CTC312 – Favourite Retiring Dies

I hope you and your family are having a lovely Easter weekend. We attended a dawn service out in the countryside near our church. It was a bit early but it was a great way to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, our Saviour. We then had a delicious bbq breakfast.

We are casing our favourite retiring dies this week. There are so many of my favourites retiring so it was hard to choose just one.

I decided to use the Detailed Band dies which also co-ordinate with the Band Together stamp set.

I’ve cased elements from two cards on page 113. I’ve gone with the colour combination from the card on the right with Pool Party and Calyspo Coral and the layout and background inspiration from the card on the right.

I’ve used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, which is also sadly retiring, as the background. I then die cut the largest band from the Detailed Bands dies and I did trim off the tabs at the side of the die cut. The sentiment is from the Band Together stamp set and the oval is from the Detailed Bands dies as well.

To check out what is retiring, click here to go to my online store.

Next up to the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations showcasing your favourite retiring dies, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

I hope you have a lovely Easter and don’t overdose on chocolate!!

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CTC311 – Easter

I hope you’ve had a good week. I got caught at home with some flooding near my home (don’t worry, my place was all fine) so it meant I got an extra crafting day this week!! Woohoo!

This week, we are casing a project from any catalogue and giving it an Easter twist.

I decided to case one of the Kangaroo cards on page 17. I went with the card on the top of the page.

I was also inspired to use this set as I had a couple of kangaroos take a break under my patio during the rain on Tuesday! They were certainly a bit soggy!!

For my background, I used a piece of the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. This has a great texture on it! I’m very sad that the Wreath Builder dies are retiring, so I decided to cut out 2 wreaths (in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz) and layer them together. I then cut out the Kangaroo and I added two Easter eggs from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in her pouch. I also added a couple of eggs in the wreath. The sentiment was stamped in Balmy Blue and cut out using the Messages dies.

Next up is the lovely Monique.

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

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Messages Die


Can you believe that we are at the end of March already!! Where is this year going?

My niece turns 21 today! Happy Birthday Sweet Amy!! So, of course, I had to make her card to suit today’s challenge!

So our colours this week are Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green. I wanted to play with the new Pretty Perennials bundle so I started off by stamping the background of the card with the solid images of the flowers in Petal Pink. I then stamped and cut a number of the flowers in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. I also did 3 leaves in Granny Apple Green. I also stamped the Happy in Melon Mambo and fussy cut it out. I’m not sure why they didn’t make a die for this!!

I also die cut the 21 in silver glimmer paper and the retired Large Numbers dies. I then had a play with the layout and once I was happy with it, I committed to sticking it down.

Happy Birthday, dear Amy! I hope you love your card and your birthday present!

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 3 weeks 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.

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CTC310 – Case Tie Layout

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty. If you have been affected by the flooding in New South Wales, I hope you and your family are safe.

We have a great sketch this week to play with. It’s the Three Tie card in the middle on page 66 of the January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

Here’s the sketch to go with it.

This is such a versatile sketch!! You can do so many different cards with it. I’ve decided to use the Brilliant Wings dies and the gorgeous Butterfly Bijou dsp.

I’ve layered a piece of dsp on Basic White with a Mint Macaron card base. I’ve then cut out a stitched rectangle in Basic White and I first played with stamped butterflies but they were too big for the rectangle. I decided to die cut a couple of the smaller butterflies in So Saffron and Mint Macaron.

For the third spot, I used Poppy Parade ink with the sentiment from the Delicate Petals stamp set. I then punched it out using the Label Me Fancy punch. Although I love using dies, sometimes it’s a bit quicker to use a punch.

Don’t you just love these butterflies!! You can get the whole bundle for an amazing price! It includes the dies, stamp set, Butterfly Bijou dsp and some specialty paper as well.

Next up is the fabulous Sandra.

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

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