Saturday, 28 June 2014

Inspiring Inkin Annual Catalogue 2014-2015 Launch Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my Blog, Paper, Stamps and Sticky Things and our Inspiring Inkin Blog Hop!

Well it's that time of year again where we get our new annual catalogue full of gorgeous craft goodies, new products, colours and papers.
Here's my creation using some of the new products available on July 1st, exciting!
I've created a scrapbook layout featuring my eldest daughter getting stuck in the mud on an Autumn walk up a our local hill.
I created the background using the Gorgeous Grunge set to give it a splattered mud effect.  I then added the tiny flowers from the new set, Something to Say using one of our new "In" colours, Lost Lagoon.

I wanted to frame the photographs as the layout looked to plain with just the stamped back ground, I mounted them onto the new paperstack Moonlight which is full of gorgeous prints and patterns and the new "in colours" palette, I love it!
The journaling cards are from the Project Life Set, Everyday Adventure, the quote and dates are from the stamp sets Remember This and Day to Day.  These three items are all featured on the Project Life pages of the new catalogue. 
The title of the my layout was created using the letter stickers from the Project Life Accessory Pack which I have changed to match my layout using Early Espresso ink.
I hope I have tempted you into trying out scrapbooking some of your favourite pictures.
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.
Sarah xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

Painswick Friday

Another week has gone by and I am back again with my lovely ladies in Painswick this week we created a little mini card using the Hip Hip Hooray cardstock.
We created the gorgeous flower using the Scalloped Circle Punch and the Flower Shop Bundle. 
I have loved this set since I first saw it in the catalogue pre order last year and I am so glad that it is making a return in this years catalogue.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Hip Hip Hooray Kit (stamp inc in the kit)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Whisper White, Afternoon Picnic
Embellishments:  Naturals Designer Buttons
Accessories:  13/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 11/4 Circle Punch, Pansy Punch
Sarah xx

Monday, 9 June 2014

Retirement List is here....

I'm sorry my list is going up a bit later than some of the other Demo's as I have been sunning myself in Gran Canaria, catching up on some good books and eating far to much Tapas.
But I'm back in the UK and ready to get crafting!
It's always sad to see some of my favourite stamps retiring but I always know there are some new and exciting things to come.
If you would like to purchase items from the retirement list go to my online shop HERE to view a full list of retired stamps and accessories.

Once you have checked out the list you can order directly from my shop or call me on 07551979745.

Sarah xx


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One for the Boys Class

Male cards can be so difficult so I ran a class to with the special men in our lives in mind.
The projects we created included a Fathers Day card but the greeting on this could be changed to use for a birthday.

The colour palette is taken from the Retro Fresh paper set and did you spot some new stamps in there?
Yes, the middle card is show casing the new Photopolymer stamps, they are fab!
Supplies used:

Stamps:  Chalk Talk, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Show and Tell Photopolymer set (FREE with £60.00 order), Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge.
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Costal Cabana
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Costal Cabana, So Saffron
Embellishments:  Watercolour Wonder Washi Tape, Natural Designer Buttons, Burlap Ribbon, Retro Fresh Washi Tape.
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Score Board, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch.
Sarah xx