Sunday, July 14, 2019

Clever DSP ways CTC#237

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.  We love to CASE from our Stampin' Up!  Catalogues!!

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This week, we are CASEING a layout from page 151

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 I'm CASEING the 'star' card at the bottom.    I love the little detail at the bottom centre of the card, and how it reflects the DSP all over the front.  

Instead of DSP, my first card features the gorgeous Bird Ballad Laser Cut card as my 'DSP' with some Bermuda Bay foil behind it to show of the spectacular laser cutting and the foil!!

The cake has been coloured with Stampin' Blends; the greeting was snipped in half and then popped behind each side of the cake stand, and I've used some Noble Peacock rhinestones to reflect the starry detail from the original card.  

My second card features some DSP as the feature element using fussy cut images from the Bird Ballad DSP.   
The greeting on either side of the central feature comes from the super cute stamp set New Wonders.  
I've again reflected the starry elements of the original by using fussy cut flowers from the same DSP pack.

My final card has got See a Silhouette DSP as the colour behind the laser cut card.  I've used the greeting from Memorable Mosaic as my central feature and then the side panels are stamped with another of the images from the same set.  

The little 'star' features are from the same stamp set, but I think they got a little lost with the gorgeous laser cut images this time.  Perhaps I should have used a more contrasting colour to the DSP behind!!

This was a great layout to use - super easy, and it worked a treat with these divine laser cut cards!!

Next up on our hop is the lovely Tina and her superb masculine card.

You are invited to be a part of the fun too!!  Grab your catalogue, and CASE one of the layouts on page 151, and add your photo to the lineup on our facebook challenge page.  You don't even need to have a blog!!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Soft and cute image and colours CI#59

Hello and Welcome to our wonderful Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Our Colours are inspired by some stunning images from Pinterest, and the colours applied from the amazing array of Stampin' Up! colours.

Our wonderful colours this time are:
Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso
I just love the cute little kitty in the photo and the inspiration colours would be stunning for Christmas and winter too!!

And these colours are also great for Masculine cards!!  

I'm teaching a class using the Mirror Image technique - there's a great dialogue box about this technique on page 139 of our Stampin' Up! catalogue.  I love that we can learn so much and be inspired by the amazingness of our catalogues!!

The mirror image technique works really well for reflections - and the lighthouse from Sailing Home looks awesome with the watery images from High Tide over the top of the mirror image!!  

You'll have to keep on hopping to see lots of wonderful ideas using these colours from the whole design team!!

Up next is Rachel's absolutely stunning floral card with the same colours!!!

You are invited to join in the fun with us too!  Get creating with these colours only (or very similar) and add your project to our lineup on our facebook challenge page here!!

Sunday, July 07, 2019

A gift for a friend CTC#236

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

To CASE means to Copy And Selectively Edit or to Copy And Share Everything, and our team loves to CASE from our inspiring Stampin' Up! catalogues.

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This week, the challenge is to CASE from the Love, Thanks and Support Chapter which is a whopping 15 pages - from page 72 to 97.  So much to inspire you!!!

I found my inspiration very quickly!!  And my project is a gift for a friend.  
Have you seen this lovely Pressed Petals journal in the catalogue? It's in the Memories and More section of the catalogue.  
 It's full of beautifully printed pages featuring lovely sentiments of gratitude.  It's pocket size, so perfect to pop on your bedside table for end-of-the-day reflection, or it could easily go into your bag to use when you're waiting somewhere - appointments, trains, children's sport.... so many opportunities to do some meditation about our many blessings in life!!
  It's also (I think) a perfect gift!!!  

I've CASED the use of the DSP fussy cutting in the catalogue sample, and the general layout, but there are several changes based on the stamp set I wanted to use.

I thought this sentiment from Praiseworthy Prose was just perfect, but it was too long to use in the Stitched Shape that was used in the catalogue sample.  Soooooo I've used the rectangles dies for the words, and then the Stitched Shape for the Blueberry Bushel foil - I LOVE this foil - it's just glorious!!!

I've added a couple of extra leaves from the Lovely Leaves dies, some Noble Peacock Blueberry Bushel rhinestones, and one of the Leaves Trinkets tied with some linen thread.

I had thought about putting her name on the front using the Hand Lettered Prose dies, but in the end, I though that would be a bit too busy!!  She loves blue, so I'm hoping she love this too when it arrives in the mail to her!!

Up next on our wonderful hop is Rachel and her sweetly pretty heart cards.

We invite you to join in the fun with us too as you look at the Love, Thanks and Support chapter of our catalogue and CASE your favourite project!!

PS. did you know we have a brilliant promotion to join Stampin' Up! this month?????  The Starter Kit just got bigger!!  Check out the details on the Join the Fun tab on my website.  

Our second fun promotion this month is our Bonus Days vouchers!!  When you spend enough in July, you get a voucher to give you a discount in August!!  Love a fun voucher like this!!!

Clever DSP ways CTC#237

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