Saturday, 26 December 2009

OCC Challenge - Happy New Year!!

Hi there,
Today's post is something I have been very excited about since late November.  My friend Jenny Gropp (One Krafty Kat) asked me to be her Guest Designer for her OCC Challenge on the 26th December, 2009.  My very first time as a Guest Designer Yahooooooo!!..................
The Challenge is to Celebrate - Food and Drink.
We have all been eating and drinking our way through the Holidays and in to the approaching New Year.  If you would like to join in create a card or project with some kind of food or drink theme. Go check out Jenny's blog she does some fabulous designs and her attention to detail is amazing.
I have created my designs to celebrate the New Year with some Festive Cheer. I made a Card,
2010 6 x 6 Calendar and a Wine Gift Box. You can find the tutorial for the Wine Gift Box on Makeesha Byl's blog Inkspirations. I kept my designs clean and simple.

The card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" finished size. 
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Amazing Creations #4 - Bears Celebrating R 963, Fern Gully Stamps Fireworks 61G1A, SU Send a Celebration (R), SU More Great Greetings (R)
Card: Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: Silver and Gold Pens, Crystal Effects, Bow Easy, Silver Cord, Cuttlebug, Plain and Scalloped  Circle Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Martha Stewart Stars Edge Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Mini Crystals (Taylored Expressions) Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Mini Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Amazing Creations #4 - Bears Celebrating R 963, SU More Great Greetings (R), Art Impressions M-2340 Streamers
Card: Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Plain and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Stars Edge Punch, Curly Label Punch, Black and Silver Satin Ribbons, Square Metal Stick Ons by Porta Craft, SU Post Page Protectors (Plastic Sleeve from SU's Linen Post Albums), Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Crystal Effects, Silver and Gold Pens, Printed Calendar available from Splitcoast Forums-Downloads-Templates-Cat's 2010 6 x 6 Stampable Calendar Template here.
The Wine Gift Box is made from 2 pieces of 12" x 12" Card.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Amazing Creations #4 - Bears Celebrating R 963, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Card: Textured Black and White, Unknown DP, Whisper White, Thick Card
Ink: Stazon Black, Bashfull Blue, Basic Grey, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip Markers, Gold and Silver Pens
Accessories: Black and Silver Twisted Cord, SU Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Martha Stewart Stars Edge Punch, Picking Shears, Gold Pen, Aqua Painter, Slot Punch, Silver Cord, Crop-a-dile
Hope you like my designs, I had a lot of fun creating and participating in this challenge.  Go check out the OCC Challenge Design Teams blogs and leave some comment love, it will be much appreciated.
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. Wow! You have totally outdone yourself. I love all the champagne!!! Love all the clean lines and simple layouts. You're awesome!!!

  2. Susan -- WOW, these are elegant, festive & fun all the same time! So wonderfully creative. I love the hanging calendar! Thank you so much for playing along with the OCC as our Guest Stamper today! Happy New Year to you and yours!!

  3. Wha a fun group of goodies Susan - I LOVE the calendar and beautiful card!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer on the OCC!

    Happy New Year ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

  4. Susan - what a fabulous project...I'm ready to come over and p-a-r-t-y!!!! Everything looks absolutely beautiful!!!

    Have a perfect new year and thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. Oh my goodness, Susan!!! What an AMAZING set you have created here! I love the little brads you put before the first of the month and after the last day of the month - that is marvellous inspiration for me as I am working on a calendar for my family!

    Happy holidays to you!

  6. What a yummy collection of goodies you have created. The combo of gold and silver make it so festive. Thanks so much for helping us kick off the new year at the OCC with your beautiful calendar. It sure to be a great inspiration to our visitors!

  7. I love your New Year-card! It's gorgeous.

    /Evelina, Sweden

  8. I love the fireworks card and just had to drop by and let you know...

    Paula. xx

  9. Cathy Wingeard6/3/10 11:28 pm

    Wow!!! I just stumbled onto your website. I am really impressed. Love, Love, Love all these designs!!


Thank you for your lovely comments.