Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas Gift Set

Hi there,
My post today is a Christmas Gift Set I made.  Life, Family and preparations for Christmas took over in the few weeks before Christmas Day and I am just getting around to posting this set and Wishing everyone belated Wishes for a Happy Christmas. Hope you had a good one!!.......My Husband and I hosted our family Christmas lunch and dinner this year for 21 members of our family which was a small gathering compared to the number of family members there are.
I made a Card Holder with three cards, and a Tucked Away Box, there is a couple more items that I was working on that are not finished, I might upload them later. 

Key Ingredients:
Stamps: SU Holiday Lineup, Best Yet, More Great Greetings (R), Punches Three, Fantastic Foliage (R)
Card: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Dashing DP (R), Good Morning Sunshine DP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Oval Scalloped and Plain Oval Nestabilities, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Friskers Apron Edge Punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Cutter Tool, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Template by Lauren Meader for Tucked Away Box, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen, Liquid Applique, Various Markers, Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects

Hope you like my Gift Set.  I will be away for a few days, we are going on a short Cruise for New Year, so I'll be back next year with some more posts for you to enjoy.

Wishing all of my Family, Stamping Friends and Customers a Happy New Year!!!

Stamping Hugs,

Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 28 December 2009

Monthly Calendar Challenge - January 2010

Hello fellow Stampers and Scrappers,
I have decided to host a Monthly Calendar Challenge on my blog for each month during 2010. So we will see how it goes, I hope to inspire all of you to join in.  This month I am offering some Blog Candy to the Winner of my challenge and the design that appeals to me most. If you would like to play along, I would love to see your creations, see below for some guidelines.

January's Challenge will be Let's Party - Celebrate the New Year

I have made two calendars to kick things off. The first one is very fun and colourful. I used a base of Kiwi Kiss, Designer Paper by American Crafts, Image by The Cat's Pjamas - F-7467 Relaxing, punched out some extra circles added some balloon brads, and some sentiments from Stampin Up's Party Hearty and On Your Birthday.  The Calendar was printed from the Templates on Splitcoast Stampers by Cat.  Added some ribbon, staples, doodles, crystals and glitzed it up with my Gelly Roll pen.

The second one is more sophisticated and elegant in black and white with a touch of silver and gold.  I posted this on my blog as part of my Guest Stamper designs for the OCC Challenge this week, so go check  out the cards at Our Creative Corner and leave some comment love for the OCC Design Team.

The Recipe for this Calendar can be found in my last post on 26th December.

If you want to play along - here are some guidelines.

1. Make your creation on a 6" X 6" base, any medium can be used.  I find they fit beautifully into a Post Page Protector from the Stampin Up Linen Brag Book.  If you have a stand from Taylored Expressions or have made your own you are good to go.

2. Load your creation onto your Blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, with a direct link back to the post on this website, so that others viewing the post will know where the challenge has come from and check it out.
3. Then come back to this post so that you can add your name and link to Mr. Linky so everyone that participates can see your design.

You will have until Midnight of the 25th of each month to get your entries linked.
I will be announcing the Winner and Honourable Mention in the last week of the month and uploading my next month's calendar during this time.

So please join in and have some fun.  I look forward to seeing your Monthly Calendar designs.

Happy Stamping,
Cat's Ink Siggy

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

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Gift for a Friend

Hello Stamping Friends,
Today I have a collection of goodies for you to see that I sent to my Splitcoast Secret Sister Chantell Randell as part of her reveal gift.  I have already posted the card that I made for the Inkspiration Sketch Challenge this week, so refer to the previous post for details. 
The Tucked Away box was designed by Lauren Meader and is available at Papertrey Ink for you to purchase and download. It is a very easy and a quick box to make and has a significant WOW factor with the front flap wrapping around the front.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: SU Punches Three, Verve - Wonderful Wishes
Card: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Dimensionals, Computer and Printer
 The Picnic Box is another template by Lauren Meader and available at Papertrey Ink for purchase.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: None
Card: Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: None
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Brads, Computer & Printer, Piercing Tool
 The last items in the collection are made with the new Sweet Treat Cups featured in the Summer Mini Catalogue that runs from 1st December to 31st March 2010. I have filled them with some crystals and buttons, instead of chocolates or lollies.  The tag pulls out to reveal the goodies inside.  I saw the idea on Deann Olivers blog but she had combined them as a combination of three made with the same pierce of card, were I have made them singular.
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Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: 1 3/4" Punch, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Brads, Ribbon, Hemp, Sweet Treat Cups, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Buttons, Crystals
Thanks for taking a peek,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #17

Hello Stamping Friends,
I have found some time this week to participate in Makeesh's last Inkspiration Sketch for the year.  I hope you like my card.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle, Linen BG (R),  Best Yet
Card: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Holiday Punch, Curly Label Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Graham's Birthday

Hi there,
I made this card for my Husband's Birthday today.  Very quick and easy using the Star Punches and the Circle Nestabilities in my Cuttlebug.
Key Ingredients:
Stamps: Starring You, Sanded BG
Card: Kraft, Blue Bayou (R), Soft Sky (R), Spring Break DP (R)
Ink: Blue Bayou (R), Wild Wasabi (R), Sahara Sand
Accessories: Large and Small Star Punches, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Star Brads. Dimensionals. Piercing Tool
I hope to be back soon with some other projects I am working on.
Stamping Hugs,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 7 December 2009

Out on a Limb

Another project I have been working on, whilst preparing things for the festive season.  These 4 x 4 inch cards are so cute.  Lot's of cutting but well worth it.  I made the bird nest's using the small & large oval punches. For the clouds I punched out a scolloped circle and sponged around it.
Key Supplies:
Stamps: Cheap Talk
Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Kraft, Good Morning Sunshine DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories:  Sponge, Small & Large Oval Punches, Cuttlebug, Classic Circle & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Rhinestone Brads, CD Tin, Pacific Point Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crystal, 2 Way Glue Pen, Corner rounder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Piercing Tool
Thank's for taking a peek,
Cat's Ink Siggy