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Sunday, 22 May 2022

CTC 370: CASE A Mini Bundle Project

 Hi!


Welcome back to the new CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. This week we are jumping back to the Mini Catalogue to CASE a project from the Bundles Section.


Hmm, a bit of a tough choice, but I eventually settled on this rainbow card from page 82. I liked the subtle background stamping, and that not all of the rainbows have colour.


I don't actually own the rainbow bundle, but that's half the fun of CASEing a project - using the products that you do have to CASE a project.  I haven't used my Beautiful Shapes dies very much, so I decided to pull them out for my card.

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I love the way that the hexagons and diamond shapes layer to create the multi-colour hexies. They kind of remind me of quilting!

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I paired the dies with my Biggest Wish stamp set. I thought that it was a good option for the bold sentiment, and as a bonus it has the lovely little crosses stamp that was perfect for the background stamping.

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A little more stamping on the inside and I was done!

Your part in the challenge is just beginning, though! Please join us in our challenge by posting a card in our Facebook group before next Sunday's blog hop. We'd love to see which bundle project caught your eye.


Before you dash off to get inky, please do finish our blog hop. Just keep on hopping until you get back to where you started. The next cab off the rank is the lovely Peta Stephen with a super-sweet CASE.


Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Colour Creations: Starry Sky

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Gee whizz! It's Wednesday night again, which means Colour Creations time. This week certainly has rolled past very quickly! This week it's Starry Sky's turn to shine. It's a lovely, deep blue.


I've once again looked to Brian King for colour inspiration. I chose the combo above as it's a more masculine combo, and I thought that it would slot nicely into my In Colour card gift set. You can't go too wrong with red, white and blue for males!

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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 had to use the retired Stitched Leaves Dies for the Silver Foil accent on my cards, as I don't yet have any of the new masculine stuff! If you were replicating my cards it would be easy enough to use a different accent piece.

That's all from me for tonight, but please don't forget to look at everyones's blog tonight. There's lots of gorgeousness to be found, starting with the lovely Rachel Woollard.


If you run into any issues, please pop on over to the blog of our lovely Hostess, Catherine Proctor. She will have a list of all participants to help get you back on track.

Bye for now,

Tina

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

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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