CTC301 – Sale-a-bration

I’m back to work this week, although off to an interesting start with working the first day at home. I’m also doing shift work so I have no idea what day of the week it is!! Oh yes, that’s right, it’s Sunday cos it’s CTC time!!

This week, we are casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue!!

I didn’t realise until I started my blog post, but I’ve cased one of the cards on our challenge image. I’ve got for the So Grateful card in the middle.

This card features the Corner Bouquet stamp which you can earn for free with a $90 order. I embossed the larger bouquet with white embossing powder.

I decided to use the new blending brushes instead of water colouring. I used Balmy Blue, Rococo Rose and Melon Mambo. I’m still getting used to using these. I think I need to practice more with a lighter hand.

My sentiment is from the Heal Your Heart stamp set which is also another Sale-a-bration freebie.

I also wanted to case another card on these pages, although this time, I just did the same card. I just love the Fine Art Floral DSP so I wanted to re-create this card. The sentiment is also from the Heal Your Heart stamp set.

Here’s my version.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. Next up is Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your creation, caseing the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Make sure you join our CTC Facebook page.

Happy Stamping

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Welcome to our first Colour Inkspiration challenge for 2021. I hope your year has started off on a good note! I’ve had 2 weeks of holidays and my first day back was still at home due to being in lockdown for 3 days. So it’s an odd start to going back to work!!

We have a pretty challenge image for this challenge, which was taken by our very own Cheryl.

The colours are Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Calypso Coral, Magenta Madness and Garden Green. You can, of course, add in neutrals and bling like silver, gold and metallics.

I actually had a couple of attempts at this challenge. First time around, I added in Cajun Craze instead of Calypso Coral and I wasn’t happy with the result. So for my second go, I went outside my comfort zone and had a play with the dies from the Many Medallions Dies. I cut a set of three of the small dies in each colour and then layered them onto a sheet of paper. I then attached them to a piece of adhesive sheets and used the new Gilded leafing which I dabbed onto the sticky parts with a soft paint brush. When using the gilded leafing, make sure the WINDOW IS CLOSED and there is no breeze!!! That stuff can spread quickly!!

I then mounted it onto a piece of cardstock and trimmed it to the size I wanted. I then added another layer and attached that to the Magneta Madness cardbase.

As the background is a bit busy, I wanted to keep the sentiment simple, so I cut a stitched rectangle from the Ornate Garden dies and the sentiment is from the Bloom & Grow stamp set.

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 12 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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CTC300 – Case the Mini Catalogue

Welcome to our first challenge showcasing the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue!!
This week we are casing the mini catalogue.

There are so many great projects in this catalogue. One of the things I love about Caseing the Catalogue is that you get to look closer at the samples created by the talented artists at Stampin’ Up! Quite often you see a card that you didn’t notice on your first 100 look throughs of the catty!!

I found this cute little picture frame hanger on page 22 which features the sweet little bunny from the Springtime Joy stamp set.

It also has my favourite Wreath Builder dies!! You know I love a good wreath!! I wanted to create this as a card. I used a couple of strips of the Well Suited DSP at the top and bottom of the card. The background piece is embossed using the Subtle embossing folder.

I then cut out 2 wreaths in Pear Pizzazz and 1 in Old Olive. I then had to use the adorable Kangaroo & Company stamp set and stamped the Joey and the little butterfly a couple of times. And of course there are matching dies (you’ll never guess what they are called!!) Kangaroo Dies!! and there’s even one for the butterfly!! (My stamp class ladies will be glad that they don’t have to cut that one out!!)

My sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp set and cut out using the Floral Gallery dies.

Next up is the lovely Lauren.

We would love to see your creation where you casing a project from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue, so please share it on our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC299 – Step Up an Annual Catty Project

Happy New Year!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a fun (but safe) New Year. I had such a rage, my husband went fishing with a mate and I worked on a new diamond painting and watch Soul on Disney+. Yes, I know, I’m a party animal!!

Our first challenge for 2021 is to case a card from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and step it up.

I didn’t get very far into the catalogue and found my card on page 5.

I decided to use the Jar of Flowers stamp set for my cards. I still used a piece of vellum behind the flowers and I stamped the jar and the flowers directly onto the card. I coloured them using water colour pencils and blender pens. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.

For the second card, I punched out the jar and added a Mason Jar Shaker dome. I fussy cut the flowers and coloured them in using blends and added some Wink of Stella over the top. The sentiment was die cut using the Rectangle dies and I added a bow in Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon. And I nearly forgot, I embossed the background using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creation where you step up an Annual Catalogue project so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping in 2021

Product List
Jar Punch
Blender Pens