Sunday, October 17, 2021

Bundle Inspiration pages CTC#340

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING 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 which are packed with inspiration!!

This week, we are CASEING from the Bundle Chapter in the Mini Catalogue.

I've CASED the cute Happy Holly Days bundle on page 67.  I have actually CASED this little card before and you can see the post here.   This time, I used the image as my starting point to create a sweet embellishment on a Kraft Gift Box.  I've stamped the lovely bird and holly from the Happy Holly-days stamp set and fussy cut them out.

The colours was all done with Stampin' Blends in Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake.  I've stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler.  

I've also featured the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler metallic ribbon and some Champagne rhinestones for extra bling!!  

Make sure you keep hopping around for lots of inspiration.  Up next is the marvellous Rachel!!

You are ALWAYS invited to join in with our challenge - click here to go to our Facebook challenge page!!  

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Nature's Harvest for a Colour Challenge.

Hello and Welcome!!  

Tonight I'm joining in a Colour INKspiration challenge!!  This is a marvellous challenge using amazing images and inspiring great Stampin' Up Colours!

The colours this time are: Crushed Curry, Pool Party Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso.  

And I thought they worked perfectly with the awesome Nature's Harvest bundle.  In fact these lovely earthy tones with the Pool Party highlight would work with most foliage images I think!!  

My card is a fun z fold and I've used the awesome Cork paper for the front and inside of the card.  I've used Cinnamon Cider for the stamped flowers, and also for the blending on the edges of my stamped panels.  The flowers were coloured just a little bit with a Crushed Curry watercolour pencil for a little extra definition.  I've also stamped a couple of 'artistic blobs' using Pool Party !! 

I just love these gorgeous Harvest dies that come with the Natures Harvest stamp set!!  I've finished off these lovely Crushed Curry and Early Espresso die cut foliage with a sweet little sheer Pool Party ribbon knot.  

I think this is one of those bundles that lend themselves to so many different creative projects!!  It's currently on backorder at the moment, but be sure to check my online store by clicking on the image.  When you purchase both the stamp set and the dies, you receive a 10% discount which is marvellous!

I hope you're inspired to join in our fun Colour Challenge!!  

Click here to go to our Facebook challenge page and get crafting!!

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.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Painted Christmas Inspiration CTC#339

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

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything, and we love to CASE from our amazing images in our Stampin' Up! catalogues (Catty).

This week, we are CASEING from the Painted Christmas Suite in the Mini Catalogue.  

I've been inspired by the cute gift bag on page 18 and made a much simpler version.

I'm featuring the lovely Stars are Shining bundle of the Starlit Punch and the coordinating Stars are Shining stamp set.  I've used Bumblebee Ink; Gold Shimmer vellum and Gold Shimmer Ribbon.  The Gold Shimmer vellum was punched using the Label Me Lovely punch to replicate the tag detail from the original project.  

I love these great stars, and when you punch them out you get 6 all at once!!! Winning!!

UP next this week is the marvellous Peta.

Please join in our challenge with us!!  Just add your photo to the lineup on our Facebook Challenge page here!!  

There's a NEW kit for sale in my online store - don't you just love it!!!  Click here to purchase!!

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Sketch challenge CTC#338

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

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything, and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues.  

This week, we have a sketch challenge for you based on this fun card on page 34.  

My card features the Happy Holly-Days bundle and a Wonderful Snowflake.

I've changed the colours to Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana with Basic White and a tiny touch of Red Foil for the berries.  I've also used the snowflake for the circular element and the gorgeous glittery organdy ribbon detail and opal rounds for extra sparkle!

It was very fiddly, but I punched the berries using our Red Foil and the Holly Border punch and then glued them back into the punched spaces on my card - I'm not usually into the intricacies of paper piecing but it does look pretty special with the little red highlights!

I've heat embossed my greeting in white embossing powder on the front of the card replicating the white details from the original example, but then stamped with Coastal Cabana for the inside. 

The finishing touch for the inside was some of the left over punched leaves from the front punched detail!

Up next is the amazing Michelle and her cute cute puppy card!!  You'll love it!

Please join in the fun with us by adding your project to the lineup on our Facebook challenge page here!

You can see all the supplies for my card here!!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Stepping Up CTC#337

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

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues. 

This week, the challenge is to Step Up a Mini Catalogue Project which is a a few way to extend an idea!

I've stepped up this image from page 22 of our Mini Catalogue which features the Delivering Cheer stamp set.  I've used the layout in a similar way with the background paper; image on the left and the greeting overlapping the main greeting.

I also stepped up the fold a little and created a fun upright z fold for my card.  I've substituted the background patterned paper with some Pearlescent paper embossed with the Evergreen Forest embossing folder which I then sponged with some Soft Sea Foam ink and a blending brush

 The main image was die cut using the fun Christmas Trees dies also from Pearlescent paper.  Then I've used the gorgeous Be Dazzling sale-a-bration paper for the tinsel decoration and some Red Foil for the other decorations.  The star on top was punched using the Starlit punch and Gold Foil.  

Inside the card repeats the Soft Sea Foam blending and another cute little decorated tree in the corner.  

I've used Real Red for my stamping of the greeting which was fussy cut from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set - just love this font!!  

Inspired to get creating and step up a card?  Check out what everyone else in the team has done!!  It's ALL AMAZING!!

Up next is the awesome Michelle and her great project. 

Please join in the fun with us on our challenge page here!!  

ONLY 4 more days to receive the Be Dazzling paper as your reward for shopping during Sale-a-bration!!

Everything in my project can be purchased here!!

Have you seen our new Paper Pumpkin kit yet?  

here's the choice of amazing bundles you receive EXTRA for FREE when you join during Sale-a-bration which ENDS on Thursday!!  So grab this great deal quickly!!  Click here to Join.  

Bundle Inspiration pages CTC#340

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY. To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selec...