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It’s always fun playing with colour at Colour Inkspiration!  This week, we are playing with the new Brights collection.

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Aren’t they all lovely colours!  Now, don’t be like me and grab a colour that used to be in the brights to create your card!  At least I’m ahead for the Regals challenge in September!!

So our challenge this week is to create a card using 3 of these gorgeous colours.  You can add any of the basics as well. Oh and bling, if you want it.

I have been loving all the samples I’ve seen of the Postcard Pals set. I don’t normally go for such a detailed stamp but I just love those cute animals!

Now I did introduce a couple of neutrals to colour in the squirrel (whose name is George, btw) but I think you’ll forgive me. The base of the card is Coastal Cabana.  The next layer is Daffodil Delight which I’ve embossed using the Subtle embossing folder. I just love the gentle distressed look of this folder.

George is coloured with lots of Stampin blends.  For his body, I’ve used Crumb Cake, with Ivory for his cheeks.  His shirt is Bermuda Bay and the letter box is Soft Suede with a touch of Poppy Parade for the flower. Then a little bit of Granny Apple Green for the grass.

I created a frame in Bermuda Bay using my favourite Stitched Shape framelits and the layering square framelits.  The sentiment is from the Postcard Pals set as well.

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Isn’t George cute!!

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

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CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project

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I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games.  I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!

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We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!

I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.

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Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits.  I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.

I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square.  I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set.   As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!

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Next up is the awesome Peta!

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CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Oh and I used the Naturally Eclectic DSP as well.

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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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CTC157 – Case a Colour Combo

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Can you believe that in only 3 weeks, we will be preparing for the best day of the year!!  Can’t wait!!  (Although I have so much to do between now and then!!)

This week, we are casing a colour combo from either the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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I’m still needing Christmas cards, so I turned to the 2017 Holiday catalogue.  I decided to go with a non-traditional combination which I found on page 35.

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Isn’t silver and Pool Party amazing!

I don’t usually start with the end in mind (well, except for the fact that it will be a card! lol!) and today was no exception!  I decided to use the embossing paste and coloured it with a few drops of Pool Party ink.  I also added in a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter.   I then remembered that I got some Silver embossing paste in my pre-order of the 2018 Occasions catalogue, so I decided to give it a go as well.  As I’m needing a few more cards, I made two of each base.

The silver is a slightly different texture to the regular embossing paste and it took a bit longer to dry.

Whilst I was waiting for the bases to dry, I had a look through my Christmas framelits.  I decided to go with the retiring Quilt Builder framelits.  I haven’t actually used the framelit which embossing quilting lines so I decided to make that my feature.  And it looks amazing on silver foil!! The flower is also from the same set of framelits.

To create the banner at the bottom, I used the dotty thinlit from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits and added a strip of white cardstock down the middle, which I stamped with the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set.

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Here’s all the cards that I made.

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Next up is the talented Peta.

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CTC135 – Holidays

I’m finding it hard to believe that we are in July and we are casing the Holiday section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!!  I’m not ready for Christmas yet!!!

I decided to case the square card on page 114 of the catalogue.  Isn’t this a cute card!

I decided to do a direct case of this card first but then I made a couple of extra versions.  So here is the case version.

I used the Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon and of course, one of my favourite framelits – the layered square framelits. Oh and of course the stamp set is Oh, What fun.

Then I was inspired by the Painter’s Palette stamp set and the fabulous Wood Textures DSP stack.

For my third card, I used the Flirty Flowers stamp set and the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned how I love the mini gold sequins!  Just a little bit!! hehe

I hope you enjoy my cards!  Next up is the fabulous Monique.

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CI03 – Colour INKspiration

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We are back with the third colour challenge at Colour INKspiration.  We have had so many amazing entries for CI02, well done to the winner!!

Here are our colours for this week – Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Whisper White.  You can also add in a few neutrals, like basic black, crumb cake or any metallic.

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I decided to use a sketch to help me along, so I went to my favourite sketch site, Mojo Monday.  I liked their current sketch, 482,  so decided to use that one.

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I love the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I thought the kitties would be perfect for the squares.  I love all the layering framelits and that the Stitched Shapes framelits match them perfectly.  Without further ado, here’s my card!

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I even made an envelope!!  Here’s a close up of the kitties.  I used blender pens to colour them in.

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Next up on the hop is the lovely Krissy Buck.  I can’t wait to see what gorgeousness she has created!!

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Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

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