CTC146 – Season of Glitz

What a weekend!!  I went to Melbourne on Friday for a Jamberry conference (yes, I’m a Jamberry consultant as well.  You can check out my site here) and back home today.  Of course, I’m not organised so I’m making a quick card for tonight’s Caseing the Catty hop!

We are casing the Season of Glitz section, pages 20-27 of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

There are lots of great cards to case in this section.  I actually only have one set from this section and I didn’t use it!  I’m casing the pillow box on page 23 and have turned it into a card.

I love the snowflakes behind the ho ho’s so that was my main inspiration for my card.  I had a flip through my framelits and found a nice star in the Starlight thinlits that would go well on the card.  I cut out three of the smaller stars in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.  I used the same Merry Little Christmas dsp as the original sample as I liked to continue the star theme.

I added a strip of black shimmer ribbon which has a nice, subtle sparkle to it.    The sentiment is from the matching Star of Light stamp set, stamped in Marina Mist.

This looks a lot more sparkly in real life!

Next up is the talented Sandra from across the pond in New Zealand!

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Can you believe that we are in the middle of September?  Spring is coming quickly to Queensland this year!

We have another great colour combination this week at Colour Inkspiration.  We are using Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.

I wanted to play with the Quilt Builder framelits for this card.  This is the first time I’ve used these framelits and they are great!  It took me a little bit of playing to work out what goes together in terms of the stamps and the framelits but I love them!!

After many times through the big shot, I cut out all the bits I needed and then pieced them together.  It took almost as long as creating a fabric quilt square!

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Quilt stamp set which matches the framelits.  Of course, you can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%.  I love that this set has a non-Christmas sentiment so you can continue to use it after Christmas.

Of course I had to use the matching Quilt Top embossing folder.  Now, I know that you are supposed to “quilt” the square but I liked it just sitting on top instead.  (Also, I didn’t want to make it again if it didn’t look nice!!).

I’m really pleased with how this turned out!!  I’ll be making lots of quilts now!

Next up on the hop is my friend and stamping sister, the lovely Mel Pagano.

Don’t forget you can share your projects using this colour combo on our facebook group.  You can join in here.

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Kitty Slider card

I’m back with another tutorial from Bronwyn Eastley, addINKtive Designs.

This week, I decided to use the This Little Piggy Slider card tutorial, which you can purchase here.

This is such a cute card but I don’t have the Piggy stamp set.  I know it’s cute, but I don’t really need it!  So I had a browse through my stamp sets and I went with the Pretty Kitty stamp set to keep in with the animal theme.  I love all the kitties in this set but I just kept it to two.

To create the grass, I stamped my piece of cardstock in Pear Pizzazz using the Watercolor Wash stamp set to create some texture.  I also punched the ticket tear border punch across the top.  I wanted to put some texture across the back piece so I cut out the laurel from the Lovely Laurel thinlits.  I just trimmed them down to fit the card.

Then the fun part of stamping the kitties and colouring them in.  I coloured the bodies and the pot with my aqua painter but I did the flowers and cheeks with markers just to make the colours stand out a bit more.   Then the extra fun part of fussy cutting was next!!  You know how much I love doing that!!! Yeah, no.

I used the Birthday banner stamp set and the matching Bunch of banner framelits for the sentiment and I added some more flowers from the Lovely Friends stamp set and the matching Lovely Laurel thinlits.

Of course, then the sky needed some clouds, and I knew I had a set with some.  I found the Lift Me Up stamp set had the perfect clouds so a quick stamp in Soft Sky and it’s all done.

The kitties do move across the card although the flower in the middle (which is to hide the join in the flowers) stops them going the whole way across.

This was a fun card to make and Bronwyn’s instructions make it so easy!!  Thanks, Bron!

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

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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas

Aren’t you just loving the Holiday Catalogue!!  If you don’t have one, you NEEEED one!!  Let me know if you want one and I’ll post one to you, or you can click on the link at the side.

This week, we are casing the Merry Little Christmas section, pages 10-19, of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the card on page 17 using the Feeling of Christmas stamp set.

I just love the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  It’s hard to decide which side to use as both look fabulous.  I pretty much cased the card exactly but I used a gold metallic doily instead.  I have to confess that I had to stamp the wreath about 6 times!!!  I couldn’t believe it!  I either stuffed up the distressed circle or the flower wreath.

I wanted to make a second version using the Wood Textures DSP stack.  I also just coloured the wreath using my aqua painter and Pear Pizzazz ink.   And I added a white doily this time.

Which one do you prefer?  I think I like the DSP version.

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Next up on the hop is the amazing Fi.

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CTC144 – Quilted Christmas

Firstly, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s!!  I had afternoon tea with my parents today which was lovely.

