Memories and More – Color Theory cards

I’ve been trying to make my cards a little more simpler for my card classes and have been playing with the Memories and More card packs and in particular, the Color Theory pack.

This is a great suite of cards and whilst it was created with pocket scrapbooking in mind, it is also fabulous for card marking.

As our Aussie card size is a little smaller than US card size, you do need to trim them a bit.

For my first card, all I added was a double layer of the congrats thinlit from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit in Berry Burst and Crushed Curry.  And a little bit of Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.


For my second card, I went with a bit more extra detail.  I decided to use the Orchid Builder framelits and the matching Climbing Orchid stamp set.  Aren’t they just stunning!


These cards are so great for creating a stunning card!

Make sure you check out the rest of the Memories & More cards at my online store.

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If you would like to see more of the cards I’ve created using this pack, you will need to come to my card class on 20 January.  Send me an email if you would like to come!

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CTC161 – Sale-a-bration


I hope you have had a great week!  I survived the first week back at work and it seems like I was never away!

I am excited to share our first challenge of the 2018 Sale-a-bration Catalogue!  We are casing any of the fabulous projects from the SAB catalogue.


I decided to case the box on page 17, but turned it into a card instead.


I kept the same elements with a DSP background, a stamped background and of course, the amazing Celebrate You thinlits.

I used the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and based my colour choices on the paper.  I used the co-ordinating Lots of Love stamp set and stamped the flower in Pool Party to create a subtle background.

I then cut out the words in Calypso Coral and Gold glimmer paper.  Doesn’t it look pretty!!


Next up is Rachel, I can’t wait to see what she has created.


Make sure you join in with the challenge this week and share your project on our Facebook group.


Now if you love the items in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 order in my online store, here.  Make sure you quote my January Hostess code – 2KMG39ZU to go into the draw to win a prize from me.

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I found the Mermaid

I just love playing with Bronwyn Eastley’s tutorials for 3d cards!  This week I am using the Magical Day Double Z Fold Card.  You can check out Bronwyn’s tutorial, here.

Addinktive Design team button - December 2017I love the Myths and Magic Specialty DSP.  Every page is sparkly!  It’s also slightly thicker card stock so it’s good for a 3d card as it’s nice and sturdy.

My niece is turning 18 shortly so I thought this would be a great card for her.  I went with the Mermaid page of the DSP and fussy cut them out.  I also did a few of the shells and seahorses.

I used the SAB Celebrate You thinlits for the sentiment and layered it with Melon Mambo and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.




I used the Petals and More thinlits to create the seaweed.  I also cut a couple of the flowers from the Eclectic Layers thinlits to create the look of coral.

If you would like to purchase the tutorial to create this card, make sure you check out Bronwyn’s store here.

Don’t forget you can earn the Celebrate You thinlits for free when you place an order on my online store.

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Welcome back to a new year!  It’s been a while since I joined in with a Colour Inkspiration Hop but I’m determined to join in more regularly this year.

We are starting off with a lovely colour combo of Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.

CI25Now I have to confess that of the current in colours, Lemon Lime Twist was definitely not one of my favourites.  But I think I have actually used it the most!!  It just seems like a colour that goes with many others.

I’m trying to do more simple, easy to re-create cards this year, so that was where I started out.  I also wanted to play with the Petal Palette stamp set which is so lovely!

I inked the flowers in Night of Navy and added a Lemon Lime Twist branch as well.  I didn’t like how you could see the branch so I decided to ink the stamp on a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut it out.  I then used my aqua painter to fill in the leaves and flowers.  (Yes I know roses don’t come in blue, but it’s my favourite colour, so why not!)  I also put Wink of Stella over the flowers.

I then added a strip of ribbon and a bow using the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.  The sentiment is also from the Petal Palette stamp set.


I love how clean this card looks!

Next up is the lovely Julia.


Come and join us at our  Facebook Group and share your creations using this colour combination.

Don’t forget you can purchase these great products at my online store and earn freebies from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Click on the link below to go straight to my store.

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CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party


Welcome to a new year of Caseing the Catty!!  I am so excited to be back and casing the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

To start the year off, we are casing the Picture Perfect Party section, pages 4-9, of the 2018 Occasions catalogue.


This is a gorgeous suite but I decided to case one of the other cards on these pages.  I choose one of the cards on page 9 which features one of the funniest stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has done in recent years!  I just love the Birthday Wit set and I can’t wait to send these cards out!


I think this sentiment is funny but very true for us card makers!

