Cards - General, Challenges

CASEing the Catty

Oh I just found a new challenge which reminded me of what a great tool our Annual Catalogue can be! It’s not just our storefront but using for INSPIRATION too.

Take a look at this new challenge site CASE-ing the Catty

Heres my Card

DSCF4233 My inspiration was from page 104 You can see the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue HERE If you’re like me and HAVE to have a paper copy just flick me an email and I can help you out.

What you can’t see is I did punch the heart out of the banner BUT I then added Honey heart on a dimensional. For the first time ever I have used a staple on a card too.

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General

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What an awesome way to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25th birthday! 25% off 25 Stamp sets!

For a PDF with full listing and pricing click HERE or view with pictures online HERE
Sets are: A Dozen Thoughts, Zoo Babies Of course my set arrived last week LOL), Lots of Thanks, Happy Day, Gifts of Kindness, Hearts a Flutter, Hello Lovely, Crazy Mixed Up Love, Bright Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners, Yippee-Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge, Ornament Keepsakes, Apothecary Art, Cuddles and Kisses, Oh Hello and Label Love!

What a great selection I know I will be getting a couple of them and already have a couple too!
Remember you can do an online order 24/7 through my online shop HERE and the great thing is you dont have to create an account anymore if you dont want to, you can use a Guest Account instead.
IF you are doing an online order please use the HOSTESS CODE  2ZE2K49S

Here are some projects I have made with the sets I have

Bright Blossoms

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Itty Bitty Banners

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And some cards that were swaps using these sets

Gorgeous Grunge Swaps created by:  Front – Ria Kaire &  Back – (fabulous ladies from my wider team who shall have to remain nameless until I go out to the car and retrieve the rest of my display boards in the morning)

Three of these cards use Label Love and  two use Hello Lovely as well!

P1020020 (640x447) Another Hello Lovely with this card by Julia Leece proving its not just a set for Ladies cards!

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Cards - Babies and Kids, Cards - Birthday, Simply Pressed Clay

Simply Pressed Clay Embellishments for Baby

Hi folks here is the card I shared with my Newsletter friends last night using Simply Pressed Clay to create unique embellishments for this cute baby card. Not only can you use the Simply Pressed Clay with the molds but you can make free form shapes as well. It will stick to itself easily so you can join pieces like I have done here. I coloured the babies face using Crisp Cantaloupe and made the eyes using a toothpick rubbed on a Basic Black ink pad. In fact a toothpick makes a great clay tool.  The pink pieces I coloured using Raspberry Ripple. It takes 24-48 hours for the clay to cure completely and then they can be secured to your project. I have been using Tombo Mono Multi Glue with great results. DO NOT dry them on paper as they will stick to it I have been using either a plastic bag or my Silicone Craft Sheet (page 175)

P1010873 (640x356) Also on this card I used the new Gingham Standard Wheel with Raspberry Ripple to make the borders of the card. I’m still working on getting a good even roll from this wheel with the new style pads as they are very juicy. Any hints gratefully accepted!! The mat for the whisper white frame section is new In Colour Crisp Cantaloupe (looove it!) Not particularly classic colours for a wee girl card but happy and bright is always good.P1010884 (508x640)

Cards - Babies and Kids, My Digital Studio

Baby card




There seem to be a lot of babies coming in the next wee while so I thought I better be prepared so here is a baby card which was actually pretty quick and easy. It combines both digital elements and traditional materials as well.

P1010477 (489x640) You might recognize the cot, shelf and toys from the Little Additions stamp set but I used the digital brush set so the pieces are a lot bigger than the set. I added a baby suit over the side of the cot and custom coloured the blocks and the heart on the cot. One of these days soon I will try to do a tutorial on how to do that. All the pieces were carefully cut out and stuck in place with the bear and cot being popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and was stamped traditionally