This week at Caseing the Catty, we are back sharing our favourites from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.
Did you know if you spend $90 on products from either the Annual catalogue or the Occasions catalogue, you can earn any of the products in the Sale-a-bration catalogue for free? Isn’t that fabulous!!
Did you know that you can get a Project Life card collection for free? It’s the Memories in the Marking Project Life Specialty card collection and it’s gorgeous! You get 30 specialty cards that supplement our other Project Life collections. There are 10 4″ x 6″ cards and 20 3″ x 4″ cards. And of these cards, there are 15 overlays and 15 emboss resist cards!!!
Whilst these cards are great for using with Project Life, they are also good for making quick and easy cards.
So for my first card, I used a 4″ x 6″ black and white overlay. Now remember it’s a bigger size than our usual card size, so keep that in mind when cutting your cardstock. Ask me how I know!! lol.
I put a piece of white underneath the overlay and then created my ice creams on a separate piece of cardstock and cut them out. Aren’t the honeycomb embellishments to die for? They are so cute! I stamped the sentiment very carefully on the overlay in Staz-on ink and put it aside to dry for a while so it didn’t get smudged.
For my next card, I used one of the smaller 3″ x 4″ overlays and I added a piece of white cardstock underneath again. I then used another SAB stamp set, What I love, for the sentiment. A little bunch of flowers in the corner and it’s all done!!
For my last card, I used one of the emboss resist 4″ x 6″ pieces. I carefully coloured each section with a sponge dauber.
I used the SAB Perfect Pairings stamp set for the sentiment and did a little paper piercing around the oval for an extra bit of detail. A silver bow and again, another quick card.
Don’t forget that you can join in with us and share your projects. Join in with the linky at the bottom of this post. You might be our winner for this month!
I hope you are inspired by my cards this week. Next stop on the hop is the lovely Jackie.
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Can you believe that we are almost at Valentine’s Day!! It will be Christmas before we know!!
So this week at Casing the Catty, we are sharing Valentine Day projects. I decided to share a project from the Annual Catalogue. Yes, it’s still current!! My project is from page 28 of the Annual Catalogue, and I have turned the gift bag into a card.
I just love the Timeless Elegance DSP. It’s another one of those that I find hard to cut into! But I have managed it a few times now. I also love the matching Timeless Love stamp. It’s so lovely and delicate and just perfect for colouring. I lightly coloured the flowers in Blushing Bride and a hint of Pear Pizzazz on the petals. I then used Gold Wink of Stella on the centres of the flowers for just a little bit of sparkle.
I stamped my sentiment on a piece of vellum using the Basic Black Archival ink. Before you attach it to the card, make sure you let it dry on the vellum. If you don’t, it will smudge. Ask me how I know!! (Stamped it four times before it was dry enough to not smudge!!).
To get the black twine, I split a piece of the baker’s twine combo pack from the Occasions catalogue. Great use of a left over piece!!
So don’t forget that you can join in with our challenge each week. We are doing a monthly challenge so if you feel inspired to create and join in, please do. We will choose a winner at the end of the month and post the results on the first post of the new month.
To continue on the hop, pop over and see what lovely project Tricia has created for you.
To go back to Rachel, click on the previous button.
Don’t forget you can still earn free products during Sale-a-bration. Ask me how!!
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It is time for a blog hop with my fabulous stamping team, the Eureka Stampers!! With Easter quickly approaching, our theme is, of course, Easter!! Can you believe how fast the year is going!!!
You may be starting with my blog, or possibly have come from Carly Middleton’s blog. Don’t you just love her cute project!!
I have a couple of projects to show you today. I think the Happy Easter Bunny stamp in the Occasions catalogue is very cute and I wanted to showcase colouring the bunny.
For my first card, I wanted to use the Subtles Colour Collection and my blender pens, and I carefully coloured using Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped using staz-on ink as I didn’t want it to bleed when I coloured.
My second card is made using the Brights Colour Collection and the Flowerpot DSP as the background. To be a little different, I used the bow builder punch. Isn’t it cute!!
I think I will be sending these to my nieces for Easter with an ITunes gift card!! Easter eggs do not travel well in the mail!!
My third card is made using the Indescribable Gift stamp set. I think the flowers in this set are beautiful. I have also used my aqua painter to colour the flowers. I’m happy with how it turned out.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I’d love you to leave a comment below. To continue hopping, go to Rose’s blog here.
For a complete list of hoppers, see the bottom of this post.
List of blog hoppers:
1. Rebecca Scurr – you are here!!
2. Rose Packer
3. Emma Palonek
4. Heather McCarthy
5. Tracy Penn
6. Simone Bartrum
7. Lorinda De Regt-Penn
8. Jessica Williams
9. Carly Middleton
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Well, not really, it’s too early for roses to be blooming but I’ve made some pretty ones today!!
As you may have noticed, I like using the new Blendabilities. Okay, so I LOVE using the new blendabilities!!! I got the rest of the colours when they became available (cos I NEED them all, you know!!) and I wanted to have a play with them.
My card today is loosely based on this one by Artistic Design by Rachel, which I found on Pinterest. I liked the way she had coloured the rose by not colouring right to the edge.
As I wanted to try a few colours, I made a set of cards using the Sweetbriar Rose stamp. Isn’t it pretty?
Here is the Melon Mambo blendies. It’s a very bright pink.
Next is Pumpkin Pie.
Then we have Night of Navy.
And last but not least, Rich Razzleberry.
I’m really happy with how these turned out. I don’t consider myself to be very arty, so I love how these pens make it look like I am!!
And I’ll just pause to say that I love the new Venetian Crochet Trim!! Is it pretty or what!!
Please let me know what you think!!!
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I love making cards which have a bit of a twist. I especially love a good easel card!! I love the “wow” factor when you show someone and they realise that it’s not just a flat card but something a bit unusual.
At stamp club this month, I wanted to showcase one of the new stamp sets in the Occasional Catalogue, So Very Grateful. I think this is such a cute set and I love being able to colour the flowers.
I found a cute card on Pinterest, by Julie Davison and she has a great video on how to make this card. Check it out here.
I really like the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. I think these are a great option for card making.
So here is my card.
I also did a second one using a different DSP.
If you would like to order any of the items used to make this card, click on the links below and it will take you to my online store. If you would like to make this in a workshop, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0408 193 792.
It’s so exciting!!! The Seasonal Catalogue starts on Sunday!!! Woo Hoo!!! There are lots of gorgeous new stamp sets (as always!!) and fabulous new kits to make your home ready for the Christmas season. And best of all, you can view the catalogue online now!! That way, you can work out your shopping list ready for Sunday!! Click on the picture of the catalogue on the right to view it.
If you place an order in the month of September through my online store using the hostess code, JSMUSYHU, I will put you in the draw for a pack of Season of Style DSP stack. Just click on the shop now button on the right, to go straight to my online store. Hope you win!!
This month’s Best of stamp set is Christmas!! Check out my special page to check them out.
There is yet another reason to be excited this month. If you like the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, you can now bundle it with the Bitty Butterfly punch and save 15%.
I want to share a gorgeous card that we did at last month’s stamp club. I wanted to show the girls the new Wildflower Meadow embossing folder and the matching Wildflower Meadow stamp set. I found this lovely card on Pinterest (is there any other place to look!!) by Rachel Tessman. I pretty much cased the whole card as I really liked it.
I also love the paper doilies. Are they not the best thing since sliced bread!! I also got to use my new oval framelits.
Here’s a close up of the details.
Stamp Set: Wildflower Meadow
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive markers
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Oval framelits, paper doilies, Scallop trim border punch, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
I have recently rediscovered the colour, Pool Party. It goes so nicely with More Amore Specialty DSP in the current seasonal catalogue.
I wanted to use my new Hearts a Flutter framelits as who doesn’t love a good banner!! I was inspired by Andi Potler on Splitcoast Stampers, here.
I made a few changes and I used the new ovals framelits and the gorgeous Two-tone ribbon. Seeing as it was coming up to Valentine’s Day when I made this card, I used a stamp from Word Play stamp set. And of course, who can resist the opportunity to use the honeycomb embossing folder! Not me!!
We did this card at stamp club and I had a few kits left over, so I made them up again but I used the O’Hello stamp set from the seasonal catalogue so I could use it for a birthday card as well!! I hope you like it.
Stamp Sets: Word Play, O’Hello, Hearts a Flutter
Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Rose Red
Accessories: Big Shot, honeycomb embossing folder, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Two tone ribbon, pool party ribbon