Thursday, February 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! "Perfect Peacock"

Perfect Peacock, a rubber stamp released by Stampin' Up! is a must have for those that love peacocks and love to colour images with detail.  CN created these two stunning cards with use of the beautiful Blendabilities...
A Crafty Cat: Perfect Peacock x CN
Old Olive, Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie were the colours used to colour the image...
A Crafty Cat: Perfect Peacock x CN
 From blue and green to purples - Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Old Olive...
A Crafty Cat: Perfect Peacock x CN
 This photo captures the colours much more vividly - and the finish with the ribbon to the side is a tying touch...
A Crafty Cat: Perfect Peacock x CN
A beautiful stamp, coloured and mounted by a very talented girl.  LOVE your creations CN, you should be so proud.

Yours in paper craft,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Stampin' Up! Traveler & World Map - Macsuline Birthday card

Happy Birthday Dad! Male cards can be a challenge but if you own the Traveler WM134510/CM134513 stamp set released by Stampin' Up! then you are pretty well covered.  Coupled with the World Map WM130342/CM130345 background stamp, the two complement each other purrrfectly.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Traveler"

I used chocolate chip to stamp and distress with, the gold washi tape (watercolour wonder 133000) is more of an antique colour and works purrrfectly with the gold twine 132976.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Traveler"
I fussy cut the globe out and lifted it over the twine and washi tape with Dimensionals...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Traveler"
I knotted the twine around it self to add a little more male character...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Traveler"
The greeting is from the must have word stamp set "And Many More" WM134273/CM134276. So with a bit of layering, some washi tape and string, and a couple of vintage, masculine stamp sets, you too can create a very nice masculine card.

Yours in paper craft,

Friday, February 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog

Punch Art is sooooo much fun and this punch art dog is sooooo cute! a couple of days ago I show case a creation by Heather Baker, HERE and today I want to share with you a couple more creations by those that attended class.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
 Wisteria Wonder on Perfect Plumb...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
 The very cute little pup up close and personal...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
A big thank you to Dawn for showing us how to make this pup which was created using a number of punches including
the oval punches
Owl builder punch
small heart punch
Word Window punch.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
A highlight of Faux Patina... 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
The instructions are HERE in Dawn's video.  Gorgeous aren't they, I just love it.


I look forward to your company at the next post,
Yours in paper craft

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stampin' Up! Punch Art Birthday Dog

Stampin' Up! punches are great for creating animals of all sorts and Heather Baker took a look at the wonderful Dawn Griffiths Punch Art Doggie video to get inspiration to create this gorgeous card...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punches x Heather Baker
The little girl dog is created using a number of punches including
the oval punches
Owl builder punch
small heart punch
Word Window punch.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punches x Heather Baker
The cute dog is hold a balloon which announces the age of the Birthday girl, and there are banners of Happy Birthday flying from the string of the balloon.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punches x Heather Baker
 The card is created in Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette and Early Expresso...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punches x Heather Baker
The instructions are HERE in Dawn's video.  Gorgeous isn't she, and I am sure the Birthday girl will just love it.  A big thank you to Heather for allowing me to work with her on this project, the card is personal and very cute!
 
This of course lead to a class, and these are their creations...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
 Wisteria Wonder and Island Indigo...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
 Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
 Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog
 Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Punch Art Dog

I look forward to your company at the next post,
Yours in paper craft
 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Blendabilites, Bloom with Hope & Paper Shaping.

This post features the art of Paper Shaping, best demonstrated by the very skilful Cecile Ortiz - check out my pinterest board to see her work.  These are two more projects from my first class of the year and as you can see, the ladies used Blendabilities to colour the hostess stamp set Bloom with Hope.  By combining the art of colouring with paper shaping...this is the results;  Rose...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope"
 Rose created a very stunning card and embraced the paper shaping instantly...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope"
 The paper shaping combined with the Stampin' Up! Dimensionals for lift, create a realistic effect.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope"
 Sherene also created a gorgeous card in Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope"
 The flowers were coloured with a combination of Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope"
 The flowers looked so real I wanted to pick them!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope"
These are beautiful cards and I look forward to showing many more of you how these were created in a class, or your own workshop.

