Saturday, 30 June 2012

Dynamic Duos #9 - Flower Outlines

Happy Weekend Everyone,
This week's Dynamic Duos Colour Challenge is to use Crumb Cake and a Colour of your Choice, Neutrals are Ok too.  I went with Black as my colour of choice.  I used a Reverse Image stamp from Papertrey Ink - Text Boxed and stamped with Versamark, using White embossing powder on Crumb Cake card.  I matted the three images with a fine border of black card. 

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Text Boxed, S/U's Curly Cute
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP Patterns Stack  - Neutrals Collection
Ink: Versamark, Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Black Pearls
Tools: Embossing Buddy, White EB Powder, Black EB Powder, Heat Tool, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Square Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Retro Sketch Challenge #17 - New Arrival

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for the Retro Sketch Challenge this week. I used the spots from the  main image as my design inspiration for this card.  I highlighted the embossed circles on the base card by sponging them lightly with Pink Pirouette ink. The rest of the design elements are pretty visible, just ask if you need to know any details.

Stamps: Kaisercraft C5904 Baby, Hero Arts Messages
Card and Papers:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White,  S/U's DSP Slumber Party (R)
Ink:  Stazon Black
Markers: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Button Brad, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon 
Tools: Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Spots EB Folder, Sizzix Edgelit - Adorning Accents, Corner Rounder Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Sponges, Martha Stewart Screw Punch, Aqua Painter, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape
Thank's for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 25 June 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #40 - Layered Flowers

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Freshly Made Sketch this week.  I changed the format to a Landscape design. I embossed the bottom layer, added the DSP, Punched out the row of Daiseys,  matted the ovals and stamped in black ink and coloured the image in with a White Gel Pen.  For the focal point I layered the whole flower and added parts of a Cheery Lyn Flourish, pierced the holes under the sentiment and added plenty of Pearls as my finishing touches.
Stamps: S/U's Bordering on Romance, Afterthoughts
Card and Papers: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Pacific Point, DSP Patterns Stack - Subtles Collection
Ink: Stazon Black, Pacific Point
Markers: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Finishing Touches: Pearls, White Gel Pen
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Petals -A-Plenty EB Folder, Martha Stewart Floral Band Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Classic Ovals Nestabilities, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Nestabilities, Cheery Lyn Tropical Flourish Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape
Thank's for visiting today.  Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #25 - Christ is Born

Hi there,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week.  I embossed the main image using Versamark and my Soft Suede Classic Stamp Pad. I left the Spellbinders Classic Circle Die attached to my circle and sponged So Saffron into the circle. The Star of Wonder was Die cut and sponged with So Saffron and a Crystal added to the centre.  The background was created by stamping off the Music image one and then stamping it onto the Vanilla card.  The words were stamped with Soft Suede and then I sponged around the edges.  The ribbon is the Dotted Soft Suede Ribbon in reverse.
Stamps: Jemac R410A - Music, Stamp It 2103G Caterina - Silent Night Wording, Stamp It 1648E - In a Manger
Card: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Versamark, Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Soft Suede Dotted Ribbon, Crystal
Tools: Big Shot, Memory Box Star of Wonder Die, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Spellbinders Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, Fiskars Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear EB Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks' for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Dynamic Duos #8 - Falling Leaves

Happy Saturday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Dynamic Duos Challenge this week to use Always Artichoke, River Rock plus Neutrals. I stamped the Wonderfully Worn Background stamp on the base card with Always Artichoke.  Rocked and rolled some of the leaves from French Foliage and stamped off the words and splotches once in Crumb Cake.  The seam binding ribbon was dyed with Always Artichoke and after I attached the ribbon. I frayed the ends and added the corduroy button.

Stamps: S/U's French Foliage, Wonderfully Worn BG, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, River Rock,
Finishing Touches: Kraft Corduroy Button, Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, Sticky Strip, Fiskars Trimmer and Scoring Tool, Sponge
Thanks' for taking the time to stop by and take a peek.
Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Paper Players #100 and ColourQ #142

Happy Weekend Everyone,
Today's post is for The Paper Players 100th Challenge this week to use a challenge from the past. I used Challenge #4 to make an Easel card.  I love to make Easel cards, they have that WOW factor and always stand nicely when displayed.  I used the colours from the ColourQ Challenge.
Stamps:  S/U's Mixed Bunch, Bring on the Cake
Card and Papers: Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, DSP Patterns Stack Brights Collection
Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Sky
Finishing Touches: Pearls, Brads, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Square Lattice EB Folder, Blossom Punch, Cheery Lyn Designs B127 Tropical Flourish, Cheery Lyn Designs B152 Miniature Rose, Sizzix Sizzlits Lots of Tags Die, Itty Bitty Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue, Dry Embossing Tools
Thank's for dropping in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Merry Monday Sketch Challenge # 24 - Snow Scene

