Sunday, June 30, 2019

One Card Inspiration!! CTC#235

Hello and Welcome to our fun Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge!

We are CASEING the CATTY - to CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit or to Copy And Share Everything - and we love to CASE from our awesome Stampin' Up! Catalogues!

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This week, we have a one card inspiration!!  To CASE the card from page 159.

As you can see, I saw the the stamped image of the pen and got stuck on that!!  

When I finished my project and looked again at the catalogue image I was amazed at how far I'd meandered away from the original on my creative journey!!

This card was inspired by this glorious project from Kelly Kent.
I've coloured this little cutie from New Wonders using Stampin' Blends and then added some Wink of Stella for some extra glam.  

There are a few layered elements of my cute little fairy!  I've coloured all of the bottom, and then added another layer with the top half of her dress, and finally another layer with her hair and the pen.

The inside shares the same totally cute image!!  I'm so in love with her!!

Up next on the amazing hop (who would have thought there would be so much brilliance inspired by one single card image!!!!) is the gorgeousness of Rebecca's duckie card!!

And we would love you to join in the fun and share your CASE of the card on page 159 - just add it to the lineup on our facebook challenge page here!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Inspiration for Winter Colour INKspiration #58

Hello and Welcome to a marvellous colour challenge for Winter!!  

The colour INKspiration team finds some amazing images from Pinterest and challenges us to use our Stampin' Up! colours as a starting point for creativity!!

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Check out this delicious image and the colours for this time!  They are Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Gold Foil.  

These colours were just PERFECT to coordinate with a gift prepared by my daughter for her bestie!!
So, armed with these great colours and the look of the finished gift, I started my creative journey!!

The first step was to recreate the basket base.  After a couple of experiments, I eventually made a double layer for the base of the card. This exploding box starts as a 12" x 6" piece of crumb cake scored at 3 1/2", 5 1/2", 9", 11" along the long side and then scored at 3 1/2" on the short side.  I then created the basket overlay with a piece 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" which was embossed using the Basket Weave 3D folder and then attached to the base of the card.  

Using the gift as my inspiration I added some pretties to the inside of my exploding box.  These were die cut from:  Well Written dies, Stitched Labels dies and the 18 came from bits and pieces added together from the Hand Lettered Prose dies.  

The side panels were embossed with the Lace 3D folder.

The reverse of the card features stamping from the Beauty Abounds and Praiseworthy Prose stamp sets.

All of the butterflies and birds and hearts were attached into the box using strips of window sheet and mini glue dots (love glue dots!!!!!).

Up next with this gorgeous colour scheme is Liz and her stunningly sweet card!!

It's super easy to join in the fun with us too!  Get creative with these colours and add your project to the lineup on our facebook challenge page!!  


Sunday, June 23, 2019

DSP Inspiration CTC#234

Hello and Welcome to our amazing colour inspired challenge for CASEING the CATTY Sunday Night Blog Hop.  

To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit or to Copy And Share Everything, and we use our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues for our weekly challenges to CASE!!

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This week, the challenge is to use the Colour Scheme of the amazing Pressed Petals DSP.  These colours are:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  

So...... I have used them ALL!  Some are incredibly miniscule in my project (that's true!!) but, the challenge was there!!  

I've used the sweet Magnolia Blooms stamp set  which is featured in our Experience Creativity beginner catalogue.  I love the smaller flower and the greetings in this set!  Perfect for so many events!!  The bloom has been heat embossed in gold and then coloured  with an aquapainter using Rococo Rose and Daffodil Delight inks on the flower and Mossy Meadow for the leaves   I've then added highlights using the Merry Merlot Marker for the centre of the flower and a Night of Navy Marker on the shadow of the leaves.  The colour is MINISCULE, but it's there!!!

The inside of the card was stamped with more of the Pear Pizzazz leaves from the front, and then the bud stamped and wateroloured in the corner.  

The card base is Very Vanilla with a pair of stitched rectangles in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to feature the sweet fussy cut flower.  

And while we're celebrating the awesomeness of the Pressed Petals DSP, here's my project to use those lovely flowers I made for last week's project!!  This project also features most of the colours from our challenge this week - but not Night of Navy.  The flowers were created using the Hot Air Balloon punch with Petal Pink cardstock, which was then sponged using Merry Merlot.  

The background of my sign is another of the delicious patterns from the Pressed Petals DSP.  I die cut 2 lots of the letters from the Hand Lettered Prose dies - one in Very Vanilla and the top layer in the Merry Merlot - so they stood out better.  I have decided after doing this that I think I like fussy cutting more than I like glueing!!  

Up next this week is a wonderfully elegant card from Peta.  You'll love all the projects by our team so make sure you keep hopping all the way around the circle!!!

How about joining the fun with us?  Check out these colours and see how creativity flows!!  Then you can easily add a photo of your project to our lineup on our facebook challenge page!!


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Casing a Layout on page 36 CTC#233

Hello and Welcome to our fun Sunday Night Blog Hop and challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit or to Copy And Share Everything, and we are using the amazing inspiration offered by our Stampin' Up! catalogues to stimulate our creativity.

This week, the challenge is to CASE a layout from page 36, and I have chosen the little square card at the bottom left as my inspiration to repurpose a 6" x 6" little canvas.  

I've covered the whole canvas in a piece of 10" x 10" Pressed Petals DSP - this is my favourite DSP from the new catalogue (today)   I've added the vellum as per the catalogue project and then embellished a greeting from the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set using DSP pieces and a frame from the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack.  Originally I created the 3D flowers you can see at the sides of my creation, but they were way too BIG for the floral embellishment at the sides of the greeting!!

So, with some fussy cutting from the same DSP I've made some clusters of flowers to complete my layout.  

Now I have to find another project to use those lovely large flowers!!  

For some more amazing inspiration CASEing our new Catalogue, keep hopping!!  Up next is the stunning Magnolia on Kathryn's CASE.

How about joining in the fun with us?  Flip to page 36 of the catalogue and have fun CASEING a layout and then share it with the whole group on our facebook challenge page.  You don't need to have a blog, just add your photo to our gallery on facebook!!  And, if you don't yet have a catalogue, head to my website and flip through the catalogue online!!  

Here's a closer look at some of the products I've used in my project today.  You can purchase these at my online store if you click on the image.  



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