Colour INKSpiration #17

Hello from Fi at the Magenta Tiger,

I absolutely loved the Colour Combination for the 17th Colour INKSpiration Challenge: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo.

Ice creams, Flamingos, Jar of Flowers … all good options but I decided on Magical Mermaids.

Here is my card:

Water colour, water colour and Clear Wink of Stella!

This is one of the most fun cards I’ve made … ever!!! It’s taken me too long to play with my Magical Mermaids Stamp Set.  

Happy crafting!

Love Fi xxx

CASEing the Catty 147 – Christmas Around the World

Hello from Fi at the Magenta Tiger,

Welcome to another week of CASEing the Catty! This week we are caseing again from the gorgeous Holiday Catalogue (pages 28 – 35).

I’ve decided to CASE a technique tonight: EMBOSS RESIST. It’s been a while since I’ve had my versa mark, embossing powder and heat tool out. The sentiment on the card on page 35 (right hand side, middle) has been created using this technique.

Here is my creation:

I’ve gone with a non-conventional colour for my Christmas Card this week: Calypso Coral and a touch of silver. I really do love how this card turned out.

EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE

The aim of ‘Emboss Resist’ is to emboss light images onto white or light coloured card stock then apply a darker ink over/around the embossed image to make it stand out against the darker inks.

  • Stamp the sentiment with versa mark ink on water colour paper.
  • Add embossing powder (I’ve used White). Make sure there is good coverage of powder on the versa mark ink.
  • Apply heat via Heat Tool ever the powder
  • Add colour – I’ve added Calypso Coral Ink to the watercolour paper with an aqua painter 
  • Voila, emboss resist complete

I’ve added a quarter of a Silver Foil Snowflake, a little of the 1/4″ Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon and a Clear Faceted Gem to the top left hand corner of the card.

Thank-you for hopping over to the Magenta Tiger. Next up in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop is Jackie Noble from across the ditch. Wow, what an amazing page she has created!

Please join us on our Facebook Page for the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge.

Happy hopping and happy crafting.

Love Fi xxx

CASEing the Catty 145 – Merry Little Christmas

Hello from Fi at the Magenta Tiger,

Welcome to this weeks Blog Hop, tonight we are CASEing from pages 10 – 19 of the New Holiday Catalogue. There are TOO many samples to CASE in these pages.

I’m in need of lots of birthday cards for family and friends over the next couple of months: so I started today. I’ve been inspired by the layout of the gorgeous Wild Wasabi card on page 18. 

Here is my card:

 HOW DID I MAKE THIS CARD?

  • Card Base: Bermuda Bay (14.8cm x 21cm)
  • Layer 1: Bermuda Bay (14.3cm x 10.5cm)
    • Run though the Big Shot in the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  • Layer 2: Merry Music Specialty Designers Series Paper (9.5cm x 9.5cm)
    • I’ve added  Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Ink to this piece of DSP with Sponge Daubers 
    • I’ve punched out a row of ‘Decorative Ribbon’ in Champagne Foil with the Decorative Ribbon Border.

CASEing the Catty 145 –       Merry Little Christmas

  • Layer 3: Vellum (8.5cm x 8.5cm)
    • Run though the Big Shot in the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  • Big Shot Butterfly
    • Background Butterfly was cut out with the Butterfly Framelit from the Move Me Thinlits. I’ve then coloured it in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with Sponge Daubers
    • I’ve cut out the Detailed Butterfly Thinlit in Champagne Foil. This Champagne Foil is an amazing New Product in the new Holiday Catalogue.
    • I curled up the wings of the butterfly with my Bone Folder
  • Sentiment: ‘FABULOUS’ from the Tabs for Everything Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White Card Stock then cut out with the Classic Label. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping along. Hop over Peta’s Blog. If you want to play along with CASEing the Catty, head over to our Facebook page to add your creations.

Happy hopping and happy crafting!

Love Fi xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00

Bone Folder

$12.00

CASEing the Catty 144 – Quilted Christmas

Hello from Fi at the Magenta Tiger,

Well it’s here, the new Stampin’ Up! ® Holiday Catalogue for 2017! This catalogue is CRAZY awesome! It is filled with soooooooo many amazing products!

