Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Inspiring Inkin' Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inspiring Inkin' Sale-a-bration blog hop. Each of us have created some amazing projects using exclusive stamp sets you can earn only during Sale-a-bration for every £45 you spend during January and February. Do contact me to place an order or to book a workshop.

Each blog will have the birdcage logo and at the end of the post you will see a link to the next blog on the hop. Eventually you will come full circle back to your starting point. I hope you have a wonderful time on your journey. Please leave comments as you visit, we would love to know what you think of our projects.

For those who have joined us from Kerry' s Blog... WELCOME!

For my first 3 cards I have used the lovely Happy Moments stamps set. This set consists of a birthday cake, pile of presents, bird in a cage, 3 flowers and 3 separate sentiment stamps. This is such a great versatile set that can be used for so many different occasions.


Stamps: Happy Moments

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Real Red, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP, Pink Flamingo DSP

Inks: Basic Black ink pad, SU Markers in Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Green Galore

Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Real Red Brads, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Word Window Punch


Stamps: Happy Moments

Papers: Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie DSP

Inks: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green

Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon coloured in with Garden Green ink pad, 1 3/4" circle punch, Scalloped circle punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch


Stamps: Happy Moments

Papers: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black ink pad, SU Markers in Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow

Accessories: Rose Red 1" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Circle Punches

The next card uses an image and sentiment from the Happy Moments set as well as another sentiment from the Whimsical Words set. I love the handwritten style font used in this set. I know this set will get lots of use from me.


Stamps: Happy Moments, Whimsical Words

Papers: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, To The Nines Speciality DSP

Inks: Basic Black ink pad, SU Markers in Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun

Accessories: Real Red grosgrain ribbon

My final card uses a different sentiment from Whimsical Words combined with a different stamp set, just to show you how well the sentiments go with other sets.


Stamps: Whimsical Words, Circle Circus

Papers: Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black, Rose Red

Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon

Remember to earn any of the 4 special edition Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, all you need to do is place an order for £45 for each one you would like. So don't hesitate to email me at with your order today.

And now to continue your journey you will hop to Elaine's Blog Here!


  1. Love your colour combos! It put a smile on my face, they're so cheery! Fab!

  2. Great use of all the stamps Vannessa, they cover all sorts of occasions don't they. Thanks for the ideas.

  3. Great set of cards Vanessa, shows just how versatile the stamp sets are.

    Sara xx

  4. Fantastic use of the new stamps - you've shown how many different ways they can be used!!

  5. Very pretty colours - especially the one combined with the Pink Flamingo DSP - gorgeous.

  6. Brilliant cards Vannessa, thank you so much for taking part in our team blog hop. I love the use of the DSP and punches.

  7. Wow vanessa, you've been busy!! Lovely bright colours, a treat on these dreary days we are having :)
    Pay day cannot come quick enough!!

    Carol x