Colour INKspiration – #CI88

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This next colour challenge over at Colour INKspiration is just amazing. The colours are dramatic which is just my cup of coffee (I don’t really drink tea!). They are Pretty Peacock, Just Jade, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake.

Photo credit: https://www.muralswallpaper.com/shop-murals/almond-branches-van-gogh-wallpaper/

The image itself is an inspiration, I just love the splashes of Crushed Curry in amongst the dark shades of Green. I tried to capture that here on my card…

I used the Forever Flourishing die set – How yummy are those dies?! On this card, I created the dark dramatic background with a Pretty Peacock card base and an embossed layer of Just Jade cardstock. Then added my splashes of Crushed Curry. 

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I wanted to create a two tone die cut, from one of the leaves dies, to make it look like it had flowers. I set my thoughts around how to achieve this in the least fiddly way! My first thought was to cut and stick the individual flower heads. Waaaay to fiddly! So here is how I created the element….

  • First, I die cut two of the same elements out, one from Crumb Cake to use for the stems and one from Crushed Curry to use as the flowers.
  • I applied liquid glue to only the flower head parts of the leaves die cut and adhere them directly on top of each other.
  • Once dry, I used my super sharp and point Paper Snips to carefully trim off all the Curry stems, leaving behind the Curry flower heads and exposing the Crumb Cake stems beneath.
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I finished off the card with some Gold Metallic thread and some of those yummy Gold Glitter enamel dots. The sentiment came from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set and I used two of the coordinating dies from the Ornate Frames die set to layer with.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday, November 9th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

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Colour INKspiration – #CI74

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I’m back creating for Colour INKspiration today, #CI74. We have a great colour combination for you tonight. It was inspired by a photo taken my upline Simone on her Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles last July.

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The colours are Night of Navy, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Mango Melody.

Here is how I used these colours…

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I created a fun birthday card over-sized candles as the main feature. I created these candles using the new Braided Border punch. I just love this punch, there so many different ways you can use this other than just punch and stick.

Starting with a card base in Night of Navy cardstock, I layered this with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. It’s important to note that when I’m creating cards like this, I never stick any thing down until I’m happy with all the elements.

At first, I cut this piece to layer with my cardbase, but came back to it later to finish it off. This is where not sticking things down really helps!! I cut it down to be shorter at the bottom, adding some sponging with Mango Melody ink and finishing with embossing with the Mosaic folder.

To create my candles, I first punched three border strips from Night of Navy cardstock with the Braided Border punch. Using the border punch the way it was intended, punching my cardstock, sliding along to match the punched pattern to the printed pattern on the base. Then, I set about trimming the centre detail from some of the pattern of the border punch, to achieve the look of candles.

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I layered these over some Whisper White cardstock and arranged them over my card. I finished them off with a flame created from a leaf die and some Mango cardstock.

Then I set about creating the label sentiment detail… I punched the words Birthday using the Well Written dies and Mango cardstock, and layered this over Whisper White Flax Ribbon. This was layered over some punched shapes – The white layer is my other favourite punch… the Label Me Lovely punch. I trimmed this in half and layered them to make them shorter to fit inside the vellum die cut shape – this shape is from Stitched So Sweetly die set. The Happy is from the Well Said stamp set.

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Fiddling with the elements until I was happy with this arrangement. I set about adhering it together to complete the card. I think this will work great to give to our men-folk.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday April 6th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC261 – Case Sale-a-bration Catalogue

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It’s our regular Caseing The Catty Sunday night blog hop time and this weeks hop is focussing on the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There are so many great idea in such a little catalogue, we have lots to fuel our creativity with. So sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the inspiration we have for you tonight.

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For this fortnights challenge, this week, I took inspiration from page 13 of the SAB catalogue. Remember this challenge runs for the next two weeks, so you have heaps of time to play along.

