CTC170 – Tutti Frutti


I’m about to head into a crazy busy period so this will be my last hop for a couple of weeks.  I’m getting into cake making and I’m making two cakes next weekend for a 40th/70th birthday party.  I’m also volunteering for the Commonwealth Games and have venue training.  Then my niece turns 18 (how did that go so quick!!), so another cake for her and a quick visit to Stanthorpe for a party weekend which is also Easter.  Then the Games get started!  I’m having a week off work after the Games which I think I’ll need for a rest!  I’m tired just thinking about it all!

So this week, we are casing the Tutti Frutti section, pages 28-35, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.


I love the colouring projects that are in this section and I really love the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set.  I decided to case the card in the centre of page 34.


I didn’t change at lot about this card.  I used the Bundle of Love DSP and covered up the gold!  I added a vellum layer and stamped my image onto a piece of thick Very Vanilla.  I coloured my image with a few Stampin’ Blends.

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Don’t forget that there are still a few weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you check out my online store and order today to earn those freebies.

Next up is my lovely friend, Fi.  Can’t wait to see what she has created.


Make sure you join in with the challenge this week and share your project at our Facebook group.


See you in a few weeks!

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It’s finally starting to get a bit cooler (hopefully we are on the down hill slide to winter!).  It’s so much nicer to craft without the humidity!

We are back with another gorgeous colour challenge this week.  (Actually, aren’t they all amazing!)  We are using Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

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Isn’t the inspiration picture just divine!  These colours just make me think of flowers!

I always chuckle when Crumb Cake is used for a challenge.  Whenever I use Crumb Cake in my classes, my mum (who always comes) hates Crumb Cake and calls it the dung colour!!  And how often do we use crumb cake?  All the time!!!  It makes a great base for all sorts of colours.

I have used the Garden Trellis embossing folder to create some texture on the background.  I then dug out my Rose Wonder stamp set.  I wanted to do soft colouring for the flowers so I inked up the rose of the stamp with Blushing Bride ink and then carefully inked up the leaves in Garden Green.  I then coloured them in using the ink and an aqua painter, being careful to not make it too damp. I cut out the flower by hand.

I added some mini gold sequin trim behind the flowers cos you always need sparke!

I stamped the outline of the sentiment in Chocolate Chip and the Happy Birthday in Garden Green then cut it out on the big shot using the matching die from the Rose Garden Thinlits.


Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Make sure you join in with the challenge at our facebook group, here.

Next up is the lovely Nikki.


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CTC169 – Sale-a-bration


Hasn’t Sale-a-bration just flown past!  Can you believe that it’s almost at the end!  Only another 3 weeks to go.

We are casing the 2018 Sale-a-bration Catalogue and the 2nd release brochure this week.  Even though we have done it a few times now (ok, more than a few) there are so many lovely cards to get inspiration from.


This week, I was inspired by two cards.  My first card is on page 13 of the SAB catty.

ctc169-bec-cI hadn’t really noticed this card as I don’t have the Bubble over bundle.  As I was trying to decide which card to case, I noticed this card at the bottom of the page.

I used the Picture Perfect Birthday set and the Birthday Memories DSP and based the colours around the DSP.


For my second card, I cased one of the cards on page 18.  I actually chose the portrait one and made it landscape.


I love playing with the Shimmery White embossing paste. It’s so fun to use!! I think I got a bit carried away this one!


The Happy Wishes stamp set is one of the Level 2 stamp sets that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.

Next up on the hop is lovely Judy.


I hope you can share your creation from this section with us on our Facebook group.


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CTC168 – Petal Passion


I’ve been doing shift work for the last 4 weeks which has been great as I get a few days off each week.  I’ve really enjoyed spending time in my craft room during my days off.  I’ve just done a night shift (the very unfun part of shift work) so I’m feeling a bit zombie like tonight.  It’s all finished now, so back to normal tomorrow!!

This week, we are casing the Petal Passion section, pages 22-27, of the 2018 Sale-a-bration catalogue.


The Petal Passion set is lovely but I decided to case the box on page 27 using the Hold on to Hope bundle and turn it into a little card using the super cute Narrow note cards.


