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Sunday, 15 September 2019

CTC #246: Feels Like Frost

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Woo hoo, time for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop! It's been a glorious weekend here in Adelaide, so I'm glad I got my card done early in the week, as I've been out enjoying the sunshine. How does lunch at a McLaren Vale winery with friends sound, followed by a night with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra watching Harry Potter? It was as perfect as you can imagine! On a more mum note, it's also been perfect clothes washing weather. Can't escape that chore!


Anyway, on to this week's challenge! We are CASEing the cards and colours in the Feels Like Frost suite of products. The blues, greens and purples are so pretty together! I'm a real blue girl though, and this card at the bottom of the page caught my eye.


The Pretty Peacock and Silver look stunning together! I've made quite a few Pretty Peacock cards lately though, so I decided to switch it our for some blues. Here's what I came up with.

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I started by using my sponge brayer to add some Seaside Spray ink to the right 2/3rds of the card, and then some Night Of Navy over the right third. I didn't add a heap of ink, and I didn't want really dark navy, just a hint of it. I then stamped the stars all over using my Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink.

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I don't have any snowflakes in my collection of dies, so I used my new stars instead. I think they work just as well! A strip of Seaside Spray In Colour DSP and some Silver Glimmer Paper finish off the front of the card nicely. Oh, and I can't forget the sequins!

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Isn't that big star stamp gorgeous? It also comes with a filler stamp, but I didn't want to make it too heavy, or the sentiment would have got lost.

Don't forget to join us in our Facebook group. You can see the cards for each week's challenge and enter your own card - no blog necessary!


Time to hop on over to the lovely Rebecca's blog to continue on with the hop.


Bye for now,

Tina

Friday, 13 September 2019

Blog Hopping With Kelly's Paper Adventures Team

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I'm very excited to join you tonight as a Guest Designer on the lovely Kelly Kent's team blog hop. Thanks so much to Kelly and the rest of the Paper Adventures team for the invitation, which I was thrilled to accept.

Kelly gave me a theme of 'S' for the hop. I love these types of challenges, as it's so wide open for interpretation. I always challenge myself to see how many S elements I can fit into my card. Let's see!

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The most obvious is the stamp set, Seaside Notions. I'm not usually a fan of sea themed sets, but I really love this one! My background is a piece of See A Silhouette DSP, over which I've stamped the coral image with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink. The oval cropped from Shimmery White cardstock and then sponged using several inks. I stared with Pool Party at my focal point, followed by Pacific Point a little around the point, then Blueberry Bushell further out, and finally Night Of Navy around the very edges. Hopefully it looks like looking up into the sun from underwater! I finished that panel by flicking some water over the top to give a bubbly effect.

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The seahorse was coloured using my Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles. I then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and used the Bleached Watercolour Technique to remove some of the colour. It gives that lovely translucent look that seahorses have. I then finished off with a sentiment and some sequins. Lots of 'S' elements there!

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The DSP I used on the inside was my test piece for the front - I wanted to see how the Delicata ink would look on the DSP before I committed to stamping the big piece. I loved it, so I decided to use the test on the inside. I also had a scrap of the Pigment Sprinkles piece big enough for the shell, so that got used too.

So I will say thank you to Kelly and her team once again, and then direct you to Siobhan's blog so that you can continue the Hop.


Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 12 September 2019

JAI #474: Just Add Colour

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Hooray for Friday! The weather in finally starting to get better here, so I'm excited for the weekend. What better way to kick off the weekend with the new Just Add Ink challenge? This week we have a beautiful colour combination, suggested by Jo.


If you look at this week's Design Team cards, it's clear that we were unanimous that this combo is for feminine, floral cards - what do you think?

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I had about 5 minutes in which to make my card this week, so I went ultra simple with my design. I pulled a few cardstock strips from my scraps and trimmed them to the same width before adding them to my card base. A punched gold vase and some stamped flowers and sentiment and I was done with the front! The stamps and punch are from the Varied Vases bundle. I love the font in this set, it's sort of handwritten if you have lovely handwriting - I do not!

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I was very impressed with how well I managed to line up the solid stamp for this pair of flowers - what do you think? LOL!

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I repeated the design on the inside, just lower and different vase and flowers. I had to punch both vases at the one time, so I certainly wasn't going to let this one go to waste!

What will you do with this colour combination? Do you see florals, or something different? Add your card to the gallery on the Just Add Ink blog - I can't wait to see it!

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

AWH HOC Week 4

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Welcome to the new week of Heart Of Christmas by the Art With Heart Team. Have you been following along each week? It's great seeing everyone's cards each week, all so different, but all so beautiful.

Having said that, I nearly made a different card for this week's Blog Share, as I wan't sure this one was beautiful enough. Then I thought about how silly that was - our cards don't need to be spectacular all of the time, it's nice to make some simpler designs too.

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I started with the die cut deer from the Detailed Deer dies. I cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle die, and then used the next size up to crop a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock. I then used the die two sizes smaller than that one to create a frame of Pretty Peacock. It was wide enough to attach the Crumb Cake deer panel, but not so wide that it could be seen underneath. I hope you get what I mean!

