Sunday 21 April 2024

CTC #466 Case a Mini Catalogue Favourite



CASE-ing The Catty Crew are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand who take inspiration weekly from the catalogues. The catalogues are a fantastic resource, and we love to inspire you to seek inspiration there too.



When Stampin' Up! reintroduced the brayer I was pretty excited but thought I would find my old one and use that. Well, of course I couldn't find it and I have had to order the new one and also the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid embossing folder and die on page 18 of the mini catalogue. I would suggest cutting out the instructions from page 19 to put with the folder too, as I forgot in between uses how the folder should be inked and the placement of the die.


The new colour Summer Splash is the base card as well as the colour brayered onto the Zany Zoo DSP. I liked the way the "hello" has been layered up a couple of times, & off-centre in one of the catty samples and CASED that too. I used Shy Shamrock and the gorgeous Petunia Pop.


The die for the words includes different images that can be die cut and I chose the small flowers in Pretty in Pink and Shy Shamrock leaves to dress up my card. All that I missed sharing from the new In Colors is Peach Pie.



 The talented Monique Fielder follows this week at CASE-ing The Catty.

Now it's your turn. We do request that the projects you submit have been created especially for this challenge. You can CASE directly or be inspired by a sketch/layout, colour combo or embellishment. Ask to join our Facebook group, and then add a picture of your CASE.




All products used to make these cards are Stampin' Up! and are available in my online store or contact me to find out more details.

NFSGRRYF



Your orders are very much appreciated, no matter how small or big, every little bit helps me to meet my minimums, and keep on creating. Hopefully you are inspired by some of the projects I share and want to make your own. My online shop is open anytime and delivery by tracked Australia Post takes 5-10 days.


Wednesday 17 April 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 49 - Sweet Sorbet


Because I have been unwell, I totally forgot to add my link to join this hop, but decided to share the new stamp set - Layers of Beauty - using the retiring Sweet Sorbet anyway.



Sweet Sorbet is a lovely, soft red which has been a part of our colour range for almost 2 years. It is a perfect choice for these roses, coloured with a blending brush loaded with Sweet Sorbet ink.



Masks are a simple way to add colour when you aren't so keen on Stampin' Blends or watercolor pencils.


Layers of Beauty has masks for a different way of colouring and dies to cut the outline images and other leaves.



Three masks are used to add colour with a blending brush to the flowers, while the leaves only require 2 masks. I also used the Garden Green blending brush on the background matt.


Happy crafting, 




Wednesday 10 April 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 48- Starry Sky

 


Contributors to this blog hop are all members of Claire Daly's Art With Heart group. We love chatting, crafting and getting together in person. This week we are focusing on Starry Sky, one of our retiring InColors. On my card, it has been supported by Tahitian Tide and Sweet Sorbet, another two of the five. Ink pads and ink refills went on special yesterday, I wonder if there are any left?



Trusty Tools has paintbrushes in stamps and dies, so that was easy. I was able to stamp the Sweet Sorbet onto the handles, and paint onto the bristles.


Latte Love has the coffee splatters which could easily translate to paint splatters and I used a one-inch Starry Sky ink spot from a kit to swipe across the card like a bold brushstroke.


The whole of the 'awesome' stamp was inked and stamped before trimming to the word I wanted, and all the letters of the alphabet were cut in Tahitian Tide with the Mini Alphabet die. Self-adhesive paper was added to the back of the card stock first which really helps when it comes to attaching letters.


Will you miss Starry Sky?

Let's go check out Kate Morgan's fabulous work of art.



 If at any time you find a broken link or would like to see a full list of participants, please head to the blog of our host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Catherine Proctor.

Happy crafting, 




Sunday 7 April 2024

CTC 464 - CASE Your Favourite Retiring Bundle






CASE-ing The Catty Crew are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from Australia & New Zealand who take inspiration weekly from the catalogues. The catalogues are a fantastic resource, and we love to inspire you to seek inspiration there too.


