Sunday, April 28, 2024

Annual Catalogue Inspiration - farewell to the old catalogue!! CTC#467

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Tonight I'm joining in a 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! catalogues.  

This week, we are CASEING for our Annual Catalogue - any project!! This will be our LAST CASE of this catalogue.  

I have wanted to CASE this card from page 27 since the catalogue began!!  So this is my BIG chance!! 

I've used the retiring IN Colours of Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis as well as the fabulous retiring Pany Patch dies and stamp set.  

The background of the card was sponged with Daffodil Delight using the Artistic Mix masks.  The greeting was stamped onto the smallest Nested Essentials dies.  The blues are so intense!!  

I've continued the sponging with masks inside the card too.  

Make sure you keeping hopping to see lots of great inspiration!

There's lots more for you to see on our Facebook page here.  

Pansy Patch flowers

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Would you like to learn more Fantastic Fun Folds?

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I have something exciting to share with you.  I'm part of a group of amazing crafty cardmakers who love doing Fun Fold cards, and we create a different Fun Fold every month.  We create a monthly PDF tutorial of each of the folds, which includes detailed instructions of how to make the card.  all measurements are in metric and imperial.  There are also 12 different card samples of that fold each month, to give you inspiration for different ways to use the design.  Each sample has also got a list of supplies used to make it.  You can create the card as it is, or change the colours, or take aspects from each sample to create your own design depending on the supplies you already have.  

The photo below is of all the folds that we did for the 2023 – 2024 catalogue year. These are my samples of the different tutorials.

Here are ALL the folds we did for the 2023 to 2024 Stampin' Up! catalogue year.  These are my samples of all the folds from all the different tutorials.  

The cost of an Annual Subscription is $30.  None of the folds we have created previously are going to be repeated this year.  If you want last year's tutorials, they are still available.  

I have a special deal for you - Subscirbe this year, and add on last year for only $55.00.


place your subscription for this year AND add on the last 2 years for a total of $80.00  That's 24 different fun folds, and all of the folds we do this year that you receive into your inbox at the start of every month.  

Contact me HERE to subscribe for the offer of your choice.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy birthday card featuring amazing colours!

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Tonight I'm being inspired by another amazing challenge featuring colour!!  

This time we are farewelling some gorgeous bright colours.

I've been inspired by lots of other amazing creators to put these colours together in a cascade of colour.

I stamped the greeting in all of the colours, and then flicked the same colour using Stampin' Write markers to continue the colours theme.  I've also replicated the colours for the background too.  

And the inside continues the theme too!!  I hope you're inspired to give this idea a go!!  

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, Basic Beige 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.

Happy Birthday In Colours

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

April Scrapbooking Challenge - any reason to do some scrapbooking!

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In case you didn't know, I love to scrapbook as well as make cards.  Each month, there's a great challenge in a Facebook Scrapping group I'm in and I like to do it as it gets me doing MORE scrapping.  This month the challenge details are:
April 2024 Scrapbooking Challenge.
Repeating patterns/design elements
2 or more photos
Hand written journalling
Grunge look with splatters, inked AND or torn edges

The repeating patterns are the 2 x leaf die cuts at the top and bottom of the pages, as well as the photos being in a geometric repeating arrangement.  I've torn my gorgeous papers and also splattered the base cardstock with a marker, and then sponged as well for more grunge.  

I always hand write my journalling (too lazy to print off writing and I never want to say too many anyway!!) and I usually scrap lots of photos anyway - I have the perennial problem of too many photos and not knowing what to choose!!  

So, how do you think I went???

Thanks to this challenge, I have another page done and dusted!!  Hopefully NEXT month, I can do the challenge EARLY instead of when the month is almost over!!  lol.  Please leave any comment love - it really helps me know what you like to see on my blog!

Grungy Scrapbooking Challenge

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Mini Catalogue Inspiration CTC#466

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Tonight I'm joining in a blog hop with 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! catalogues (catty).

Today we are CASEING from our favourite mini catalogue project.

I've been inspired by the layout for the Thoughtful Expressions Suite on page 60 - but have completely changed the colours to use some NEW InColours coming in our catalogue next month.

The colours are:  Summer Splash, Pretty in Pink, Peach Pie and some Mossy Meadow.  

This card is so much more that my usual style - which is the fantastic thing about CASEING - I would never thing of doing so many amazing layers - and it looks so lush and gorgeous!

I've continued the same layering and colours inside the card.  What do you think?  

Make sure you keep hopping to see lots more amazing projects to inspire you!

And head to our Facebook page here to see even MORE inspiration!

New Colour Thoughtful Expressions

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...