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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.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink # 596 – Sketch Challenge

This week I have been making cards using this Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge.

I used the New Horizons DSP, which is so lovely just on it’s own.

I also created a card using the Home and Garden stamp set and dies.

If you follow this link to Just Add Ink you can join in the Challenge too – while also seeing other Design Team cards made by the Design Team.

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

3D, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 573 – Sketch

This week I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Expressions in Ink DSP, with the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge to make this card.

The Expressions in Ink DSP is so lovely – it features an Alcohol Ink effect with touches of gold that really makes it glamourous.

I created a little window in the card and a tri-fold element inside to feature a few more tulips.

I think I will be using this sketch again to make a few more cards. You may want to do that too. Follow this link to Just Add Ink and share your projects with us, while also checking out the Design Team projects.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 571 – Lines!

I had fun with the Just Add Ink Challenge this week……Just Add Lines!

I had a number of idea’s – some of which I still might makes sometime soon, but I ended up making cards using a new die that I got recently.

The Lines that I added to my cards are “Wiggly Lines”

I used the Expressions in Ink DSP with 3 of the current In-colours – Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen.

This was a fun and colourful way to put some quick cards together.

Perhaps you might Add Lines to your projects this week and then share them with us at Just Add Ink. You can also follow the link to Just Add Ink to see how the Design Team have Added Lines.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 569 – Just Add “N”

Hi ya, we had a glimpse of Summer this week with a couple of really lovely warm sunny days. Unfortunately it was back to showers, wind and coldness again today. But hopefully, that won’t last for long. It did get me thinking, that it kinda went with my Just Add Ink card (theme) this week.

The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add N. That could mean anything starting with N – be it a stamp set, colour or theme.

For my card I decided on the theme of “Nature”. Here is my card:

I used the Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Greenery DSP (retired).

As I took a few pic’s of my card, I noticed how lovely some of the plants in the garden were looking. I even ended up taking a few pics of them too. Look at the colours and glossiness!

If you would like to Just Add N this week – share your projects with us at Just Add Ink.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 563 – Sketch Challenge

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

I made a couple of cards using this Sketch.

For the first one, I made a panel with the Expressions in Ink DSP and Gilded Leafing. The Polish Pink card stock, Ink and Ribbon are bright and pretty.

For my next card I used DSP again. This time the Bloom Where Your’re Planted DSP. The featured plant was fussy cut from the DSP – so it was a quick and easy card.

And lastly, I used a couple of retired Stamp Sets to create a cute and fun little Snail card. I love the texture of the Embossing paste too.

Perhaps you will be inspired to use this Sketch for your projects this week too? Go to Just Add Ink and share your cards, 3d items or Scrapbook layouts with us.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 557 Inspiration Challenge

The Challenge this week at Just Add Ink is an Inspiration Challenge. The idea is to use this picture to inspire your crafting. There are so many things in this pic that you could pick up on…..the walls, the fireplace, the plants, the wooden elements and so much more.

The elements from the pic that I used were the white bricks, wood grain and plants. Here’s my card

The woodgrain DSP and Brick wall embossing folder that I used are now retired. I used several different die cuts and a couple of stamps too. I also decided to use different colours from black, browns and greens.

If you would like to have a go at this Challenge – go to Just Add Ink. There you will see other examples of projects for this challenge and also be able to share your project with us.

Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Sunflowers

Social Stamping – Change

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Hi Everyone,   it’s Social Stamping time again and the theme this week is “Change”

There definitely has been a lot of Changes over the past few months.  I’m sure you will agree, it has been a strange year so far.

  • I’ve stayed at home more
  • 16 weeks working from Home (with a few more to come)
  • Not seeing friends in person so much – but a lot of online contact
  • Zoom – took on a whole new meaning
  • My face to face Card Classes have moved Online – which has been fun!
    • Let’s just say, my technical knowledge and ability has been on a steep learning curve!
  • At work, Client and Shareholder Meetings have been Virtual and Online
    • I worked on one AGM where participants were in 4 different countries and 7 different time zones!
  • Home schooling was for everyone!  Parents LOVED it – not!
  • People are not so keen to greet each other physically now – elbow pumps are the thing!
  • Anytime anyone coughs or sneezes, they get the death stare from those around them

And I am sure there are many many other changes too.

For my card this week – I decided to make a card that changes.  I made a Shutter card using the Celebrate Sunflowers and Forever Greenery suites.

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The back ground changes when you pull the tab.

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In the background, I used the Forever Greenery and Flowers for Every Season DSP.

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This was a fun card to make – it kept me busy for quite a while.

So what changes have you seen or noticed through out this Covid / Isolation time?

If you started at the beginning of this Social stamping Blog Host, you have now hopped though to the last blog.  From here, you can go to the main post where you will find the full list of participants in the Hop.   Alternatively, click on the next button below and you will go to the Host of Social Stamping, Kelly Kent.

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Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 512 – Sketch

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At Just Add Ink this week, we have a Sketch Challenge.  Here is the card I made for the Challenge.

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As I looked at the Sketch, I wondered how I could make it more than just a card……so I came up with the idea of making it into a pocket card.

JAI # 512a

The products I have used all come from the Forever Greenery Suite.

  • DSP = Forever Greenery
  • Stamps = Forever Fern
  • Dies = Forever Flourishing

JAI # 512b

JAI # 512

To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there.