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Inspiring Inkin' Challenge 13

The challenge on our Stampin' Up blog this fortnight is a colour challenge using Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa and Old Olive with a side twist of using a new stamp set. Now I have lots of those so that part came easily! These colours are lovely together too - they remind me of Autumn-y colours and could easily be used for Christmas cards too, but I'm trying to not make too many of them just yet as my job this half term is to make the 30 cards I need for the children in my class! They won't be too fancy though! Anyway here's my offering using the fabulous new Circle Circus. This set has 10 different stamps all using circles as a basis. Combining different stamps with different colours provides endless combinations for creating your own patterned papers. I love the versatility of sets like this as they can be adapted to any occasion and for any person! Recipe: Stamps: Circle Circus, Oval All Papers: Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, Whisper White Inks: Ru

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #12

This fortnight's challenge over on Inspiring Inkin' is to use the Split Negative technique with a side of twist of using 3 embellishments. The basic idea of this technique is to stamp the same image once on darkstock and once on light cardstock using the opposite colour for the ink. I used Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White with the new Whisper White Craft Ink. This is such a fabulous ink! You cut the image in half in the same place on both images and pair opposite coloured halves together. Easy peasy! As well as splitting the whole image I also did the centre as well for a different effect. I just love how this has turned out. Spot anything else that's new on this card? The Medallion stamp is new as well as the WW craft ink and peeking out at the top is the new WW satin ribbon. This is such a gorgeous quality. Keep looking back on my blog as I will be showing off even more new stamps as the next few weeks go by. Recipe: Stamps: Medallion and Occasional Gr

How many new things can you spot on this card?

My new Stampin' Up goodies arrived yesterday with loads of new stuff from the new catalogue and everything is absolutely fabulous! I got 9 new stamp sets and only 1 was from the old catalogue that had been carried over into the new catalogue - all the rest were new ones, so of course, I had to use one for my first card of the week! I made a tri-shutter card, which is another new style of card for me too. You can find the instructions here on SCS - watch the video - it makes all so much clearer than reading the instructions. So how many new things do you think you can spot? Some might not look new but they are.... My new things on this card were: Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock (you could only get it in the mixed neutrals A4 pack before!), Bella Bleu Designer Series Papers (these are so elegant and gorgeous!), the eyelet border punch, Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, Butterfly Punch, Piercing tool and Mat Pack (you could only get these in the crafter's tool kit before but no


Can't you tell I'm so excited about this new catalogue?! There are so many new goodies in there as well as some from the previous catalogue that are just too nice to take out! There are lots of new stamp sets, lots of wheels, lots of new Designer Papers and tons of new accessories including the all new 1 1/2" striped ribbon! Now I did promise you a couple of week ago that I would show some of the projects and swaps from my Stampin' Up team meeting that Amanda held down in Fareham. I couldn't show them to you at the time, but now with the release of the new catalogue I can! This is Stella's gorgeous card using the new Medallion background stamp. The next one is Amanda's using one of the new hostess stamp sets, Queue Up, that I showed earlier as well as the new eyelet border punch and white craft ink. Craft ink I hear you say? Craft ink is now available in the UK SU catalogue in Whisper White and is a slower drying ink that the other colours in the