Saturday 20 October 2012

Pinkies Annual Catalogue Blog Hop October 2012

We're so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop.  We'll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue.  Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping.

We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

You should have come over to my Blog from the lovely Gill Prescott.  Didn't she do a fantastic job?

For my projects, I thought I would try something new (well two new things actually), as this is not only the first time that I've used the French Foliage Stamp Set, but also the first time I've attempted the Triple Time Stamping technique.  Ive seen some wonderful examples of this idea on the web, and have always loved the way it turns out!

Supplies Used:
French Foliage Stamp Set (Wood - 120845 Clear - 121166)
En Francais Stamp Set (Wood - 109521)
Very Vanilla and Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and More Mustard Ink Pads
Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

As I love anything Autumnal, I also added one of my paper pumpkins.  I spotted these a while back over on Pinterest, and was really impressed with how easy they were to make!  Don't they look lovely alongside my card?

Supplies Used:
Cajun Craze Cardstock (11 strips in total)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
French Foliage Stamp Set (Wood - 120845 Clear - 121166)
More Mustard Ink (Leaf)
Old Olive Cardstock for the Swirl
Antique Brads (117273)

For my next project, again I decided to do something a little different.  This time I used the new Two by Two Stamp Set, which just calls out to be coloured with the Stampin' Write Markers.

Now I am definitely not the best colourer in the world, but I am really pleased with the way it turned out - even if I didn't stick in the lines all of the time ;o)  If you use one of the Blender Pens along with the Markers, you can get such fantastic results with very little effort.

Supplies Used:
Two by Two Stamp Set (Wood 126788)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
Labels Collection Framelits (125599)
Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877)
Whisper White Cardstock
Various Stampin' Write Markers
Well I hope you've enjoyed my projects?  Next stop in the hop is the lovely Sarah Poulton who has made a stunning Mini Album using some of the new Designer Series Papers.

Until next time........


Huguenot Girl said...

Great cards and I just love the paper pumpkin - so cute! Nx

Anonymous said...

Great projects Nicky - love the autumnal card, and your baby card is so cute! I now NEED to get that stamp! Gill xxx

Suzette Beetge - Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Lovely projects Nicky, I love the little Ark with the animals - Really Stunning!! Sx

Jacqueline said...

I love that little Noah's Ark stamp - I'm going to have to get it! Your cards are stunning - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

I love the Noahs art stamp set too but have not had a chance to use it yet, I hope mine comes out looking as lovely as yours!! Well done x

Carmen said...

It's nice to see what you did with this set. It will not be on my wishlist for long. Very nice card!

Unknown said...

Lovely projects Nicky. I love the Two by Two stamp set and your card is gorgeous. I've also seen those paper pumpkins on Pinterest and wanted to have a go. You've inspired me to get on and have a go. Great projects ;0) xx

Alison said...

Lovely projects Nicky....I am definitely going to make these cute pumpkins with my little "pumpkins" x

Autumn Mist said...

These are lovely cards, especially the top one. My French Foliage stamp set arrives today, so excited! I love these blog hops, please do another one soon, I love seeing what us Brit girls can do with SU! products!

Autumn Mist said...

Fab cards, especially the top one as I've just had a go at this myself. I have also just ordered the French Foliage set which will arrive later today, I can't wait to start playing. Great blog hop, please do another one soon, I love seeing what the Brit girls can do with SU! products!