Sunday, 22 February 2015

INKspired Blog Hop - Stippled Blossoms

Another very happy 80th Birthday!

Hi Bloggers and welcome back hoppers! You would have hopped in this week from Cherie Davies who like me has been busy renovating her craft room!

I am joining you this hop from the Beautiful Whitianga NZ to celebrate my Husband's Grandmother's 80th Birthday!
I know I have got it rough!

So I had to be a little more organised this hop lol... BUT this card had to be finished BEFORE I started packing... NO card NO holiday lol!

I spent all of Wednesday night creating this card. Then Thursday morning I finished it off with a matching envelope, so the packing started two hours before we were due to leave!
I had to get my priorities right!

This was another very special card for a very special lady who is very dear to me... 
Granny Helen.

I have known Helen for almost 18 years. The very first time I met Helen was the night of my own Nanna's funeral so I was very emotional that day but meeting Helen and her husband Don that night was very comforting and I will cherish that day for the rest of my life.

Now to the card, I was looking forward to this card as I had a great idea in mind and the sketch this hop worked out to be perfect... a Tri Fold card!

Helen's home in NZ is surrounded with a beautiful garden which is always in bloom, which was the inspiration for this card. 
The Stippled Blossom stamp set is a set that I bought a while back but hadn't used it yet, it was waiting for a special card.

To get this stamp right you really need a 
You just cannot eyeball it... I tried... Many times!
Once I got the hang of it I couldn't stop!

Colours used were Blushing Bride, Rose Red & Crumb Cake.
I used the DSP from the Colour Selections paper stack and used the Venetian Crochet Trim (which was brand new hiding in my ribbon drawer)

The tri fold design was just dividing an A4 sheet into 8ths and scoring the 1/8th mark and 5/8th mark then I added a 2 inch (or 6cm) piece of crumb cake to overlap.

Here is the inside... Mikki's first comment (before I had finished was that the inside was plain... So I had to fix that :)

Thanks for stopping by again! Next up is the very talented Lissa I am looking forward to seeing her creation!

Until next time... 

Kabrina xx

P.S. Not forgetting to mention....
We are so happy to be here in NZ celebrating this milestone with you!

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

INKspired Blog Hop - Celebrate Today

Celebrate Today!

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome back to another INKspired Artists blog hop!
You would have just hopped in from Barabara Williams blog and I am sure once again she has created something awesome!

This hop was another tricky sketch... number 11! 

This time it is my big sister's turn for a birthday card! It is her birthday this weekend!

I struggled again with what I was going to use... Both my sister's are very different to me so coming up with a card for them is really really hard!
Bianca is into Harley's and Tigers :-/
Can you see my first hurdle...
Closest stamp to a Harley was a scooter lol and a Tiger was a cute little lion...
Nope that won't work either...
So what else to use??
Searching thru the Occasions cattie I found the Celebrate Today stamp set and Framelits and thought this would work... Yep! Bianca would like that :)

Next I picked out some paper from the 
Birthday Bash Speciality DSP! 
I love the gold in it! I now had a colour theme Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and GOLD! (something else that suited Bianca)
I'm on a roll!!
I gold embossed the Balloon basket and bow.
Finishing it off with some Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Sale-a-brations Best Year Ever Accessory pack.

I hope you like all of the INKspired artist's cards this time round! Be sure to leave comments... we all love your comments :) 

Next up is the inspirational Lissa Carter
Click below to hop to her blog hop post!

Enjoy Hopping!

Until next time xx

P.S... A big Happy Birthday to my sister Bianca xx

Make sure you check out all the goodies used to make this card below!

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