Sunday, 25 June 2017

We Love Our Hosts Blog Tour & Mix It Up Monday: In The City


Thank you for visiting my blog for a very special Mix It Up Monday. Night owls and folk from the across The Pond will observe that it’s still actually Sunday for one thing!

But I couldn’t post something at 11pm on a Sunday and not use one of my colour combinations from my In Color charts because that would put me a week behind and I might not complete my year-long challenge!

I’m taking part in a global blog hop to celebrate the We Love Our Hosts promotion – which means if your workshop total reaches £300 during June, you get an extra £30 in Stampin’ Rewards. You have just a few days left to take advantage of this great offer, so don’t delay – you don’t even have to hold a party; you can gather orders from friends and still get the rewards. 



The theme of the hop is therefore hostess sets and I’ve chosen to showcase my surprise favourite: In The City. I wasn’t keen until I tried this set with a very limited colour palette; now I love the way it looks like an old screen print. And really, you cannot go wrong with Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black – they’re made for each other!


I will say this about this stamp set; it’s a “stamper’s stamp set”. Much in the way that the Mini is a “driver’s car”. If you want to make a quick card before you dash out to catch the last post, this isn’t the set for the job. But if you really enjoy stamping and have the time to play around for a while to create one scene, you’ll love it. I just kept stamping and stamping until I had enough for five projects… then quickly assembled them using very simple designs. I hope you like them!







And now, please head over to the next blog to see some more hostess set inspiration!






18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, such cute cards! Love this stamp set, thanks for sharing so many ideas to use it! :)

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    1. Thank you! I think this set goes so well with Lemon Lime Twist

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  2. Great cards! I had passed this set over, but now seeeing these, I am so reconsidering!

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    1. Thank you! I'd passed this set over, too - happy to continue the enabling... ;)

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  3. This is the stamp set I used for the hop too. I love your use of blue and green! and the cars going around in a circle. Great cards!

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    1. Thank you! I'm off to take a look at everybody else's creations now... can't wait to see what you made :)

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  4. Thank you for providing such a large range of inspiration with this stamp set.

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    1. You're welcome. Once I started stamping in this fab colour combo, I couldn't stop :)

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  5. Super cute cards! I love the color combination too! So vibrant :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you like them - I love this colour combo, too :)

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  6. Love your cards, especially the ring of vehicles and the bear in the trees. I like this set, but haven't gotten it yet since I can't figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration for this set (plus Pieces and Patterns, another cute but hard-to-use set).

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I admit I was slow to warm to this set but it's definitely a favourite. Not sure I'd dare use it in a class situation though, as some of the pieces are SOoooooo tiny

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  7. Oh my! What unique cards. So beautifully layed out!

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    1. Thanks, Liz - I had fun making them

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  8. Love ALL you samples. This stamp set is so much fun!

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  9. Love all the cards! The layouts are simple, but terrific. Love the unique look, especially the circle. Great job!

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  10. Love these cards Helen, they really show this set off to great advantage. I especially like the round one - so clever! A fresh colour combo too.

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