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week.  I cased an idea from my good friend Pat Carr for the main ornament, but  changed the shape and added the Snowman to make it my own little snow scene and repeated the ornament for the sentiment.  I sponged the sky and each layer of snow and the snow parts were embossed with the polka dot EB folder.  Cut out the trees and applied the White Gel Pen to make them look like they are covered in snow and dotted the sky with the white gel pen. Attached the snowman with Dimensionals.  The Sentiment ornament was punched out three times using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and different card and then cut back to create it with the addition of the top of the Ornament Punch.
Thanks to Vicki this card was awarded an Honourable Mention this week.
Stamps: S/U's Jolly Bingo Bits, Petite Pairs
Card and Papers: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, DSP Patterns Stack - Regals Collection
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy,
Markers: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi,
Finishing Touches: White Gel Pen, Silver Cord, Shiny Silver Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Sizzix Polka Dot EB Folder, Ornament Punch, Sponges, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Provo Craft Divine Swirls EB Folder, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks' for visiting today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Dynamic Duos #7 - Party Dress

Hello Friends,
This week we have a Black Tie Colour combination of Melon Mambo and Basic Black with Neutrals.  The Desert Option is to add Ribbon.  I used this Art Impression Dress Stamp for my main image which I have had for far too long and not used.  I resized the bodice as I felt the original looked too small, gathered the black tulle and added it to my dress. I used a ribbon bow at the waist and some black hearts on the dress to jazz it up a bit.  The Whisper White background was made using the hearts from S/U's Textured Impressions EB Folder.  Where the EB Folder overlapped and flattened the heart impressions when it was in the Big Shot I had to do a bit of extra hand embossing to bring the heart shapes back to life. I used the embossing folder to line up the impressions in the indented part of the embossing folder and a dry embossing tool. For my Finishing Touch I added some crystals on the sentiment. Enjoy! Hope you will join us this week.
Stamps:  Art Impressions U-3132 Skirt and Top, S/U's Warmest Regards, On Your Birthday
Card and Papers:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP Patters Stack - Brights Collection
Ink: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo
Finishing Touches: Black Satin Ribbon, Black Tulle, Mini Crystals
Tools: Big Shot, S/U's Textured Impressions EB Folder, Sizzix Sizzlits Lots of Tags Label 1, Sponge, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Dble Sided Tape, Fiskars Heart Hand Punch, Fiskars Trimmer and Embossing Tool, Hand Embossing Tool, Sewing Machine, Dble Sided Tape, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 11 June 2012

Pals Paper Arts #136 and Freshly Made Sketches #38 - Stormy Seas

Happy Monday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Pals Paper Arts Colour Challenge and Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week. I watercoloured the main image with Markers and an Aqua Painter.  I stamped an extra sail and mounted it on dimensionals for some dimension.  Embossed the Whisper White panel, mounted the Night of Navy panel on dimensionals and added the stitched ribbon and tags for my Finishing Touches.
This card was awarded a Top Pick at Pals Paper Arts and I was a Perfect Princess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.


Stamps: Santa Rosa G-1479 Sailing Boat, S/U's Tiny Tags
Card and Papers: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, S/U's DSP Patterns Pack Regals Collection and Brights Collection
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Night of Navy
Markers: Real Red, Night of Navy
Finishing Touches: Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Polka Dot EB Folder, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Jewelry Tag Punch, Martha Stewart Screwhole Punch, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen
Thanks' for visiting today.  Happy Stamping,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Dynamic Duos #6 - Happiness

Happy Weekend Everyone,
Today's post is for the Dynamic Duo's Challenge this week and our colours are Basic Grey and Regal Rose plus Neutrals.  I decided to go with Apothecary Art as my focal point and build around it with the new Labels Collection Framelits and some Twitterpated DSP.  I embossed the Regal Rose panel with Provo Crafts Textile EB Folder and sponged it with Regal Rose to highlight the embossing. The satin ribbon and pearls are my finishing touches.

Stamps: S/U's Apothecary Art,
Card and Papers: Basic Grey, Regal Rose, Whisper White, DSP Twitterpated
Ink: Stazon Black, Regal Rose
Markers: Regal Rose, Basic Grey
Finishing Touches: Basic Grey Satin Ribbon, Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Framelits - Labels Collection, Sizzix Edgelits - Adorning Accents, Sizzix Petals -A-Plenty EB Folder, Provo Craft Textiles EB Folder, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape
After much cleaning and sorting of our goods and shackles we are finally starting to see some progress in re-organising our home after decorating. Still a little bit to do, but that might be put on hold for a while. We have been planting a lot of our garden with seedlings for Spring and tidied up the rest of the yard around the house.
Unfortunately last week my computer decided to crash after much frustration on my part for months with everything constantly locking up, but hopefully some of the issues has been solved. I hope to be back soon creating for the challenges I love to do and have missed.  My craft area is coming together slowly with quite a few changes, now I just need to tidy up those items I don't use much and find a home for them.
Hope your having a fabulous day creating.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Dynamic Duos #5 - You Rock

Hi there,
Today's post is for this week's Dynamic Duos Colour Challenge. I sponged a piece of Whisper White with Real Red and Island Indigo and then die cut the skateboards, stamping them with the Papertrey Ink Skater Dude stamp set. I used two different stamp pads to ink up the Sentiment.  Embossed the background and attached the brads.  Did a bit of stamping on the inside panel to finish off my card.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Boy Basics Skater Dude, Grunge Me
Card: Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo, Stazon Black
Finishing Touches: Island Indigo Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Skateboard Die, Provo Craft Seeing Spots, Fiskars Trimmer and Embossing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, Martha Stewart Screw Punch, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy