CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge - #134

Monday 26 June 2017

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! Today my card is for CASEing the Catty Challenge and this week it is from the section of the catalogue "For Babies & Kids"! 
My card is based on the card at the bottom left on page 105 of the Annual Catalogue.  I really love this layout.

I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185) and picked out the gorgeous colours of the gems to colour my elements - Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Night of Navy.
The cake and greenery are from the Happiest of Days stamp set (143796) and the "Happy for You" is from In the City stamp set (hostess). The zigzag at the top of the banner is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547)!
If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of these products you can SHOP NOW at my online shop. Or if you are looking for a demonstrator please contact me.
I hope you have a fabulous week and see you soon.

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Thursday 22 June 2017

Welcome to the second Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The theme this month is masculine.
I've created this card with lots of different Stampin' Up! products. Firstly the stamping, the magnificent tree is from  "Lovely As a Tree", the sentiment is from "Lovely Friends" and the stripes (stamped three times on top of each other) are from "Butterfly Basics".

I've used a strip of Designer Series Paper from the new Color Theory Stack in Old Olive - this stack also comes in Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim and has 6 different designs.

The Old Olive Enamel Shapes are from the Brights Collection - I love these! And some Linen Thread to tie it up!

Lovely As a Tree is a really versatile stamp set and makes a perfect Masculine card - wouldn't you agree?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all the other lovely projects the Ink and Inspiration Team have to offer.
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Global Design Project 092 | Case the Designer

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Hello and welcome, today my card is for this week's Global Design Project #092 | Case the Designer and this week's "CASEE" is Steffi Helmschrott. Steffi has a lovely style with beautiful water-colouring.
Here's GDP's CASE definition:
"CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit - Remember that when you CASE a project you can take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colours, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own."

I took my inspiration from Steffi's layout and used "my new favourite" stamp set - Little One! The gorgeous designer series paper you can see around the edge is from the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.  The cardstock I've teamed up with this DSP is the co-ordinating Blushing Bride and I've added Flirty Flamingo for some contrast.
I stamped the stars in Daffodil Delight and then adhered the Enamel Shaped Stars on top of the larger ones. Aren't they cute?

Thanks for stopping by today and if you'd like to purchase any of the products used please click on my Shop Online Icon or contact me directly I'm always happy to help. 
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Dragonfly Duo!

Monday 19 June 2017

Hello and welcome! My creation today is for two challenges, CASEing the Catalogue and Colour INKspiration.

The inspiration for my card came from the bird card on page 98 of the catalogue for the CASEing the Catty CTC133 Challenge.

And the colours came from this lovely selection for the Colour INKspiraton CI11 Challenge.

I used the new Coffee Break Designer Series Paper as it has both Early Espresso and Soft Suede in it and added the Marina Mist by watercolouring a piece of Shimmery White cardstock for the dragonfly thinlits.

If you look very closely you can see that the Rhinestones have a faint blue tint - I ran them over the Marina Mist ink pad then embossed them with clear embossing powder.

And the background is made using the Embossing Paste with the cloud decorative mask. The embossing paste is fun and easy to use.

Thanks for stopping by today - have a great week and see you back again soon.
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Oh Baby Baby!

Friday 16 June 2017

Hello! Today I made this little card for two different challenges using the Little One stamp set and a bit of patience!
One is the Global Design Project's Theme Challenge of Wheels and the other is CASEing the Catty from pages 68-85.
I didn't have a particularly "wheel" kind of stamp so I decided to make my own baby buggy to go with the sentiment from the Little One stamp set. And as I wanted to CASE a layout from the Catalogue I decided on the ice cream card on page 82.
I was drawn to the colours and the clean lines of the ice cream card, and loved how the Designer Series Paper from the Petal Garden Stack teamed up perfectly for the buggy's hood - that's where my patience was tested!! I used the Layering Circles Framelits for all those different circles and the Softly Falling and Sparkle Embossing Folders for the buggy and white layering piece. I need to stop making baby cards - they're making me clucky!
Thanks for stopping by - have a fabulous day!
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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

Thursday 15 June 2017

Welcome to the second Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from New Zealand. I hope you enjoy my card showcasing one of my favourite carry over products.

I'm so pleased this stamp set Dragonfly Dreams and the co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are carrying over as they are one of my main go-to stamp sets for both male and female cards! Today I've stamped the sentiment in the new "Fresh Fig" ink to match the "Fresh Fig" designer series paper from the Fresh Florals stack. This paper is gorgeous, it has four designs in each of the new In Colours - Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. And of course there's the new co-ordinating Finely Woven Ribbon in all the new In Colors.
To create the paper for the baby dragonflies I washed Fresh Fig ink (using my Aqua Painter) over a piece of Shimmery White cardstock before cutting it with the thinlit.

And a little inside decorating ...
This card is on its way to my friend Lynn. We've been friends since we were 5 - yes a very loooong time! She's a great friend - loyal, honest and generous to name a few of the fabulous things I love about her! And I chose Fresh Fig as it's one of her favourite colours.
I hope the card you've seen here on my blog has inspired you and brightened your day. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid. Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You won't want to miss any!
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Welcome Little One

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Hello and welcome to our International Blog Highlights for the month of June. I am among Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to vote for my project.

The theme this month is "Baby".  I eagerly awaited my box of new Stampin' Up! products to arrive which included the "Little One" stamp set so I could make my card.

How cute is the little tepee? I'm looking forward to making lots more baby cards with this super cute set! For my card I've used Powder Pink, Smoky Slate, So Saffron and Basic Black inks with Powder Pink and Whisper White cardstock.

And I couldn't resist taking a photograph of the card with a little Powder Pink bonnet knitted for Abbey by her Grandmother. Sadly she passed away several years ago but it's nice to have this little memento that Abbey can treasure.
I love the little bunny so much I decided to pop one on the inside too!
Thanks for stopping by today. If you like my card please pop over to Kylie Bertucci's blog (using the link below) to vote for me. I really would appreciate it

The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop - how much fun would that be?

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