Monday, 15 August 2016

Florence Blog Hop

Welcome to the Florence Collection Blog Hop if you arrived here from  Denise's Scrap, Stamp and Share you are in the right place. If you arrived her by chance no worries just click on the link at the end of this post to continue the hop.

The Florence Collection is fabulous, the papers are beautiful, and the compliments kit contains 2 6x6 sticker sheets, assorted diecuts, sequins and the Copper Foil Tape.


I really enjoyed working with this collection, I really like how easy these two layouts came together, I used the Flip Flaps in the first layout and they are great, allowing you to add lots of photos to your page without making the page look cluttered.

This card folds flat for posting but can also stand for display, it's called a Z fold card it's a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  You can find instructions here to make this card, my card opens from the bottom rather than the side. Adding the flower at the top of the card allows you to stand it up  for display yet it folds flat for posting. I stamped the image on Colonial White cardstock and then a second time so I could colour the flowers with the Shin Han Markers. After colouring the flowers I  used the new Shimmer Brush Z3293 , it add a lovely shine to the inked images. Then I fussy cut the flowers and added them the card adhering them with foam Tape.  


To continue the hop go to Vandra's' blog and see what great project she has created.

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, if have you arrived from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages you are in the right place, if you arrived by chance I hope you enjoy this hop. August's SOTM is "The Purr - fect Halloween" stamp set S1608 and it is is fabulous.

Don't be put off by the title for this stamp set, it can be used for many different themes not just Halloween. I have used this set to make a card and a layout that are nothing to do with Halloween.

I love visiting Pinterest I get so many great ideas there, I used a card idea I found there as inspiration for this lovely card. Don't these cats look so cute, I especially love that this stamp set has four different eye stamps for the cat. I really like the witches hat and the clown's hat as well and I can see myself using them for lots of different projects.

For this card I have stamped two of the cats but I have used different eyes for the male and female cats. The frame is from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge found on page 42, the paper behind the frame is from the Penelope Papers, I am sad that these papers are no longer available. I have added a black bow tie for the male and some Bitty Sparkles to the female cat. I coloured the centre sparkle pink with a Shin Han Marker to blend with the card background. To finish the card I added the sentiment, two little flowers and a ribbon and bow. 

I have used the Florence Workshop Your Way X7208B for this layout. This photo is my sister and her daughter and I really love this photo of them. When I first saw it, the thing that struck me was how lovely their eyes looked, I thought they looked like "smiling eyes". 

I found these quotes online and felt they were perfect for this layout. I very rarely do a layout with just one photos but I felt this particular photo deserved a special layout.   

Thank you for stopping by to continue, hop along to Lauren's blog to see what lovely project she has to share, Please take a moment and leave a comment, it is always appreciated.