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I just love the gift bag with all the repetition of those flowers. So simple but so effective. I wondered what I could do with that idea. Here is what I came up with…

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It’s my Dad’s birthday…. Today!! He’s 86 and still going strong. He’s agile and works hard in his veggie patch and loves to go out on his boat and fish. He’s resourceful – can make something out of nothing and we affectionately refer to him as the Maltese-McGyver. (I know… I’m showing my own age here hey!)

So what better way to celebrate him than with the Smooth Sailing dies. I used the anchor, ships wheel and rope to create the repetitive feature pattern. I laid this over a base of Balmy Blue cardstock, which I stamped with the parquetry floor stamp from the Gallery Grunge set in Balmy Blue ink to add some background texture.

I die cut my pieces from Blueberry Bushell cardstock – can you believe it’s only 6 more months until this gorgeous colour retires in June – eek! I layered these over the stamped card base. Then finished off with a simple tie of thick twine and the sentiment.

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The sentiment stamp is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, new in the 2020 Mini catalogue. This is fast becoming my go-to set for sentiments, it has so many useful ones. I stamped this in Blueberry Bushell ink on some Bermuda Bay cardstock.

It’s simple but effective just like the sample gift bag in the catalogue.

Next up is the very creative Lauren Meiklejohn.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 7pm, Sunday February 2.

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We will be back next Sunday with more inspiration for you for this challenge.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC260 – Case Mini Catalogue – Week 1

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Happy New Year and Happy New Catalogue. Caseing The Catty Crew are back for another year with more inspiration from our Catalogues.

This year… we have a change to the Challenge component of our hops. We will still be doing a weekly hop, but the Challenge will run for two weeks. So you will receive double the inspiration for each challenge and then have more time to create and play along. Hope you enjoy this change and it helps you to play along. You don’t need to have a blog yourself… just create and load directly to the wall of our Facebook group. Join our Challenge Group here…

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Our first hop and challenge for 2020 is all about the new MINI catalogue! Isn’t it wonderful? O. M. Gee… I’m so in love…. as much now as I was 10 years ago when I joined!

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So here is my first play with my new toys….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, STampin' Up!, Outdoor Barbeque, Blends, Brick & Mortar EF

I really couldn’t go past the Outdoor Barbecue stamp set. My hubby is a smoker… of the BBQ kind just like the stamp in this set. It’s an artform for him – getting the perfect smoke-ring and tenderness in cuts of meat you would ordinary pass by at the butchers. So as soon as I saw this set I squealed in pure delight.

Here I kept the design simple and classic…. Card base of Blueberry Bushel, stamped around the edge in same colour ink is the T-Bone steak and fire flame stamps. I layered some Seaside Spray Designer Paper in the middle.

On the main layer of Whisper white cardstock, I stamped the Smoker BBQ image in Memento Black ink and used Stampin’ Blends, in Smokey Slate, to colour it. As the image itself, has shading already, it was easy to blend shadows in and I didn’t spend a lot of time getting it right… it looked good already! I added some Crumb cake for the side rest, and a dot of red, for the temperature gauge.

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By embossing the bottom third, with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, added some texture and making it look like it’s sitting on a bricked floor. I lightly sponged some Crumb Cake ink over the top to help define the texture of them.

I finished it off with a simple sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushell ink and punched the circle with the 1” punch. I layered this over a punched shape from the Ornate Frames dies set, which carried over from last year.

Next up in the Hop is the amazing Michelle Stradz.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm Sunday night, January 19th.

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CTC227 – Favourite Retiring Bundle

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Okay, so I always find it really hard to choose favourites, I mean, really, isn’t everything a favourite one way or another. This week the Caseing The Catty crew are focussing on favourite bundles. So sit back and grab a cuppa for some last inspiration using these retiring favourites.

