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!

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #17

This fortnight's challenge on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges blog is unfortunately the last one of the year. This challenge is to make a matching set of a Christmas card, gift tag and Box in a Bag. You cn find the instructions for making the Box in a Bag here on Splitcoast Stampers. The side twist is to use one of the new ribbons from the Stampin' Up catalogue and with so many gorgeous ones to choose from, it's going to be hard to decide which.

Anyway... here's my set, using up some leftovers from my Christmas Jingle scrapping Kit. I actually had started making the card for a different challenge and then changed my mind about using it, so I went with that colour scheme. And whilst green is not my favourite colour, most of my Christmas cards this year have been red and green, whereas normally they are pink or blue with silver.

I made my Box in a Bag slightly taller than the instructions so it measures approximately 7 inches high, a perfect size for adding a box of Roses chocolates in.


Stamps: None

Papers: Merry Moments DSP, Real Real, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Christmas Jingle Scrapping Kit

Inks: None

Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Real Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Labels 4 Nestabilities

Don't forget to leave us a link on the Inspiring Inkin' Challenges website to your creations.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!!

Inspiring Inkin' Challenge #16

This fortnight's challenge over on Inspiring Inkin' Challenges is to use this photo as an inspiration piece. The side twist is to use some patterned paper as well. Doesn't this cake look yummy - if only I could actually bake something like that?!

I made a snowglobe card using my new favourite stamp set, A Holly Jolly Christmas. I love this little Santa - he really is a jolly chap!!

This is the side view - you can see the sentiment inside better this way.


Stamps: A Holly Jolly Christmas, Snow Flurries

Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP, Acetate

Inks: Whisper White craft ink, Real Red, Basic Black, Garden Green

Accessories: Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon, clear EP, Silver glitter from the Fine Galaxy pack

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

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