Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mother's Day Blog Hop for CASEing the Catty 

It's good to be back in the blog hop at CASEing the Catty this week!  It's been awhile since I've joined in and I'm really pleased that I had a bit of time to craft this week and to share the card that I have made for my mum for Mother's Day.  It's a Teacup Easel Card with an 'orchid'.

Inspiration came from page 34 of the Occasion's Catalogue


CTC 75 and #tgifc52 - Mother's Day

This card is constructed in a similar way to the one I designed in 2012.  You can view the detailed tutorial HERE and then follow the mini photo tutorial below to see how I adapted it for Stampin' Up! products and accessories only.

This SU Bundle is on the retiring list so get in quick before it's sells out!

($67.00 AUD)

I'm also linking up my card to TGIF Challenges as their theme is Mother's Day -


 Tea Cup Easel Card Mini Photo Tutorial

by Bronwyn Eastley 


The orchid was made from two Botanical Bloom's die cuts and the stem is from the Bouquet Bigz L Die - colour palette is Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green.



Folds flat to pop inside a custom made envelope.

Thanks for hopping by!

You can hop back to Rachel Palmieri's blog or onto Kathryn Mangelsdorf -

Did you know we host a monthy CTC Challenge?  You can link up your entry by clicking on the badge below.  It will take you to the April Link Up -

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Paper Succulents made from Stampin' Up! Punches and Dies

Succulents are the latest trend in Home Decor; you can spot them in just about every gift shop - real ones, plastic or felt replicas, pictures, stationery items etc. ... so it made perfect sense to create some paper ones with Stampin' Up! supplies.

After a bit of a search on Pinterest, I came across a great tutorial by Allison Okamitsu. I decided to CASE all her gorgeous samples and only changed the colour for one of them.  Wow! I am totally hooked on paper succulents. Thanks for the creative inspiration, Allison.  I even added a little one of my 'own' to the bowl and can see myself making a few more in the not too distant future.

 The grey bowl and rocks were purchased from Spotlight (Australia).

Make sure you check out Allison's tutorial for inspiration.  I have included the 'recipe' below for easy reference -

1.  Flower Fair Framelits Die, Mossy Meadow Card Stock and Ink, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp - Cut 5
2.  Fun Flower Punch, Pear Pizzazz Card Stock and Ink, Beautiful Bunch Stamp - Punch 6
3.  Botanical Builder Framelits (centre piece), Pistachio Pudding Card Stock - Cut 5 (my idea)
4.  Flower from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Wild Wasabi Card Stock and Ink, Pictogram Punches Stamp - Punch 3 for each one
5.  Bouquet Bigz Large Die, Garden Green Card Stock and Ink, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp - Cut 3
6.  Bouquet Bigz Large Die, Mint Macaron Card Stock - Cut 6
That was a fun way to spend a Friday afternoon in the school holidays.  I'm looking forward to making more 3D paper succulents and am pretty stoked that the upcoming catty has a new stamp set called Live, Love Grow with images of succulents!!  That will definitely make it onto my first order for the new 2016/17 SU catalogue.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, April 22, 2016

A 3D Baby Boutique Crib Card

It's sad to say goodbye to some favourite Stampin' Up! products ... sniff ... (However, ... the new catty which will be released in June will soon wipe those tears away; it's AMAZING!).  You had better get in quick to check out the RETIRING PRODUCTS LIST before it's too late as some things are selling out already.

I'm so glad I purchased the stamp set, Baby Boutique a few years ago as I think the images are adorable and was itching for them to see ink again! There are also some products used in this card that are retiring soon and you will not want to miss out on them -
  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch - reduced by 40%! and is now marked down to $22.80 (AUD)
  • Word Window Punch - $28.00 (AUD)
  • Little Letters Thinlits Dies - $49.00 (AUD)
As an extra special offer, any Aussie resident that places an order through my on-line store from now until the end of May, will receive a digital copy of my Card in a Box - Ornate Baby Crib Tutorial for FREE!

 A Baby Shower Card

This card was made for a work colleague's baby shower; she is expecting her first baby in June!
It uses a variety of gorgeous Stampin' Up! Colours - Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay and Hello Honey. 

 This 3D card folds flat and fits in a card size envelope (C6) for posting.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Colour Tree's Top Pick for Challenge #12

Hi and welcome to addINKtive designs!  It's time to announce the Top Pick for the twelfth challenge at The Colour Tree.  A big thank you to everyone that linked up during the month of March.

Congratulations to Helen from Crafty Helen who has made this very arty Get Well Card -

I love the watercoloured pennant, the collage stamping in the background and how she has combined the colours from the latest combo - such a gorgeous card.

Helen, here's a Top Pick Badge for your blog -  

Just letting my blog readers know that I will be taking a break from hosting The Colour Tree Challenges; I don't seem to get a lot of time to craft these days and have opted out from all my regular Design Team commitments for now.  When holidays rock around I'm hoping to focus my attention on writing some more paper craft tutorials as I have quite a few ideas that haven't been published yet.  

If you're looking for some more colour inspiration this week, here's the colour palette I originally intended to have for the next challenge-

Happy crafting,

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