feminine, Flowers, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Pretty Kitty

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more of the cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are all of the images I coloured!

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I stamped the images with Stazon Black ink onto Watercolour paper and used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Again, I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Pretty Kitty & bird by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

This next one I added small strips of gold glimmer paper to the top and bottom edge of the red polka dot paper!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Glimmer

I adore these paper doilies and this one below, I covered up the centre of it, so before I glued it down, I cut out the centre of the doilie and that is what is forms the shape of the one to the right. No point covering the whole thing up, may as well use what I can!!!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Not one of these cards has a sentiment, did you notice that?!!! You don’t always need to add a sentiment to a card, sometimes you just want the images to be the focus.

I was very pleased with my watercolouring efforts, especially while sitting in a chair colouring on my lap!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Classes in Rowville

What do you think about these pretty kitty cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks, Gold Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Pretty Kitty
Inks: Stazon Black, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Dimensionals, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Dauber

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Bella & Friends

Dear Crafters,

Well I can tell you that I placed my pre-order for brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue product yesterday!!! You can do this too, but only if you are a demonstrator or join today so you can get product earlier. Ask me how!

So here are the new 2017-2019 In Colours. Which one is your favourite?

2017-2019 In Colours by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I have some cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are the first two I started with from the Pretty Kitty stamp set, which I will show you shortly.

Watercolouring images of Pretty Kitty

I used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Isn’t this image just the cutest? I love the sentiment ‘You’ve got a friend in me’.

Bella & Friends with turtle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

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This next one is using Marina Mist and the clouds and sentiments are from the Life Me Up stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. It coordinates so well with this puppy floating away tied to a balloon!

and the last one for today is using some of the new copper trim that is a new product available from 1st June. It can be used like ribbon or it can be opened up to look a bit like a mesh bag or netting. I thought it looked a bit like the puppy had chewed it!!! lol

Bella & Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

These cards could be used for any occasion, so I tend to leave off sentiments and add them later if I want them for a specific event.

What do you think about these cute cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks
Stamp Sets: Bella & Friends, Lift Me Up
Inks: Stazon Black, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Copper Trim, Dimensionals

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Everyday Hero, Super Mum!

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a Super hero card, but instead of the usual bright primary colours, I have used Sweet Sugarplum and more feminine colours to create a card for the super mum!

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I love the street scene stamped across the bottom in coordinating ink.

I coloured the image using the Watercolour Pencils and AquaPainter, but I did also use the Wink of Stella clear brush to blend the colour of her cape!

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The ruched ribbon was tied to the top in a knot to finish the card off.

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What do you think of this cute card? I love it!

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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card that is a subject very close to my heart literally, as it is the demon that I live with every day, Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

I was first diagnosed in 2004, so I have been dealing with it for many years and up until the past couple of years I was doing fine. I will now embark on a change of treatment to monthly infusions, so I depending on how my body takes them, I may not be able to post quite as often as I would like, but please stay with me, as my craft and family is what keeps me going!!!

Today, I have a card which has the slogan “Kiss Goodbye to MS”. An initiative of MS Research Australia, the mission is to accelerate Australian research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS.

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The minute I saw the stamp set, Sealed with Love, I noticed the lips and knew I had to have this set to create my own cards for MS. It also had the word KISS, which is perfect for my sentiment. The black font I printed from my computer.

And check out my Everyday Hero wonder woman, she just says to me, we can beat this disease and it’s not going to define who we are!

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this card?

You can see more about the Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising @KissgoodbyetoMS or make a donation to this wonderful cause.

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Everyday Hero, Sealed With Love
Inks: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Watercolour Pencils, Triple Banner Punch

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Shaker & Slider Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I have joined the very 1st Colour INKspiration Challenge!

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These colours are so delicious I used every single one of them in my interactive card today!

I’ve used the cute Tasty Trucks stamp set (Sale-a-bration freebie) along with the Balloon Adventures and Day at the Beach stamp sets.

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Yes there is a lot going on in this card!!!!

I have used the image from the colour challenge and created some cute little shrinky dink icypoles and put them up in the sun to create the shaker card. And who can go past some Wink of Stella to make the sun sparkle!!!!

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Oh, and check out the slider part. Pull the orange tab and the truck moves along!

I used my blender pen with inks to colour the truck on Watercolour paper.

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What do you think of this interactive card?

