Saturday 27 June 2020

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop - 3D Projects

Hi crafters,

I'm delighted to be bringing you another blog hop from the Hopping Around the World team.  We are an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop every month to share inspiration and creativity.  This month our theme is 3D projects and I've created two treat packages using stamps, punches, dies and ink!  If you are coming from Rebecca-Jo's post you are on the right track.  There is a full list of the blog hop participants at the end of this post.  

I started by using the Mini Curvy Keepsake box die with Whisper White cardstock to create a white base for my stamping.  I masked three of the sides and stamped the grass image from the Field of Flowers stamp set in Granny Apple Green around the base of each of the sides to create a continuous pattern.  I added some Balmy Blue ink to the top of the side panels to create an illusion of sky.  I stamped the small co-ordinating flowers in Mango Melody ink and used the Confetti Flowers Border Punch to cut out the shapes.  I added three Gorgeous Grape butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty Dies.  I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to create the tag and stamped a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greeeting stamp set in Balmy Blue.  I attached the tag with some linen thread tied in a small bow.  

For my second project I used the Perfect Parcels dies with Balmy Blue cardstock.  This time I stamped the grass image in Garden Green.  The lamb from the new Hippo Happiness stamp set was stamped in Gray Granite onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the matching dies.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop the lamb up for added texture.   I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue for a tone on tone look and finally tied some Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon on top to finish.  

I hope the projects on this hop have inspired you to create a 3D project.  They are a lot of fun.  To keep hopping, head to Mo's post next.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Blog Hop Roll Call List

1.      Claudia Christensen (D)

2.     Rebecca-Jo Unwin (Australia)

3.     Rachel Macleod (UK) ***You are here***

4.     Mo Rootes (UK)

5.     Melanie Igelbrink (D)

6.     Maï Chapelain (France)

7.     Susan Simpson (UK)

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Tuesday 23 June 2020

New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2020-2021 Favourites

Hi Crafters,

It's time to get excited!  The brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2020-2021 has launched.  There are lots of amazing new crafting products and some returning favourites too.  Check out the online version of the catalogue by clicking on the front cover image below.  When you want to start shopping, just head over to my online store.  It's that simple.  

Now for the fun stuff!  I've put together a list of my favourites new products.  This was going to be a Top 5 but it's turned into a Top 12!  Yep, the catalogue is that good!

Are any of your favourites on my list too?  If you have questions about any of the products in the new catalogue, please feel free to drop me an email.  I am also happy to send a hard copy of the catalogue to you in the post if you send me your address via email.  There's nothing quite like a shiny new catalogue to peruse!

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Friday 12 June 2020

We Fall In...Colours Blog Hop

Hi Crafters,

It's time to hop again with a Blog Hop from the We Fall In... Colours team.  We are an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to share our passion for creativity through colour.  If you've hopped from Conni's blog, you are on the right track.  There is a full list of participants at the end of this post too.  

This month's colour challenge features Sahara Sand, Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss.

I started by making a Sahara Sand card base from half a sheet of A4 cardstock.  I created a panel from Whisper White cardstock and cut the tiny butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies in Blackberry Bliss, Gorgeous Grape and Sahara Sand cardstock arranging in a waterfall pattern.  I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the panel to draw attention to the sentiment.  The sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out using the Layering Circle Dies .  I added a circle of vellum cardstock behind my sentiment to make it stand out using the same circles dies.  

To keep hopping, head to Melanie's blog for more inspiration featuring this month's colour theme of Blackberry Bliss, Gorgeous Grape and Sahara Sand.  

Happy crafting,

Rachel x

Blog Hop Roll Call List

1.      Sandra Herzog

2.     Silke Trapani

3.     Karin Hobelsberger - StempelPünktchen

4.     Claudia Strauchfuß - Kreative Machenschaften

5.     Sandra Hagenlocher

6.     Martina Schmitz - Gefalzt & Zugeklebt

7.     Samira Merzouk - Samira’s Kreative Welt

8.     Iris Philipps - Der Papierhimmel

9.     Conni Richter - Stempellicht

10. Rachel Macleod - On The Wings of Craft ***You are here***

11.   Melanie Igelbrink - Mellis StempelParadies

12. Manuela Auer - Papierteufelchen

13.  Kathrin Fuchs

14. Waltraud Hattinger - Stempelkeller

15.  Rene Guenther /

16. Katja Martins - Stempelpfau

17.  Anja Ehmann - Bastelanja

18. Sabrina Hillesheim - SabisKreativeWelt

19. Petra Noeth - Stempelstein

20. Diana Böckel - DianasKreativwerkstatt

21. Sigrid Joch - Sigrids kreative ART

22. Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleinebastelt

23. Christiane Knapp - StempelPalast

24. Daniela Bruckner - Bastelerie


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