Happy Birthday Wreath!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

I’m playing along with the current Colour INKspiration Challenge #05. The colours are Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand: a delightful combination of light dreamy colours!

Here is my creation:

Happy crafting, Love Fiona xxx

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Thanks Chick!

Hello from The Magenta Tiger,

I’m back in business! I’ve been suffering from a severe bout of ‘crafters block’ … this lack of creativity has been driving me crazy! But alas, ‘CASEING THE CATTY Challenge 119‘ to the rescue! This weeks challenge is inspired by the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, pages 16-19. I’ve chosen to stamp with my ‘Hey, Chick’ Stamp Set.

I’ve cased the ‘Thanks’ card at the top right hand corner of page 16. 

I’ve watercolored my Chicken with unconventional colours: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo with a hint of Copper. This Chicken is a SUPER cutie-pie!

Here is my card :

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Rich Razzlebery Cardstock (15.0 cm x 21.0cm)  
  • Layer 1: Sweet Sugarplum Yardstick (9.2cm x 13.0cm )
    • Run though the Big Shot in my most favourite Textured Embossing Folder ‘Large Polka Dot’
    • Wrapped Copper Thread around the cardstock 9 times horizontally 
  • Square 1: Watercolour Paper 2 – 5/8″ ‘Stitched’ Square cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Square 2: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock  2 – 3/8″ Square from the layering Squares Framelits
  • Square 3: Watercolour Paper 2 – 1/8″ ‘Stitched’ Square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits
    • I prepared the paper with the embossing buddy. It prevents extra embossing powder from sticking to the paper
    • I’ve stamped the chicken in Versamark Ink,  added Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the Heat Tool
    • I’ve watercolored the Chicken in unconventional colours: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo. The Grass is Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon.
  • Sentiment: ‘THANKS’ from the ‘One Big Meaning’ Stamp Set.
    • I used my Stamp-a-ma Jig and a post-it note as I only wanted to use the ‘thanks’ from the Stamp ‘one tiny word with one big meaning, thanks’. 
    • Prepped with the embossing buddy and stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink,  added Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the Heat Tool
    • Banner: Right end punched with the Banner Triple Punch, Left end cut with one of the Square Stitched Shapes 
  • Glue: Assemble with the Adhesive of your Choice: Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots or Fast Fuse

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Heat Tool

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Big Shot

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Happy First Birthday Little One!

Hello from The Magenta Tiger,

I’m playing along with the current Design Project #GDP076. I’ve cased the layout of the card that the talented Kylie Bertucci created.

My work collegue Marianne requested a 1st Birthday Card for her nephew so this is what I created for her.


HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Island Indigo Cardstock (15.0 cm x 21.0cm)  
    • I’ve cut a scalloped oval in the front of the card with a scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits
    • I’ve spritzed Gold Wink of Stella on the front of the card
  • Layer 1: Stamp in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock and watercolour with my Aqua Painters in the below colours:
  • Layer 2:
    • Hat: Dapper Denim and Island Indigo
    • Dress: Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo leaf stamped in the Flowers
    • Sky: Soft Sky
  • Sentiment: ‘Happy Birthday Gorgeous’ in Island Indigo on Whisper White Cardstock
  • Accessories
    • Metallic Sequins – Gold Circles
    • Metallic Thread – Gold
    • 5/8″ Organiza Ribbon – Whisper white
    • Metallic Foil Doilies – cut a small Gold Doily in half
  • Glue: Assemble with the Adhesive of your Choice: Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots or Fast Fuse

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

Beautiful You Gift Cards

Hello from The Magenta Tiger,

I’m playing along with the current CASEing the Catty Challenge: 116 – Pages 20-31. I’ve cased the layout of the card on page 25 of the Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalogue (Top Right hand corner).

I’ve used a Crumb Cake Note Card as my base and watercolored the elegant lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Crumb Cake Note Card  
    • I’ve cut a scalloped oval in the front of the card with a scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits
    • I’ve spritzed Gold Wink of Stella on the front of the card
  • Elegant Lady: Stamp in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock and watercolour with my Aqua Painters in the below colours:
    • Hat: Dapper Denim and Island Indigo
    • Dress: Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo leaf stamped in the Flowers
    • Sky: Soft Sky
  • Sentiment: ‘Happy Birthday Gorgeous’ in Island Indigo on Whisper White Cardstock
  • Accessories: 
    • Metallic Sequins – Gold Circles
    • Metallic Thread – Gold
    • 5/8″ Organiza Ribbon – Whisper white
    • Metallic Foil Doilies – cut a small Gold Doily in half
  • Glue: Assemble with the Adhesive of your Choice: Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots or Fast Fuse

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

Sunshine Sayings: CTC111 – Sale-a-bration

Hello from The Magenta Tiger,

I’m playing along with the current CASEing the Catty Challenge: 111 Sale-a-bration. I’ve cased the layout of the card on page 4 of the Sale-a-bration Brochure (Right hand side).

