CTC217 – Happiness Blooms

Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty! I am doing a month of shift work and it gives me more time to play in the craft room!! #happyplace

This week, we are casing the Happiness Blooms section, pages 24-33 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I decided to case two cards this week, cos I had the time to do so! For my first card, I pretty much cased it the same. I choose the card on page 30 which uses the His Grace stamp set.

When you look closely at this card, there are so many gorgeous details. I used a piece of DSP from the Tranquil Textures DSP as the background and stamped the flowers twice from the His Grace stamp set directly on it. I then coloured them with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry blends. I then fussy cut the inside of the flowers from the DSP.

I used the Florentine thinlits die in Whisper White and attached it behind the DSP. I cut out a Stitched Oval and stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry. I cut out the cross from the Cross of Hope framelits and fussy cut the bird. I added some of the Flax ribbon behind the sentiment and assembled the pieces onto the top of the card. I even did the inside of the card but I did it after I took the photo, so you’ll just have to take my word for it!

For my second card, I cased the top card on page 26 which uses the Happiness Blooms memories and more card pack.

I’ve just received the Well Said bundle which I love and I wanted to use it straight away. I decided to create my own background using the new Sale-a-bration Painted Seasons stamp set. I used Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch as the colours for my card. I cut out a circle and then the two words Happy and Birthday from the Well Written framelits. I tied a bow in Pineapple punch grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my two cards. Next up is the lovely Judy.

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CTC216 – Sale-a-bration

Isn’t 2019 flying past!! We are already in the middle of February which means we having the second release of Sale-a-bration goodies starting this week!! Woo hoo, don’t we all love more freebies!!

I was inspired by one of the cards on the front of the 2nd release brochure which has used the stamps to create the background paper.

My colours were taken from the new SAB Painted Seasons DSP. I used Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink and Mango Melody. I randomly stamped the flowers from the Painted Seasons set and then used the little dotty stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.

I don’t have the gorgeous Well Written Framelits yet from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue but they are on my list, so I used the Celebrating You thinlits (which were last years SAB freebies!!). I added a piece of Multi Adhesive sheets to the back of a Lemon Lime Twist piece of cardstock and then ran the thinlits through the big shot. It made it much easier to attach the sentiment to the card.

If you love the Painted Seasons Stamp set and the Painted Seasons DSP, you can earn them as a Level 2 Sale-a-bration freebie. You can choose a Sale-a-bration freebie for every $90 you spend.

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

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Welcome back to Colour Inkspiration Challenges. Can you believe that we are half way through February already!! Don’t you just love our new look! A big thank you to Crew member, Rose for the amazing job she did.

Our first challenge this week is Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather. Isn’t it such a pretty combo?

I was happy to discover that the Gingham Gala DSP Stack has Highland Heather as one of the colours, so I used it on the front of my card. I punched out the black and white butterflies from the SAB Botantical Butterfly DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch and sponged them with a sponge dauber with different combinations of the four colours.

I cut out a Highland Heather frame using the Frosted Boutique framlits and stamped the sentiment from Abstract Impressions stamp set. I used one of the SAB Organdy Ribbons behind the sentiment piece.

I decided I needed something extra to go with it as this will make a lovely Valentine’s gift for my husband (which is tomorrow you know!!).

I made a small gift bag using the gift bag punch board. I added a little flap at the top and made a little tag using the Sweet Cake framelits.

Here’s a close up of the card and bag separately.

I hope you enjoy my projects!! I had fun colouring the butterflies. Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creations with this Colour combo. Join us at our Facebook Group.

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CTC215 – How Sweet it is

Welcome to another exciting week at Caseing the Catty. We are casing the How Sweet it is section, pages 14-23 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I really love the big colouring stamp sets that SU have been bringing out in the last couple of catalogues, like the Birthday Sentiments set on page 19. I have case the colours from the card on page 19 and the layout from the small card on page 18.

I stamped the main image in Merry Merlot and then coloured the flowers using blender pens in Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.

