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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

Freshly Made Cupcakes and Confetti

Hi there.  Welcome to addINKtive designs. A week ago I made a fold over window card and really loved the design so much so that I wanted to create another.  This time I used LeAnn Greff's Tutorial ; followed her measurements but used a balloon die instead of the circle punch and made this birthday card for one of my nieces. I have used three challenges today for inspiration -   FMS 178, CC 31, AW 37 Challenge #1 - A Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #178 Challenge #2 - Cupcake Theme at the Card Concept #31   Card Style: Classy and Elegant     Challenge #3 - Around the World Stampin' Up! ® Challenges #37- Confetti       A Fold Over Window Card Confetti stamp from Celebrate Today stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto a Window Sheet (acetate). Cupcake Party Stamps and  Cupcake Builder Punch teamed with Birthday Bash Specialty DSP .   Project Recipe: Stamps:   Cupcake Party, Celeb

CTC Meets JAI - An Easter Egg Throne Box

Hi there and welcome to addINKtive designs .  JAI 255 and CTC 23 I was inspired to play along with the latest challenge at Just Add Ink to Just Add Eggs or Ovals   because I was planning to make an Easter Egg Throne Box  today and as you can see, that contains both an oval and an egg.  Bonus!  When I was trying to decide on the embellishments etc., I opted to use a combination of SALE-A-BRATION and Occasions stamps and accessories , to fit in with the challenge at CASE-ing the Catty and join in on my 'off' week.  Double bonus!!   SAB Goodies:   In Colour Accessory Pack (Thick Baker's Twine and Small Designer Buttons), Stamp Set - Lotus Blossom Occasions Catalogue Items:   Stamp Sets - Painted Petals and Butterfly Basics, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Ornate Tag Topper Punch      I made about 20 of these boxes last year for the staff at work and I think my 2015  Easter Egg Throne Box  would be perfect for my mum this time around. Here's a link

The Stamp Review Crew - Project Life Point and Click

Welcome to addINKtive designs.  Thanks for hopping by on the SRC Blog Hop.  Today we are featuring the Project Life Stamp Set, Point and Click . If you get lost on the hop, just click on the image below and it will take you to the main blog with all the links -   Photopolymer Stamp Set - Project Life Point and Click    I have a confession to make, I'm not a scrapbooker and I did start off all enthusiastic about the introduction of Project Life , acquired quite a bit of stuff to get me started and I even bought a new Canon Digital Camera, but I haven't had the motivation to go down that path just yet.  Maybe one day when I have a bit more time on my hands, I'll give it my best shot. I really scratched my head wondering what on earth I was going to make for this 'hop' and then the light bulb moment happened when I decided to download the digital version to use with my e-cutter and combine it with the photopolymer stamp set to make a little gift bag

Easter's on the Way!

Hi there.  A new box of stamping goodies arrived this week and seeing I had the house all to myself on this rather dull Saturday afternoon, I thought I would give my Berry Basket Die and stamp set, Indescribable Gift , a test run.  I have combined a theme challenge with a colour challenge for my project today - Challenge Number 1:  SUO Challenge #118 - Easter's on the Way! -       Challenge Number 2:  Fab Friday 59 - A Fresh and Springy Colour Challenge -     Thanks for stopping by,    PS:  Thanks SUO DT!

Lotus Blossom Fold Over Window Card

Hi and welcome to addINKtive designs .  While browsing the net for inspiration I came across a new card fold that I just had to try out straight away.  It's called a Fold Over Window Card and Dawn Olchefske has made a fantastic video tutorial with a few little hints and tips to make it easy to recreate.  The original design by LeAnn Greff from Flowerbug's Ink Spot can be found HERE .       I inked up my Lotus Blossom (three step) Stamp for the first time with Blackberry Bliss , Raspberry Ripple and Wisteria Wonder ink and followed Dawn's basic design, then added a bit of variation with some Venetian Crochet Trim down the side panels and a few Basic Rhinestones to finish it off. Love, love how it turned out!  I think this card fold will become a new favourite of mine. Here's a copy of the link to Dawn's blog and video tutorial -

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #22 - A Sketch from the SAB Catalogue

A Mini Treat Bag for CTC #22   There's a gorgeous card on page 17 of the SAB Catalogue that is the inspiration for this week's sketch challenge at CASE-ing the Catty .  There's a link to the catalogue on my side bar.  It features one of the sentiments from the  Simply Wonderful SAB Stamp Set (Free with a $90 (AUD) SU purchase before the end of March) and a butterfly cut from the new Butterfly Thinlits Die (Occasions Catalogue).  I really loved the sample card so much that I CASED the layout -   CTC #22 - Sketch Challenge   Here's my take on the sketch -               For my project I decided to attach a cute little flower made from the new Bouquet Bigz Die  onto a Mini Treat Bag. Why don't you pop over to CASE-ing the Catty , check out all the other gorgeous DT projects and join us for this week's sketch challenge. Thanks for stopping by,