Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Retro Sketches #35 - In My Flower Garden

Happy Halloween Everyone,
Today's post is for the Retro Sketches Challenge this week.  I stamped the flower image twice and then Punch flowers from various DSP using the Boho Blossoms Punch and the Spring Flower Bouquet Punch.  Sponged around the edges of the flowers and mounted some on Dimensionals and the rest on the card base.  I added some buttons, pearls and crystals for the centre of the flowers.  I wanted to add some twine or ribbon but didn't like the way it looked so I added the Border strip and stamped the sentiment onto it and extended the flower stems with a ruler and Old Olive Marker.

Stamps: S/U's Hello Blossoms (R), Occasional Greetings (R)
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Textured Old Olive, DSP Patterns Stack - Brights Collection and Subtle Collection
Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo
Finishing Touches: S/U Buttons, Crystals, Pearls, DMC Cotton Thread
Cool Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch, Spring Flower Bouquet Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Sponges, Ruler, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for visiting today.  Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 29 October 2012

Merry Monday #39 - Winter Bird

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week. I embossed the base mat with the Snowflake embossing folder, used some designer papers for different layers and stamped this pretty image. I finished my card off with some crystals and Silver Glimmer card. Pop on over to Lesley's blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams cards for some inspiration and join us for this weeks sketch and start your Christmas cards today.

Stamps: Inkadinkado 98396 Winter Birds, Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas
Card and Papers: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, DSP Polka Dot Parade, Celebrations (R)
Ink: Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Finishing Touches: Taylored Expressions Mini Blue Crystals, S/U Jewel Rhinestone
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Provo Craft Snowflake E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bigz Die Snow Flurry, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Freshly Made Sketches #58 - Happy Dirtday

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge this week created by Narelle. 

Thanks to Allisa I was awarded a Perfect Princess for this card at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: S/U's I Dig You
Card and Papers: Basic Black. Whisper White, S/U's Patterns Stack II (R), DSP Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: Porta Craft Silver Disks, Brads
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for popping in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 28 October 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch #3 - BOOOO!

Hi there,
Today's post is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge this week. I mounted the panel and mat on Dimensionals.  I enjoyed this sketch, it was a fun one to design with although at first I wasn't sure how I would make it work, thanks Design Team.

Stamps: S/U's Googly Ghouls
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP Frightful Sight (R)
Ink: Stazon Black
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities,  Papertrey Ink Spider Web Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for stopping by today.

Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Dynamic Duos #26 - Cupcakes

Happy Weekend Everyone,
Today's post is for the Dynamic Duos Colour Challenge this week. Our colours are More Mustard and So Saffron plus the allowed Neutrals.  I embossed the Cake Stand in White on Designer Paper.  The tops of the cakes and flowers have been dusted with Gold Shimmer Mist.

These Cupcakes were the inspiration for my card.  They were dusted with gold and were so delicious.  I did only eat one....LOL. 

Stamps: S/U's A Cherry on Top
Card and Papers: More Mustard, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, DSP Patterns Stack - Regals
Ink: Versamark, More Mustard, So Saffron
Finishing Touches: Gold Shimmer Mist, Pearls, So Saffron Grossgrain Ribbon
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Sponges, Modern Label Punch, Itty Bitty Punch, Large Oval Punch, Embossing Tool and Mat, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals

Twenty Six Challenges over Six Months have come and gone for the Dynamic Duos Design Team and sadly this will be my last post as a Dynamo. I would like to thank Lesley and the other Design Team Members for your friendship, lovely comments and emails. 
Thanks for visiting today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

CASology #16 - Wild About You

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for the CASology Challenge this week and the Cue Card Word is Wild. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the Penguin's on my card.  I water coloured them with Basic Grey and added some sea with Pool Party and finished off with some Dazzling Diamonds. 

Stamps: S/U's Zoo Review, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Card: Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Stazon Black, Pool Party, Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Aqua Painter, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for dropping by today. Hope your finding some time to stamp.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Cancer Fun Day October 2012

Hello Everyone,
Last Sunday I attended a Cancer Fundraiser Day in Perth organised by my stamping friend Pat Carr.  We had a most enjoyable day and completed the following gorgeous projects.  Andrea Buckland, Odette Kermonde and Pat designed the projects. I did change a few of the design elements a little and added a few extra finishing touches.
Lovely Name Tag made by Andrea Buckland
We stamped the Doily and then added the flourish.  The petals of the flower were punched with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch and centre using the circle punches. We added some tulle in the centre. The inside was decorated also. 

Love this beautiful card and the Poppy stamp.  The base was sponged and Airbrushed with a Marker.  We also sponged the main image panel and the inside after it was coloured with Markers and an Aqua Painter.  A couple of the flowers are cut out and mounted on Dimensionals. 

I love this idea, you add the strips to a piece of card 5cm x 14.2cm and then cut the shape, larger piece on the front and what's left over is used to decorate the inside. The flower is layered with the ribbon.

Beautiful Christmas card by Andrea Buckland.

Pretty card using the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set.
Gorgeous Christmas Ornament. We used a Glue Gun to put it together and the new Silicone Mats. Love the way we tied the ribbon, hangs beautifully. I will be making some more of these.
I adore this pre-made box that we decorated from Stampin' Up!  After the Very Vanilla panels were embossed we sponged them with White Shimmer Mist and then made the pretty bow on the top and added the decoration to the bottom edges of the box. 
Yummm... this was Afternoon Tea, they were delicious, and I did only eat one. They are made by a friend of Pat's.
Hope you enjoyed my preview of the day.
Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 22 October 2012

Merry Monday #38 - Vintage Deer

Hi Folks,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week. I wanted a Vintage look so I stamped the background with En Francais and the splotchy stamp from French Foliage and sponged the edges. For the deer I stamped twice, once on Very Vanilla and the other on Crumb Cake.  I cut out the deer stamped on Crumb Cake and masked the head and tail and stamped the snowflakes on his back. I didn't want the pennant layer to hide the image so I used a Window Sheet for my sentiment and finished off with the satin ribbon and a pearl.

Stamps: Flourishes - Flourished Christmas, S/U's Snowflakes (R), French Foliage, En Francias BG, Curly Cute
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Window Sheets
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Pearl
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape

I am also linking my card to the CHNC Challenge 95.

Thanks for popping in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Dynamic Duos #25 - Under My Couch

Happy Weekend Friends,
Today's post is for this weeks Dynamic Duo's Colour Challenge to use Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and the Desert Option is to use Dies. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - On My Couch Additions, S/U's Little Additions
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, DSP Patterns Stack - Neutrals and Brights
Ink: Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie
Finishing Touches: Black and Orange Grossgrain Ribbon, Pearl
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Couch Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for visiting today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Friday, 19 October 2012

Christmas Greetings

Happy Weekend Everyone,
Today's post is a card I designed for my Daughter Natasha as her Christmas cards. I have prepped everything and Tash will put them together.

Stamps: S/U's Snow Swirled
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Finishing Touches: Grossgrain Ribbon, Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Lacy Brocade E/Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig,  Fiskars Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for visiting today.

Cat's Ink Siggy