Monday, 19 October 2020

One For The Boys | Let's Get Hopping #36

Hello and welcome to another Let's Get Hopping blog hop. This month we are sharing projects created in the males in our lives in mind. Masculine cards usually seem to challenge most card makers but Stampin' Up! offer so many great stamp sets that are perfect for masculine cards and Geared Up Garage is one of my favourites.

Using the coordinating Garage Gears dies, a little sponging of white craft ink and some blends, this card came together fairly quickly and it could be easily recreated in a whole range of colours. 

Next up in the hop is my talented friend Alicia Yap. I'm looking forward to seeing what she and the rest of the team have to share with us all.


Friday, 25 September 2020

Ink Blending | TGIF Challenge #283

Whoop whoop. It's Friday again and the end of another busy week. This week our fabulous friend Tami Hewlett has taken over TGIF Challenges and has challenged us to all get our fingers all inky with some ink blending.

And here is my project.

I used a sponging technique to create my ink blended background and chose to go with Real Red, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo as my colour combo. Since the challenge was an ink blending challenge I kept the other details quite simple with some Whisper White die cut hearts and a white embossed sentiment on Basic Black.

To see what the other talented TGIF designers have created and to join in the challenge head over to the TGIF Challenges blog 

Thanks for joining me today.

-Tan xx


Monday, 21 September 2020

Happy 3rd Birthday to Us | Let's Get Hopping #35

Hello and welcome everyone to an extra special Let's Get Hopping blog hop. Today's hop just happens to be going live on the same date that our very first Let's Get Hopping blog hop was published three years. Wow, I cannot believe that its been three years already!! 
If you have been already been hopping along you would have come from the blog of my amazing friend and our Let's Get Hopping founder, Jennifer Frost. Jenn started this blog hop for a group of us that had just started blogging and for most of us it was the first hop we had participated in. I'm so grateful of Jenn creating this opportunity for me as it opened up so many more opportunities for me to grow as a papercrafter and a blogger.

Moving on to today's projects, the challenge this month was to take one of the themes we have worked with in the past three and I chose the CASE Yourself theme from March of last year.  

Here is the card I chose to CASE. I created this card earlier this year and at the time I knew it would be a card that I would one day CASE.

And here is my CASE. For this card there were a few things I chose to CASE from the original project and a couple of elements I have included in both cards. I really loved this sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set and I loved how the die cut vellum panel added some softness and subtle detail to the card.

Instead of adding a water coloured flower, I chose to go with a 3D Peony flower created with the Peony Dies and rather than a tone on tone stamped background I went with this patterned DSP from the Peony Garden DSP pack. 

Thanks for joining me today. Next up in the hop is my Kiwi friend Alicia Yap. I'm excited to see what theme she has chosen for this month