I’ve found some MOJO

I’ve always loved the Mojo Monday challenges, which is a sketch challenge blog, although I don’t follow them regularly.  I was saddened to find out they have finished creating new challenges recently.  They did 500 sketches which is an amazing feat!

However, the sketches are still available on their site and on Pinterest.  I’m still going to use their sketches for inspiration as I think they are great.  So today, I’m using sketch 459.

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I had to use the Color Theory DSP Stack.  As I was trying to not use Berry Burst (I thought I should give it a rest!), I went with Dapper Denim instead.

I love the Big on Birthdays set and I haven’t use this stamp of the set yet.  I kept to the same colour theme for my ink and kept it clean and simple.  I also used the Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon and then cut a flower from the Support Ribbon framelits and added a Glitter enamel dot for a bit of bling.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Don’t forget you can still take advantage of the starter kit promotion.  For only $169 you get to choose $235 worth of product and receive an essentials gift pack and a sneak peak stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue, Carols of Christmas.

If you are interested, (go on, you know you want to!), just click here to go to my joining page.

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CTC138 – Holidays

It’s my favourite time of the week, when I get to share my latest card for the Caseing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop!

This week, we are casing the Holiday section again (you know, Christmas in July!!) pages 112-125 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of gorgeous cards in this section so as always, it’s hard to decide which one to case.

I went with the centre card on page 118, with the stripes.

I actually started off with a striped dsp but when I came to assemble the layout, it just didn’t look great.  I’ve cased the layout of this card, with a rectangle piece and the ribbon behind it.

I really love Berry Burst and the crinkle seam binding ribbon is just gorgeous!  So soft and easy to use.   The Big on Birthdays stamp set is one of my favourites, especially this birthday stamp with the flowers.  I stamped in Memento Black Ink and then coloured with the water colour pencils.  To create the pink flowers, I combined two pencils, melon mambo and rich razzleberry, and then blended with the blender pen.

Now you may have noticed that I have a Stitched Shape rectangle.  But we don’t sell rectangles, I hear you say!!  Well, you can make your own.

Step 1 – Cut a piece of cardstock the width of the framelit.

Step 2 – Place the framelit carefully over the piece, (you might feel more comfortable using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place).  Then run it through the big shot but don’t go all the way through.  Stop about two thirds of the way.  (You don’t want to cut the final straight edge)

Step 3 – Then turn the cardstock and place the die (sticking with washi if need be), then run back through the big shot, only going two thirds again.

I hope that helps you to create lots of rectangles!!

Next up is Rachel.

Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook group.  We have two winners, a most likes winner and a Crew pick.  You just need to get your entry in by Sunday 7pm and the winner is announced the following Monday.

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CTC110 – Party Animal

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Welcome back to another year of Caseing the Catty!!  I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year.  I’m coming to the end of holidays and back at work tomorrow.  I’ve had a lovely time pottering around at home and tidying up my craft room and doing some crafting.

The 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration catalogue started this week and wow, Stampin’ Up! have created two fabulous catalogues!

We are excited to case the Occasions Catalogue this week and the Party Animal section on pages 4-7.

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I decided to case the card at the top of page 6 using the Big on Birthdays stamp set.  I just love this set!

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I also love the Falling in Love DSP so I decided to combine the two.  To create the scallop edge, I used the Layering Squares framelits and cut out strips and joined them together.  I stamped the sentiment and flowers in Soft Suede and coloured in with Blushing Bridge and Old Olive using the blender pens.  Of course, you need a bit of bling, so I layered the new Very Vanilla satin ribbon and blushing bride sequins.

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I hope you have enjoyed my card!  Next on our hop is my lovely friend, Simone Bartrum.

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We are trying something new this year and instead of using a link up to join in with our monthly challenge, we have decided to create a Facebook group where you can add your entry. We would love to have you pop in and join us!!!

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Colour INKspiration Introduction

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I have some exciting news to share.  I’m on the Colour INKspiration Crew! It consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here’s the deal – 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. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

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.

So before we get started on 11 January, we are having a little pre-challenge to get into the groove.  Our colours are Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron.  You can add any neutrals or metallics papers that you like.  I was excited about this combo as Bermuda Bay is one of my favourite colours.

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So I just unpacked my pre-order parcels that I’ve had since the start of December and I just had to play with the Inside the Lines DSP which you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.  Yay!!  And of course, I had to use the new water colour pencils too. Fortunately there was a Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight pencil.   Oh my goodness, these pencils are amazing!  Even if you aren’t arty, they make your project look stunning.  All I did was a little scribble on the flower then used my blender pen to spread the colour around.

I also used the new Falling in Love embellishments. You are going to fall in love with these. So pretty!

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I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions but I do intend to send more birthday cards this year, so I wonder who is going to get this one.  If you would like me to send you a card, just comment below with your email address and birthday.

Don’t forget that the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration start on 4th January!! Woo hoo!!

Happy New Year!!

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