Sunday’s just come around so quickly, don’t they!! I’ve been doing some shift work for a few weeks and had my first night shift in 18 months last night. Fortunately, I’m doing this post early so hopefully it will make some sense!!
We are back casing the Artistic Expressions section in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 92-157. There are so many amazing samples to choose from in this section!!
I love the cards in the Irresistibly Floral Suite on page 126 (See the pic above). I love the colours and the flowers, although I haven’t actually bought this set yet. It’s on the list!! I decided to case the card on the top left and the gift bag on the bottom left. As I don’t have the set, I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the matching Flourish thinlits instead. The Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP is simply gorgeous. You can sponge it or colour it however you like, or even leave it white, either way it’s a winner!!
I decided to turn the bag into a card and change the orientation of the layout. The Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo is sooo lovely!! I also added some pearls as you always need bling.
For my second card, I sponged the dsp with 3 colours, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party. Next time, I think I will use a lighter hand as it’s very bright.
I love the Flourish thinlits to create the flowers, I think I should use them more often.
Next on the hop is my lovely friend, Tricia.
If you would like to join in with us, just create a project using one of the sections we are casing this month, and add your link in.
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It looks like we may have seen the last of winter in Queensland and starting to head into Spring!! It’s a gorgeous day today!!
Today we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue on pages 66-91. This is a huge section and there are so many gorgeous projects to case.
For those who don’t know, I am the mother of two fat kitties, Shadow and Jaster. We rescued them from foster care, 5 years ago this month and I’ve been a slave every since!! Don’t they look happy to have their photo taken!! That’s Shadow at the back and Jaster at the front. I have discovered that it is very difficult to take a nice photo of a shiny black cat.
So of course, I had to get the Pretty Kitty stamp set featured on page 101 of the catalogue.
I’ve pretty much cased the card exactly except that I changed the kitty stamp and used the White perfect accents instead of rhinestones. You might notice that I stamped the flowers using a marker and colouring only part of the flowers on the stamp and then drawing in some more grass to extend it along.
So the boys are all set for their card for Father’s Day, now to decide what to make for my Dad!!
So next on the hop is Debbie, I can’t wait to see what she has made!!
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Sunday’s just seem to come around so quickly, don’t they!! This week, we are casing the Birthdays section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 10-25.
I have loved the Birthday Fiesta as soon as the catalogue came out although I don’t know how often I need a Llama on a card!! But I have a friend who has Alpaca’s and it’s his birthday shortly, so this card will be perfect for him!!
I have cased the gift bag on page 10 and instead of the cactus, I’ve put the Llama.
I love the banners and I can’t wait to do more with them as they are soooo cute!! The Festive Birthday DSP is so lovely and the colours are great together.
Let me know what you think of my card!!
Next on the hop is Monique so make sure you check out her lovely project!
Don’t forget to join in with our monthly challenge. You just need to case a project from any of the categories that we showcase this month and post it to your blog and link it to our challenge. Just click on the image below to go to the link up.
Can you believe that we are already in August? The year is just flying past!! And getting closer to my overseas trip!! Only 52 days to go!
This week, we are casing the Project Life and Kits sections of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. There are so many gorgeous kits in this catalogue and I love them all!! However, I also love the Project Life kits as well and especially the Hello Lovely kit. This is to die for!! I think I need to have a second kit just to keep and look at. hehe!!
So I couldn’t decide what to do as I didn’t want to use up the cards as they are so pretty!! I don’t have any photos ready at the mo, so I decided to create a card inspired by the layout on the top right corner on page 163.
So I made up two cards using this layout. I cut out an Old Olive base and had to trim the base and the actual card a little bit so that you couldn’t see the base. The hardest part was deciding which cards to use. Once that was decided, I just added a strip of the washi tape including in the Accessory Pack and a few sequins.
The Project Life kits make for quick and easy cards!!
How gorgeous are these cards!! I love them!! Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.