Instead of ribbon, I used a piece of Floral Romance Specialty DSP behind the image. I stamped the Happy from the Birthday Statements stamp set in Petal Pink and punched out with the Classic Label punch.

Next up is the lovely Julia.   

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CTC214 – Sale-a-bration

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What a crazy week it has been weather wise in Australia!  From flooding up the top to fires down the bottom and extreme heat in between!  I hope you have been able to keep safe.

This week at CTC we are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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As you may know, all the items in the Sale-a-bration catalogue are free!! YAY!!  You can select from these items when you spend $90 or more in my online store (here) or buy contacting me directly to place your order.

I decided to case the card from page 10 which features the By the Bay stamp set.  This type of set is not really my style but I liked the layout of this card with the frames.

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I think the stitched rectangle framelits are quickly becoming my favourites!  I cut out a frame using the Wood Textures DSP (I’ll be sad when it retires as it’s so handy) and a piece of whisper white.  I sponged it with a sponge brayer in Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue.

As a cat lover, I wanted to use the new Nine Lives stamp set and the matching Cat punch.  And it’s my 18th wedding anniversary today, so it’s the card for my husband.  We have two spoilt kitties, Shadow (who is black) and Jaster (my grey boy).  I had a few goes at stamping and colouring a black cat but I settled with using the black blends.  It’s not just hard to photograph a black cat, but it’s hard to colour one as well!

I stamped the grey kitty in Gray Granite and coloured gently with my aqua painter.  I also stamped some blades of grass from the Abstract Impressions stamp set.

I then created a little banner for the sentiment which is also from the Nine Lives stamp set.

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Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

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We would love to see what inspires you from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Share your creations with us at our Facebook group.

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If you love the Sale-a-bration goodies, keep your eye out as there are some new products coming out mid February!!

Happy Stamping and keep safe!!

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CTC213 – Floral Romance

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Isn’t it great to have a long weekend!! I hope you had a great Australia Day! I did, it’s my b’day!! Although it’s been a hot week/weekend and it’s a bit hard to be inspired when it’s so hot in the craft room.

This week we are casing the Floral Romance section, pages 10-13 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

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I would have liked to have used the Wonderful Romance bundle, but I was silly and only ordered the framelits (must have put in the wrong code!). So I decided to use the Butterfly Beauty thinlits instead. At CTC Crew, we are challenging ourselves to case something other than a layout from the catalogue. So I decided to be inspired by the colours featured in the butterfly card on the lower right on page 13.

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So I went with Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green. Although on closer inspection, I think it might have been Melon Mambo! Oh well, you get the idea!

I started off with a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and spritzed it all over with water. I then put some Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green ink onto a couple of clear blocks and used my aqua painter to get the ink onto the cardstock. And even though it’s really hot, I still used my heat tool to dry the paper. I then cut out one of the large butterfly framelits and sponged the back with tombow glue and attached to a piece of whisper white.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Granny Apple Green and cut out using the Wonderful Floral framelits. I added some Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon behind the sentiment and attached it using some dimensionals.

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I do love these butterflies!!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Happy Australia Day long weekend!

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CTC212 – Sale-a-bration

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  It’s been so hot this week around Australia.  I hope you’ve been able to keep cool.

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  There is so much inspiration within the pages of this little catalogue.

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I have cased the three scoops cupcake card on page 6.

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My colours were inspired by the 2017-2019 In Colours.  The base of the card is Fresh Fig which I have stamped using the sentiment from the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  (Hello, SAB freebie!!)  I’ve been dying to use the Rectangle Stitched framelits so I cut one of the larger ones using vellum.

I then stamped the cupcake base in Tranquil Tide, and then the scoops in Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  Then fussy cut them all out.  I cheated and didn’t cut the tops out neatly of the ones that were covered up!

Another stitched rectangle for the sentiment.

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I added Wink of Stella over the scoops but it doesn’t show well on the photo.  You could make this card in so many colour combos!!

Next up is the lovely Peta.

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