CTC76 – Have a Cuppa

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We are working our way through the Occasions catalogue and are up to the Have a Cuppa section on pages 34-37.

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There are lots of very cute cards in this section.  I was inspired to case the card on page 37 as a last hurrah to the Striped Scallops thinlits die is retiring and I will miss it!!ctc76

But I don’t have the Picture Perfect stamp set or actually any stamps featuring a nice flower.  But then I remembered the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP and decided to cut out the flower.

I did some spritzing with Watermelon Wonder and the aqua painter and then use the gold Wink of Stella and the aqua painter for an extra little bit of interest.

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I used the retiring stamp set, A Dozen Thoughts, for the sentiment.  I’m so happy with how this card turned out.  I might have to keep my scallop thinlits!!

Don’t forget to join in with our Monthly challenges.  All you need to do is case one of these months’ section’s of the catalogues and share your link with us.  Just click on the image below to go to this month’s link up.

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Next on the hop is my lovely friend, Julia!!

 

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CTC75 – Mother’s Day

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Well, we are back to normal after the excitement of Onstage last week.  It is so lovely to be able to spend time with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators including my amazing team and to be inspired by gorgeous samples and of course, new catalogues!!  We were fortunate enough to receive the new 2016-2017 Annual catalogue and you are in for a treat!!  So many gorgeous new products and stamps to play with.  And of course, lots of new samples for us to case!!

I also got to catch up with some of the CTC crew which was just lovely.

 

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Tricia, Simone, Me (Rebecca) Julia and Liz

 

This week, we are casing Mother’s Day from either the 2015-2016 Annual catalogue or the Occasion catalogue.

 

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I decided to go back to the Annual catalogue and I found a lovely card on page 77 which features the Flower Patch stamp set and matching framelits.

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I changed a few things but basically kept it the same.  I decided to mat the embossed piece as it was easier to emboss that way.  I also changed the colours as well to make it more feminine.  For the sentiment, I used my favourite Circle of Spring stamp set.  I actually used this card in my stamp club this weekend, and the Circle of Spring set has lots of alternate sentiments for those who didn’t want to make a Mother’s Day card.

 

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I love both of these stamp sets and I’m so glad they are carrying through!!

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Shhh! Secret projects revealed!!

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front of late due to a secret project I’ve been working on.  But today is the big reveal to you all!!

I was honoured to be chosen as a Display Stamper for the Gold Coast Onstage Local event held this past weekend.

I received a box of goodies and was asked to make 20 samples!!!  EEEkkk was my first reaction!!  Then I got stuck into making samples. I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set with the 2015-2017 In-colours as my main theme.

 

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Party favour bags

 

The Mint Macaron samples.

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Watermelon Wonder

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Tip Top Taupe

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Delightful Dijon

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Cucumber Crush

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards.  I certainly had fun making them!!  I can’t wait to share the rest of the catalogue with you, it’s simply gorgeous as always.

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CTC74 – Shine On

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Welcome back to another week of Caseing the Catty.  This week we are casing the Shine On section of the Occasions catalogue.  This is the most gorgeous DSP!!  If you don’t have any, you NEEED it!!

 

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I have decided to case the gift bag on the right hand side at the back of this picture, however I made mine into a card.  I used the jewel inspired silver piece of the DSP as I’m planning on sending this card to my niece when she get’s her learner’s permit and she is a gorgeous jewel!!

I used the curvy corner trio punch to create my tag and the bow builder punch for the bow.  I stamped a piece of cucumber crush with the triangle stamp from Dotty Angles stamp set and then punched out the bow.

Thank goodness for polymer stamps!!  I used the cute arrow stamp from You’re so lovely stamp set and carefully stamped the arrows across the card.

 

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I also cased a few of the tags on page 30.  I used the Tags and Labels framelits to create the tags which was so easy!!  I used the You’re so Lovely stamp set for the sentiments.  Aren’t those little tags so cute!!

 

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Next on the hop is Rachel so make you pop over and visit!!

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CTC73 – Botanical Gardens

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Welcome to this week’s Caseing the Catty blog hop.  We are casing the Botantical Gardens section of the Occasions catalogue from pages 26-29.

