CTC247 – Holiday Punches

I’m in Yamba this weekend with my family, celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. I haven’t made them a card yet !! (Bad daughter, I know!!) but their anniversary isn’t actually until November, so I’ve got a bit of time up my sleeve!!

This week, we are casing the Holiday Catalogue punch projects.

It’s surprising how many new punches there are in the Holiday catty. There’s the Snowman builder punch, Pine tree punch, Moose punch, Gleaming Ornament punches, Apple builder punch and the Every Season punch pack!!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I go crazy and start looking at my catalogue from the back! Wild, I know!! And I didn’t get very far as on the second last page (p62), there was a really cute card that I just had to case!!

I was feeling a bit lazy (and I didn’t want to get up and down from my desk as I broke my little toe the day before and my foot was a bit sore), so I used a piece of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid DSP as the background. I love how every piece of this dsp has gold on it. I’m a sucker for sparkle, in case you hadn’t noticed. I then punched a pine tree from the paper and gold embossed one of the tree stamps from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. A stitched circle, some retired gold thread and voila!!

The sentiment is from the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set (hostess set) and is cut from the Merry Christmas dies.

Now seeing as I was home from work due to my foot, I had time to play so I decided to have a go at re-creating the ornament from a couple of years ago using the punches instead of dies.

You will never guess which DSP I used? Can you? It’s the Monster Bash DSP!! Isn’t the reverse side of this piece elegant!! So I punched out 4 of each shape for each “petal” and made 5 of these. I kept one flat and scored the other 3 in half. I then tombow glued them together. Repeat for both of the Gleaming Ornament punches. I then punched out a couple of circles and hot glued each “petal” onto the circle. I added Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon between each petal, which I attached with hot glue. More hot glue to attach the smaller circle of petals to the bigger circle.

I then punched a 1″ circle from silver glimmer paper and stamped the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Silvery Shimmer Ink and die cut it using the Christmas Cardinal dies.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!! Let me know what you think!

Next up is my talented friend, Siobhan.

I’d love to see your punch creations over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC246 – Feels like Frost

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty!!

We are casing the Feels like Frost DSP (use the colours of the DSP as Inspiration and layouts from page 40) Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.

Now I’m the one who comes up with our Challenges and when I created my projects for tonight, I just read the bit about casing a layout and missed the bit about using the colours of the DSP!! Oops!! So please forgive my use of different colours for this challenge!! Just do what I say, not what I do!!

So I was inspired by the layout on the bottom left.

I love the Let it Snow Specialty DSP however, I don’t have any of the matching stamps and punches etc. But the paper is just so nice on it’s own, so I kept my cards fairly simple.

My sentiments come from the host stamp set, Greatest Part of Christmas. I love this set as it has lots of nice sentiments. I used the Stitched Nested Labels which I love!!

I love the glitter on the paper but the photos don’t really do it justice.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations showcasing this dsp over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC245 – Let it Snow

It’s been a crazy weekend in Queensland with lots of bush fires. I hope everyone has kept safe. There is one fire near where I live, but don’t worry, we are perfectly safe!!

This week at CTC, we are casing the Let it Snow suite, pages 18-23, of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Actually we could do with “Let it Rain”!!!

This is such a cute suite!! And there’s a snowman punch!!! I was inspired by the card at the top of page 18.

When I first looked at this card, I felt the centre shape would make a great shaker piece. I’ve been dying to use the Feels like Frost dsp so this was my base for the colours. I used a piece of silver glimmer paper behind the dsp like the original. I then created the shaker frame using window sheets, foam adhesive sheets, Ice Stampin’ Glitter and Snowflake Sequins. I then cut a frame from silver glimmer paper using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I punched out a whisper white 2 1/4″ circle and stamped the snowflakes from Frosted Foliage stamp set in Balmy Blue. For the sentiment, I stamped the Merry Christmas from Christmas Gleaming in Silvery Shimmer ink and used the Stitched Rectangle die. I added a piece of the gorgeous Seaside Spray metallic ribbon behind the sentiment.

It’s a little bit sparkly but I love glitter!!! I really think it’s my favourite colour!!

Next up is the lovely Shannon.

I would love to see your creations casing this section over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC244 – Case Holiday Cover

Welcome to our first hop of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. The catalogue goes live on Wednesday 4 September 2019.

There are so many gorgeous new products!! I love just about all of them!! Haha, what a surprise. This week, we are casing the cover of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the wreath card on the top row. I went with Tranquil Tide as a base and used the 2019 – 2021 In Color DSP for the checked background. I used Sahara Sand for the square background and the circle. I used the Beautiful Bough dies to create the wreath. The sentiment is from Christmas Gleaming and I’ve stamped it using the new Golden Glitz ink pad. It’s so sparkly!! I’ve always thought we needed a nice, sparkly gold ink pad and now we have one. There is also Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper.

