Monday, August 31, 2015

Reason for the Season Easel Card

I got to play with a new Christmas Stamp Set - coming from our new Holiday Catalogue - which goes live tomorrow - September 1st!!  Woohoo - there are so many GORGEOUS new stamp sets for you to enjoy for Christmas!

This stamp set is a two stamp set - which means that your have the outline stamp set, and then another stamp with the inside colours - and because of the wonderful clear photopolymer stamps, it's really easy to line up the images perfectly!!

I've used the new colours Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush on my poinsettias - don't they look gorgeous!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Guy Greetings for Fathers Day

I know you can keep a secret - this is the card I've made for my darling man for Fathers Day - because I'm so grateful he is the father of our children.  He's a wonderful support and a great man!

I've done this card previously with a different design

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Amazing Birthday 21st

How about this for a cool card?!!  Amazing Birthday is such a great stamp set!!

And lots of star sequins to add some fun and bling!!

That little 21 there is from one of the leftovers from a kit featured in our new Holiday Catalogue which is jam packed full of total gorgeousness!!

Be sure to contact me to let me know if you wish me to post you a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue - I know you'll just LOVE it!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Best Thoughts CASE the Catty Blog Hop

This week on CASEing the Catty we are looking at our awesome Hostess Stamp sets - and my absolute favourite is Best Thoughts!!

So whether you are beginning here, or you've arrived from Emma's lovely project
you will just LOVE looking at all these amazing projects inspired by the Hostess Stamp set chapter.

If you are a regular cruiser on my blog you will know I've made lots of cards using this gorgeous floral image - feel free to scroll back and check them out!!

This card features colouring with markers for the greeting and the outline of the flower, and then watercolouring in the flower too.

The final touch of the watercolouring was to use the white gel pen to highlight the stamens in the centres of the flowers.

and now it's time for you to hop skip and jump along to the blog of

and if you get lost, click on the blog icon to see a list of all the design team members.

CASEing the Catty

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Work of Art butterfly

This card is a CASE from Mary's Craft Room and you can see her original card HERE.  As soon as I saw this card I knew I wanted to recreate it - it's just so beautiful!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Watercolour Wings Vellum

With all the amazing butterfly cards around at the moment, this one caught my eye.  And once again I've CASED this card from Lindsey Doodlings, and you can see her gorgeous card HERE.

I just love the soft effect created by the vellum over the top of the stamping!!

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper Gift Box

Doesn't this black Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper look amazing with the gold bow!!

I used the gift box punch board to create this gorgeous box, and then just made a little belly band to go around it and topped it off 

The greeting on the note tag comes from Amazing Birthday.

I love how elegant this DSP looks with that glorious gloss stripe and the shiny gold foil paper!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Kinda Eclectic - Fair and Square Crafty Boots Challenge

I get the honour of being a guest designer for the Crafty Boots Challenge this week!  What fun!

Check out the other great designers and their inspiring projects too!

Click for Options

and the challenge is for 
fair and square - basically a square card - and the options are endless!!
I wanted to use my (new for me) Fun Flower punch with the great cotton paper for my feature embellishment.  My stamping comes from Kinda Eclectic and there's a little Sahara Sand lace ribbon.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit (shh it's a sneak peek!!)

OH I DO love a Kit - and this tag project kit is GORGEOUS!!

There are 10 different designs - 3 of each - a total of 30 tags that are totally adorable!!

scroll on down and see them all ...

I had so much fun making them all!

and I'm sure you would love it too!

Friday, August 21, 2015

In Colours blog hopping

Welcome back for another week of CASEing the Catty Blog hopping where we hope to inspire you with projects using only the new In-colours from our Annual Catalogue.  

Now, whether you've arrived here from Stasia's Incolour project or you are starting here you are so very welcome as we COPY And SHARE Everything for you creative enjoyment.  

I was so inspired by our chapter from Artistic Expression that I've CASED the design from page 118 of the Catty, inserting Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon as my In-colours for this hop!!

And I've used both of those colours for a different card base for each of my cards 
- which is your favourite?  

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Elizabeth and her In-colour project and enjoy the rest of our In-Colour blog hop!!  

CASEing the Catty and if you get totally lost, you can click here on the blog graphic to see the list of all the design team members and their gorgeous In Colour projects!!  See you again next week!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit - more sneak peek

And another kit that I totally LOVED making is this one!!

There are 18 cards in this kit - 3 different designs.

and they all have a gorgeous cut out for the shaker,

and some lovely foil elements too!!

I didn't use the coordinating stamp set with this kit - I used Perpetual Birthday Calendar, and Festival of Trees and a new stamp set Hello December 2015 

What do you think?  You can see these gorgeous kits at any party booked in the next 4 months!!

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