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Saturday, 10 September 2016

...A little of what you fancy...


A little of what I fancied this evening was craft, thought I was going to get loads made this week, but nope, kids took over, blah, blah, you know how it is, BUT there's always the weekend...

Opened a great big box the other day and out popped all my new Gina K Ink pads together with some lovely paper packs. I found this delicious red gingham in the 'The Simple Things' paper pack and thought it would be fabby with a glass of red and some grapes from Theresa's set french Flair. I paired that with a sentiment from my set Petite Patisserie and felt rather chuffed with myself for getting a card done at the scrag end of the night, it's about 2am here and I was determined not to draw the curtains on another day until I made something!

Cardstocks are from Gina K designs also, Black and white. Smooched a little of that fabulous Gina K cherry red ink around the outer edge of the gingham also, loved it! Nighty Night!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

...For Sale - part of my PapertreyInk stamp collection.

ED - Forgot to say, anyone ordering 5 or more sets will get 10% off the price of the sets, thanks for looking.

Folks I have some stamp sets here for sale, I am doing a grand clear out in an attempt to simplify my stash and these are a small number of what I have - there is too much to list. I am beginning with some of my beloved PapertreyInk collection.

These are all older PapertreyInk sets, many are now in their Vault and are not easy to find elsewhere.

All sets are large. All sets are priced individually - Shipping will be extra and will be included in the Paypal invoice that I send you once I have received your 'order'.

I will ship to international folks, but please be aware that since I am not a business anymore I can't do discounted shipping. All sales are final.

All paypal invoices must be paid before shipping. There is no tracking as it's just too expensive.

I will not hold items over, it's first come, first served.

I don't have a lot of time in which to take pics and upload, a google search may help you...

I will remove sets from this page once they have been paid for and shipped.

Here is how to order:

email me on: claire.brennan1@ntlworld.com

Be sure to include:
• your choice of sets
• your shipping address
• your email address that I can send a paypal request to

PapertreyInk sets for sale, many of these are Vault sets:

All sets are lightly used unless described otherwise - all come in CD cases.
Polka Dot Basics 2 (brand new unopened and unused) £12GBPSOLD
3rd Anniversary set - Round and Round (brand new unopened and unused) £12GBP SOLD

Simply Stationery £10GBP
Tags for Spring  £10GBP
Polka Dot Basics £10GBP SOLD
Wise Owl £10GBP
Quilters sampler £10GBP SOLD

Star Prints £10GBP SOLD

Beautiful blooms £10GBP
Rustic Snowflakes £10GBP
2008 Holiday Tag Collection £10GBP
Life £10GBP
Merry and Bright £10GBP
Snowfall £10GBP
Snowfall Additions £10GBP
My Punny Valentine £10GBP
Spiral Bouquet £10GBP
Made of Snow £10GBP
Guidelines Two £10GBP
Spooky Sweets £10GBP
Faux ribbon £10GBP SOLD

Damask Designs £10GBP
Holiday Treats £10GBP
Journalling lines £10GBP
Everyday Classics £10GBP
Boxes bags and tags £10GBP
First Fruits £10GBP
Beyond Basic Borders £10GBP SOLD


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

...Painted Autumn Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome back to day two of the Painted Autumn blog hop! Today we are looking more closely at the 'Give Thanks' set from the Painted Autumn kit. In this set, you will find fun and cuddly critters, acorn, leaves and fun sentiments to make the most adorable card projects! There are so many possibilities with these sets!



Here is the entire kit:
The Painted Autumn kit includes:
  • Painted Autumn 6" x 8" stamp set
  • Give Thanks 6" x 8" stamp set
  • Give Thanks die set
  • Give Thanks 6" x 6" patterned paper pack
  • 24 sheets of card stock
  • 1 binder sheet
  • Plastic Storage Box
  • Weeks of project videos at www.stamptv.com

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then don't forget to comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

My first card, above shows how easy it is to highlight some of the words in the longer sentiment by using a copic or other marker to just loosely draw over the letters. pick any colours you like, highlight any word you like - try this with other sentiments also!
I trimmed out the little squirrel with the dies that come with the set and the patterned paper is from the 6x6 paper pack included.

This card was shown at the release party, and I just couldn't resist adding a little face to each of the pumpkins (got the face stamp from the recently released So Cool stamp set). I think it really adds to the 'happy' fall sentiment! I added the lined and stitched border to my green layering panel and then added an orange/yellow panel behind that again to help highlight the focal image. to make the orange/yellow layer I simply started with cream card cut in a circle at the size I wanted and then and used the same copics that I used on the pumpkins to to colour around the edge. Simple way to get a perfectly co-ordinating layer panel.

