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Thursday, 12 May 2022

JAI 603: Just Add Colour

 Hi!


Woo hoo for Friday! It's been a busy week, so I'm looking forward to the weekend. I hope that you are, too. 


This week at Just Add Ink, Nikki has given us a pretty colour combo to create with. Hehe, I think that a lot of the Design Team thought that it was a very floral combo, as there are lots of flower cards in the gallery. I was no exception!

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These colours work so beautifully with the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Masks, don't you think? I started with a base of Blushing Bride and added the Rich Razzleberry over the top. The final layer was the Mint Macaron leaves.

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I had some Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper in my stash, so I used the long-retired Expressions Thinlit Dies to crop the word 'love'.

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I made this card to give to my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day, so finished it off with some more stencilling and a sentiment from Timeless Tulips. She loved the card (and the gift) that we gave her.

You can see the rest of this week's Design Team cards over on the Just Add Ink blog. You can also link up your card for our challenge. What do you see in our colour combo this week?

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Colour Creations: Parakeet Party

 Hi!


Thanks for once again joining me for the new Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are starting with the new In Colours this round, and this week we are looking at Parakeet Party. It's a super-bright lime green, that I think I'll grow to love.


Once again, I've decided to use a Brian King colour combo to make my cards, in conjunction with the same five Sheetload Of Cards templates that I made last week's cards with. If you recall, my plan was to make a set of five cards with each In Colour so that I'd end up with a gift set of 25 cards. Here are this week's cards.

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February 2022

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May 2022

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March 2022

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November 2020

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August 2020

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I really loved the bright pink and green offset with navy. The navy prevents the combo being too over the top. I finished each card with a Silver Foil foliage die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies.

That's me finished for tonight, but please do continue your way around our blog hop. Just keep going until you get back to where you started. The next stop along the way is my lovely fellow South Aussie, Di Furniss


As ever, if you run into any issues, please pop on over to Cathy Proctor's blog. She will have a list of all participants there, and you can pick up your trail again.

Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, 8 May 2022

CTC 368: CASE A New Catalogue Favourite

 Hi!


Welcome back to the start of a new challenge week for CASEing The Catty. This week we are delving inside the new Annual Catalogue and asking you to CASE your favourite project.


I'm sure that, like me, you'll find it super hard to narrow it down to one favourite! Alas, it must be done! I found this stunner on page 28 and loved it immediately. 


The white borders, simple layers and the gorgeous bouquet all caught my eye and insisted that I *must* make this card! I don't own the stamp set, nor the Dots & Spots Die used to make the background, so I substituted for things that I had in my stash. 

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I kept the monochrome theme for the background, however I used the recently retired Friendly Hello SAB DSP in Fresh Freesia. I really loved the splatter effect of the paper. 

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If you're thinking that you've missed this stamp set in the Annual Catalogue, it's because it's actually from the  Bouquet Of Hope Paper Pumpkin box. It's currently on the Clearance Rack at half price! It was also used to stamp the flowers behind the oval. it was a dreary day when I photographed my card, so you can't see that I 'coloured' those flowers with my Wink Of Stella pen.

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I repeated the bouquet again on the inside, coloured with Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink and So Saffron Stampin' Blends. Hopefully my mum will love this card - it's on the way to her now.

W'd love for you to play along with us for our challenge. I'm sure that the hardest part will be choosing a project to CASE. Once you have your card made, just upload a photo to our Facebook Group before next Sunday's challenge begins. Too easy!


Please don't forget to finish our blog hop, though. There's plenty more inspiration to be seen, starting with the very lovely Michelle Stradz.


Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Colour Creations: Orchid Oasis

 Hi!


Welcome back for Colour Creations in 2022-23! Do you enjoy seeing the colours featured each week? I do! This week we are starting with the brand new In Colours, specifically Orchid Oasis. After two years of only using the focal colour with neutrals, I've decided to branch out this year and use a few more colours.


I found this gorgeous colour combo that Brian King, of Stamp With Brian, put together. I loved the softer So Saffron and Mint Macaron with Orchid Oasis. 

I also decided that for the new In Colours, I would make five cards in each colour and by the end I will have a lovely set of 25 cards to give as a gift. To make this task a little easier, I decided to use some Sheetload Of Cards templates as the basis of my cards. I used the same supplies on each card, just changing the layout to suit the Sheetload template.

