I have discovered a new challenge blog which has just started and this is my first time joining in!! It’s TGIF Challenges!!
I always love a good sketch challenge and I really like the one they have for this week.
My idea for the card altered as I was going on due to a stamping mis-hap!! But I’m happy with the end result!!
I have used a few new products which are coming out in the 2015-2016 Catalogue. Firstly, I’ve used the new Bohemian Borders stamp and the co-ordinating Bohemian Designer Washi tape. I actually got my colour combo from the back of the Bohemian DSP. Did you know that all of the co-ordinating colours are listed there!! So I used Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and the new Delightful Dijon.
I also did my favourite technique, using the marker technique on the stamp. I love this look!!
Here’s a close up of the detail.
And, of course, no card is complete without a bit of bling, so I added some Bermuda bay sequins. Love!!
I’d love to hear what you think!! And if you would like a copy of the new catalogue, let me know and I’ll send one out to you.
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We’ve had a bit of change at Case-ing the Catty and we are now doing a blog hop every week starting at 7pm on Friday.
This week we are casing the Wedding section of the Occasions catalogue (pages 42-44) of the AU/NZ catalogue.
I don’t have the wedding stamps as I’m in that period of no weddings (but lots of 40th’s!!). I do however have the gorgeous Something Borrowed DSP and Something Lacy stamp. Did you know that the DSP has 4 sheets of each pattern so if you are making invites etc, you have enough of one design to go around.
So I decided to case the card on page 42.
Isn’t it pretty! I love the Something Lacy stamp!! Especially when it is stamped on vellum.
Here is my version.
I used the sentiment from the Big News stamp set and embossed it in silver. I coloured the flowers using the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. I used the White Jute Ribbon, Sahara Sand Lace Trim and the Silver Baker’s twine like the original which adds lots of dimension.
I decided to make another couple of cards to showcase the gorgeous Something Borrowed DSP.
I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set for the sentiment and cut it out with the Chalk Talk framelits. I also used Lost Lagoon ribbon.
On this one, I used the Feels Good stamp set and the Deco framelits. I trimmed the top of the shape with my paper snips.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I’d love you to leave a comment below.
Please continue on hopping through the Design Team blogs. Next on the list is Alison Barclay.
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I’m so excited to be back sharing our projects at Caseing the Catty!!
And what great new catalogues that we have to share!! If you haven’t received a copy of the new Occasions catalogue or the Sale-a-bration one, please let me know and I’ll send one out to you.
Our first challenge of the year is to be inspired by a stamped project from the SAB Catalogue and use a SAB stamp set.
As you may know, I kinda like to use my blendabilities!! I received the A Happy Thing stamp set featuring a cute bird, during the pre-order period for demos. It’s not a set I would normally choose but I knew it would be good for using my blendies with. Did you know you can also earn blendabilities for free? Just by ordering $90 worth of product, you can choose a set for free!! I might be getting a few more sets before the end of SAB!! hehe
So I was inspired by the cute card on page 18 of the AU/NZ Sale-a-bration catalogue.
I decided to do a normal size card rather than the square, just for something different. I also didn’t do the splats as I didn’t want to make a mess!! I used the Deco Labels framelits as I love this shape and I forget to use it. So I coloured my birdie using the new Bermuda Bay blendies and Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler. I also used one of the brown’s in the skin colour set for the branch.
You may notice the border around the cut out shape. I used the lightest daffodil delight blendie to colour the edge left by the framelit. I think it adds a nice subtle look. Like the sample in the catalogue, I used the Love Life stamp to create the background on the card. To make the banner, I just stamped the image using Baked Brown Sugar ink and cut it out using my trimmer and paper snips. I then put a strip of new Bermuda bay sequins underneath!! These are soooo pretty!! You NEEEEEDDD some!!
I hope you like it!!
So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au
You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.
* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
Hope you can join in!!
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Can you believe that it’s a new year already!!! I can’t!! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great new year with friends and family.
I wanted to share a project that I made for a fabulous friend’s birthday.
I had received a Christmas version last year (woops, sorry the year before!!) and wanted to make a non-xmas one for my friend.
I picked up the cane heart for $4 from a Homewares store (which I then saw for $2 in the Boxing Day sales!) Then it was just a matter of deciding on a stamp set and away I went.
My friend loves purple so I used Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum. I also used a couple of embossing folders, Lacy Brocade and my first favourite, Perfect Polka Dots and the Oval Accent Bigz die and of course, the Deco Labels Collection framelits. Gee, the Big Shot really got a work out on this project, didn’t it!!
A bit of hand cutting and then I was ready to assemble it and attach it to the heart with my trusty hot glue gun.
I hope you like it!!
Stamp Set: From my Heart
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Perfect Polka dot embossing folder, Oval Accent Bigz die, Deco Labels Collection framelits, circle punch, large rhinestones, white organza ribbon, Vintage faceted designer buttons.