The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 22

I missed last Monday’s Blog Challenge, but here we are again today.  This week is a Sketch Challenge, I’ve use Stampin Up Big Day Stamp Set and Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, both Free Items during Sale a Bration.

Stampin Up Big Day

Now my card is only a little note card size, not a regular size.  It fits into a cut little Mini Treat Bag, which has been decorated to match the card.

I won’t be giving details on the card as it’s part of my Video Series for this month.

Here’s your sketch graphic to play along with for this challenge:

Sketch Challenge

Okay onto our next artist Tamsin Adams :)

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Stampin Up Celebrate Baby

Time for a girlie card :)  In this card, I’ve used Something for Baby and Celebrate Baby again, we needed PINKS!

Something for Baby

Here’s the details for you:

  • Blushing Bride Card: 105 x 298mm, 92 x 132mm, 90 x 130mm, 30 x 140mm
  • Chocolate Chip: 40 x 130mm
  • Very Vanilla: 75 x 95mm
  • Watercolor Paper: 70 x 70mm, scrap



  1. Fold Blushing Bride 105 x 298mm card in half, sponge around the edges with matching ink.
  2. Stamp Celebrate on an angle and repeatedly over Blushing Bride 90 x 130mm card with matching ink, sponge around edges.
  3. Stamp Heart image onto Blushing Bride 30 x 140mm card with matching ink.  Cut a V into both ends of the card, sponge around edges.
  4. Cut a V into both ends of Chocolate Chip 40 x 130mm card.
  5. Cut an Oval from the Very Vanilla 75 x 95mm card using a Big Shot and Oval Framelits. Sponge around the edges with Blushing Bride Ink.
  6. Stamp the Pram image onto Watercolor Paper using Blushing Bride Ink.  Using Rose Red Ink and an Aquapainter, colour the image.  Repeat with Heart images on Watercolor Paper scraps.
  7. Cut the Pram image out with a Big Shot and Baby’s First Framelits.  Cut the Hearts by hand (don’t lose them)


  1. Layer Celebrate Blushing Bride Card onto Blushing Bride 92 x 132mm card.
  2. Layer Chocolate Chip card to the left hand side of Blushing Bride Panel.
  3. Layer Hearts Blushing Bride card over the Chocolate Chip Card.
  4. Layer Oval Very Vanilla to the center of the card panel.
  5. Use Dimensionals to adhere the Pram to the center of the Oval.
  6. Use Dimensionals to adhere the Hearts floating out of the Pram.
  7. Use Dimensionals to adhere the entire panel to the folded card base.
  8. Finish by adding Blushing Bride Candy Dots to the centers of the wheels.
  9. Optional – Add a bit of BLING to the Pram and Hearts (I’ve used Wink of Stella)


Products Used:

  • Stamp Sets: Something for Baby, Celebrate Baby
  • Card: Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red
  • Big Shot: Oval Framelits, Baby’s First Framelits
  • Embellishments: Candy Dots
  • Other: Aquapainter, Sponges, Wink of Stella

Something for Baby

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The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 20

Hello Monday Morning!! (trying to make myself feel more enthusiastic than I am)  Welcome to another Blog Hop Challenge.  This week we have a sketch :)

At least my card is cheerier at this time of the morning.  I’ll come back and update you with all the instructions in a bit.

Painted Petals

Painted Petals

Here’s the sketch we played with:


Time to continue on with the Blog Hop :)

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The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 19

I’m going to be an Aunt again sometime this week (or maybe next week), so I thought I’d better start working on some baby cards.  Now this might not be the card she gets yet, but it has given me some idea’s on another way to use the Something For Baby stamp set.

Our Challenge for this week is a Colour Challenge :)

Something for Baby

I’ve started off  by stamping the pram onto Watercolour Paper lightly with Lost Lagoon Ink.  I then took an AquaPainter and coloured some depth into it also using the Lost Lagoon Ink.

I’m afraid to say the rest of the card is pretty simple and straight forward, here is a list of the card measurements for you:

  • Lost Lagoon 105 x 298mm
  • So Saffron: 90 x 130mm, 88 x 128mm (top layer has edges sponged with So Saffron Ink)
  • Basic Gray: 88 x 20mm (leave 5mm showing)
  • Smoky Slate: 88 x 30mm (leave 10mm showing)
  • Whisper White: 88 x 50mm

All I’ve done, apart from the layering is to add sentiments from the Celebrate Baby stamp set. (oh and I may have gone overboard with the Wink of Stella!)

And now as I’m looking at this, I think I could have used Lost Lagoon Ribbon (smacks forehead!)

Something for Baby

Here’s your graphic to play along with at home


Colour challenge

Card Recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Something for Baby, Celebrate Baby
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Basic Gray
  • Card: Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Watercolour Paper
  • Big Shot: Baby’s First Framelits Die
  • Embellishments: Organza Ribbon
  • Non Stampin Up: Wink Of Stella

Next on our list of Artists is Nicole Wilson :)  I’m sure she has something amazing to share with us.

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tHE ARTFUL Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 18

It’s time for another Challenge Hop!  This week is a sketch challenge, I’ve used Stampin Up Birthday Bash from the Occasions Catalogue.

And to tell you the truth, I’m not 100% sold on it (the card not the stamp set)

Birthday Bash

I’ve created a watercolour wash (you’ll get the video’s if you are in my Online Hostess Club, or spend $100 with me this month), then embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The Celebrate was stamped with Tangelo Twist onto Whisper White card, and cut out.

