Sunday 14 August 2022

Blog hop #45

 Welcome to another Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop!

If this is your first time here, welcome! And if you've landed here after visiting the lovely Stampin' with Sharon, welcome!

Just follow along with the link at the bottom of this post to the next participant. 

This month we made our creations using a colour challenge. And the colours we were challenged to use were, Real Red, Tahitian Tide and Crushed Curry. 

A bright and bold selection called for a bright and bold card. 

So I looked to the annual catalogue for inspiration...and found it on page 61.

And this is what I created. 

Now this card was super simple to create. I used a Basic Black card base. I then trimmed the 3 coloured pieces of cardstock to slightly different sizes, I just "eye-balled" it, to work out what would balance best on the card. I then ran them through my cut and emboss machine using the 3D Stripes embossing folder and adhered them to the card base. Next up I used some offcuts of the coloured cardstock to make 'paper ribbon' (which involves manipulating the paper until the fibres separate, lots of fun!)

Then I used the "Big Hooray" stamp set (159128) and stamped the "Hooray!" on black cardstock and heat embossed it in white. (You could totally just stamp onto cardstock if you didn't want to heat emboss) and I did the same for the background by using vellum and again white heat embossing. And then adhered them and popped them up on dimensionals. 

For the final bit of fun, I added some Matte Decorative Dots (156289) in red and yellow, and a few Opal Rounds (154289) for a bit of sparkle.

This was a fun card to make. 

We hope you enjoy hopping along with us, and find a little time to be inspired to create something of your own. 

And don't forget...if you'd like to place an order or get a copy of the annual catalogue and mini catalogue into your hot little hands, I'd be very happy to help you out. 

Here is the full list of participants on this months blog hop. Be sure to hop along and be inspired along the way. 

Nikki Stalker

Melissa Gifford

Elizabeth Yager

Kylie Page

Marelle Taylor

Meighan Wheller

Sharon Wilson

Thanks again for stopping by. See you next time. 



Thursday 14 April 2022

Blog hop #41

Hi everyone and thanks for joining us for another Stampers Anonymouse Blog Hop this month. 

This time around we are playing with this sketch.

And here is my take on it.

I have used Just Jade cardstock, along with the Shimmery White cardstock. Which is ideal for watercolouring. But before watercololouring, I stamped the feathers with versamark ink and clear embossed them. 

I love the effect it creates, and each one is totally unique!

A bit more stamping, some fussy cutting and a couple of sparkly embellishments and you've got yourself a lovely card, which is a piece of art in itself!

The stamp set I used is called Tasteful Touches, along with the co-ordinating die set.

If you'd like to purchase any of the items I have used, please shop my online Stampin' Up! store.

 Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by.


Manda xo

Don't forget to follow the hop for more inspiration!

Next up on the hop is Nikki 

Monday 14 February 2022

Nuts & Bolts....about you!

With today being Valentine's Day, I thought I would share with you a few of the cards I made the other day. 

I am actually taking part in a sketch challenge set by the wonderful Nikki Stalker (one of the members of the Stampers Anonymouse team I am part of) 
And here is the sketch I had to work with.

I am late to the party to participate in the blog hop, because I couldn't get my blog to work. But my hubby came to the rescue and sorted it out for me. Yay!

I absolutely adore this super cute stamp set!
And it has many uses, not just for Valentines Day, I have actually made some cute birthday cards with it too. I may share those with you soon.

I have used the Nuts & Bolts stamp set, the new Hive 3D embossing folder, some white heat embossing and some Stampin' Blends to colour in my little robot friends, and the fabulous Pattern Party DSP (designer series paper), which to be honest, I simply can't get enough of. I have used it in SO many projects lately.

Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

xo Manda