Thursday, 23 March 2017

It's a Lego sort of birthday.... for CASEing the Catty - CTC120

I've always gotten a kick out of being able to customise cards for people. There is something really special about being able to design cards that have personal meaning to the recipient. When I was asked to design a card for a family friend who is turning 6 and is Lego mad I knew that it had to have the bricks on it but had a bit of a mental and creative block at to how it would look. This is my end result.

My inspiration came from the challenge this week over at CASEing the Catty. If you don't already know about them you should really check them out. Each week the design team kick off the challenge with a blog hop. The idea is to use the specified section of the catalogue to CASE (Copy And Share Every). The Stampin' Up! catalogues are full of great designs and inspiration.

As soon as I saw this superhero card on page 49 of the Occasions Catalogue .....

.....I knew I had my design idea. I just flipped the orientation.

I used the 2 medium circles on the Owl Builder Punch for the (what felt like millions) of brick dots. For the inside of my card I have used a card fold I have used quite a bit lately. It is so easy but adds a bit of interest to the inside. You can find the instructions and other versions of this Pop Out Strip card here and here.

We have had so much rain lately - as has much of the east coast of Australia. I had to try to nip out to take a few photos in between deluges. I thought you might like to see a bit more of my backyard with the creek running through it.

 Make sure you check out all of the entries in the challenge over at the CASEing the Catty Facebook page. The great thing about the challenge is that you don't need to have a blog - you can just up load straight to that page.

Don't forget to take advantage of the 3 rd release of Sale-a-bration products. Only 8 days left.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #06 Blog Hop

It's time for another Colour INKspiration blog hop. Welcome - whether you are starting with me or have hopped over from my clever, talented friend Kelly. Make sure you hop around to each of the design crew to see what we have created for you - you'll get heaps of inspiration. We have a gorgeous set of colours for this challenge.

My biggest tip to you when trying to create a card for one of our challenges is to play around with the proportion of each colour. I grab out pieces of card stock and arrange them with differing amounts of each showing until it looks pleasing to me. For my card for this challenge I have used the colours sparingly. I have used the Glassine Sheets as a mat to really show the colours off. I'm loving these sheets. They are softer than vellum and add a nice design detail.

No stamping on my card today. All die cuts! I tried to add a sentiment and it just looked weird. The Rose Wonder thinlits are an old favourite of mine and thought they teamed really well with a gold frame using the Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares framelits.

The main panel and frame are raised using foam adhesive strips. I love the extra bit of height you get with them. To set off the design I have used some ombre ribbon and a tassel from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment kit. That ribbon really is gorgeous.

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Next up we have Rebecca.  Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination.


Don't forget to take advantage of the 3 rd release of Sale-a-bration products. Only 9 days left.

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Just Add...... L - Large Letters

My cards that I am preparing for an upcoming class are perfect for the challenge this week over at Just Add Ink.

So here goes Lou used Large Letters with the Inside the Lines Sale-a-bration DSP and they are a bit Lovely!

A few weeks ago I showed you some other versions. These cards are so quick and easy to whip up. From one piece of DSP you get 2 cards. To make it even quicker I have used the same card base - 1 A4 cut in half.

This Inside the Lines DSP is great for this type of design. Make sure you get in quick to nab some. Only 2 weeks left to get it for FREE with orders over $90 AUD. I love the look of the black mat peeping through to make the letters stand out. 'You' is a great word to die cut as it can be used for so many sentiments. The  Tin of Cards and Crazy About You stamp sets have lots of great phrases to team with it.

And for the time poor (or lazy like me) you can use markers to just colour the die cut letters. So much quicker than colouring a whole piece!

I love the Large Letters framelits. They allow you to whip up cards and decorations in no time. The coordinating Letters For You Stamp set is fantastic too - I just haven't used it today.

Make sure you check out all of the other ideas over at Just Add Ink.


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