It is always bittersweet as a catalogue ends and a new one begins. I was disappointed that Notes of Nature hasn't carried over with its grid pattern, leaves and the sweetest birthday salutation. My inspiration comes from the card on the far right.


I like the large circle, patterned paper behind and a banner carrying the greeting across.


The birdhouse from Country Birdhouse is considerably larger than the couple of leafy sprigs and a flower from Notes of Nature so it wasn't possible to position the circle toward the right.



Country Woods DSP is one of two paper packs paired with this suite of products and it features quite strongly on my card.


Some other leaves from Country Flowers filled out a little more of the background too.


Now it's your turn. We do request that the projects you submit have been created especially for this challenge. You can CASE directly or be inspired by a sketch/layout, colour combo or embellishment. Ask to join our Facebook group, and then add a picture of your CASE.



The talented Julia Quinn follows this week at CASE-ing The Catty.




All products used to make these cards are Stampin' Up! and are available in my online store or contact me to find out more details.

NFSGRRYF



Your orders are very much appreciated, no matter how small or big, every little bit helps me to meet my minimums, and keep on creating. Hopefully you are inspired by some of the projects I share and want to make your own. My online shop is open anytime and delivery by tracked Australia Post takes 5-10 days.






 

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop- Week 47 - Soft Sea Foam



Contributors to this blog hop are all members of Claire Daly's Art With Heart group. We love chatting, crafting and getting together in person, which we did recently for Onstage - our annual Stampin' Up! conference. This is week 47 of our blog hop and the featured colour is Soft Sea Foam. 



Soft Sea Foam sits in the Subtles family and so does the returning-as-an-InColor, Pretty in Pink, a happy companion. My ink pads have been delayed somewhere but I did receive new Stampin' Blends and so I was able to colour with those.



Before die cutting using Sentimental Park dies, a piece of adhesive sheet was added to the back of the card stock. That makes it so much easier to add them to the card front without mess.


The flowers were stamped in Smoky Slate to keep them soft before adding the colour.


After adding pearls to the flower centres, I decided a few other larger ones seemed appropriate.


Heartfelt Hexagon stamps and punch are big favourites of mine, and it looks like they may be still available at the end of the catalogue, even if only in the Online Exclusives.

Let's go check out the lovely Christine Blain's work of art.



 If at any time you find a broken link or would like to see a full list of participants, please head to the blog of our host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Catherine Proctor.

Happy crafting, 











 

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Colour Creations Blog Hop - Week 46 - Smokey Slate





Contributors to this blog hop are all members of Claire Daly's Art With Heart group. We love chatting, crafting and getting together in person, which we did recently for Onstage - our annual Stampin' Up! conference. This is week 46 of our blog hop and the featured colour is Smoky Slate. 



Smoky Slate is a soft grey which is featured in the Country Woods DSP coming in the new catalogue and released May 1st. I used it in my last blog post for another challenge and it was tempting to do so again. Fortunately, I found both time & inspiration and made two cards this week.

CARD 1:


 Spotlight on Nature was my choice to use for card one. When my demo friend Kathryn was staying with me, I took the opportunity to stamp some images and die cut some circles with this set, her pick for our 'After Hours Stamping' session.


Colouring with blends is one of my favourite things, and on Friday I received the new blend colours so I tried out Shy Shamrock mixed with a little Wild Wheat for the leaves and Petunia Pop with some Berry Burst for the flowers.


The stamp set has made its way back to Adelaide with its owner so I fussy cut a bloom from the stamped images and glued it inside the card.

CARD 2:
The Country Woods striped paper reminded me of beach shacks/boat houses so the images were stamped from Beach Day.


Two surf boards were stamped on the striped colour pieces and die cut. The 'happy birthday' has been borrowed from a new stamp set Attention Shoppers.





Let's go check out Di Furniss' fabulous work of art.



 If at any time you find a broken link or would like to see a full list of participants, please head to the blog of our host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Catherine Proctor.

Happy crafting,