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We have a great colour combination this week at Colour Inkspiration.  Bronwyn’s inspiration was Father’s Day and manly colours.  So I didn’t do that at all!  I did try but it didn’t turn out that way!

So the colours are Whisper White, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand and Dapper Denim. Isn’t that map cool!

We are able to add in metallic’s so I felt that silver foil would go nicely with these colours.  It has taken me a while to get them, but I recently purchased the Sunshine Sayings bundle with the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.  I did want to do a Father’s day card but the sentiments in the set didn’t really lend themselves for that.

I’ve gone with a simple layout this week.  I used the new Quilt Top embossing folder which will be available in the Holiday Catalogue available 1 September.  It’s so lovely!!   I cut out the Love from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits in Silver foil.   I then added a strip of cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out.  It’s a perfect anniversary card.

Next up is the lovely Monique.

I can’t wait to share the Holiday Catalogue with you!  So much lovely Christmas goodies!

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CTC142 – Love & Sympathy

We’ve had another try of winter today, but I think it might a last blast of the season!  At least I hope so!

We are back casing the Love and Sympathy section of the 2017 -2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 86-101.

This time, I decided to case the card on the left on page 97 featuring the Ribbon of Courage bundle.

I wanted to do a different colour combination so I went to My Create Ink to suggest a combo for me.  I went with Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink.

I did a wash of Berry Burst for the background.  I then used Berry Burst for the sentiment which comes from the Ribbon of Courage set.  I then cut out lots of flowers and leaves using Flourish thinlits.  I didn’t actually use them all but I had them just in case.

I also used the Pear Pizzazz Shimmer ribbon which is so pretty.  I added a few pearls to cover the centres of the flowers.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia!  You’ll love what she has created for us.

Come and join in with us and share your projects of the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue at our Facebook Group here.

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It’s a Z-Fold kind of Christmas

It’s not hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner living in Queensland this week.  It’s been so warm and lovely here this week!  Although I hope it’s not an indication of how hot it’s going to be in Summer!

Since I saw Bronwyn’s Carols of Christmas Labels Double Z-Fold Box tutorial, I’ve been wanting to have a play with it.  I love her version with the trees but I want to try something different.

My amazing up-up-line Simone Bartrum recently attended the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Thailand and she was asked to create some amazing projects using the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the matching Christmas Staircase thinlit dies.  You can check out some of her projects here.  This stamp set and die bundle will be available in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Well, Simone’s gorgeous projects inspired me to pre-order this bundle (Thanks for enabling me, Simone!!)

There is the most adorable dachshund in this stamp set (and happily, there is a matching thinlit, so no fussy cutting!!).

I was actually going to use the cute staircase which is featured in this set but it was a little wider than the largest Label die so I decided to go with the Christmas tree.  I have to say that this tree is amazing.  Firstly, you stamp the tree and cut it out with the thinlits.  Then there are two branch dies which are the same, but allow you to cut out two branches at once.  But then when I was layering the branches on the tree, they match the shape of the tree exactly!!  But then, would we expect anything less from Stampin’ Up! Oh I forgot to mention that I also put Wink of Stella over the branches of the tree to add a bit of sparkle like tinsel.

I used the Wood Textures DSP Stack for the base.  I thought it would look a bit like timber flooring at the base of a tree.  The cute ornaments are also from the set. Fortunately, the stamp and die have the three attached together so it’s much easier to cut out.  I just coloured these using the markers.

I wanted to put a sentiment on the front so I stamped the label in Garden Green.  Then for the fun part of adding the dog!!  He’s so cute but he’s a naughty boy as he is trying to get at the cookies on the plate!   This set is so fun, that it even includes a thinlit that cuts out the sign and cookies!  I did colour the table, biscuits and the dog using Early Espresso Ink and blender pens.

If you would like to get Bronwyn’s tutorial, just click here.  I’m so happy with how cute this card turned out!

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.

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CTC141 – Birthday

Can you believe that Spring is just around the corner?  This year is going past so quickly!!

We are caseing the Birthday section, pages 68-85, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There are so many fabulous cards in this section. As always, it’s so hard to choose which one to case!  I decided to case this card on page 74.

