Sunday, June 16, 2019

CASEing the Catty Good Morning Magnolia - #CTC233



I held my Card Class yesterday which was my launch of the new Annual Catalogue and to introduce the amazing products to my lovely attendees I could not go past making a card with the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty blog hop, you maybe starting here or you may have come from Julia Quinn.

This week we are CASEing a layout on page 36, and I think you may notice mine is very similar to the card in the centre.

I have used the blends in shades of blue and green to colour the huge magnolia which I had stamped in Memento and have mounted this onto a piece of vellum cardstock which I have stamped with Black Stazon with the bud and leaves from the same stamp set, and then shaded the leaves in with the blends to make them shine.

Finally I added a tag in Whisper White using the Stitched Rectangle Dies to give it further detail, and then added a cute twine bow.

Stamp Set:  Good Morning Magnolia
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Memento,
Accessories:  Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight Blends, White and Silver Baker's Twine (retired)




Close up of the beautiful large magnolia and vellum background.



Now it's time to hop on over to Kelly Kent.


Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Colour INKspiration Free as a Bird - #CI57




It was great to have a long weekend as I got to spend time in my craft room creating for challenges and my upcoming card class on Saturday.

You maybe starting the Colour Inkspirations Challenges blog hop here, so welcome or you may have come from Kim Badelt.

This week I have chosen the ever popular Free as a Bird stamp set, which I was lucky to receive as part of my preorder.

I stamped the birds on a branch in Momento Black and then used my sponger daubers in the three featured colours - Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.  I then mounted it on a piece of Very Vanilla and Lovely Lipstick and put it on a Very Vanilla Note Card.

Stamp Set:  Free as a Bird
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Lovely Lipstick
Ink:  Momento, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green




A close up of the blend colours with the sponge daubers.



It's now time to hop on over to my friend, Rachel Palmieri.



There is a new Colour Challenge every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), and a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.



Sunday, June 9, 2019

CASEing the Catty Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper - #CTC232



Welcome to the NEW Annual Catalogue, wow it's finally here and I am finally creating with the new exciting products.

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty blog hop, you maybe starting here or you may have come from Tina Gillespie and she never disappoints.

This week we are featuring the Artistic Expressions section in the catty and wow you have pages 106 through to 159 for inspiration to choose from.

I decided I wanted to showcase the Mosaic Moods Specialty Designer Series Paper and the gift box below and what better that teaming it up with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and matching Butterfly Duet Punch to create a card.

I find it so easy to choose the matching colours as I just use all the colours featured in the papers.  I did not have any Mint Macaron ribbon so I used my all time favourite Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon and does that make the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies just pop!

Stamp Set:  Butterfly Gala
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Mosaic Moods Speciality Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Butterfly Duet Punch, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Gold 5/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon



Close up of the butterflies and the new Stitched Nested Label Dies, 
great for sentiments and framing.



Now it is time to hop on over to Michelle Strazds to see what she had made this week.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.



Sunday, May 19, 2019

CASEing the Catty Share What You Love Bundle & Circle Punches - #CTC229



This week at CASEing the Catty we are featuring the retiring punches.  I am sharing a card that I made at my Card Class this afternoon that features the Circle Punches.

Welcome to the blog hop, you maybe starting here or you may have come from Elizabeth Gross.

I do love the Share What You Love Love suite, and today I am using not only the 1 3/4" Circle Punch that is retiring but the Speciality Designer Series Paper, Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.

I have chosen the bag to case below but I have used the textured embossing folder for my background and used Mint Macaron as my featured colour.  I am really going to miss this SDSP but wait I have so many new ones that are coming in the new Annual Catalogue it will not take me long to have another favourite.

Don't forget that you only have until the end of the month to order any of the retiring products, and a lot of them have already sold out as they are only available until stock lasts.  If you are waiting for any of the products to be reduced Stampin' Up! have announced that this will not be happening for either the Occasions or Annual Catalogue so order online now using my May Hostess Code EKZZHG2S.

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Berry Burst
Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  2 1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Pearlised Doily, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder



Close up of all the layers around the sentiment.



Now it is time to hop on over to Sandra Collett to see what she had made this week.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.



Thursday, March 28, 2019

Art with Heart Blog Hop - Easter


Tonight the Art with Heart Team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.  Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration ends on 31 March!  There is still time to earn free product with purchase or even join our Stampin' Up! Team.  Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.

At my March Card Class we made this Easter card and matching Treat Box which is a CASE from the Occasions Catalogue.  The ladies did get to choose the colour of the designer series paper and the image on the card and some made Easter or Baby cards.  Just a little trick I did not have any Grapefruit Grove Ribbon, so I pull out a length of the White 3/8" Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon and coloured it in with my Blends.

Stamp Set: Fable Friends
Ink:  Stazon, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper:  Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Spring Time Impression Thinlits







Now it's time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Palmieri.


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Catherine Proctor
Caroline Manwaring 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Colour INKspiration Fable Friends - #CI51




It's been a very long time since I have had time to participate in the Colour INKspiration Challenge but this week I decided I could not miss out on these beautiful colours - Berry Burst, Mango Melody, Highland Heather and Pear Pizzazz.

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Kim Oliver.

It's Easter coming up so I have decided to start on my gifts for friends, and the Sweet Cups make a very stylish way to package up some chocolate Easter eggs.

I have stamped the cute bunny from Fable Friends in Black Stazon and then used my Stampin' Write Markers in the four colour to colour in the image and then stamped the grass at the bottom and added the sentiment on the side.  Finally I have tied a Berry Burst ribbon around the lid to gift it a touch of elegance.

Stamp Set:  Fable Friends
Ink:  Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz, Stampin' Write Markers in all four colours
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories:  Sweet Cups, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Circle Framelits, Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon


Stampin' Up! Fable Friends, Sweet Cups, Easter Gifts



Stampin' Up! Fable Friends, Sweet Cups, Easter Gifts


It's now time to hop on over Simone Bartrum



There is a new Colour Challenge every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), and a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.