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Sunday, 18 March 2018

CTC 170 Friendships Sweetest Thoughts



Hello & Welcome to our fun Sunday night Blog Hop & Challenge. Today we are CASEing pages 28-35 in the Occasions Catalogue. This section is the Tutti Fruity section but covers lots of other products too.  




I have chosen to case the Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts cards on page34. 




I haven't joined in the hop in such a long time so I thought it was high time to get my fingers inky & join the fun.  As you can see I CASED all 3 of these cards because I couldn't decide which one I wanted to create! 




My 1st card I used the pretty flower cart stamp.  I changed the sentiment to Happy Birthday (from We Must Celebrate stamp set) as I needed a quick birthday card this week.  I also used the Berry Burst Sweet Soiree DSP, because I just love it so much!  I used Stampin' Blends to colour the cart image. These are perfect for creating pretty images like the cart in this stamp set.



My second card is similar to the yellow striped gift bag at the bottom.  I chose to use the Daffodil Delight honeycomb patterend DSP from the FREE Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP instead of a bag.  I've used an oval instead of a circle & added a silver doily instead of the clip. I used Stampin' Write markers in Emerald Envy & Flirty Flamingo with Momento black ink for the vellum piece. I did use the Emeral Envy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon, but moved it to the bottom of the oval instead. 





My third card is based on the top right card in the picture which I believe is a little gift card.  I have made mine into a small notecard & stayed pretty close to the card in the picture. I didnt emboss the Crumb Cake card base, but I did use the doily & Pool Party banner like the image above with the sentiment from the Perennial Birthday kit. I used Stampin' Blends to colour the flower pots & the pretty silver bakers twine from the Sweet Soiree section of the Occasions catalogue.




We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is Sandra.  I wonder what she has created for us today, just click on the Next blog button below.



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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Colour INKspiration #29


Hello and Welcome to our Colour INKspiration challenge!  This is a fabulous blog hop of wonderfully talented designers ready to inspire you in new and different ways using Stampin' Up! Colours.  Make sure you keep hopping all the way around!
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.
All entries will be via this Facebook group so make sure you add your creation there. 

It's been a very long time since I sat & stamped.  Everytime I tried, things just got busy & I gave up. Today I thought I would join the the Colour INKspiration blog hop & literally made myself sit down & stamp. I started with a card sketch & worked on 2 cards to add to this weeks hop. When it's been a while I find it easier to create from a sketch or CASE the catalogue.  Today it was just SO hard to even get started!   


Here is the gorgeous colour swatch we are working with this time around.

This photo conjures up vingtage lace & pretty flowers for me, however I just didnt have the mojo to actually create those things!  I have to admit, my cards are quite simple today but I am proud I actually made something.   Here are my two cards similar in design yet different in essence.





For my first card I have clear embossed the cake from Cake Soiree in Chocolate Chip.  I used the Garden Green & Blushing Bride markers to colour the flowers & embossed the back ground using the Sequins embossing folder.  I also sprinked some wink of stella over the sequins & flowers for extra shine, but it's not easy to see here. 



My second card uses the lovely new Springtime Foils DSP from the new Sale-A-Bration offerings.  It is such a lovely DSP & colours well. I used the markers once again on this flower & cut it out. The background is embossed using the Petal Pair embossing folder. I've added some Garden Green ribbon & the sentiment is from A Good Day stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.  



I really wasnt that happy with these cards, they were just not what I had pictured making, so I made another one.  This one was more what I had in my head.  I wanted a chocoltate cake as soon as I used the Chocolate Chip ink so I knew I had to have one more try. 



Thanks for visitng today.  To continue the hop just click onto the next blog to see what Mel has created for you - Oh my goodness it is simply adorable!  




Thanks for stopping by
Tricia



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