Sunday, 22 October 2017

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D Projects


Welcome to the ESAD Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D project Blog Hop. We're so excited to share our creations with you and we're certain that you will find great tips and inspiration from all our creations. The full lineup below will help you move along the hop, so grab a cuppa and enjoy!



I've created a project using one of my favourite fun folds - a "z-fold", using the Snowflakes Sentiments Bundle


The thinlits give the card lots to detail, and did take a bit of time to put together, but hey if I'm honest I overthink the the placement of the swirls and snowflake sentiments like 3 - 4 times before I stick them down, hahaha!, but I must say every minute was worth it, I am really happy with the finished card.


Perfect Plum made the perfect companion for Soft Sky and Marina Mist and I also designed the height of the card so that when it folds flat it will fit in a normal C6 envelope


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing my project please take a few moments to leave me a comment I'd love to hear what you think. There are so many amazing creations you won't want to miss. Below is the list for the other participating members, you can either click the name after mine or use the NEXT button to be taken directly to Jenny Hayward.


Blog Hop Participants:
14. Sue Vine - that's me, you are here!

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Product featured in this fun fold creation:



White Christmas for Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Jenny Hall


Hello and welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Jenny Hall. You may be familiar with her blog and you tube clips from jennystampsup. Jenny has an amazing gallery of her creations on her blog, I was drawn to the following creation as repeat stamping is a technique on my "to do" list


I started stamping snowflakes from Snowflake Sentiments, but then had a light bulb moment when I was die cutting, and instead of repeat stamping I created my project with repeat die cutting!



I adore the effect of the stitched framelit around the snowflake, and it was super easy to cut as the Swirly Snowflake die fitted inside the square framelit too - so only one pass in the Bigshot was need to cut each element. I cut mini dimensionals in half and popped each of the squares up for added dimension. I couldn't help myself - to finish the card I added a little bling by way of Dazzling Diamonds to the sentiment.



Take your time to hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog, Sue Vine - Miss Pinks Craft Spot , check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us. 


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
*** Remember to take advantage of the DSP sale - ends October 31st ***


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Friday, 20 October 2017

Ink it! Stamp it! Ghosting Technique


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects using some of our favourite Techniques. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite technique is? 

Today I am showcasing the "Ghosting Technique", what's that you say? In a nut shell you create the illusion  of a  lighter shadow behind  a main colour focal point by stamping with white craft ink first and then with colour over the top, slightly offset. I LOVE the effect this technique creates!




I started by using Crumb Cake card stock and stamping my design with white craft ink - make sure your ink pad is nice and juicy so you get extra good coverage with your white ink stamping, here's what my card front looked like:




Wait for the ink to completely dry, it does take longer than the other inks, but don't rush it - I took the opportunity to stamp some extra cards, you can never have too many Christmas cards!

Photopolymer stamps are great for this technique, but you can easily do the process with wood and clear mount with the aid of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  To create the shadow effect all you do is a stamp with colour slightly off set form the white stamping.



I also stamped my snowflakes and sentiment using the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set with a combinations of colours, Lemon Lime Twist with Emerald Envy, below features Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst.


And this is Pool Party with Marina Mist


Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed seeing the "Ghosting Technique". We hope that you'll join us again next month to see our Christmas projects. Be sure to hop around the entire list below:


I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales.  Here's a link to another card I created using the Ghosting Technique using Swirly Bird photopolyer stamp set.


Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Thank You with Stampin Friends

Welcome to the Stampin Friends October Blog Hop.  I hope your are ready to see lots of inspiring  Thanksgiving creations.  

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia like in the US, but it is always nice to show how much we appreciate what someone has done for you, so I've made a "Thank You" set featuring the Detailed Dragonfly thinlets.




I "smooched" a watercolour background using Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Powder Pink, then die cut 2 sets of dragonflies in Berry burst and one in Powder Pink and adhered together - this give a similar look to the "eclipse technique".


The Rose Wonder set had the perfect sized "thank you" for my card, I stamped on vellum and clear embossed it, then all that was left was to add a touch of bling with some sequins.

I double cut a larger butterfly in Fresh Fig and Powder Pink and added some Metallic Silver thread between them before adding to my Hexagonal Window Box - the ribbon is just tied around the lid



We have a give away again this month, don't forget to comment on my post and continue through the hop for a chance to win this great giveaway - you have til Next Thursday October 26th to participate:






Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Items Featured in todays project:

 Window Box Thinlets       Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets


Love a Sale! Take advantage of this great offer in October



Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product when you join - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW
When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.