Sunday, 9 August 2020

Colour Combo August blog hop - with Positive Thoughts

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Colour Combo blog hop for August. Hopefully you have just arrived here after visiting Sigrid Joch.

I must admit that some of these colour combinations are really challenging me, this month included! The combination of Rich Razzleberry (love it!), Mint Macaron (not keen!) and Soft Suede (one of my least used colours!) had me really scratching my head. In the end I decided to go with a stamp set (Positive Thoughts) with coordinating dies (Nature's Thoughts) to make my card.
Not really my style of card at all but sometimes it does us good to stretch our comfort zone. And I do love all the elements in this bundle. I particularly love that rectangular matt with that pretty pierced pattern all the way round.
I kept the use of Soft Sueded to a minimum - just can't make myself like that colour! 
My sentiment - "a little note" - is from the Butterfly Gala set. I like to have quite a few "just because" cards in my stash to send out to anyone who might be in need of cheering up, especially in the current times.

Hope you like my card. There are loads of other amazing projects for you to see so please do keep hopping around. Next up is the lovely Gez Carpenter - you definitely do not want to miss her project! 








Here is a complete list of all those taking part in case you get a bit lost!

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt - Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) - https://www.little-lizzys-crafts.at/2020/08/09/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020/
  2. Sue McDonald - Frankiesue Stampin’ - http://frankiesue.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august.html
  3. Sandra Roberts - Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK) - http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2781
  4. Amanda Farlinger (Canada) - http://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august.html
  5. Annette Elias- De Kijkkast - NL https://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/06/een-vleugje-vintage-colour-combo-bloghop.html
  6. Alejandra Gomez - Creating with Allie (USA) https://wp.me/pb8L5K-15p
  7. Lisa Kmiec (US) - https://lisakmiecstamps.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-august-blog-hop.html
  8. Anastasia Radloff (US) - http://www.stampinblondie.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  9. Jenn Charles (US) - https://bffstampers.com/?p=4015
  10. Tricia Butts (US) - https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-august-2020-blog-hop.html
  11. Jo Blackman (UK) - https://www.joblackman.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august.html
  12. Sigrid Joch - Sigrids kreative ART (D) - https://sigridsmeineart.blogspot.com/2020/08/himbeerrot-minzmakrone-wildleder.html
  13. Jill Chapman UK https://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/08/colour-combo-august-blog-hop-with.html
  14. Gez Carpenter (UK) - https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/08/colour-combo-august-blog-hop.html
  15. Karen Egan (UK) - https://craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  16. Rebekah Crisp (AUS)- https://bcreativewithberyl.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/colour-combo-august-hop/
  17. Linda Moore (US) -https://moorefunstamping.com/colour-combo-august-blog-hop/
  18. Kathrin Fuchs https://stempelfuchs-stuttgart.blogspot.com/2020/08/schone-schmetterlinge-colour-combo.html
  19. Donna Lester https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  20. Kristie Wilson https://mypaperlife.com/2020/08/09/basket-of-blooms-for-colour-combo-blog-hop/
  21. Sue Allen - ( Australia) https://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  22. Melinda Whittington - Aus- https://comecreatewithmel.blogspot.com/2020/08/stampin-up-basket-of-blooms-colour.html
  23. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
    https://stampingflair.com/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020/
  24. Caroline Peck - US - https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020/
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Saturday, 8 August 2020

Joy of Sets August blog hop - Fonts

Hi everyone,
The second weekend of the month is always a busy one for me as there are several blog hops happening. This is my second one of three this weekend. So welcome to the Joy of Sets blog hop for August and the theme for this month is "Fonts" - or to give it its full title - "Reading is Fonts-amental". I hope you have joined me after seeing the fabulous project designed by JoAnn Pollock.

This theme is right up my street as I love a bit of typography! However the project I have decided to share with  you today uses very plain and simple font - just plain old capital letters - cut out with the Playful Alphabet dies from Stampin' Up!. But I have made something rather special with them.
Yes, this is a new sign for my craft room door. I have left it just at "Paper Daisy" as I have several businesses using my brand name - Paper Daisy Crafting, Paper Daisy Cards and Paper Daisy Cards 2 - and this means it is appropriate for all three!
I have combined several things from my signature style in this plaque - first of all, of course, it is a very clean and simple design. Secondly the letters are cut out of card stock in a rainbow of colours. If you have followed me for a while you will know that rainbow colours often feature in my projects. And thirdly, there are of course daisies! They are punched out with a craft punch which makes them very quick and easy to make!
I mounted the letters on foam tape to give them some dimension. I have since bought some foam sheets which I think might work better! And I curled the petals of the daisies a little with my bone folder to make them a bit more life like.
I hunted around the house for a frame to put this in. This one is a bit battered and not quite right so I will buy a new one in time.

Thank you for dropping in to see me today. I do hope you enjoyed seeing my project. Please do keep hopping around the other blogs - you don't want to miss any of the amazing projects!

Next up is my friend and fellow SU demo, Gez Carpenter. Always a treat to see what Gez has been making - she never fails to delight!

I've also included the whole blog roll, just in case you get lost at any point. Happy hopping - see you back here next month!

Stamp N Hop August Blog Hop - Favourite Bundle

Hello everyone and welcome to this month's Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop, where for this month our theme is all about using our favourite bundles. Hopefully you have hopped here after seeing the amazing project made by Sue Simpson, a fellow UK demo.  

Oh my, this month's theme was tricky. With so many gorgeous Bundles in our two current catalogues, it was such a hard choice. But in the end I opted to use a bundle from the Annual Catalogue called Arrange a Wreath. This bundle consists of a gorgeous stamp set:


And an equally great set of dies:
So many possibilities with this set and for all sorts of occasions - summer, autumn, Easter, Christmas....

I started out intending to make a card in summery colours to reflect the heatwave we are currently having in the UK. But ended up making it in rather spring like colours! I quite like it though!
I don't know if you have spotted it, but my wreath is a bit bigger than the die is. You'll have to come back on Wednesday next week when I'll show you how I did that, in my video tutorial for this project.


The colours I have used are Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Highland Heather and Purple Posy.
And of course I had to add a little bit of decoration inside.


Once again, thank you so much for dropping in to see me today. I do hope you like my project. Do keep hopping around our blog to see all the other fabulous projects. I have a feeling there will be a few more bundles being added to my wish list. Next up is my good friend Gez Carpenter. I wonder what Gez has been up to? Click on the NEXT button to find out!
If you are lost, here is the whole blog roll call:

  1. Sandra Roberts (UK) http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2853
3. Jenn Charles (USA) https://bffstampers.com/?p=3995
17. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
https://stampingflair.com/stamp-n-hop-favourite-bundle/








All the products I have used to make this project are available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!)


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