Catherine Pooler Paradise Found Release Blog Hop Day 3 – And A Giveaway!

By Taheerah | 16th November 2017 | 108 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!

If you’ve visited my blog before, you know I have a thing for ink. Particularly, especially, now almost exclusively, Catherine Pooler’s inks.

I go crazy for colours. Dippy for dye. Potty for pigment. Not-quite-sold on solvent (me and StazOn just aren’t friends. Sorry StazOn.).

You get the picture.

I’d probably class myself as a bit of an ink connoisseur. That’s a bit of a nicer way of saying I’m picky. I wouldn’t go as far as snooty or pretentious – but I can definitely say that some inks would never make it to my table, let alone onto one of my cards.

So when I tell you the Catherine Pooler inks are the best of the best, you get how big a deal that is.

Ever since those inks have come into my life, it’s been love at first sight. Or should that be love at first stamp? Either way, I was sold immediately, and now they’re pretty much the only inks I use.

So the moment I knew that another collection of inks was on its way, you can imagine how psyched I was.

And then they arrived, quite early. And I couldn’t touch them. Because I had to wait for this release before I could use them.

Can you say torture? Because sitting with those babies within reach but unable to use them? That was tough.

But the moment has finally come, and I couldn’t wait to put these new inks through their paces! If you loved the Party Ink Collection, then you will definitely love the Spa Ink Collection too! These colours are less saturated (more grey) than the vibrant Party inks, but the same formulation of awesome! The colours from both collections won’t always play nicely together, but they will certainly expand your stamping possibilities many fold!

Catherine is also releasing a bunch of new goodies today, all of which can be found here.

I paired the new inks with the Winter Woodland set and got to work!

Let’s get to the cards.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

We’ll start with this stunner, shall we?! I wanted to create an atmospheric woodland scene and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped the trees with Versamark ink then heat embossed them with the newly released Wanderlust embossing powder. This was in one of the previous Stamp of Approval collections and now it’s available to buy on its own! I lightly blended a mix of Royal Treatment and Green Tea inks to create my misty scene – then used them together to stamp the sentiment to create a brown ink!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card by Taheerah Atchia

A little bit of masked cardstock at the bottom allowed me to blend a horizon line to ground everything in the scene perfectly! A little mist splatter completed the card!

For my next project, I wanted to play with the deer/reindeer in the set:

Mini Reindeer Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

I love this collection of mini cards! The little details are slightly different on each, but they all coordinate perfectly together!

Mini Reindeer Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

For each of the cards I stamped the deer, fancy antlers, and then individual baubles and bow. I used Peppermint Scrub, Juniper Mist and Royal Treatment inks for these babies!

Mini Reindeer Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

I used a white ink on the Kraft cards. This helped the colours pop even more and looks so fun! I heat embossed the ‘snow’ with sparkly gold embossing powder.

Mini Reindeer Christmas Cards by Taheerah Atchia

For my white card I had a sparkly gold deer, and switched out the colour of the ‘snow’ to use Peppermint Scrub ink! I love the regal, rich feel of these cards!


So I bet you’d like to get your hands on some of these new goodies, right? Read on!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave me a comment – and then make sure you visit the other hop destinations too to check out the amazing inspiration and increase your chances of winning by commenting there too!

Here’s your Hop line-up for today!

Catherine Pooler
Taheerah Atchia
Julie Mogford
Lydia Evans
Heather North
Emily Leiphart

As I mentioned, this is the third of three Blog Hops – and each day’s Hop has a box to give away! Three very lucky random winners will each win a $25 gift certificate to spend in Catherine’s store!

You have until 11:55am EST on Friday 17th November to enter. Good luck!

And don’t forget to head over to Catherine’s store now to get your hands on those new inks and goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!


108 thoughts on “Catherine Pooler Paradise Found Release Blog Hop Day 3 – And A Giveaway!”

  1. Thank you for letting us see the wonderful talent you have so that we might gain insight into what we can do. I enjoy your ability to fade colors and make it look natural.

  2. Love the new ink colors, too. The Winter Wonderland set is my favorite. I just love animals, all animals, so it really touches my heart strings. Love your pretty cards.

  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m totally in love for your STUNNING first card!!! Awesome colouring!!! Beautiful mini cards too!!!

  4. Stunning first card and the second one is so adorable. I always love visiting your blog to see what you are up too. I too share in your ink addiction

  5. Beautiful cards. With the trees, I can feel the serenity of walking in the woods on a snowy day and love the deer and you created the antlers. Great Job!

  6. I too, love the new ink colors. Your cards are lovely, one elegant and one trendy. You never fail to inspire me.

  7. You really created some lovely cards. Love how you created the deer antlers and you are correct about the quality of Catherine’s inks. Great job!

  8. Your cards are beautiful but that Winter Wonderland one is absolutely stunning! I am with you on Catherine’s inks, they are my go to for sure. I have actually put away the majority of my other stamps and am thinking of donating half of them to the crafts for kids program at out local YMCA.

  9. Beautiful woodsy scene, LOVE this ink blended color combo with those glittery trees! The reindeer tags are so fun and festive, so stinking cute! Thanks for your in depth look at the CP inks.

  10. Wow, just wow! I love these cards! Those inks sure do blend well together. I really like the blending on the first card with Green tea and Royal Treatment. It creates a gorgeous shade. The fancy antlers made me smile. What a great idea! And those reindeer would make great gift tags.

  11. Thanks for sharing your love of inks. After loads of research, I’ve ordered my first set of Catherine Pooler inks. I’m told I’ll never go back.. and now you’ve said you wont either.. Too funny. Your card is lovely. Love the color blend. I look forward to seeing and experiencing the colors of these inks. Thank you for sharing your love and passion for ink.

  12. The color you created on your first card is just beautiful. I would love to see a video of how you blended them without making them look “muddy”.

  13. I’m always a happy stamper when I have the opportunity to read one of your blog posts! You have a way with words, and INK that I just love!

  14. Wow, royal treatment and green tea look fabulous blended together. Love your winter scence. Your little deers are adorable as well. I love how you did the antlers.

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