Wednesday, 29 May 2019

A Good Dad | Be Inspired Blog Hop

In only 5 short days, Stampin' Up! will be launching their newest annual catalogue. I am so excited to get re-energized by new products and of course, new inspiration from the world!

A Good Man, is a new stamp launching next week. I knew rigtht away that it would be something on my "must have" list. It's perfect timing for Father's Day in a couple weeks.

These are simple designs but as usual the artwork in these sets seem to be the star of the show.

Not only have I used a new stamp set but if you look closely you can also see a sneak peek of some new Designer Series Paper called a Calm Sea.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Manuela Geiswinkler is up next! I was so lucky to have bet her in Orlando last year. Super sweet and super talented!

Until next time, Cathy

Friday, 26 April 2019

Playing with Sepia | #tgifc209

That was a challenge.
But after I started it really wasn't.
I started out with Soft Suede and distressed using Soft Suede ink on everything!

The corrugated embossing folder got a little ripped while I was distressing so I just went with it. In the end, I fell in love with this little carddespite it being completely outside my "style".

Who knows? Maybe I am evolving.
And that. My little crafty friends... that is why doing challenges can help you get inspired.

Be sure to play along with us everyweek at TGIF Challenges!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

For the Family | Fancy Friday Blog Hop

"For the Family".
That's a big one.
Its really all about family, isn't it? Specially in this paper crafting and memory keeping world.
I love celebrating anything and everything.
Birthdays are no different.
So, cheers to our families.
Because we love them so.

I am so thankful to be art of this Fancy Friday team. These ladies are incredible!

This little bear is retiring and I'll be sad to see him go. These stamps will definitely remain in my collection as I will use them for many years to come in projects such as this. A simple water colouring project with Stampin' Up! markers and an aqua painter.

Be sure to always use varying pop dots for adhesives when dealing with balloons to get that awesome dimension.

Keep hopping along to see all the amazing projects from this talented group!
Next up isthe incredibly talented and amazing photographer, Jennifer Frost!
Are you following me on instagram? 
This is where I show the majority of my projects and inspiration, along side my loves and life.  
Be sure to find me @cathycaines and @seecathygo

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Happy Mother's Day | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Hi Friends!
Since I've started #the100dayproject I have been creating every day. This month's Be Inspired Blog Hop has a watercolour theme. Something many of us are truly enjoying right now.

Typically, I would stamp an image and use some of my water colour tools to bring it to life. However, this time I wanted to water colour a background as well as a die cut. Dragon flies have a special meaning in my world so I was excited to play.  There's no special way to create this effect except to simply so for it. Use your favourite waterbased ink whether it be ink pads, reinkers, pencils, markers, etc along with a paint brush or a water pen to apply different layers of colours. It's so much fun!!

It's time to hop along to see what Carolyn Sander has created!


Friday, 29 March 2019

Its Your Birthday | #tgifc205

The TGIF Challenge Design Team brings you inspiration each week beginning on... Friday, of course! Make sure you are following along every week for crafty inspiration!

I began my project this week by breaking out my balloon punch again. Every time I punched balloons out, I was reminded how much I love punches because they are so quick and easy. Once I sorted out my colours, I distressed the outside of the edges with the matching colour - this gives the perception of depth.

Nothing says celebration like balloons so be sure to grab this punch - its definitely a favourite of mine!  Don't forget to link up your projects and play along - we love checking out your projects each week!


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Best Catch Ever! | Fancy Friday Blog Hop

We are casing the catty this month with the Fancy Friday Design Team.
And I am pumped!

This was my chance to finally use the Best Catch Bundle that I have been hoarding away.
There was a card in the catalog that caught my eye which made this a must have product for me.
Check out the catalogue version!
Nice, right?

I did not stray from the style or colours.
The only exception is I layered a stitched rectangle behind the watercolour card front.

I had so much fun
Check out my process... quite a lot faster!

But don't stop here, keep hopping along to my fancy friend,
Sylwia Schreck!
Are you following me on instagram? 
This is where I show the majority of my projects and inspiration, along side my loves and life.  
Be sure to find me @cathycaines.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Let's Celebrate You. | Be Inspired Blog Hop

I am so excited to be creating again if only for a little while! I was adventuring across the country in Oregon last week, then across my beautiful province of Newfoundland to Corner Brook this past weekend and tomorrow I cross the Atlantic Ocean to Nova Scotia!

But before I go, I created a card for the Be Inspired Design Team. This month we are trying to inspire you by "blinging it up!" To get inspired I first went back to the check out the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper. And that was all I need as I found the black, gold and silver confetti on the white paper.

There's several layers of fun - I always love the black and gold combination!

That's it for now, I can't wait to see what Manuela Geiswinkler has created - she's up next!