Love & Sympathy

This week at CASEing the Catty, we’re looking at the Love and Sympathy section. Cards we love to make and cards that are not so fun but still touch others and show we care. Of course, just because a sample card is featured in this section, it doesn’t mean it has to be for love or sympathy. Simply change up a stamp set and it’s a Happy Birthday card instead!

As I’ve mentioned, one of my new favourite sets is Timeless Love. It’s just beautiful and I jumped at the chance to showcase it again this week. Despite loving all the catalogue samples featuring the set, I’ve opted to adapt a different card instead. The sample project is featured on page 29 and looks like this…


Two words. Pink stripes. I’m sold.

I also love the colour combo on this card and had an idea to combine the Timeless Love wreath with the doily. Once I got started, I found the Melon Mambo ink was a little too candy for my liking so I changed to Rose Red. I watercoloured all the flowers in the wreath in varying shades using this one ink colour. I took the Mint Macaron from the sample and used it for the wreath leaves and because I knew I’d be using the Sahara Sand Lace Trim, I used Sahara Sand ink for the flower centres. Initially I watercoloured the stripes in Rose Red but it was just too much so I opted for Sahara Sand instead. Clearly I cheated a bit and made my own background but you could use the English Garden DSP featured in the sample.

In the end my finished card was quite different but I think the sketch remains in tact.

Timeless Love & Sympathy for CASEing the Catty. Details @ Stampin' Up! supplies: Timeless Love stamp set, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, StazOn and VersaMark inks...

Yep. I can’t get enough of this stamp set. You’d better stay tuned for more Timeless Love in the future!

Need more Love & Sympathy inspiration? Keep hopping along the blog hop to Stasia Sloma or head back to CASEing the Catty HQ to see a full list of participants.

11393133_10203757988465113_4816079528003034501_nHappy stamping (and sharing love),

Jess x

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More Timeless Love projects…

Timeless watercolour Love for EurekaStampers blog hop. Details @ Stampin' Up! supplies: Timeless Love stamp set, Calypso Coral seam binding, Everyday Chic washi tape, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral inks...


Love and a Hot Glue Gun

Missed out on winning the Valentine’s Day card I gave away on my Facebook page over the weekend? Never fear. Today I’m back with instructions on how to make your own.

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You may remember my Fa La La card from last Christmas using hot glue words coloured with Blendabilties. This card uses the same technique. Simply heat up your hot glue gun and then ‘write’ love (or whatever word you like) onto your silicone mat. The silicone mat is essential so that you can later peel it off once it has cooled. Once cooled, choose your favourite Blendabilities colour and just colour the glue. You may have to do a couple of coats or go to a darker shade if you want more depth of colour. In the example above, I used the darkest shade of Cherry Cobbler and coloured both the top and the underside.

This card also features some watercoloured vellum with a Crumb Cake heart showing through. Then it is simply accessorised with a variety of ribbons and the (normally) Very Vanilla Vintage buttons which I also coloured with my blendies to match. Are those blendies versatile or what? And even better, they’re free with a $90 order until the end of March – woohoo!

Click below to find supplies to make your own or shop for Valentine’s cards in my Etsy store ❤


Jess x

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Valentine’s Card Giveaway

Want to win a one-of-a-kind card to give to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? I’m running a quick giveaway over on my Facebook page. Make sure you enter before midday AEDT Monday 9 February 2015 to be in the running!


Valentine's Day giveaway @

Winner will be drawn midday AEDT Monday 9 Feb. Open to Australian residents only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Prize will be posted by 6pm 9/2/15 or ASAP after winner has supplied postal address.

Good luck ❤

Jess x

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