Yours in paper craft,

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Stampin' Up! From the Herd

The Stampin' Up! 2015 Occasions catalogue has a fun stamp set called "From the Heard" and I have to say it is one of my favourite...I love the animals chosen, I love to colour (especially with  my Stampin' Up! Blendabilities) and it amazes me to see how different cards can be created using this one stamp...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "From the Herd"
From a simple background of Whisper White, double mounted, to a background of earthy tones, the group of animals just make me smile. 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "From the Herd"
 CN created this fun card in my class where we looked at creating texture with blendabilities, with repeated brush strokes.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "From the Herd"
CN then added dimension by fussing cutting out three of the heads as a feature and raising them with Dimensionals just to give that extra "pop"...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "From the Herd"
Isn't it just a herd of fun! ...and from a different angle...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "From the Herd"
And this card was created by another of the wonderful ladies at PLR, Colleen...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "From the Herd"
Thanks for stopping by, and remember if there is anything I can help you with, give me a call, text or E-mail.

I look forward to seeing you soon.
Love

Friday, February 13, 2015

Blendabilities Stampin' Up! "Blended Bloom"

Love colouring, then Stampin' Up! Blendabilities are for you.  My first class saw the lovely Jo join us and make her first card using Stamin' Up! Blendabilities and "Blended Bloom stamp set"  This is her creation, her first card...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom
 
Blended Bloom is a beautiful flower that enables the beginner or experienced to create a beautiful card, this is a basic layout that introduces the beginner to layering, embossing and colouring with highlights.  This card was created by a lady from PLR...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom
 This stunning card was created in calypso coral, by Leanne Cahill, her first Stampin' Up! products card...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom
 What fun the girls had creating very different cards.  I look forward to seeing you in the next post.

Yours in paper craft,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blendabilities Stampin' Up! "Vivid Vases"

I love the simplicity and versatility of Stampin' Up! Vivid Vases.  I chose this set to demonstrate light, when colouring with Blendabilities.  A very basic layout focuses the eye on the image and depth of colour - this was my first attempt at colouring...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Vivid Vases" on Rich Razzleberry
 I decided to add more colour, after all the stamp is called Vivid Vases!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Vivid Vases"
I added another layer, dry embossed with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder 133520 and layered the card on Melon Mambo.  The card is finished off with colour coordinating ribbon to bring forth the yellow vase and the Old Olive green on the leaves and matting.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Vivid Vases"
Love this stunning colour combination of Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.  This stunning card was created by one of the PLR ladies...
 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Vivid Vases"
I hope you like these and I look forward to showing more projects in my next post.

Yours in paper craft,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blendabilities Stampin' Up! "I Like You"

Welcome back to 2015 and new year of crafting. It has been quite awhile since I have posted on my blog, as I've been busy being a Mum playing, going on adventures and getting Ben ready for School.  Ben has settled nicely into prep and I am very grateful to the school for their place in that transition.

So back to crafting, classes have commenced so please check my events calendar on facebook or click above on workshops and classes.

The year has commenced with my love of colouring, and the wonderful hostess stamp, "I Like You" It is worth hosting a workshop just to be given the opportunity to purchase this gorgeous set.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "I Like You"
 I created this card on a Pink Pirouette base with Melon Mambo highlights and the greeting surrounded by the flowers coloured with Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo Blendabilities.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "I Like You" Pink Pirouette
 I then became adventurous and added Crumb Cake to the colour scheme with DSP and the base card.  I added a paper doily under the greeting on a layered banner to soften the sharpness of the card.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "I Like You" Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake
I am looking forward to giving this card to my Mother-in-law for her Birthday this weekend, I do hope she likes it.

And a creation from a gorgeous customer at PLR...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! I Like You
I hope to see you again soon,
with love,