Month: June 2016

Lovely as a Tree Sympathy

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

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I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 242. I found out a girlfriend’s fur baby passed away last night so I’ll be posting this card to her. 🙁  For this project I’ve used the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set. I’ve only just purchased this set and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long. The trees are magical!

My circles are cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits and the Big Shot. I also ran my Crumb Cake Card stock thought the BigShot in the Large Polka Dot Embossing folder to get the texture large dots. A little Gold Metallic Thread never hurt anyone to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by, Love Fiona xxx

Sunshine Congrats!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

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Tonight, I’m playing along with the current Global Design Challenge #041: Colour Challenge. Night of Navy and Whisper White have been paired with the beautiful new Sweet Sugarplum!

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I’ve used cut out the ‘Congrats’ and the ‘Flower’ using the New Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Set and the Big Shot using Sweet Sugarplum and Night of Navy Cardstock. This set has to be one of my favourite items from this current Stampin’ Up! ® Catalogue.

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I’ve texture embossed the Whisper White cardstock using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder then added  some Sweet Sugarplum ink using a Sponge Dauber. I’ve  attached a piece of 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon behind the ‘Congrats’ and added a large White Perfect Accent for a little extra detail.

Thanks for stopping by, Love Fiona xxx

A Pansy Load of Thanks!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

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I’m playing along with CASEing the Catty 83: Thanks. The Team are sharing ‘Thank-you’ ideas and inspiration from the latest Annual Stampin’ Up!® Catalogue (pages 38-43).

My inspiration has come from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set on page 41. This stamp set has many ‘Thank-you’ sentiments. For my card, I’ve paired the ‘Thank-You from all of us’ with one of the Flowers from the Flower Shop Stamp Set.

I’ve started with half a piece of Whisper White Card stock (cut length wise) as my card base. I’ve stamped the ‘Pansy’ as the background in Basic Black Archival Ink. I’ve also stamped the ‘Pansy’ x 3 on Shimmer White Cardstock and then watercolored the image with my Aquapainter in Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Peekapoo Peach ink. I’ve punched the three images out with the super cute and super easy Pansy Punch.

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I’ve attached the ‘Pansys’ to the card with dimensionals. Each ‘Pansy’ (watercoloured or not) has been ‘glittered’ with Wink of Stella. I’ve used some gold glimmer paper as the border around my Sentiment. My Pansys’ have been finished off  some White Perfect Accents.

Thanks for stopping by, Love Fiona xxx

 

Thank You Wreath

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

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This week the ‘CASEing the Catty’ Crew are showcasing Christmas inspiration featured in the  New  Stampin’ Up! ® Annual Catalogue (pages 26-37) – CASEing The Catty 82. My entry this week for the monthy challenge is inspired by the gorgeous Christmas Wreath Card on page 32 (without the Christmas theme).

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My card base is a piece of Shimmer White Cardstock (11.5cm x 22cm ) folded in half. I’ve embossed a piece of Crumb Cake (10.5 cm x 10.5cm) with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder then dabbed a little Crumb Cake ink over the card stock with a Sponge Dauber.

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I’ve stamped the wreath from the Circle of Spring Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink onto Shimmer White Cardstock. Shimmer White Cardstock or Watercolour Paper are the best surfaces for Watercoloring. I’ve watercolored the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty flamingo and Peekaboo Peach with my Aqua Painter. and the leaves in Mint Macaron. The Wreath has been cut out in the Big Shot using the Wreath dies from the Wonderous Wreath Framelits. This framelit created the Christmas Wreath on page 32. The Peekaboo Peach bow was stamped and then cut out using this same Fraemlits set.

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The Crumb Cake banner was created using the Banners Framelits. My ‘Thank-you’ sentiment is from the Circle of Spring stamp set and has been stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink. I’ve added a Gold Metallic Enamel Circle and some 1/4″ Gold Natural Trim for a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, Love Fiona xxx

It’s Birthday Time!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

 CASEing the Cattie 81: Birthdays!

There are so many options to ‘CASE’ but today I’m CASEing the card on page 24 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. I’ve used two Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Balloon Celebration and Balloon Builders.

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I’ve used the beautiful floral paper  from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and Mint Macaron Cardstock and Whisper White card stock as my base card.

I’ve stamped the Watercolor Balloons and string (Balloon Builders Stamp Set), stars (Balloon Celebrations) and ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment (Balloon Celebrations) all in Night of Navy ink. The Night of Navy balloons have been punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  The sentiment and balloons have been elevated on the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. Love Fiona xxx

Weddings are here!

Hello from the Magenta Tiger, 

Today I’m playing along with the current SU-Only Challenge: Weddings are here!

Here is my creation:

I’ve stamped the flower image from the Timeless Love Stamp Set twice to make a wreath on Shimmery White card stock. This paper is ideal for watercolorING images. I’ve Heat Embossed with the brand new Copper Emboss Powder. Copper matches with so many of our Stampin’ Up colors. 

I’ve water colored the flowers in Sweet Sugar Plum and Flirty Flamingo. Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo are two of our new Stampin’ Up In Colors 2016-2018. I just love them! The leaves have been watercoloured in Old Olive. 

My ‘Congratulations’ sentiment is from the Timeless Love Stamp Set as well and I’ve embossed it as well with the Copper Powder. 

I’ve added a little extra detail with the Sweet Sugarplum Rushed a Ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by. Love Fiona xxx

A Stampin’ Up!® Selection

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

Today was the Official Launch of the New Annual Stamping’ Up!® Catalogue 2016-2017!

