Monday, December 28, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Happy New Year from SUO!
To herald in the new year, SUO are inspiring you with Happy New Year projects!!
I've been inspired by this little stamp in the Hostess Stamp Set - Antique Tags.
This is a little tiny bottle - big enough to fit into a standard envelope - the basic card size began at
2 1/2" x 6" and then I created a stencil and cut out the bottle shape. I'm not a drinker, but I think this is a fun card for the season!! I've used some washi tape on the neck of the bottle to emulate the lid and seal - what do you think?
Monday, December 21, 2015
Going Global with Number of Years
In the middle of all the pre-Christmas craziness, we had the great fun of going to a 21st birthday party for a lovely friend. Here's his card - a box card featuring two of the gorgeous new stamp sets featured in our new Occasions Catalogue. Be sure to let me know if you wish to have a copy of this new catalogue!!!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
CASEing my team member!!
This is our last week at CASEing the Catty for 2015. But make sure you check back next year when we start up again and CASE our wonderful new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Catalogue too!! Welcome here to my project if you've come from Emma, and make sure to keep hopping all the way through our blog this week to see the amazing projects!!
So this week, we are CASEing each other. I have the fun of CASEing Jackie Noble, and this project I've really wanted to CASE ever since Jackie first posted her project!!
My little baubles are hanging on the tree, but they are so fun and cute!!
Now it's time for you to hop on over to Jackie's project and CASE
and if you get totally lost, just head on over to the CASEing the Catty blog for the complete list of all the design team and their projects!!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
woo hoo! Year End Sale
We have an awesome sale until the end of the year!!! AND, here in Australia, there are some items from 2015 -2016 Annual Catalogue product selection for sale available only from 10 December until 17 December - so be sure to hop along to my Online store HERE to see the great bargains to be had for Christmas!!! Or you can contact me HERE.
HERE is thePDF list of the year-end Sale
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
SUO - fun cards for kids!!!
Isn't this little guy just gorgeous!!!! As I am a born and bred Queenslander (Australia) living my whole life in the tropics and NEVER where there is snow I'm ever so proud of him!! I've only every seen snow twice in my life - once in Victoria, Australia, and once in New Zealand!!!
This week on SUO we are having fun creating cards and gifts for children for the holiday season! So I thought I'd use some of the Oh What Fun! kit glitter to create a shaker card. And I made up the snow man design myself!! (with my limited snow man knowledge!)
Those cute little arms come from the Tree Builder Punch, and then I used the Christmas Tree punch to create the little santa hat. My greeting comes from Oh What Fun!
So, hop on over to SUO challenges this week, and show us your inspiration for Fun holiday cards and projects for children. We would love you to join in the fun!!
As well as creating my design for SUO this week, I'm entering it into the challenge at Paper Players!!
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Enjoying the Trees for CASEing the Catty
Welcome to our Weekly CASEing the Catty blog hop - this week, celebrating the trees!!! If you've hopped here from Rebecca's gorgeous trees card - such a great CASE of the catty, then you are very welcome, and if you are starting here, make sure you hop all the way around the design team - there are some amazing ideas and projects!!
My first card is inspired by the lovely card on page 16. I don't own the Peaceful Pines stamp set, and Perfect Pines framelits, so I've substituted Festival of Trees and the matching punch. The background images come from Happy Scenes which is another great 'tree' stamp set.
The colours of this card are certainly very peaceful.....
And my second card is inspired by one of the tags on the tree on page 16 AND the layout of the one of the cards on page 12 featuring the gorgeous music paper from Home for Christmas DSP.
I really love this paper! And again the Lost Lagoon colours certainly give a restful 'feel' to the card!
Now it's time for you to hop on over and see the wonderful work of Rachel and her Christmas Tree inspiration!
And if you get lost, just click on the Blog Icon to see the list of all of the design team.... and ENJOY the Trees for CASEing the Catty.
Friday, December 04, 2015
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Vintage Leaves birthday
I loves these leaves for masculine cards - their artistic images are glorious to stamp, and they all look so beautiful.
I've used the colours for the challenge this week to help me create a simple quick card.
Wetlands colour challenge
I really like the colours in the colour challenge at the Global Design Project this week - and they are excellent Christmas colours, but I've gone for a very simple card for this challenge.
Delicate Ornaments in Glimmer Paper
Don't these divine ornaments look magnificent cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!! And paired with the subtle elegance of Smoky Slate and the lovely holly sprig from Embellished Ornaments stamp set, they are so beautiful!!
I think the finishing touch of the White Glitter Ribbon and silver cord make this a gorgeous card!! Thank you Paper Players for the great inspiration from your tic tac toe challenge!! As you can see, I've gone for the diagonal of white, sparkle or shine and ribbon.
Holly Jolly Greetings meets Delicate Ornaments
I'm loving my Delicate Ornaments framelits, and I think this lovely bauble works a treat on this great clean sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week!!
And I really love the luxurious Vanilla Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon too!!
Reason for the Season watercoloured
This card is very similar to a card in our Holiday Catalogue featuring Reason for the Season - this is a fun card to colour! This time I've used an aquapainter and ink to create this artistic look!
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Garden in Bloom for colour challenge too!
Just Add Ink have an amazing fun and tropical colour challenge this week, and this is my second entry!! You should be so amazed at the fun I've had with these bright colours!!!
Embellished Ornaments colour challenge
This is a very bright colour combination, and if you know me, you know I'm not a huge fan of bright colours, but WOW, I just love how my card has turned out!! It might have something to do with trying out my new stamp set - I'd been resisting buying this stamp set and the coordinating framelits, but I finally gave in, and I LOVE them!!
This lovely holly branch is just beautiful!! And the colours from the Just Add Ink challenge look great on this little Christmas card!!
Festival of Trees in Bemuda Bay
So here's another card in a very similar layout!! This time with Bemuda Bay and silver - so what do you think?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Berry Merry in Cherry and Silver
I enjoyed the layout of the dove card I made yesterday that I've used it again with Berry Merry in Cherry Cobbler and Silver - which is your favourite?
Monday, November 30, 2015
Island Indigo Dove of Peace
This elegant dove looks divine in every colour when it's stamped!! Here I've stamped it with Island Indigo and then sponged with a little Pool Party to colour it.
Blue and silver are a lovely combination for Christmas aren't they?
Sunday, November 29, 2015
CASEING the CATTY 3D
Welcome to the CASEing The Catty Sunday night blog hop! If you've come from Elizabeths lovely project, I hope you're enjoying all of the wonderful projects from the whole design team!! If you start here, be sure to hope your way through everyone - we all have different styles and ideas - and you will love what you see!!
This week at CASEing the Catty we are celebrating the lovely 3D projects in the Catalogue - and I've just LOVED CASEing this great box featured on page 15.
Creating this project was easy because I simply used what I had in my collection and created the box to be very similar to the one in the catalogue. I haven't added a wooden snowflake element - because I really really LOVE the sparkle showing through on the bauble - and I've used some vibrant red glimmer paper to highlight the bauble too!! Loving these gorgeous Delicate Ornaments Thinlits!!
And this stamping detail on the gift box using the fun gift box punch board is such a great idea!! This I have completely CASEd straight from the Catty!! I love this idea, and I love the inspiration I always gets from copying the ideas and projects in every Stampin' Up! publication!!
Now it's time for you to hop on over to Jessica's lovely project!
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