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This was all popped up over a piece of DSP from the Night Before Christmas pack. I guess if you wanted to step up the card, you could turn the deer into a shaker card by adding a piece of Window Sheet and some sequins to the card. It wouldn't be hard at all!

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The Pretty Peacock panel that I used on the front was cropped from a larger piece of card, so I used the off cut to frame the Whisper White writing panel for the inside, along with the left over strip of DSP from the front of the card. So that the piece stood out from the Pretty Peacock base I trimmed it a little smaller and added a thin matt of Crumb Cake cardstock. Both sentiments on the card are from the So Many Stars stamp set.

So there's my simple card for this week's Heart Of Christmas Blog Share. I hope you like it! Now it's time to head on over to Claire's blog, where you can find the rest of this week's links.

Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, 8 September 2019

CTC #245: Let It Snow

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Sunday afternoon, which means it's CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop time! I really enjoy these hops, full of inspiration on how to use your Stampin' Up! Catalogues as a source of creative inspiration. The blog before mine was Julia's, but we are all linked in a circle, so just keep on going until you get back to your starting point. 


This week we are CASEing cards from the Let It Snow suite of products. I have to say that I love the colours in the Let It Snow DSP as a Christmas combo. Coastal Cabana with Real Red and Whisper White is a combo I return to again and again. It's no surprise that the card on page 21 of the Holiday Catalogue caught my eye for this week's Challenge.


Isn't it pretty? A couple of weeks ago one of my nieces had a really rough time and spent over a week in hospital, so I wanted to make a card to let her know I was thinking of her, as I live too far away to give any practical support. I reached for the Birds Of A Feather Paper Pumpkin kit, which I received when I was in the USA nearly a year ago.

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The feather laser cut panel is from the PP kit, and I backed it with a piece of See A Silhouette DSP. I ten layered it all on some Coastal Cabana and Whisper White card.

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The label and stamp are from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and they added a touch of Night Of Navy to the card, along with the leaves from the kit.

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The large silver feather was also from the kit, but it was a colour I wasn't keen on. Instead I flipped it over and pushed it onto my Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink pad. I was so happy with how it turned out! A bit of twine, pulled apart into two strands, and a scattering of rhinestones finished off the front of the card.

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The inside sentiment was from the retired stamp set, Ribbon of Courage, and I thought it was perfect from someone recovering from two surgeries.The feather stamp was from the PP kit.

That's it from me this week. You can join us in our Facebook group, where you can add our card for the week's challenge. We'd love to see you in the group!


Now you're off to see Monique's fabulous Let It Snow inspired Christmas card!


Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 5 September 2019

JAI #473: Just Choose Two

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Yay, time for the new Just Add Ink challenge! This week Nikki has challenged us to Just Choose Two.


Which two will you choose? I went for Metallics and Washi on my card. Ada had been invited to a birthday party for one of her besties, and the request for the card was a particular movie franchise set in space that was popular in the 70's, but has seen a resurgence in the past decade or so. Luckily, I had just the stamps thanks to Kindred Stamps.

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The stamp set is called Galactic Adventures: The Sequel and features a mix of characters from both the original movies (the best ones!) and the contemporary movies.

Now, you may be looking at my card and thinking - where's the washi? Would you believe that the entire space background is washi??? It is! It's from Altenew and is called Galaxy Washi Tape. It's super wide, so that it fills the width of the card. The image is the Milky Way, and it's perfect for any space themed cards.

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My little robot didn't take much to colour. I mostly used a gold and silver sharpie maker, with a touch of blue. Done! The letters were cut from Golf Foil and then run through my Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder. I used a punched vellum circle to ground the elements without covering the cool Galaxy Washi too much.

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Ada chose the image and sentiment for the inside. She likes joking around with her friend, so she thought it was very suitable!

Time to pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can see the rest of this week's Design Team cards. We've all had a lot of fun choosing our two - which two will you choose?

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

AWH HOC Week 3

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Welcome to Week 3 of the Art With Heart Blog Share for the Heart Of Christmas. Today's an extra special day - the Holiday Catalogue has gone live, so you can finally get your hands on the products you've been seeing SU Demonstrators playing with over the past month or so. I have lots of these new products on my card tonight!

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I started by chopping into a different sheet in the Brightly Gleaming SDSP. I had to move on from the stars eventually! This gorgeous Pretty Peacock sheet also has the Copper Foil accents in the design, so I used some plain Copper Foil to matt the DSP. The stars paper is also from the Brightly Gleaming pack, but I have used a sheet without the copper. There is such thing as too much of a good thing!

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The stars were die cut from the new Stitched Stars Dies, and then stamped with a pair of images from So Many Stars. Each of the sections that reaches into the arm of the star is one stamp, so I had to line it up and stamp is 5 times, once in each arm. I then added a small star to the middle, and some Pretty Peacock Rhinestones at the tip of each arm.

Did you notice the sentiment? It's actually a new ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue, and features the two different fonts in Copper Print. I have heard that it can be coloured with Blends, which opens up a whole range of possibilities!

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I used some DSP and Copper Foil offcuts from the front to decorate the inside, along with a sentiment from So Many Stars.

That's it for me for this week. Judy May is hosting the Blog Share this week, so pop on over to her blog to find the rest of the links.