Tuesday, June 30, 2015

More Stamping Fun

This is the reverse kissing technique using the I Think You're Great stamp set, and the Perfect Pennants stamp set with the cute little heart - this was really great to do this technique!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fun with stamping

The I Think You're Great stamp set is custom made for the kissing technique - and I've been inspired by the cards on page 130 of the catalogue, and by our training magazine ideas!

What do you think?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

More Casing of the Catty

When I was trying out designs for my CASE for CASEing the Catty, this was my first trial - a CASE of the wonderful card on the bottom of page 26 - only using Awesomely Artistic (again!!)

What do you think?

This is my design I've used for the blog post

They have a different feel about them don't they??

Friday, June 26, 2015

Caseing the Catty Love and Sympathy

Have you started your blog hop here?  Or have you arrived from Kathryn's beautiful gold and razzleberry card?  Either way, you are very welcome, and I really hope you enjoy our blog hop this week!!

I've CASED the card from page 25 and I have changed the stamp set to Best Thoughts rather than An Open Heart illustrated in the catalogue.

I added a little bit of watercolouring on those gorgeous blooms to give a little extra interest, and my splotches come from Gorgeous Grunge (I'm not so confident on the random ink flick!!)
I really really love the little white on white flower in the bottom right corner - and the gorgeous little white dots - such elegant subtlety!!

And now it's time for you to hop along to see Rebecca Benson's project - just click on the image!!


And if you get stuck, just head to the Blog at CASEing the Catty and click on all the links there.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shimmery Black and White

This week at TGIF challenges, its all about love and togetherness, so click on the image to see some gorgeous projects from the design team......

and Crafty Boots have BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE , 
(and you really need to check them out too for some wonderful inspiration)

so my project qualifies for both!!

I've used the oh so wonderful shimmery white paper, and white embossed the flower from the stamp set Best Thoughts, and then the little butterfly too which I cut out and mounted above the greeting.

I also punched some itty bitty flowers out of shimmery paper too, and popped a little white dot in the centre of each - I really love the white on white look, but it's awfully hard to photograph for you to see it at its best!!

Summer Flowers!

The challenge this week at Paper Players is Clean and Simple Summer Treats, and if you click on the link below, you will see some totally gorgeous ideas from the design team - and some yummy ice creams too!!

You can see I've gone for the bright warm colours of Summer (it's currently quite cool here in Queensland Australia in our winter with top temps of about 20 degrees Celsius - but we still have lovely sunny days!)  I've used Daffodil Delight for my base card, and then stamped the sunburst from Kinda Eclectic, and then added a happy vase of flowers from Pictogram Punches using Bemuda Bay for my vase and Real Red flowers with a rhinestone in the middle for extra pizzazz!! 

I've also added some dazzling diamonds on my sunshine too - because where I live the sun REALLY shines!!!  I hope you enjoy my bright and fun summery card!!

Look what my lovely friend made!!

I received this piece of gorgeous art in my mail box this week - and I feel truly blessed!!  Isn't it beautiful!!  You know how much I really really love Awesomely Artistic - well here it is again!!  

Thank you Juliana!!  I love it!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

See what we made!!

We had a lovely get together this Monday, and look what we made!!
Robyn showed us this so lovely yummy cone, CASED from Sara Douglass.

Heather then guided us with these three fantastic and simple cards which all showcase the new range of InColours.  The first card uses Papillion Potpouri,

the second card showcases Gorgeous Grunge,

and the last shows off Sprinkles of Life and that lovely Cherry On Top paper.

I used this card for my project so we could do some watercolouring together!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

An Alternative Edge - SUO Challenges

I've opted for the easy option of cutting some flowers that are joined together and overlapping the card edge and using this for my alternative edge.

I watercoloured the flower from You've Got This stamp set onto watercolour paper using an aqua painter and inks - Rose Red,Real Red,and Cherry Cobbler with Delightful Dijon for the centres with white gel pen dots on the top.  I pre-wet the watercolour paper so the ink would run and bleed, and oh it was sooooo therapeutic to just relax and colour!!

My other images on the front of the card come from Awesomely Artistic - I may have mentioned before that this is a fantastically adaptable stamp set and so versatile!!!

And then inside my card I did some simple watercolouring on whisper white cardstock and repeated the images from Awesomely Artistic.    My base card is Hello Honey, and this colour combined with our new Delightful Dijon make a really dynamic duo!!

Now you really need to check out the gorgeous projects from the rest of the design team, so CLICK on the icon, and be totally inspired and then create your own and enter it into our challenge!! 

This challenge is certain to get your creative juices going!!

Celebrate You!

And so, I've got a wordy arrangement for my central focus of my card!!  The stamped words are from Endless Birthday Wishes, my lovely wooden word is one of the lovely Wooden Expressions Naturals Elements, and the 'you' is the bottom half of the 'for you' framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits.

All the background stamping comes from - yes you guessed it - Awesomely Artistic, stamped over the top of Writing Notes Background stamp stamped in Sahara Sand, and Tip Top Taupe.

Be sure to go to the blog at Just Add Ink
and see all the lovely creations made by the design team.

Monday, June 22, 2015

You've Got This Sketch Challenge

This week at Freshly Made Sketches there is a very simple sketch challenge.  Just click on the image to see the gorgeous projects from the design team members for some great inspiration!!


I've rotated the sketch and then used the image in a vertical orientation.

My focal point is the gorgeous flower from you've got this.  I watercoloured the flower head on some watercolour paper, fussy cut and then popped it up on the flower in the central panel.

I saturated my watercolour paper so that the colours would move and bleed a little to give it a really intense watercolour finish.  The central stamens have been tipped with some white gel pen to highlight them.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Caseing the Catty Thanks!!

You can start here on your blog hop, OR you may have arrived from the lovely Rebecca Benson and her lovey card, either way you are very welcome!!

I have CASED the card from the top right of the title page of the chapter.

And I've made two different cards - using two sizes of the butterflies.  I love how soft and delicate the colours are for this card!  And when you go through our blog hop, you'll see some wonderful inspiration for this card from a few others of our design team members!!

I've used the Cherry on Top Patterned Paper Stack, some vellum, and my base card has been embossed with the Brick Wall folder.  I've used the gorgeous Cottage Greetings stamp set for my thanks, and added a few splotches from Gorgeous Grunge too.

My true splash of colours comes from the Bemuda Bay butterfly and the final thanks greeting.  The others thanks are stamped with Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe.

I hope you've been inspired to have a go yourself, and that you enjoy all the marvellous work from the rest of the design team in our great Thanks Blog Hop!

And now it's off to Kathryn Mangalsdorf's gorgeous creation of the fun gift bag!! Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Awesomely Artistic Scrapping

At the moment Awesomely Artistic is featuring strongly in most of my projects - it really is a truly versatile stamp set!!  I've stamped the leaf image as my background here using Whisper White craft ink onto the black cardstock.  I've also stamped the ink splash too as part of my background.

I've used the lovely Hello You Thinlits for my page title - using Mint Macaron paper and a little of the Mint Macaron spotted lace trim.

This is another of the lovely images from Awesomely Artistic - mounted over the top of a silver foil doily and with a little rhinestone for a bit more bling!

The lovely dragonfly and this title frame are also part of this lovely stamp set!!  

I love these little embellishment clusters - so cute and they add a little extra to your project - weather it's a card or a scrapbook page!!

I hope you are now inspired to do some stamping!!

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