think the card made in Lost Lagoon is perfect for males, the butterfly being in black definitely helps with that.

It's less than a week now until the 1st June launch of the new catalogue!! I'll be finalising my wish list very soon and will make sure I'm ready to place my order on 1st June so I get my goodies in time to make swaps for a crafty weekend I've got coming up. If you would like to place your order with me, please do let me know. I would love to know what is at the top of your wish list? post your comment below!

Make sure you come back tomorrow, Thursday 26th May at 6pm to see what I've made with new products from the annual catalogue in the Pinkies Blog Hop. You will find lots of inspiration from fellow demonstrators too, how exciting! I just can't wait to see what they've made.

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