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I thought I would try a different colour combination for my card.  I’m casing the thanks card on page 26.  Did you know that you can use this stamp set to create your own dsp?

 

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So I stamped away with Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride and created my own background.  I created my own washi tape by using one of the stamps in the set and adding it to the edges of the circle.  I have recently discovered the Suite Sayings stamp set and I decided to use one of the sentiments stamps as I have a special friend in mind for this card.

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I also love a good set of splodge stamps as well, although I don’t use them as often as I should!!  The Timeless Texture stamp set has fabulous splodges in it!!  For this card, I am casing the gift bag on page 29.

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For this one, I pretty much only changed the colours and went with Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder.  I have to say I have so much trouble making my twine look like random swirls!!  It’s harder than it looks!!

 

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards this week and it inspires you to join in with Caseing the Catty this month.  As always, we have a monthly challenge that you can join in and show us what you have cased from the catalogue.  Click here to go to the linky.

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Next on the hop is the lovely Elizabeth Gross.

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CTC70 – Sale-a-bration

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We are starting to near the end of Sale-a-bration😦 and the end of the opportunity to earn products for free!!!  This week at Caseing the Catty, we are showcasing more of our favourite products!!

I’m sharing a project featuring the What I love stamp set.  You can do three step stamping with this set which looks so pretty.

I’ve also decided to try a sketch challenge with Mojo Monday, so here is the sketch.

 

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I haven’t used any embossing folders for ages (I don’t know why, cos I love using them), so I decided to use the Elegant dots folder for my background on Pear Piazzaz.  I stamped my flowers on a large scrap piece of card stock and I stamped the outline image in Rose Red, then the full flower with a stamped off Rose Red.  I didn’t use the third stamp as I felt it didn’t need it.  I then cut out the flowers with a circle framelit. Oh and I also put some Wink of Stella on the flowers!!

I used the Chalk talk framelits and cut out the tag shape.  I then carefully stamped the Thank You in Pear Piazzaz and Rose Red.  Of course, you can’t go past Very Vanilla satin ribbon.  It’s so shiny!!

For my accent flowers, I used the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and curved them a little bit for some dimension.  And of course, you need a rhinestone in the centre!!

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So if you would like to earn this stamp set for free, all you have to do is spend $90 or more in my online store.  Your only problem will be trying to decided what to get!!

Now if you would love an extra special freebie, why not buy the starter kit?  It’s only $169 and you can choose anything you like up to the value of $295.  Yes, you read that correctly!!  $295 worth of product for only $169!!  And received 20% off your purchases during your time as a demonstrator.  You can join today, right here, or contact me if you have any questions.  But this only lasts until 31 March so don’t delay, do it today!!

Don’t forget to join in with our monthly challenge and share your projects showcasing your casing of the catalogues.

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Next on the hop is the lovely Simone Bartrum.

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CTC69 – Love Blossoms

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Here we are, back at Sunday again!!  We are casing the Love Blossoms section of the Occasions catalogue this week, and there are so many gorgeous projects to choose from!  I was thinking of using the Rose Wonder set but I see a few of the other Crew members beat me to it so I decided to use the Helping me Grow stamp set.  I had actually forgotten that I had this set but I’ve really enjoyed using it for these two cards.

 

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For my first card, I was inspired by the bag in the middle.  I’ve done a card instead and I’ve used the forget-me-not flower stamp as well.  I have used the thick whisper white cardstock which is my new favourite cardstock to use.  I stamped the flower image in memento black ink and used blackberry bliss and old olive with an aqua painter to colour the flowers.  Have you noticed the cute little corner stamps that are in this set?  How cute are they? Very!!!

The banner stamp goes with the Rose Garden framelits perfectly!!  I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers but I did it after I took the picture.  It looks sparkly but you’ll just have to take my word for it!!

 

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My second card is inspired by the one on the right.  I used the other flower stamp for this one and inked it up using markers.  I’ve done the hardwood background in crumb cake.  To soften it, I’ve added a layer of vellum and torn around the edges.  I have even used washi tape (shock, horror!!) to hold down the vellum.  I stamped the banner in whisper white and then the sentiment in memento black and then tried not to touch it so I didn’t smudge the white ink.

 

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and are inspired!!  Next on the hop is the lovely Judy.

 

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