Stampin Stars Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to our Stampin' Stars Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from Louise's blog, she always has fab projects to share. Wherever you start on this hop, it really doesn't matter. Sit back with a cuppa and enjoy - you can't get lost - it goes in a loop! I'll explain all at the end of this post.
Today I'd like to share not only a brand new stamp set with you but also brand new colours and a new punch. How's that!
I've been playing with the new Label Love set of stamps (and matching Artisan Label Punch). The stamps are on page 33 of the new catalogue. There are 7 stamps in the set, in today's post I'll be showing 2 of them.
My first card is a wedding card in shades of very vanilla and basic grey. You can't quite see that the vanilla is embossed. Lately it seems to be the fashion to have a sweetie stall or table at weddings, so my little favour holds chocolate. Not glamorous but I wanted to keep it simple,it fits the bill and matches the card. 

You'll have to take my word that it looks much smarter in real life!

It's taken a little while for some of the new In Colours to grow on me. I instantly warmed to Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana so they would be easy for me to choose. the I saw some zingy cards on the Inking Idaho blog where Becky used strawberry slush with coastal cabana and whisper white. I will unashamedly tell you that I've CASE'd these cards, making only slight variations - possibly not visible to the human eye, because they just jumped right out of the screen at me! I'm sharing here and have made a matching gift box. There are 2 photo's (since many of you know about me and my 'fuzzifoto's), one shows both items...... 

and the other is a close up of the card where you can see that I've punched and aperture for the stamp to sit behind.

Finally, just a glimpse of something I've been working on. Many of you will have seen the recent 'This 'n That' promotion. I've started to fill my book, it looks like a 10 year old has been playing with it. But the reason that I want to share a little here is that I've used the brand new ABC 123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers and ABC 123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers stamp sets (page 131). These sets can be used alone or together, as I've attempted to do with my title down the right hand side of the page. Here are two photo's - the first showing the stamped word in context, the second a close up.

Not the best example of stamping or lining up - should have worn my specs when using my stamp-a-majig! You really have popped into my personal world here!
Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy our blog hop.
Below are to buttons to take you both to the next fab blog, which is Kate's, and to the previous one, should you prefer to go anti-clockwise or have not visited Louise. Neither should be missed!
At the very bottom is a list of all demos taking part in this hop and their blogs.
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List of demo's taking part in the Blog Hop and their blogs

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  1. Love all these Lesley - especially loving the colour combo on the second one. I can't wait to get my new colours now!!!!!

    Loving the journal too - great work

  2. Love them all but the wedding card is elegant and beautiful!

  3. Lelly, they are gorgeous. Well done. Gill from

  4. WOW Lelly - love the first card, so sophisticated, and you're right the next two kinda sock you in the eye & go "me, me, choose me" - but best of all - is the small look at the mind of Lelly in your This & That - scary, but fun :-) love it as always, Pip xx

  5. Made me laugh Pip! Thank you for all your kind comments. Imagine having to read the book when it's complete - now, THAT'S scary!!!xxx

  6. Lovely variety Lesley - colours are growing on me but I specally love the wedding card which is so stylish

  7. Why, thanks Pat! Thought cream/grey would make a change. Shame that lovely wide grey ribbon has retired!

  8. Love the wedding card and favours - very elegant. But, totally impressed with the This and That Journal. Love it. Fiona

    1. Thanks Fiona! Now I just need to get the book finished!

  9. Classy wedding card, love the aperture ones, and the journal is fab...mine too looks childlike! Xxx

    1. Thanks Lelly, how kind! LOL - Perhaps the childness goes with the name!

  10. Awesome projects Lesley - love the clean simplicity of the wedding card and choccie bag.... the bright zingy pop of the 'Just for You' card and box... and fantastic journal!!! I really love how your stamping of the letters isn't totally perfect - really gives it a lovely cartoony feel!
    Sarah @ Stamping Obsession x x

  11. Oooh! Never thought of it like that - cartoony, yep wacky races her I come!!!Always wanted to be Penelope Pitstop! Thank you for alll your compliments Sarah, very kind of

  12. Love all of it! You've spoiled us with all that inspiration. I really love those alphas. But then there's not a lot in the new catty that I wouldn't have!

    1. Thank you Sarah, very kind of you! Yep, tons in the catalogue I'd love to have too!