Sunday, May 31, 2020

Welcome to the New Catalogue CTC#271

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASING the CATTY!!

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy and Selectively Edit, and we love to CASE from our Stampin' Up! Catalogues (Catty).

This week, the challenge is to CASE from the Front Cover of our new catalogue which goes live on Wednesday this coming week woohoo!!  

I've had a play with some of my new goodies from this catalogue - a super fun perk from being a demonstrator is to be able to order new goodies EARLY!!  I've chosen the layout from the bottom card on the catalogue front and explored it in different ways!!  

My first card created using this layout features the gorgeous Forever Fern stamp set and Soft Sea Foam mixed with gold embossing.  I wasn't too thrilled with this one, so I went back to my craft table again..

and then used the lovely Jar of Flowers stamp set to do some repeat stamping of one image, which I then coloured using my Stampin' Blends.  The greeting comes from Many Mates.  I quite liked this one.

And finally I tried using some of the gorgeous Flowers for Every Season paper and the new Misty Moonlight colour for a very simple card.  The greeting on this one comes from Tasteful Touches!!  

Inside the cards are all identical to the front of each.  

So, which one is your favourite?  I think I like the sunflowers best - and it took the longest to create with the colouring.  

Up next is the gorgeous Rebecca and her awesome project!!

We really love it when you join in the fun with us too, so please add your project inspired by the New Catalogue cover to our Facebook challenge page here.  

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Hearts for Social Stamping

Hello and Welcome to another amazing blog hop with Kelly and her friends as we keep Social Stamping.  If you've come from the amazing Vicki, you are very welcome as you hop around!!

To see the whole list of participants and the Blog Host Kelly, click on the above image!  
The theme this week is Hearts!!  

I've been making a bunch of cards using the Stampin' Up! Covid fundraiser and these cards are paired with the gorgeous From My Heart paper which features lovely foil and gloss accents!!


These are very simple cards using Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White - inspired by the colours of the papers.  

There are not many other embellishments - I've let the paper do all the work!  The heart punch duo have also been awesome for all these cards!!  

Make sure you keep hopping all the way around our hearty hop!!  

Up next on our fun hop is the amazing  Lisa and her stamping hearts!!

Click on the banner above to see the list of the whole hop!!  

If you're interested in seeing these cards in more detail I have created a video on my Facebook Business page putting them together for a Cardmaking Kit by Mail here

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Colour Inkspiration #78

Hello and Welcome to a gorgeous Colour INKspiration challenge!  

The colours this time are awesome!  And I love this photo of the boots!  I'm hoping someone creates a card using the cute boots from the Under My Umbrella stamp set!!  As I don't have this set, I've gone for a vintage shabby chic look - these colours just give that vibe to me!! 

I've used a new stamp set from the upcoming catalogue - Tasteful Touches - and it is a REALLY popular stamp set from the Catalogue Pre-order from many Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  One of our perks is to be able to order NEW goodies the month before they go live to customers!!  Woohoo!!

I've stamped the flowers using the Blushing Bride, and then coloured them in with the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker.  THEN, I stamped the flowers again using Early Espresso onto vellum, and cut them out and mounted over the top of the coloured flowers for a very subtle look.  What do you think??

I've masked the flowers and stamped the fernery and background image using Gray Granite.  And then I went all out with the texture theme and used Shimmery embossing past tinted with Blushing Bride and the Decorative Pattern Masks to create extra background detail!!  At first, I wasn't too thrilled with all the crazy busy, but it's growing on me!!  

The inside of the card is almost the same as the front - except for the extra texture from the embossing paste!    I hope you've enjoyed my fun texture exploration, and that you're inspired to have a go with our challenge too.  Use these colours, and then add them to our Facebook challenge page here.  
Colour Inkspiration

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Week 2 CTC#270 the last favourites!!

Hello and Welcome to our 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 love to CASE from our Stampin' Up! catalogues.  

This week, we are CASEING our favourite dies and punches.

One of my favourite Suites from the Mini Catalogue was the Parisian Blossoms Suite - the dies and papers are soooo pretty!  So I had to make a last card featuring the gorgeous Eiffel Tower.  I was inspired by page 17, but my card is actually a recessed panel card so I could feature more of the lovely designer series papers.  

And then, I just had to create a card featuring my absolute favourite die - the swirl!!  I just looooove swirls and really like using them in Scrapbook Pages mostly, but that doesn't mean I can't use it on a card too!!  This card is a gate-fold card.   


And then, while I was totally immersed in the Parisian Blooms groove, I created a final card featuring the starburst punch which is also retiring.  I found this punch very useful for a bunch of the Sharing Sunshine greetings from the Covid PDF fundraiser.  For more information about that, click here.  

So, my little play with those gorgeous Parisian dies became an all-out love fest of the papers and the suite!!  I hope you're inspired too! These cards will be all in my next Cardmaking Kit by Mail email coming this week - keep a look for it in your inbox if you are on my mailing list!!  If you want to be added, please email me here.  

Up next from our amazing design team is the fabulous Michelle and her gorgeous framed card.  

We really love it when you join in the fun with us too.  Just add your photo to the lineup on our facebook page here!!  

Inspired by Masking CTC#474

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn. It's time for our weekly CASEING the CATTY inspiration for you!!  To CASE is to Copy And S...