Old Olive Amazing Silhouettes Bundle – AWH Colour Creations

Old Olive Amazing Silhouettes Bundle – AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week 32 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Old Olive from the Regals family.

Old Olive is the green I tend to use the most. I especially like it used with pinks, but this week I’ve made a simple slimline monochromatic card that is quite masculine.

I’ve used the new Amazing Silhouettes bundle – this stamp set features negative images and the coordinating word dies also have shadow dies.

These large stamps do all the hard work for you, quickly filling the card front. I created a forest of Old Olive trees, using the same stamp at different heights.

The shadow word die was cut in Basic Black to make the Old Olive “Thanks” really pop.

None of the ribbons I tried really worked with this design, so I simply used a strip of Basic Black card stock instead.

The free SALE-a-bration “Special Moments” stamp set provided me with the perfect sentiment for the inside of my “thanks” card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Andrea Sargent

Diane Furniss

Rosa Leyden  

Christine Blain

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Caroline Manwaring

Sharon Davern

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We will be back to showcase Pacific Point on January 26.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx



CASEing the Catty #351 with Happy Hedgehogs Bundle

CASEing the Catty #351 with Happy Hedgehogs Bundle

It’s been a very long time since I joined the CASEing the Catty challenge so I’m excited to play along again this week. The #CTC351 challenge is to case the 2022 Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

I decided to CASE this card on page 7 of the 2022 Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

I’ve used two new products from the January – June Mini Catalogue for my CASE: the Happy Hedgehogs punch bundle and the Hive Embossing folder. I’ve also used a FREE SALE-a-bration product, the Special Moment stamp set.

I kept the layout and design very similar to the card I’m CASEing in the catalogue, basically changing the colours and the stamp set used.

The “Thanks for brightening up my day” sentiment from the Special Moments stamp set is the perfect sentiment for my bright and shiny gold hedgehog. He certainly brightens up what is otherwise a deliberately monochromatic card!

I used Black Stazon ink to stamp the hedgehog onto the gold foil and then punched the hedgehog out using the hedgehog builder punch.

The sentiment was stamped twice, once in Memento Black and one in Versamark ink that I then gold embossed to match the hedgehog. I fussy cut both sentiments using paper snips and adhered to the card with dimensionals.

I didn’t forget the inside of the card either, using one of the sentiments from the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set. I think it works really well with the sentiment on the front of the card.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store 

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2022 Sale-a-bration Catalogue, the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue, the 2021-22 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

I’ll be back on Wednesday night with the AWH Colour Creations team and we will be showcasing Old Olive.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

In the Moment with Night of Navy – AWH Colour Creations

In the Moment with Night of Navy – AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week 31 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Night Of Navy from the Neutrals family, one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! colours.

My three Night of Navy cards all use a different image from a new stamp set called “In the Moment”. If you like colouring, this stamp set is a must have and it can be found on page 57 of the new January – June catalogue.

I’ve combined Night of Navy with Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue for a classic colour scheme and used my light and dark Stampin’ Blends! to colour each of the images after I’d stamped them in Tuxedo Memento ink.

Each card has a different Night of Navy background. For the woman relaxing with a good book I naturally couldn’t go past the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder – what a perfect match!

I ran my Night of Navy ink across the inside surface of the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder before embossing the background Basic white layer. TIP – to clean the ink off your folder once you’ve embossed simply run the embossing folder under tap water and then leave to dry.

I’ve used another new product for the second card – the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. By using a Blending Brush to lift ink off the Night of Navy ink, it was quick and easy to create an lovely ombre background layer.

All three cards have a bow of Night of Navy Bakers Twine which is from the new “Fan Baker’s Twine” pack. This pack contains three spools of Baker’s Twine in Evening Evergreen, Night of Navy, and a Poppy Parade/white twisted twine.

Card three was the fastest of the three to create because the coloured image is layered on this beautiful Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. I love this DSP!

For all three cards I die cut the image using the Scalloped Contours Dies as they are just the perfect size for these images. The sentiments are all from the “In the Moment” stamp set.

