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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

...January New Release Blog Hop- Day 2


Good morning/afternoon folks! Welcome to the second day of hops with the Gina K design team for our January release stamp sets! 

My apologies to anyone who tuned in yesterday expecting to see my day one post, due to unforseen electrical issues I was not able to get up and running yesterday. Many, many bad words were spoken, and with feeling, but hopefully today's post will make it...

Today we are featuring sets from Theresa, Lisa and myself! Be sure to comment on each of the blogs as you hop because we will be going away THREE $25 gift certificates to Gina K. Designs, one gift certificate each day!  Comment for more chances to win! Check StampTV Big News Forum a few days after the hops conclude where the winners will be announced. 

OK first up is the new set by Theresa, its called Framescapes, Enchanted Forest and it's a delightfully whimsical scene builder:

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=3074&categoryId=16

I love how, as well as the large frame scene satmp it's also possible to create litle tiny mini scenes and I have concentrated on those for my samples:

 I adore this mushroom stamp and had to create a little scene around it! I isolated the tiny scene on my card by dry embossing a decorative frame around it and sponging, with the die still in place, to create a focal place for my scene on the card front. I coloured with copics and added some white dots with paint. y fairy and her butterfly friend are playing hide and seek and they are stamped in Dark Chocolate ink.


My next bunch of samples show the 3 fairies from the set in their own little scenes, these are just delightful for tags and other tiny items! Much sponging, and then stamping with Gina K inks, which work beautifully on these solid stamps, I love the coverage.




The next set up today is You Are, by Lisa Hetrick, our newest designer!

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=3075&categoryId=16

I could not get away from that beautiful wreath image for all my samples for this set:


Since I am always thinking Christmas, the first thing I envisaged with this set was a Christmas Wreath and thankfully Lisa had included the word 'Joy' as part of a sentiment on the set, perfect! I just masked off that one word and made it my focal sentiment. I stamped the wreath twice and added various bits and bobs with the accessory stamps until I was happy! Finished with a couple of dabs of that fabby new goo - Crystalline drops, new by Gina K! LOVE that stuff.


Took the opportunity to ink up only part of the wreath for my inside panel.


Playing with that wreath again, this time in more harvest-y colours - I thought  I might accent the sentiment with a copic marker this time, I quite like this effect! Also thought it'd be fun to do a little piercing actually on the wreath stamp, I love how this turned out.


This one might be my favourite though! I stamped all my images with pure lemon juice and then used my heat tool to make them come alive as scorch marks, then I went back in with a fine liner in brown and sort of doodled the outlines of the stamps - this is a great way to add your own style to any given stamp, you really should try this, you can't go wrong!



I added a few extra details free-hand, I so enjoyed it that I went ahead and made an inside panel as well!

Last up, it's my set - Geo Thanks!

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=3073&categoryId=16


I've been after a nice geomentric all-purpose set for a while now! So many  options for this set and I'm just scratching the surface with my samples today, but now that my computer is playing nice again, I'll be able to upload a few more soon! Right, I'm off, I'm itching to see what everyone else has made of Geo thanks!! LOL! Sure hope these tickle!


Just before I go, here are the links for today's hop! Enjoy!

Monday, 13 November 2017

...Make Your Holiday Shine with Foil-Mates™


Good morning folks and welcome to our Holiday blog hop - today the girls at Gina K designs are showing you how to make your Holidays shine with Foil-Mates™

My post is a little pic heavy so I'm keeping the ramble to a minimum, but the products I used are listed below and you can scoop them all from HERE at the Gina K. Designs store:

 Holiday Flora Foil Mates
Tag Tidings Foil Mates
Onamental Holiday Foil Mates
Festive Labels Foil Mates
Radiant red Foil
Glittering Green Foil
Decorative Tag Die Set
Decorative Label Die Set

I adore how everything co-ordinates, it makes it soooo super easy to create pretty things so quickly! My card above features one of the larger label designs from the Festive Labels Foil Mates

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc;jsessionid=B293ADDDAA0F61DF4777A7A64FA39A4A.p3plqscsfapp005?productId=3017&categoryId=307



I foiled it in that glorious red shade before layering it onto two different backgrounds that I made with the Ornamental Holiday and Holiday Flora Foil Mates. I used plain black card for matting and filled in around the outer area of the label with a black marker to make my large label co-ordinate with the black mats. It was super simple, but very effective!



I created a little Holiday packaging for my next project and I wanted to show you a neat way to incorporate those pretty foils into other areas using double sided tape. The pics are pretty self explanatory, but basically I used strong double sided tape to add to co-ordinating striped to my plain red tin. I picked up the stripe design from the background tag that I had foiled with the ornamental holiday candy stripe Foil Mate sheet. Here's a series of pics to show you how:


Start with a plain tin, or box.


Add your design with double sided tape.

 Peel off the top of the tape.


layer the foil onto the sticky tape, colour side up. Smooth it well.


Peel off the foil to reveal your foiled design - I went for a tone on tone look with red on red.



Add your tag. you're done! Custom packaging.


I die cut the tags with the gorgeous Decorative tag die set, I'm loving the tags in this set. The label sentiment is from Tag Tidings and was foiled with the Radiant Red foil. I sure hope you like what I did with the foils, they are super easy to work with!

