Inspirations in Ink October Blog Hop

G’Day Friends,

Thank you for dropping by & welcome to our monthly Inspirations in Ink Blog Hop.

We’re a small group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world who come together each month to showcase a theme & share inspiration for you to create.

You may be starting with me, Vicky Wright Australia or have come from Theresa’s blog where she shared her lovely project.  Don’t forget you can visit all the other blogs on today’s hop by clicking on the Blog Roll at the bottom of this post.

This month we are show casing the gorgeous Season of Chic Bundle.  Oh, how I love this Bundle & of course the stunning Texture Chic Designer Series Paper with all its lovely Gold Foil on one side.  Perfect for all occasions including Christmas.

This is one of the very first cards I created with this Bundle & I must say I am happy with the end result.  I didn’t know where I was heading but it sort of steered its own course to the finish.

Check out the die cut netting in the background.  It’s been die cut with the Distressed Gold Paper which you just have to have in your Paper Collection.

Click on the link below to download your PDF Tutorial.

1022.  Season of Chic Bundle

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Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Next up is Wendy.  If you get lost, be sure to click on the Roll Call below.  Please share a little love by leaving comments as you visit.  I know they would appreciate it.

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Happy Stamping!

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Wendy Varron – USA

Christy Gridley – USA

Deirdre Croal – USA

Julie Golding – Canada

Robbie Rubala – USA

Theresa McEntee – USA

Vicky Wright – Australia

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Beauty of the Earth DSP

G’Day Stampers,

Today I am showcasing the lovely Beauty of the Earth DSP which is on the selected DSP Sale throughout July to 2 August!

My card today is a simple one but shows that you don’t have to have a lot of supplies to create a lovely project.  I’ve teamed the Beauty of the Earth DSP with the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set along with the Beautiful Trees Dies.

Click on the link below to download your FREE Tutorial.

962.  Thinking of You – Beauty of the Earth

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Happy Stamping!



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Celebrate Sunflowers

G’Day Friends,

Thanks so much for popping in today!  It is always very much appreciated.

Today I thought I would do something a little different & share with you a project with one of the Bundles I love – Celebrate Sunflowers!

In fact, you will be happy to know that I will be sharing projects I’ve created with this Bundle all week just for you.

I was playing around with my Blending Brushes the other day & had a spare piece of Cardstock left over.  So as not to waste it, I thought it perfect to create a simple card to share with you today.

A piece of Basic White Cardstock has been blended with Bumblebee Ink & a Blending Brush.

I temp adhered this piece to a piece of Basic White Card prior to stamping the large sunflower direct onto the blended area plus ensuring that part of the image stamped over onto the Basic White Cardstock too.

To create a mask, I stamped the same image onto scrap paper prior to fussy cutting along the stamped lines.

This mask was temp adhered to the stamped image prior to stamping the single leaf image around the sunflower in Early Espresso Ink.

I carefully removed the mask & the sponged Cardstock before adhering the panel to a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock.

I adhered this piece to the partially stamped Basic White ensuring that all images are matched in perfectly or as close as can be.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set & was stamped straight onto the Basic White layer in Early Espresso prior to adhering to a Bumblebee Base Card.

The card was completed by adhering 5 x Bumblebee Enamel Dots to the Card Front.

Tip – You could always die cut a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock with the Sunflowers Dies & add to the top of the stamped sunflower.

If you have enjoyed my card today, be sure to pop back in a couple of days when I will be sharing my 2nd project with you.






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Butterfly Bouquet Collection

G’Day Friends,

I have a couple of little announcements before we get into today’s card.

The Craft Room is now OPEN!

This has been in the making for a number of months/years but happy to say that it is now ready.  If you subscribe to my newsletter, you would have already received the new on Sunday.  Thank you to everyone who has already jumped on board.  It is very much appreciated.

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Have you joined our Stamp & Card Club?  It’s fun & it’s full of ideas & extra bonus tutorials throughout the month.

March is now open & is all about the lovely & fun Quite Curvy Stamp Set which has been teamed up with the ever so versatile Forever Greenery DSP.  A match made in heaven.

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Ok enough of that, let’s get onto today’s card.

Today’s card is one that I’ve created with the lovely new Butterfly Brilliance Collection which goes live today until the beginning of May.  I am loving this collection & much to my surprise am enjoying creating for a class around this Collection but I am getting off the beaten  track so to speak.

I embossed a piece of Mint Macaron with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder prior to adhering to a Just Jade Base Card.

A piece of the Butterfly Bijou DSP was trimmed down prior to adhering to a piece of Basic White & then to the top part of the Card Front.

I die cut the stitched shape from Basic White with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, die cut with the Layering Circles Dies & adhered to the centre of the stitched shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This was then adhered to the centre of the DSP panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals too.

I inked up the butterfly of choice, stamped onto a piece of Basic White in Memento Tuxedo Ink prior to colouring & blending with Mini Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

The image was die cut with the outline die from Butterfly Wings Dies before being adhered to the bottom of the die cut circle/shape with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on bottom of the wings only.

To complete the card I randomly adhere Shaded Spruce Holiday Rhinestone to the front of the card.