Each of these cards perfectly captures some of my favourite ways to relax. Enjoying my morning cup of coffee or tea as I look into my garden and listen to the birdsong. Savouring a glass of wine at the beach where I am lucky enough to live. Reading a book and enjoying a cuppa while snuggled up with my dog!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We will be back to showcase Old Olive on January 19.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx



How Awesome are these Otters!

How Awesome are these Otters!

I hope you had a good weekend and you’re staying safe and well?

Isolation has given me more time to craft (yay!!) and so I have three more otter cards to share with you using three of the SALE-a-bration products: the Awesome Otters stamp set, the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper and the Special Moments stamp set.

Card one – “Picture This” dies

The round “Picture This” die works so well with the Awesome Otters stamp set – each window frames the otters perfectly! The “Hey Boo” sentiment comes from the Special Moments stamp set.

To ensure my stamping lined up with the die cut circles, I used the die cut as a template, drawing inside each circle with my pencil before stamping. Once everything was stamped, I simply rubbed out the pencil circles, coloured the images using my Stampin’ Blends and adhered the top layer of DSP.

Card two – birthday balloon

Card two uses the largest circle die cut from card one to make a fun birthday balloon.

The Stitched Rectangle dies create an inlay effect that frames the birthday boy perfectly!

Card three – “Bouquet of Love” hybrid embossing folder.

Card three uses another great die: the largest heart die from the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder.

And of course, I had to stamp the inside of each card as well as the back of the envelopes!

I’ll be back with the Art with Heart Colour Creations team at 8pm (AEST) Wednesday night to showcase Night of Navy.

Saleabration goes through until the end of February. During this time, you can earn free products with shopping and there is a great joining deal where you get an extra 2 free stamp sets of YOUR choice, in addition to the already great value starter kit.

You can view and purchase all the new SALE-a-bration products HERE or you can view or download the catalogue to a device HERE. 

All the products I’ve used in this card are available in my online store 24/7 and don’t forget to use my January Host code when placing an order over $50 (January 2022 Host Code is 4EMV7CCW) to receive your FREE embellishments.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Mossy Meadow – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Mossy Meadow – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 30 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Mossy Meadow, a very dark green from the Neutrals family.

Yesterday the new  2022 January to June Mini Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration catalogue launched and so I decided to share with you two cards made using a gorgeous bundle in the SALE-a-bration catalogue – the Friendly Hello bundle. This bundle is FREE with any Stampin’ Up purchase of $180 or more.

Some images from the stamp set are designed to be stamped directly onto the paper for a unique look you’ll love. I would normally do this in Basic Black but as we are showcasing Mossy Meadow tonight I decided to try it instead and I’m thrilled at how it looks against the Granny Apple Green. You can see in this photo below how the paper looks both before and after it is stamped.

My first card uses the floral Granny Apple Green DSP, stamped in Mossy Meadow with the large double flower stamp and the open leaf stamp.

Behind the layered sentiment I’ve added a strip of the the new White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon from the January-June Mini Catalogue – this ribbon has a soft, slightly fuzzy feel and it is a great way to add instant texture.

I also stamped the large double flower in Mossy Meadow onto a scrap of Whisper White, colouring it with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and fussy cutting it into two – one for the front of the card and one for the inside.

My second card uses the “leaf frond branch” stamp and DSP and the “bird on a branch” stamp.

The same Scalloped Contours Dies were used for the sentiment, just positioned in a different way.

The bird and flower stamp was stamped in Mossy Meadow and coloured in with Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends before fussy cutting.
There are just so many possibilities with this stamp set and DSP bundle for both crafters who love to colour as well as those who avoid colouring as this DSP does all the hard work for you. You don’t have to be precise with your stamping as it is designed for an offset effect or you can use it as it is, unstamped.

Do you have a favourite card? As I’m always a sucker for a bird on a card, there’s not prizes for guessing which one is my favourite!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

We will be back to showcase Night of Navy on January 12.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Happy New Year and Happy New Catalogue Launch!

Happy New Year and Happy New Catalogue Launch!

Happy New Year to you all! Were you able to catch up with family and friends over Christmas and New Year?

Unfortunately, like so many others, Covid put our Christmas, New Year and the birthdays of several family members on hold, but fingers crossed, we will hopefully be able to celebrate them all soon.

