CTC290 – Case the colours of the Plaid Tidings DSP

It’s going to be a short post today as I’m planning a busy day of watching Bathurst!! Fingers crossed for my boys, Red Bull Holden Racing!

This week, we are casing the colours of the Plaid Tidings DSP. Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White (You don’t have to use them all!!)

I haven’t used this dsp very much although I do like it! I’ve gone with one of Christmas papers (although not all the papers are Christmas themed). I also used a Mojo Monday sketch (you can see them all here).

I started with a Shaded Spruce base and added a teeny tiny strip of Mango Melody around the edge to give it a bit of lift. In the middle I’ve used the baubles from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set, which I stamped in Shaded Spruce and die cut using the Envelope dies. I then mounted them with dimensionals for a bit of a lift.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings, die cut using the Tasteful Labels dies.

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

We’d love to see your creation so please share over on at our Facebook group.

I’m off to watch the racing!!

Happy Stamping

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CTC289 – Case a Halloween Project

I hope you have had a great week! It’s certainly starting to warm up here in Queensland. I think we might be skipping spring and jumping straight into summer!

We are casing the Halloween projects of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

When I went to select my project, I realised that there aren’t too many Halloween projects to choose from!! Gee, who came up with this challenge! Oh yeah, that’s right, me!! I selected a card from page 75 which showcases the bundles of the catalogue.

Isn’t that a cute card and a great layout! You could do so many cards with this layout.

I used the Feels like Frost Specialty DSP as the background and then silver embossed the sentiment from For Unto Us on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. I used the Tasteful Labels dies for the sentiment. I added a piece of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon. Such a quick and easy card to create!

I hope you like my card and are inspired to give this layout a go.

Next up is the lovely Peta.

We would love to see your creation casing a Halloween project so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy stamping

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CTC288 – Case a Kit

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty! We are casing a card or project from one of the amazing kits in either of our Catalogues.

I have just purchased the Gorgeous Posies kit and I’m still waiting for it to arrive but this kit is just so pretty that I thought I would have a go at casing one of the cards.

I also went to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers on one of my days off. Actually it had actually finished but the flowers were still flowering! I was inspired by this photo of a gorgeous Iris.

So my background is a piece of DSP from Whale of a Time and I’ve used a piece of the Forever Gold Specialty DSP for the frame. Then I’ve used a piece of Purple Posy cardstock and stamped the flowers from To A Wild Rose in Purple Posy and Highland Heather ink. I cut the flowers using the Wild Rose dies. The sentiment is from Beautiful Friendship and I used the retired Roses dies for the shape. I added a piece of Bumblebee In-colour ribbon.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on at out Facebook group.

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Roses Dies


Welcome to another fun challenge at Colour Inkspiration!!

We are using Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana and Shaded Spruce.

I thought I would have a play with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and the matching punches, known as the Christmas Gleaming Variety Bundle. This is a set which has carried over from last year and I’m so glad that it has! And if you loved the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP from last year, it has also carried over.

I embossed the background using the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder. It isn’t specifically a Christmas embossing folder but it feels a bit that way to me!

I stamped three holly leaves and one of each of the ornaments in Memento black. I then coloured the holly using Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler blends (don’t tell Lou, I’ve added another colour in!!) I coloured the ornaments using markers, ink pad and aqua painters. I hand cut the holly and used the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack for the ornaments.

I used a piece of Snowflake Splendor ribbon to hang the ornaments from the holly.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 19 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Happy Stamping