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February 2022

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May 2022

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March 2022

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November 2020

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August 2020

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Here's the group of five cards. I used three 6x6" sheets of colour family DSP, plus an extra 2" strip of a fourth sheet. A 2x12" strip of Silver Foil was used for the butterflies, and I used scraps for the sentiment panels. I think I used around 4 sheets of A4 cardstock in the colour combo colours, plus Whisper White. I used a mix of On The Horizon and Light The Candles stamp sets for my sentiments.

That's me finished for the night - thanks for hanging around! You definitely want to continue your way around our blog hop though, as there's plenty more Orchid Oasis inspiration to be seen! The next stop is my lovely friend, Rachel Palmieri.


If you run into a problem, please hop on over to Cathy Proctor's blog. She has a list of all participants, so you can pick up your trail there.

Bye for now,

Tina

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Bron's Birthday Blog Hop - May

 Hi!


I'm once again celebrating Bron Eastley's 60th Birthday with another blog hop. This month we are going back to the 60's for a retro themed hop. I did not make my appearance into this world until the mid-70's, so I had to think hard about what I could make. In the end I turned to the movies, and discovered that a childhood favourite was made in the 60's - 1964, to be exact.

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The image I used is called British Nanny, from Scrappy Boy Stamps. I got it as a freebie in last year's Kit and Clowder Advent Calendar. I coloured her with my Copics, and then popped her up over my background. I'm not sure about the sentiment yet - I may end up changing it.

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It was tricky to get a decent photo of the background, but it was the Coastal Cabana Foil from the Blues Foil pack from Stampin' Up!. I embossed it using Altenew's Cloudy Day 3D Embossing Folder. Hopefully it looks like she's floating around in the sky!

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The retired SU set, Under My Umbrella was a great choice for the inside of my card. No sentiment yet - I'll add something when I make up my mind about the sentiment on the front of the card!

The next stop on your way around Bron's Birthday Blog Hop in May is Monica Formosa. I can't wait to see what she, and the rest of the group, make!


Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, 1 May 2022

CTC 367: CASE The New Catalogue Cover

 Hi!


Once again it is time for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. It's been a while since I've played along, but I'm back and raring to go!


Stampin' Up! have just released the new Annual Catalogue. we can't yet show you photos from the inside, but we can show you the cover. Therefore, our challenge this week is to CASE the card on the cover, using the following sketch as a guide.


Nice and easy! I like to shake things up a bit, so I rotated the sketch to make a landscape orientation card.

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I've had the On The Horizon bundle for a while now, but hadn't really played with it. This card was a good opportunity to change that. I mostly played with the dies, only using the stamp set for the sentiment. The birds are stamped using the Beautiful Moments stamp set.

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I created my scene by blending some Balmy Blue ink onto the top two thirds of the Stitched Shapes circles. The Horizon die cuts were just layered and adhered over the top. Easy! Both circles are the same size - I think that the perspective of the photo makes the one on the right look bigger.

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I blended a little more Balmy Blue ink on the inside before adding another tree die cut, and the birds stamped in Misty Moonlight. I didn't add a sentiment to the inside, as it keeps my options open as to how I can use the card. 'Thinking of you' is suitable for a heap of different occasions.

We'd love for you to play along with our challenge. Hopefully the new Annual Catalogue has got you all inspired to create! When you've made your card, just post a photo to our Facebook group - it's that easy!


The next stop in the hop is my friend and fellow South Aussie, Michelle Stradz. I can't wait to see how she's interpreted this fun sketch.


Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 28 April 2022

JAI 601: Just Add A Sketch

 Hi!


It's time once again for a new Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a sketch for you, designed by Kim!


It's a fab sketch that leaves a lot of room for interpretation. I was in the mood to make a pop culture card, so I switched out the circle for this Orbital die cut from Uniquely Creative. It's super-sparkly, as I cut it from some white glimmer paper.

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How cool is the background? I wish I had the talent to have created it! It's actually an extra-wide roll of Washi tape from Altenew, called (funnily enough) Galaxy. I just applied it to the front of my card and trimmed the excess. Instant wow! The scientist on the front is from a Kindred Stamps set, called Science Geeks, and the sentiment is from an Ink Road Stamps set, called Bazinga.

Unusually for me, I haven't started the inside of my card yet. I can't decide if I should put the scientist's best mate or best girl. What do you think? I'm sure I'll add one, or both, of them over the weekend.

You can join in our sketch challenge this week by adding your card to our linky. You can find it on the Just Add Ink blog, where you'll also find the rest of this week's Design team cards. I can't wait to see what you make!

Bye for now,

Tina