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For this challenge I decided to go with this bundle – Floral Frames. It’s made up of the Floral Frames stamp set and the Foliage Frame framelit dies. I’m really sad they are retiring, they were new additions to the current catalogue and I kind of feel like they haven’t had enough time to shine. I love the stamp designs, they are just so lovely, you can create a simple stunning card, But my favourite things is the way the stamps and dies overlap making it really easy  to create depths with layers. My inspiration came from the card featured on page 135 of the Annual catalogue.

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Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Floral Frames stamp set, Foliage Frames thinlits

I love the die with the foliage that emerges from the side of the circle. It’s just so lovely and creates a great frame for a circle centre feature. Whether that be a sentiment or more imagery.

Here I decided to create window to peak through. With the sentiment stamped on the inside, a window brings to the front of the card too.

First, I stamped the large circle stamp with foliage on the card front in Tranquil tide. I coloured some of the leaves with my Lemon Lime Twist marker and then overlayed the die-cut, but offset the foliage so that you can still see many of the elements.

Using one of the layering circle framelits, I punched the window through the centre of the layers. This allowed me to stamp the sentiment through the window so that it aligns nicely in the centre.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Floral Frames stamp set, Foliage Frames thinlits

Then I decorated the top with some stamped, punched and coloured flowers plus a couple of additional leaves punched from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and to the Lime leaves (it’s always hard to photograph!), which adds a lovely shimmer. To finish off, I scattered some pearls from the Share what You Love Artisan Pearls pack.

This design works for many occasions, I have even made a Mothers Day card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Floral Frames stamp set, Foliage Frames thinlits

Next up in the hop, is the amazing Elizabeth Gross.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, May 12.

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CTC223 – Classic Garage

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Don’t you just love a really great Guy-themed suite of products?! This week, Casing The Catty are focussing on inspiration from the Classic Garage suite – pages 42 to 55 of the Occasions catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Siobhan.

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I always get really excited about suites like these, I love creating for our men-folk but do find it a little more challenging. Which is not a bad thing. But sometimes, we need to create a card quickly and having suites of products on hand specifically designed for guys just makes it all the more easier and speedier.

My inspiration came from this card…. it’s the Green based one in the middle, in the main photo above.

Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin Up!, Classic Garage suite, Geared up Garage, Garage Gears thinlits

A little different from the original card, and a few more layers, but that happens some times doesn’t it?!

I went with dramatic colours of Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Gray. On a Basic Gray card base, I layered two different patterns from the coordinating Designer paper stack. Then I die cut the large collection of gears from some of that gorgeous Black foil sheets. I love how shiny they are! I layered that over the DSP and trimmed a piece of DSP with Basic Gray texture design print to layer across the top of the join.

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I added a simple stamp of the muscle car and die cut to match and sentiment in black ink at the bottom. To finished off, I added a couple of the Classic Garage Metal embellishments.

Quick and simple, but dramatic and very blokey!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Peta Stephen.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, April 14th.

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CI52 – Colour INKspiration

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration hop. This challenges features equally yummy colours as the yummy looking cake that they are inspired by, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White.

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What I really like about this combination is it lends itself to creating for our male folk. So I opted for some help from the amazing Birthday Cheer Bundle, featured on page 17 of the Occasions catalogue.

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It’s an awesome set and allows you to create different effects – here I have used the thinlit with the presents and I have pieced different coloured combinations of cardstock behind them, some I have even the paper piecing technique.

Here, I die cut the main image from Early Espresso cardstock, and used a combination of Soft Seafoam and Granny Apple Green cardstock to layer behind the presents.

I create a large volume of scraps and I really don’t like to throw them out – two reasons, one is cost but the other is about being environmentally responsible. One of the best things about working with dies like these is they lend themselves to using up these scraps and that is a winner in my book.

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The main present element is layered on some Granny Apple Green cardstock and I used a touch of Whisper White cardstock to line the side edges. To add a touch of interest I cut the edges with the Stitched Rectangle framelits and finished off the element with a simple strip of the Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White for some texture.

