April Blog Hop Hi everyone.
Well, it's this time of the month again. It comes around so quickly! Last month I was posting my blog at the VERY last minute - like midnight and I had some troubles, so luckily lovely Sue was still awake and was able to work me through them. This month, I'm starting early so I hopefully don't have any of that sort of stress.
As we all know, our Mothers and other ladies who mean a lot to us mean more than we could imagine or ever put into words. My Mum has had bad health this year and at times it makes you realise just HOW much they mean to you. I'm a lucky one - I still have both my parents. I hope each and every one of you have someone special to think of on this Mother's Day.
There are 15 of us from our wonderfully talented ladies in our Art With Heart group who have joined this hop so you'll possibly need more than one cup of coffee to go through them all. Remember to comment at each one and then email NIKKI at firstname.lastname@example.org so you are in the running for our special blog candy prize. (The prize is for non demos, but we love to hear comments from all of you).
You may have come from Christine Blain 's hop and hopped to mine, or if you have started here, that's fine. Once you have finished here, all you have to do is click JUDY MAY, (below). Don't forget to leave your comments. You have 72 hours in which to leave your comments to be eligible for the prize. Good luck to all of you who participatebelow and you will follow onto the next site. I hope you enjoy your visits.
I decided to make a card, a money holder (great for those of you who have to post something for a gift) and a folder which can hold special photos, CD or handkerchief and other similar items. All quite easy to do but made with love and care and that's the most important thing. I hope these inspire you in some way to make something for someone special in you life on Mother's Day.
The first is a card I made using pink pirouette, whisper white and regal rose and vellum cardstock, scallop border punch, scallop circle bigz die and circle scissor plus from our fabulous new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. I used regal rose, old olive, sage shadow, pink pirouette and so saffron inks where I have sponged the colours on the flowers of the Inspired By Nature stamp. Butterfly is from Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and Wonderful Favourites stamp. I used a mixture of clear emboss and dazzling diamonds mixed and stampin dimensionals for effect. I've also used polka dots embossing folder, again from our new mini and whisper white tafetta ribbon.
This next one is a small money folder/gift card for someone who you love but distance may mean posting a gift. I used Melon Mambo cardstock from our new mini catalogue together with pink pirouette, very vanilla, close to cocoa and old olive. Inks are melon mambo, very vanilla old olive, close to cocoa and regal rose sponged on bird for effect. Also used is scallop circle punch, our new and wonderful extra large Two-Step bird punch, stamps from Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Sentiments from our new mini and Occasional Greetings and scallop border punch for the inside just to show you where a gift card or money can be placed. Dazzling diamonds, Crystal effects and stampin dimensionals have been used together with very vanilla taffeta ribbon.
The last article is a folded card with Orchid Opulance, old olive and rich razzleberry and whisper white and vellum cardstock and Cottage Wall DSP from our new catalogue. Stamps are also from the new catalogue - Cottage garden, Teeny tiny Sentiments and Vintage Vogue and Lots of tags 4-pack dies. Rich Razzleberry ribbon and rhinestone brads and scallop border punch finish the effect. Clear emboss and dazzling diamonds, crystal effects and stampin pastels finish my effects. The background stamp is our wonderful new Medallion stamp where I have used pink pirouette ink and sponged and rocked and rolled melon mambo and rich razzleberry to get the shaded effects. Old Olive and whisper white inks complete the inks used. I've also used the 5 petal punch inside. This can hold photos, CD or a nice handkerchief etc as a gift for the special lady in your life.
I hope you've enjoyed your time on my blog. Now it's time to click here to continue onto the very talented JUDY MAY'S blog. CLICK HERE: Judy May
If you get lost along the way, here is a full list of our participants.
Name: Ros Davidson
Until next time, take care, and enjoy your journey. Hope to hear from you and look forward to seeing you on my blog again next time.
....Next blog will be after our Conference....wonder what we will have to show then....
Remember, if there is anything I can help you with regarding anything to do with Stampin' Up please don't hesitate to contact me either via this blog, email,(email@example.com) or phone 0438 022 124. As I've said before, our new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue is absolutely fantastic and if there is anything in that, or our main catalogue that you would like, please let me know and I'll be able to help you asap. If you have any questions about anything in my blog, also let me know and hopefully I'll be able to answer them. See you soon,