I decided to use the free Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP and then made it standard size rather than a square.  I love the Stitched Shapes framelits so I grabbed the largest square for the sentiment.  I also used the largest square for the Calypso Coral piece behind it.  I used the colours from the DSP (so it all matches, ah happy place), and then hand cut the happy birthday sentiment.


I really like the layout of this card and the simplicity of it.  I also love one of the other sentiments in the Birthday Wit stamp set so I used the same layout.


Isn’t this funny!  Love it!!  I used the markers on the stamp to create the different colours.

Next up is the super talented Kelly who has a fabulous card for you!


Make sure you come and join in with the challenge at our Facebook Group.


If you like the Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP, you can earn this for free when you spend $90 on products.  Click on the image below to go to my online store.

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And don’t forget to use the January Hostess code to win a free Sale-a-bration stamp set


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Where’s the Mermaid?

Well it’s been a little while but I’m back creating with the AddInktive Design Team!   Bronwyn has been busy creating lots of fabulous tutorial’s and we shall be seeing many more this year as she has retired from her “real” job and will be focusing on her SU business.  (I wish I could too!!, Jealous much!!)

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So I wanted to have a play with the new Mermaid Shaker Box card that Bronwyn has created.  Check it out here.

I don’t have the Myths and Magic suite so I went through my 2018 Occasions catalogue to see what I could use instead.  I decided to use the Flying Home stamp set which I received for free at Centerstage (a leadership event) at Onstage in November.

I recently purchased the Naturally Eclectic card overlays which are in the 2017-2018 Annual catalogue.  I had not noticed these until now and they are lovely!!  They are 4″ x 6″ acetate overlays in white and gold.

I used the new Gold Glitter flakes as part of my shaker card.  Now make sure that you seal it up firmly otherwise those flakes can go everywhere!!  (Just ask me how I know!!)

I stamped the images from the Flying Home stamp set onto the Thick Whisper White card stock so that it was a bit firmer when I fussy cut it out.  I coloured it in with the watercolour pencils and blender pen.


Oh and I used the Naturally Eclectic DSP as well.


The sentiment comes from the Bird Banter stamp set and I used the Classic Label punch (but re-punched the ends so that I had a banner end).

If you would like to make this gorgeous box card, you can purchase the tutorial from Bronwyn, here.

I’d love to hear what you think of this card.  Oh and in case you were worried how this fits into an envelope, it does fold flat and fits into a standard size envie.

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It’s time for a new Catalogue!!

Can you believe that Christmas is over and we are already into 2018!

The only thing that makes it a little bit easier is the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the fact that Sale-a-bration has started!!  YAY!!!

My team recently held an online catalogue party which was great fun!  My upline sent out a few card kits prior to the event, and we had to create something to share on the night.

I got sent pieces of Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and some of the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  I already had the Cake Soiree stamp set and the matching Sweet Cake framelits (thank you, preorder!!).

I managed to create 3 cards out of the pieces and here they are!


For this first card, the coloured flower image and the silver vellum flowers come from the embellishment kit.  Aren’t they lovely!


On this second card, I have used the Sweet Cake framelits and one of the tag dies.  The photo doesn’t show how lovely and shiny the DSP is.  It has gorgeous silver foil accents.


For my final card, I wanted to showcase the gorgeous vellum flowers which are part of the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  I created my own background using the stamps from the Cake Soiree set.  The best way to showcase the flowers was to add a white background underneath so I added a banner for the sentiment.

If you are new to Sale-a-bration, let me explain it for you.  From 3 January to 31 March, for every $90 you spend, you get to choose a product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  There are two exciting Level 2 products which you can purchase when you order over $180!!

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If you purchase the Cake Soiree Bundle which includes the stamp set and the framelits, you will automatically earn a Sale-a-bration item for free.  Stampin’ Up! have really out done themselves with this catalogue this year!!  There are so many lovely products to choose from.

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When you place an order with me, don’t forget to use Host Code – 2KMG39ZU – to go into the draw to receive a SAB stamp set of your choice during the month of January.

If you host a workshop during Sale-a-bration, you can also earn extra Stampin’ Rewards!  When your party sales are over $400, you receive an additional $40 on top of the usual rewards! Email me today to arrange a date for your workshop at

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And of course, if you decide you would like to take the leap and become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now is the perfect time to do so.  For only $169,  you can choose $235 worth of product, and choose two additional free stamp sets.  You also get many benefits of being a demonstrator, such as receiving the catalogue before everyone else, being able to order products before they are released for general sale and of course, you get a minimum 20% discount on all your own purchases!  Sounds like a great benefit to me!  If you would like to know more, email me at or click on the image below and just sign up!

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I hope you enjoy my cards today and are inspired to get creating with the new goodies from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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