Sunday, 31 May 2020

#CTC271 CASE the New Catalogue Cover


Just one week of CASEing the new Catalogue Cover with the crew - hope you can play along, add your photo with the link over on the right. For Week 2 - we get to go inside the covers!!


Today I'm using the new bundle of Birds & Branches stamp set and Birds & More dies which you will find on page 120.

My inspiration has been the colour palette and I don't know if it has been written anywhere, but what I've guessed is: Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Bumblebee, Coastal Cabana and Rich Razzleberry. 

I stamped onto Whisper White scraps of card; a bird and eggs in Balmy Blue, another bird in Coastal Cabana, flowers in Blushing Bride, onto Bumblee cardstock a nest in Rich Razzleberry and diecut all out along with a tree branch in Bermuda Bay.

The greeting is from the retiring Stitched All Round in Coastal Cabana ink.

I've simply adhered all my pieces with multi purpose adhesive and matted with Blushing Bride onto a base of thick Whisper White.


I love the idea of limiting yourself to a set colour palette of ink and cardstock and seeing what comes out of it! 

Next up on the hop is Monique who has been playing with some new In-colours:

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Social Stamping - Hearts


Back with Kelly Kent's Social Stamping Blog Hop and the Covid theme of "Hearts".

If you'd like to check out the previous themes other blog hops telling a different part of the Covid story each week, click on Kelly's name above.

Hearts isn't something I use a lot of when stamping but last week I used the Puzzle Pieces dies for another challenge and had a bit of fun, so I thought I'd do something different with them using the heart shaped puzzle die. 

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I chose some of the Brights Collection colours and cut a heart from Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Pacific Point. I've run each through a different embossing folder and pieced them all together.
Bermuda Bay - Country Floral 3D
Daffodil Delight - Ornate Floral 3D
Melon Mambo - Bricks & Mortar 3D
Pacific Point - Subtle 3D
To make my life easier and because I didn't think I'd need adhesive sheets, I've punched a 1" circle and adhered each puzzle piece to it to hold them together - (mental note use adhesive sheet next time!!).  I've added all my hearts to a square of Whisper White which I've matted with Basic Black. My greeting is stamped in Memento Black ink from Peaceful Moments. I think it suits Kelly - "you shouldn't have, but I'm so glad you did" get us all together social stamping. And the good news is - she's extending the hop for another month, so keep checking back to see what everyone's up to.

The gold heart in the centre is a sticker from the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Sticker pack. I recently picked these up in the Clearance Rack and I believe as at today they are still there if they interest you. This was my first time using them and luckily for me, when I accidentally dropped it, the placement worked as it wasn't planning on moving!

To add a bit of a twist, I've punched some of the hearts from the retired Confetti Hearts Border punch and added one to each of the Melon Mambo sections.

To finish I've diecut a Rectangle Stitched die from Bermuda Bay cardstock, snipped it in half and adhered to the back of the matted square, then added it to a base card of thick Whisper White.

Thanks for stopping by, next up we have my friend Michelle from CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge: #keepstamping everyone! 😊



If you get lost along the way, click here for the full list of this week's Social Stampers..

Sunday, 24 May 2020

#CTC270 CASE Your Favourite Punches/Dies Week 2


This fortnight the crew are CASEing their favourite retiring punches or dies from either catalogue. I've gone with a die I thought I really needed at the time and have hardly used - can you relate? I still think it's great and need to give it a good workout to see whether I love it or lose it.

I've used a base of thick Whisper White cardstock. Initially I diecut a puzzle from Petal Pink cardstock and a piece of Bird Ballad DSP using the Puzzle Pieces dies and was going to mix them all up - however I decided that's not what I was after and ended up making two separate cards instead.

I've used the inlaid embossing technique. I randomly adhered the puzzle pieces to a piece of white cardstock and then embossed it with my Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder - another item I'm sad to see retire. I've matted one card with a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and the other with Pretty Peacock cardstock and added to the bases.



The greetings are from Peaceful Moments and stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White. I've punched this one out with the Everyday Label punch and added a Starburst punch shape in Pretty Peacock, with a couple of pieces of Petal Pink Metallic Edge ribbon. I've popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.


The greeting for the next card was added to a Rectangle Stitched diecut that was left over from another project. I've added it to a Pretty Pink Starburst punch shape and went without the ribbon as it was busy enough with the DSP but still popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by. We hope you'll play along and show us what your favourite retiring punch or dies are using the link over on the right.

Let's now visit Monique and her lovely butterfly cards: