CTC59 – Christmas Trees

We only have one more week to go at Caseing the Catty before we finish up for the year. Don’t worry, though, we will be back again early next year with the new Occasions catalogue!!

We are caseing the Christmas Trees featured in the 2015 Holiday catalogue this week. I thought I would have no trouble choosing a project but when I sat down to create, I was a little stumped!! I eventually found a card that I could case, on page 28, which features the Season of Cheer DSP which I somehow managed not to order!!

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So I decided to have a go at creating my own background. I have used the Thick Whisper White card stock, which I love, and did a wash of Pool Party using my aqua blender. I let it dry and then stamped the tree from Project Life Hello December 2015 stamp set in Old Olive. I love how it turned out!!

I then stamped the poinsettia from the Reason for the Season stamp set in Old Olive and using the matching flower stamp, stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler (Gotta love two step stamping with polymer stamps!). It was a bit darker than I intended so I did a second one in Real Red. I did two of each colour then hand cut them out.

I inked up the sentiment using markers and cut it out with my favourite die, Lots of Labels. I added a piece of the White Glitter ribbon (which is retiring, so make sure you get some as it is soo sparkly!!)

This is the Cherry Cobbler version.

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And here is Real Red.

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I hope you have been inspired to try to make your own background even if you don’t have the DSP.

Next up on the hop is the talented Julia Quinn.

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CTC55 – Catty Section – Into the Woods

I am really enjoying caseing the 2015 Holiday catalogue this year. There are so many lovely projects to choose from!!

This week at Caseing the Catty we are up to the Into the Woods section. I don’t have many of the sets in this section but one of my favourite sets of the whole catalogue is Lighthearted Leaves. I have seen so many lovely cards done using this set. So, of course, it was the stamp set of choice this week.

I am caseing the sponged card on page 44 of the catty.

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This was such an easy card to make. I made a template of the leaf and then sponged with the lighter colour. This is a polymer set which made it so easy to stamp the second image over the top.

I’ve gone with a different colour theme for the two cards I made. One combo of Soft Sky and Marina Mist and the other Perfect Plum and Blackberry Bliss. I added a touch of bling by using some silver thread. I don’t seem to have the knack of artistically arranging twine or thread, but you get the idea!!

I used the washi tape punch and the thanks sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.

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For the second card, I used the Lots of Labels framelits and trimmed it down and the happy birthday stamp from the Cottage Greetings set.

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I’m very happy with the end result!! I might have to do this with some more sets!!

To continue on the hop, head on to Kathryn’s blog.

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5

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I can’t believe that we are in November and on the count down to Christmas. This year is just flying past so quickly!! It will be my birthday soon!! (eeek!!)

This week, I am focusing on the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I love this set and I think it’s perfect for colouring with markers. It also does very nicely with my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas!!

For my first card, I chose the Christmas Wishes set, then had a look at which piece of the DSP I could use. I decided to go with the snowy houses. Even though we don’t have snow in Australia at Christmas, I still like to see snowy Christmas things!! I based my colour choices on the colours of the DSP, Real Red, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. Did you know that the co-ordinating colours are all listed on the back of the packet the DSP comes in? Very helpful, indeed!

As I said, I think these stamps just lend themselves to colouring with markers. It’s a technique that always makes me happy when I do it. My go-to framelits at the moment seem to be Lots of Labels and I have created a layer with Mossy Meadow by cutting a label in half. And of course, you can’t go past the gorgeous Snowflake Elements and an Iced Rhinestone!!

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For my second card, I decided to use the bauble piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Whilst Pacific Point isn’t really a Christmas colour, it makes a good accent layer and makes the baubles really stand out.

I got a bit excited with layering my card!! Mossy Meadow base, then Pacific Point, Gold Foil, Real Red and then the DSP!! Phew!! As this DSP is quite a stand out on it’s own, I matted the sentiment piece on Gold Foil and added a simple gold thread bow.

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I wonder who will be getting these for Christmas? I hope they like it!

To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 4

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Do you realise that if we are up to week 4 in my Christmas Blog series that it is actually only 8 weeks until Christmas! Eeek!! Time to start Christmas shopping!!

This week, I am focusing on the Joyful Season stamp set. I loved this set when I first saw it in the catalogue and couldn’t wait to get it.

I’ve been inspired by a Mojo Monday sketch this week. Here is the sketch.


I used the striped vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and rounded the corners with the Project Life corner rounder punch. I love rounded corners!!! I then stamped the Cherry Cobbler background piece with the dots from the stamp set which are used for the branch. I used the white glitter ribbon to add some bling.

I stamped the Joyful image onto Whisper White cardstock then cut it out with the Lots of Labels framelits and used the updated Essentials paper piercing kit to pierce around the edge. I cut the same size in silver foil and added to the end of the banner.

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For my second card, I wanted to showcase the bird. I used my square framelits and cut out 2 sizes (yes, I know I could have just used my paper trimmer!!) I stamped the bird with the new Archival basic black and then stamped with Real Red for the body of the bird.

I used my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas, for this card. I added a piece of Very Vanilla satin ribbon which is so luxurious!! I felt it need some bling, so I added a Gold foil word from the Christmas Greetings framelits

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards this week. To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

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