This CAS card was created using the larger leaf stamp, which I just stamped around in a circle. Once the ink was dry, I coloured with copics and added my sentiment - I highlighted the letters with a variety of copics to match the leaves and popped on a few sequins.


I showed this card at the party the other night also - the moment I got the stamp set I was itching to break out the shrink plastic and make some tiny leaves to put in a shaker card, I thought the idea of 'falling' leaves would be perfect for this kit. I made the shaker element in a little pouch which I fastened behind the window. I cut a patterned paper from the kit to suit the front of my card and provide a base for my happy squirrel. He was stamped, coloured and trimmed out with the matching die.


My last card features the bear, I die cut him also, but went on to trim around his arms with a kraft knife so he could hang over my sentiment panel. I stamped a bunch of the pumpkins behind him so it looks like he has his own pumpkin patch, which I thought went well with the cute sentiment.

Are you ready for more inspiration? Just click on the links below for more:

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow  
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thanks for popping in!

Monday, 29 August 2016

...Painted Autumn Blog Hop - Day 1


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Painted Autumn StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! 

Today, we are featuring one of the stamp sets from the kit - Painted Autumn


 Featuring a 3-4 step floral image, together with a lineart image, you can create flowers with as much or as little depth as you choose.
Stamp one flower, stamp a bouquet - you choose!

Here is the entire kit (click to enlarge):
The Painted Autumn kit includes:
  • Painted Autumn 6" x 8" stamp set
  • Give Thanks 6" x 8" stamp set
  • Give Thanks die set
  • Give Thanks 6" x 6" patterned paper pack
  • 24 sheets of card stock
  • 1 binder sheet
  • Plastic Storage Box
  • Weeks of project videos at www.stamptv.com
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then don't forget to comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.


My first card today uses just the lineart images of the two sizes of flower and one of the leaf/vine stamps. I stamped in memento onto the Ivory cardstock from the kit and then colored them in just like I would with any line art stamp. These beautiful stamps are drawn in a loose painterly style which lends itself really well to good ol' colouring in! I don't feel like it's necessary to be just so fussy as normal with these little flowers, it really ads to the overall look if you go just over the line in a few places, these suit me down to the ground! Card base is the lovely Sweetcorn cardstock from the kit.


For my second card today I have used two of the possible 4 stamps to create the flower. I used the full solid flower shape, which I stamped in Sweetcorn and Sweet Mango inks, both Gina K. Once those were dry I went in with the lineart stamp in black.

This set is very versatile in that you can stamp all 4 layers of each flower, or only one layer - like in my first card, or only two - like in this card, or just 3 - it's totally up to you.

Again I love the slightly offset look and so I didn't stress about perfection when lining these up - it's all about that loose painterly style! Here's a close up on one of those blooms, you can see how I didn't bother to clean my stamp in between stamping the yellow and orange solid shapes and I have a little blending of colours going on there, which I loved!

I took the 'So thankful' stamp and masked the 'thankful' work so that I could stamp 'so' all around the floral pattern. Then I masked the 'so' and stamped the word 'thankful' on my sentiment band.

The card base is the beautiful Ivory cardstock included in the pack, as was the lovely sweetcorn cardstock that I used on the sentiment panel.


just in case you need a hand lining up your stamps when you are layering these, Gina has prepared a couple of cheat sheets, here they are (click to make bigger or download your own larger PDF files from under the video presentation here on Stamp.TV):






When you are ready for some more inspiration, 

simply click on the links below for samples from the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan

Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Kendra Wietstock
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Silke Ledlow

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

... Heads up, Painted Autumn Blog Hop tomorrow!


Just thought I'd let you know that there's a blog hop happening tomorrow and Tuesday to celebrate the new Painted Autumn kit from Gina K designs - have you seen it? The DT opened the bidding at the party last Thursday night over at Stamp TV. This is one of the cards I showed at the party, I will have plenty more to show you tomorrow and Tue, so get some chocolate and coffee ready and call by then for some fabulous fall inspiration!

This card features the bear from the Give Thanks set, I die cut him first with the enclosed die and then I trimmed around his arms and had him hang over the sentiment panel. Behind him, I stamped up his very own pumkin patch. The red paper is from the kit also, as is the brown cardstock. I mahe a matting layer using cream cardstock and just coloured the edges of it with the same copics that I used on the pumkins, so that it would match the yellow/orange tones. Simple pimple! Hope you likey!

Here's the full reveal of the kit, there are two super stamp sets, a pack of lovely autumnal papers, 24 gorgeous colours of cardstock (The color palette includes Red Velvet, Honey Mustard, Ocean Mist, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Dark Chocolate along with Ivory accents), cutting dies for the Give thanks set (set with the critters), binder sheet, storage box and there will be weeks and weeks of videos to accompany this kit, so you will not be short of inspiration this autumn!

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2673&categoryId=16