I made two versions of this card.  For the first one, I used the Birthday Memories DSP for the background and I made the Hooray banner in Daffodil Delight and stamped in Pacific Point.  It was nice to just use punches for a change and not get out the Big Shot.   I couldn’t decide where to put the banner as I didn’t want to cover up the cute animals on the paper!  I used the Cherry Cobbler Double stitched ribbon as the banners.

For my second card, I went similar to the catalogue image and used the party lights stamp.  I also added in the Happy Birthday stamp.  I still used the Birthday Memories DSP for the tags on the Hooray circle.

These are two cards I’ll be keeping in my stash for the occasional kid birthday party I get invited to.

I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge, over at our Facebook group.

Next up is my friend Julia.  She has created an amazing project for you!

Seeing as we seem to have a few kitty lovers on the CTC Crew, I wanted to share an updated picture of my two boys, Jaster and Shadow.  Jaster loves to sit on boxes so when my Holiday Catalogues arrived, he had to sit on it!!  Shadow isn’t as crafty, so he is usually having a nap on the lounge when Jaster and I are in the craft room.

 

 

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Coffee Easel card with a twist

I’m excited to share another tutorial from Addinktive Designs with you this week.

The tutorial I have decided to focus on is the Coffee Café Easel Card.  You can check out Bronwyn’s card here.

This is another easy to understand tutorial with lots of clear pictures to help you create your project.

I don’t have the Coffee Cups framelits or the Coffee Café stamp set so I decided to use the Lots of Labels framelits with the Coffee Break DSP.

I also used my retired paper piercing pack as it goes nicely with the framelits and adds a look similar to the stitched shape framelits.  For the sentiment on the front, I used the Tabs for Everything stamp set in Soft Sky and Garden Green which I punched out with the Circle tab punch.

On the inside, I have stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set and hand cut it out.

If you would like to make your own version of the Coffee Café Easel card, you can purchase the tutorial here.

I’ll be back next week with another great tutorial for you.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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We have another gorgeous colour combination at Colour Inkspiration this week with Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.

As always, I get out the cardstock in each colour and study them for a while to see what inspired me about them.  I then have a look at my stamp sets and see what might work.  I decided on the Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and the Happiest of Days stamp set for the flowers and sentiment.  I really love the line work on this set.

Now don’t have a heart attack, but I actually USED some washi tape on this card!!  From 2 sets,  the Basics Pack 2 and the Basics pack 3.

I used my markers to colour the birthday wishes stamp which is a technique I just love.  I added a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

I really enjoy doing my projects for Colour Inkspiration as it challenges me to use colours that I might not normally put together.

Make sure you share your projects with this colour combo at our Facebook Group, here.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.

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CTC140 – For Babies and Kids

As you may know, one of my favourite perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being able to see and order products first.  And this week, demonstrators got to see and order from the 2017 Holiday catalogue!!  I tell you, you are going to love it!  I’m presently unpatiently waiting for the post lady to bring my treasures to me!!

Whilst I am waiting, I’ve been playing with my goodies from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue for Caseing the Catty.  This week, we are casing the For Babies & Kids section from pages 102-111.

I actually didn’t go past the first page of this section to choose my project for this week.  I decided to case the card at the top right of the display (which by the way, is just gorgeous, isn’t it!)

The Bundle of Love Specialty DSP is so pretty and I just love how the reverse of the pink and blue dsp are the same pattern in Gold!

I wanted to use a different colour so I went with Wisteria Wonder.  I don’t have the Born to be Loved stamp set (but I’m thinking maybe I do need it!) so I decided to create my heart using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlits and gold foil.  How pretty is the heart in gold!  I then stamped the sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage set in Wisteria Wonder and cut it out using the Sweet and Sassy heart framelits.  I went for the same look with the Metallic edge ribbon and added three mini sequins with the fine tip glue pen at the bottom.

 

I attached the gold heart using a combination of standard and mini dimensional’s.

I hope you have enjoyed my case of this card this week.  You can share your projects at our Facebook group, which you can join here.

Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

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