Sunday, August 13, 2017

CTC #141 - Birthday Turned Christmas

Welcome to anothe rweek at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, a challenge hop that takes inspiration from a different section of one of the Stampin' Up! catalogues each week. The creative team at Stampin' Up! are so talented and fill our catalogues full of great samples which are perfect to use as inspiration for us to create our own projects, whether it be the layout of a card, the colour scheme used, or maybe its the technique used.

This week we are taking our second look at the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue, pages 68-85. 

I took my inspiration from the top card in the image above from page 80 of the catalogue. I think it is a great way to showcase some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper that Stampin' Up! has to offer. 

It seems I am ready to embrace Christmas, with my order of sneak peek products arriving recently I have been really excited to try them out.  To that end I used some of the new mega-suite Merry Little Christmas, more specifically the new Merry Little Christmas DSP and the Carols of Christmas Bundle of stamps and coordinating framelits. I figure Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, so it really is just sticking to the birthday theme!

I am loving the framelits from this bundle, the trees are just great but I think the little deer is my favourite and you are going to see a whole lot more of it on my Christmas projects this year. 

I hope the crew are inspiring you to join in with us this week, if so use one or more of the projects in the Birthday section of the catalogue to create your project, then add a photo of it on the CTC Facebook Page

Time to hop on over and see what the lovely Elizabeth has been inspired to create this week.

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CI #15 - Oh So Eclectic

Colour INKspiration Design Team is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the South Pacific Region. The challenge runs on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, using an inspiration photograph to choose the colour palette. We would like to welcome a new guest designer for this challenge - Erin Gunson.

I loved this image the moment I saw it, the colours are just beautiful together and it makes me think of an exotic holiday destination! The colours for this challenge are:
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Pool Party
I love playing with a new stamp set, even more so when it is part of a bundle!  This set is not new to Stampin' Up! but is new to me, arriving on my doorstep last Friday. It seemed perfect for this challenge.  I stamped the solid flower image in Elegant Eggplant onto Watercolour paper and then spritzed gently to allow the colour to run slightly.  I think it looks perfect with its mottled tones behind the solid colour cut with one of the framelits.

Bit of a funny story, I had intended for this to be a portrait orientated card, with the geometric cut outs on the right hand side.  But I manged to stick it onto the card upside down!  Rather than trying to un-stick all the Dimensionals I decided to keep the landscape orientation and add the sentiment stamped onto DSP.

Have you ever struggled to get layers to stick well to Burlap Ribbon?  Here you can see my solution - use a staple to affix a circle of cardstock to the ribbon and you have a nice clean flat surface to adhere the flower to.  The added benefit of this is that it is great at holding the ribbon in place. You can see here one of the embossed images from the framelits in the bundle, which you would have seen more of on the finished card if I had stuck it on straight!!!

If you would like to join in with this challenge just use these colours on your project and add a picture of your project to the CI Facebook Page

Time to hop on over to see what the talented Denita has created with this beautiful colour combo.

Happy Stamping

Sunday, August 6, 2017

CTC #140

Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, a challenge in which we take inspiration from sections of the current Stampin' Up! catalogues. The creative team at Stampin' Up! are so talented and the catalogues are full of their ideas and samples. Inspiration can come from the layout of a card or project, a colour scheme or a technique, or be inspired in some other way.

This week we are taking inspiration from the "For Babies and Kids" section, pages 102 - 111 of the Annual Catalogue.

I took my inspiration this week from the cute little card on page 107.

I have used the sketch as inspiration for this Christmas card, I think I was motivated because my new Carols of Christmas bundle arrived on my doorstep on Friday and I was just itching to use it.  Also included was the Merry Little Labels bundle from my pre-order and the sentiment off one of the tag stamps in that set was perfect for this card.   

For the card I used the same framelit on the main panel to make a mask and sponged the stars onto the background. I also used gold, silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  to add detail to the main panel. The trees are sponged with White Craft Ink to give the impression of show on the branches. 

We hope you are being inspired to join in the challenge this week, simply take inspiration from the Babies and Kids section of the catalogue and upload a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what our lovely guest designer Linda has created this week.

Happy Stamping