Friday, April 1, 2011

autumn-winter mini catalogue blog hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue blog hop.
You may have arrived here from FIONA'S BLOG or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.  

With a new Mini Catalogue out today 
we thought it would be a great time to showcase 
the gorgeous new products to all our blog readers.

You can check out the new mini catalogue online here or if you'd like your own copy contact me today and I'll pop one in the mail to you.
 Want to win some Blog Candy?
 Simply leave a comment on each blog 
and then email Kari and 
let her know you’ve done so and 
you’ll be in the running for some fantastic handmade cards plus other goodies.  
Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

my contribution to this blog hop is the cup cake punch!
obviously it makes a great cup cake using all the pieces.
it has a cupcake bottom, topper, candle, a cherry and some sprinkles.

using it as normal it can look something like this notebook.

you can also use it as a stencil.
get some ink on a dauber and carefully ink cupcake stencils 

now the cupcake punch has many other uses when looking at it's separate pieces.
here i have used the top part to make petals for a cherry blossom type of flower.

 i layered 4 tops one on top of each other, cut slightly down and added some pink pirouette inked on the edges.
a brad is stuck through the middle to attach them all and then they are just scrunched together.

here is another flower.
 this daisy is made using 4 bottoms of the cupcake.
i have cut down each of the scallops.
then twirled them around each other and glued the bottoms.
i have added a brad in the middle after some ink was added to the middle.

now for some more ideas!
 here i have made a couple of cards.
one is a xmas card with the 3 wise men on it.
the other is a balloon using the top for a cloud stencil

 here is a picture using a variety of ideas.
bush is top of cupcake
tree uses top, half of bottom and a variety of sprinkles as apples
umbrella is bottom cut as a triangle
apple is cherry plus candle flame
cloud is top and rain drops are candle flames
sun is using candle sticks

now my blog would not be complete without some punch art lol
here i have a flying bird and alien peg holders.
the bird uses cupcake tops for wings, bottom cut in half for legs and a small strip cut off bottom for beak combined with 1/2" circle and a 1" circle.
the alien has a top body, cherries for eyes, sprinkles for nose and top of antennae, candle sticks for antennae, bottom for feet and mouth.

Well that’s all from me. 

 i have many more ideas that just wont fit on this this blog post (hula girls, badges, ice creams etc)
so please keep popping in over the next few weeks to see what else i have come up with. 
feel free to subscribe via email to get the ideas as soon as i post them up!!!
also, if you would like a more detailed tutorial of what i made today i am happy to offer them...
just email me your details and i will happily send you my free tutorials
or come to a class or ask me for a free demo if you live in south west sydney.

Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is our mighty leader JAYNE MERCER.  
Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy. g-hop.html


Anonymous said...

Fabulous as always Clare - the 3 wise men made me giggle. And your stencilling is beautiful.


Fiona said...

Fancy making flowers aswell ! Love all your ideas.

Leeana said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous! So many wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

I have no idea how you come up with so many possibilities! Very clever :)

Alana Galagher said...

You are such a clever thing Clare - I always love you punch art :-)

Liz said...

Three wise men out of cupcakes! LOL!! They are fabulous! And such pretty things - you've been very busy! I love the way you cut out the flowers from the sew suite dsp and used them to frame the photo - might have to CASE that!! Thanks Clare!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! OMG Clare! I can't believe you have made that many things (and you still have more ideas) using that one punch! Fabulous! thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Love your projects Clare, you have been a very busy lady

Cath Dean said...

WOW!!!! What a great imagination you have Clare!! Just shows how versatile one little punch can be.
Thanks so much for sharing, cant wait to see what else you come up with!!!

Kim Tonnet said...

Outstanding as usual Clare, thanks for your ideas. Love KimT

Debbie Wibberley said...

Oh Clare, you are just so creative. When I see a cupcake punch that is all I see whereas you came up with a cloud, three wise men etc. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful ideas Clare!
Thank you for the inspiration!

Carolyn Gibbs said...

Those three wise men could be three Cossaks with furry hats! VERY cool!

Zoescraps said...

Love the punch art ideas. Very ingenious.

Jennifer said...

Clare, what a clever thing you are. I would never have thought one punch could be so versatile - love all your cards. J xx

Karin B said...

You've won me with your very imaginative use of the cupcake punch! Also love the embossed foil card.

Anonymous said...

These are "too" cute!!! Thanks for sharing. I love punches, too. Alene

Genelle Little said...

Awesome work, Clare! Love the wise men especially.

clare mcilhatton said...

thanks for all your beautiful comments ladies. it makes me all warm and fuzzy:>

Jenny said...

Wow what a great post, so many ways to use the cupcake punch. You're so creative.
Jennie X