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Terracotta Tile Day #2

G’Day Friends,

Are you ready for Day 2 of showcasing the lovely rich Terracotta  Tile  2019-2021  In  Colour?

Again, I’ve gone with the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP but this time round teamed it up with Early Espresso & Level 1, Heal Your Heart Stamp Set.

Can you tell I am a little obsessed with this Set.  I just love the font as well as the sentiments.

This time I’ve randomly chopped m DSP into 3’s prior to adhering to the Early Espresso Cardstock.

When adhering the DSP, ensure that you are matching the pattern of the DSP & if you have to chop, chop from the outer edges of the DSP so that you keep your pattern.  I love creating & using my DSP this way!

The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso Ink onto Basic White, die cut with the Layering Circles Dies & adhered to a Early Espresso scallop circle which was die cut with the same dies.

It’s a fairly simple card but one that i wanted the Terracotta Tile & the DSP to shine.

I finished the card off with a couple of the cute little Terracotta Tile Butterfly Gems.


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Seaside Notions

G’Day Stampers,

Thanks for dropping by today.  Seaside-Notions---Inside

Today I am sharing with you a simple card created with the lovely Seaside Notions Stamp Set.  This is one of my favourite sets but then again, let’s face it, there are lots that are my favourite lol.

It was teamed up with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to create the “subtle” background.

I also use this layout for a lot of my cards.  With new Stamps, DSP, etc you forget that it is the same layout as it changes the card completely.

It is also one of the bonus cards I shared in our June Stamp & Card Club.

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card.  It includes all the measurements – metric & imperial, list of products plus the instructions.

778.  Thinking of You – Seaside Notions


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Stamp N’ Hop Blog Hop


G’Day Stampers,

Thank you for joining me today as I am once again playing along with the May  Stamp ‘N Hop blog hop where we are saying goodbye to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalgue.  This way we get to play with some of our favourites one last timeMay-2019---Goodby-to-the-ol .

We are a group of SU! Demos from all over the world sharing their love of Stampin’ Up! We would love for you to join us if you like, but we do ask that you are a current SU! Demo & that you use current SU! products.

If you have come from seeing Jenn’s lovely creation, thank you for visiting.  It is much appreciated.

I wanted to play with Lovely as a Tree but of course when the time come couldn’t put my hand on it.  So I opted for Sheltering Tree which is another retiring.  I’ve teamed it up with the 2017-2019 In Colours which are also going!

The tree was stamped in Fresh Fig – only in error – but I love it!  The leaves were inked in Lemon Lime Twist & then Fresh Fig & Tranquil Tide daubed on with a Sponge Dauber.

If you have started from me, then next up is Tracy.  In the event that you get lost, there is a Roll Call of everyone playing along below or you can click on the NEXT ARROW to be taken to the next blog.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Next-Blog-UpdateRoll Call –

  1. Pia Gerhardt (DE)
  2. Laura Mackie (UK)
  3. Mo Rootes (UK)
  4. Susan Simpson (UK)
  5. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  6. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
  7. Jenn Charles (US)
  8. Vicky Wright – Australia – That’s Me!
  9. Tracy Marie Lewis (US)
  10. Sharon Dalton – Australia
  11. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  12. Jo Blackman


Thinking of You


My post today is a very simple one but I think the colours of Fresh Fig & Flirty Flamingo make it pop!  I wasn’t sure how the 2 colours would work together but I think they compliment each other.  It is also one of the cards we created in our class last Friday.

This set is from 2018 Sale-A-Bration & is the new Stampin’ Up! “DistINKive” Stamp Set!  The floral image lays down your ink at different opacities giving the image of a photograph.  If you haven’t seen the video, check it out here –

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a tutorial for you to create your own card.  The tutorial includes list of products & measurements, both metric & imperial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




316. Thinking of You – Heartfelt Blooms

2018 SAB, Heartfelt Blooms, 2017-2019 In Colours, Free Tutorial, Vicky Wright, Stampin' Up!

Thinking of You

I thought I would share with you a card I did some time ago to highlight our Technique TreatsSponging but never got round to sharing it.

To create my card I sponged Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey & Tip Top Taupe Inks directly onto a piece of Whisper White Card. I then spritzed water over the top with a Stampin’ Sprizter.  The trees from “Lovely as a Tree” were stamped directly over the top using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I then layered the sponged card onto a piece of Tip Top Taupe Card before layering direct onto a piece of Whisper White. The sentiment was stamped direct onto the Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

A piece of Linen Thread was wrapped twice around the card tying a small bow before being layered onto Base Card – Watermelon Wonder.

It’s a very simple card but one with a bit of a punch, I think.008-(3)wm-blog

Hello Honey has since been retired but you could subsitite the colour for Delighful Dijon or Crushed Curry.

Don’t forget, you are able to purchase this Technique from our Technique Teats Page to create 4 more cards using the Sponging Technique & “Lovely as a Tree” Stamp Set.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Sheltering Tree

My card today was one we created in our Technique Class some weeks ago – Block Stamping!  The class loved it!

I saw a similar card on Pinterest some time ago, but of course when I went to link back, couldn’t find it, but thank you so much for your inspiration.  I did change mine a little, including the layout.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



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