Category: Birthday

INSPIRE.CREATE Stamping Challenges #002

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

It’s lovely to be sharing a Birthday Card for my Auntie today. I’m playing along with a new Challenge: INSPIRE.CREATE.CHALLENGE. The second challenge is a sketch.

I love when my cards are not symmetrical so I loved this sketch challenge!

Here is my card:

I decided to challenge myself this weekend and make a card with each of the flowers in the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set. This is the first card I created.I’ll upload my other creations over the next week or so.

I’ve coloured the flowers with my watercolour pencils and my Blender Pen. I’ve used the Pretty Label punch for the sentiment. 


I hope you enjoyed my card for this challenge!

Happy crafting!

Love Fi

CASEing the CATTY 150 – Favourite Big Shot Project from Holiday Catalogue

Welcome to the Magenta Tiger!

What a week to be CASEing the Catty! We are CASEing our Favourite Big Shot Project from the holiday Catalogue. There are so many Big Shot projects in the Holiday Catalogue so it was a hard decision.

 I’ve CASED from page 6. My project uses the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies and the co-oridinating Ready for Christmas Stamp Set. My favourite image in this bundle is the little Dachshund wearing a sweater.

My new Stampin’ Blends arrived on Friday so I decided to test them out! As you all know, I LOVE TO COLOUR!!! These Stampin’ Blends are for me!

For this Christmas Card, there is plenty of stamping, cutting with the Big Shot and of course plenty of adding colour with my new Stampin’ Blends!

Here it is:

 I’ve used the Layering Circle Framelits to cut a hole in my card. This allow us to see the Christmas tree with this Gold Glimmer Star and decorations to be seen. 

The Dachshunds are dressed in Christmas Sweaters, hoping for one of Santas’ Cookies to fall …

The Stocking are are hung on staircase banister.

Thank-you for hopping over to the Magenta Tiger. Join us in the weeks’ Challenge on our Facebook Page.

Hop next to a talented Mel Pagano … 

Happy crafting,

Love Fi xxx


CASEing the Catty – 149 – Year of Cheer

Welcome to the Magenta Tiger!

This week on the CASEING THE CATTY Sunday Blog Hop we are caseing from pages 36-47 of thew Holiday Catalogue. I’ve taken inspiration from the beautiful Stampin’ Up! creations on page 36. These projects use elegant metallic foil and the Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper.  

I created a gorgeous Gift Box using the amazing Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper. The Champagne Foil in this paper is simply amazing, it catches the light and sparkles beautifully!

Here is my Gift Box:

The measurements of the box are based on a You Tube Video by Jennifer Frost. The top of the box is the ‘Sparkle’ pattern in the Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series and the bottom made with Thick Whisper White Card stock. I used Stampin’ Up!® Tear & Tape Adhesive to assemble the box. It’s super strong for boxes and 3D items.

I’ve added Basic Black Archival Ink with a Sponge Dauber to the back of the Foil Snowflake.  

The circles from the Cheers to the Year Stamp Set are stamped in Smoky Slate and Basic Grey Archival Ink. These have been layered over the Snowflake and some Mini Sequin Trim. 

I’ve stamped the sentiment ‘season of cheer’ from the Watercolour Christmas Stamp Set twice on Whisper White Cardstock. Once with Smoky Slate and once with Basic Black Archival Ink to give a shadowed effect. This sentiment was punched out with the Everyday Label Punch. I’ve punched two other layers: Smoky Slate and Basic Black. I cut these in half and layered them behind the sentiment.


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in the weeks’ Challenge on our Facebook Page.

Keep hopping with the lovely Jackie Noble.

Happy crafting,

Love Fi xxx

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Colour INKspiration 18

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

What an amazing colour combination in this Colour Inspiration Challenge.  

I’ve used the Painted Harvest Stamp set to create my card using these challenge colours.

Here is my card:

  1. Card Base: Powder Pink Cardstock (
  2. Champagne Foil Sheet (
    • Instead of using the whole piece of Champagne Foil, I’ve punched some circles out of the centre. These circles will be covered by the next layer.

      • I’ll be able to use these Champagne Foil circles in another project.  
  1. I’ve attached the two above layers with Fast Fuse and then put them thought the Big Shot in the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. 
  2.  Watercolour Paper
    • I’ve stamped the flowers
      • Ist Layer – Powder Pink
      • 2nd Layer – Sweet Sugar Plum
      • Centre: Sahara Sand – I’ve stamped this twice. I rotated the stamp a little to get s slightly difference print
    • I’ve added water to the watercolour paper and ink with a Stamping’ Spritzer. This gives the ‘waterwashed’ look.
  3. Sentiment – ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set
    • I’ve stamped the sentiment in Basic Grey Archival Ink on Watercolour paper then punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch. 
    • I layered the Sahara Sand Pretty Label (just both ends) behind the Sentiment
  4. Accessories
    • I’ve added a length of Powder Pink – 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon to the front of the Watercolour Paper and a dash of Silver and Copper Metallic Thread behind the sentiment

Thanks for popping past, below is a list of all the supplies you’ll need to make my card. Click on any of the products and I’ll take you to my Stampin’ Up!® Store.

Happy crafting,

Love Fi xxx

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #001

Hello form the Magenta Tiger,

I’m playing along with a new Challenge this week: Inspire.Create.Challenges. Congratulations to the talented ladies in the UK that have started this new Challenge. The first challenge is a Colour Colour Combination: Calypso Coral, Basic Grey and Whisper White.

I’m in love the Patterned Reindeer in the Merry Patterns Stamp Set. What better colour to make him than: Calypso Coral!

Here is my card:

  1. Card Base: Calypso Coral Cardstock
  2. Layer 1: Basic Grey Cardstock
  3. Layer 2: Gold Foil
  4. I’ve adhered these three above layers with Fast Fuse and the run them through the Big Shot in the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  5. Layer 3: Reindeer – Two layered Stamp Set: Merry Patterns
    • The outline has been stamped in Basic Grey Archival Ink
    • The image has been stamped in Calypso Coral Ink
    • Both stamped on Whisper White Cardstock
    • I’ve sponged Calypso Coral Ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
    • This is attached with Dimensionals to add height
  6. Sentiment: Merry Christmas stamped in Basic Grey Ink on Whisper White Cardstock
    • I’ve sponged Calypso Coral Ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
    • This is attached with Dimensionals to add height
  7. Accessories: I’ve added small lengths of Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon and Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon under the Sentiment

Thanks for visiting the Magenta Tiger.

Happy Crafting,

Love Fi xxx

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CASEing the Catty 148 – Kits & Memories and More

Hello from the Magenta Tiger,

Welcome to this weeks’ CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge.

It’s all about Kits and Memories & More. 

For my card, I used the Stamp Set from the Soft Sayings Kit from the Annual Catalogue (page 11) and the layout from the Watercolour Christmas Project Kit. 


Here is my Berry Burst Card:

  1. Card Base: Berry Burst Cardstock
  2. Layer 1: Shimmery White Cardstock
    • I’ve stamped the flowers in Basic Black Archival Ink
      • Large Flower – watercolored in Berry Burst Ink with aquapainters
      • Small Flower – watercolored in Powder Pink Ink with aquapainters
  3. Sentiment – Happy Birthday from the Soft Sayings Stamp Set
    • I punched out the sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch
  4. I attached the Shimmery White Cardstock to the Berry Burst Cardstock with Fast Fuse. 

Keep hopping along, next up is the gorgeous Rebecca Scurr

Please join us with our Caseing the Catty Sunday Challenge. 

Happy hopping and happy crafting,

Love Fi xxx

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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.


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