The stripe panel and the banner are from the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper.  Finished off with a little bit of bling from the Rhinestones.

Birthday Bash

Here’s the sketch graphic for you to play along with at home.

Sketch Challenge

Card Recipe:

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  • Stamp Set: Birthday Bash
  • Card: Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Watercolour, Whisper White, Birthday Bash DSP
  • Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Versamark
  • Embellishments: Rhinestones
  • Embossing: Heat Tool, White Powder

Next on our Blog Hop is Alison Barclay


The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 17

Happy Australia Day!  If I’d thought about it properly we would have been doing an Australia Day Theme instead of a Colour Challenge this week.   I guess then I wouldn’t be able to use Stampin Up Lotus Blossom :)

Lotus Blossom

I started off stamping the Hardwood Background stamp onto Whisper White with Baked Brown Sugar, I stamped off twice before stamping onto the card so it was nice and light.

I’ve stamped my 3 step Lotus flower in Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz.  I’ve then sponged around the edge of the card with Soft Suede Ink.  Layered onto another piece of Whisper White card.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.

The Baked Brown Sugar panel is stamped in matching ink, sponged around the edges with Soft Suede, and layered onto Calypso Coral Card, then mounted onto Crisp Cantaloupe Card Base.

The flower panel is also mounted with dimensionals, but I’ve tied on some ribbon first.  Wink of Stella has been added to the flowers and the edge of the Crisp Cantaloupe base.

A fairly quick and easy card today :)

Team Challenge

Next on our Blog Hop is Anna Foster

Stampin Up Love is Kindness

I have another Swap Card to show you today.  Ann Wilcox Schach has used the Stampin Up Love is Kindness single stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue and a simple technique to create this card.

Stampin Up Love is Kindness

Ann has started out by stamping the image onto the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper in black.  She’s then stamped the image again onto Lost Lagoon and maybe Calypso Coral paper from the Designer Series Stacks, and cut out flower head and the newspaper wrapping.  Those pieces have then been adhered over the image on the Something Borrowed DSP.  The leaves have been coloured.  This simple technique is called Paper Piercing.

The card base is Lost Lagoon, and the ribbon is also Lost Lagoon.  The Thank You sentiment comes from the Painted Petals Stamp Set.

A simple layout but resulting in a very effective and great looking card.

Card Recipe:

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  • Stamp Sets: Love is Kindness, Painted Petals
  • Ink: Black
  • Card: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Something Borrowed DSP, Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Embellishments: Lost Lagoon Stitched Ribbon, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine

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The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 16

Monday has rolled around again, which means it’s time for another Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge.  This week we have a Sketch Challenge. I’ve used A Happy Thing Stamp Set which is a FREE Sale a Bration set (pg 19)

A Happy Thing

I’ve tried to go Clean and Simple with this card, not sure if I’ve managed to pull it off though.

I’ve first stamped in Black Memento Ink and have used the same colours as in the Sale a Bration Catalogue.  Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

I’ve cut out my image using the Circle Framelits, and sponged around the edge with Bermuda Bay Ink.

On a Whisper White panel I’ve used Washi Tape from Beach House (the Crushed Curry one) and the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack ( the Bermuda Bay one).

I’ve then used Dimensionals to adhere the Bird over the Washi Tape.  I stamped Just for You (From the Herd) in Bermuda Bay Ink.

The rolled rose is made from Cherry Cobbler Card, edged with a 2 Way Glue Pen and then dipped in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (still a bit wet when I took the photo).

This whole panel is then mounted onto a Whisper White card base with Dimensionals.

The sparkle you can see on the bird is from Wink of Stella.

A Happy Thing

Card Recipe

  • Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing, From the Herd
  • Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobber
  • Ink: Black Memento, Bermuda Bay
  • Blendabilities: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
  • Embellishments: Washi Tape
  • Big Shot: Circle Framelits

Here is your graphic to play along at home

Sketch Challenge

Next on the Blog Hop is Anna from My Little Creative Nook.

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Stampin Up Sheltering Tree

I’ve seen some really pretty cards using Stampin Up Sheltering Tree Stamp Set, I’ve not yet bought the set, but I do have a card I can show you from the Swap I was in.  This card was created by Jill Cameron Hilliard.

Stampin Up Sheltering Trees

It’s a very simple card layout wise, but it definitely caught my eye.

It’s time for our guessing game with colours as swaps didn’t come with a recipe, but I think we can make a pretty good assumption with this card :)

The Sheltering Tree Set comes in Photopolymer and consists of 14 stamps.  The main tree image here has been stamped in Chocolate Chip.  The main cluster of leaves I would say is Pear Pizzazz.  The set then has a little stamp with a cluster of little leaves so that you can add a second colour easily.  The sprinkle of leaves here has been done with Garden Green.

You can also add a Broom, or a Bike or in this case, a Swing under the tree, done in Chocolate Chip, and a swish of grass, also in Pear Pizzazz.

The stamped panel has been layered onto a piece of Chocolate Chip Card, and then onto a Crumb Cake base.  The set comes with 4 sentiments, one of which has been stamped in Garden Green, made into a banner and then adhered under the tree.

A great card and stamp set with loads of options for making trees for all the seasons.

Card Recipe:

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  • Stamp Set: Sheltering Tree
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

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