I’ve rotated the orientation and used the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set as I don’t yet have Avant Garden Stamp Set. The Washi Tape is from the Affectionately Yours Suite. I’ve used Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush (all colours in the Affectionately Yours Suite).

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Night of Navy Cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
  • Layer 1: Whisper White Cardstock (10.5cm x 11.5cm)
    • Watermelon Wonder: Flower
    • Leaves: Mint Macaron
    • Daffodil Delight: leaf stamped in the Flowers
    • Stamp the Stems in Cucumber Crush
  • Sentiment: ‘CONGRATS’ stamped in Black Momento on Vellum, Banner created with the Banner Triple Punch (3/4″ x 2 3/4″)
  • Washi Tape: Blue Floral from the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Washi Tape
  • Glue: Assemble with Snail Adhesive

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Happy 1st Birthday Little Lamb!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

Well, we had a 1st Birthday Party for our friends little girl earlier this this month. What better time to whip out the sheep from the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set to create this cut little birthday card.

Happy 1st Birthday Riley!

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock` (14.9cm x 21.0cm)
  • Layer 1: Shimmery White Cardstock (9.5cm x 14cm)
    • Stamp the Sheep from the ‘Barnyard Babies’ Stamp Set in Archival Basic Gray ink
    • Watercolour the sheep with the Aquapainters
      • Woolly Body and Head: Smoky Slate
      • Grass: Emerald Envy
      • I did not colour the face or ears
  • Layer 2: Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock – Scalloped Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Layer 3: Shimmery White Cardstock – Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits
    • Stamp ‘Number 1’ in Sweet Sugarplum Ink from the Number of Years Stamp Set
  • Embellishment: 2 Metallic Enamel Shapes: Silver Hearts, Tie a Bow with Sweet Sugarplum Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon, I’ve rounded all the corners with the Envelope Punch Board.
  • Glue: Assemble once all elements once completed with the Glue of your Choice. I’ve used Fast Fuse Adhesive for most elements: dimensional for the Oval Badge and Glue dots for the Sweet Sugarplum Bow.
  • Envelope: I’ve decorated the Envelope by watercoloring a couple of sheep in Sweet Sugarplum!

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Glue Dots

$8.00

Big Shot

$159.00

oh me, oh my, oh so Succulent!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

Today, I’m participating in the second Colour INKspiration Challenge. The colour palette for this challenge Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Garden Green and  Whisper White: inspiration the pot of succulents below.

Oh me, Oh my, I love the Succulents!!! This afternoon, I’ve been creating with the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and co-ordinating Succulents Framelits (Stampin’ Up! ® Occasions Catalogue page 21).  I’ve created my own Designer Series Paper by stamping the Succulents. I love the white tip on the stamped succulents, such detail!

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock (21.0cm x 15.0cm)
  • Layer 1: Shimmery White Cardstock (9.5cm x 14cm)
    • Stamp the Large Succulent ‘Outline’ all over the Shimmery White Cardstock
    • Stamp the Large Succulent ‘Inside’ in Wisteria Wonder or Soft Sky.
    • I’ve stamped the Medium Succulent ‘Inside’ in Mint Macaron on the Large Soft Sky Succulents
    • Sponge Soft Sky ink in the space between all the succulents with a Sponge Dauber
  • Succulent 1: Wisteria Wonder
    • Cut out the 5 ‘Succulent’ Dies in Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
    • Stamp the ‘Jelly bean shape’ in Whisper White Craft Ink on the end of the petals on the largest three succulent layers
    • Sponge Wisteria Wonder ink with a Sponge Dauber on each petal of the succulent layers 
  • Succulent 2: Soft Sky
    • Cut out the 4 smaller ‘Succulent’ Dies in Soft Sky Cardstock
    • Stamp the ‘Jelly bean shape’ in Whisper White Craft Ink on the end of the petals on the largest two succulent layers
    • Sponge Soft Sky ink with a Sponge Dauber on each petal of the succulent layers 

