For the Birds – Team Challenge Blog hop #29 -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

Hey friends, I have a lot of girly pretty for you today. Can you have too much pink in your life – I think NOT!

Actually this ‘pink’ is called Rose ‘Red’ and it’s one of my top 3 Stampin’ Up! colours. My other big fav colour is Crumb Cake and I also crush hard on Bermuda Bay (while I do miss the awesome Baja Breeze that was retired a while back *sniff*). Do you have favourite Stampin’ Up! colours?? I’d love to hear what they are.

Today I’m playing along with the Artful Stampers Team Challenge Blog Hop. I’m actually in a few Stampin’ Up! teams and I have my own team of beautiful ladies called the Midnight Inklings. It’s like being in a few different families – I’ve met so many lovely friends through hanging out online and at Stampin’ Up! events. If you’d like to see some of what I get up to with my Stampin’ Up! family click HERE. -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn BennieHere are the colours we had to build our card around this week. LOVE this combination  – so so pretty. So spring.


Tomorrow 21st of April, the 2014/15 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Retired list will be released. Make sure you head to my Online Shop to see the up to 50% off Stampin’ Up! goodies. Be quick as these items will sell out fast!! -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

I’ve used the For the Birds stamp set which is just so versatile. I love a versatile stamp set as it’s great value for money.

Stamping Tip for Newbies: If you’re just starting your stamping hobby make sure you pick stamp sets that you can use for lots of different occasions and for all genders and ages. That way you’ll get more bang for your buck. -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

I’ve used Stampin’ Up! Blender pens dipped into Stampin’ Up! ink to colour the For the Birds image which I’ve stamped in StazOn Black Ink.

Putting a smudge of ink from the pad into the top of the lid of the ink pad (just slightly open lid and gently squeeze the lid down onto the ink pad). This way you get double the use of your ink pads – one way to stamp into and one way to use as a pallet. Again getting more value from your ink pad purchase. -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

Here is the For the Birds set. Such a great set to colour with.

I like to outline the images when I watercolour with either a soft blue, grey or neutral colour – here I’ve used the Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker. This gives the image depth and makes it pop from the page. -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

Have you ever made a paper rosette? Super easy. All you do is punch out a circle in card stock  and then using Stampin’ Snip scissors cut out a spiral from the outside into the middle. Start to roll the spiral from the centre of the spiral outwards. Use a glue dot to secure the back of the rosette once you finished winding. Play with the front of the flower to turn out the petals a little.  I like to add a little adhesive and glitter if you like to add some sparkle.


Here are the ingredients to my card. Click in the images to take you to my Online shop to add them to your collection:

Price: $149.95

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Leave a comment: what are  your favourite 3 colours??
Leave a comment: do you use watercolour paper in your stamping? Do you like to use blender pens?
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Happy stamping my friends. Looking forward to seeing you back here again real soon.
X Carolyn
Now head on to the next blogger in our blog hop Annette Sullivan.  Or if you’re working backwards head to the previous blogger Nicole Wilson.  Have an awesome day Peeps. xx -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie -Australian Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie

12 thoughts on “For the Birds – Team Challenge Blog hop #29

  1. sweet card Carolyn 🙂 love the colouring & the non-standard shape (I get so stuck in a rut with the same ol’ size n shapes ! 🙂 )

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