Saturday, September 30, 2017

Merry Cafe, Coffee Cafe and Coffee Cup Framelits

You can use the very versatile Merry Cafe stamp set to create festive cider of peppermint cocoa image to invoke cozy warmth during the holiday season.

Perfectly paired with the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cup Framelits, Merry Cafe can be used to make heartfelt gestures year-round, as there is no seasons' end to the joy of reaching out and sharing a cup to reconnect and renew friendships.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Embossing Techniques - Water Embossing, Embossing in Any Colour and Faux Metal Embossing

Everyone loves the excitment of heat embossing and today I am sharing some wow techniques from Stampin' Up!

Did you know there are many ways to emboss?  Watch as Andrea from the Stampin' Up! Head Office demonstrates three additional embossing techniques:  water embossing, embossing in any colour and faux metal embossing.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

CASE-ing the Catty Carols of Christmas & Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies - #CTC145

I am finally having a few moments for crafting this afternoon to make a couple of Christmas card for this week's CASE-ing the Catty #CTC145 featuring the Merry Little Christmas section of the Holiday Catalogue (page 10 to 14).

You may be starting here so welcome or you may have come from Monique Fielder.

This week I have cased the card on page 10 with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue and have used the colour combination from this set of Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White.

I sent about 100 Christmas cards each year so I have made 6 using this layout and colour combination to add to my collection and for some difference I used the Night in Bethlehem stamp set to highlight how easy it is to change the design to use a stamp set of your choice if you do not have the one featured in the catalogue.

Stamp Set:  Carols of Christmas, Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Be Merry Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories:  Garden Green Baker's Twine (retired)

Christmas card using the Carols of Christmas stamp set

Christmas card using the Night in Bethlehem stamp set

Now it's time to hop on back to the very beginning with the Crew's Guest Designer this week, Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Are you inspired by the CASE-ing the Catty Crew and the Holiday Catalogue why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Challenge by uploading a photo to Facebook.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

CASE-ing the Catty Guy Greetings - #CTC144

CASE-ing the Catty #CTC144 are featuring the Holiday Catalogue for the first time this week and we are featuring the Quilted Christmas section (pages 4 to 9).

I have am in love with the amazing new products and your wish list will be long, but I have chosen to make a Father's Day card to celebrate all fathers today.

My dad always wore a hat and these different hats brought back so may memories of him.  I am remembering my loving dad who passed away in June and he is always in my thoughts especially today.

You may be starting here so welcome of you may have come from Jackie Noble.

I was inspired by a the "be merry" card to the left for a Father's Day card that I made at my last Card Class, I did not have any appropriate designer series paper for the colour theme I had chosen so I decided to make my own by stamping tone on tone in Old Olive with all the hat randomly positioned all over.

I then stamped the centrepiece in Night of Navy and Old Olive (I do like the "hats off to you!" and I finished it off with a little Old Olive Baker's Twine.  Very quick and easy masculine card which the ladies at my class made with the different stamps from this set for Father's Day and Birthday cards.

Stamp Set:  Guy Greetings
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink:  Night of Navy, Old Olive
Accessories:  Old Olive Baker's Twine

Don't you love "HATS OFF TO YOU!"

It's now time to hop on over to Mel Pagano.

Are you inspired by the CASE-ing the Catty Crew why not participate int he CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a photo on Facebook.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

2017 Holiday Catalogue, Have not got a Catalogue yet? Email me!

Not placed a Holiday Catalogue order yet, well I am sure you will after watching this Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue video.

Don't forget to contact me for your FREE Holiday Catalogue delivered to your door?  
Just email me your mailing address:

Friday, September 1, 2017

It's Spring and Holiday Catalogue Time

Wow, what a beautiful spring day here in the Adelaide Hills and it coincides with the Launch of the Holiday Catalogue.

I have had to order some more catalogue so if you have not received one yet I hope they will arrive by mid next week, it just depends on Australia Post.  I thought I had another bundle but I must have given them away.  You can download a copy of the catty here.

You can shop now online at my store, using the September Host Code  PNZSDD2A (if your order is less than $250) and you will receive a gift from me.