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There are some amazing goodies that I’m really excited to showcase. I’ve created a selection of projects showcasing some new and some returning goodies. Bumblebees, Copper Emboss Powder, Layering Square Framelits and the five new In-Colours for 2016-2018 are just a few!

hello bumblebee

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I totally fell in love with the Bumblebee in the ‘Pun Intended’ stamp set, as soon as I saw it.  I think it’s going to feature in many more of my creations. My bumblebees were stamped with Versamark and Black Emboss Powder to create shine and texture. I’ve  watercoloured them with Daffodil Delight in (body = intense, wings = lightly) and then added Clear Wink of Stella  on the wings for a little sparkle.

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I ran the Daffodil Delight Cardstock though the Big Shot in the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder. The squares were then cut out using with the 1″ square in the Layering Squares Framelits.  These are going to come in super handy! The ‘Hello’ sentiment is from the Hello You Thinlits. I’ve lightly watercoloured with Daffodil Delight ink and Clear Wink of Stella. I’ve added Gold Metallic Thread in diagonals across the cardstock for an extra embellishment and I lifted the bumblebees off the page with dimensionals to make them look like they are buzzing above the paper.

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 lady-bird tags

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My Kraft Paper Gift Bag was created using the Stampin’ Up!® Gift Bag Punch Board. I’ve only used one image in this project, the ‘Ladybugs’ from the Love You Lots Stamp Set. I stamped the ladybugs in Crumb Cake all over the Kraft Paper and coloured the bodies with Clear Wink of Stella. Super cute and super effective!

 On the front of my Gift Bag I’ve draped the 1cm Ruched Ribbon in all 5 of the 2016-2018 In Colors : Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim as well as Silver Sequin Trim. The front ladybird has been watercolour in Crumb Cake and punch out with the 1″ Circle Punch.

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I’ve created 15 Tags (3 of each of the 2016-2018 In-Colors) to pop in the Gift Bag. The Tag was punched with the 2″ Circle Punch and hole by the Scalloped Tag Topper. I’ve threaded the Ruched Ribbon through the hole and stapled it securely with the Handheld Stapler. I’ve watercolored the Ladybirds in the 2016-2018 In-Color Inks and punched the circle with the 1″ Circle Punch. I’ve used a Clothespin (coloured in with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Marker.

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Thank-You Blooms

There are some projects you start and have no idea what the end result wiIl be, I was in this situation with this card. I started by Heat Embossing the big ‘Bloom’ from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set on Shimmery White cardstock. The outline of the bloom stands when embossed when the image is watercoloured with my aqua painters. I’ve watercolored the bloom with predominantly with Sweet Sugarplum and a little Flirty Flamingo inks. The leaves are Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron. I’ve added a little Clear wink of Stella over the bloom for that extra glimmer.

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My ‘Thank-you’ sentiment and border are from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set (Heat embossed in Gold). I’ve used Gorgeous Grunge (THANK-YOU Stampin’ Up!® for continuing this amazing stamp set!) in two ways to create the background of my card. Firstly Gold Heat Embossed dots and Crumb Cake stamped dots. A little Sweet Sugarplum Rushed Ribbon and some Gold metallic thread to finish the card off!

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sassy birthdays

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 You’ve gotta love a ‘shaker’ card. The metallic sequins  happily move around inside the card. The Designer Series Paper I have used is Pop of Pink: featuring Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Gold Foil.

I’ve started by cutting out the overlapping hearts in the DSP with 2 hearts from the New Sweet and Sassy Framelits Set. I’ve then cut the Melon Mambo hearts to go around the cut outs with the same size and one size up. I’ve then added Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer. I’ve attached a window sheet to the back of the DSP. I’ve attached the new Adhesive Foam Strips to the window sheets then filled the hole with Assorted Metallic Sequins.

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I’ve then attached the Whisper White DSP with Gold foil strips to the foam strips. The card front is completed! The card front was then attached to Basic Black cardstock. My ‘Birthday wishes’ sentiment has been stamped with versa mark and Melon Mambo ink then heat embossed with clear powder. The Melon Mambo and Basic Black banner ends were created with the Banner Triple Punch.

Bermuda Bay Baby Box

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This versatile and handy little box was created using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits. I’ve texture embossed the Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Lucky Stars embossing folder to give me the stars pattern. I’ve added Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim and 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon for a little draped detail. I’ve double stamped the stripy ‘Wondersuit’  and the ‘Made with Love’ sentiment from the Made with Love Stamp Set. I’ve stamped the 1st image in Versamark  and the 2nd image with Veramark & Bermuda Bay ink. I’ve then added clear emboss powder and heat embossed. The ‘Wondersuit’ is cut out with the matching Framelit from Baby’s First framelits. The ‘Made with Love’ sentiment was punched out using the 1″ Circle Punch.

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  affectionatey yours scrapbooking

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Andrew and I spend some time in London recently. We spent a day exploring Greenwich, visiting Cutty Sark. (British Clipper Ship) This is my favourite photo from that trip.

 I haven’t loved any Stamping’ Up!® paper more than the Affectionately Yours DSP. My background paper has the most magnificent  floral Copper Foil pattern, just devine!  The ‘love’ sentiment I used is from the Watercolour Words Stamp Set and has been Heat Embossed with the Copper Emboss Powder. I’ve also heat embossed  some Pansys from then Flower Shop stamp set with the Copper emboss powder.

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ve enjoyed creating some gorgeous new projects with my new goodies. I look forward to seeing you all at my Stampin’ Up! Catalogue Launch in a couple of weeks.
Love Fiona xxx