CTC260 – Week 2 – Caseing the January June 2020 Mini Catalogue

Welcome to Week 2 of our challenge. As mentioned last week, we are running challenges for 2 weeks and the Crew is doing a separate hop each week.

So our challenge is to case anything from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue.

When I sat down to create my card for this challenge, the catalogue fell open to page 20 which features the So Sentimental bundle. I then realised that I don’t have this bundle but I need it as I love label dies!! I have now fixed this situation and it’s on it’s way to me!! But I did like the card on the top right.

The background of the card is one of the label shapes cut out a number of times. I liked that idea, so I used a piece of the 2018 – 2020 In-colour DSP stack in Pineapple Punch and punched it out with the Label Me Fancy punch.

I played around with the layout and eventually found one I was happy with. I decided to use the Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday to You stamp set and coloured it with a combination of blends (Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green and Light Smoky Slate) and blender pens (Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point). I then fussy cut the image out. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and the label is from the Painted label dies.

I have to admit, blue and yellow is one of my favourite colour combos!!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue so make sure you share it over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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Welcome to an exciting new year at Colour Inkspiration!!

It’s our third birthday today!!! Happy Birthday to us!! In honour of our birthday, our theme is Birthday cards. It is also a choose your own colour challenge. You can choose 3 colours and of course you can choose neutrals and metallics as always.

I decided to choose Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Petal Pink. Now these colours are part of the gorgeous new Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.

So I choose a piece of the pretty DSP which also features champagne foil for a bit of bling. I started off with a base of Pool Party. I cut out in Petal Pink a solid Eifel tower and the cut out one from the new Parisian dies. I had thought they layered together but I like the 3d look as the real tower kinda looks like that. I then stamped in Cherry Cobbler the Happy Birthday sentiment from the free Sale-a-bration stamp set, Timeless Tulips. Cut out with my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies and then layered with another piece of Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP which I tore around the edges for a softer look.

I just love the Parisian dies, don’t you!

Next up is my friend, Monique.

This challenge will be running for 4 weeks and will end on 10 February. We would love to see your creation so please share it on our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC260 – Caseing the January June 2020 Mini Catalogue

Welcome to a New Year, a new catalogue and new challenges at CTC!! We are mixing things up this year and our challenges will be running for 2 weeks. The Crew will be doing a weekly hop every Sunday but will be doing the same challenge for 2 weeks.

The 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue started on Friday!! So we are starting off the year by casing your choice of project from the catalogue.

I started from the back of the catalogue and decided to case one of the cards in the Botanical Prints group on page 62.

I cased the card in the middle and used the Peaceful Poppies suite. I went with a Pool Party base and embossed a piece with the new stunning Parisian Flourish embossing folder.

I then stamped a few poppies and poppy backgrounds in Poppy Parade from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I then cut them out using the Painted Labels dies. I also cut out one of the labels for the sentiment which is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. This set is also part of the Peaceful Poppies suite which includes the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Peaceful Moments Bundle, the Peaceful Poppies DSP, Sequins, Whisper White Seam binding ribbon and Peaceful Poppies elements. You can order all these goodies with just the one code!! (153938 in case you need to know!)

I cut out a couple of poppy outlines and leaves using the Poppy Moments dies. You could cut the leaves in two colours to create shading but I decided to keep it the same. I glued together the two layers of leaves and the poppy outlines.

I added a piece of braided burlap trim and then layered up the leaves and flowers. After playing with the layout, I used glue dots on the leaves and dimensionals on the flowers. I then added the sentiment block over the top and added a burlap bow. I added a bit of Wink of Stella onto the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

This card looks so luxurious with that embossing folder! I can’t wait to play with it more.

Next up is the lovely Shannon.

We would love to see your creations from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue. This challenge will end on 19 January.

Happy Stamping (and Happy New Year!!)

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It's a new Catalogue!!

Happy New Year!! Can you believe we are at the start of a new year, let alone a new decade!! I’m sure I blinked and 2019 went by!

One of my favourite ways to start off the New Year is with a new catalogue and Sale-a-bration. And both catalogues start today!! Woot, woot!!

There are so many gorgeous new products to play with! I have to say I’m so excited for the Clubhouse Bundle!! My dad is a golfer, so he is set for cards forever. Even if you aren’t into golf, the Country Club Designer Series paper is great for male cards.

Of course, we also have Sale-a-bration starting today as well.

