Thursday, 31 March 2011

Clean and Simple Challenge #133 - Birthday Girl

Hi Folks,
This card is for the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge this week.

Stamps: S/U's Create a Cupcake
Card:  Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake
Embellishments: Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon, Button, Embrodiery Thread, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch,
1 3/8" Circle Punch, Build a Cupcake Punch, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Polka Dot EB Folder, Crop-a-dile, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Needle, Pinking Scissors, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Thank you for visiting, come again,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Inkspiration's Sketch Challenge #63 - Nature's Elements

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for the Inkspiration's Sketch Challenge this week.  I decided to get back to nautre and I love the outcome, hope you do to.
Stamps: S/U's Inspired by Nature, Every Moment, So Happy for You Sale-A-Bration Set, Nature's Nest
Card: Soft Suede. Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Embellishments: Hemp
Tools: Aqua Painter, Cutter Tool, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Masking Medium, Sponge Dauber
Thanks' for swinging by today,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Just Add Ink #61 - Just Add Stamps Only - Buttons and No Bows

Happy Wednesday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Just Add Ink challenge this week, to use only stamps and card. No embellishments, no punches, no ribbon .....  So isn't it a big challenge to do just that!!  I know I wanted to add more, especially seeing I have lots of new toys to play with from the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue that will be available from the 1st of April.  
Stamps: S/U's Button, Button, Sew Suite, So Happy for You Sale-A-Bration Set
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals
Thanks' for poppin in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Pals Paper Arts #86 - Embossing - Meet Me at the Cafe - The Play Date Cafe Colour Challenge #74

Hi all,
Today's post is for the Pals Paper Arts challenge to do embossing on your card.  I have embossed just about everything, the card base, flower pots and the leaves with embossing folders and the flowers I hand embossed to give them some shape.
I used the pretty colours from the Play Date Cafe challenge and the image for inspiration.  Love my finished card, it came together step by step as I put the card together, it was going in a totally different direction when I started. I embossed the main image and paper pieced the ladies dresses and coloured the rest of the image with my markers. 
This card was awarded the Cream in Our Coffee award from the Play Date Cafe.
Stamps:  My Favourite Things - Meet Me at the Cafe, Create a Cupcake
Card and Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Lovely Lilac (R), Lavender Lace (R), Patterns Pack II , Designer Series Patterns Pack - In Colour
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point, Lavender Lace, Blush Blossom, Bravo Burgundy, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, S/U's Square Lattice EB Folder, Tim Holtzs Bricked EB Folder, Small Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 2 Step Bird Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Heat Tool Clear EB Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Fiskars Cutter, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Scissors, Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber, Embossing Tools, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 28 March 2011

Blue Vase - Delft Tile Technique

Hello Friends,
It's great to be home and finally able to post again.  I am dying to get back into a creative mode, so hopefully I will be back with some more card challenges soon.
For today's post I have had a go at the Delft Tile Technique following a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers by Julie Warner.  I visited a couple of stamping friends in Perth for the day and this is one of the things we tried.  A very big thank you to Andrea and Jan for your hospitality, I had a fun time catching up with you both and swapping ideas.  We changed things a little from the directions to make it easier to sponge the squares.  I have scored the squares at 1 3/8" and used the 1 1/4" Square Punch to create a template out of acetate to sponge the inside of each square.  My finished card is an A5 in size.

Stamps: S/U's Elements of Style, Punch Potpourri, Afterthoughts (Hostess), Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 1
Card: Brilliant Blue (R), Whisper White, Glossy Card, Clear Acetate for Square Template
Ink: Brilliant Blue (R), Bashful Blue
Embellishments: Organdy Ribbon, Silver Pearls
Tools: Fiskars Cutting and Scoring Tool, Ornament Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Sponge Dauber, Brayer, Scissors, Dimensionals
Thank's for taking a look today, let me know if you like it.  Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Craig's Birthday

Hi there,
I made a Gift Card Holder for my Son In Law Craig for his Birthday.  I used the new Decorative Label Punch to make the mat for the sentiment. 
Stamps: Lucy's Stamps - 1536Ll Golf Clubs Lrg., S/U's Create a Cupcake, Send a Celebration (R)
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EB Folder, Martha Stewart Party Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Cutter and Embossing Tool, S/U's Word Window Punch, S/U's Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape
I am baby sitting again so this will be my last post for a week or so.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Stamperoo's March Demo Swap - Tulip's

Hello Friends,
I made today's post for our monthly Stamperoo's Demo Swap. The embossed edge is a sneek peak at one of the new items coming out in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue which will be available from the 1st April until the 31st July 2011. The tulip flower is made using the Owl Punch.  I cased the idea from  I did make mine a little differently from the directions but the basics are the same.
Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Card: Old Olive, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Framed Tulips EB Folder, Small Oval Punch, 2 Step Owl Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponges, Sheet of Soft Craft Sponge, Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Glue, Double Sided Tape
Thank's for stopping by today.  Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #59 - Curtin Call Colour Challenge Act #71 - Fabric of Friendship

Hi there,
Today's post is for two challenges this week, the Inkspiration Sketch Challenge and the Curtin Call Colour Challenge.  I used a 1998 Stampin' Up! stamp set called "Fabric of Friendship" for the challenges.  Fabric, buttons, twine and anything to do with sewing are very popular at the moment in stamping circles so I thought I would recycle this set, love how it came together.

Stamps: S/U's Fabric of Friendship 1998,
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Sweet Slumber DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Buttons, Bakers Twine
Tools: Aqua Painter, Big Shot, Square Lattice EB Folder, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sewing Machine
I am looking after two of my Grand-daughters for the next couple of weeks, so I am not sure if I will be able to do any challenges for a while.
Thank's for taking a peek today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Monthly Calendar March, 2011 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hi Stampers and Scrappers,
Today's post is my Calendar for March.  I have themed it around St. Patrick's Day.  My eldest Grand-Daughter Kaela is born on the 17th of March and so was my Father.  Due to a lack of interest I am no longer offering a Linky Tool or a Monthly Challenge.  I will be creating my calenders as a challenge to myself, hoping to improve my scrapping skills, which was the original idea behind starting the challenge. 
Stamps:  Pure Innocence 4 Leaf Clover, S/U's Kiss Me (R), Shapes and Shadows (R)
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pattern Papers Pack II (R), Prints Sampler (R)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Basic Grey, Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride
Embellishments: Cat's Calendar Template - Splitcoast Stampers, White Satin Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Labels Ten Nestabilities, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Computer and Printer, Multi Mat
Thank's for swinging by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #57 - Humming Bird

Hi there,
Today I am posting my card for this weeks colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  It took me a while to figure out what stamps would work with this colour challenge, but once I did it came together nicely.  It is the first time I have used the Bird stamp from this set and I love it in the Cherry Cobbler. I also like the flowers coloured with Daffodil Delight, River Rock and a touch of Cherry Cobbler.
Stamps:  Elements of Style
Card: Whisper White, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Sponges, Martha Stewart Layered Arches Edger and Corner Punches, Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch, Jewel Picker, Tweezers
Happy Stamping!  Let me know if you like it.
Cat's Ink Siggy