Monday, 19 January 2015

Creative Inkers Sal-a-bration Blog Hop

Another blog hop with the Creative Inkers team so have a look at my creations and then carry on hoping over to look at the rest of the team's awesome creations!

If you are new to Blog Hopping, just view my post and then click on the link at the bottom of my post to visit the next site and so on.

If you've been following the blog hop, you will have come from Ria Kaire's blog.  Didn't she have a stunning project to show us.  If you have just joined my page keep following the loop round to see everyone's gorgeous projects.  If you get 'lost', there's a list of all the blogs at the bottom of this post.

I am currently sitting outside (under cover of course) in the beautiful, actually extremely hot, summer weather typing up my post, while sipping an ice cold drink and enjoying the lovely breeze that is blowing.  Summer is just such a happy season and who doesn't love summer?

Now onto my projects.  Here are both the cards together.  I used the same stamp set but totally different colours and attempted to change the style but I am not sure I succeeded!!! I tried to keep both cards really simple but I seem to have this thing with layers so I ended up adding them.

For my first card I had to use the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP and sponged Hello Honey diagonally across the centre and Lost Lagoon on the opposite corners.
For my second card I went for monochrome and only used Pinks and Vanilla.  I stamped the Lotus Blossom all over the front of the cards instead of using plain card or DSP.

I also decorated the inside of the card.

See the bottom of the post for the list of supplies.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards - now you're going to head over to Kathe Oldham to see her lovely projects, just click the next button.

1. Narelle Hoggard

2. Alicia Yap

3. Kathryn Tyrrell

4, Bernie Collins

5. Jacque Williams

6. Rachael Knight

7. Paula Reid

8. Sally Williams

9. Delys Cram

10. Lisa Bullock

11 Heather Stewart

12. Ria Kaire

13. Sharon de Vos  (you are here)

14. Kathe Oldham

Thanks for visiting

Supplies Used

First Card
Stamps:   Lotus Blossom
Ink:   Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey
Cardstock:   Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey and Whisper White
DSP:   Irresistibly Yours
Punches:   2-3/8” (6cm) Scallop Circle and 1 ¾” (4.4 cm) Circle
Ribbon:  Hello Honey 5/8” (1.6 cm) Quilted Cotton Ribbon
Other:  Daubers

Second Card
Stamps:   Lotus Blossom
Ink:   Strawberry Slush and Blushing Bride
Cardstock:   Strawberry Slush and Very Vanilla


  1. Love your layer look Sharon and the colours are gorgeous.

  2. Love your cards Sharon Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love the tone on tone in the Lotus Blossom card! :)

  4. I love how you have used the Lotus Blossom stamp! Especially the way you have used the circle punches to frame that one - awesome!

  5. Very nice, Sharon! I'm with Alicia, I like the tone on tone effect on your Strawberry Slush card. It makes a really nice background pattern.

  6. I like the way you've used a small amount of the dsp and sponged it the way you have - so effective. I think thought my favourite is probably the pink - I love how you've used the lotus as a background stamp too. Great projects - love them both.

  7. aw now I wasnt going to get that one with my freebies but your cards are just gorgeous Sharon.

  8. I've got this set but it still hasn't seen ink! I love your monochrome card - it's just beautiful. I think I'll have to put stamp to ink this weekend - thanks for sharing these with us.

  9. How could I not have thought of doing a blossom background, it looks awesome. Love the colours Sharon

  10. Love the way you have featured the "Lotus Blossom" stamp set in both of your cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing:-D