CTC119 – Sale-a-bration

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I can’t believe that we are halfway through March already!!  Last year seem to go so slow waiting for my trip to New York and now it’s been nearly 5 months since I returned!

It’s finally starting to get a bit cooler here in Queensland.  Bring on Autumn, I say!!

This week we are casing the final section of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, pages 16-19. But don’t worry, Sale-a-bration isn’t finished yet and neither are we!

This section includes the Hey Chick set and I have to admit this is not my favourite set although all the creations I have seen look amazing.  So far, it is actually the most popular SAB stamp set in all the Stampin’ Up! markets.

I decided to case the chicken card on the right on page 15.

I’m having a market stand on the day before Mother’s Day so I’m planning on making a few Mother’s Day cards for all those last minute shoppers.  I went with Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand as my colours and used the Double Take stamp set for the sentiment.  I kept the same Large Polka Dot embossing folder as the original.

I just love the Make a Medallion SAB stamp set and made my circles.  I am slightly addicted to the layering circle framelits at the moment so this set was perfect for me!  To create the banner, I tried the solid love image in Pink Pirouette but it didn’t stand out very well on the Sahara Sand card stock so I used Rose Red and stamped off first then onto the cardstock which turned out much better.  I then stamped the second thin love without stamping off for a darker colour.

It needed a bit of bling, so I added a few rhinestones to the centre of the medallion.

I was then drawn to the Designer Tee samples on page 18 and decided to case the t-shirt card on the right.

 

I like the sentiments in the Designer Tee stamp set although I don’t have the matching framelits.  I had a flip through my DSP and decided to use the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack.  I’ve been practising my watercolour technique and I seem to be getting the knack of it.  Being patient and just waiting for it to dry before adding more colour helps a lot!!

Once again, the layering circle framelits with their complimentary Stitched shapes framelits make an appearance!  I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out!!

Time is running out to earn your favourite sale-a-bration products, so place your qualifying $90 order with me today.  Here’s a link to my online store.  Don’t forget SAB ends on 31 March!

Next up on our hop today is the lovely Kathryn.

Please come and join our Facebook Challenge Group where you can join us and share your projects from the same section of the catalogue.

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Colour INKspiration CI04

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It’s been an exciting fortnight seeing all the amazing entries for the last colour challenge.  Congratulations to the winners!!

I found the next challenge to be, well a little challenging!  The combination this week is Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon and Whisper White.

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I went to my stash only to find that I had completely run out of Elegant Eggplant cardstock!! How does that happen!!  So I turned to another purple instead, Wisteria Wonder.

I never really create a card with an end result in mind.  I wanted to use the gorgeous So Detailed thinlits and of course, I knew the colours I was going to use.  I decided to create a water coloured background with the three colours. I then cut out the thinlits in Delightful Dijon, and trimmed off the edges.  I sponged the back in tombow glue and attached it to the watercoloured piece.

I love the Stitched Shape framelits and decided they would make a great feature for the sentiment, which comes from the So in Love stamp set.  Did you know that you can get the So Detailed thinlits and the So in Love stamp set as a bundle and save 10%.

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I can’t wait to see what you all create with this combo!

Next up is the very talented Liz Gross.  You are going to love her card!!

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Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

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CI03 – Colour INKspiration

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We are back with the third colour challenge at Colour INKspiration.  We have had so many amazing entries for CI02, well done to the winner!!

Here are our colours for this week – Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Whisper White.  You can also add in a few neutrals, like basic black, crumb cake or any metallic.

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I decided to use a sketch to help me along, so I went to my favourite sketch site, Mojo Monday.  I liked their current sketch, 482,  so decided to use that one.

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I love the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I thought the kitties would be perfect for the squares.  I love all the layering framelits and that the Stitched Shapes framelits match them perfectly.  Without further ado, here’s my card!

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I even made an envelope!!  Here’s a close up of the kitties.  I used blender pens to colour them in.

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Next up on the hop is the lovely Krissy Buck.  I can’t wait to see what gorgeousness she has created!!

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Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

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CTC108 – Holiday Kits

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Hi there!!  I’m back from holidays and finally caught up enough to join back in with CTC.  I had a great time cruising to New Zealand with my mum and sister.  New Zealand is a gorgeous place!  I’m going back there to explore further soon.

So this week at CTC, we are casing the Holiday Kits.

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I had made the Stitched with Cheer kit for my Pop as his birthday present in October so that he had cards to send out for Christmas.  I give him xmas cards for his birthday and birthday cards for his xmas present!!  Keeps him going for the family all year around!!  After all, what do you get a 93 year old (aside from chocolate coated peanuts!!)

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But I didn’t have any cards left so I decided to create my own using the samples as inspiration.  This is why I love Casing the Catty as it goes to show that you don’t need to re-invent the wheel all the time and cards don’t have to be over the top to be lovely.

I used the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack as my dsp of choice.  I also used the gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio pack and separated the strands to just 2 to make it less chunky.

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I was trying to experiment with creating my own background on the next one.  Not sure it was quite successful, but oh well! I used the Stitched Shape framelits (which will be back in stock soon) and added the silver ribbon from the Glitter ribbon combo pack.

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I re-created the trees on the third card using one of the trees from the Perfect Pines framelits in the Annual Catalogue.

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I hope you are inspired by the cards I have created from this kit.  Check out what Kelly has made using the same kit as her inspiration.next

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Don’t forget you can join in with our monthly challenge here by simply casing the catalogue and sharing on your blog and joining our link.

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CTC104 – Petals & Paisley

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Hello there!!  I’m back from my New York/Canada holiday but not for long!!  Tomorrow I head off to on a two week cruise to New Zealand with my mum and sister!!  Bring on the holidays!!

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I’m excited to be back with the girls at CTC this week.  It was great catching up with most of the team at the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event last week.  We are casing the Petals and Paisley section of the Holiday Catalogue.

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I was all set to make something using the Paisley & Posies stamp set and then realised I don’t have it!!  So I decided to case the card at the bottom of page 46.

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Although I love copper I haven’t actually used it on anything.  Instead of embossing in white, I went with copper and I used the snowflake from the Tin of Tags stamp set.  I then sponged with Dapper Denim.

I embossed my sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it out with the new Stitched Shapes framelits.  Aren’t they nice!!!  You can purchase the framelits now and get selected stamp sets (including Tin of Tags) for 25% off until the end of November.

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It looks much shinier in real life!!  I love copper and I plan on using it more often!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Deb Speijers.

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Don’t forget to join in with our monthly challenge!!  Just add your project at the link below.

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I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!!

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