I stamped the edges of the Soft Seafoam card base in the same colour ink, with one of the stamps for texture, before layering the main elements over the top. I finished off with a simple birthday sentiment on Whisper White cardstock, with a Flag cut to one end. Again, adding some interest by echoing the Stitched edge from the rectangle framelits.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Jackie Aitken.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, 8 April. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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Creative Club Class – Feb 2019

Creating is a Piece of Cake

This month’s online class features the cute and versatile Piece of Cake bundle, which I am really enjoying at the moment. You can find it on page 18 of the Occasions Catalogue.

This bundle gives options for creating lots of different cards and projects well suited to birthdays. However, it does offer versatility with options to create for special occasions like weddings, engagements and anniversary.

 

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This kit includes supplies to make 4 Cards – two female themed and 2 for guys!! 2 each of 2 different designs:

  • Cardstock for card bases and for stamping;
  • Punched shapes;
  • Ribbon and Thread;
  • Tutorial for completion

 

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $20 – Project Kit only
  • $70 – Buy the Bundle and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Other supplies you will need, which are not included in this pricing, are:

 

HOW TO ORDER?

There are a couple of easy ways to order:

  • Email me which kit, you would like to purchase and we can organise a single bank transfer payment option

or

  • Shop online for the Stampin’ Up! products component of the class. Then email me to organise the purchase of your kit.

 

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS:

When shopping online, use this months Mystery Host* code – find it here.

*When your order is less than $250, by using this code you go into the draw for your chance to earn some free Stampin’ Up! products through the Host Rewards program. Your individual order can be any amount, but combined orders must reach at least $250 for rewards to be awarded.

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CTC216 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s another week of Caseing The Catty Crew hop time. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra.

This week we are back drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogues.

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Today, I have focussed on technique used on one of the backgrounds of a card. It’s this one on page 13 of the main Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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See the green card with the juggling frog? Notice the background on the green layer with the stamp Yay!? I loved how that looked from the moment I saw it.

Using the Piece of Cake stamp set, I have recreated that same background.

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Here I have lined up three of the cake stamps from that set on my H clear block. Using Coastal Cabana ink, I stamped them in similar pattern across my Coastal Cabana cardbase.

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I love the way this looks, it creates some interest on what would otherwise be a plain background. I also like that stamping tone on tone keeps it subtle enough to not take over. Plus it’s just a great way to get maximum value out of one stamp set.

To finish off the card, I decided to keep the same colour theme for this week, by adding some Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape to my Coastal Cabana.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday Cake stamp in Melon Mambo and the cake stand is in Gorgeous Grape. I coloured the base with my grape pencil to add some shading. I finished off my cake with some Lollypops and popped them on some circles in Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. These sit over some Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon and a strip of cardstock in Melon Mambo. Simple but cute.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, Sunday, February 24th.

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CTC212 – Sale-a-bration

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Caseing The Catty team are hopping with more Sale-a-Bration ideas this week. Welcome if you are joining me from Rachel or if you are starting here with me.

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This week I took inspiration from this card on page 10 of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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In the catalogue, this picture is only tiny and you only see a small section of the card, but my inspiration came from liking the layout. I love the simplicity and how clean it is even with all the leaves detail on the side there. I didn’t have all those exact dies, but I love how you can substitute with what you have to create a similar look. Here is where my card finished up…

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I went with a cardbase in Highland Heather, really loving the new shades of purple in the colour collections. On top, I layered some Designer Series Paper from the Subtles 6×6 pack, in Highland Heather to coordinate.

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My decorative elements are leaves from the Foliage Frames Framelits set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Seafoam cardstock. The sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set, new in the Occasions catalogue, and is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. I have punched it out using the largest of the dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits, and finished off with a little of the Whisper White Sheer Ribbon tied in a simple bow.

Next up in the hop, is the lovely Michelle Strazds.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, 27th.

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