On the bright side, there has been a HUGE advantage of having to isolate at home … more time in my craft room to get organised and to play with some of the exciting new products from two new catalogues that launch today!

2022 January-June Mini & SALE-a-bration catalogues

The 2022 January to June Mini Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration catalogue both launch today. If you are one of my customers you should have received a paper copy of each of these catalogues sent by me. If you haven’t received one, please get in touch and I will pop one in the post to you.

Covid has had a huge impact on worldwide shipping and like so many retailers everywhere, Stampin’ Up! is being impacted with delays. This means there are a still a few items from both catalogues that we are still waiting on – they are showing as unavailable in the store. I’ll keep you updated as they come into stock.

You can view and purchase all the new January – June 2022 mini catalogue products HERE in my online store or you can view or download the catalogue to a device HERE. 

Saleabration also starts today and goes through until the end of February. During this time, you can earn free products with shopping and there is a great joining deal where you get an extra 2 free stamp sets of YOUR choice, in addition to the already great value starter kit.

You can view and purchase all the new SALE-a-bration products HERE in my online store or you can view or download the catalogue to a device HERE. 

How Awesome are these Otters?

One of the SALE-a-bration items that is available now is the Awesome Otters stamp set. If you spend $90 or more you can chose this exclusive Sale-A-Bration item for FREE! 

I’ve made a super simple card with these otters by using an easy but so effective colouring technique known as “dot colouring” or the “pointillism technique”.

Pointillism was a revolutionary painting technique pioneered by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac in Paris in the mid-1880s and it is such a fun effect to use on cards as well.

The Stampin’ Up! colours I used are: Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Fresh Freesia, Bermuda Bay and a touch of Gray Granite for his tummy! You simply use the narrow end of your Stampin’ Blend! to add dots to around the otter, making the dots closer and darker nearer the stamped image.

The “HAPPY” was made using the Playful Alphabet dies. I adhered some Basic White card stock to foam adhesive sheets, die cut the word “HAPPY” and then coloured each letter using bright Stamping Blends colours.

One of the other otters was used to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope too.

The “birthday” sentiment on the card front is part of the longer “It’s birthday time” sentiment that I’ve stamped onto the envelope – I simply cut away the other words and mounted it onto a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.

I’ll be back with the Art with Heart Colour Creations team at 8pm (AEST) tomorrow night to showcase Mossy Meadow. I’ll be using two more FREE SALE-a-bration products for my cards and. I can’t wait to share these cards with you!

You can purchase all the products I’ve used in this card in my online store 24/7 and don’t forget to use my January Host code when placing an order over $50 (January 2022 Host Code is 4EMV7CCW) to receive your FREE embellishments.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight – Week 29 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight – Week 29 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 29 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Misty Moonlight, a soft blue from the 2020-22 In Colour family.

Misty Moonlight is such a beautiful blue and one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! colours – I will be so sad to see this colour retire when the Annual Catalogue ends in May 2022.

Because I am still making Christmas cards (why am I so disorganised with Christmas every year!!!) I thought I’d step up my production and make not one, but six cards from one sheet of this stunning Misty Moonlight 12×12 DSP from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My fellow Art With Heart team member, Tina, has been really inspiring me with how many cards she has made with her Sheetload of cards designs each week!

After cutting the DSP into 6 pieces and trimming to layer on top of Basic White card bases, I die cut 6 trees from Snowy White Velvet Sheets using the Beautiful Trees Dies. TIP – I added an adhesive sheet to the Velvet Sheets BEFORE die cutting to turn my trees into stickers!
After taking this photo I realised something was missing – the little bluebirds I had die cut to pop in the trees. I just love these little birds and I had to add them to my cards!

Each of the 6 cards is slightly different due to the variations in the DSP, which is why for some cards I stuck the tree on the left and for others, on the right. The white tree pops out more if you lay it on the darker DSP.

The gorgeous sentiment comes from the Inspired Wishes stamp set and some Subtle Shimmer Sequins complete this simple card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Theresa Gerrard

Tina Gillespie

Dianne Furniss  

Christine Blain  

Rachel Palmieri

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We’re taking a Christmas break but will be back to showcase Mossy Meadow on January 5. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year – wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Mint Macaron – Week 28 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Mint Macaron – Week 28 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 28 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Mint Macaron, a light green from the subtles family.

