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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Colour Creations: Blackberry Bliss

 Hi!

Welcome back to this week's Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are focussed on Blackberry Bliss. It's a gorgeous, deep purple that has a tendency to get messy. Many times I have come away from a stamping session with the colour, only to have Blackberry Bliss stained fingers! It's the only colour that it seems to happen with, though.

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I had the idea to do some crisp, white daisies with a Blackberry Bliss background. The DSP is from the Dandy Garden pack. I knew I wanted to wrap the ribbon around the piece, so I adhered it to some Blackberry Bliss cardstock before cropping it with the scalloped Basic Borders Die. This just gives the card some strength to hold the ribbon in place.

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The daisies are three layers each of Whisper White card, sponged with Blackberry ink in the middle, and with a centre of Basic Black card dotted with a white gel pen. The leaves are from the Pierced Blooms Dies, and the sentiment from Pretty Perennials.

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All the same supplies and techniques were used on the inside of my card. I had planned to use the DSP offcut from the front, but it looked a little strange so I just trimmed the edge straight. Much better!

That's all from me for this week's Colour Creations, but please do continue your way around the Blog Hop. The next blog to visit is Theresa Gerrard's. Blogger has not been playing nice lately, so if you get an error message when you click though to Theresa's blog, just click on her 'Home' button, which should take you to her post.

Sunday 27 June 2021

CTC 324: CASE A Retiring Mini Project

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Thanks for joining me for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. This is the last week that products from the January-June Mini Catalogue will be available, so of course we are doing one last hurrah from the Mini.


In deciding which card to CASE, I thought about which stamp set was at the top of my 'must-have' list when the catalogue was released. The stamp set was Pretty Perennials, and as it didn't make the cut into the new Annual Catalogue, I thought it was fitting to give the set one last outing.


I thought that this card in the catalogue was sooo pretty, so it was my choice of card to CASE. I don't usually CASE a card exactly, but in this instance I couldn't resist - why change perfection?

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To create my stamped background, I started with half of a sheet of Whisper White A4 cardstock. I stamped the images across about 2/3rds of it, so that when I trimmed it down for the front and inside of my card I had stamping on both pieces. I hope that makes sense! 

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It's very difficult to photograph, especially as the day I took the photo was very gloomy, but I had a happy accident when flicking ink over the card. I used an Aqua Painter that I must not have cleaned well last time I used it, as the Pool Party ink came out shimmery! I must have used Shimmer Paint last time. It was a very happy accident!

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Here you can see the other half of the half-A4 sheet that I stamped in one go. It really does make things easier!

How will you choose a project from the Mini Catalogue to CASE? A favourite stamp set, like me, or maybe just a project that catches your eye? Either way, we'd love to see it, so please join our Facebook group and post your photo there. Can't wait to see it!


Before you go and get inky, please do finish our Blog Hop. Next in the line up is the lovely Peta, with an absolutely stunning card! You won't want to miss it!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday 24 June 2021

JAI 560: Just Add Colour

 Hi!


Brrr! Is it cold where you are? We had a severe weather warning here today for wind and rain - the perfect day to be rugged up inside crafting for the new Just Add Ink challenge! This week Jo has put together a gorgeous colour combo for us to play with.


The day I made my card I just received the new Tailor Made Tags Dies from Stampin' Up!. I couldn't resist playing with them straight away.

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I started by cropping my cardstock using the second smallest tag die. I also cropped the little do-dad at the top from Silver Foil, to match the Silver Foil card base. I can't think of what that bit is called - a reinforcer, maybe? Some black BAker's Twine was threaded through the holes and trimmed off.

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It's tricky to see, but the Whisper White Stitched Rectangle layer is also embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. It's a new purchase, too, and I quite like it - it dulls the pain of losing Subtle just a little. LOL! The sentiment is a mix of dies and stamps from Uniquely Creative, called Sweet Sentiments.
 
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I used the same stamps on the inside of my card. I wasn't sure how to incorporate the tags into the inside, so I didn't even try!

That's all from me for now, but please do pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can find the rest of this week's Design team cards. You can also add you card to our link for this challenge. What will you do with the colours?

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Colour Creations: Bermuda Bay

 Hi!


Thanks for joining me for the new Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are looking at Bermuda Bay, a gorgeous blue/green that sits in the Bright colour family. Although it's a colour that I love, I don't use it a lot. I wonder why?

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I recently purchased the Hand-Penned bundle, but hadn't had a chance to play with it yet. This was a great excuse! I started by stamping the main floral image all over my Bermuda Bay card base in coordinating ink. I then stamped it again on my main panel, but I also stamped the flower filler stamps before layering the white die cut over the top. 

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A get well sentiment from Blossoms In Bloom and a few Rhinestones and the front was finished. I stamped the sentiment onto a conveniently sized scrap of Whisper White and snipped either end with my scissors.

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I also stamped the flowers again on the inside. This time, however, I stamped off the filler stamps before stamping them on my card. I like the softer colour this provides.

That's all from me tonight - short and sweet! I've been busy with Hudson, who is home sick with a cold. He laughs his little head off each time he sneezes (which is a lot!), because he knows it means I'll come running with a tissue. Funny little guy!

Please jump on over to Vicki's blog to continue on with the Blog Hop. 