Next on the hop is Deb. She is doing such a great job as a new Crew member!!
Make sure you join in with this month’s challenge here.
Happy Christmas in July!! We are celebrating Christmas in July again at CTC this week. One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is being able to see new catalogues first. And this week, we got to see the Holiday catalogue!!! Oh my goodness, there are so many lovely new things to play with!! But there are still lovely Christmassy things to enjoy in the Annual Catalogue so that’s what we are sharing this week.
Oh how I love This Christmas DSP!! It would have to be one of my favourite Xmas dsp’s for a long time. For my first project tonight, I have cased the Acorn card at the bottom on page 36.
I’ve turned this into a Christmas card by changing the colours but basically I’ve stayed within the same sketch. I used the Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set on the left side of the card. Instead of using an embossed piece, I used a piece of the This Christmas DSP. I also changed to the new Delicate White doilies (cos I just got them and I needed to use one!!) Of course a Christmas card isn’t complete without glitter so a Gold Glimmer banner to the rescue! I am in love with these new banners and I had to get the hostess set, Time of Year, on my last order.
I struggle with making random circles with twine, but I had a go on this card. Lol.
For my second project, I had to make the popcorn box on page 35.
This glimmer paper box is the reason why I had to buy the popcorn box thinlits. I don’t usually buy these types of thinlits but I had to have this one!! It’s too cute!!! I basically did an exact case as I just love it. I added a Wink of Stella to the word for an extra bit of sparkle. You can never have too much bling!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects tonight. Next is the lovely Elizabeth.
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Can you believe that we are almost at the end of July!! Where is this year going!! I’m still waiting for winter to arrive, here in Queensland. It was 28 degrees yesterday and I had on my t-shirt and shorts!! It’s a bit cooler today but still feels like Autumn.
This week we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section of the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue from pages 66-91.
There are so many gorgeous cards to case!! I love the Layering Love stamp set although I haven’t got it yet. I was inspired by the card featuring this set on the top right of the picture.
I decided to use the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set for my card and I didn’t feel it was quite appropriate to make a shaker card like the sample. I embossed the main card with the Sparkle embossing folder in Soft Sky cardstock, then cut out a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits in So Saffron and then attached it to the front of the card. I then cut out the oval on both layers. I then stamped the sentiment in Soft Sky on a separate piece of cardstock and attached it from behind. That way, I could make sure it was centred nicely!!
I then punched a few little flowers and leaves using the Blossom Builder punch and scrunched them up a bit to give some texture and attached them with glue dots. And of course, there are a few of the teeny tiny pearls in the centre of the flowers.
I hope you like my card today!! Please leave me a comment and let me know!! Next on the hop is the lovely Kelly.
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It’s been a while but it’s time for another Pennsationals Blog Hop!! You may be starting your hop with me or have come from the lovely Tricia.
We are celebrating the new 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue!! If you don’t have a copy, let me know and I’m happy to post one to you. It is A-MAZ-ING!! There are so many gorgeous new stamp sets and it was so difficult to chose what to use!!
I decided to use the Letters for You stamp set and the co-ordinating framelits and create a Christmas card. The new This Christmas Specialty DSP is lovely so I used that as my inspiration.
Of course, gold and Christmas go together, so I added a gold doily and placed my letters on top. I did a Garden Green card and then a Cherry Cobbler version. I’m not sure which one I like best!! I think they are both nice.
I also wanted to play with the clear treat boxes. They come in a packet of 16 for only $13.25 They do have a clear wrapping on them so make sure you remove it.
I made a ribbon belly band which does come off easily and made a bow using the bow builder punch. Of course, you need gold sequins to finish it off!! Perfect for those little gifts, like Pandora!! (hint hint!!)
So next on the hop is my amazing upline, Tracy Penn.
In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of those joining in.
- Mel Pagano
- Jess Williams
- Tricia Raineri
- Rebecca Scurr
- Tracy Penn
- Joanna Wiggs