Thursday, 27 December 2012

Still AddINKtive Design Team

Hi Friends,
I have some exciting news today.  I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for the next three months on the new challenge blog Still addINKtive Challenges. Bronwyn Eastley and Kathy Tanner are the coordinator's and they have put together an amazing line up for their first Design Team.  So pop on over and check out the blog and join the Followers list, and get the Challenge Badge and display it on your blog then pop back on the 2nd of January when the first challenge will be revealed with lots of inspiration from the Design Team. 

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Holidays.
Thanks for popping in today.

Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Santa's Coat Money Holder

Happy Christmas Everyone,
For today's post I have made a Money Holder that simulates Santa's Coat.  Very quick and easy project. I scored the 30cm x 10.5cm card at 10cm, 15cm, 25cm and folded it around the Pre-made Paper Sack. The Paper Sack was cut at 7.5cm by it's width and sits inside of it's surrounds.

Stamps: S/U's Tags til Christmas
Card: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Finishing Touches: Silver Glimmer Card, Real Red Grossgrain Ribbon, Black Satin Ribbon, Jelly Roll Pen, Pearls, Silver Cord
Cool Tools: Pre-made Paper Sack, Fiskars Trimmer and Scoring Tool, 1" Square Punch, 1/4" Square Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Dble Sided Tape, Sticky Strip, Velcro Dots,
Thanks for visditing today.
Best Wishes for a Happy and Safe Festive Season.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Stocking Gift Card

Hi there,
Just a quick post tonight, still got lots to do. I used the Stocking Die to make a Gift card for my Son for Christmas.

Stamps: S/U's Delightful Decorations
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Versamark
Finishing Touches: Silver Glimmer Card
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Holiday Stocking Die, Snowflake Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensional, Sticky Strip, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
I love that you have stopped by to take a peek, Happy Stamping!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You All.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Christmas Ornaments

Just popping in to show my version of the Tea Light Ornament that quite a few people are making this year.  Thanks to Becky Roberts (Inking Idaho) for the inspiration.  I coloured the noses with an Orange Sharpie.  The pink beanies are stamped with the Make a Mitten stamp set.  I embossed all the beanies with the Square Lattice embossing folder.

Stamps: S/U's Make a Mitten
Card: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose
Finishing Touches: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim Ribbon, Pearls, Orange Sharpie Pen, Black Sharpie Pen, Silver Cord, Silver Glimmer Card
Tools: Battery Operated Tea Light, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Circle Punch from Itty Bitty Punch Set, Large Oval, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Owl Builder Punch, Sticky Strip, Large Glue Dots, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for your visit.
Have a Happy Holiday Season.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas and Birthday Book Tags

Happy Sunday Everyone,
Today I am featuring the Tags I made for my Grand-Children's Story books this Christmas. I like to add their names and a reminder of who gave them the book and when.

Stamps: S/U's Scentsational Season,
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, DSP Patterns Stack - Brights Collection, DSP Patterns Stack - Subtles Collection, DSP Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection
Ink: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo
Finishing Touches: Jones Tones Metallic Ultra Paint, Kindyglitz, Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Two Tags Die, Sizzix Framelits - Holiday Collection Die, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Cupcake Punch, Sponges, Timeless Type Numbers Sizzlits Die,  Computer and Printer, Fiskars Handheld Heart Punch, Crop-a-dile, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks for visiting today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Christmas Gift Card

Hello Friends,
Finally I am able to access my blog; blogger has been out of action for the last 48 hours, which is a total pain and so frustrating. 
I have been making items to give as presents on Christmas Day and this is one of the Gift cards I made.  It is called the Easiest Gift Card Ever and created by Sharon Burkett at her blog As the Ink Dries.  It is a basic card base cut about half way up the front and then a panel added to the top front to cover the pocket join.  Hope you like it,  a clean and simple design and very easy.

Stamps: S/U's Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Silver Glimmer Card, Silver Cord
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Chevron E/Folder, Sizzix Framelits - Holiday Ornaments Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 17 December 2012

Seize the Birthday Linky Party #1 - Cheers!

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for the new Challenge Blog that Lesley Croghan has started "Seize the Birthday". Lesley is having a Linky Party and the blog starts on the January 10th next year.  There will be a rotation of Male cards one week and then Female cards the next.  My card is for my husband. This is the first image I have tried to colour with my Prismacolour Pencils and coloured card.  I think its OK what do you think? I lightly sponged the Woodgrain embossed base and for the inside I used Confetti White and stamped off the focal image and the splotches from French Foliage before stamping on the card.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Reading PA 97121-P, S/U's Happiest Birthday Wishes, French Foliage
Card: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Confetti White
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Prismacolour Pencils
Finishing Touches: Brad
Cool Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Sizzix Woodgrain E/Folder, Large Oval Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Sponge, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for your visit today.

Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Evergreen Christmas

Hi Friends,
For today's post I am featuring a Christmas card made with the Evergreen Stamp Set.  I made two slightly different versions using Champagne and Red Glimmer card.

