CTC137 – Artistic Expression

I hope you have had a great weekend!!  I’ve been very productive! Got my garden done, housework, some crafting, shopping with my husband, church and now a spot of blogging.  Gee, I think I should have a rest!

This week, we are casing the Artistic Expression section, pages 132 – 181, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

So many delicious cards to choose from!!  I decided to case the thanks card on page 164, which is the centre card on our image above.

I’ve kept the same colours theme, with a Crumb Cake base.  I’ve used Very Vanilla and stamped the Sheet Music stamp in memento black.  I then stamped the large flower stamp from the Graceful Garden stamp set on vellum and coloured it on the back using the watercolour pencils and used the blender pen to spread the colour.  I cut the word Hugs from the Lovely Words thinlits in Gold Foil and trimmed the circle off.

I used the new Black shimmer ribbon, which is to die for, and a piece of linen thread.  I attached the flower using glue dots where the ink was darkest.  I used the mini dimensionals to add some height to the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.  Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know. I can’t wait to see what you are going to create and share on our Facebook group this week.  Click here to join us.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.  I can’t wait for you to see what she has created!!

Thanks for hopping around this week.

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CI13

Here we are with another amazing Colour Inkspiration challenge for you!

I love the colour combination this week.  We have Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi and Fresh Fig.  I know it has “that” colour in it, but it’s growing on me!!

One of my favourite new sets is the Oh So Eclectic bundle.  There’s diamonds, flowers, ok I’ll admit it, you had me at diamonds!!  So, of course, I had to use some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper at the back.  I then stamped and die cut some of the flowers and stems out.  And Stella has made an appearance on the die cut flowers.  You really can’t have too much sparkle!  lol

My sentiment comes from the Happiest of Days stamp set which is fast becoming my favourite birthday stamp set.

I hope you are inspired by this card, please let me know in the comments below.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Krissy Buck.

 

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CTC36 – Thanks

It’s been an exciting time at CTC this week.  We are welcoming 7 new Crew members to the team.  A big welcome to Fi Cobbin, Rose Packer, Alisa Tilsner, Megan Lenske, Peta Stephen, Sandra Collett and Angela Meiritz-Reid!!  They will start joining in with the hops over the next few weeks, so make sure you say hi to them!

This week we are casing the Thanks section, pages 126 – 131, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

As I was flipping through this section, as soon as I saw the card on page 129, I knew which one I was doing for today!  I love the Eastern Palace bundle, especially done in light colours.

I have cased the card on the right hand side.  Now having said I like it in lighter colours, I’ve gone with a darker colour, Tranquil Tide!  I love this colour and haven’t used it very much.

I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  It’s one of the new 3d dynamic textured impressions embossing folders (try and say that fast!!).

I kept the same circle from the Eastern Medallions thinlits as I love these circles!  I used the sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Vellum.  I also used the matching Eastern gold vinyl stickers.

Of course, my new favourite gold accessory, mini sequins, has made an appearance again!!

Next up, is the amazing Kelly Kent!

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ESAD 2017-2018 Favourites Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be a part of the ESAD blog hop and sharing my favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue with you.

I am loving all things flowers in the new catty and two of my favourite sets are the  Floral Statements stamp set and the Climbing Orchid stamp set.

For my first card, I silver embossed the Thanks stamp of the Floral Statements stamp set.  I have to tell you, this looks so pretty all on it’s own!  I then coloured it with the watercolour pencils.  I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and Old Olive for the greenery.  A little bit of blending with a blender pen, and voila!! it’s all done!  I then layered it up with Silver foil, Rich Razzleberry and an Old Olive base.  I just love the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, don’t you?

I just received my order of the new embossing paste and had to play with it straight away!  I used a small bit of paste and mixed it with Cherry cobbler and Cajun Craze re-inkers to make a brick wall using the decorative masks.  This stuff is so fun!!  And very addictive!!!

To create my orchids to climb up the wall, my clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley has created a number of orchid images to inspire us.  Click here to see her images.  I decided to use this one for my next card.