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc;jsessionid=B293ADDDAA0F61DF4777A7A64FA39A4A.p3plqscsfapp005?productId=3016&categoryId=307


Now just in case you haven't been everywhere else already here's the hop list - enjoy all of the other samples from the DT:


Gina K.
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger 
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
Claire Brennan (You are here)

It's worth leaving a comment everywhere you hop - I hear Gina K. Designs will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate and the winner will be posted in the Big News Forum a few days after the hop!!

Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

...Gina K Designs Inspirational Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day Two of the Gina K Inspiration blog hop! We'd some high winds here yesterday and the electricity was in again out again for a while, so I'm still surfing yesterdays hop, but WOW! the DT are such a creative force, the things I've seen so far have me reaching for the cardstock this morning, hope you feel it too!
 
Todays sets are Purrfect Christmas from Chris, isn't this fun! I chose to have my putty cat dreaming of his Christmas plans but there are so many other options for scene creation in this set! I coloured my cat like a ginger tabby, cos that's my fave, but you can create any kind of feline buddy that you want!


And this adorable mouse - Noelle Mouse set from Beth - another super scene builder - I popped her in front of a Christmas tree, also in the set and gave her a candy cane, she looks suitably happy! The tiny little motif stamps in this set are great for creating backgrounds and accents, I used the mini holly to frame the aperture!
 
I hope you've enjoyed my samples, now it's time to pop off and visit the DT - and DON'T forget to comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die sets as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.
 
Here's the DT - go get'm:

Gina K

Beth Silaika
 
Chris Dayton
 
Cathy Tidwell

Claire Brennan (you are here)

Donna Idlet

Juliana Michaels
 
Karen Hightower

Laurie Schmidlin

Melanie Muenchinger

Rema DeLeeuw

Sean Fetterman

Sheri Gilson
 
Silke Ledlow

Susie Moore

Theresa Momber

Monday, 16 October 2017

...Gina K designs Blog Hop Day 1 - October release!


Hello and welcome to Day One of the Gina K designs blog hop!
A ton of gorgeous new sets have just been released over at Gina's and the DT are here today and tomorrow to inspire you with some ideas for how to use them!
Today we are featuring the Fabulous Holiday Labels stamp set by Melanie, and the Peaceful Holidays set by Theresa, both shown below:


Melanie's set co-ordinates with the Fabulous Rose Frame stamp set 


Made with Theresa's Peaceful holidays, I loved stamping the BG pattern with the gorgeous snowflakes!



Both above made with Peaceful holidays, can't get enough of those trees!

 I am loving creating tags with Melanies new Fabulous Labels stamp set, couldn't resist adding a little colour to the wee houses - just stamped the image again in red and trimmed out the houses with a knife and stuck them on top of the blue stamped image!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die sets as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Be sure to stop by the DT for some eye candy using the newest sets:

Gina K
http://ginakdesigns.blogspot.com/

Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator for Fabulous Holiday Labels
http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/

Theresa Momber – Illustrator for Peaceful Holidays
http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/

Beth Silaika
http://silaika.blogspot.com/

Cathy Tidwell
https://catdidit.blogspot.com/

Chris Dayton
http://www.cattalesandpapertrails.com/…/…/Gina%20K%20Designs

Claire Brennan
http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com/

Donna Idlet
http://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/

Juliana Michaels
http://www.17turtles.com/search/label/Gina%20K%20Designs

Karen Hightower
https://karenscreativemess.blogspot.com/

Laurie Schmidlin
http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/

Rema DeLeeuw
https://paperpanacherd.blogspot.com/

Sean Fetterman
http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/

Sheri Gilson
http://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/…/Gina%20K.%20Des…

Silke Ledlow
http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/

Susie Moore
http://www.thedieshaveit.com/

Friday, 15 September 2017

...Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Mini Inspiration Blog Hop - Back in Stock TODAY!




 
The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves mini kit which will be back in stock TODAY! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!
These stamp sets are so fun, versatile and you can make a variety of different cards and projects with or without dies! You will be creating with this stamp set and dies all fall long! Have fun and be creative!

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2976&categoryId=16
 
I used that glorious maple leaf stamp for todays card - I inked up the solid shape in Sweet Mango and Cherry red (both Gina K Inks) using the rock and roll technique. Then I over-stamped the line image in brown. The leaves were then trimmed out with the matching dies! lastly I set them down on a piece of foam and rubbed over them with the rounded bottom end of a pen to make them curl before adhering them to my card base. I used a piece of patterned paper from my stash (it's from the Gina K Autumn wishes paper pack) The thankful die used to create the sentiment panel is also in this kit!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration?

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K. https://ginakdesigns.blogspot.com
Beth Silaika https://silaika.blogspot.com
Cathy Tidwell https://catdidit.blogspot.com
Chris Dayton http://www.cattalesandpapertrails.com
Claire Brennan https://waltzingmouse.blogspot.com
Donna Idlet http://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/search/…/Gina%20K%20designs…
Juliana Michaels http://www.17turtles.com/search/label/Gina%20K%20Designs
Karen Hightower https://karenscreativemess.blogspot.com
Laurie Schmidlin http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/
Melanie Muenchinger https://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com
Rema Deleeuw https://paperpanacherd.blogspot.com
Sean Fetterman http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/
Sheri Gilson http://papercraftyscreations.blogspot.com/…/Gina%20K.%20Des…
Silke Ledlow http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/
Susie Moore http://www.thedieshaveit.com/
Theresa Momber http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out the entire stamp and die set as well as all of the new stamp sets by the illustrators from this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!