Friday, 24 June 2016

Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop Week 4

Welcome to the Hello! 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop! 
You'll be hopping around 10 amazing Stampin' Up! © Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.

Currently you're visiting Julie Kettlewell from Pudsey, UK. Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the Previous and Next buttons. Now, let's scroll down to see what I have been making.
There have been a few frames of the little critters made with the Fox punch around the blogs, which I too have made myself, but I wanted to make a smaller one just with the Fox. I then had the idea for the F is for Fox using the new Large Letter thinlits and the Labeller alphabet stamp set. The frames are so accessible from Ikea and very very reasonable in price. I am now thinking of all the other critters that I could make. I think this would look perfect in a baby or child's bedroom or nursery.
Little side angle for you to see how it could stand up, or you could of course hang it on the wall. 

One of my top tips for making the fox is to sponge the Calypso Coral pieces with some Calypso Coral ink just to make it stand out a little more. I also like to punch the foxes nose from black card stock and draw the eyes on with a journalling pen. The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that to save paper I cut an aperture in the patterned paper rather than putting some white over the top! 
 Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Kylie Bertucci. There's lots of inspiration to find in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Here is a full list of all our blog hoppers

Julie Kettlewell - YOU ARE HERE

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

More from the Hello Lovely Project Life Cards

Hello again. Today I am sharing some more cards made with the Hello Lovely Project Life kit and a couple of added extras. Tomorrow I will have a break from them as I take part in a blog hop and then I will be back with the last lot on Saturday for you.
I love the wreath like circle design on this card and thought it was crying out for a little bow so I added one to the bottom right, added the sentiments and stuck the card to a Crumb Cake card blank and there you go, made in minutes!
I'm sharing another little tag with you too, again really simple with a touch of the wonderful Copper Embossing powder which you can see better on the 2nd photo, it's so lovely.
 I hope you are enjoying this set of simple makes with the Project Life kits, I'll see you bright and breezy in the morning for our blog hop!

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Hello Lovely Project Life Kit - Alternative use

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday to you! I love my Tuesday night classes and last night it was the turn of my Project Life class. Such a relaxing class and we welcomed some new ladies too. You may have gathered by now that I am a huge Project Life fan as it has solved most of my memory keeping issues and is now my system of choice for documenting our family photos. When I say its solved "most" of my issues, it's only because I haven't caught up yet! Bit of a work in progress!

Now you may not want to document your photos or you may already have a system in place. If you do want to make a start and are in the UK and don't already have a demonstrator then contact me and I can help you. 
Now, even if you aren't interested in Memory Keeping please do not dismiss these wonderful products. The new Hello Lovely Card Collection is just, well lovely! The gorgeous watercolored designs are crying out to be used on cards as well as Project Life pages and I am going to share my cards with you over the next few days.
I teamed the cards with a lovely new host only stamp set called Time of Year. This set is only available FREE with orders over £150. I also added some Peekaboo Peach ribbon and the Copper Embossing powder which I really love. Such a simple card with the graphics already in place, you just need to add a sentiment and a bit of an embellishment and you are done, easy peasy and it looks stunning. I'd been planning lots of makes with these cards and this one was inspired by the lovely Louise Sharp in Australia.
 I have to admit to having a wonderful hour making lots of projects with these products to share with my team. The next project is a little tag to hang over a bottle of wine using one of the smaller 3x4 cards and some more ribbon.
 Such easy makes but so effective I hope you agree?

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