CTC192 – Tranqil Textures


It’s been an exciting week for Demonstrators this week.  We have finally been able to register for Onstage in Orlando!!  And luckily, all 7 of us who are staying together, were able to register so Orlando Onstage Live, here we come!!!!  74 days until Bronwyn, Sandra and I depart.  I “may” have an app to count down.  Bring it on!!

So back on track with this week’s challenge, which is the Tranquil Textures section, pages 154-163 of the 2018 Annual Catalogue.


As I was flipping through all the lovely cards in this section, I decided to case the card on page 161.


I decided to cover a retired note pad I found in my cupboard.  I used a piece of watercolour paper and trimmed it to fit the note pad.  I then water coloured the background in Balmy Blue and let it dry.  I then embossed the sentiment in copper on a piece of vellum and I tore around the edges.

I then kept the same layout and added the branch and flowers the same.  I used a piece of copper trim down the side and added a bow which I then pulled apart (one of the things I love about the trim!!)


Here’s a close up of the bottom. Don’t you love that copper embossing!


Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.  I hope Marvi is making an appearance this week!


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Colour Your Season

esad colour hop bannerI’m excited to be a part of the ESAD Colour Your Season blog hop tonight.  This bundle is just so lovely but it’s only available for the month of August.

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You may have come from Fi Cobbin, or starting here with me.

I am starting to get in the Christmas spirit so I decided to highlight the lovely holly wreath and use my new Real Red Stampin’ Blends.  (New colours are coming in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue!!)

I just love the Stitched Seasons framelits and the double stitching.  I cut out a piece using the Under the Mistletoe DSP and then decide that I would make two cards and use the opposite pieces.  I also used my favourite Subtles embossing folder!



I hope I have inspired you to purchase this gorgeous bundle!

Next up is the lovely Narelle.

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Here is a list of everyone who is hopping today.

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CTC191 – Nature’s Poem


It is so windy at my place today!!  Wait, is the Ekka on?  You bet it is!!  It’s always windy when the Ekka is happening in Brisbane.  My kitty cats have a bad case of static from the wind.

We are casing the Nature’s Poem section, pages 142 – 153 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.


As I flipped through this section, I realised that I only have two stamp sets in this entire section!  Now don’t hate me, but I’m actually not a fan of tree stamps!  I don’t own Lovely as a Tree and I don’t intend to buy it (cos if I did, that would be the year it retires, lol!!)

For my card this week, I am casing the leaf card on page 144.


I was inspired by the leaves to use the Blended Seasons stamp set and framelits.  I started with Cajun Craze (yes, one of my least used colours!) and the Nature’s Poem DSP.  I then cut out a couple of leaves using the framelits in Cajun Craze and Mango Melody.  I then sponged the mango ones with Cajun craze to tone down the brightness.

I stamped the leaves from the stamp set and coloured them using the new blends coming in the Holiday catalogue, in Cajun Craze and Mango Melody.  I then cut out all them all out.

I cut a piece of the Copper trim and spread it out (watch out, it shrinks!!) and attached it to the left side of the card.

I then placed the coloured leaves on the trim and then tucked the framelit leaves in between.  The sentiment is from the Blended Seasons stamp set and I’ve cut it out using the Stitched labels framelits.  I also sponged around the edge of this too.    I added a bow in Copper trim and all done!


I’m really happy with how this turned out.  You know when you have an idea and it actually works!!  Most of the time, that doesn’t happen!!

The Blended Seasons bundle is only available in the month of August so make sure you grab it soon!

Next up is the lovely Julia.


We hope you can join in with us this week over on at our Facebook group.


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At Colour INKspiration this week, we are showcasing the Subtles colour collection.  So many pretty colours!


So our challenge this week is to use 3 colours and you can add basics as well (being white, vanilla and black).  I’ve used So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink with a Whisper White base.

One of my favourite embossing folders is the new Tufted folder.  Love!! I used this to add some texture to the background of the card.

I wanted to use my new Time for Tea stamp set, so I stamped in Memento Ink and then coloured in Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I actually fussy cut out the tea cup but I’ve just looked at the matching Spot of Tea framelits and there’s a cup!  doh, silly me!

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sea Foam.  I’ve also cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock using one of the framelits in the set.    I added a piece of polka dot ribbon for some more texture and three little flowers in So Saffron as well.


It’s very pretty in person!  I hope you like it!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Monique.  I wonder what she has created.


Make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook Group, here.

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CTC190 – Artistic Impressions


Can you believe we are in August already!!  This year is just flying past for me.  88 Days until I leave for Orlando!!

So this week at CTC, we are casing the Artistic Impressions section, pages 127-141, of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.


As always, there are so many gorgeous projects to choose from! I choose a card from page 135.


It’s actually my sister’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday Sue!  So today’s card is already in the post to her.  I used the Blended Seasons bundle which is only available in the month of August.  The only DSP that I had with a strip was the 2018-2020 In Colour 6″ x 6″ DSP stack so I used the Grapefruit Grove page.  I coloured the flowers using the Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and then cut them out.

I just love the matching Stitched Seasons framelits.  I love the stitching on the shapes!


Hopefully my sister will like her card!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia.


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Bonus Days are back!

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August is a fabulous month for Stampin’ Up!  Not only do we have the stunning Blended Seasons bundle, we also have Bonus Days!  What are bonus days, I hear you ask?

Well, for every $90 AUD you spend during August, you will receive a Bonus Day coupon code for $9 to spend in September.

And from 5 September, you’ll be able to purchase from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, so you can use your free codes to buy new goodies!!  It’s a win win for everyone!

Now make sure you keep your email with the coupon code as they are not able to be re-issued.  I’ve taken a screen shot of mine (yes, I already have some!! Yes more than 1!!) so that if I accidently delete the email, I’ve still got a record of them.

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If you have any questions about the Bonus Days promotion, please contact me and I’ll help you out!!

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It’s time to Colour Your Season!

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Have you seen this gorgeous bundle?  It’s only available in the month of August so make sure you pick yours up today.  You can visit my online store, here.

This bundle includes the Blended Seasons stamp set and the Stitched Seasons framelits.  You can also get a new set of the Watercolour pencils featuring 10 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colours, Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy.

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Isn’t the stamp set and framelits lovely?

Here’s a close up of the pencils.

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I can’t wait to play more with this bundle over the month of August.  Remember it is only available until 31 August, so don’t miss out!

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