CTC339 – Case Painted Christmas

I’m writing my post a bit early this week as in Monday!! I am getting new flooring in my craft room next Monday as in tomorrow so I have to pack up everything that is on the floor! I can’t wait to have laminate flooring in the craft room as it will make it much easier to clean.

I hope it’s been a great week for everyone!! I’m sure it was!!

So this week, we are casing the Painted Christmas Suite, pages 16-23 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the Encircle in Warmth cards on page 23. I went with the one on the bottom.

I cut out 2 wreaths from the Encircled in Beauty dies, one using the gold vellum and the SAB Be Dazzling paper. I then stamped the sentiment using markers to ink it up. I cut it out using the retired Stitched Shapes dies. I embossed a piece of real red using the Wintry 3d embossing folder. I did try to flick some Frost White shimmer paint but it wasn’t very successful. I added a piece of Real Red Sheer Ribbon as well.

This looks so much nicer in person!! It’s so sparkly!!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

Please share your creation over on at our Facebook group. We love seeing how you have cased the Catty!!

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CTC338 – Sketch time!

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty! This week, we are casing a sketch of a card on page 34 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

Here’s the sketch. Thank you to our Crew member, Rose for creating this graphic for us!!

I started off by flipping through my designer series papers and landed on the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and in particular, the plaid sheet. It makes my eyes go funny to look at it!! I decided to add a scalloped edge using the Scalloped Contour dies. I then cut out some of the Poinsettia flowers in the Red foil and layered them up using glue dots.

The sentiment is from the Whimsical Trees stamp set and I inked it up using a Real Red marker and Pear Pizzazz marker. I cut it out using the Pierced Blooms dies.

The flower is just so shiny!! I love it!!

Next up is the lovely Judy

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

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CTC337 – Steppin’ It Up

I hope you have had a great week! It was so warm yesterday when I had my card class. We had to put the air con on! Luckily, it’s a bit nicer today.

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are stepping up projects from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue. What is stepping up? Well it’s taking a card and stepping it up a notch!! You might have a simple stamping card, and add a few more layers of DSP, or add ribbon. You get the idea!!

I decided to case the ornament card on page 24 which uses the Whimsical Trees stamp set.

I love traditional red/green combo for Christmas so I went with a Cherry Cobbler base. I then stamped the ornaments across the top of a piece of basic white using Memento Black. I then stamped them again on a scrap piece of cardstock and coloured them in using Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody and Shaded Spruce blends. I then cut all 10,000 of them out! (it felt like that many!!) I then added mini dimensionals and attached them over the stamped ones. I also added Wink of Stella because, well glitter!!

I added a scalloped border of the panel in Shaded Spruce using the Scalloped Contours die. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.

Here’s a side on look to see the dimension of the ornaments.

I have to admit that I’m starting to get a bit excited about Christmas!! I’m getting new carpet in the main rooms of my house so we are in a bit of chaos at the moment but once the carpet is in and we’ve moved back into those rooms, I can start to think about decorating!! I got a new dresser last year and I’m wanting to create a garland across the top of it. Can’t wait!!!

Next up is the lovely Julia. I can’t wait to see what she has created!

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

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Welcome to our 108th challenge at Colour INKspiration! We welcome Jessica Hart as our Guest Designer. Today’s picture which has inspired our colour palette was chosen by Colour INKspiration Crew Member, Rose Packer.

Isn’t that a beautiful staircase? It would make me happy everyday to walk down those stairs!! I have been thinking about what I could do for my card and I wanted to do lots of flowers. Then I realised that I hadn’t used the free Counting Sheep stamp set and the matching Sheep dies from Sale-a-bration yet. So I had to create a card that had sheep frolicking with the flowers!!

I used the instructions from a tutorial by my lovely friend, Bronwyn Eastley, which you can purchase here. To create the fence, I cut out 4 panels from the sheep dies. Luckily, they were the perfect size!!

I also used the blending brushes to create the sky and the grass.

I cut plenty of flowers from the Pierced Blooms dies including the stems and just played with the placement until I was happy. The sentiment is also from the Counting Sheep stamp set.

I love this card!! Those sheep are just too cute!! Make sure you place your order and earn your freebies soon as Sale-a-bration ends on 30 September.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 19 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Happy Stamping

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