CI08

I hope you enjoyed the last colour challenge.  It was so nice seeing everyone’s entries!!  Congratulations to the winners.

I found the colours for this next challenge to be, well, challenging!!  Definitely not colours I would put together myself but that’s the point of doing a challenge.  To try different combinations!!

In case you can’t read the tiny writing, the colours are Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

I decided to make my background using the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.  I hesitated to buy this set when it first came out in the Holiday catalogue but I liked all the samples I saw, so when I found it was carrying through, I purchased it along with the matching framelits.  But I haven’t used it until today!!!

Two of my favourite framelits at the moment are the Layering Circles (oh and the squares and ovals) and the Stitched Shape framelits.  They just go so nicely together.  My sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

I hope you have enjoyed my card.  Please leave a comment and let me know.

Oh and make sure you check out the clearance rack as lots of new products have been added.

Next up on the hop is Monique.  I can’t wait to see what she has created.

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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CTC125 – Favourite Big Shot Project

I can’t believe how fast this year is flying past!  We already have the retirement list out and, as demonstrators, we have already seen the next annual catalogue!

However, we are still enjoying the Occasions catalogue for another few more weeks yet! This week, we are casing our favourite big shot projects from the 2017 Occasions catalogue.

When I first saw the catalogue, I loved the Birthday Blast stamp set and the matching Star Blast edgelits. I was so excited when I won the stamp set at Prize Patrol at Onstage in November.  But I haven’t used it as much as I thought I would.  Unfortunately, this set is retiring at the end of May so make sure you grab yours soon.

I have cased both of the cards on page 11 of the catalogue.  I kept the same layout but I used some of the outgoing In-Colours.

I used Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron for the top card.  To jazz it up, I coloured the top star burst with Clear Wink of Stella.

For the next card, I did two versions, one with a silver doily and the other gold.  I can’t decide which one I like the best!  I used Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron for both cards.  Both cards were really easy to put together quickly.  Oh and if you love sequins, all colours are retiring so make sure you grab them soon.  But don’t fret, there’s something super cute to replace them!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Tricia.

Don’t forget that you can also join in with our weekly challenge on our Facebook Group.  Make sure you come and check it out!!

 

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CI07 – Flowers

I’ve had a busy weekend in Sydney at the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  It was great to catch up with some of the girls from the Colour Inkspiration Crew and get to meet up in person!

Our challenge this week is so pretty!!  Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight!!

I wanted to go floral for this challenge.  So I grabbed out one of my favourite floral sets, Flower Patch and the matching framelits, Floral Fair. As I was flipping through my framelits, I went past the Rose Garden thinlits, which helped me choose my sentiment piece.

For a bit of background texture, I used the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I also put some Wink of Stella on the flowers but it doesn’t photograph very well.

I hope you have enjoyed my card tonight!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Nicole.

 

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It’s time to retire!!

I wish it was time for me to retire but unfortunately, I still have a long time to go!!  But it is time for the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue retirement list!!

So many products have already sold out, so make sure you order your favourite’s today and don’t miss out!!

If you would like to see the retirement list in PDF of everything that is retiring, click here.

To go to my online store and see what is still available, click here.

Don’t forget to add in hostess code – XTGYCK6A – when placing your online order to go into the draw to win the hostess benefits!!

It’s always a sad day to see the retirement list but for demonstrators, it’s an exciting one as well as we get to see the next Annual Catalogue.  If you can’t wait until 1 June to see the new catalogue, you can take advantage of the starter kit and become a part of my team and you’ll get to see the new catty straight away!!   Talk to me if you would like more information.

Happy Shopping


 

CTC123 – Easter

It’s been an exciting weekend for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world.  We have just had Onstage 2017 which is a fun time for demonstrators to get together, all at the same time throughout the world, and we have just seen the next Annual Catalogue!  Yes, I have a copy in my hot little hands!!  But I’m not sharing it with you just yet.  You’ll have to wait until 1 June.

I also got to catch up with some of the CTC Crew in Sydney which was great!  Nothing like meeting up in person.  Here’s Liz Gross and I.  Bronwyn Eastley and I were shopping and ran into Liz!!

 

So back with the program!!  We are casing Easter projects this week.

I was flipping through the Annual Catalogue (gee, I should do that more often) and I came across this cute acorn thank card on page 36.

I decided to case the card at the top.  I used the same Sparkle embossing folder with a whisper white cardstock base.  Instead of using burlap ribbon, I decided to use a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock and cut it with the fringe scissors to make some grass.  I just love the Basket Bunch stamp set and the matching Basket Builder framelits.  The bunnies are just so cute!!

I stamped the bunny, eggs, birds and flowers in memento ink and cut them out with the framelits.  I coloured them using the blender pens and So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pool Party and Calyspo Coral ink.

To create the sentiment, I used a combination of stamp sets.  Happy is from Endless Birthday Wishes and Easter is from Crazy about You stamp set.

 

I’m hoping my nieces’ like the card as their Easter present will be inside!!  Not chocolate but tickets to a concert!!  Best.Auntie.Ever

Enjoy our hop this weekend!!  And Happy Easter!!

Next up is the gorgeous Kelly Kent!!

Hoppy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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CTC122 – Falling in Love

I have been looking forward to casing this section for weeks as it has my favourite ever DSP in it!!

We are casing the Falling in Love section, pages 50-54 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

I decided to case the card on the bottom of page 52.  These thinlits are just so beautiful.  I hadn’t actually used this floral piece prior to this card and I don’t know why I waited!!

Of course, my favourite paper, the Falling in Love DSP had to make an appearance!!  I cut out the thinlits with the dsp and then selected one of the background sheets for the lower portion.  I felt it need something to make it pop, so I used the Falling Petals embossing folder.  I did put some Stella on the banner and on some of the little embossed hearts.

There are just so many pretty cards in this section that I couldn’t just stop with one!  I also cased the gift bag on the right hand side on page 50.

I didn’t want to make a gift bag so I turned it into a card.  I cut out the hearts banner from the thinlits and added some lace and gold ribbon for a pretty touch.  I just got the Falling Flowers bundle so I had to use the framelits for the gold leaves and the pink pirouette flowers.  I used the Beautiful You stamp set for the sentiment.

I’m really happy with how this one turned out!

Next up is my lovely sister line, Mel Pagano, who I get to see next weekend at Onstage in Sydney!!

 

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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GDP – Casing Louise

I don’t get a chance to play along at Global Design Project often but I had a little time to play this week.  They are casing one of the talented designers this week, Louise Sharp.  I love her work so I was excited to join in!

 

I decided to case the layout and I wanted to use the Birthday Fiesta stamp set as I just love the Llama!!  I used the cactus piece of the Festive Birthday DSP as it’s also a little quirky!  I simply used the reverse side of this paper for the Melon Mambo piece.

The oval sentiment just grew as I started with the happy birthday then I noticed the floral stamp so I added that too!  Fortunately, it fitted into the oval framelits.  I just tucked the Llama in behind the sentiment for a little fun.

I hope you like my card, please let me know in the comments below.

Don’t forget that it is the last week of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you get your freebies soon!!

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 
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