Although I start making my Christmas cards in July, I always have a last minute panic this time of the year. Have I made enough? Will I get them posted in time? Why do I always feel so disorganised this time of the year!!!

Luckily, card kits are fantastic when you need cards made quickly and Stampin’ Up!’s Love Santa Tag Kit can be used to make either tags or cards. Here’s what the tags look like when made up as per the instructions.

And here’s my version of the tags, using the large Memories & More card bases to turn the tags into cards.

I love the bright retro colours in this kit – although Mint Macaron is not actually a colour in this kit it works really well with this colour combination: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink and Poppy Parade.

Here’s what’s included in the kit.

To turn these tags into cards I used Mint Macaron and Real Red cardstock, Mint Macaron and Real Red ink pads, as well as the two Wintry embossing folders.

After turning each of the tags into cards I decided to have a play with the stamp set included in the kit – it is so cute!

It was super quick and easy to create a very tropical looking christmas card, perfect for a down-under Christmas!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Christine Blain, and she will have the list of all participants.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We’ll be back to showcase next Wednesday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Merry Merlot – Week 27 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up! Merry Merlot – Week 27 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to week 27 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Merry Merlot, a rich deep red wine colour that rather surprisingly sits within the neutrals family.

I love pairing Blushing Bride with Merry Merlot – for this card I’ve added in Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green for foliage and Basic Black and Basic White for contrast.

Merry Merlot colour combination

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Recognise this Merry Merlot tartan plaid DSP? It’s actually the black and white check pattern from the Party Pattern DSP pack that I have customised to match the colour combination on my card.

I used my Stampin’ Write markers and ruler to add thin vertical lines of Merry Merlot and thick horizontal lines of Blushing Bride. This is such a quick and easy way to make your own DSP.

The flowers and leaves are die cut using the Christmas cheers dies and the poinsettia dies, with Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems adding some sparkle to the centre of the flowers.

The Blushing Bride checked DSP is from the Subtles assortment, die cut with the layering circle dies, and the “Happy Christmas” sentiment is from the Words of Cheer stamp set.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the the full list of participants below:

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

We’ll be back to showcase Mint Macaron next Wednesday. In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx



Stampin’ Up! Heart of Christmas Words of Cheer

Stampin’ Up! Heart of Christmas Words of Cheer

Hello crafters – welcome to our last AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2021! I’ve loved being inspired by the incredible creations in our Art with Heart Team.

With less than four weeks to Christmas have you got all your Christmas cards made yet? Have you even started yet? 

I finally caved in and purchased the Words of Cheer bundle after seeing so many amazing cards made with this bundle. I’ve enjoyed using this bundle so much I’ve also used it for my Merry Merlot card for our AWH Colour creations blog hop this week – come back and visit my blog on Wednesday night to see the other card I’ve made with the Words of Cheer bundle.

The large floral image gives you a lot of different options for adding colour to your card. I’ve used Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake Stampin Blends, a Basic Black stamped sentiment and image outline, with gold accents in the die cut letters and the twine. I love how all these neutrals work together to make the Poppy Parade really pop!

Melon Mambo colour combination

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The card design is super simple. Stamp the large floral image on each side of the Basic White card stock layer, colour it in and wrap with some twine or ribbon before adhering to your card base – I used Mossy Meadow.

When die cutting with foil I use use adhesive sheets to eliminate the risk of glue on the foil. The top layer of “happy” is gold foil on an adhesive sheet and the bottom layer is die cut in Crumb Cake card stock and then popped onto the card using Stampin Dimensionals.
Not only do these large double layer dies look amazing, they are so easy to use!

To match the gold metallic Simply Elegant Trim tied around the base of the card I added Gold adhesive backed Metallic Pearls to the centre of the flowers. TIP – to get the Simply Elegant Trim to stay tied in a bow and sitting on the card I used a double knot and also adhered it to the card using glue dots.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Christine Blain. I can’t wait to see what Christine shares with us today!

If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all those participating.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.

Product List

Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be back with another card on Wednesday.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

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