I love joining in with Challenge blogs and this week at TGIF, they have set a technique challenge!! Watercolouring!!!
So, I have decided to find my inner “arty”. Apparently, she wasn’t hiding that far away!! I used the retired colour coach to come up with a nice combo of subtle colours, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand. I think they look very pretty together.
I then had a look at my stamps. I decided to use the large splat from the Perpetual birthday calendar set. I stamped it in the 3 colours on the watercolour paper and gave it a spritz of water to make the colours blend together. And because I’m impatient, I used my heat tool to make it dry quicker.
I knew I wanted to add a gold embossed sentiment and I couldn’t decide what would go. My fabulous friend, Emma, suggested that I use the flower from You’ve Got This, and I have to agree, that it looks pretty good!! I added some lace, a bow and stamped a small sentiment from Petite Pairs and punched it out with the oval punch.
When I came to photo the card, I realised that it’s hard to get a good picture of embossing. Let me just say in real life, it looks much better!!
I hope you like my card!! Please leave me a comment and let me know.
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Whilst I was having fun at convention last week, my two dear friends, Emma and Jess, who couldn’t come, ran an event for our non-convention going team members which we called Convention@Home. They did an amazing job running challenges, discussion and prize patrols!!
I tried to help out beforehand and made cards for some of the challenges they did. The first challenge was to use your favourite retiring stamp set. This was a bit hard for me as I have a few favourites retiring 😦 I do love Stippled Blossoms as it looks so pretty without being that hard to use.
I also used a Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.
I’m pretty happy with how my version turned out!
I’m so sad that the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder is retiring! It was my first folder (sob).
If you would like to see the retiring list of products, click here.
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So this week we are exploring the Baby section of the catalogue. There are so many cute things to choose from!! Almost makes me want to have a baby so I can make such cute things!!
So when I looked through this section, I found that I didn’t have many of the baby stamp sets. I really only need to have one set so that I can make cards for when my friends have babies. I had got the Something for Baby Stamp set and co-ordinating framelits during the pre-order period of the catty as I love it when things match!! Also, how cute is that onesie!!
So I thought I would case the baby shower decorations on page 72 of the AU/NZ catalogue.
But I didn’t want to copy it exactly, so I thought I would turn them into cards.
I have to say I love the duckie stamp and of course the framelit!! And I’m so glad the pram has a matching framelit cos I would not want to cut that sucker out!!
Let me know what you think!!
So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au
You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.
* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
Hope you can join in!!
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I came across the Festive Friday Challenge at Nicole Derendorf’s blog and thought it was a nice, easy sketch that I could do. I immediately thought of the Festival of Prints DSP stack in the Holiday catalogue.
It was hard to choose which paper to use, so I picked 5 different ones. My next dilemma was finding a small stamp to fit into the Modern label punch. Most of my small word stamps have retired but I managed to find one in the Petite Pairs stamp set which fitted nicely. I matted it on the ends and then added a decorative label punch with the silver glimmer paper as it is Christmas after all and we need to have some bling!! This would be a great card for mass production as it doesn’t take very long to put together.
I’d love it if you would leave a comment so that I know there’s someone having a look!
Here’s a close up of the bling.
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Paper: Festival of Prints DSP stack, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Decorative label punch, Modern label punch, silver glimmer paper.