Autumn Mini Launch 2012 Make and Takes
Blog Hop Time: Paper Paper Paper

Blog Hop: Autumn Winter Mini

Happy Saturday to you - yay for Saturdays.  And happy blog hop day too for any of you wanting a lap around the inspiration circuit.  Our theme today is the Autumn Mini and there's so many gorgeous things in there that I'm quite looking forward to hopping around myself to see what my stamping buddies have made.   9 stops today - have fun!

Waving a hello if you've arrived from the lovely Kathryn's gorgeous creation  and let's get moving if you're kicking off from here.  I'm using one of my favourites from the new mini - Bordering On Romance.


The flower is embossed in black on to watercolour paper and coloured with an aquapainter and ink pads plus a few extra drops from some ink refills. 

Colours: Soft Suede, Regal Rose and So Saffron.

I used the Colour Coach for my colour combo ....


Tip: Have some paper towel handy - I'm no expert water colourer but it is easier when your brush is just damp rather than really wet, so I like to dab often. 


Watercolouring done then it was time to grab some coordinating cardstock and bits and bobs for the card.  (Scroll down for the full supplies list.)


Isn't it a lovely set for any of the colouring techniques.

And that's it from me today.  Next stop is the super talented Ros Davidson

Ros will have a full list of the hoppers too in case you get lost along the way.  

Happy stamping if you get inspired to get those inks and stamps out after hop hop hopping! 

Have a great weekend.    Cheers, Sue

Just in case you're visiting another day - here's the direct links to the hop posts:

Ros, Christine, Amanda, Tina, Nikki, Di, and Alisha (oops can't get that last link to work)


Card Materials:

Stamp Sets: Bordering On Romance and Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Punches: The biggest circle punch (6cm I think?), Modern Label and Designer Label Punches

Framelits - Labels

Watercolour card

Inks and cardstock: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Soft Suede

The dotty embossing folder (can you tell I'm going from memory here and it is a  little rusty! Grin.)

Square Lattice embossing folder

Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and some pearls to finish things off.


Paula Dobson

Your water colouring is gorgeous Sue! Thanks for the tips! The ribbon and pearl treatment just finish this card beautifully ♥

Judy May

Lovely card, Sue. The flowers down the edges is a cute touch.

Margaret Knoops

Loving that stamp set - just need to purchase for myself! Thanks for the watercolouring tips Sue!

Di Dunk

Gorgeous Sue. So glad I have my very own copy to show. TFS


I do not need / want / can afford this stamp set .... oh okay I'll get it LOL. I love this card - and I am so fortunate to have one in my show and tell box from our swap - thank you

Claire Daly

Really pretty colours you have used in the watercolouring Sue :) This is a fave stamp set for me too. Love the pearl detail on the ribbon.

Tina G

Your colouring is just beautiful! This stamp set is definitely my favourite from the mini, and I love the cards you've made using it.

Alisha Watson

I have used this stamp set so many times, I love it. Your water colouring is simply devine Sue, I am a little jealous of your skill :-)

Christine Blain

What a gorgeous card, Sue! I love the circle offset behind the Framelit die cut - fabulous! I also really like how you stamped the flower border at the sides of the card, before embossing; what a lovely detail. Such nice colours - you've inspired me, my friend!

Chris H

I'm in love with that stamp set too! Beautiful colouring, Sue, and great colour combo.

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