This is our first CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop CASEing the new Catalogue. Tonight we are CASEing from pages 4-9: Quilted Christmas.

You’ve either started here at the Magenta Tiger or hopped over from our Guest Designer Cathy Pinchbeck. 

I’ve been inspired by the little square card at the bottom of page 4 with the Stitched Felt Embellishment Tree.

Here is my card:

I’ve used the Red Quilted paper from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack. This pattern is one of 24 designs in this amazing paper pack. I’ve curled the edges of the paper to give a little dimension with my bone folder.

CASEing the Catty 144 – Quilted Christmas

The Felt Chrismas Tree is one of the three designs in the Stitched Felt Embellishments. I’ve used the mini star die in the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies to cut out the Gold Glimmer Star to place on top of the tree.

This Suite includes one of my favourite items: Quilt Top Textured Impressions ™ Embossing Folder. This folder really jazzes up my Lemon Lime Twist Circle, cut out with the 2 1/4″ Circle Punch.

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping along tonight. Keep hopping along, next up is the super talented Angela Meiritz-reid. She’s inspired me to add the ‘Feeling of Christmas’ Stamp Set to my collection. Head over to our Facebook page to add your creations.

Happy hopping and happy crafting!

Love Fi xxx

CASEing the Catty 143 – Artistic Expression


Hello from Fi at The Magenta Tiger!

We are CASEing from the Artistic Expressions Section (pages 132-181) of the Annual Catalogue in tonights’ CASEING THE CATTY Sunday Blog Hop. You may be starting at The Magenta Tiger or hopping over from our Facebook Page.

I’ve taken inspiration from the Garden Girl Stamp Set on pages 168 and 169.

Watercoloring + Stampin’ Up! = Pure Happiness for me!  

Here is my card:
 
 I’ve watercoloured these gorgeous images from the Garden Girl Stamp Set with a range of Stampin’ Up!® Colours.

 
I’ve created my corners on the card the the sentiment with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. 

Continue with our Blog Hop with the gorgeous Rachel Palmieri.

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Thank-you for hopping by …
 
Happy Crafting, Love Fi xxx

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CASEing the Catty 142 – Love & Sympathy


Hello from Fi at The Magenta Tiger!

Welcome to this weeks’ CASEING THE CATTY Sunday Blog Hop. You may be starting at The Magenta Tiger or hopping over from the lovely Angela Meiritz-Reid. A huge welcome to my stamping pal Nicole Goding our Guest Designer this week, it’s lovely to have you hopping with us!

This week we are CASEing from the ‘Love and Sympathy’ Section of the Annual Catalogue (pages 86-101).

I’ve CASEd the layout of on page 90. I’ve swapped out the Lemon Punched images with Gold Glimmer Balloons and changed up the colour scheme. 

 
Here is my card:
How have I created with card?
1) Card Base: Elegant EggplantCardstock
  • I’ve run it through the Big Shot in the New Polka Dot Basics Textured Embossing Folder (Gotta love the dots)
2) Layer 1: 2″ Whisper White Cardstock 
  • Banner created with the Banner Triple Punch
3) Layer 3: Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (Gotta love more dots!!!)
  • I punched out a 2-1/4″ Circle form this

4) Layer 4: Gold Glimmer Paper Balloons punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch

5) Sentiment: Happy Birthday stamped from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant Ink. I’ve punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. 

Continue with our Blog Hop with the gorgeous Rebecca Scurr. 

 Please join us on our Facebook page and join in the fun …
Thank-you for hopping by …
 
Happy Crafting, Love Fi xxx

CASEing the Catty 141 – Birthday


Hello from Fi at The Magenta Tiger!

Welcome to this weeks’ CASEING THE CATTY Sunday Blog Hop. You may be starting at The Magenta Tiger or hopping over from our Guest Designer this week Michelle Strazds, it’s lovely to have you hopping with us!

This week we are CASEing from the ‘Birthday’ Section of the Annual Catalogue (pages 68.85). This section is filled with so many Birthday Card and Present wrapping ideas. 

