Monday, April 23, 2018

A Magical Mermaid

Hi!

I love the whimsy of the Magic and Myths SDSP. Have you seen it in the Occasions Catalogue? It's retiring at the end of the Catalogue, so you need to get it before it's gone.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Myths & Magic SDSP, Playful Backgrounds, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

For this card, I have fussy cut one of the mermaids. How serene does she look? I've layered her on top of a Swirly Scribbles die cut, the was in turn layered over some stamped bubbles from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Myths & Magic SDSP, Playful Backgrounds, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I also fussy cut a few more elements from the SDSP - the seaweed, seahorse and the seashell. They were so cute, and I didn't want to waste them.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Myths & Magic SDSP, Playful Backgrounds, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I carried over the bubbles to the inside. Playful Backgrounds is one of my favourite background sets, so I was very pleased to see that it's carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue.

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, April 19, 2018

JAI #405: Just Add Inspiration

Hi!

Yay for Friday!


It's time for the newJust Add Ink challenge, and it's an Inspiration Photo provided by Kelly.


Could you imagine waking up in that bedroom? I imagine it to be out in the country somewhere, and that you'd wake up to the sounds of nature all around. The natural place to start with my card was the Wood Textures DSP. How exciting to know that it will be carrying over to the upcoming Annual Catalogue. I'm so happy about this, as I felt I hadn't used enough this catalogue.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Delightfully Detailed, Wood Textures, Cupcake Cutouts, Stylised Birthday

One of the things I came home from On Stage with was a pack of the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper. It's absolutely stunning - a real must have from the new catalogue. One sheet has card front sized designs, and I used one of them on this card to soften all of the wood.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Delightfully Detailed, Wood Textures, Cupcake Cutouts, Stylised Birthday

I wanted to add some more colour to the card, so I took my collection of circle punches and added some circles in Pool Party, Night Of Navy and Gold to match the colours used elsewhere.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Delightfully Detailed, Wood Textures, Cupcake Cutouts, Stylised Birthday

I stamped Stylised Birthday on the inside, and finished it off with another strip of the Delightfully Detailed paper. Stylised Birthday is retiring at the end of May. Do you have yours? It's a great stamp that works well for any type of birthday card.

The team at Just Add Ink have outdone themselves with their cards for this challenge. Pop on over to the blog to check them all out, and to link up your entry.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SIP #146

Hi!

I'm back with another challenge card. This challenge site is a new one to me, I hadn't heard of it before I saw a card on FB that mentioned the site, so off I went to have a look. They just started a new challenge last night, which suited me perfectly. The team at Stamp, Ink, Paper are challenging us to make a card with a food or drink theme.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Stamp Ink Paper, Cool Treats, Eclectic Expressions

Once again, I went digging through my pile of retiring stamp sets for inspiration. I was tossing up between Cool Treats and Mixed Drinks, but I really wanted to try a 'wreath' card on my Stamparatus, so Cool Treats won the contest.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Stamp Ink Paper, Cool Treats, Eclectic Expressions

It's kind of hard to explain, and there are plenty of videos out there to watch, but you draw a template with two squares of equal sizes, overlapping with one turned 90 degrees, so you get an 8 pointed star. You then lay a piece of cardstock, cut to the same size as the square, over the template. I started stamping with the icy pole stick. I set it down so that it lined up with an imaginary line that ran from the centre of the cardstock to the corner of the cardstock. As you stamp, you then turn the cardstock so that the corner shifts to the next point in the star. LOL, you really should watch a video!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Stamp Ink Paper, Cool Treats, Eclectic Expressions

I used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay on my card. My first attempt at the wreath card was a little rough ( I won't point out my mistakes!), but overall I was happy with it. I'll certainly be trying it again!

Bye for now,

Tina

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

GDP #134

Hi!

Wow, I'm really on a roll this week with my card making! I'm having a lot of fun creating for some new to me challenges. I've known about Global Design Project for a while, but I haven't yet played along. Way past time to change that!


This is the fun sketch the team gave us to work with this week. I pulled out the retiring No Bones About It to make my card.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Global Design Project, No Bones About It

I started with the Pear Pizzazz panel. It's actually a smooshed panel, but I used far too much water, so I didn't get much variation in colour. Oh well! Rather than start again, I decided just to go with it. I used Shimmery White paper, so it still adds something more that just plain Pear Pizzazz cardstock to the card.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Global Design Project, No Bones About It

The dinosaur stamps have been well loved by me, as I have 4 great nephews (soon to be 5!) all under the age of 4. Having said that, I will happily wave them goodbye in just over a month, as there's a really cool set coming up in the new Annual Catalogue that will suit young boys (and girls for that matter!).

