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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop

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Morning! Thank you for joining me today. If you've hopped here from Pip's super blog then I expect you're already storing her ideas for later use - I'm looking forward to hopping back to view her great creations and am sure I'm in for a treat. So let's get on....
Welcome to the latest Stampin' Creative Blog Hop.
This week has seen the release of our retirement lists, preparing the way for the new Annual catalogue. This also spells the end for our 2013-2015 In Colours. To see them out in style, the Stampin' Creative Blog Team have used the colour palette for this month's blog hop. This is their last hurrah!
I do have to confess - this bunch have not been my favourite, apart from Coastal Cabana, which I have used on the first card I'd like to show you today.
I wanted to achieve the appearance of a butterfly alighting on a hydrangea. I did experience difficulty getting the photo light enough, it doesn't show the soft shimmer on the butterfly which comes from smooch spritz - also retiring, as is the thick bakers twine.
After finishing the card, I started to prep some water bottles for tomorrow's all day Spring Papercraft Event using the same colour family. The photos below show them part finished.

I've one more card to share you. This one is using Baked Brown Sugar cardstock from the retiring colours. I actually quite like this colour. I've used the Mixed Bunch stamp set which is also retiring. It's a very simple card and, as with the first card, it's monochrome and I've used a favourite technique of mine - simple white pencil!
I do love the soft white pencil against this shade. As I say, a simple card but we all need simple cards, don't we!
Thanks for stopping by. The next blog is Kim's where you'll see her beautiful creations.  Just click on her name above to hop there. Should you need to go back to Pip's, or you simply like travelling backwards (!) then click on her name at the top of this post.
Full list of participating blogs below:

Lesley - YOU ARE HERE




20 comments:

  1. Fabulous Lesley! You have been busy with your itty bitty punches! So worth it,

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    1. Yes, am seeing them in my sleep Eimear! Thank you, very kind.xx

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  2. I really like the white on the baked brown sugar, but all really lovely. Have a fun day at your all day event.

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    1. Thank you Emma, I just do like the white pencil on these brown shades. Yes, the all dayer went well, nice of you to say.xx

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  3. I love that Baked Brown Sugar card - what a brilliant idea to use white pencil (making a mental note to go and buy one).

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  4. Wonderful Lesley, I too will not miss them all. Love the water bottle idea, so sweet.

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    1. Ha,ha! Glad to hear I'm not alone then! The ladies liked the bottles so it was worth doing them. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment.xxx

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  5. WOW you've been busy. I too love the Baked Brown Sugar card especially so x

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    1. How funny! That was a last minute decision. The ladies at my stamp camp often find the white pencil makes an appearance. Thank you for leaving a nice comment.xx

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  6. Lully projects Lelly! Love the hydrangea effect, very pretty, may have to case the bottle idea, clever and nice touch to glam a plain object, and I like anything Kraft-like, the white pencil looks so soft xxx

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    1. Ah, my lovely, you're too kind!xx

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  7. LOVE these Lesley, Really cute water bottles, totally got your butterfly alighting on a flower head - brilliant and that Mixed Bunch card is fabulous!!!

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    1. Praise indeed Pip! Thank you - so very kind.xx

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  8. Some great ideas Lesley, especially liked the baked brown sugar one. Lovely xxxxx

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    1. Hi Jan, thank you so much for visiting and being kind about my projects.xx

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  9. fab projects Lesley and hope you Al Day event went well - I'm sure they loved their Stampin Up!-ified water bottles. great idea with the butterfly too! x

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    1. Hi Lou, hope you're feeling better. Yes, the ladies did like the water bottles, seemed a bit of faffing at the time. How kind of you to leave a kind comment - thank you!xx

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  10. Love the idea for the water bottles! Fab projects and such a variety too xx

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    1. What nice comments Emily - thank you!xx

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