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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.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink, Team Events

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).

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Colour Combo, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 598 – Colour Challenge!

This week at Just Add Ink, we are doing a Colour Challenge. Apparently I chose the colours for this challenge. Funny, cause I don’t remember doing that!

In about 10 days time, it’s my Dad’s Birthday and it just so happens, that he will be visiting me. So I decided to use the colours, get organised and make a card for him, before he arrives.

Dad is a keen gardener – a very good one in fact. He always has a very well stocked and organised shed of tools (both gardening tools and mechanical / building type tools). For his card, I have used the Home & Garden Stamp set and dies.

The background is made with a stencil and embossing paste, that I coloured with Misty Moonlight ink. It adds great texture to the card which you can kinda see with the rough edges it created.

These colours are perfect for man cards – but they are also just as perfect for a floral card – you can see more DT examples at Just Add Ink. Have a go and share your creations with us too.

Big Shot, Butterflies, Challenges, Colour Combo, Fine Art Floral, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 593 – Colour Challenge

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Colour Challenge. The colours are bright and summery. Here is the card I made.

I created a background panel by tapping my ink pad directly onto the card stock. For the smaller panel I spritzed the cardstock with water and then washed it with an inked water painter. To finish the card off I added some little Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog so that you can have a look at what the Design Team has created and then join in on the Challenge yourself.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink #588 – Colour Combo!

Here’s the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week – its a bright and fun Colour Challenge using the 2020 – 2022 In-colours. Here is the card I made.

I used the Pierced Blooms dies to make some bright bold flowers. You can’t really see it in the pic – but I have used Shimmery White card – so it’s lovely and sparkly.

When putting this card together I also used the Catalogue for inspiration. I choose a page in the Catalogue to pick the layout from. The Page I choose was Page 103.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink – to join the Challenge and check out the Design Team Cards.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 575 – Colour Challenge!

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a colour Challenge. Pretty girly colours – Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Gold. So I made a Girly card with them.

I used the Dressed to Impress Stamp set and added some gold foil to a couple of spots. The background DSP also had gold in it too.

The fancy fold is an Arrow fold. It is quite easy and fun to make. I also made another colour version.

So try your hand at this pretty colour combo and share what you create with us at Just Add Ink

Challenges, Colour Combo, Fine Art Floral, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 565 – Color Challenge

Hello everyone!….well there’s only a couple of days left in July and what a stormy, wet and windy July it has been here. The amount of rain we have had, is unheard of. It seems every time I look out the window it’s chucking it down!

It’s time again for another challenge with Just Add Ink! 
This week we have a colour challenge with 2 of the In-colours and Basic Black.

I used the Art Gallery Stamp Set to make a floral card.

The Design Team used the colors in a variety of ways. To see their beautiful projects go to Just Add Ink. Perhaps you might join the Challange too.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 555 – Colour Challenge

Since returning from NZ I have had a quiet couple of weeks. It didn’t help that I have had a pretty bad cold…..but I think things just caught up with me after my busy busy couple of weeks. Anyway, at the same time, it has been nice to have some quiet time.

I had a lovely day crafting at the weekend when I made this card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge. These colours were suggested by Rachael and are lovely.

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set, Magenta Madness Ribbon and Just Jade dots

I also made another card with these colours using the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set..

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can join this colour challenge too. You can also see many other lovely cards featuring this colour combo, that have been made by the Design Team.

Hmmm, think it’s time to plan another quiet crafty weekend!

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 545 – Colour Combo

The latest Just Add Ink Challenge is here and it’s a colour challenge…Just Add Shades of Green. There are so many lovely shades of Green and I couldn’t decide which shades to use.

So instead of starting with colour, I decided to look at stamps and layouts. I said to my daughter “What things are Green”? She replied “Frogs, frogs are green” So that’s where I started.

Here is my card.

I used quite a few greens – Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow. This stamp set is called So Hoppy Together (now retired).

Here’s the link to the Just Add Ink Blog – so you can join in this Challenge too.

Challenges, Christmas, Colour Combo

Just Add Ink Challenge # 534 – Color Combo

This is how I feel this week….and it’s because Meeting Season 2020 is done and dusted. So I’m in Happy Celebration mode…….tired but happy!!

Well, not many days left till Christmas now……and what better way to create Christmas cards, than with a Christmas inspired Colour Challenge.

These colours have been suggested by Nikki – they are fun, festive and traditional.

For my card this week I have used the Sweetest Time stamp set and the very pretty Real Red Sheer Ribbon.

To check out more Christmas Cards inspired by these colours go to Just Add Ink. You can also join us for this Challenge by sharing your projects with us.