Stamps: S/U's Evergreen, Delightful Decorations
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Real Red, DSP Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Early Espresso
Finishing Touches: Red and Champagne Glimmer Card, Crumb Cake Scallop Tulle
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Framelits - Apothecary Accents, 3/4" Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dot, Dble Sided Tape, Sponge, Sizzix Lacey Brocade E/Folder
Thanks for dropping by today.  Hope your on top of your Christmas preparation. I have been busy making handmade ornaments for presents which I hope to finish soon.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Greetings of the Season from Australia

Hi Friends,
I made today's Christmas card for my SIL with an Australian theme and it's being sent to Canada. The image is a Eucalyptus Blossom called "Eucalyptus Caesia".  The flowers are a pinkish red with yellow tips and the leaves are a Mellow Grey Green. I stepped it up a bit and used an old but different fold for my card that I haven't used for ages. I used pigment ink for the main image and set it with Clear embossing powder and a Heat Tool. The image was watercoloured using markers and a Aqua Painter.
Stamps: Stamp World - Eucalyptus Caesia Blossom - Small G571, S/U Greetings of the Season, Aida Cloth BG (R), Rubbadubbadoo Stamp by Clinton Hawkes from New Zealand - Inside of card Gum Trees
Card: Whisper White, Mellow Moss (R), Basic Black
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Pigment Ink, Mellow Moss
Markers: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Mellow Moss, Basic Grey
Tools: Big Shot, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear E/Powder, Sponge, Post It Notes, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Border Punch, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 3 December 2012

Merry Monday A Year In Review Challenge - Any Past Merry Monday Sketch Will Do! - Playful Kittens

Hi Friends,
Lesley has received a few requests from some of you to have a challenge on all of this years sketches. "A Year In Review Challenge - Any Past Merry Monday Sketch Will Do!" will run for 2 weeks and you decide on which sketch you would like to do. Don't forget to add the sketch in your post so that we know which one you have followed. I love this cute image from High Hopes and it's the first time I have inked it since buying it 12 months ago, I have been waiting for the right moment. LOL.  I Paper Pieced the Wrapping Paper and Aqua Painted the rest of the image.  I added some paper piercing aound the edges of the image and some Dazzling Diamonds to the Santa Hat. The Crumb Cake base has been stamped with Crumb Cake Ink.

Stamps: High Hopes - Christmas Kitty Fun, S/U's Jolly Bingo Bits, Mixed Medley
Card and Papers: Whisper White, Kaisercraft Mint Twist DSP, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Stazon Black, Crumb Cake
Markers: Real Red, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: Aqua Painter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, 1" Circle Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for poppin' by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 26 November 2012

Merry Monday #43 - Smiley Snowmen

Hello Stampers,
Today's post is for this week's Merry Monday Sketch and I am happy to say that due to this challenge I have made most of my Christmas cards for this year.   This will be the last sketch for the year so do join us and play along.  We will be back again on the 7th January with some changes in the format, Lesley is going to mix it up a bit, so do pop back to find out all the details. I had some fun and created some punched snowmen for my card and kept it clean and simple, hope you like it.

Stamps: S/U's Cold Play, Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow
Card and Papers: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, DSP Patterns Stack - Regals
Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Suede Marker and Stamp Pad
Finishing Touches: Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Square Lattice E/Folder, Provo Craft Snowflake E/Folder, Sizzix Polka Dot E/Folder, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Square Punch, Small Oval Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Paper Players #122 - It's Almost Christmas

Happy Thursday Everyone,
For today's post LeAnne has created this gorgeous challenge at The Paper Players  this week.  I love to use Gold and Silver together, especially for Christmas cards, so I couldn't let this challenge go by. 
Thanks so much to Nance for awarding this card a "Cut Above Award" this week.

Stamps: S/U's Ornament Keepsakes, Tiny Tags
Card: Silver and Gold Metallic Card, Whisper White,
Ink: Versamark, Silver and Gold Pens
Finishing Touches: Basic Glimmer Brad, Organdy Ribbon
Cool Tools: Embossing Buddy, Gold and Silver E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Bow Easy, Jewelry Tag Punch, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Addicted to CAS #1 and Dynamic Duos # 29 - Christmas Baubles

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for two challenges, the Dynamic Duos Colour Challenge with a Desert Option to add a Snowman and a new challenge Addicted to CAS with a Code Word - Snow. I made a mask for the ornament with the mini Snowman and stamped the Snowman, embossed the Snowflakes, sponged the sky and added the Dazzling Diamonds. I followed the outline of the ornament mask and drew a line to define it more and added the Dazzling Diamonds to give it some sparkle.  Finished off the inside with  a smaller ornament stamp.

Stamps: S/U's Jolly Bingo Bits, Ornament Keepsakes, Come to Bethlehem, Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow
Card: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Stazon Black, Marina Mist
Finishing Touches: Gelly Roll Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Framelits - Holiday Ornaments, Sponge, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2 Way Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Dble Sided Tape,
Thanks for stopping by today.

Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 19 November 2012

Merry Monday # 42 - Vintage Santa

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Sketch.  I used Designer papers to make my card including the Vintage Santa with some embossed Crumb Cake.  For the embossed strips I coloured the embossing folder with the Crumb Cake stamp pad and then embossed the banners.  Santa image was a tag and I punched him out and matted with a scallop circle.  All elements are sponged with ink.  The sentiment panels were cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit and then cut back and pierced with the Essentials Pack.  I used the left over Designer Paper scraps for the inside of my card. We would love you to come and join us this week at The Merry Monday Challenge and don't forget to visit the other Design Team Members.

Stamps: S/U's Many Merry Messages,
Card and Papers: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Kaisercraft Tis The Season Collection DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Framelits Apothecary Accents, Sizzix Lacy Brocade E/Folder, Spellbinders Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool,  Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Corner Rounder Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy