Friday, April 17, 2015

CASEing the Catty Blog Hop - The Wedding Section of the Occasions Catalogue

Thanks for stopping by on the CTC Blog Hop. You may have just 'hopped' here from Stasia's blog or landed here directly.  Either way, I hope you are enjoying our Hop. Tonight the Crew have 'CASED' ideas from the Wedding Section of the Occasions Catalogue (pages 42 - 44). 

There's lots of inspiration packed into 3 pages and here's what inspired me to make a cute little Tealight Birdhouse -
  • Theme:  Wedding (Favour/D├ęcor)
  • Colour:  Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Kraft (Baked Brown Sugar)
  • Technique:  White Embossing on Vellum and Colouring the Images
  • Accessories:  Sahara Sand Lace Trim
I love the 'Choose Happiness' Stamp Set and the white embossing on the vellum gives it a soft 'romantic' look.  

The DIY Mini Milk Carton was designed by Sam from Pootles Papercraft and I followed a video tutorial on Stampin' Connection made by Maria Russell. You can see it here on You Tube. I also noticed that she has created a video of my Top Note Owl Card!  She certainly has great taste in paper craft projects.

I made a summary of Maria's (and Sam's) tutorials, with my version thrown into the mix, so I have the measurements handy for future reference.

Mini Tutorial for Tea Light Bird House

Sahara Sand Card Stock - 5-1/2" x 8-1/4", Roof 1-7/8" x 5"

(Arrows Embossing Folder)
Scored on the long side at 1-7/8", 3-3/4", 5-5/8" and 7-1/2".
Scored on the short side at 1-7/8", 3-3/4" and 5".

1" Circle Punch

Just use a small amount of snail adhesive if adding a tealight, for easy access.


Next up on the Blog Hop is the super talented, Jess Williams - 
Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Spot of Colour for the Colour Q

Hi there.  It's been a bit quiet on my blog lately but that's all about to change as we head towards the last South Pacific Convention which will be held on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland, in less than two weeks' time! Eeek!  It's coming around very fast.  I have been busy crafting over my holiday break in preparation for Convention and for a couple of Blog Hops that I will be participating in over the next few days.

One of the projects that I have been working on fits in beautifully with the latest challenge at the Colour Q -


My Spot of Colour is Lost Lagoon -

Thanks for stopping by,

Here's what I used -
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Build a Bouquet

It was so nice to go out to a Stamp Class last night that my friends, Jo and De Arn (who also happen to be in my downline), organised.  We got to make some of the flowers from the Build a Bouquet Project Kit.  It's that beautiful bouquet that you see on the cover of the latest Stampin' Up! ® Occasions' Catalogue and on page 29 (link on my side bar).

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and on my way home from the Dentist today (Won't go into detail except to say it was a little traumatic), I went out and bought a new, no drip, glue gun .  I don't have the kit, but I do own the Bouquet Bigz Die and Stamp Set, Build a Bouquet and am looking forward to making a few more flowers when I've recovered from this morning's ordeal.

Here's a great video tutorial that SU has put out -

To purchase this kit or any other SU supplies, please click on a picture below and it will link you to my on-line store -

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Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, April 6, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew - Painted Petals

Welcome to addINKtive designs and the next stop on The Stamp Review Blog Hop for Painted Petals. The SRC are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who want to show you how much you can do with one stamp set.  We will feature one stamp set with each blog hop and each stop on the hop will show you a different idea using that set! So look out for The Stamp Review Crew every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

I have some little chocolate holders to share with you today.  I think this is the fourth version that I have made and really love how these ones turned out.  It was fun to use the Painted Petals Stamp Set and change my original design by using some updated punches and embellishments.

The three sentiments in this set are so versatile.
 A sneaky peek at the inside.
 The little chocolate hearts are attached with some Sticky Strip.
I used my trusty Colour Coach to help me decide on the colour combo.
I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful inspiration on this Blog Hop.  I was brimming with ideas on how I could use this gorgeous stamp set but was away on a High School Camp just before the Easter Break and now we have family staying with us.  There has been limited opportunity for me to craft, but for now I am really enjoying the holiday break. I will be back with some more projects very soon as South Pacific Convention is not too far away and there's swaps and twinchies to make :)

 Up next on the hop is Yapha Mason -
Or back to Lisa Young -
Thanks so much for stopping by on the SRC Blog Hop.

Products Used - 
(PS:  I missed off Pear Pizzazz Ink)
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Easter Basket with Painted Blooms, Cotton Twine, Crochet Flowers for CTC 24

Hi there and welcome to addINKtive designs. 

As it's only less than a week until Good Friday, CASE-ing the Catty Challenges are looking at the Easter section of the Occasions Catalogue (page 34 and 35) for our challenge inspiration this week.
  • You can directly CASE a project (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. 
  • Or simply use some new Stampin' Up! Easter supplies from the Occasions Catalogue.

CTC 24 will run for two weeks over the holiday period and the linky will be open until Thursday 9th April. We really hope you can join us in the gallery and showcase your Easter projects.

Here's my project for CTC 24 - Let's Celebrate Easter

The basket is cut from the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (SAB) with the new Berry Basket Die and sponged with Soft Sky Ink.

The handle is punched using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and Soft Sky Card Stock.
I filled the basket with some spotty egg decorations and grass.  The best part was crocheting the triple layered flower from the new Painted Blooms Cotton Twine and then adding an Antique Brad to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you can play along with us at CTC this week.
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