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Wednesday 3 April 2024

Colour Creations: Soft Sea Foam

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Hello and welcome to the new Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week it's Soft Sea Foam's turn to shine. It's a lovely, soft green that I like, but don't really use much.

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I decided to play with a new stamp set that a lovely friend gifted me recently. It's from the upcoming Annual Catalogue, and is called Leaf Collection. I can see myself using this leafy background stamp a lot. I stamped it in SSF ink onto the coordinating cardstock, matted it on Whisper White, and then layered it over a SSF card base.

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A scrap oval of vellum helped to distinguish the white Paper Butterfly Accents piece from the background. A scrap of ribbon was used to highlight the Biggest Wish sentiment. I cropped it using a banner from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

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My card inside ended up a little differently than I planned. The butterfly was meant to be in the bottom left corner, but after I finished inking it, I noticed a smudge at the top right. I just flipped the card and stamped 'friend' over the top of the smudge to hide it. Phew!

The next stop on tonight's hop is the wonderful Cathy Proctor. I'm sure that she's made something fabulous that you won't want to miss out on seeing.


Cathy is also our amazing go-to-gal for when things go wrong with the links on the blog hop. Pop on over to her blog if you run into a problem. She'll have a list of all of tonight's participants to help get you back on track.

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday 28 March 2024

JAI 695: Just Add Chocolate

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Hello, and welcome to the new Just Add Ink challenge. I hope that you have lots of crafty time over the Easter Long Weekend. I will be playing in the National Band Championships on Saturday, and then volunteering on Monday, but otherwise I plan to craft the time away!


This week Kerry has challenged us to Just Add Chocolate to our cards. Perfect timing for Easter crafting!

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I searched through my stash and didn't find much that was chocolate related. I did find this gorgeous DSP, called Abstract Beauty. It reminded me of chocolate packaging, especially the gold foil streaks.

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I also found this fun sentiment from a Rabbit Hole Designs set, called Sassy Sentiments. I cropped it using a Nested Essentials die and popped it up over some old Balmy Blue ribbon.

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I didn't stamp the inside yet, as I don't know what I'm going to use this card for. I did use a piece of left over DSP on the bottom though. It needs something pretty!

We'd love for you to play along this week with our Just Add Chocolate challenge. You can see the creative ways that the Design Team have interpreted this challenge over on the Just Add Ink blog. You'll also find the Linky there when you're ready to add your card.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Colour Creations: Smoky Slate

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Welcome to this week's edition of the Colour Creation Blog Hop. This week it's Smoky Slate's turn to be the hero colour. It's a tricky colour to make the star of the show, as it's usually a soft, background neutral.

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I decided to play with my Smoky Slate Blends, and the soon-to-retire Vellum Cardstock, and create an alcohol ink panel for my card. I also grabbed my Pool Party and Poppy Parade Blends. Isn't it a gorgeous colour combo?

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There are lots of tutorials on the technique - I watched Alisa Tilsner's for a refresh before I began playing. I was very pleased with the effect that I got. A simple Biggest Wish (also retiring - sob!) and Nested Essentials sentiment, and the front was done.

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I usually do an extra panel for the inside, but I forgot today, so I had to make do with a quick swish of the Blends over a scrap of cardstock. It was fun to make!

Pleased keep on going around the blog hop tonight. The next stop is the lovely Rosa Leyden, and I'm sure that she'll have something gorgeous for you to see.


If you run into any problems with links, pop on over to the wonderful Cathy Proctor's blog. She'll have a list of all of tonight's participants to help get you back on track.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Colour Creations: Shaded Spruce

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Welcome to Shaded Spruce week of the Colour Creations Blog Hops. Are you a fan? I am, even though I don't use Shaded Spruce much. I guess that I don't use green a lot, but Shaded Spruce is a favourite shade when I do.

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I don't have a lot of Shaded Spruce products, but I do have the Les Shoppes DSP, which has this fabulous Shaded Spruce bakery. Yum! I used the coordinating ink and my Biggest Wish stamp set for my sentiment. I cropped it with my Nested Shapes banner die. I actually cropped it twice - once to get the banner end, and then a second time across the top to reduce the length.

