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Welcome to a fun week of Colour Inkspiration. I’m having a week off work as I’m not having any time off over Christmas (very sad about that!). I’m having a lovely time sleeping in (7am is a sleep in, right?), doing some Christmas shopping, crafting with my Mum and doing some Christmas baking.

We have a great colour combo to play with this week, with Blueberry Bushel, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock and silver.

Isn’t this image just gorgeous! I always start by getting out the cardstock in all the colours and I realised that Blueberry Bushel is part of the Noel Peacock Foil pack. I wanted to emboss it, using the Tin Tile embossing folder. Doesn’t it look stunning!

I used a Pretty Peacock base, and layered the BB foil piece with Silver foil. I decided to use the Bells are Ringing set and matching Detailed Bells Dies. I silver embossed the large bell and then stamped the inside parts of the bell using the Silvery Shimmer ink. I then cut out three other bells in Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana and Silver foil. I also stamped a bunch of leaves in Shaded Spruce.

The sentiment is in Blueberry Bushel and cut out with my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies.

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

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CTC256 – It’s a Christmas Twist

Welcome to a fun week of Caseing the Catty!! I haven’t had a chance to join in with the last couple of challenges as it’s that busy time of year!! Last weekend, I went to Sydney for Onstage and was able to catch up with my team. I was lucky to attend Centrestage with my upline and a couple of my stamping friends.

We are trying a different challenge this week and casing an Annual Catalogue layout and give it a Holiday Twist.

It’s always nice to go back through the Annual Catalogue and look closely at all the gorgeous projects. I didn’t get too far in and went with a layout on page 31.

I like the watercoloured background so I used a piece of shimmery white cardstock and did a wash of Garden Green. Once it was dry, I attached to the Real Red card. I really like the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and the sentiment, which I cut out using the Beautiful Boughs dies.

The Real Red ruched ribbon is lovely and works perfectly behind the sentiment. I cut out a few branches and added Ice glitter to the tips.

Next up is the lovely Judy, who I got to hug last week!!

We would love to see your creation casing an Annual Catalogue project and giving a holiday twist over on at our Facebook group.

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Welcome to a colourful week at Colour Inkspiration. I’m so glad to be playing along this week.

I went to a Christmas craft gift fair yesterday with my mum and I’m so excited for Christmas!! I love seeing all the gorgeous decorations!!

We have a beautiful colour combo this week. We have Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz.

The Christmastime is Here bundle is now available from 1 November. It includes the Christmas Rose stamp set, Roses Dies, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP, Gold Glitter Enamel dots, Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a gorgeous bracelet!.

I have been waiting to play with this set and I thought I would have a play with these colours. I used my aqua painter and coloured away!! I used a Pacific Point marker for the berries. I added Wink of Stella over the whole lot once it was dry. I cut out a silver foil strip from the Roses dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set in the gorgeous Silvery Shimmer ink. (Note if you love these shiny inks, including copper and gold, they will not be carrying through so make sure you order them soon!)

Next up is the lovely Jan.

We would love to see what you create with this colours, so make sure you share your project over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC253 – Come to Gather

Welcome to our hop at Caseing the Catty this week!! I can’t believe that we are into November and that the end of the year is coming up quickly!! But I am excited to be putting up my Christmas tree next weekend! I don’t care if people think it’s too early, but I love my trees (yes there’s more than one) and decorations and love having the lights on every night.

This week, we are casing the Come to Gather suite, pages 46-51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I was inspired by the Apple card on page 49 on the top right corner.

I love the Gleaming Ornaments punches and decided to use them on my card. My colours were inspired by the Wrapped in Plaid dsp. This is such a nice paper and I love the gold elements on it. I stamped the larger ornament with Golden Glitz ink and punched out 4. The smaller ornament is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I scored each one in half and glued them together. I also stamped the holly in the gold ink as well and coloured using blends.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set.

Next up is my lovely travel budding, Tina. Can’t believe it’s been 12 months since we went to Onstage in Orlando!!

Come and share your creation over on at our Facebook group.

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Kit for the win!

I know, don’t have a heart attack, I’m doing a mid-week blog post!! I had a card day on World Card making day with a couple of my lovely customers and we made up a few of the great kits that are in the Holiday Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue. One of the girls had the Looking Up Card kit and it looks so much nicer in person than it does in the catalogue!!

My Pop is 96 and doesn’t really need presents so each year I give him a bundle of birthday cards, usually from a kit, for his Christmas present. And for his birthday, he gets Christmas cards!

It comes with all the supplies to create 15 cards and includes 15 printed envelopes. There are 3 cards to make in each design. It also comes with a great stamp set that covers a few occasions, however as these are for Pop to give out for birthdays, I only used the bday stamp.

This kit was nice and easy to assemble. I think it took me about an hour to complete.

If you are looking for a gift for a beginner stamper, this kit is perfect!!

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CTC252 – Casing page 52

I hope you are having a great weekend! I went to the car racing on the Gold Coast with my Dad, Uncle and cousin on Friday and had a fun day!!

This week we are casing a layout on page 52 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I’m not really into Halloween so I decided to make a floral card. But I was inspired by the layers on the gift bag on the right hand corner.

I love all the layers and I started off by looking through my dies. I was inspired by the Wild Roses dies and the matching stamp set, To a Wild Rose. I then flipped through my DSP’s and decided to go with the Magnolia Lane DSP.

I grabbed the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and zig zagged it across my card. I cut the flower banner in Crumb Cake and the sentiment piece in Petal Pink from the dies.

Next up is the amazing Siobhan. I can’t wait to see her creation this week!!

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

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CTC251 – Brightly Gleaming

Welcome back to another fun week at Caseing the Catty. I went to a craft show on Friday with my Mum and sister and we had a great time!! So many projects to make and not enough time!!

We are casing the colours of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP and being inspired by a layout from page 30. So the colours are Copper, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Pretty Peacock.

I decided to case the card on the top right. This is such a lovely card, which I think I’m going to re-create as I love the background dsp, the ornaments and the colours. However, I did do something different for our challenge!

For my background, I embossed a piece of copper foil using the Tufted embossing folder. I love this folder!! It is so elegant.

I then cut 2 stitched rectangles in Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment from the Bells are Ringing stamp set.

I cut out three bells in Pretty Peacock and Copper foil from the Detailed Bells Dies. I trimmed the copper bell and attached it on the bottom left corner. I tied a bow using the copper trim.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out!! It’s so shiny and you know I love bling!!

Next up is the lovely Shannon. I can’t wait to see what clever creation she has this week.

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

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