Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Happy Anniversary

Hi Ladies,
Designed this card for our eldest daughter's 8th Wedding Anniversary.  I punched the border edge, then punched the black and white heart shapes and mounted the black one on dimensionals so I could thread the ribbon through it, stamped the sentiment and then added the pearls. Hope you like it!

Key Supplies:
Stamps: Santa Rosa Happy Anniversary
Card: Black Textured, Whisper White, Cristina Re Embossed Card
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Friskars Heart Edge Punch, Pearls, White Satin Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Heart Nestabilities
Thanks for stopping by,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 28 September 2009

Back Pack Box

This is one of the 3D items I have made recently, a Back Pack Box.  It was featured on Splitcoast Stampers as a Technique Lovers Challenge No. TLC232.  They are very cute and easy to create once you print the template direct onto your cardstock.  I have kept it plain and simple only using the So Swirly Jumbo Wheel by Stampin' UP! to decorate the outside.

Key Supplies:
Stamps:  So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Card: Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Brad, Hat Elastic, Ribbon, Eyelets, Velcro Dots

Thanks for taking a peek,
Stampin Hugs,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #105

Hi there,
I had fun with Jen's sketch challenge this week, it came together very easily. 

I made the snowflakes by punching out the shapes and then dabbing them on the new Stazon Opaque Cotton White stamp pad that Stampin' Up! have bought out in the Spring Mini Catalogue, which will end on the 30th September.  I also used the Ski Slope Designer Paper from the Spring Mini.
Key Supplies:
Stamps:  Winter Post
Card:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stazon Opaque Cotton White
Accessories: Chocolate Stitched Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Large Corner Rounder (R), Cuttlebug, Argyle EB Folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Stampin Hugs,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #13

Hello Ladies,
I made this card for Makeesha's Colour challenge this week.  I thought about doing something feminine, but the colours are very male orientated so I went with a male themed card.

Stamps: Starring You
Card: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Brads, Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Stamperoo's Swap September 09

This month's swap was to use a stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. I used Tree Trimmings and made a few extra for the Festive Season.

Key Supplies:
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Best Yet
Card: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Removable Mask
Cat's Ink Siggy

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #13 - Sweet Pea

Hi there,
I made this card for Makeesh'a sketch challenge this week.  I love these colours together.  I cut out two extra flower heads and mounted them on the stem, to make a fuller flower stem like a Sweet Pea.  Hope you like it.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Level 2 Hostess Set Echoes of Kindness, On Your Birthday
Card: Black, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Walk in the Park DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Grey, Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Corduroy Basic Grey Button, Small, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EB Folder
Stamping Hugs,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Quick Sympathy

A friend needed a sympathy card and this is one I made for her. I love the JustRite Thinking of You set.  The verses are very appropriate for such a sad occasion.

Key Supplies:
Stamps: JustRite Thinking of You Set
Card: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Urban Garden DP
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Mini Heart Crystal, Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Bow Easy, Sponge 
Thank's for stopping by.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #12

Hello Ladies,
This is my creation for Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge this week.  I decided not to use Circle Circus which matches the Inspiration photo beautifully.   I went with the owl designer paper from Good Morning Sunshine as the large owl eyes and patterns on their bodies have similar similarities to the photo.  I don't own the Stampin Up set "Owl Together Now" so I used the only owl stamp I own from Inkadinkado to complete the card.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Owl
Card: Pacific Point, Yoyo Yellow, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DP
Ink: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Crystals, Sponge Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, Friskars Apron Punch, Dimensionals, Pinking Shear Scissors
Hope you like it,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 14 September 2009

Backpack Photo Album

Hi there,
I have been busy making a few 3D projects.  This Backpack Photo Album is one of them.  I found the instructions Here on Deena's blog.  I changed the measurements and increased the width and added a few extra elements.  I used Jumbo eyelets on the back, and also used the wider Baja Breeze ribbon.  All supplies are Stampin Up.
Front View
Side View

Stamps: Uppsy Daisy, Great Friends, Yummy, Pocket Sillouettes, C is for Cat
Card: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Urban Garden DP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Jumbo Brads, Baja Breeze Stripped Ribbon, Velcro Dots, 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Spring Mini), Embossing Tool on Cutter, Crop-a-dile
Back View                                                       
Inside View
Each page opening in the album has been stamped with a different set of stamps from those sets listed. If you would like any extra information on this project please contact me at
Best Wishes for a Happy Day,

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

New Grand Daughter's Baby Card

I made this card for our new Grand-daughter Jessica Jorja.  I stamped the image and coloured it in with my SU markers and aqua painter.  I used my nesties to cut and emboss the circle and the Labels Three mat.  I  embossed the card base with the Swiss dots folder and punched the edge with the Martha Stewart Doiley punch.  I embossed at the fold on either side of the ribbon with my Paper Trimmer, and added the ribbon and made a bow with my Bow Easy and used half a large glue dot to attach it.  I placed the main image and added the pearls.  I created the sentiment, punched it out with the Word Window punch and matted it on a Large Oval , which I pierced and added the pearls. I love this Penny Black image and that the card is so soft and pretty. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Penny Black 2073J Baby Hammock
Card: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Stazon Black, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Basic Gray, So Saffron, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel Markers
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch Doily, Cuttlebug, Circle & Labels Three Nestabilities, Swiss Dots EB Folder, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Satin ribbon, Pearls, Computer to Generate Sentiment, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Embossing Tool on my Paper Trimmer, Bow Easy, Glue Dot

Stamping Hugs, 
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Happy Father's Day


It's the first Sunday in September and that means it's Father's Day here in Australia today.  I made this card for my Husband.  He loved his card although he isn't sure about the buttons.  If only he knew how much bother I went to to put them there.  I was going to glue them in place but because I had put thread in the button holes and tied them off on the back they wouldn't sit flat, so I ended up pulling the card apart and redoing it and sewing the buttons to the ribbon. Besides buttons are popular at the moment aren't they!!!! Anyway after I played with it this is the finished result. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Penny Black Bubbly Clear Stamps set, More Great Greetings (R) 
Card: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Old Olive, Old Olive & Close to Cocoa Print Pattern DP (R)
Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip Markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Circle & Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Buttons & Thread, Double Stitched Gross Ribbon

Best Wishes for a perfect day,
Cat's Ink Siggy