I’ve CASEd a layout on page 85. I’ve stamped sentiment (background) and i’ve placed my Happy birthday in the center.

Here is my card:
How have I created with card?
1) Card Base: Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • I’ve stamped ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ from Guy Greetings Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink all over on a diagonal
2) Sentiment:
  • ‘Happy Birthday’ cut in the Big Shot using the Happy Birthday Framelit in Basic Gray Card Stock
  • I’ve added ‘Wink of Stella’ all over the Happy Birthday sentiment to give it a little glimmer! 
  • I’ve mounted this on mini dimensionals (halved) to allow height

CASEing the Catty 141 – Birthdays


3) Thread Embellishments:

  • Messily attached some Silver Metallic Thread – adhered with a couple of glue dots under the sentment
  • I’ve added Three bunches of Metallics Sequins (Silver, Black and Iridescent)

I hope you will continue with our Blog Hop. Next up is the gorgeous and talented Rebecca Scurr. I wonder what she will be ‘Delivering’ this week?

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Thank-you for hopping by …
Happy Crafting, Love Fi xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

CASEing the Catty 140 – For Babies & Kids


Hello from Fi at The Magenta Tiger!

Welcome to the CASEING THE CATTY Sunday Blog Hop, our first for August. You may have started at The Magenta Tiger or hopped over from our Guest Designer this week Linda Whalley, it’s lovely to have you hopping with us! What a great CASE from Linda to start off with …

This week we are CASEing the ‘For Babies and Kids’ Section of the Annual Catalogue (pages 102 – 111). This section has only 10 pages but they filled with an abundance of ideas. 

I’ve decided to CASE a Colour Combination used in the ‘No Bones about It’ card at the bottom of page 109.

I’ve decided to use this striking Colour Combination to create a ‘Get Well Soon’ card for a girlfriend at work. Instead of these words, I decided to go with ‘LOVE & HUGS’ from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set.

CASEing the Catty 140 – For Babies & Kids

Here is my card:
 
How have I created with card?
1) Card Base: Powder Pink Cardstock
2) Layer 1: Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
3) Layer 2: Tranquil Tide Cardstock
4) Layer 3: Whisper White Cardstock
  • I’ve used Embossing Paste to create with diamond pattern on the Whisper White cardstock
  • For the top half and the right, I’ve added Flirty Flamingo Ink to the Emboss Paste and applied it with the Palette Knives through the diamond shapes from the Pattern Party Decorative Mask. 
  • I’ve added Lemon Lime Twist ink to more Embossing Paste and applied it to the bottom left hand of the cardstock. (remainder)

5) Ribbons/ Embellishments:
  • I’ve added a selection of Ribbons to add more pops of colour to this card and I’ve cut out a Gold Glimmer Butterfly from the Butterlies Thinlits (Medium Size)
6) Sentiment:
  • ‘LOVE & HUGS’ from the Sunshine Sayings is stamped in Flirty Flamingo Ink and punched out using the ‘Classic Label Punch’. The ‘LOVE’ is one stamp and ‘& HUGS’ is a separate stamp. This stamp set is extremely versatile!

I hope you will continue with our CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. Next up is my stampin’ friend Rose Parker. I wonder what she will come up with this week?

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Thank-you for hopping by … 
Happy Crafting, Love Fi xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00

Glue Dots

$8.00

CASEing the Catty 138 – Holidays

Hello, it’s Fi from the Magenta Tiger,

This week we’re CASEing from the ‘Holidays’ section of the Catty. I love everything about Christmas: presents, Christmas Tree and of course making my Christmas Cards. I ran Christmas in July Class yesterday which means I’ve officially started making my stash! Tonight I’ve cased a card on page 118.

I’ve changed the orientation, stamp sets and embellishments but used the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White candy stripe paper as my background.

Here is my card:

A little Gold Glimmer Reindeer – I love it! The Reindeer is from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and is a favourite of mine.

Thank-you for hopping along on this weeks CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. Hop along to Angela‘s gorgeous wreath card. 

You can join the Challenge every week at our Facebook page

Happy crafting, Love Fi xxx

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Big Shot

$159.00