Sunday, March 27, 2016

CTC 72 - Own Choice Sale-A-Bration

Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Blog Hop, this one is a little sad as it will be our last from the Sale-A-Bration products because SAB finishes on 31st March!  Hasn't that time gone quickly!

I decided to take inspiration from this image on page 13, and combine features from both the card and the bag.  

I loved the little bag so re-created it almost exactly, changing the ribbon.  I did like the effect of the flower and butterfly on the card, stamping onto coloured card stock and then fussy cutting them.  I decided to add these as an element to the tag.  Because I was using Blackberry Bliss for the butterfly I decided to emboss it in gold instead of just stamping.  

I hope my project, and those of the rest of the team, have inspired you to join in for the last of the Sale-A-Bration inspired hops.  If you do follow the link above to the CTC Blog where you can upload your project.

Time to head on over to Tricia's blog and see what she was inspired by.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ESAD Last Chance Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, this time it is to have another look at some of the great Sale-A-Bration items while they are still available, which won't be long because after 31st March none of these products will be available!  The Sale-A-Bration items are all earned for FREE with any purchase of $90.  

In my first project I have showcased two of the products, the Flowering Fields stamp set, and the coordinating Wildflower Fields DSP.  To soften the DSP I have sponged Blushing Bride more heavily around the edges and lighter toward the centre, I stamped the flowers and butterfly in VersaMark and then water-coloured over the top, then when it was dry used my Stampin' Write Markers to add some depth of colour to the flowers and butterfly.

My next card has more bold colours which is more my style.  This is a really simple card, again using the Wildflower Fields DSP, with a simple addition of gold ribbon and banner from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

Finally I was inspired to make another card to show off the gorgeous Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum.  I took a strip of the vellum and on the back of the vellum coloured the flowers and leaves at one end. Layering it over black card stock really makes the patterns and colours pop.  I have added a piece of the silver glimmer tape to the top and bottom of the vellum strip, folding it so that is isn't as wide as it comes off the roll.  Adding some rhinestones and a silver embossed sentiment.

Time to hop on over to Kathryn's blog and see what she has created to give a final send of to the amazing Sale-A-Bration products.

Happy Stamping

Mojo Birthday

I have had some time this week to play at my craft desk which has been really lovely.  I spotted the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and thought it would be perfect for a card I needed to make for my nephew's 16th birthday.

I wanted to keep it masculine but also a bit fun, so used my Bohemian DSP and embossing folder and carried the colours through the card.  This is my first card with the Number of Years stamp set from the Occasions catalogue, I am really hoping that this one makes it into the next annual catalogue.

I wanted to send my nephew a gift card, so made a little pocket that sits on the inside of the front panel of the card.  I love how the colours on the gift card tie in with the colours of the card, I am sure he will like it, even if he doesn't appreciate the coordination lol.  

Happy Stamping

Sunday, March 13, 2016

CTC #70 - Own Choice SAB

Welcome to another CTC Challenge Blog Hop, I have been off the radar the last couple of weeks, but back again this week for another Own Choice SAB.  These challenges have really made me look at our lovely catalogues in a different way, one of the things that I have really started to notice is all of the inspiration on the front cover of the catalogues, and the SAB Catalogue has quite a few samples.

I chose the card right in the centre of the cover, I think it was the bright colours that attracted me, and I love the Just For You stamp as a sentiment that really takes the focus.

I kept the card almost identical to the one on the catalogue because I liked it so much, however instead of using the orange tones for the butterfly accents I chose the Blackberry Bliss from the Wildflower Fields DSP from that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! I love this colour combo, the flowers on the background are also stamped with the Botanicals For You, this is such a great set with the main sentiment and then all the additional stamps that really compliment it so well.

You can join in again this week, just create a project taking inspiration from the SAB catalogue, and then add a link to your project on the CTC Blog, just click on the link above to take you there.

Time to head on over to Julia's blog to check out her SAB inspired creation.

Happy Stamping