To create the stems, I used the stem from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, cut out two and stuck them together with my fine tip glue pen.  Whilst that was drying, I created the flowers using Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.  I also added some Stella to the DD flowers for a bit of bling.

I then created the sentiment using the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits.

I’m pretty happy with these two cards!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you do too!

Next up is the talented Sharon Dalton.

If you get lost on the hop, here is a list of everyone.

1. Josie Dean

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Carolina Evans

4. Kim Oliver

5. Sandra Mastello

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Kelly Kent

8. Cheryl Algie

9. Rebecca Scurr

10. Sharon Dalton

11. Leonie Schroder

12. Monique Fielder

13. Courtenay Heuston

14. Terri Hawke

15. Barbara Williams

16. Kristel Rimmer

17. Maree McIntosh

18. Kathryn Ruddick

19. Rosalie Desmond

20. Linda Whalley

21. Amity Knight

22. Peta Stephen

23. Megan Lenske

24. Richelle Fletcher

25. Carly Middleton

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CTC135 – Holidays

I’m finding it hard to believe that we are in July and we are casing the Holiday section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!!  I’m not ready for Christmas yet!!!

I decided to case the square card on page 114 of the catalogue.  Isn’t this a cute card!

I decided to do a direct case of this card first but then I made a couple of extra versions.  So here is the case version.

I used the Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon and of course, one of my favourite framelits – the layered square framelits. Oh and of course the stamp set is Oh, What fun.

Then I was inspired by the Painter’s Palette stamp set and the fabulous Wood Textures DSP stack.

For my third card, I used the Flirty Flowers stamp set and the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned how I love the mini gold sequins!  Just a little bit!! hehe

I hope you enjoy my cards!  Next up is the fabulous Monique.

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CI12

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of June!  Where is the year going?  I have to say that I am really enjoying doing the Colour Challenges with Colour Inkspiration.  I am “challenged” nearly every time but I love pushing myself and stepping outside the traditional boundaries that I set for myself.

Speaking of challenges, here is another one!  You can choose at least 4 of these colours – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate and Peekaboo Peach.

I had a couple of attempts with my card for this challenge.  I didn’t like them so you don’t get to see them!  I wanted to use the Jar of Love stamp set so I went back to the drawing board and started with a white base.  I then stamped the jars in Smoky Slate.  I actually wanted to use the flowers in the stamp set but I discovered that there isn’t a green in our colours so I couldn’t work out how to do the stems!  Then I realised that there is a fish stamp with a matching framelit so hello fishies!!

I’m not sure what sort of fish they are, but mine are Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach!

There’s a cute sentiment in the stamp set, Best Fishes, so this will be my brother-in-law’s birthday card as he is a wanna-be fisherman.  I wasn’t sure what to do with the sentiment but felt the card needed something at the top as well.  I decided to stamp the sentiment in Smoky Slate then stamp it another two more times before inking up again.

Now all I have to do is remember that I have made his card by the time his birthday comes around in September!!

Next up is the amazing Denita Wright-Smee.

 

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CTC134 – For Babies and Kids

I had my stamp club yesterday and I’ve been practising my baking skills on my ladies!!  I made Cookies and Cream Oreo cupcakes and they looked and tasted great!

We are casing the For Babies and Kids section (pages 102-111) from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue this week.

Now I only have one of the stamps in this section as I don’t need any kid stamps.  Although I do own the Foxy set, I decided to case the pink communion card on page 111.

Instead of using a background stamp, I used the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  On the very vanilla piece in the middle, I stamped off three times using Crumb Cake ink and the background stamp from the Graceful Garden stamp set.  I did the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Rose Red.

I stamped my rose in Memento Black then coloured it using blender pens with Wild Wasabi and Rose Red.  I then cut it out carefully.  I added some mini gold sequins and then attached it all together.  I wanted to add a touch of Stella to the flower but I opened a new one and it all came out in a big whoosh, so it’s a bit more sparkly than I intended.

Let me know what you think and leave a comment below.

Next up is Rachel.

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