Sunday, 23 September 2018

CTC 197 Joyous Noel chistmas project

HI all, just a quick post today - where does the day go???
I was inspired by the gorgeous Feathers and Frost suite and the beautiful images on page 30 of the holiday catalogue.
I have played with it before and I love it and you'll see some of those samples here and here.

For this card I heat embossed the leaf image in white on Crumb cake and used the Call me Clover ink to colour in the leaves, and a white gel pen to colour in the berries. A few layers of coordinating Call Me Clover paper and card and there you have it.
The beautiful little birdie doesn't appear until the inside. I coloured these using the Stampin Blends- super fast!!! (Just what we need at Christmas). For the sentiment I had fun using the Christmas Traditions Punch Box and coordinating punch. You'll find this treasure tucked away on page 2 of the catalogue. It's kind of easy to miss as you head straight in for the major sets but it's very easy to use. And it comes with the Real Red and Call Me Clover Ink spots too. I'll have more samples using this coming up soon.

You can see I snuck in a little branch for him to sit on - easily punched using the sprig punch! I am so loving this punch.
I added a few white mini pearls to the front. 
There's lots to love in this section of the book. What will you make to share with us on our Facebook page?
Next on the hop this week is Judy. Her projects are always so detailed and precise.
and before me this week is the fabulous Julia
Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same inspiration pictures. Upload a picture of your project to 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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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Frosted Floral and Silver - super shiny!!, using up some little leftover pieces

When the paper is so lovely that you design a card to use the scraps!


The silver foil panel embossed with the Subtle Folder is just lovely.  There's a lot of sparkle and just a hint of palest pink in the pearls/bling.


I hope you have a creative week and remember,

"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Colour INKspiration #41 Regal Colour Family


Welcome back to Colour INKspiration for challenge number 41. Amazing that we have been going that long!! This week we are choosing any 3 of the Regal Colours - that sounds easy but it has really challenged me this time.



Here are the 3 colours I chose.


I attempted this card quite a few times and it didn't quite work as I had in my head, but it's nice and fresh I think. I love the 2 greens watercoloured together, and I painted a big sheet before stamping on it. ( I ended up with lots of leftovers and will have quite a few more cards to show in the next few days ).
The shaded spruce is a quite bluey- green so it contrasts nicely with the earthy nature of garden green.
One of my Mum's friends has been really supportive while she has been sick, so this is a thankyou card for her. 
The little timber heart has been embossed with white powder. ( I"m sorry these are retired but I have to use up bits in my stash- it's getting a bit unmanageable!!!)
Once I adhered the watercoloured panel to the blackberry mat I ran the whole piece through the Subtle Embossing Folder. This serves 2 purposes- it makes the whole piece flatter, and it helps bond the two pieces together - and as a bonus it looks fantastic and adds a bit of texture. I'm not sure if you can see it in this photo, but it's a regular trick I do.
All the images are from Petal Palette which hasn't seen much action in a while, but it's so easy to use.



I used some of the cast off bits for the inside. Blackberry Bliss is just such a delicious colour!


Before me this week is Lou, and next on the hop this week is Rachel, You'll love her Christmas creation.



Don't forget we love to see what you can create using the challenge colours, and post it to 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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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Monochromatic Birthday with some fancy labels


The Handmade Expo markets are on again this weekend and I have been trying to build up some stock.
How's this for a sweet Birthday Card, using up some prepared panels of the laser DSP white on white which I had done earlier.


So what do you do when you smudge the inside stamping? - make a label and stick it over the top of course. Nice to mirror the label on both the front and inside panels.
 ANd then the inside of the cover seemed to have picked up a few Mossy Meadow marks- so obviously we hide them by making some really obvious stamping.

A few little bling bits and one of those super cute silver candles and this one was done.
I still had another little panel, so this one came together quite quickly using up bits and pieces.
Thanks for looking today.

I hope you have a creative week and remember,

"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Sunday, 9 September 2018

CTC#195 Festive Farmhouse Inspiration

Welcome back for the second week CASEing projects from the Holiday Catalogue. There's a lot to see in those pages. I have a few projects for you this week which allow any DSP to be the star of the show. Of course I'm using Frosted Floral again because it's my fave. But I've also added in some easy elements with the cute wooden word embellishments from the Farmhouse suite.
Christmas cards need to be simple in my world. 
This one has a few layers to it for interest but it's not too fussy.
I've CASEd the card in the middle on the bottom of the inspiration picture on page 12.


You probably can't see it terribly well but I've painted the word using some of the returning Shimmer Paint- champagne colour here, just added on with a sponge dauber. (so glad to see that back in stock). I've also sponged Tranquil Tide , and some shimmer paint on the teeny tiny Christmas tree which also comes in that embellsihment set.

For the second version I heat embossed copper powder in the word. You need tweezers to be safe with this one., But it's very easy


I did also try a wedding card using the diecut word from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, and a sentiment from Better together.  In the end I think it's a bit busy but I've included it in the photo for you. Might have to rework that one.


Next on the hop this week is Bec, you'll love her project

and before me this week is Judy

The New Catalogue is available now. If you'd like a hard copy please get in touch, I'd love to get one to you. But here's a cute little snippet of some of the treasures inside the 2018 Holiday Catalogue


Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same inspiration pictures. Upload a picture of your project to 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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