Monday, 20 February 2017

Swim Your Own Direction - Colour INKspiration #03

Hello lovelies! I hope Tuesday Eve wasn't too harsh for you. My card today is for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #03. In this challenge you need to use all the colours set by the design team. Here is the colour swatch.

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Such a lovely combo that even without the image would definitely say "beachy" to me but alas I thought no beachy type stamps in my stash! Then I spotted the goldfish in the Jar of Love stamp set & wondered will it look goldfishy in Peakaboo Peach and yes indeedy it did.

I'm really happy with how my card turned out, the teeny tiny pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels made perfect air bubbles and the Letter Labeler stamp set is awesome for when you want to make your own sentiment!

The inside of my card got a little bit of love too!

I hope the rest of your week is awesome and if you would like to see the other entries and what the design team came up with you can click HERE!

Until next time!
Cheers Megan

Sunday, 19 February 2017

CASEing the Catty #115

Howdy everyone! I really hope you had a fantastic week. Today's card is my entry for the CASEing the Catty Challenge. It's a good one as you don't have to have a blog to participate you can just join in on Facebook. Utilising the beautiful catalogues is such a simple way to find inspiration and that is what this challenge is all about, looking at the beautiful samples in the catalogues and using maybe the layout or the colour scheme or whatever grabs your attention and using that to create your own masterpiece!

My card today is using one of my favourite stamp sets Love You Lots, it's from the Annual Catalogue and can be found on page 199 in the hostess section. To be a hostess is easy peasy, you can either have a few friends over & have a crafting party or place orders with me, just drop me a line if you would like more information.

The lacy border thing I've got going there is using the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, this one you can get for FREE with an order of $90 or more.

Here is the picture from the catalogue that I got inspiration from..... the one on the right.

If you would like to participate in the challenge you can find the details HERE! If you have a bunch of stuff that you just aren't using as much as you would like, I do recommend participating in some challenges and getting your crafty on!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #02

Hello lovelies!

I'm back to share a card or two that I have done for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #02.

For this challenge we had to use these colours, plus any neutrals you want to use.

 Oh, so pretty! I've added Sahara Sand as a neutral to make my composition. The flower image is from the Avant-Garden Stamp Set that you can earn for free from the Sale-a-bration catalogue when you spend $90. Yep! and there is that butterfly again from Butterfly Basics, I do like it!

I had so much fun making this card, I love colouring stamp images and also tried a new technique that I hadn't done before, embossing embossing! See the little Stitched Framelits Circle? I firstly embossed it in the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (this one gets the award for the longest product name! Can you find a longer one??) and then inked up the raised sections with Versamark Ink & silver embossing powder and heated with my heat gun until the magic happened. I really like the effect.

I so enjoyed working with these colours and seeing as everything was out, I made another card. Something with a few less elements.......

This is the other flower from the same stamp set, so pretty with the watercolour effect. I have very little in my stash that is Mint Macaron except for this washi tape that comes from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. Thank goodness I purchased it as I would've been in a bit of a pickle! To tell you the truth I only bought the washi tape set for the roll with the copper foil polka dots, anything copper I do NEED. For this card I didn't want the look of washi tape stuck down, I wanted it loose so I stuck it on some vellum and made it more like a strip of paper.

I hope you like my cards today and if you would like to check out the amazing projects that the Designer Team created you can start by clicking HERE for the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cheers Megan xx

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Wedding Wishes - Cards Made to Order

Just a quick post to share a wedding card that I was asked to make a couple of weeks ago. I'm really happy with how it turned out. The card fold I used is a tunnel card, there are numerous tutorials/instructions on the net to follow.

This is the front of the card. The person who asked me to make this for them wanted it personalised for the bride & groom. The Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set was perfect for this. Also perfect for a wedding card was the So Detailed Thinlets creating an elegant wraparound.

I love the inside! The tunnel card fold just takes it up a notch for a special card. You can see through to the sentiment that I stamped onto a doily. I think I am going to have to buy another pack of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper as I want more of this gorgeous paper with the Blushing Bride (how appropriate!) hearts floating up. I could have left the oval frame empty but decided that some of my favourite butterflies from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set (this was one of the first stamps I ever bought and is still available) suspended, would do the trick.

A close up!

If you are in need of a special card for that special someone for weddings, birthdays, love (Valentine's Day is just around the corner) or just to say hi to someone to let them know you are thinking of them, I can make cards for anything you want to say! A couple of weeks notice would be great but contact me anyway if you have left it a bit short as I have been there too! Cost is dependent on the project and time and supplies needed but usually is between $5 and $15. 

Have a great weekend! It's going to be a muggy 32 degrees here on the Sunshine Coast today, so I think a dip in the pool or ocean is called for!

Megan xx

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Wish Big - CTC112

I love challenges! They get me doing something I may not have attempted or thought of before and of course they get me creating, not that you need to hold a gun to my head on that one!

