Colour INKspiration – CI42


Colour INKspiration have a great colour combination for you this time. I’m so exciting to be hopping along and hope you enjoy my inspiration using these colours. Welcome, if you have hopped over from Bronwyn Eastley or if you are joining me here.

This challenge features Mint Macaron, Copper, Basic Black and Whisper White.


I just loved this combination and tossed up a couple of options before deciding on this…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Foliage Frames framelits, Copper Shimmer, Embossing paste

I stared with some Shimmery White cardstock and water-coloured some Mint Macaron ink over the base with my aqua painter and allowed to dry.

For my copper, I decided to go in a different direction… here I have added some Copper Shimmer paint to some Shimmery White Embossing paste – you can never have too much bling right?! I added quite a few drops of paint to the paste to achieve the right intensity of colour. I love how the shimmery effect highlights the green fleck.

I went with a brick stencil as this card will be a house warming card for my sister. Which is funny, as it coordinates with the inspirational image for this challenge too!

To coordinate with this theme, I positioned the die cut flowers in a climbing arrangement. These are from the Foliage Frames framelits, here I have used four and overlapped them to make them appear as one.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Foliage Frames framelits, Copper Shimmer, Embossing paste

I finished off with a strip of the black organdy ribbon and punch circle shapes in Copper foil and mint Macaron. On top is my sentiment, a punched sentiment from the Sunshine Wishes stamp set. For some extra gloss and shine, I punched it from some Black Foil sheets, which are featured in the Halloween section of the Holiday Catalogue. I love little gems of accessories in there!

Next up in the hop is the amazing Jacque Williams.


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, October 8th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC180 – Favourite Retiring Project


Welcome to another Caseing The Catty week as we say one last goodbye to some favourite retiring projects in Stampin’ Up!’s catalogues.


I’m really going to miss the Painted with Love suite in the Occasions catalogue. It really appeals to my arty creative side. I’m not normally a pink girl either but this just grabbed my attention straight away. One item in this suite I certainly haven’t used enough was the Gold Vinyl stickers. They are just so fabulous. The idea to use the stickers came from this pictured sample.


Now, I’m not sure how I ended up where I did from that picture, but here is my finished card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Painted With Love Gold Vinyl Stickers, Petal Palette, Shaker card

It was one of those times where I started off with one idea – a punched out heart with a gold vinyl sticker placed around it – and grew from there. Hmmm… Shaker card. Hmmm…. Metallic sequins inside. Hmmm… another heart over the top, and so on.

I started with Whisper White thick card base and then cut a layer of Whisper White cardstock for over the top. I wanted to keep the clean crispness offered by white but wanted to add some texture, so I overlayed the whitest of the Wood Textures DSP stack designs over the top.

I punched the heart shape out (the die came from the Lots to Love Box die – so going to miss this one!) and layered some Champagne Foil behind where the window was going to be, which I adhered to the card base. I attached some window sheet to the back of the DSP top layer and rubbed it with the embossing buddy to remove any static. Then set about adhering the foam strips to mark out where my shaker will be.


Then I set about decorating the front, punching a second heart from Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set from Champagne foil which I overlayed the shaker heart.  I added some gold tinsel trim, black mini sequin trim and added some more gold vinyl heart stickers.

The sentiments are from the Petal Palette stamp set, here I have stamped the Congratulations in Black Archival ink and fussy cut it out – not something I normally do, but I wanted a thin sentiment and lucky for us the Stampin’ Up! paper snips are awesome for this job.

Once the front was decorated, I peeled off the backing from the foam strips, sprinkled the sequins in place, held my breath and stuck my top layer in place to finish off.

Next up in the hop is Sandra Collett.


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, June 3rd.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#158

We have a cool little colour challenge this week at Can You Case It? #CYCI158 We have Pink, Green, Blue and Yellow.


Here is what I created with these colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Tranquil Tulips

For this challenge, I thought I’d throw in a second challenge by using the same colours in different shade to create two cards.

It’s amazing how two cards, created very similarly can look so different when you change the shades of colour. Which one do you prefer? Subtle tones? Here I’ve used Soft Sky, So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist and for the tulips I have used a combination Powder Pink and Blushing Bride.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Tranquil Tulips

Or more bolder ones? Here I have used Blushing Bride, Pacific Point, Old Olive and for the tulips I have used a combination of Crushed Curry and So Saffron.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Tranquil Tulips

Here I have started playing with the amazing Tranquil Tulips – which is host exclusive set coming in the new annual starting June 1. Also in there is some of the lovely new Stitched edge ribbon!

It’s a great set and I’m sure I’ll be creating with it again very soon. In the meantime, I’d like to see what you come up with using these colours. Head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out the design teams inspiration. Then be sure to upload your entry by midday, Saturday 27th (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Colour Challenge – CYCI#147

So how did you like the Facebook entries for the Can You Case It? challenge last fortnight – so much easier to enter now isn’t it? We had a great response and hope this week will be even better with this next lot of amazing colours.

Here they are, a lovely selection from Kim of Red, Pink, Black and Silver.


I kind of feel, these colours are very Valentinesy. Given that we just celebrated the day last week. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

I used the ever amazing So Detailed thinlit dies. I just love these intricate dies and the little tabs they have. It makes it so easy to wrap around cardstock, making it just that bit easier to fix them on securely to your project. But they are designed that way to make it super easy creating belly bands.

Here I have used the largest of the dies in that set on real red cardstock. I wrapped it around some Pink Pirouette and stuck them both to a Basic Black card base.

I created a little medallion using silver, red and black cardstock and those gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelit dies. The sentiment “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. I finished off with a couple of those gorgeous little Metallic Enamel shapes – I used two of the hearts in the centre of the flowers.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

Visit the Can You Case I? Website for some creative inspiration from the amazing Design team. Then head over to the Facebook Challenge Group (Click “join group” if you haven’t already) and upload a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest board or Instagram post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day

So I have a quick little share today. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day here in the land down under, but I couldn’t post this until today as I didn’t want to spoil the surprises. Yes – surprises – plural.

I organised a stamp session with my hubby and his mates, so that they could all make a card for their lovely wives. Valentine’s Day here in Australia is a little different from other parts of the world. It tends to be celebration more reserved for those with a significant other. Whereas other countries celebrate it with all their special loved ones. Interesting huh?

Anyway, here is the card they made.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

It was a simple card, I didn’t want to overwhelm them for their first go. I helped with the die cutting using the heart from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. Mind you a couple of them where quite fascinated with the dies and Big Shot – LOL!

We finished off with a little bow – which they were none too happy about tying – and a touch of stamping – which can I say, they all did perfectly!!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

Now… I may have bribed them with some beers, and potentially forgotten to mention what they would be doing, when I invited them over, but I think you can see by most of their smiles, all turned out well.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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You are my Sunshine – CYCI#131

My lovely sunshine…. I sing this song to my baby girl every night before bed. So when I saw the sentiment in the Sunshine Wishes die set and coordinating stamp set Sunshine Sayings in June when the Annual Catalogue launched…. I just had to have them!

This bundle made a perfect match this week for the colour challenge at Can You Case It? Here they are.

CYCI#131 Can you case it?

Here is my little pop of Sunshine…

Rose Packer Creative Roses Sunshine Sayings Sunshine wishes Stampin' Up!

I focussed on using the yellow as a little pop in key areas – the yellow layer I made thin so it only just peaks out, then one of the flowers and the word “sunshine” to finish off. I also stamped Smokey Slate flower behind the Gray and Yellow flowers to create a shadow.

I love this coordinated bundle so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it popping up in all kinds of projects.

Looking forward to seeing what you create with these colours this week.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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