In case you don’t know, Sale-a-bration is from 3 January to 31 March. For every $90 (AUD) you spend on catalogue items, you can choose a free SAB item. This year we have a number of Level 2 items you can select which you can get for free when your order is over $180 (AUD).

You can get the Power of Hope bundle, which includes a stamp set and a Stone 3d embossing folder or the small bloom punch or Lily Pad dies.

If you are thinking you would like to host a workshop during Sale-a-bration, when your sales reach $500 you will receive the Little Lady bug stamp set for free!!

Please contact me to schedule in a date for a workshop!!

One of my favourite things during Sale-a-bration is the fabulous joining offer!! And this year’s offer is outstanding!!

So for $169, you will be able to choose $235 worth of products from either the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue.

But wait, there’s more!! You will also receive a mini paper trimmer (which is the cutest thing since sliced bread!!), a 6″ x 6″ dsp stack which includes samples from nearly all of the papers from the mini catalogue AND a stamp set of your choice to any value.

Now if you are concerned, there’s no commitment required if you don’t want to. You can buy the starter kit and you don’t need to place any other orders. OR you can create a business from the kit to be able to fund your hobby or beyond!! Click here to go to my online store to join.

I’m hoping to share a few projects in the next couple of days, so make sure you pop back!

Happy Stamping and Happy New Years!

CTC259 – Casing the Holiday Catalogue

I hope you have had a fabulous week. I had my final stamp class yesterday, and we had a lovely time!! I love getting together with my ladies each month and I love that sometimes I have to interrupt them from chatting to show them the next step of the project!!

This week, we are casing anything we like from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the cards in the bundle index on page 3.

I haven’t used the Tidings All Around bundle for a while and this card jumped out at me.

Again, I went with my traditional colour scheme of green/red. So I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler and then trimmed a piece of Thick Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment first in Cherry Cobbler and then the wreath in Pear Pizzazz. I cut out a wreath in Pear Pizzazz using the All- Around Wreath die and mounted it using mini dimensionals. I then cut out 6 leaves in gold glimmer paper and attached using glue dots. Then a quick bow in gold shimmer ribbon and a few Toile Tidings glitter enamel dots for the holly.

I really love this card, and I think I might be using this design as I need about 20 more Christmas cards to send out!!

This is our last hop for 2019 so I just wanted to thank you for supporting Caseing the Catty over the year. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! We will be back on 5 January 2020.

Next up is the lovely Judy.

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

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping

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CTC258 – Wrapped in Plaid

It’s been a very hot couple of days in Queensland but fortunately it’s gone back to normal warm December weather today. Thank goodness!!

I had a fun Friday doing a Miss Biscuit cookie course. I learnt how to ice sugar cookies in 7 Christmas designs. The room smelt like gingerbread all day!!

This week, we are casing the Wrapped in Plaid suite, pages 12-17 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I love the Wrapped in Plaid suite, and the gorgeous DSP. When flipping through the pages, I decided to case one of the cards on page 15 which uses the Peaceful Boughs Bundle.

I decided to keep the branches green and went with Pear Pizzazz. The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler as I like the traditional red/green Christmas combo. I then stamped sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the Beautiful Boughs die. I cut out the branches with a piece of retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

I added a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Sequins for a little more sparkle.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations from this section. Please share it over on at our Facebook group.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping

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CTC257 – Kids & Babies

It’s only 24 more sleeps to go!!! I’m so excited, I love Christmas!! I’ve had a week off to do some Christmas shopping, crafting and baking!! Sadly I’m not having any more time off and am working over Christmas so I need to get stuff done now.

We are taking a break from Christmas cards and are casing the Kids & Babies section, pages 98-105 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

There are lots of cute cards to choose from!. I’ve decided to case one of the cards on page 101 on the top right of the image

I love the look of the vellum Stitched Lace die so I decided to do the same. I used Rococo Rose cardstock for the background. The scalloped edge is die cut from the Seasonal Layers dies.

One of my craft ladies has been unwell, so I will be sending this card to her. I used the Healing Hugs stamp set with the flower fussy cut. You can’t see it properly but there is the large sentiment shape from the Roses Die in Seaside Spray. The small sentiment is also cut from the same dies. I added a twist of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon for a bit more texture. I did add Stella to the flower but it doesn’t photograph well.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

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

Happy Stamping

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