Bye for now,

Tina

If you get lost, or find a broken link, here's the list of participants to help get you back on track:

Sunday 20 June 2021

CTC 323: CASE A Card Featuring Food

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Hooray, it's time for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. It's such a great way to end the weekend!


This week we are asking you to CASE any card that features food on it. There are lots of different options - fruits, berries, ice creams, biscuits, and cooking utensils, to name a few. Flipping through my Annual Catalogue for inspiration, I found this card made with the Sweet Strawberry bundle.


I liked how the leaves and flowers behind the strawberries were stamped directly on the DSP, and how they cascade down the front of the card. However, instead of strawberries, I chose to go with peaches and used the Sweet As A Peach bundle.

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I started with the Pear Pizzazz DSP from the coordinating You're A Peach DSP. The leaves from the stamp set were stamped from the top right corner, down towards the bottom left. Although the stamp has blank spots where the peaches or flowers are meant to be stamped, I ignored this and just stamped the leaves a heap of times. I then stamped the flowers and peaches separately and adhered them over the top

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Some where popped up, others adhered flat to the DSP. I also cropped some leaves for the peaches from a scrap of the DSP and added them to the card. The finishing touch were a few Bumblebee Enamel Dots.

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I kept the stamping much more simple on the inside - just the one set of leaves and flowers. I don't think it needed more than that.

That's my card for this week's challenge - what will you make? You can enter our challenge by posting a photo of your card in our Facebook group.


Before you race off to get inky, please do finish our blog hop! Next up is the lovely Sandra, with her super-cute card.


Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday 17 June 2021

JAI 559: Just Choose Two

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Thanks for joining me once again for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week, Di has challenged us to Choose Two to add to our cards, the choices being Stitching, Stripes or Paper Strips.


I'm a sucker for a stitched die, so the stitching part of the decision was a no-brainer. Hmm, then to pick stripes or paper strips?

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The stripes were an obvious choice after choosing to use this retro TV die from Kindred Stamps as a feature. Does the paper remind you a bit of the old test patterns? Or are you too young to remember those, back when TV stations didn't air programs 24 hours a day.

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I cropped the TV from Silver Foil paper, with the accent pieces in Basic Black. The DSP is from last year's Sale-A-Bration, called Pleased As Punch. The 'spoiler alert' sentiment is from a Sweet Stamp Shop set. The company no longer exists, so I can't find out the name of the stamp set, unfortunately.

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The inside sentiment is from two different Kindred Stamps sets, called The One With The Friend and Galactic Adventures The Third. This card is going to someone who watches a lot of TV/Movies and will get a laugh from the getting old bit. That's one of the things I love about making cards- the ability to make the perfect card for a loved one.

That's all from me for now, but please do pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you'll find the rest of this week's Design Team cards. You'll also find our linky, where you can enter your card in our challenge. Which two will you choose?

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday 16 June 2021

Colour Creations: Basic Grey

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Welcome to this week's Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are showcasing Basic Grey this time around. It's a dark grey from the Neutrals colour family that has been in the colour line-up a very long time.

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I decided to stick with Clean And Simple for my card, which uses the Suit & Tie Dies alongside the Biggest Wish stamp set. I cropped the three ties from my Neutrals DSP, after first adhering it to a layer of Basic Grey cardstock. This just gives the DSP extra strength so it won't sag when popped up on Dimensionals. 

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I made sure that when I cropped the knot part of the tie, I altered the angle of the DSP. This is most obvious in the striped tie. It gives a more realistic look to the knot.

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One final tie was cropped for the inside of my card, along with a sentiment from A Good Man.

Thanks for joining me tonight, please do continue on with the Blog Hop though. Next up is Rachel Woollard, with her gorgeous Basic Grey card.

Bye for now,

Tina



Here's the rest of this week's blogs, in case you come across a broken link:

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Kristine D'Auria

Tina Gillespie <== You are here

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss

Claire Daly

Christine Blain

Fiona Ryan

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Sunday 13 June 2021

CTC 322: Birthdays Section

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It's time once again for the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. Usually I say that it's a nice way to end the weekend, but that's not the case this weekend. It's a long weekend, so we still have one more day to enjoy. Yay!


This week we are asking you to CASE the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue, from pages 60 to 67. There's plenty to grab your attention there, but I couldn't go past this card.


I liked that the front was copped to allow the inside of the card to be seen from the front. I also liked the gradient of colour on the main panel on the front. While I was pondering on how to incorporate these two features into a new card, I also spotted the Butterfly Brilliance card on page 158. Bingo!

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Instead of stamping with the key colours, I used DSP and the Brilliant Wings Dies. The DSP colours are Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink and Pool Party, with a card base of Just Jade.

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The Whisper White panel over the top was cropped using the open butterfly die, and then each individual butterfly was cropped from the piece that popped out. The detailed butterflies are slightly smaller than the open butterflies, so it isn't too difficult to do this. I then just adhered them back into the appropriate opening.

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The sentiments I used are from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set. I really love the fonts!

That's all from me for tonight, but your job is just starting! We'd love to see which card from the Birthday section you will choose to CASE. Make your card, snap a photo and upload it to our Facebook group before next Sunday evening. Easy!


Before you dash off, please do continue on with our Blog Hop. Next up is the lovely Julia, who has turned a funny card into a sweet tag. You won't want to miss it!

Bye for now,

Tina