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.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Art with Heart Blog Hop - Sale-A-Bration Tea Together & Tea Time Framelits Dies


Tonight the Art with Heart Team are sharing creative projects using products available for FREE when you make a minimum purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  For every $90 (AUD) you spend before postage, you can choose FREE products from the brochure.


  • If you spend $90, you get one free Level 1 product
  • If you spend $180, you get one free Level 2 product OR you can choose two Level 1 items
  • If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three Level 1 items OR one Level 1 item and one Level 2 items 
The Sale-A-Bration promotion is current now until 31 March.  Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today if you don't already have one.

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join our fabulous Team - just ask any of the girls on the blog hop for more details!

I am sharing with you the Tea Together stamp set available in the Occasions Catalogue for $38 which has the FREE Tea Time Framelits Dies which are available with a $180 spend on any of the items in either catalogues.


I have stamped the tea cup three times in Calypso Coral and then used Calypso Coral and Mango Melody with sponge daubers, leaving some white showing to give a more depth of colours and then cut them out with the Framelits Dies.

I have cut a little slit in the top of the cups so they would fit inside each other, just like you would stack them up.



Close up of the stacked cups.



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



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

Sue Madex


Sunday, February 24, 2019

CASEing the Catty Amazing Life Bundle - #CTC217




I am back creating!!! It's been awhile since I have had an mojo to use my new products from the Occassion Catalogue, but I decided to use my favourite item in the catalogue the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies and the matching Amazing Life stamp set (which is available as a bundle for $85.50) which is featured in the Happiness Blooms section (pages 24-33).

Welcome to this weeks Casing the Catty Sunday Challenge, you maybe starting here so welcome or you may have come from Simone Bartrum.

I have cased the card to the left, I decided to use the Lemon Line Twist Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper with a window card and then stamped the beautiful large sentiment in the middle in Black Stazon.  Don't forget to reink up the Black Stazon pad to get a really good image with the photopolymer stamp (and clean it off once it's been used with Stazon Cleaner and then spray it with Stampin' Mist to condition the rubber as the Stazon Cleaner may do damage to the rubber if left on for an extended period).

As I did not want any of the Whisper White cardstock showing on the flowers I stamped the image in Black Stazon and then fussy cut the image close to the black lines and then used my makers and made sure I coloured over the black lines and around the edges.

Stamp Set:  Amazing Life
Ink:  Black Stazon, Lemon Lime Twist, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers
Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies




Inside the card



Showing the window of the card



Now it's time to hop on over to Tina Gillespie.


Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a project to Facebook.




Sunday, February 3, 2019

CASEing the Catty Lovely Lattice CTC214



Caseing the Catty is again featuring the Sale-A-Bration promotion this week, I am challenging you all my blog and facebook followers to participate this week, if you don't know how to post onto the facebook page or you are not on facebook, please send me a photo of your creation and I'll post it for you.

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Tina Gillespie, another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from South Australia.

Today, I was inspired by the below two cards in the brochure, so I decide I would combine the two.  I took the technique from the card on the left with the image and colours from the card on the right.

I was really happy with how it turned out,  I started with a piece of Whisper White and cut it out with one of the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (love them) and then stamped the image in Grey Granite and then used a smaller Rectangle Die to cut out the spotlight.

I used a sponge dauber in Daffodil Delight to create the background and then coloured the flowers and leaves in with Pool Party and Old Olive Blends with a light Daffodil Delight for the flower centres.

I don't know if this is technique is called a reverse spotlight card as the coloured image is usually raised but in my case it is the surrounding area that is raised as per the card above.

Stamp Set:  Lovely Lattice, Fable Friends
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Grey Granite, Whisper White
Ink:  Grey Granite, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Old Olive Blends
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Rectangle Stitched  Framelits Dies, Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins




Close up of my colouring.



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 project to Facebook.