I used the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and the retired mini gold sequin trim for a bit more bling.

Here’s a close up of the Golden Glitz ink.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue and you don’t have a regular demonstrator, I would love to send one to you. Let me know and I’ll pop one into the post.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creation so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

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ESAD Holiday Catalogue sneak peak

Welcome to the ESAD 2019 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop!! I’m excited to be sharing my project with you tonight.

Firstly, what is ESAD?

You may have come from Denise’s gorgeous project or starting here with me.

There are so many lovely Christmas goodies in this catalogue!! I feel like I only just packed up my decorations from last year but I’m ready to start prepping for this year!! I love Christmas!!

I love the Cuckoo for You stamp set and matching Cuckoo Clock dies in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and I was excited to see the Yummy Christmas stamp set in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I coloured it in using a variety of blends. See the listing below for all the colours I used. One of the most exciting products in the new catalogue is the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. You shake it up, then carefully squeeze the bottle and run it over the parts you need snow on. Keep the card flat so it doesn’t run, and then heat it using your heat gun and watch the magic happen!!

I used the Tin Tile 3d embossing folder on the background and used the Merry Christmas to All stamp set for the sentiment and the Merry Christmas thinlit for the sentiment. I forgot to mention that my favourite Christmas colour combo is Green and Red and I love the combo of Real Red and Call me Clover.

I showed this card to my craft ladies yesterday and I have orders already for 4 bottle of puff paint!! I think it’s going to be popular!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Kelly Kent.

Blog hop participant list:

1. Sharon Dalton

2. Cathy Pinchbeck

3. Tanya Rees

4. Sandra Mastello

5. Shannon Kissane

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Nicole Wilson

8. Bronwyn Eastley

9. Peta Stephen

10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

11. Libby Dyson

12. Jo Weedon

13. Cheryl Algie

14. Rochelle Laird-Smith

15. Denise Buetler

16. Rebecca Scurr – You are here!!

17. Kelly Kent

18. Monique Fielder

19. Maree McIntosh

20. Melissa Gifford

21. Barbara Williams

22. Angela Meiritz-Reid

23. Jackie Aitken

24. Lauren Meiklejohn

Happy Stamping!!

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CTC242 – Woven Threads

It feels like we are already entering into Spring!! It’s a bit warmer this weekend!! So nice sitting in the sun being warm!

This week, we are casing the colours from the Woven Threads DSP and then use the cards on page 12 for layout inspiration. The colours are Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White.

I was inspired by the small grouping of cards on page 12 that use the embossing paste.

I got out the Pattern Party decorative masks and went with the circular one. I was going to use the shimmery white embossing paste but sadly it had dried out. I went with the plain white paste instead. I then spritzed the dried piece with Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose. I did try Seaside Spray but it didn’t come out very well. Also my aim seem to go a bit weird so I got splats where I wasn’t aiming! Once it was dry, I then painted it all over with Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

I then stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Pretty Peacock and cut it out using the Merry Christmas thinlits.

Next up is the lovely Rachel!

We would love to see how you are inspired by these colours. Share your creation with us on our Facebook Group.

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CTC241 – Case a layout on page 101

It must be time for the Ekka!! It’s so windy at the moment and it always seems to coincide with the Exhibition being held in Brisbane. I hope everyone in the bottom half of Australia is doing okay with the crazy, cold weather at the moment. Keep safe everyone!!

We are casing the layouts on page 101 of the 2019 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the elephant card on the bottom left.

I love the background of this card. When you look closely, it is one of the smaller Stitched Nested Labels. I went through my stash of dies, looking for a good shape to layer and I found a banner from the Merry Christmas dies which I thought would work. I went through my DSP for a nice background and went with my fav, Woven Threads DSP. My background is Tranquil Tide. I did layer up the banners in case there was an accident!! (It happens sometimes!!) I mounted the banners with dimensionals to raise them up a little bit.

I’ve just received the Cuckoo for You bundle which is soooo cute!! I coloured the clock using a combination of markers and blends in Tranquil Tide, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile and Pool Party. I put an In Colour Faceted Dot on the centre of the clock. For the sentiment, I’ve got a little sneak peak from the Holiday Catalogue. It’s Shimmery Silver ink!! Can’t wait to play with this more!!

I can’t wait to see what Lauren has created.

We would love to see what you have created, so please your creation with us at our Facebook group.

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