I based my colours on the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I went with the slightly distressed Emerald Envy piece of DSP as the background.  I then stamped the greenery in Lemon Lime Twist, the flower and butterfly in Fresh Fig and the sentiment in Emerald Envy.  Oh and it’s the Hold on to Hope stamp set.

I then cut out the flower, butterfly and silver cross using the matching Cross of Hope Framelits.  The oval is from the Stitched Shape framelits.

And look, I even stamped the envelope!!


I think I’m going to use this card for my nieces’ to go with their Easter present.  Just so that they don’t forget the real reason for Easter.

I really love the Narrow note cards!  They are just too cute!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.


I hope you can share your creation from this section with us on our Facebook group.


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It’s seems like only just the other day we had a colour challenge!  This year is already flying past so quickly!!

We have another great colour combo for you this week!  It’s Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Lemon Lime Twist.


I went with the Cake Soiree stamp set but decided to use the large present stamp and not the cakes for something different.

I stamped in Memento Ink and coloured the image using markers.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink and cut out the circles from the Layering Circle framelits.  The sweet little butterfly is from the matching Sweet Cake Framelits.


I love the clean and simple look of this card.

Next up is my lovely friend across the pond, Jackie.


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Can you guess the castle?

When Bronwyn released her latest tutorial yesterday, I knew straight away what I could make!!

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In November, I am heading to Orlando, Florida to attend the 30th Anniversary Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  Flights and accommodation are booked so I can’t wait!!

Of course, one of the things I am most excited to be doing is to be going to Disneyworld!!  So my castle had to be the Cinderella Castle!!

As always, Bronwyn has created a clear and easy to follow tutorial, which you can purchase here.  After doing a search of what the Cinderella Castle looks like, I made a few tweaks to the design but it’s pretty close to the original.

Make sure you have a look at who is peaking through the windows!



I probably should have put some flags on the top but it’s been such a hot day, that my mojo had melted!!  I think I’ll add some next time I hit the craft room.

I’m really happy with how it turned out!!  And it’s only 248 days until I leave for Orlando!  Bring it on!!

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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration


I hope you have had a great week!  We’ve had a bit of rain over the last couple of days, which is perfect for guilt free crafting!!

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Did you know that we have also had a second release of SAB items?  There are three/four new items to earn for free!!  There’s a cute Eclectic Expressions stamp set, a stunning pack of specialty DSP – Springtime Foils, and another level 2 freebie, the Blossoming Basket bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder.


I am attempting to be organised this year and get my blogging projects ready a week before I need them so that I don’t have to rush to get it all done by Sunday.  And I was on track this week but I received a parcel on Friday which included the Blossoming Basket bundle and I had to add an extra project to my blog!

Firstly, I decided to case one of the cards on the cover the 2nd release SAB catalogue that features the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  This DSP has to be one of my favourites!  It features gold foil, rose gold foil and silver foil.  Bling it on!!!


Isn’t this card just so lovely?  I am also a fan of the Celebrate You thinlits (so glad that these are carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue). Sadly I didn’t have the DSP at the time I made the card, so I used the Petal Palette stamp set and embossed the flowers in copper embossing powder, on thick whisper white cardstock and used the Petals and More thinlits to cut them all out.  I added a banner of Powder Pink and cut the Amazing thinlit in Pear Pizzazz.  I coloured one bunch of flowers using my aqua painter and added a swirl of copper foil.

I added a little banner for the sentiment from the SAB Amazing You stamp set.


So for my second card, I cased the yellow card but I used Sweet Sugarplum instead.


I love the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders! The detail is so amazing!! I spritzed a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and ran it through my bigshot and went wow!!

I stamped the basket twice and coloured the base with crumb cake and cut it out.  I then coloured the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  I added a butterfly in Peekaboo Peach.  I also added a bit of stella because, well, I love it!  Oh and I used a Daffodil Delight marker to colour the centre of the flowers.

I added the ticket tear border punch along the edge.  I used the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.


If you love these items, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 or more order from my online store, here.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia!


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