Stampin' Stars Blog Hop

Today sees the arrival of our new annual catalogue - YIPPEE!!! Can you tell that I've been waiting?
To view online, click on the image to the left of this post.
If you've visited my blog before then you'll probably know that each time a new catalogue is released our team organise a Blog Hop to show you some projects using a variety of new products that are in the catalogue. 
You may have arrived here from Fiona's blog. In which case you'll have no doubt been spoilt with super projects already.
Whether you're already 'mid hop' or just starting, "Welcome!"
I've got 3 projects to show you today. With 4 more to follow.
The first project is not a card, it's one of those cute 4 oz coffee cups which I've decorated with an underwater theme using the new Sea Street stamp set. This cup is all shiny, it's a shame it doesn't show in the photo's. Hopefully I can get some better shots in daylight and replace these that aren't so sharp.

Where to start? First, I used our fab new alcohol pens - Blendabilities, to colour a piece of window sheet then stamped the fish on top with Staz-On. Next I stamped the octopus in new Blackberry Bliss onto the cup, the fish in Calypso Coral, the crab and lobster in real red. I stuck the window sheet onto the cup, this gave a watery effect.
Spot the lobster and the starfish above, on the sea bed.
I cut away the centre of the lid, stuck on some more window sheet and made a porthole in smoky slate card with silver brads. You can see through the 'water' into the cup.
Filled with fish and chip snacks. I'm sure they won't last long - I've eaten 3 already! 

Next is a card made with a couple of stamps from the Traveller stamp set. Blendabilities again to colour the flags, framed in new Lost Lagoon. The same blue is applied with a waterbrush under the ship.  

My final project for today has yet to have greetings added. For now I'm just enjoying the fresh look of the Moonlight DSP mat stack which has been mounted on Blackberry Bliss and added to Crumb Cake cardstock. 
It's a neverending card so there are 4 images which I feel showcase this lovely paper.

I do hope that you've enjoyed stopping by. If you'd like to 'Hop On' to view the super things that Louise has to show you then just click on the link below...
If you missed being spoilt with ideas by Fiona then you can hop back by clicking on the link below....
Should you wish to start elsewhere on the hop, or you've just got lost then no worries! At the foot of this post is a complete list of all demos taking part and links to their blogs.
Thank you for visiting call again!

List of demos & blogs taking part in the Hop
Lesley Lendon –  YOU ARE HERE
Louise Sims -
Nic Parr -
Cayleigh May -
Lauren La Fey -
Kate Skelton -
Angela Cormier –
Tracy Hart Lawrence - 
Lynn Clifford –
Christine Widdowson –
Sara Thornton-Bryar –
Cary Buckham –
Pip Todman –
Joanne Penny – 
Nikki Acton –
Cat Herrington –
Fiona Whitten –


  1. Love what you did with the coffee cup, such a neat idea :)

  2. Love the coffee cup! Looks great with your fish n chips prop. Don't think I've seen those for years

    1. Thank you! Hmm, I ate the prop! Lol! They started to make them again after about 10 years because of demand.

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  4. I love the coffee cup, I would never of thought of doing something like that!

  5. Wow! Brilliant coffee cup! xx

  6. Oooooh how I love the never ending card! Nikki xx

    1. Ha, ha. I did your challenge but had to pull it from the blog at the last minute Nikki.

  7. Love the coffee cup such a cute idea. Hope you haven't eaten all the fish yet.

    1. Errrm, yep! First bag eaten. Not looking good for the rest either! LOL!

  8. The Cup is AWESOME!!!! Spookily I've just made a never ending card for my next class!!!! TFS your fab projects!!! xxx

    1. Thanks Lelly! I had to abandon one project which was a different neverending card. Maybe I'll get it done soon. Hope your class goes

  9. As always you give us something TOTALLY different and TOTALLY you - I love these fish & chips snacks and your little pot is gorgeous - just like you Lovely Lesley :-)

  10. I'm speechless (doesn't happen often!) Thank you so much for your kind words and compliment. Bless you!xx

  11. Ah, thanks girls!xxx
    (Does that mean I'm a bit fishy???)

  12. great projects and that coffee cup is awesome!

  13. Great projects Lesley esp the gorgeous coffeee cup and I love the ship card

    1. Thank you Pat, that's very kind of you! Glad you like them.x