Sunday, July 05, 2020

Artistry Sketch Challenge CTC#275

Hello and Welcome to another fabulous Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge 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).

This week we are CASING a sketch from page 130 which features the stunning Artistry Blooms Suite.  Make sure you keep hopping around the whole team to see lots of amazingness!  Welcome if you've just arrived from the amazing Tina!

I really like this sketch, and I honestly DID use this sketch for my card!!  

But it does look a little different!  All the elements are the same, but the proportions differ greatly!!  

My Posted for You bundle JUST arrived and I was super keen to start exploring with it - so I wrangled this bundle to somehow fit with the sketch!  So, yes, it's a bit of a stretch for our challenge but I really was inspired by the sketch!!  

Inside the card is an extra piece left over from the front of the card.  All the little 'postage' images were coloured using Stampin' Blends.  

All of the images on my card come from the same set - isn't it gorgeous!!!  

Up next on our hop is the lovely Michelle with her amazing creations using this sketch!!  

We love it when you join in the fun of the challenge with us!  Add your photo of your project inspired by this sketch to our Facebook challenge page here!!

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Change theme for Social Stamping

Hello and Welcome to another amazing Social Stamping Blog Hop!!  Welcome if you've just arrived from the wonderful Michelle.  

This fun hop was started by Kelly Kent as a way for all of us to keep in contact and creatively inspire each other during Social Isolation.  The theme this week is Change and you can see the whole list of participants if you click the image above and head to the Blog Host.  

So, for this theme I've 'changed' my style to be totally #simplestamping AND I've used a stamp set designed for a kit and used it with different colours and changed the style..... a bit.....  I think?

The Gorgeous Posies cardmaking kit is STUNNINGLY pretty and I love the coordinating stamp set as much as these gorgeous cards which come preprinted in the kit!!  

The colours for my 'changed' card are:  Rococo Rose, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam to create a very soft and sweet card.  

The inside is a repeat of the front - and there is nothing else on the card except stamps and ink.  

That's a bit of a change for me!!!!! 

Up next on our challenging changing blog hop this week is the lovely Elizabeth who always has amazing projects!!

If you get lost on the way, you can head to the Blog Host on the link above to see the list of everyone!!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Masculine Cards CTC#274

Hello and Welcome to another fabulous 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 Stampin' Up! Catalogues - CATTY.  

This week we are CASEING the Masculine Cards from our new Annual Catalogue.  Welcome if you've just arrived from  Michelle and then make sure you keep hopping right around the team to see some gorgeous masculine cards!!

Annual Catalogue 2020-2021 page 27  all images © Stampin' Up! ®

I have been inspired by the lovely High Tide card on page 27.  I have made this Z fold card using this stamp set before, but this time, I've really showcased the amazing Old World Paper embossing folder.  

I've used the embossing folder for the watery background and for the rocks surrounding the base of the light house - what do you think????

The 'sand' at the foreground of the card was stamped with the sandy images from the stamp set and also embossed using the Subtle embossing folder.  

The writing panel for your greeting is on the back of the card which repeats some of the imagery from the front of the card.  

This is such a fun card because you can stand it up on your mantelpiece to show it off AND it folds easily for posting!!

When the card is fully opened it is the full length of an A4 sheet of cardstock.  

This has been a week for Masculine cards for me - my husband needed a card for a colleague retiring who's super car keen, so this is the card we gave to him - and it was inspired by the image on page 28 above which shows off those fabulous metallic foil gears!!  

Up next is the totally lovely Tina.

So, would you like to join in the fun with us and share your masculine cards inspired by our catalogue?  Just add the photo to the lineup on our Facebook challenge page here.  

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Whale of a Time for Out of the Box Social Stamping

Hello and Welcome to our gorgeous blog hop for Social Stamping started by Kelly Kent which allows us stay connected and inspire each and other and you!!
  Welcome if you have just arrived from lovely Lisa.

To see all of the participants and their links for this hop, click on the image above to go to the blog host.  

This week the theme is "Out of the Box".  I've taken the theme very literally and created a couple of box shaped diorama cards featuring the Whale of a Time Suite which I looooove!!  

One of the glorious pieces of the coordinating Whale of a Time 6" x 6" paper works perfectly as the backdrop for my mini aquarium.  

I've stamped the whale on Pool Party (which is the same colour as the box) and then punched it out with the Whale punch.  The Turtle was stamped and fussy cut.  Both were attached onto a strip of window sheet and then onto the frame of the box.  

I've stamped a few of the other images onto the front frame of the card which does fold flat and fit into a standard envelope making it easy for postage!!  

The back of the card features the writing panel which is another of the gorgeous papers, and I've stamped the coordinating greeting in the centre allowing a little room for you to write to your friend!!  

If you peek inside the diorama above you might be able to see where the whale is attached with the window sheet inside the front frame!! 

Up next on our fun hop this week is the lovely Chantell.  Make sure you keep hopping all around everyone for some pretty amazing projects that are Out of the Box!!

If you get lost along the way, just head to the blog host above and click on the next person on the list!!  

Artistry Sketch Challenge CTC#275

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