  • Leaves: Cut them out of Garden Green and Mint Macaron Cardstock, some stamped with Garden Green Ink.
  • Sentiment: Stamp ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A VERY SPECIAL PERSON’ in Wisteria Wonder Ink on a Whisper White banner created with the Banner Triple Punch
  • Accessories: Add a touch of Silver metallic Thread behind the banner using Snail Adhesive and add Silver Circle Metallic Enamel Shapes in the centre of the die cut Succulents
  • Glue: Assemble banner with Dimensionals, Succulents and leaves with Fast Fuse.
  • Envelope: I stamped matching Succulents in Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky ink and added a matching Succulent in Soft Sky to the front of the envelope

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00

Lift Me Up – Thank you

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

I’m CASEing the Catty again this week. My inspiration comes from the Hot Air Balloon Cards on page 10 of the New Occasions Catalogue. I’ve stamped the Hot Air Balloons and Clouds with Archival Ink (it’s waterproof) and then watercolored using Aquapainters. We are creating this card tomorrow in class. Hope the girls enjoy making it!

 

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Smoky Slate Cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
  • Layer 1: Shimmery White Cardstock (9.5cm x 14cm)
    • Stamp Medium Balloons, Small Balloons, Medium Clouds and Small Clunds in Basic Gray Archival Ink
    • Watercolour each with Aquapainters
      • Medium Balloon = Calypso Coral
      • Small Balloon = Pear Pizzazz
      • Medium & Small Clouds = Soft Sky or Smoky Slate 
  • Cloud: cut out the Cloud with the Large Cloud with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Sentiment: ‘thank you very much’ from the Basket for You’ Stamp Set in Basic Gray Archival Ink. banner cut out using the ‘Banner’ form Bunch of Banners Framelits
  • Accessories: Perfect White Accents, I’ve rounded ALL my corners with the Envelope Punch Board.
  • Glue: Assemble cloud and banner with Dimensionals, add a touch of Silver metallic Thread behind the banner using Snail Adhesive

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00

Tasty Cup Cakes

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

Wow! Sale-a-bration is wonderful time of year! When you spend $90 on products from the Annual or Occasions Catalogue, you can pick a free item from Sale-a-bration Brochure (Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, Stamp Sets).  I’ve watercolored with the Sale-a-bration ‘Tasty Trucks’ which is on page 12.

I’m participating in this weeks ‘CASEing the Catty: 111 Sale-a-bration Challenge‘. I’ve created my own take on the Tasty  Trucks and Cupcake.

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Shimmery White Cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
    • Stamp the Mini Cupcakes from the ‘Tasty Trucks’ Stamp Set, colour with Watercolour Pencils (Pacific Point and Melon Mambo) then paint with the Aquapainters
  • Layer 1: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (9.5cm x 10cm)
    • Run through the Big Shot in the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    • Tip: Big Shot Sandwich is different with this embossing folder. (Clear Cutting Pad, Embossing Folder then Bight Platform)

  • Layer 2: Shimmery White Cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
    • Stamp the Truck and 3 Cupcakes from ‘Tasty Trucks’ Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink. I’ve used the new watercolour pencils to add colour. (Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Pacific Point)

  • Sentiment: ‘Happy Birthday, now where’s the cake?!?’ stamped from the ‘Tasty Trucks’ Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink on Shimmery White cardstock. I’ve created the banner ends with the Banner Triple Punch and added a Daffodil Delight banner as well.
  • Glue: Assemble once all elements once completed with the Glue of your Choice: I’ve used Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Big Shot

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Dragonfly Birthday

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

Dragonflies are so in at the moment. There will be plenty more Dragonfly Cards being posted in the next couple of months. I’ve watercolored this cute little Dragonfly that is from the Timeless Texture Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue.

HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Shimmery White Cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
  • Layer 1: Pool Party Cardstock (8.5cm x 20cm)
    • Run through the Big Shot in the Large Polka Dot Texture Embossing Folder 
  • Layer 2: Shimmery White Cardstock (10cm x 14.3cm)
    • I’ve stamped Dragonflies from the Timeless Textured Stamp Set in Archival Basic Gray Ink. I’ve watercolored each dragonfly in Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay with Aqua Painters.
    • Stamp a separate Dragonfly in Shimmery White Cardstock, watercolour it as above and fussy cut with Paper Snips
  • Layer 3: Pool Party Cardstock (2.5cm x 5.5cm)
  • Sentiment: ‘Happy Birthday’ stamped in Shimmery White Cardstock in Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Ink from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set
  • Accessories: Perfect White Accents, I’ve rounded ALL my corners with the Envelope Punch Board.
  • Glue: Assemble once all elements once completed with the Glue of your Choice. Use Dimensionals the sentiment and the ‘fussy cut’ Dragonfly.

Happy Crafting! Love Fiona xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00