Sunday, 20 August 2017

CTC142 - Love & Sympathy

Hello lovelies! Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Crew blog hop. If you came from Sandra's blog, thank you for continuing on to my blog, wasn't her card just beautiful. We are a group of demonstrators that love to take inspiration from Stampin' Up's! fabulous catalogues and once a week choose a section to CASE (Copy & Selectively Edit). Every catalogue has an amazing array of projects to use as inspiration for your own projects. This week we are covering the section, Love & Sympathy, found on pages 86 - 101.

My project this week is a CASE of the Tranquil Tide card, pictured below on the bottom very right.

Instead of making a card this week, I've made a decoration for the front of my Love Today Planner, it can be found on pages 12-13 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

I wanted to personalise my planner so it didn't look like everybody else's and when we get together there is no chance of going home with the wrong one! This is my planner with my CASE, you can see that I have taken the circular element with flourishes on either side and made it my own, literally, I've put my name on it!

To say I love my planner, is an understatement. Not only is it awesome for planning everything in my life but it is pretty too! I have been a bit precious with it though and hesitant to throw it into my bag and cart here and there as I was worried it would get a bit worse for wear and now I have a pretty decoration on the front (truth be told the cover is quite durable and as I said, I'm being a bit precious).  So what I did was cover it with the thinnest clear tablecloth plastic that you can buy. My local Spotlight store sells it by the metre. I covered it just like I would a school text book, securing it on the insides with washi tape (is there no end to it practical uses?!). The flexibility of the plastic meant I could pull it really taunt and it now has a really professional finish, if I may say so!

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Thank you so much for stopping by, it's now time for you to continue and hop on over to Monique, just click the badge below to see what she has for you, I bet you won't be disappointed.

Cheers Megan xx

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Colour INKspiration #15 & TGIFC#121

Hello everyone!

Just stopping by quickly to share a couple of other cards that I managed to do for some challenges this week. The first is for the Colour INKspiration Challenge, it's a fortnightly colour challenge and is a Facebook based challenge, so great for people who don't blog (click on the image below to go to the FB page).

This is the colour palette for this round.

I have used the Climbing Orchid stamp set and instead of inking it up with the ink pads have directly coloured with my markers. Just before stamping I have spritzed the stamp with water to give it a painterly watercolour effect. I also went in with my aqua painter to pull some of the colour out.

The other card I have completed is for the TGIF Challenge, this week they have a theme...

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I had so much fun making this card. Firstly making a wishy washy watercolour background, secondly using the embossing paste with the cloud mask and then finally colouring in one of my favourite stamp sets in the annual catalogue This Little Piggy. I thought the sentiment was very apt for the girlie theme!

Well that's it for me. I've just finished a weekend shift at work and I can hear a bubble bath calling my name!

Cheers Megan xx

Friday, 18 August 2017

Bike Ride Rainbow Butterflies!

Happy Fri-yeah everybody! I'm just dropping in to share a card I made today. I'm really happy with how it turned out. It was the result of me wanting to participate in a few challenges this week but being a bit time poor (having to work this weekend *sigh*) there was no way I was going to get even half of them done. So, what I did is combine four of the challenges. The first challenge was the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, this gave me my design layout. As you can see when you get to my card, I've changed the orientation from landscape to portrait.

Next, I needed to think of a stamp set to use. Problem solved! At What Will You Stamp their current stamp set is the Bike Ride Stamp Set.

The current challenge at Joy of Sets is using a stamp set beginning with the letter "B", tick that box also!

And over at SUO Challenges their theme for challenge #181 is Butterflies and Dragonflies, that's my fourth tick and in the process a card designed! I'd better show it to you hadn't I?

Super cute, don't you think? I love those little butterflies, they are cut with a tiny little die from the matching Build a Bike Framelits.

Inside and envelope love! The multipurpose sheets make adhering the border a cinch!

Why don't you consider doing some of these challenges? They certainly are a great jump of point and in my case today, pretty much designed the whole card! 

Thank you for stopping by today, have a fabulous weekend!

Cheers Megan xx

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

CTC141 - Birthday - Sweet Ride

Hello again! I'm back with the CASEing the Catty Challenge. This week we are CASEing from the Birthday section of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You may be starting with me or have just hopped on over from Peta's page, her project looked yummier than the contents within!

 This week I decided to CASE the top card on page 71.

The stamp set I chose is Bike Ride. Such a cute set! You can make all sorts of bikes and put all sorts of things in their baskest. Flowers, apples, books etc. My basket had to have a little dog in it, in honour of adopting Kobe, our foster pup. Yep, we were meant to be just fostering him..........  but he has just slotted into our family so easily and is such a great mate for our bigger dog Tilda, we just couldn't bear to see him go anywhere else!

As well as changing up the stamp set I also stepped it up a notch by adding an embossed mat. I love the bright combo of Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay, it makes me want to repaint my bike to the same colours!!

Some inside and envelope love! Washi tape makes it so easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! For more great inspiration don't forget to hop on around to everyone and see their awesome creations. Your next stop is Sandra who has a gorgeous, shiny creation for you, just click the button below.

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Cheers Megan xx