Sunday, 26 May 2019

#CTC230 Favourite Retiring Big Shot Project


Plenty of choice this week as the crew go to their Favourite Retiring Big Shot Project

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I've given some love to my Swirly Snowflakes thinlits as they haven't been used in a while, choosing the card in the picture on page 100 - top left


I've used the swirly flourish die from this set and randomly die cut a card from Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card pack. What I forgot about when I chose this die was that the whole middle piece drops out, but thankfully the Press and Seal came to the rescue and made it easy to line everything up. I've popped the card and all the loose pieces onto Stampin' Dimensionals and placed on a thick Whisper White card. 

The greeting is from Perennial Birthday, stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and cut out with the Rectangle Stitched framelits. I've adhered some Silver Mini Sequin Trim and a couple of Silver Foil swirls behind the greeting and also popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Using the Memories and More card made the top layer just a bit sturdier 


What's your favourite retiring Big Shot item? Why not use it to make a project and paste to our Facebook page before next Sunday evening? Just use the link over on the right.

Time now to head over to our lovely Kelly's page and see what she's been up to:


Sunday, 19 May 2019

#CTC229 Favourite Retiring Punch


What's your favourite retiring punch?
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Sadly for me it will be the Bunny Builder Punch... I love the set this punch co-ordinates with Best Bunny - they have some super cute expressions. I'd look forward to seeing you create a card with a retiring punch and add it to our Facebook page using the link over on the right.


I started in one direction and ended up in another! I found in my stash a Happy Birthday die which had been cut twice, once in Blushing Bride and once in Basic Gray, mounted together slightly offset then covered in Dazzling Diamonds, and I needed to use it. That meant I needed to alter the piece I had started with as my greeting no longer fitted in the space I'd intended it to go in.

I began with a piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP and used another retiring punch - the 1 1/4" circle punch - to cut three circles. I stamped 3 bunnies in Soft Suede onto Whisper White cardstock, coloured their ears and chest with Stampin' Blends then punched them out with the matching punch.  I adhered the bunnies in place and mounted them onto Coastal Cabana cardstock which was added to a base of thick Whisper White cardstock. I trimmed my Stampin' Dimensionals to add to the back of the diecut and placed it onto the front of the card. 


It did make it a hard one to photograph but looks fab in real life.


That left me still looking at my original piece of Wood Textures DSP which I am super sad to see retire. It already had 3 circles punched out of it, so I created another card as above using Fresh Fig for the mat. The greeting is from Best Bunny - stamped in Soft Suede, punched out with the Darling Label punch, popped onto Stampin' Dimensionals with added Rose Metallic Thread and stuck to the card.


Thanks for stopping by - please hop on over to see what Monique's favourite punch is:


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Kelly's Stamping Friends - Birthday Blog Hop


Back for another year of celebrating the birthday of my lovely Western Australia stamping friend - Kelly Kent and her Birthday Blog Hop!  Happy Birthday for tomorrow Kelly - hope you have a wonderful day x.

For my card I decided to break out some of my new catalogue goodies! 

I've used the large flower from Floral Essence to stamp my own background, masking as required and using Flirty Flamingo ink. I've made a banner of Whisper White and cut the top edge with the Stitched Rectangles for my faux stitching. I've then added a greeting from Forever Lovely - a great flowing font, again in Memento Black to tie in with the critter and mat. 

I'm really going to miss the cute puppies (Bella and Friends) and kittens (Pretty Kitty), so when I saw Over the Moon I knew it would have to fill the void! I've stamped Ms Cow in Black Memento ink, coloured with Stampin' Blends, then fussy cut her out. She has been popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals with added bling being a few metallic sequins and some Wink of Stella on the flower. (After referring to her, I am now wondering as it doesn't have an udder like one of the other images?? - oh well, never mind!)



Such fun images and greetings in this set.



I fell for this lovely sketched flower image when first introduced to it at Onstage with one of our make and takes. I chose to fussy cut mine and mat the DSP with Whisper, White, but this is roughly what we all went home with. There are four different flower images and the next one used here has three petals and a matching punch, so you punch two and layer them. Check out those fluffy little flower centres, and the coloured vellum. Hope you enjoy these little sneak peeks while you wait to get your hands on the new catalogue.


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Participant List:

1 Kelly Kent 
2 Shannon Kissane 
3 Tina Gillespie 
4 Monique Fielder 
5 Leonie Stuart 
6 Michelle Strazds 
7 Mandy Depiazzi 
8 Rochelle Blok 
9 Narelle Simm 
10 Catherine Creer 
11 Lou Kitzelman 
12 Sandra Collett 
13 Sharon Dalton 
14 Denise Buetler 
15 Siobhan Fitzsimmons 
16 Jan McQueen 
17 Cathy Pinchbeck 
18 Richelle Fletcher 
19 Melissa Gifford 
20 Rachael Lewsley 
21 Nicole Wilson 
22 Julia Quinn 
23 Sheila Pybus 
24 Leonie Schroder