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Watercolour
Stamp Sets: Tasty Trucks, Balloon Adventures, Day at the Beach
Inks: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Window Sheet, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella, Banner Punch, Enamel Dots, Shrinky Dinks

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Beautiful in Blue

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another card using the Beautiful You stamp set but I’ve added another crafty tool to this one and I think I’ve done okay!!!

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I love this Designer Series paper and wanted to see how well it went with this stamp set, and I reckon it goes really well, and check out my stitching… yes, I pulled out the old trusty sewing machine and put in some navy thread and added some sewing to my card!!!

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What do you think of this project?

Will you pull out your sewing machine and give this a go?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Stazon Black
Other: Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Dimensionals, Sewing machine!

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Happy New Year 2017

Dear Crafters,

Happy New Year!!!

Let’s hope 2017 brings us more joy and happiness than 2016 did.

Now we really can focus on the brand new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues available for purchase in just 2 more days!

Today I have the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits with the Watercolour Pencils and AquaPainter!

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I just added some of the pencils in a row from top to bottom and then swished the AquaPainter from left to right and down the page. So simple and so effective!

Oh, and check out those Black Glimmer Dragonflies!!!

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I love these Watercolour Pencils, they make colouring super easy and you can use either the Blender Pen or AquaPainter to blend the colour. I I have used the AquaPainter!

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What do you think of this striking project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Watercolour
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Distress Tool, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Paper Snips

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Hula Hoop Girl

Dear Crafters,

Well it is nearly the end of 2016 and in a way, I am glad to see this year over and very much looking forward to a happier and healthier 2017.

Now that Christmas is over, I am now focusing on the brand new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues available from 4th January!

Today I have the Beautiful You stamp set. When I first saw this particular image, I just knew she had to have a hula hoop swinging around!

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The background was sponged using the Seasonal Decorative Masks which are currently on sale for $7.00. You get 4 masks for that price too. It’s a bargain!!!

To draw the Hula Hoop, I used the inside of the smallest Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits using a black Sharpie pen!!!

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I love these Watercolour Pencils, they make colouring super easy and you can use either the Blender Pen or AquaPainter to blend the colour. I have also added some Wink of Stella to her hat!

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What do you think of this project?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Watercolour
Inks: Stazon Black, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Sponge Dauber, Silver Glimmer Ribbon, Mini Stapler, Black Sharpie pen

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Birthday, Easter, Flowers, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

As the year ends, I reflect…

Dear Crafters,

Today I want to go back and share some of my favourite projects that I have created over the years. You can click on the pictures to take you back to the original post if you wish to learn more!

Are you ready to reminisce?

 

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Dragonflies with Watercolour Resist Technique

 

 

World Chocolate Day, Floral Affection TIEF, Suite Sayings, #stampinup @cardsbykate @cardsbykate morgan
Who doesn’t love a block of chocolate right? This was a huge hit in my class in honour of World Chocolate Day!
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Yum! Macaron Madness using Balloon Builders Stamp set

 

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What do you use that funny wheel stamp for? To make flowers!! Using the Balloon Celebration & Flower Patch stamp sets

 

 

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Ribbon Dispenser to keep those ribbons from unrolling!
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My own design, Easter Treat Box from 2014
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Falling in Love, 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layout

What were your favourite projects?

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Hey chicky, lets shake em!

Dear Crafters,

Happy Boxing Day!

Are you hitting the Boxing Day sales in town or are you staying clear of them like me, and enjoying the peace and quiet at home, stamping?!!!

Today I have a cute shaker card using the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration products available from 4th January!

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I think this stamp set Hey, Chick is going to be very popular! These funny little chickens just make me smile 🙂

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I love a good shaker card too, so I added some brown rice inside my shaker card. It just reminds me of chicken food lol.

To create the background, I added ink to the embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. This gives the effect of chicken wire!

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I coloured the chickens with our new Watercolour Pencils and used a Blender Pen to blend the colour. You will be totally amazed at how well it works on Whisper White card, Shimmery White card and even better, the Watercolour Paper!

And don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card too!

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This stamp set can be yours FREE with any $90 order.

What do you think of this cute chicken card?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Hey, Chick (Sale-a-bration)
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Inks: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black
Other: Hexagon Dynamics TIEF, Big Shot, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Sponge Dauber, Window Sheet, Foam Adhesive Strips (Word Window Punch, Brown Rice)

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