Saturday, 28 April 2012

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop


Welcome back to another blog hop.  This month my friends and I are concentrating on the new products in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.  You can view a copy of the catalogue online by clicking on the picture of the catalogue in my sidebar.

You may have hopped to my blog from the talented Amanda Hill's blog.  It doesn't really matter where you start, just keep on hoppin' 'til you get back to where you started.  You're bound to find lots of creative inspiration to feast your eyes on! 

I have two cards for your viewing pleasure today. The first was made using some of the new products for the Big Shot - Framelits and Edgelits.  They are fantastic, wafer thin dies that open up a whole lot of new possibilities for papercrafting.

It's little tricky to see, but I have embossed the Whisper Whiter layer with the coordinating Adorning Accents Embossing Folder.  The framelit acts beautifully as a feature panel.

A scrap of the Pocketful of Posies DSP left over from the front and a piece of Baker's Twine finish off the inside of the card.

I made the second card after viewing a video on Bee Divine Designs on water colouring with markers and a blender pen.  I love the control it gives, so I think I'll be using this technique a lot more in the future.  I used the gorgeous new stamp set, Bordering On Romance.  It's such a pretty set, and perfect for colouring.  I also used some of the new Twitterpated DSP which coordinates beautifully with the Bordering On Romance stamp set.

Here's a closer look at the water colouring.  Did you notice the seam binding?  I coloured some Very Vanilla ribbon with my Island Indigo reinker to achieve this look.

I finished this card the same way as the first, with the addition of another water coloured bunch of flowers.  it was my 'practice run' and I didn't want to waste the effort!

Pocketful of Posies Card
Stamps: Simply Soft (hostess), Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
DSP/Cardstock: Pocketful of Posies, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Lables Collection Framelits Dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Bordering On Romance Card
Stamps: Bordering On Romance, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Stazon, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
DSP/Cardstock: Twitterpated DSP, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper
Other: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Rhinestone Brad

So that's it for me for now. Please continue on the hop by jumping over to the lovely Nikki Sadler's blog.

Bye for now,


Nikki Sadler

Di Dunk

Alisha Watson

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sue Madex

Ros Davidson

Christine Blain

Amanda Hill


  1. Two such lovely cards, Tina. Your colouring is beautiful...thanks for the video link. I'm inspired!

  2. Wow Tina - I love both of your cards. What gorgeous colouring and all the beautiful finishing touches. Loving how you do the inside of your cards.

  3. Tina, these cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love the rich colours, and the simple but elegant designs - just gorgeous.

  4. Tina I dont have a fav because I love them both. They are very elegant yet have nice clean lines which I love love love :-) Love the colours you have use too, just makes the flowers pop

  5. WOW Tina, just beautiful.

  6. Wow, these are fabulous. They are really clean and crisp with just the right amount of wow factor. My fave would be the first one, but purely the colours! Your colouring is so well done.

  7. Lovely cards Tina - I really love the 'innards' too .... now I have to buy this stamp set for sure. Your colouring is perfect.

  8. Beautiful cards Tina, You did a fab job on your colouring too, don't you just love that technique, well donexx

  9. OMG! It's purple! I love your cards Tina & the very helpful hints on watercolouring! Keep up the great work!

    Margaret Knoops

  10. Gorgeous cards, Tina. Love them both, but I think the richness of the first one makes it my favourite.


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