So how exciting is this week!!  We have our first CTC hop with the 2017 Holiday Catalogue!!!  We are caseing the Quilted Christmas section, pages 4-9.

Isn’t the Quilted Christmas bundle amazing?!  But I haven’t used it today for my card.  I decided to case the box on page 9 (on the right) featuring the Good Tidings stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake paper (don’t you use Kraft was still available!).  I then created a banner using the Quilted Christmas DSP stack and a piece of Real Red cardstock.

I used the new Everyday Label punch and cut out one piece in Garden Green and turned it portrait and another in Whisper White.  I stamped the holly and sentiment (which comes from Christmas Happiness stamp set) in Garden Green and Real Red.  I used the fine tip glue pen to add shine to the holly berries.  I also stamped and fussy cut a holly leaf out as well.

For a touch of bling, I added some mini gold sequins.  And have you noticed the vintage crochet trim?  It’s so lovely!!

I hope you enjoy the cards in this week’s hop!  Next up is Monique with her gorgeous project.

When I am in my craft room, my kitty, Jaster, often sits with me.  He actually has his own chair (well we share them depending which one he is on!)  Last week, Shadow (AKA Mr Fatty) decided he was lonely and joined us as well.  Shame there wasn’t room for me to sit at my desk!!

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ESAD Holiday Catalogue Hop

I’m so excited to be a part of the ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue blog hop!  And to be sharing a couple of my favourite Holiday projects with you!

So you might be starting the hop with me, or have come from the talented Ellen Woodbridge.  Just make sure you keep following the next button to see all the amazing inspiration from the Holiday Catalogue.

There are lots of fabulous stamp sets and products in this catalogue!!  I decided to create my first project using the Good Tidings stamp set.

I started off with using the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder which I just received this week to add some texture to the background.  I then stamped up a piece using the holly stamps from the set.  I stamped off once using garden green for the solid image and then didn’t for the second image.

I then stamped the sentiment from the set in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the circle framelits.  I also did a silver foil circle and a scalloped circle in Cherry Cobbler.  And wait for it, I USED washi tape!!  I used the new Year of Cheer Specialty washi tape (which is so lovely!!) and a piece from the Basics Pack 2 washi tape.  I will get through my washi 2″ at a time!!

For my second card, I wanted to do something other than Christmas.  The Painted Harvest stamp set is beautiful!!  When I first saw it, I wasn’t convinced, but seeing many demonstrator samples over the past month has made me change my mind and fall in love with it.

I love that you can do so many different colour combinations for the flowers, however today, I’ve gone fairly traditional.  I started with the centre of the flower using Early Espresso.  I then used Daffodil Delight for the solid image and then used Pumpkin Pie for the next image and then did my favourite thing, fussy cutting.  NOT!

I stamped the leaves on the cardstock in Old Olive and the sentiment in Early Espresso.

This is a quick and easy card to re-create.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards tonight.  Next up is the amazing Mandy.

Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my projects!  A list of the participants is below in case you get lost on the hop.

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Blog Hop Participant List

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Megan Lenske

3. Amity Knight

4. Courtenay Heuston

5. Kelly Kent

6. Josie Dean

7. Cheryl Algie

8. Maree McIntosh

9. Kristel Rimmer

10. Chloe Evans

11. Sharon Dalton

12. Carly Middleton

13. Nicole Wilson

14. Peta Stephen

15. Angela Meiritz-Reid

16. Rachael Lewsley

17. Kim Oliver

18. Monique Fielder

19. Sandra Mastello

20. Cathy Pinchbeck

21. Rose Packer

22. Barbara Williams

23. Jessie Holton

24. Rosalie Desmond

25. Liv Ingle

26. Ellen Woodbridge

27. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!!

28. Mandy Depiazzi

29. Samantha White

30. Libby Dyson

31. Lisa Gibson

32. Delys Cram

CTC143 – Artistic Expression

Welcome back to another week of Caseing the Catty.  We are casing the Artistic Expression section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 132-181.

I decided to case one of the feather cards on page 176.

I was drawn to the background using the embossing paste so that was one starting point.  I made the background first so that it had time to dry. I decided to use the Just Add Color Specialty DSP as the feature and coloured it using Marina Mist ink and Powder Pink ink with an aqua painter.

I then added a bow with the Whisper White solid baker’s twine.  I then punched out a label using the new Pretty Label punch in Marina Mist.  I used the hello stamp from the Pop of Paradise stamp set in Powder Pink and punched out using the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

This DSP is so cute!  You can colour it however you want to suit your occasion.

Next up is Sandra from across the way in New Zealand!

I hope you can join in with us this week and share your project on our Facebook Group, which you can join here.

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