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I popped the shop and the sandwich board up over the top of a layer of the blueprint type DSP from the pack. I wanted to give the look of a group of shops, but still keep the focus on the Shaded Spruce shop. I love the effect!

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 A little Shaded Spruce coloured pot of flowers was a great way to finish off the inside of the card.

Next you're off to see something marvellous from the craft desk of Kate Morgan. I always love seeing what she's created, and I'm sure that you will too.


Week after week, the lovely Cathy Proctor does a wonderful job of keeping us all on track. If you find yourself off track, just pop on over to her blog. You'll find a list of all of tonight's participants to help get you back on track.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday 18 March 2024

CTC 461: Lighter Than Air Colours

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Thanks for joining me on a Monday for the CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. That's right, we are hopping a day late due to so many of the team having been to Melbourne for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event over the weekend. They needed an extra day to recover, LOL!


This week we are asking you to CASE the colours from the Lighter Than Air DSP. It's a lovely set of soft, pastel colours to choose from.  I looked at which colour I used least, which was Bubble Bath, and built my card from there.

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I didn't choose a card from the suite to CASE, I just used Bubble Bath, Pool Party and Lemon Lolly (another colour that I haven't used much) to do my own thing.

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I used Sending Smiles for the flowers, and More Wishes for the sentiment. The circle die is from Everyday Details Dies, and the embossing folder is Layered Florals. A little piece of Lemon Lolly twine from the three pack that coordinates with the DSP finished off the front nicely.

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Some more flowers, and sentiments from Biggest Wish finished off the inside. I adore how the sentiments from Biggest Wish and More Wishes can be mixed and matched!

We'd love to see what you do with the colours from the Lighter Than Air DSP. Will you CASE a card from the Catalogue, or go your own way, as I have? Just take a photo of your card and add it to our Facebook Group.


The next stop along the way is the lovely Monique Fielder, who has made a very clover and gorgeous card for you to see!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday 14 March 2024

JAI 693: Just Choose Two

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Thanks for joining me for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week it's a Choose Two challenge, suggested to us by Di Barnes. She'd like us to choose two of either circles, squares or sayings to add to our cards.


Hmm, what to do? I spotted (ha, pun unintended!) some new washi tape on my desk, and the choices were made for me!

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I purchased this washi in a pack from Daiso last week, mostly to use for masking purposes, but when I saw the wide tapes with circles on one and squares on the other, it was fated! I started by applying the washi to a square of Whisper White cardstock, which I then matted with Highland Heather cardstock. The retired Decorative Dots embossing folder was the perfect choice for the background of the card.

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I was all set to use my Stylish Shapes dies to crop the circle for the sentiment, when I remembered that the Everyday Details dies featured circles within a circle - the perfect choice for this challenge!

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I used a couple more strips of the washi to decorate the inside of the card, and a stamped sentiment from Biggest Wish, and the card was done!

We'd love to see which two you choose to use on your card. You can pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you'll see what the rest of the Design Team chose to use. You can add your card to our linky when you're ready.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Colour Creations: Pumpkin Pie

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It's that time of the week again - Colour Creations Blog Hop time! This week it's Pumpkin Pie's turn to have the spotlight. It's a nice, bright orange that must be popular, as I think it's been around as long as I have!

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Once again, I was very time poor, so I went for a simple design. The gorgeous flowers from Sending Smiles really don't need much else to go with them.

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I do think that my Pumpkin Pie ink pad needs replacing, though!

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I added some more of the flowers in the inside of my card. I stamped the smaller flower on a scrap of Whisper White card, cropped it using the matching dies, and glued it over the other flowers. I preferred this to the look of the flowers stamped over the top of each other.

Now you're off to see what my lovely friend, Di Furniss, has created. I'll bet that it's something fabulous!


If you run into any issues with broken links, just pop on over to Cathy Proctor's blog. She's the Blog Hop Hostess with the Mostess, and does a wonderful job of keeping us all organised.

Bye for now,

Tina