Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Congratulations to SUO!!

Welcome to our challenge for this fortnight for SUO - Stampin' Up Only Challenges.  We are sharing our ideas for Congratulations - and you'll see some amazing inspiration from our design team too.

My card is using a Emboss Resist technique I am teaching at my classes this week.  I've used white embossing powder to highlight my Congrats greeting and then painted over the top with some watered Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay onto the watercolour paper - doesn't it look gorgeous?

I'm on the team at SUO!

 So get your congratulations cards going and join in the challenge - simply click on the link and add in your blog post!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mothers Day Inspiration at Caseing the Catty #75

Welcome back to our Sunday Blog Hop where we hope to inspire you for Mothers Day - and we have been inspired by our Annual Catalogue or our Occasions Catalogue this week.

I've flipped through both catalogues, and in the end, I really loved this little gift bag from the Occasions Catalogue in the Have a Cuppa Suite on page 34.

I converted the cute lil bag into a card, but basically the project is the same this week!!  The DSP comes from the lovely Love Blossoms Paper Pack, and my colours are Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay and a touch of Pool Party for the tea cup.  I stamped those tiny hearts with some White Craft Ink, and used vellum for the heart die cut .

I've sent off two of these cards to my Mum and Mum-In-Law along with their little gifts.  Both of these lovely ladies do enjoy a cup of tea!!

I hope you've been inspired, and that you will have a go and join in our challenge this month!!  Simply use this link to add in your project post from your blog!!

And now it's time for you to continue hopping around the blog hop and see all of the amazing projects from the whole design team... and enjoy!!


For a complete list of all the design team members and their posts, you can head on over to our Sunday Blog post for Caseing the Catty.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inspiration Boards from ONStage

I thought you'd like to see some of the amazing projects on display at OnStage at the Gold Coast on the weekend.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fun at OnStage

Last weekend I went to the Gold Coast for some wonderful creative inspiration at the Stampin' Up! OnStage training day!!  We go to see the NEW Catalogue which comes out on 1st June, along with lots of awesome speakers giving us ideas and projects for some of the new products coming out!!
The best bit was catching up with my dear friend and stamping sister Janine from Melbourne!!

The night before OnStage, I was privileged to attend Centrestage for those who are at the Silver Elite level and above.

We received some great business training too, AND a delicious meal, and some wonderful free gifts!!

Entree was delicious!!  

Here are photos of both mine and Janine's meals (just so you don't think I ate 2 of everything!!)

And main course divine.....

And dessert delectable!!

On Saturday we received  a fantastic morning tea of cupcakes to celebrate our 10 years of Stampin' Up! in the South Pacific!!  

The cupcakes also look like a yummy new set in the new catalogue -  hint hint!!

I had a wonderful time, loved catching up with my Stamping friends, and learnt lots more new ideas!!
Thank you Stampin' Up! for a great day!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bloomin' Heart for SUO Celebrations


We are celebrating all kinds of showers at SUO this week in our challenge!

I'm on the team at SUO!

I have highlighted the wonderful Bloomin' Heart thinlet die as my focal piece on this Marina Mist card.  The heart is cut from Vellum cardstock, and I've used some silver glimmer paper for the little flowers scattered over the heart.

This card is a celebration of texture!!  I've used corrugated card, silver metallic thread, glimmer paper and Iced Rhinestone Embellishments.  The greeting comes from Cottage Greetings stamped inside the lovely frame from Number of Years stamp set.

I hope you're inspired to jump in with the challenge and show us your great creationg celebrating a shower of any kind!!

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