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Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Colour Creations: Blushing Bride

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Thanks for joining me for another week of the Colour Creations Blog Hops. Are you enjoying our alphabetical tour through the Stampin' Up! colours? I sure am! This week's colour is Blushing Bride. It's a pale pink, and it's one I don't particularly like. I prefer a more pure pink - this pink is a little dusky for my tastes.


I found this cute colour combo by Brian King. The colours really scream retro to me - kind of 50's kitchen colour scheme - so what else could I use but the Nothing's Better Than bundle?

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I stamped all the coffee cups in Memento Tuxedo Black, and then filled them in using the filler stamp and the three combo colours. The Brick & Mortar 3DEF was used to emboss the Blushing Bride background.

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The word 'coffee' was cropped from Blushing Bride cardstock four times, and then each piece was glued and stacked to provide a dimensional element to my card. If you can't be bothered doing this, you could easily used the Foam Sheets instead, but I liked the look of the solid pink layers.

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Another row of coffee cups finishes off the inside quite nicely.

It's time to hop on over to see the next Blushing Bride creation over on my lovely friend, Kate Morgan's blog. There's lots more inspiration to be found!


If you run into any difficulties with links, please jump on over to the wonderful Catherine Proctor's blog. She has a master list of all of tonight's blog hoppers, so you'll be able to get back on track there.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, 4 July 2022

HOC Week 1

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With the start of the new July-December Mini Catalogue, it's also time to kick off the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hops for 2022. Each week on a Monday night we will provide plenty of Christmassy inspiration for you, and we are all very excited to get started! For most of us, starting our Christmas card making in July means that we are ready to send our cards in December, and avoid the rush of having to make a heap of cards at the last minute.

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I'm once again looking to the Sheetload Of Cards templates for my cards this year, as it worked so well for me last year. Tonight's cards use the June 2022 template, and are a double card fancy fold. I don't yet have any current Christmas DSP, so I've used the Annual Catalogue Host DSP, Design A Daydream. They aren't typical Christmas colours, but I think that the pinwheels look a little like the peppermint lollies (if you squint a bit!).

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The card opens to the left first, and then to the right, to reveal the writing panel. I've used Christmas To Remember for the sentiment here, as a second sentiment from Jingle Jingle Jingle would take up too much of the writing area!

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Here's my group of four cards together. I'm off to a flying start with my stash of Christmas cards!

Please continue hopping your way around our Blog Hop. The next stop is my lovely friend, Catherine Proctor.

If you run into any trouble, jump on over to Sharon Davern's blog. She'll have a list of all participants on her blog.

Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, 3 July 2022

CTC 376: CASE The Mini Catalogue

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Thanks for stopping by for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. We have had two new catalogues go live this week, which are going to provide many weeks of CASEing inspiration. We are starting with the new Mini Catalogue though.


This week we'd like you to CASE any project from the July-December Mini Catalogue. You don't need to have the actual products in the sample you choose, you may be inspired by the layout of the card, or the colours, or even a technique. As long as we can see how the original card inspired you, anything goes!


The only stamp set that I have from the new Mini is the Jingle Jingle Jingle set, so I chose to CASE some cards featuring the stamps. I sort of mixed these two cards on page 26, as I liked the repeated background stamping on the left card, and the framed sentiment panel on the right side card.

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I started my card by stamping the image of the Christmas lights all over the background. If you're very clever, you can line the stamp up just so, and it will look like a continuous line of lights. I then used the little filler stamp to colour all of the lights using Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Orchid Oasis, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point inks.

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I used the same colours as fillers on the jolly stamp. I don't own all of the colour markers, so I had to mask, ink and stamp each letter individually. A lot of effort, but worth it, I think!

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A couple more rows of lights finished off the inside. Often the images I stamp on the inside are near the bottom of the card, so it's fun to switch and stamp the lights at the top. The inside sentiment is from Christmas To Remember.

Do you have a favourite project from the new Mini catalogue yet? If not, it's a great excuse to sit and have another flip through the catalogue. When you've found your favourite, CASE it, and add a photo to our Facebook Group. We'd love to see your card!


Before you go, please do finish tonight's blog hop. The next stop is the lovely Julia Quinn. I wonder what she'll CASE?



Bron's Birthday Blog Hop - July

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I'm once again blog hoping with a bunch of crafty friends to celebrate Bron Eastley's 60th Birthday. This month, Bron has asked us to CASE a project from the 60's pages of the Annual Catalogue. I only got to page 61 before I found this fun card to CASE.


I loved the big, bold sentiment with the rays streaming out from behind it. It's tricky to see the rays, as they are white embossed on vellum, but they are there!

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I started my card with a background paper from the Abstract Beauty pack. I thought that the little shapes looked like confetti, so worked well on a birthday card. The vellum layer over the top has been inked with some Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink using my Altenew Warp Speed Stencil.

