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Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 4

CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties

Today I am joining Bron Eastley’s 60th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop. We’re a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!  This is the forth Hop and the theme for our projects today is – CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties.

CASEing from the Catty is such a great way to start a card or layout. I often tell crafters that the Catalogue is not just a Catalogue – but a source of inspiration and ideas.

I myself, often use the Catalogue when looking for Colour combinations, Embellishment ideas or layouts.

For this Blog Hop I have put together 3 cards.

From Page 61 I CASE’d this card.

Here is my version:

I used the Hues of Happiness DSP and the In the Moment Stamp Set (Ohh love that Stamp set).

The next two cards really pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone because they both feature bright and bold colours.

On page 62 you will find this packaging idea that I used for inspiration for my next card.

Here is my version:

I used Parakeet Party card as the base, Hues of Happiness DSP with the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set. Then finished it with the Tahitian Tide Metalic Woven Ribbon and Daffodil Delight Glossy Dots.

Page 65 features this mini card. I used both the layout and the colours to make a card.

Here is my card

I used the new Splendid Thoughts Stamp set and Splendid Stems dies – that just happen to be on Page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue (July-December 2022).

This was really fun! I think I will go off and CASE a few more cards from the 60’s pages. While I am doing that – you can head off to the next Crafter in Bron’s Blog Hop. Next up is Cathy Proctor. Click the link below to visit Cathy’s Blog.

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Just Add Ink # 610 – Inspiration Challenge

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. It features black and white pictures with colourful balloons.

Here is the card I made:

I used a stencil to make an interesting Black and White background. I used the “Hey Girlfriend” stamp set (retired) to add a pop of colour.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink – here you can see the great creations by the Design Team as well as join this Inspiration Challenge.

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Just Add Ink # 608 – Colour Combo

Hi ya,

Just Add Ink Challenge time again and this week we have a colour challenge.

The colours are bold and vibrant and quite autumny. I decided to use the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set to make my card with.

Follow the link to Just Add Ink to join this challenge.

Last weekend I went to a Team stamping afternoon. We did a Shoe box swap. That means we all designed a card and then provide the materials & supplies for 10 others to make it your card.

We all moved around the room to different places, until we made 10 different cards while 10 people make the card the you design.

It was a really lovely afternoon and I came home with some great cards.

Here are some of the cards we made (not all mine though).

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Just Add Ink # 607 – Choose Two!!

Hi ya,

I decided to play along with the Just Add Ink Challenge this week. I put a fun card together that I am going to send to one of my Friends.

To make this card – I choose some bold colours – Night of Navy, Mango Melody, Real Red and Crumb Cake. I then decided on the layout.

I used a stamp that I have had in my stash for a long long time. It’s perfect for this Challenge because it features both the Coffee Cup and Tea Cup, the Beans and the little Sugar cubes…..cute aye?

I am going to send this card to a friend of mine – she drinks tea and I drink coffee and we often get together to download the week we have both had.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to join this challenge and/or check out what all the Design Team have made.

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Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop #3 – Inky Blues

Happy Friday everyone,

It’s time for Bron’s 3rd Birthday Blog Hop. Bron’s favourite colour is Blue. So the theme for this months Blog Hop is INKY BLUES.

Blue just happens to be my favourite colour too. I really like all shades of blue – dark, light, bright….doesn’t matter, I like em! So this was the perfect theme for me.

The card I made started with a base of Pacific Point. I stamped the flowers from Bottled Happiness with Pacific Point and Night of Navy Ink.

Last weekend, it was my Birthday and I received some lovely hand made cards.

My sister, Nadine gave me a great fancy fold card – that I just had to CASE. So I continued the Blue Happiness and put together another card.

Here is the card I got from Nadine – Haha, just realised it’s Blue too! Pretty!!

So here’s my take on this Fancy Fold. I adjusted the fold and dimensions slightly.

There is very little stamping on this card (only the Sentiment). I have used the Hues of Happiness DSP and lots of fussy cutting.

I can’t wait to make my way through the Inky Blues Blog Hop to see what the rest of the group have made. The next stop on Bron’s Birthday Blog Hop is Jan Clothier. Let’s go and see what Jan has created…….

Here are more of the handmade cards I received.

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Just Add Ink # 606 – Sketch Challenge.

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Sketch Challenge.

I decided to flip the Sketch to make my card and used the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set with a selection of colours to create a multi-coloured panel. I then cut the panel to match the sketch.

For the embellishments and sentiment I used the Art Gallery Stamp Set, Sunflowers Dies and a little bit of White Bakers Twine.

The colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody.

Follow this like to Just Add Ink to see the fabulous cards the Design Team have made for this Sketch Challenge.

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Just Add Ink # 604 – Case Yourself!

Hi ya, well here’s an interesting Challenge! Just Add a Case of Yourself!

So that means CASING a previous card that you have made. It could be from a previous JAI Challenge or perhaps a card you have created, that you love.

This Challenge made me go back an review a whole lot of Challenges and pick out a few of my favs, that I will share with you at the end of this post.

The card I chose to CASE was from Just Add Ink Challenge # 400 (18 March 2018). Such a pretty card with soft colours and a Bokeh background.

I decided this time to create a Bokeh background using really bold colours. The colours are Merry Merlot, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide. I then decorated the Card using the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see and the CASEd Projects from the Design Team and join in on this Challenge.

Below you will find pics of a few of my other fav cards.

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Just Add Ink # 602 – Choose Two!

This week Just Add Ink is running a Choose Two Challenge. The items you can choose from are Stenciling, Heat Embossing and Texture Paste.

If you saw my last Blog post you would know that I have been creating some groovy cards this week and here is another one.

I used a groovy stencil to create a fun and colourful background. Then added a heat embossed sentiment as my 2nd Choose Two element.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see all the other Design Team projects and to enter the Challenge yourself. Have fun stamping!

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Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 2

Hi there, it’s time for Bron’s 2nd Birthday Blog Hop and what a fun theme we have this month!

These Blog Hops are in celebration of Bron’s 60th Birthday. Bron has got together a group of Stamping Friends to celebrating her 60th Birthday with a series of blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!

Blog Hop # 2 is a 60s Retro theme.

As soon as I saw this theme I knew I wanted to use the Pieced Blooms dies (even though I used them for Bron’s blog hop last month). To me, they just fit the retro theme. I enjoyed making this card and love all the bold colours.

I hope you will continue to hop around all of the blogs in the 60’s Retro Blog Hop. Please follow the link to the next stop which is Sara Levin. Hope you enjoy all the Retro projects.

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Just Add Ink # 600 – Inspiration!

Hi everyone,

Well it’s been quite a week here! I’m on holiday from work at the moment but have not really done anything because I have Covid, along with others in my household. Therefore we have been Isolating at home. I have so much time on my hands – but not even ventured into the craft room!

Lucky for me I made a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge in advance. The Challenge is an Inspiration pic that was suggested by Kerry.

I used some alcohol inks to make some autumn coloured vellum and then cut out some leaves. I used the Burlap stamp (Retired) to create a boarder for the sentiment.

Now that I look at this Sentiment – it definitely sums up this week for me!

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team have come up with and also to join in on the Challenge.