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Global Design Project, No Bones About It

LOL, I always love stamping a dino walking off the page on the insides of my cards. There's just something about it that tickles my funny bone.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, April 16, 2018

CTC #174

Hi!

One of the things I love most about the school holidays is the lack of places to be! The kids and I like keeping the holidays fairly low key to allow the batteries to recharge. All this means that I usually get a lot more time to stamp during the day, allowing me to take part in some challenges.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Petal Garden DSP, Tranquil Tulips, Thoughtful Banners

Today I'm joining in with the CASEing The Catty Challenge. This week they are challenging us to recreate a card from either the Memories & More or Hostess sections of either the Annual or Occasions catalogues. After a quick flick through both catalogues, the card that most caught my eye was the Feathery Friends card on page 220 of the Annual. I don't have the Feathery Friends stamp set, so I decided to substitute with another of the Hostess sets, Tranquil Tulips.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Petal Garden DSP, Tranquil Tulips, Thoughtful Banners

The DSP background is from the Petal Garden DSP stack. This is one of my favourite designs from the pack, which pretty much means I've hoarded it until that end of catalogue must use it up panic sets in. LOL!

The tulips are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum. I wish you could see the card yourself, because it's much nicer than it looks on screen. My photo editing program and I just couldn't get the colour any truer.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Petal Garden DSP, Tranquil Tulips, Thoughtful Banners

I stamped the tulips again on the inside. It's really hard to see, but I also sponged around them in Pool Party ink, just like I did on the front panel. It's a lovely sky effect, and finishes off the card nicely.

Bye for now,

Tina

Playing With Brushos

Hi!

Have you had a chance to play with the new Brushos powders yet? They are a lot of fun!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Brushos, Beautiful Bouquet, Daisy Delight, Coffee Break DSP

I was playing around with the Gamboge and Yellow powders to create this panel. I sprinkled the powders on Watercolour Paper, using mostly Yellow. A few spritzes of water and it's done! I didn't use too much water, as I wanted a speckled look.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Brushos, Beautiful Bouquet, Daisy Delight, Coffee Break DSP

The rest of the card was built around the Brusho panel. I quite like pairing orange with brown, so I chose Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso. Did you know that Tangerine Tango is one of our retiring colours? I think it's a colour I will miss! The woodgrain paper is from the Coffee Break DSP pack.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Brushos, Beautiful Bouquet, Daisy Delight, Coffee Break DSP

I love this sentiment! It's fabulous for so many occasions. It's from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, which is carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue. Yay!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, April 12, 2018

JAI #404: Just Add A Shaker

Hi!

Have you missed me? I felt a bit sorry for my poor, neglected blog, but my building work has finally been completed. I wasn't able to get into my craft space the whole 4 weeks of the work, so it's great to be back creating again. Last weekend's On Stage event was the perfect timing to reboot the ole mojo.


This week at Just Add Ink Di set the challenge, and it's to Just Add A Shaker. What an awesome challenge!


The best part about making a shaker card for me is choosing what will go inside the shaker. Sequins and glitter are fun, but sometimes you just need to think outside the box! While I was pondering, my eye fell upon a bag of dried lavender that a lovely friend had given to me, and that kick started my card.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Lots Of Lavender, Eclectic Expressions, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Lots Of Happy

I actually made this card before the renovations started and during the middle of Sale-A-Bration. I used two SAB stamp sets, that are now no longer current. The lavender image is from Lots Of Lavender. It's such a pretty set! It was stamped on scrap card and then fussy cut to layer over the top of the shaker window.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Lots Of Lavender, Eclectic Expressions, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Lots Of Happy

You may be able to see the second SAB set in this picture. I used one of the 'sprinkles' stamps from Eclectic Expressions to create a subtle feature across the front of the card. How lovely does the dried lavender look in the shaker window? It smells great too!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Lots Of Lavender, Eclectic Expressions, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Lots Of Happy

The Lots Of Lavender stamp set coordinates with the Lots Of Happy Card kit, so I used a sentiment stamp from the kit to complete the inside.

That's it from me for now - my first Just Add Ink card in little while. It's great to be back into the swing of things again! See you over at the JAI blog.

Bye for now,

Tina