Monday, 30 April 2018

Retiring items blog hop with Janet Wakeland


Hello and welcome! I am super excited to be joining this Retiring Blog Hop hosted by Janet Wakeland - I admire her so much, not only her paper crafting, but her photography, one day I hope to be able to take amazing nature shots too!

This is always a strange time of year with mixed emotions - joy at the new stamp sets and products coming in the new catalogue, but sadness as it's time to say goodbye to some our our much love sets.



Today I am showcasing the retiring Flying Home set, inspired by my daughter love animals, she is always pointing out birds when we are out, and she has a special friend at Grandmas - here she is with "Happy"


My first card also highlights 2 of my loves = pink and pastels. I coloured the image with Stampin Blends, but you could easily use many other mediums - watercolour pencils, aqua painter or Stampin Markers


I layered the image on Pink Pirouette, also retiring, and added some "bling" with retiring Bakers Twine - if you can be "bow challenged" Bakers Twine is perfect, I find it very forgiving, and it has helped me progress with my bow tying.

For my second card I used more vibrant colours, and changed up the design with the Vertical Greetings stamp (not retiring, yay), and added Old Olive Bakers Twine.



Grab a cuppa and continue through the hop, I'm sure that you will pick up loads of inspiration from all the projects, you are currently visiting Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot, continue your way through the list to see other retiring products




So if you really like the Flying Home set the Basic Black or Old Olive Bakers twine or anything Pink Pirouette now is the time - only available while stocks last or til 31st May.

 Last-Chance Products

Got some items still on your wish list, or just need to stock up? Click above to see if any of your favourite products are retiring - get them now, or you may miss out! 

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Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Ahoy There Seaside Shore

Ever start off with a plan in your head and your card turns out totally different?

Well, that's what happened today, this was going to be a somewhat simple card with my trying a new technique using Glycerin for blending sponged backgrounds that I saw Gail O'Neill demonstrate - and it is amazing, the Glycerin just makes the sponge glide on the cardstock, and keeps the ink damp a little longer making it perfect for blending your second colour, I used Soft Sky then Marina Mist  - this technique is amazing!



I was inspired to try the new technique when I saw this weeks challenge at Stamp Ink Paper, and it does say you can use any colour medium - I may have used more than one... and ended up with a Shaker Card!


I started the project by stamping the underwater plants and then used an Aqua Painter to fill in the colour with Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Calypso Coral, next I stamped a fish in Daffodil Delight and added So Saffron shading with the Aqua Painter. 

This is where things changed.... I decided that I would fussy cut the next fish, and before I knew it I had also fussy cut some water plants on Calypso Coral and sponged Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke using a Dauber... then I decided to create a port hole view, and the port hole then screamed make me into a shaker card - and I still haven't tried the technique I set out to do!

My port hole is a bit unique as it is oval, I created height by cutting several ovals the same by sticking them together with washi tape


I also light sponged the embossed wood grain with a hint of Crumb Cake, this gives the illusion of even more dimension with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! Don't the sequins look like bubbles too - I hadn't even thought of this till I had sealed the shaker window down = added bonus!


Do you love this card and want to re-create? Sadly the Seaside Shore Stamp set is retiring, likewise Always Aritchoke, so if you simply must have this stamp set or anything Always Artichoke the time is NOW - only available while stocks last or til 31st May.


Got some items on your wish list, or just need to stock up? Click below to see if any of your favourite products are retiring - get them now, or you may miss out! 

 Last-Chance Products

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Check out the 4 Limited Time Bundles available to celebrate the Share What You Love Suite, as well as the 2018-2020 InColors here


Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join, including the exclusive Share What You Love Bundles - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ghosting with Cake Soiree

Hello, welcome to the April Go for Greece Blog Hop which is a part of the Go For Greece demonstrator training group. A supportive and sharing community has built up and is led by Kylie Bertucci. 
As part of the Go For Greece group are all working towards achieving the Stampin’ Up! annual trip this year, which is a trip to the Greek Isles for two people, wouldn’t that be just amazing!!!!!?

I'm working with one of my favourite suites today - sentimental as I did a presentation of the Sweet Soiree Suite at the Melbourne OnStage event in November, so very close to my heart as whilst doing a presentation in front of 100's of demonstrators was way out of my comfort zone, the "personal stretch" to do so was so rewarding.

My card today features the "ghosting technique", what's that you say? In a nut shell you create the illusion  of a  lighter shadow behind  a main colour focal point by stamping with white craft ink first and then with colour over the top, slightly offset. 


I started by using Crumb Cake card stock and sponging the large flower from the Sweet Soiree Decorative masks with white craft ink - make sure your ink pad is nice and juicy so you get extra good coverage with your white ink stamping, one dry I used daubers to apply Rich Razzleberry, Berry Burst and Powder Pink to create an ombre effect. I repeated the process with the smaller flowers using the Cake Soiree stamps set and cut using the Sweet Cake Framelits. Lastly adding the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases.



Here is the full list of hop participants. Hop around and take a look at everyone’s projects, I'm sure you'll get loads of creative inspiration!




Whilst the Cake Soiree Stamp set and Sweet Cake Framelits are carrying over to the new Annual Cataloge, sadly the rest of the Suite including the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks are retiring, so if you simply must have this set the time is NOW - only available while stocks last or til 31st May - you can also currently purchase the stamp set and framelits as a bundle and SAVE 10% til 31st May.



 Cake Soiree Bundle       Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks

Got some items on your wish list, or just need to stock up? Click below to see if any of your favourite products are retiring - get them now, or you may miss out! 

 Last-Chance Products

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Check out the 4 Limited Time Bundles available to celebrate the Share What You Love Suite, as well as the 2018-2020 InColors here

Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join, including the exclusive Share What You Love Bundles - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Around the Corner - not just for corners!


It's that time again, the "Enjoy the little things in life - Design Team Video Blog Hop" is here to help you to be more creative and give you some great ideas and tips.

This month you are in for a treat/sneak peak - we are going to be giving you inspiration with the stamp sets we won from Prize Patrol at Onstage earlier this month! I won the Around the Corner stamp set, it contains 18 photopolymer stamps, and today I am going to show you that there is more about this set than just cormers!



To change up the stamping I have used "masking" one of my favourite techniques, and I use it all the time..... and as I had a little "planning mishap" with my balloon stamping I have a tip in my video of what do do when you stamped images don't fit in your punch.

I'm pleasantly surprised with this CAS card, not my normal style, and I did have to stop myself stepping it up - told myself leave that for another card!



Anyway, here is my tutorial of creating this card, showing the masking technique I used, and that extra tip for punching stamped images when you have a "planning mishap", hehehe.



Sit back and take your time to hop all the way around our video hop, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog, Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot, check  where to head to next in the list below. Thanks for hopping with us.



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Got some items still on your wish list, or just need to stock up? Click below to see if any of your favourite products are retiring - get them now, or you may miss out! 


 Last-Chance Products

Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.