CTC337 – Steppin’ It Up

I hope you have had a great week! It was so warm yesterday when I had my card class. We had to put the air con on! Luckily, it’s a bit nicer today.

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are stepping up projects from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue. What is stepping up? Well it’s taking a card and stepping it up a notch!! You might have a simple stamping card, and add a few more layers of DSP, or add ribbon. You get the idea!!

I decided to case the ornament card on page 24 which uses the Whimsical Trees stamp set.

I love traditional red/green combo for Christmas so I went with a Cherry Cobbler base. I then stamped the ornaments across the top of a piece of basic white using Memento Black. I then stamped them again on a scrap piece of cardstock and coloured them in using Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody and Shaded Spruce blends. I then cut all 10,000 of them out! (it felt like that many!!) I then added mini dimensionals and attached them over the stamped ones. I also added Wink of Stella because, well glitter!!

I added a scalloped border of the panel in Shaded Spruce using the Scalloped Contours die. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.

Here’s a side on look to see the dimension of the ornaments.

I have to admit that I’m starting to get a bit excited about Christmas!! I’m getting new carpet in the main rooms of my house so we are in a bit of chaos at the moment but once the carpet is in and we’ve moved back into those rooms, I can start to think about decorating!! I got a new dresser last year and I’m wanting to create a garland across the top of it. Can’t wait!!!

Next up is the lovely Julia. I can’t wait to see what she has created!

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

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CI108

Welcome to our 108th challenge at Colour INKspiration! We welcome Jessica Hart as our Guest Designer. Today’s picture which has inspired our colour palette was chosen by Colour INKspiration Crew Member, Rose Packer.

Isn’t that a beautiful staircase? It would make me happy everyday to walk down those stairs!! I have been thinking about what I could do for my card and I wanted to do lots of flowers. Then I realised that I hadn’t used the free Counting Sheep stamp set and the matching Sheep dies from Sale-a-bration yet. So I had to create a card that had sheep frolicking with the flowers!!

I used the instructions from a tutorial by my lovely friend, Bronwyn Eastley, which you can purchase here. To create the fence, I cut out 4 panels from the sheep dies. Luckily, they were the perfect size!!

I also used the blending brushes to create the sky and the grass.

I cut plenty of flowers from the Pierced Blooms dies including the stems and just played with the placement until I was happy. The sentiment is also from the Counting Sheep stamp set.

I love this card!! Those sheep are just too cute!! Make sure you place your order and earn your freebies soon as Sale-a-bration ends on 30 September.

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 19 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.

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CTC336 – Case Sale-a-bration

I’m getting my post early this week as I’m working the weekend. I am looking forward to my days off next week! I am getting new carpet in my house soon so I’m having fun packing parts of my house. I am yet to tackle my craft room as I still need it! (And just the thought of packing it up scares me!!) It will be nice when it’s done.

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue. You still have until the end of the month to earn SAB freebies. Let me know which one is your favourite.

I’m casing the wreath card on page 8. You know I love a wreath!!

I decided to use a piece of the Painted Christmas DSP as the base. I then cut a wreath from the Seasonal Swirls dies using the Be Dazzling SAB paper. Like the sample, I wanted to add an animal. I went through my stamps and papers and found a grumpy kitty to cut out from the Sweet Stockings DSP. My kitties sometimes give me that face when I won’t give them a snack!! I then cut out 3 little flowers from the Merriest Frames dies. I embossed the sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in white and then cut the banner using the Blooms dies. I added a couple of brushed metallic dots on the flowers for a bit more bling.

Next up is the lovely Peta and handsome Marvi.

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

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CTC335 – Annual Catty 3d

I think we might be skipping Spring in Queensland and jumping straight into Summer!! It’s a pretty warm day today! I spent a bit of time picking mulberries from my gi-normous tree!! There’s a lot more to go!! If you’ve got any good recipes, send them to me.

This week, we are casing an 3d project from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. Now you don’t need to make a 3d project but just be inspired by one.

So I did make a 3d project as I plan to turn it into a gift. I’ve cased the box on page 10. I used one of the mini paper pumpkin boxes. Isn’t it cute!!

I love the Pansy Petals DSP so that was my base paper. I then used Glittered Organdy ribbon which is sooo sparkly!! I then created a tag using the Tailor Made tags which I had also used the Stitched Greenery die on first. Oh my goodness, why did I wait so long to get this!! It’s stunning. I then die cut a few of the pansy flowers from the DSP using the Pansy dies. My sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is cut using the Meadow dies.

I plan on making a few pansy inspired cards to go inside but I ran out of time today.

Next up is the lovely Sandra across the ditch.

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

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