CTC345 – Blackberry Beauty

I hope you are having a great weekend!! I’ve been celebrating my mum’s 70th birthday and we’ve had a fun time!! We had high tea on Friday at Mt Tamborine and a special Chinese dinner with the whole family on Saturday night.

This week, we are casing the colours of the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty DSP, which are Polished Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso and Gold.

This is the most gorgeous paper!! You won’t be surprised but I love the touches of gold on each piece. So I was inspired by the card with the gray base and the tall flowers. It reminded me of the Quiet Meadow stamp set and the matching Meadow dies.

Firstly, I embossed the gold brushed metallic cardstock using the Bark embossing folder. I then die cut a few flowers in Cinnamon Cider, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss. I then stamped them with the splats image in the stamp set in Early Espresso.

I also die cut a half butterfly in gold. I then gathered up the flowers in a bunch and attached them to the base using glue dots. The sentiment is from the Quiet Meadow set and die cut using the Meadow dies.

It’s a bit blingy!!! But I have no problem with that, do you?

Next up is my friend, Rachel.

We would love to see your creations so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC344 – Embossing

I hope you have had a great week! I sure did!! Firstly, I spend the two hottest days of the week putting up my Christmas trees and decorations. Yes, I said trees!! I have one large tree in my front lounge, and then I have a smaller (5 foot) tree in my kitchen/dining area. This one is my travel tree and has all the ornaments that I purchased on the last few trips I did. Christmas ornaments are a great souvenir as they aren’t very big and you don’t need to have them on display all year.

This is the larger tree in my front room.
This is my newish dresser with a new garland across the top.

What also made my week is that it was the Stampin’ Up! Onstage at Home event. Usually we travel somewhere for an in person event but we are still doing online events, so I got to chill out on the couch and watch all the fun!! I was privileged to achieve a Level 1 Leadership award.

So this week, we are casing an Embossing project from either catalogue. Now you could case an embossing folder project or a embossing powder project.

As I was flipping through the catalogue, I found a card on page 34 featuring the Candy Cane stamp set which was embossed in white and then water coloured with Real Red and Green.

I decided to emboss my piece of shimmery white cardstock with the Merry Melody embossing folder and then water coloured the top half with Real Red and the bottom with Just Jade. I then attached it to a Just Jade card base. I then added a piece of Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon . I stamped the sentiment from Merry Snowflakes in Just Jade and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels dies. I did add some more Wink of Stella to the card but it isn’t really showing in the photo.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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Casing Animals

Welcome to a fun week at Casing the Catty. This week, we are casing animal themed cards from either catalogue.

It’s quite surprising how many animal cards there are! I decided to case the circle card on page 63 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I had a piece of shimmer white cardstock on my desk, so I used that and embossing it using the wintry 3d embossing folder. I don’t have the Picture This dies which have the circles so I just used my layering circle dies and cut out random circles. I just love the Sweet Stockings DSP and the cute dogs and cats on it! So I did some fussy cutting and cut out a few of them. This is a great way to use some of the images at the side of the paper that are not the full image. Nothing wasted here!! I then played around with where to put them and stamped the sentiment of a piece of Old Olive cardstock.

I had to include the black kitty and as I typed this post, my handsome boy Shadow, came and sat directly in front of my screen and asked if he could sit on my chair. Lucky for him, I’ve got 2 chairs in my craft for this reason (only becomes a problem when both kitties want to sit on a chair!!) You can guess who ends up without a seat!! (Yes, it’s me!! I know, I’m a softie!!)

Next up is my travel friend, Tina. It was 3 years ago that we were holidaying in Orlando to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up! I’m loving seeing all our adventures coming up in my Facebook memories.

We would love to see your creations over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC342 – Casing my Favourite Mini Catalogue project

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty!! I’ve had a crafty week this week. I’ve been lucky enough to get 5 days off work and whilst I did have a day of 1000 jobs, I’ve also managed lots of crafting! I had a lovely day yesterday with my mum making a felt Christmas wreath, card making today and off to the Embroidery Guild tomorrow!

We are casing our favourite mini catalogue project this week. Now there are many great projects in the mini catalogue but one of my favourite bundles is the Merriest Moments bundle. I love that you not only get a gorgeous stamp set and matching dies but you also get a stunning embossing folder.

So I’ve decided to case the card at the top of page 43 of the catalogue.

I embossed a piece of Shimmer White cardstock using the Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and then cut it out using the Merriest Frames dies. I then used a blending brush and gently sponged the greenery using Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Evening Evergreen. I used a Poppy Parade blend to colour the holly.

I then stamped the background using the fern like stamp and stamped off in Old Olive for a softer background. I then stamped in Poppy Parade (stamping off again), 2 each of the flowers and die cut them out. The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen and die cut using the dies. I also used Wink of Stella on the flowers for a bit more bling.

It looks quite bright here but is a bit softer in real life.

Next up is the amazing Sandra.

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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