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The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Amazing Phrasing. I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this one! I stamped it in Night Of Navy ink, fussy cut it and then popped it up over the vellum with Dimensionals. I used liquid glue behind the Dimensionals to adhere the vellum to the DSP behind it.

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There was a tiny scrap of DSP left from the front of the card, so I used it on the inside. I also thought that a little more of the WarpSpeed stencil was called for. The sentiment is from the Light The Candles kit.

Another thanks for joining me, but please do continue your way around the Blog Hop tonight. There's lots more inspiration to be found. Just keep hopping around until you get back to the blog where you started. The next hopper tonight is my lovely friend Nikki Spencer.



Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 30 June 2022

JAI 610: Just Add Inspiration

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Welcome back to the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have an Inspiration Photo challenge for you, suggested by Kerry. I really love the pops of colour that the balloons provide in the B&W photos.


Today's card features a digi stamp from Simply Cards Magazine. I've had it in my collection for many years, but when I went to try to find it again to link to it, I could not find it. Still, it was so cute that I couldn't resist using it.

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The sentiment and bunny are two separate stamps. I printed them on Whisper White cardstock and coloured them using my Copic markers. I also used a Gold Sharpie for the stars, to coordinate with the Gold Foil card base.

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The totally adorable bunny was fussy cut after I coloured him, and the popped up over the card base. I'm not sure who will get this card, but I think I'll add another digi stamp of a number balloon for him to hold in his other hand. You can't ever have too many balloons!

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I forgot to print a second bunny for the inside, so I got lazy and just stamped some balloons from Penguin Palace on the inside. I did use some of my new Masking Paper, so I wasn't too lazy!

We'd love to see what you make using our Inspiration Photo as a guide. The Design Team have had plenty of fun ideas, so there's lost of creativity to spark your muse over on the Just Add Ink blog. You can also link up your card when you've made it.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Colour Creations: Blackberry Bliss

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Thanks for stopping by for the new Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week it's all about Blackberry Bliss, which is a dark, rich purple from the Regals colour family.


Brian King has once again been the source of a fun colour combo featuring Blackberry Bliss. I would never have thought to combine these colours, but after playing, I think they are great together.

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Woo Hoo! My Amazing Phrasing Sale-A-Bration stamp set arrived, so I was able to have another play with the shadow technique. I think I was right last week - the wider font in this set makes it a fantastic choice for this technique. The Triple Layer card makes the centre sentiment stand out from the rest.

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I stamped first in Blackberry Bliss, and then the shadow in Pool Party, as it's easier to line up the shadow if you stamp the darker colour first. The downside is that the stamp picks up the BB ink, so I had to keep cleaning my stamp after each use so that I didn't end up with a mucky Pool Party ink pad. The stars are from Days To Remember, and are stamped in Daffodil Delight.

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I used the offcuts from the front to decorate the inside. I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this stamp set!

It's now time to pop on over to Rachel Woollard's blog so that you can continue your way around our Blackberry Bliss blog hop. You won't want to miss out on any of tonight's projects!

As ever, if you run into any difficulties, please jump to Catherine Proctor's blog. She has a master list of all of tonight's participants so that you can find your way again.

Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, 26 June 2022

CTC 375: CASE Your Favourite Retiring Product

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It's always a but of a sad day when the retiring list comes out at the end of a catalogue. There'e nearly always something on the list that I'm sad to say goodbye to. This week at CASEing The Catty, we are asking to to give your Favourite Retiring Product one last hurrah.


For me, it's hands down the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. They will certainly be finding a permanent home in my stash.


I chose to CASE the butterfly card for a few reasons. I hadn't yet used the butterflies masks, so that had to be rectified! I liked that the butterfly was inked over DSP, and the little peeps of zig-zag trim at the top and bottom of the card.

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I hadn't yet used my Heart & Home DSP yet, so it was well past time to cut into it! I'm a blue girl, so this piece caught my eye. I cropped the square from the DSP and flipped it over to use as the base for my butterfly. Instead of zig-zags, I layered it over a scalloped square die cut.

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I thought that the woodgrain in the DSP sort of mimics the strips of DSP in the original card. The solid layer of the butterfly was inked using Fresh Freesia ink, with the detailed layer in Misty Moonlight. You can't really see in the photo, but the centre of the butterfly got a swish of Wink Of Stella.

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I inked the exact same butterfly on the inside of my card. Sadly, this time the Wink Of Stella smudged into the Fresh Freesia ink. I may have to hide it with a die cut butterfly over the top!

What's your favourite retiring product? There's a lot to choose from! I hope that you can make a card and enter our challenge. You just need to post a photo in our Facebook group before next Sunday's blog hop.


Our Blog Hop continues tonight, with the next stop along the way. I wonder what Rebecca Scurr's favourite retiring product will be? Only one way to find out!


Bye for now,

Tina