May Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MONOCHROME.  I must admit that when the theme was announced I thought I knew what it meant but needed to check – and this is what I found:

“Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black.”

OK then, first thing first……….. choose a color

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Jar of Nuggets ~ video tutorial

I love to make 3D items, particularly ones that hold treats and even more particularly when those treats are chocolate.

In keeping with an autumnal theme I made these treats for the ladies who came to my one day Stampin’ Getaway in October, each lady found one on her work table when she returned from lunch.

While they look a little involved they really are very easy to make, to prove it I have made a video for you to follow 🙂 Continue reading

Best Fishes – Jar of Love

My oldest nephew celebrated his 30th birthday on the first of September – I still remember the day he was born and his early years when he had a fascination for snails, his mother dreaded emptying his pockets at the end of the day as he would tuck them in his pockets as he found them on his adventures each day – I recall making him a birthday cake with snails on it – his 3rd birthday I think!

He has a wicked and very dry sense of humor, also the knack of keeping a very straight face and it takes a few moments to dawn on you what he just said!  For the first time in 17 years I was able to spend the day with him this year and this is the card I gave him. Continue reading

You Light Up My Life – Fireflies in a jar

The Jar of Love Stamp set is one I have in my stash for a number of months – it just did not  get to the top of my pile of  stamps sets until the other day – as I took a close look I realized that it has such a lot of different themes and jars are very much in vogue at the moment – the other draw is it has the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits – making everything so easy to cut out! Continue reading