This week I decided to try the CASEing the Catty Challenge. In this challenge you use our amazing catalogue for inspiration. The catalogues are filled with beautiful creations showcasing all the fabulous products. For those of you that don't know Stampin' Up speak, CASEing stands for copy and selectively edit. In other words, find a picture that speaks to you or maybe a little element from one project and a little something else from another, put your spin on it (edit) and voila you have your own amazing creation!

Here is my card......

This week the challenge was from the Cupcakes and Carousels section pages 8 - 13. I've taken inspiration from the card on page 13 right in the middle with the little silver banners.

I've used the Birthday Bright Stamp Set, it has some beautiful fonts and cute garlands and balloons. The paper is from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and for the cute little flags I have used the coordinating Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, you can never have too much washi tape! I've found myself using washi tape to decorate the insides of my cards, so quick and easy but super effective.

Anyway, time for me to go, the washing machine just sung to me, eek I hate that tune! It means I have to bypass my craft room and go hang out the washing. I know what I would rather do!

You can check out the CASEing the Catty Crew HERE! You don't have to blog to participate you can just add to the Facebook Album and join in on the fun.

Over and out!
Megan xx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Love is in the Air - #tgifc91

Hi everyone!

The card I am showing you today is for the TGIF challenge.

The challenge this week is.....

Valentines day is only just over two weeks away. I like to make something for the Mr PMI and the kidlets and this card MIGHT make it to one of them...... not saying who, not too hard to guess I reckon. It would have been so much easier to keep it under wraps but when you see a challenge and you've got a card ready to go how do you not enter it??

It would have also been easier if I didn't threaten all of them with severe consequences if they didn't subscribe to my blog as they would've been oblivious but when you are just starting out blogging you need all the subscribers you can get, right? On that note, if you would like to subscribe to my blog, (ie you receive an email letting you know when I have posted) you just need to go to the right sidebar of my page and find the subscribe button. Pop in your email and then hit subscribe, easy!

Now back to the card, do you remember it?

I've used my favourite bundle from the Occasions Catalogue, Lift Me Up stamp set & Up and Away thinlets. The banner is from the Birthday Bright stamp set. I've embossed it in gold onto Real Red cardstock. The background is a simple watercolour wash of Pool Party and Soft Sky achieved by scribbling my Stampin' Write Markers onto one of my larger clear blocks and then picking up the colour with an Aqua Painter and swishing across the watercolour paper. I love getting a bit inky and messy and every time you do it you get a different result, so much fun!

You should jump on over to the TGIFC blog spot and have a look around, while you are there why not have a go? Click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers Megan xx

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #01

Howdy everyone!

I do hope you are having a fabulous week and thank you so much for popping by my blog. This week I couldn't resist joining in on the Colour INKspiration Challenge.  Each fortnight this uber talented group of designers set a colour combo to inspire/challenge you. You don't even need a blog to particpate in this one as you can join in by just posting your creation to their facebook page, how awesome is that?

This fortnights challenge had six colours of which you needed to pick at least three plus you can add in a neutral. Well I thought, why try to pick three when you can have all six! Hmmm, I thought to myself, you are probably making this very difficult for! However, I was very pleasantly surprised with how easily this card came together.

I've used the Window Shopping Stamp Set and the matching Window Box thinlits for my card and of course the gorgeous Stitched Framelits, that are very soon coming back into stock, love, love, love these! This card is not your conventional size, it measures 5 x 5 inches. Card stock colours are Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaroon, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise (for my design I found the Turquoise to be a bit bright so I toned it down with a layer of vellum layered on top) and of course Whisper White was used for my neutral. My sentiment and sequins are Blushing Bride and there is your six colours!

My four coloured squares are popped up on dimensionals as well as the banner. Speaking of the banner, how cool is the little "banner builder" thinlit in this set? It makes a really cool 3D banner. Of course don't forget how these thinlits make beautiful boxes too! I love the versatility of Stampin' Up products.

The inside of the card got a little love too and of course, as I made a different sized card, I easily made an envelope to match with my Envelope Punch Board.
I hope you have been inspired by my creation, the Window Shopping bundle can be found in the Occasions catalogue and of course the purchase of this will qualify you to pick a free item in the Sale-a-bration catalogue, yeah, WIN WIN!

If you live in Australia, I would love to be your demonstrator either contact me directly or you can place an order by visiting my online store, you can click the link on the top of my page.

Want to check out or participate in the Colour INKspiration Challenges? Follow this link here.

Cheers Megan xx

Oh! and P.S. It has come to my attention, while talking to my friends and family that some people don't know much about blogs. I was asked, "How do I know when you have written something?" You can subscribe to blogs. Over to the right of my page about half way down you will see a Follow by Email section. You just pop your email address in here and hit subscribe and that way when I post you will get an email notification. Easy!