Saturday, 9 February 2019

Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop


Hello and welcome. Today I am participating in a special blog hop all about our furry friends. It is called Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop.




This is a blog hop featuring projects showcasing the love we have for our fur babies!

I have created a scrap page for you of our beautiful Chocolate Point Ragdoll called Angel.

Have you seen the Pretty Kitty stamp set? So much fun to colour. See it here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

She sure is one pretty kitty and very spoilt. But how could you not spoil her with such a cute face. Here are some close ups of the page.

Have you seen the Pretty Kitty stamp set? So much fun to colour. See it here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

I have used one of the sheets from the Share What You Love Designers Paper. The reverse side of one of the pieces was perfect as I thought it looked like paw prints.

Have you seen the Pretty Kitty stamp set? So much fun to colour. See it here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

I wanted to use all Stampin' Up! supplies, after all, that's what I sell. But we don't have a terrible lot in our range that suits. However we do have a couple of stamp sets and a punch.

Cat Punch
[144666]
$31.00

I don't have the Nine Lives stamp set and Cat Punch yet, but I do have the Pretty Kitty stamp set. How aptly named is it! I used all the images in it and had a great deal of fun colouring them using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.


Have you seen the Pretty Kitty stamp set? So much fun to colour. See it here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

Each coloured image and each piece of the pretty designer series paper was cut out using the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. These dies make it so easy to get everything the same size. I am in love with them.

Have you seen the Pretty Kitty stamp set? So much fun to colour. See it here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

I wanted to bring some brightness to the page as the backing designer series paper I used was very neutral. So what is brighter than the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper. I didn't necessarily want all the florals as I thought that would distract from the coloured kitties. So I used the reverse side of the paper. Still vibrant and bright without being too distracting.

Have you seen the Pretty Kitty stamp set? So much fun to colour. See it here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle


For the heading I stamped onto Whisper White card stock using the Lined Alphabet stamp set, then coloured them with Stampin' Blends. I tried to create an ombre effect. They were then cut out using the Layering Alphabet dies. Now these dies don't cut out the complete letter as they are designed to sit under each other for a different effect. But you just need to cut the extra bit with your paper snips and you have a perfect cut out letter.

To purchase any of the products I have used on my layout, please see the Shopping List below.

You should have arrived from Sandy but if not Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop!

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!


Alicia O'Bryant with Golden Goddess Designs is giving away this super adorable Woodland Animals die set!



AND



AudRey Mysterio with Orquide' Art is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.



What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Be sure to hop over to Sue's website to see what she has created for you.



Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.




Narelle- http://simplystampingwithnarelle .com <<you are here>>















Be sure to join us next month for our

Shake it UP Blog hop!

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Simple Stamping Techniques - Stampin' Blends Marbling



Hello and welcome. Today it is time for the Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. This month we are featuring a technique where you create marbling using Stampin' Blends.


This is a technique that I have never done before so was eager to have a go. I found out it is a fun technique and the results can be so varied. I think I possibly spritzed my ink a little too much and I lost the marble look a little. But I still loved the background I achieved. Here is the card I ended up with.

Create gorgeous cards so easily with all our wonderful supplies. See the full range here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

This technique doesn't take a lot of supplies. You just need  Glossy Whisper White card stock, a snap lock bag, your Stampin' Blends and some rubbing alcohol in a spritzer. This technique will only work on the glossy card stock.

Create gorgeous cards so easily with all our wonderful supplies. See the full range here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle


Start with taping your snap lock bag down so it doesn't move. Then scribble all over it with the Stampin' Blends.



Once you are happy with your random scribbles, spritz the snap lock bag with the rubbing alcohol. Spritz until you get little beads on the bag.



The more you spritz, the more the ink will blend together. Like I said earlier, I think I spritzed mine a bit too much, or possibly I didn't do small enough sections of ink to create a better marble effect. But I still love what I created.

Lay your piece of Glossy Whisper White card stock face down onto the wet ink. Make sure the entire surface is touching the wet ink and then carefully lift it off. You will get an entirely different look every single time to do this technique.

If you would like to see the video which inspired this technique, you can check it out here.

Now that you have seen my creations, it is time to see what everyone else has done.

·       Ann Craig - Australia
·       Heike Vass – Germany
·       Tamra Davis - USA


To purchase any of the supplies I have used in todays cards, please see the Shopping List below.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

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