I’ve found some MOJO

I’ve always loved the Mojo Monday challenges, which is a sketch challenge blog, although I don’t follow them regularly.  I was saddened to find out they have finished creating new challenges recently.  They did 500 sketches which is an amazing feat!

However, the sketches are still available on their site and on Pinterest.  I’m still going to use their sketches for inspiration as I think they are great.  So today, I’m using sketch 459.

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I had to use the Color Theory DSP Stack.  As I was trying to not use Berry Burst (I thought I should give it a rest!), I went with Dapper Denim instead.

I love the Big on Birthdays set and I haven’t use this stamp of the set yet.  I kept to the same colour theme for my ink and kept it clean and simple.  I also used the Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon and then cut a flower from the Support Ribbon framelits and added a Glitter enamel dot for a bit of bling.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Don’t forget you can still take advantage of the starter kit promotion.  For only $169 you get to choose $235 worth of product and receive an essentials gift pack and a sneak peak stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue, Carols of Christmas.

If you are interested, (go on, you know you want to!), just click here to go to my joining page.

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CTC138 – Holidays

It’s my favourite time of the week, when I get to share my latest card for the Caseing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop!

This week, we are casing the Holiday section again (you know, Christmas in July!!) pages 112-125 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of gorgeous cards in this section so as always, it’s hard to decide which one to case.

I went with the centre card on page 118, with the stripes.

I actually started off with a striped dsp but when I came to assemble the layout, it just didn’t look great.  I’ve cased the layout of this card, with a rectangle piece and the ribbon behind it.

I really love Berry Burst and the crinkle seam binding ribbon is just gorgeous!  So soft and easy to use.   The Big on Birthdays stamp set is one of my favourites, especially this birthday stamp with the flowers.  I stamped in Memento Black Ink and then coloured with the water colour pencils.  To create the pink flowers, I combined two pencils, melon mambo and rich razzleberry, and then blended with the blender pen.

Now you may have noticed that I have a Stitched Shape rectangle.  But we don’t sell rectangles, I hear you say!!  Well, you can make your own.

Step 1 – Cut a piece of cardstock the width of the framelit.

Step 2 – Place the framelit carefully over the piece, (you might feel more comfortable using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place).  Then run it through the big shot but don’t go all the way through.  Stop about two thirds of the way.  (You don’t want to cut the final straight edge)

Step 3 – Then turn the cardstock and place the die (sticking with washi if need be), then run back through the big shot, only going two thirds again.

I hope that helps you to create lots of rectangles!!

Next up is Rachel.

Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook group.  We have two winners, a most likes winner and a Crew pick.  You just need to get your entry in by Sunday 7pm and the winner is announced the following Monday.

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CTC137 – Artistic Expression

I hope you have had a great weekend!!  I’ve been very productive! Got my garden done, housework, some crafting, shopping with my husband, church and now a spot of blogging.  Gee, I think I should have a rest!

This week, we are casing the Artistic Expression section, pages 132 – 181, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

So many delicious cards to choose from!!  I decided to case the thanks card on page 164, which is the centre card on our image above.

I’ve kept the same colours theme, with a Crumb Cake base.  I’ve used Very Vanilla and stamped the Sheet Music stamp in memento black.  I then stamped the large flower stamp from the Graceful Garden stamp set on vellum and coloured it on the back using the watercolour pencils and used the blender pen to spread the colour.  I cut the word Hugs from the Lovely Words thinlits in Gold Foil and trimmed the circle off.

I used the new Black shimmer ribbon, which is to die for, and a piece of linen thread.  I attached the flower using glue dots where the ink was darkest.  I used the mini dimensionals to add some height to the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.  Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know. I can’t wait to see what you are going to create and share on our Facebook group this week.  Click here to join us.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.  I can’t wait for you to see what she has created!!

Thanks for hopping around this week.

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CI13

Here we are with another amazing Colour Inkspiration challenge for you!

I love the colour combination this week.  We have Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi and Fresh Fig.  I know it has “that” colour in it, but it’s growing on me!!

