Monday, 30 November 2015

Inkspired Blog Hop #30-Boys Will Be Boys

Boys will be Boys!!

Welcome back to our Inkspired Blog Hop. Number #30 to be precise. I hope you enjoyed visiting the very talented Teneale. I always love seeing what she has crafted each fortnight. 

Although the Xmas season is almost upon us and most of my current craft projects are Christmas-y, I decided that this week I would share with you a card that I made for my gorgeous little nephew who is getting so big. 7 to be exact. So I used this week's sketch for my favourite little man and created a boy's card for his 7th birthday.
Here is this week's sketch:

I got out one of my very under used stampset Boys will be Boys and had a little play with it. It really is a fun set. There are so many things that can be done with it. In the stampset there are cute images of building blocks, a little pile of lego blocks, a parachuting soldier and the cutest robot you have ever seen. It was difficult to decide on which image I was going to use but ended up choosing the gorgeous robot.
Here is what I came up with:

Now I don't normally use grass as a backdrop but when you remember last minute that you haven't taken photos for your blog ( when you have just arrived outside the birthday party) it tends to be the best thing that on hand.

I kept the card simple and decided not to introduce many colours.  I really liked pairing Basic Black with Smoky Slate. I really enjoyed using this set and look forward having another play with it soon.

Well hope you enjoyed seeing my creation this week. Next up is the lovely Lisa Eaton

 Below is a list of the wonderful Stampin' Up! products used in this project.
Thanks for dropping by.
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Sunday, 15 November 2015

INKspired Bloghop #29-Flurry of Wishes

Whoo Hoo!Inkspired Bloghop here again!

Today is the 29th bloghop that the INKspired artists have taken part in to show off some of their creations. If you have hopped onto my blog from Teneale Williams, a big welcome to you to my blog and hope you enjoyed what Teneale created this week.

Well it is that time of the year that Xmas is quickly approaching. I love Christmas! It means Summer, holidays, fun with family and friends, giving gifts, lots of eating and drinking and I love the ambience in the air. Everyone is happy! I also love all the craft that gets created at this time and have been having a hoot in my card classes with the Christmas theme. So it was only natural to take this week's sketch and create something Christmas-y.

Here is this week's sketch:

I have taken my inspiration directly out of the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalogue. There are such great ideas and products in this catty, pg 24. I loved the embossed resist background so I had a go at recreating it myself.
Here is my version of this week's sketch:

I flipped the design on it side and had lots of fun with the Flurry of Wishes Stampset
 and its matching punch.
 I actually don't even own this set. I borrowed it from a beautiful friend, Elizabeth and now I have fallen in love with it. I might either have to not return it to Elisabeth ( Just jokes, Elizabeth ) or buy the set myself.
 I am obsessed with it now!!
I used the 'embossed resist' technique on a little strip to pop into the inside of the card to finish it off. 

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Click on the next blog button below and check out the lovely Lisa Eaton's card. I am sure she will not disappoint!!!

Love Cherie xx

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