Sunday, 6 June 2010

WELCOME TO MY FIRST BLOG HOP !!!

Hi everyone and welcome to my Blog.
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I was on a waiting list to be included in this 'blog hop' and only picked up email advising me there was now a space available yesterday morning whilst out hosting a Workshop !! So, last night once I got home (after fish & chip supper and socialising), I ended up with only 12 hours through the night to make these cards and create my scheduled post by 10am Sunday !!
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Hopefully if I have done everything correctly to join this 'hop', you may have just joined me from http://www.natalie-oshea.blogspot.com/. Natalie creates some stunning work and I was lucky to be able to attend one of her 'Stamp With Us' camps in March. Everyone had a fab weekend, so much fun and laughter whilst enjoying our hobby. Now I'm booked on September as well - there is still room in the car if anyone would like to join Angie and myself and share transport from Norfolk.
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I hope you are all enjoying your tour round and getting some inspiration for projects using the New In Colours Stampin' Up! launched here in the UK at the beginning of May.
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Anyway, at the 11th hour, here is my selection of cards using the New In Colours.
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To make the plaque on the right hand card above, I used a 7.5cm square of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and punched once in the centre of each side of the square, using the Eyelet Border punch (see close up below).
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To get the extra flowers on the right hand card below, I stamped flowers from Simply Said in Rich Razzleberry Ink.

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I then squeezed ink pad to get some onto lid and painted with watercolour brush (see below).



Here I introduced some of the Old Olive Satin ribbon from the Mini Catalogue.



To make the Word window 'mat' layer on the right hand card below, I have found that if you cut a piece of cardstock 4.8cm x 1.3cm and corner round, it fits perfectly. A technique my classes have been using since the new window punch was available.
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I hope you have liked todays post. I'm sorry that time got the better of me and the box was not finished by the deadline. If you hop back again later this afternoon, I hope to have it added.
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Please continue with your 'hop' and follow this link for some more fantastic inspiration from Dawn at http://www.tartanstamper.blogspot.com/ .
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Thanks for 'hopping bye'.
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Sandra

21 comments:

  1. Wow that is pretty impressive last minute contribution!!! Well done - Fab cards

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  2. Gorgeous cards Sandra, all so elegant. Zx

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  3. Wow your cards are gorgeous Sandra, you have been a busy bee.
    I love the razzleberry.

    Hope you are fine after your fall.

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  4. Oh Sandra this is a fab little collection, great use of all the new colours and papers, well done you ;)

    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  5. Sandra .... your cards are just beautiful! xxx

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  6. wow - what would you have created if you had longer your cards are beautiful well done x

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  7. our cards are absolutely stunning! I love how you have used the eyelet border punch.
    Jan

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  8. Youve made some lovely cards...thanks for sharing your tutorial as well!

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  9. Wow! You did well to get these ready so quickly. Thanks for the matting tips and techniques.

    Sara xx

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  10. Thanks for all your lovely comments.

    The blog post was prepared last night and the cards.... well 5:30am I woke up !! I told you I don't need much sleep, just as well really.

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  11. thanks for the tips on how to make the lovely matt

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  12. Great cards, just love the colour combo they work so well together.

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  13. Your cards are gorgeous. Love the tips!

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  14. Lovely cards!! I shall use the tips you have given for the punches - I love the effects of these.

    Hugs,

    Becki
    xx

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  15. Gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  16. I love the simplicity of these designs!

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