One of my favourite new sets is the Oh So Eclectic bundle.  There’s diamonds, flowers, ok I’ll admit it, you had me at diamonds!!  So, of course, I had to use some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper at the back.  I then stamped and die cut some of the flowers and stems out.  And Stella has made an appearance on the die cut flowers.  You really can’t have too much sparkle!  lol

My sentiment comes from the Happiest of Days stamp set which is fast becoming my favourite birthday stamp set.

I hope you are inspired by this card, please let me know in the comments below.

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Krissy Buck.

 

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CTC36 – Thanks

It’s been an exciting time at CTC this week.  We are welcoming 7 new Crew members to the team.  A big welcome to Fi Cobbin, Rose Packer, Alisa Tilsner, Megan Lenske, Peta Stephen, Sandra Collett and Angela Meiritz-Reid!!  They will start joining in with the hops over the next few weeks, so make sure you say hi to them!

This week we are casing the Thanks section, pages 126 – 131, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

As I was flipping through this section, as soon as I saw the card on page 129, I knew which one I was doing for today!  I love the Eastern Palace bundle, especially done in light colours.

I have cased the card on the right hand side.  Now having said I like it in lighter colours, I’ve gone with a darker colour, Tranquil Tide!  I love this colour and haven’t used it very much.

I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  It’s one of the new 3d dynamic textured impressions embossing folders (try and say that fast!!).

I kept the same circle from the Eastern Medallions thinlits as I love these circles!  I used the sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Vellum.  I also used the matching Eastern gold vinyl stickers.

Of course, my new favourite gold accessory, mini sequins, has made an appearance again!!

Next up, is the amazing Kelly Kent!

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ESAD 2017-2018 Favourites Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be a part of the ESAD blog hop and sharing my favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue with you.

I am loving all things flowers in the new catty and two of my favourite sets are the  Floral Statements stamp set and the Climbing Orchid stamp set.

For my first card, I silver embossed the Thanks stamp of the Floral Statements stamp set.  I have to tell you, this looks so pretty all on it’s own!  I then coloured it with the watercolour pencils.  I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and Old Olive for the greenery.  A little bit of blending with a blender pen, and voila!! it’s all done!  I then layered it up with Silver foil, Rich Razzleberry and an Old Olive base.  I just love the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, don’t you?

I just received my order of the new embossing paste and had to play with it straight away!  I used a small bit of paste and mixed it with Cherry cobbler and Cajun Craze re-inkers to make a brick wall using the decorative masks.  This stuff is so fun!!  And very addictive!!!

To create my orchids to climb up the wall, my clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley has created a number of orchid images to inspire us.  Click here to see her images.  I decided to use this one for my next card.

To create the stems, I used the stem from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, cut out two and stuck them together with my fine tip glue pen.  Whilst that was drying, I created the flowers using Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.  I also added some Stella to the DD flowers for a bit of bling.

I then created the sentiment using the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits.

I’m pretty happy with these two cards!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you do too!

Next up is the talented Sharon Dalton.

If you get lost on the hop, here is a list of everyone.

1. Josie Dean

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Carolina Evans

4. Kim Oliver

5. Sandra Mastello

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Kelly Kent

8. Cheryl Algie

9. Rebecca Scurr

10. Sharon Dalton

11. Leonie Schroder

12. Monique Fielder

13. Courtenay Heuston

14. Terri Hawke

15. Barbara Williams

16. Kristel Rimmer

17. Maree McIntosh

18. Kathryn Ruddick

19. Rosalie Desmond

20. Linda Whalley

21. Amity Knight

22. Peta Stephen

23. Megan Lenske

24. Richelle Fletcher

25. Carly Middleton

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CTC135 – Holidays

I’m finding it hard to believe that we are in July and we are casing the Holiday section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!!  I’m not ready for Christmas yet!!!

I decided to case the square card on page 114 of the catalogue.  Isn’t this a cute card!

I decided to do a direct case of this card first but then I made a couple of extra versions.  So here is the case version.

I used the Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon and of course, one of my favourite framelits – the layered square framelits. Oh and of course the stamp set is Oh, What fun.

Then I was inspired by the Painter’s Palette stamp set and the fabulous Wood Textures DSP stack.

For my third card, I used the Flirty Flowers stamp set and the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned how I love the mini gold sequins!  Just a little bit!! hehe

I hope you enjoy my cards!  Next up is the fabulous Monique.

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