Sunday, August 27, 2023

Focus on Trees! CTC#434

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

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogue.  

This week, we are CASEING a project featuring trees.  I have been inspired by the card featuring the moose on page 43 which is on the top right.  

I don't have any trees in my stamping stash surprisingly, but I've adapted by using the Tropical Leaf punch for the tree details.

The layering was achieved using the Gorgeously Made dies with Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive cardstock.  And then I've fussy cut some of the images using the Zany Zoo designer paper and then coloured them a little using water colour pencils.  

The stamped greetings come from the lovely Pansy Patch stamp set!!  

Make sure you keep hopping to see more great projects featuring trees.  

Click here to see lots more great inspiration!!  

Tropical Leaf Trees.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Celebrate 150 Colour INKspiration Challenges!!

Hello and Welcome to our 150th Challenge for Colour Inkspiration!!  

This is an amazing group of crafters inspired by brilliant images and colour!

We have a gorgeous celebration cake to inspire us this week!

I've used all these colours with a fun hostess stamp set coming in our Mini Catalogue to create a spanner card.  The multicoloured die cut word from Want to Say dies flips up to show off the completed image.  

These colours worked perfectly!  

Inside the card I've stamped just the sides of the main image and coloured them to allow room for writing on your card.  

As usual, the greens are the main colours of my card, but I loved making this one!!  

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Celebration colour challenge

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Step it up time!! CTC#433

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

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogue.

This week, we are CASEING and stepping up a project and there are 3 awesome examples of this type of crafting on pages 33, 56, & 75 of our Annual Catalogue!!  

My project is inspired from page 75.

2023 - 2024 Annual Catalogue page 74-75  Images © Stampin' Up!

I've copied the idea of stamping in the background, and added the greeting onto an extra piece of paper in the centre for the simple version with the Stepped Up version including extra layers and ribbon.

I'm featuring some new products coming in our Mini Catalogue starting on the 6th September.

I always love card and envelope kits because the preprinted cards make cardmaking quick and easy!  My stepped up version features die cutting, ribbon and some embellishments.

My simple card features stamping onto the front of the card, and then a greeting in the centre.

I've used Copper Clay, Wild Wheat and Pecan Pie inks.  

The inside of the card is the same for both versions of the card.  

Make sure you keeping hopping to see all the amazing projects we are sharing with you!

See more great inspiration here on our Facebook page!!  

Autumn stepped up cards

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Global Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge

Hello and Welcome to our fantastic monthly blog hop Scrapbooking with Stampin' Up!  This is a truely talented group of memory makers and I'm thrilled to be part of this hop!!

This month, our challenge presented by Sharni is a sketch challenge - which I LOVE!

A layout sketch is a fantastic way to get started making a page - I just followed all the little pieces and chose colours according to my photos!!  

I love the background stamping with the text and splodges!!  
(This is a great way to camouflage mistakes!!)

My colours are very neutral for my page (I find it easier with quieter colours) but I love the way it makes the photos pop!

The title is a combination of 2 different sets of dies - this is the part of any page I really struggle with - trying to think of a title!!  

I hope you are inspired to try this challenge too - this was a super fun sketch! 

Make sure you keep hopping to see lots of amazing projects!!  Here's the list of everybody!!   

Sketch scrapbooking So Happy page

Use this link if you'd like to place a small order this month!  

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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...