January 2020 Release in Review Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

January 2020 Release in Review Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Happy Thursday!

Welcome to the January 2020 Release in Review Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where I have explained why another blog hop so soon!

Anyway, how about some more inspiration. I couldn’t resist using the Hello Lovely clear stamp set again and this time I broke out my watercolours.

You might know this already, but I am not the best at colouring. I used to have a lot of patience to sit and colour, but these days I get fidgety and want to get onto my next project!

I don’t know about you, but when I put myself ‘out there’ with my creativity and creations, there is always this thought in the back of my mind that worries about the judgement and comparison of my cards to others. This can sometimes stop me from just going with the flow and ‘playing’.

When I started this card I decided I was going to play, not worry about if my colouring was perfect and just be messy! I have to say I really like the results and apart from using my Altenew water colours, a basic water colour brush and Catherine Pooler Midnight ink, I didn’t use any specialist paper or supplies.

Catherine Pooler Midnight ink works wonderfully with alcohol markers, so I knew it would work with watercolour too. I opted to use my normal Whisper White smooth card over watercolour card, but with doing this I knew my colouring wouldn’t blend or be as moveable on the paper.

I had a piece of scrap card next to my project to blot and test the colours as I went and just stared from light to dark. I then just kept the idea of ‘messy’ colouring as my end result.

Once I had finished this more time consuming card I went on to make this super quick one layer CAS card.

I used some low tack masking tape to mask the sentiment section and then stamped the Peony spray twice top and bottom. The ‘Love You’ sentiment is from Festive Sentiments Outlined and simply coloured with a red Copic marker.

Lastly for today I wanted to create a card I had in my head combing Background Blocks Scattered Hearts & Pure Florals Cosmos.

I stamped and masked the Cosmos flowers and then stamped the heart background over the top. As I already had my water colours out I did more ‘messy’ colouring for the flowers.

I added some clear Wink of Stella to the hearts and a simple ‘Love’ sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.

That’s all the inspiration I have to share with you today, but I know my awesome Brand Ambassadors have more stunning projects to share with you.

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win. You have until Midnight Thursday 6th February 2020 to leave a comment and the random winner will be announced Friday 7th February 2020.









Thank you for hopping along with us.

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Comments (16)

  • Lynn Dawson Reply

    Gorgeous selection of cards. I love the water colouring so much.

    30th January 2020 at 12:29 pm
  • Meghan Kennihan Reply

    These florals are GORGEOUS! I love your coloring on the Congrats card! All are beautiful!

    30th January 2020 at 2:23 pm
  • carol Reply

    A trio of gorgeous floral cards, Bev! Wonderful showcases of your lovely new release!

    30th January 2020 at 3:14 pm
  • Julie B Reply

    I love this peony bouquet stamp Bev, thanks!

    30th January 2020 at 7:15 pm
  • Izzy Scrap Reply

    Who can, better than you, showcase this new release so beautifully ! I really love your « messy » colouring, Bev. Thanks so much for this gorgeous release. xx

    30th January 2020 at 9:28 pm
  • Marisela Delgado Reply

    What fabulous stamps and cards! So beautiful.

    30th January 2020 at 9:40 pm
  • Marisela Delgado Reply

    You always have such beautiful stamps and cards.

    30th January 2020 at 9:40 pm
  • Denise Bryant Reply

    Beautiful cards! I love the soft colors you used on the Hello Lovely card shown in the first pic! Also so pretty in b&w! Sweet cosmos flowers and hearts on your last card!

    31st January 2020 at 2:39 am
  • Steph Reply

    Very lovely cards Bev. I especially like how ‘Hello Lovely’ has so much detail that simply stamping it in black ink is enough to make a gorgeous card. X

    31st January 2020 at 6:00 am
  • Carole Dixon Reply

    These are all so pretty Bev and I love your delicate colouring, it’s perfect. The split design on the second card is very clever and the simple way you have used the cosmos is so lovely too. xx

    31st January 2020 at 12:17 pm
  • Jane Willis Reply

    Beautiful cards. I love the soft colours of the first one

    31st January 2020 at 2:56 pm
  • Stephanie Adams Reply

    I think the Hello Lovely stamp set is my favourite of the new release and your watercoloured card is lovely. Stef x

    1st February 2020 at 11:05 am
  • Chandhini Reply

    I really love how you played with colors and let the creative juices flowing, rather than the idea of perfection. Love all the cards, especially the masked floral card.

    1st February 2020 at 11:07 am
  • Tracey A Reply

    These are all so beautiful Bev. The Hello Lovely stamp is stunning and gorgeous whether coloured in or left black and white. Such a versatile stamp.

    6th February 2020 at 9:29 pm
  • tina z. treebug Reply

    wow, absolutely amazing flowers!

    6th February 2020 at 10:06 pm
  • Linda Walmsley Reply

    A gorgeous selection of cards Bev ….. beautifully coloured too xx

    9th February 2020 at 5:17 pm

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