Sunday, 22 October 2017

Colour INKspiration #19 - Beautiful Bouquet

Good morning everyone, Happy Sunday!

It's so beautiful today on the Sunshine Coast, we have had rain for a couple of weeks and it is so good to see the sun out in full force today. My card today is a bit of a "sun-shiney" one too!

I've used the gorgeous stamp set Beautiful Bouquet and the matching thinlets Bouquet Bunch, no fussy cutting needed!! The colours I have used are below and are from the Colour INKspiration Challenge.

I love colour challenges!! This one was beautiful and immediately made me think of a bunch of yellow flowers. If you would like to participate in the Colour INKspiration Challenges just click HERE, you don't even need to have a blog, you just need to post to their Facebook page!

That's it for me now, thanks for stopping by!

Cheers Megan xx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

CTC150 - Fav Big Shot Project

 Hello lovelies! Really quick post this week as I am getting ready for a Stampin' Day Retreat and I didn't want to miss out this week (can you believe I had my project done last week but just ran out of time to photograph, edit and write the post, so frustrating! I need more hours in the day, "Who doesn't!", I hear echoing back!!).

This week we are CASEing our favourite Big Shot project from the  Holiday Catty. I knew straight away what I wanted to do, Christmas Quilt! It was the product that when I first laid eyes on the new catty, I thought " I HAVE TO HAVE THAT!" (yep capital letters were in my head!).

I CASEd the colour combo from the catty too, I love that Old Olive & Basic Black DSP and in this project I teamed those colours with the new Champagne Foil. I also used the new Crochet Trim, it's gorgeous!

To get the three different colours in the quilt you need to run the dies through the Big Shot three times, so I thought "waste not, want not" and decided to use up the coloured off cuts.

And finally here is the third, I love the fact that I didn't waste all those little bits and got three cards made. I also love that even though it is a Christmas stamp set, it is versatile enough to be used for other occasions, same goes with the colour combo!

All three cards got the same insert, quite simple, just the top & bottom embossed with the Quilted Embossing Folder (not sure if that is what it is a called but no time to look it up!). I can't decided which way I prefer it, debossed or embossed, I really like both effects.

Anyway, time to fly! Please join in on the fun and show us your CASE on our Facebook page, just click below ....

Also, don't forget to hop right around our blog hop and see what all the other amazingly talented ladies have produced for your viewing pleasure this week, just click below to see what Judy has in store for you!

Cheers Megan xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

CTC148 - Kits & Memories & More

Hi everyone it's Sunday and it is time for the CASEing the Catty blog hop. We are a group of demonstrators that love to take inspiration from Stampin' Up's! amazing catalogues and once a week choose a section to CASE (Copy & Selectively Edit). This week we are CASEing the Kits and Memories & More section from either catalogue.

You may be starting with me or you have hopped on over from Monique's blog, either way, make sure you hop right the way round and see some great inspiration from the crew.

My card this week is pretty CAS (Clean & Simple) I usually struggle with this style but when you are  CASEing it is so much easier to do something that isn't your norm.

I used my Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp to create a really bold background with Pacific Point and teamed it with some Lemon Lime Twist to give it a big contrast, some addition of silver heat embossing and mini silver sequin trims finished it off. I think I can also add this to my masculine stash of cards which is rather lacking compared to the rest of my stash!

The card I CASEd is the one on the far left in the picture at the start of my post.

Now there is two things left for you to do. Firstly, join in on the fun and try CASEing the sections yourself, for more info and to upload your creation on our Facebook page, click the button below.

Secondly, if you haven't been all the way around with the blog hop it is now time for you to hop on over to Krissy's blog and see what she has created for you! Just click the button below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers Megan xx

Happy 18th Sam! - CI18 & GDP106

This week we celebrated with one of my daughter's best friends, her 18th Birthday. It was a wonderful celebration and really reminded me that next year is a year of so many different possibilities for my daughter and her friends as they leave school and embark on the next part of their lives. If all goes to plan my daughter will be leaving home and studying in another state! Yep, still processing that....

Anyway I wanted to make a really special card for Sam and when I saw the colour palette from the Colour INKspiration challenge I knew it would be perfect.

 Next step was to figure out what layout to do for the card and Global Design Project came to the rescue with this sketch. For more information on the challenges click on the respective pictures to be taken to their sites.

Now I had better show you the card!

I used the Number of Years Stamp Set and matching thinlits to personalise the front with the number 18. The DSP is from the Whole Lot of Lovely range. I love the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder, it's great for lots of occasions and add some great texture.

The inside and envelope was personalised with Letters for You. You can't get anything more special than something personalised for you! I can make personalised cards to order for you too! If you would like a card for a special someone contact me and let me know, it doesn't necessarily have to be with their name on it, it can be any theme from baby to kids, male & female, special occasions or maybe just some thank you cards to have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cheers Megan xx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

CASEing the Catty 146 - Season of Glitz

Well hello Sunday, is it just me or do these weeks just seem to fly by?! You have either started with me or hopped on over from Rose's blog and this week you will be hopping along with us as we CASE the Season of Glitz section of the holiday catalogue, pages 20 - 27.

I received my Painted Harvest stamp set this week so I was itching to use it.! I love it! It is a two step stamp set and this gives the images so much depth. For the flowers bottom layers I used Flirty Flamingo and for the top layer I used Melon Mambo.  The middles were Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and the leaves were Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive

This is the card I CASEd.....

And here it is in portrait......

As always a little bit of love on the inside and envelope goes a long way!

We would love it if you played along! Just have a flick through the Holiday Catalogue pages 20 - 27, and whatever catches your eye - CASE. It might be the layout, like I did or maybe the colour palette or even just the stamp set itself, the main thing is, you are getting out those supplies and using them! Just click the banner below to go to our Facebook page for more info.

Thank you for stopping by today, it is now time for you to hop on over to Julia's blog, she has an elegant creation waiting for you, just click the banner below!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Guest Designer - Joy of Sets - Letter "T"

Just a quick post to share a card I whipped up for the Joy of Sets blog challenge. I'm Guest Designer for them this week and am very honoured.

Joy of Sets picks a letter each week and the challenge is to use a stamp set beginning with that letter. It can be a current or retired stamp set, so great for getting out some stamp sets that may have not had any love lately!

The stamp set I chose was Tabs for Everything, it is a current set in the annual catalogue and co ordinates with a really cute tab punch that goes really well with the Stampin' Up! Planner.

As you can see, I have not used the punch for this project but rather used the little icon stamps to create a graphic background with the Colour Theory Designers Paper. I simply masked of the separate areas and stamped away with Basic Black Archival Ink. It makes for a really simple but bold card, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cheers Megan xx

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Monday, 11 September 2017

WWYS #133 - Magical Mermaid

Hello! It's me again! I've been busy this week, lots of cards to be made!!

It's my pleasure to be the Guest Designer for the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog this week, each week they pick a stamp set to feature and for this week it is the beautiful Magical Mermaid stamp set.

I had so much fun making this card! There is two layers of watercolour background, I just kept adding layers, drying it and then adding another layer until I was happy with the result. Sometimes you just have to have faith in the process and be patient, at stages I was thinking, Yuk! Don't like that, but if you keep going and build the layers up, viola!

Some inside love!

To see what all the Design Crew have created for you click the graphic below, if you don't already own this stamp set, my prediction is it will be on your next shopping list.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers Megan xx

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