Sunday, 9 December 2018

CASEing the Catty-#207, anything but a card- has to be a tin of cards!

Hello, it's such a busy time of year this was a super quick project to add to my stash of gifts for Christmas. I love the copper tea tins for sets of cards, they look so great packaged up and I had quite a few at the markets recently.
This one uses one of the coming stamp sets which we received at Onstage."Incredible Like You" I think these make lovely appreciation, birthday or encouragement cards so I have left the inside blank
I have used Soft Sea Foam, Blueberry Bushel, Garden Green and Melon Mambo on a base of Grey Granite.
I was inspired by the decorated tins on page 14 of the annual catalogue.

The front of the tin has a 3 x 3 square which is indicative of the cards inside, and the tin is wrapped in a strip of 2" DSP.
 I can;t believe it but I've now run out of 3 x 3 envelopes! so this ended up as a set of 6 - usually I do 8. The tins are a great size.

 And here's a few of the other tins I had at the markets.

I hope your Christmas Prep is going well- my list doesnt; seem to be getting any shorter but I think I have ticked off a few things today.
Don't forget we love to see what gorgeous things you are inspired to make from the Catalogue. Please post a photo of your projects to our Facebook page.

Hop around to see if there is anything that inspires you to get your gifts in order!

next this week is Sandra

and before me this week is Peta

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Colour INKspiration #46 Beautiful Bright Blooms

Welcome back for another round of creating with colour - and what a stunning colour palette this week.
I have tried a completely new style and playing with watercolour for this card. It's not perfect but it's ok for a beginner!
the aim is to get a large "drop" of colour and try to get the bulk of the colour at the base to form a more concentrated colour arc around the bead of liquid for the blooms. Not very obvious in the photos.
I added the stems with a black journalling pen, although I did stamp the stamens from the Colourful Seasons set.
The leafy undergrowth is one of the lovely plants from the hostess set Seasoned with Kindness.

It was quite a fun technique and I'll keep working on it. Here is another colour combination, and I also did some Dandelions with this technique too.

I think they make quite a funky look and will suit some of my nieces more than the regular floral cards I make. I do love the hand doodled stems of little leaves.

Next on the hop this week is Rachel, and she has created something lovely again this week.

Don't forget we love to see what these colours inspire you to create. Show us  a photo of your project on our facebook page.

  I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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Sunday, 25 November 2018

CTC205 - CASEing a Birthday card with a Christmas twist

Welcome back for another week. We are taking a Birthday card and CASEing it with A Christmas Twist. (copy and selectively edit)
Would you believe I am still drawn to Watercolour Cards?? I know hard to believe right?
I have CASEd a card I've done before from page 23.
I just love the little bird from Feathers and Frost, and the sentiment is from
Wishing you Well. The sprig punch just makes it all so easy.

You may recognise this card. Although I didn't do any stamping on the base layer, I have run the watercolour card through the Subtle embossing folder after I attached it to the green mat. It just stabilises the watercolourpanel, makes it flatter and makes it look like a piece of art!!

To be perfectly honest I have quite a lot of Emerald Envy (retired) green cardstock so I used that for the mats and there is a mix of Garden Green, Soft Suede an Emerald Envy in the watercolour panels. The little bird is coloured with blends which is super fast and easy.

A little bit of Tranquil Tide glimmer for a few sprigs adds just enough sparkle to qualify for a Christmas Card!

Before me this week is Sandra

next on the hop this week is Monique

Don't forget we love to see what you create too and you can join in our Facebook page with a photo of your project.

If you would like to order any of the sets or the tools you need to make this just click on any of the images below, and don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is less than $250. You will still have plenty of time to make these for Christmas if you order soon.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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