CTC120 – Urban Underground

Here we are with another Sunday CASEing the Catty hop for you.  I really love doing these and enjoy the challenge each week to really study the catalogue and work out what to case.

This week, we are casing the Urban Underground section, from pages 46-49 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

I don’t have any of the sets in this section, although I did buy the hexagon embossing folder, which I love!!  I was running a bit short of time to create a card this week (knew I should have done it last week when I had heaps of time!!), so I decided to case the superhero card on page 49.

I really love the block layout of this card.  I decided to use the Balloon Adventures stamp set and the gorgeous SAB Carried Away DSP.  Did you know that on the back of the DSP packet, it lists all the co-ordinating colours used?  That way there is no guessing as to which colours were used.  I went with a Night of Navy base and then used Smoky Slate ink for the sentiment.  I was going to stamp and cut out a balloon but the DSP is just so nice, I decided to let it speak for itself.  This was a really quick card to make so great for when you have to make a last minute card.

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Next up on our hop today is fellow Queenslander, Julia!

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CTC112 – Cupcakes and Carousels

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Welcome back to another week at CTC!! The year is already going so quickly already!!

Our new home for our challenges is on the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Group and it’s going off!!  We are getting lots of entries to our challenges, which is so exciting!!  I love seeing how everyone interprets the catalogue projects!!  If you would like to join us over there, click here.

This week, we are casing the Cupcakes and Carousels section, pages 8 – 13 of the Occasions Catalogue.

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I decided to case the birthday candle shaker card from the Birthday Bright Project Kit on page 13.  This is a lovely kit which I made up for my Pop for Christmas.

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I was inspired by one of the entries in last week’s challenge by Kate Gardiner, who used the very cute SAB Carried Away DSP.  (Did you know you can get this paper for free?)

I started with the Night of Navy cardstock for the base and added the scalloped dsp.  I then started on the balloon shaker.  I cut out 2 balloons, one Whisper White and one Watermelon Wonder.  I only wanted the outline of the white one, so I’ve kept the balloon for another project.  I added a piece of window sheet on the back and used the foam adhesive strips around the balloon shape.  I then punched out lots of stars using my star punch and added some Dazzling diamonds to the mix.  I then added another piece of window sheet over the top and then turned it over and shook it all around.  I may have got a bit excited about the glitter!!

Make sure you stamp on the white piece before you make the shaker.  (As me how I know!!) I stamped the clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set and the you from Crazy about you

Then attach your layers to the base card.  I also cut out the happy from the Hello You thinlits using Peekaboo Peach.

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I do love a shaker card!!  You might have noticed that!!

Next on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.

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Don’t forget to come and join us at CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge!!  We’d love you to join in!!

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CTC91 – Birthdays

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Sunday’s just seem to come around so quickly, don’t they!!  This week, we are casing the Birthdays section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 10-25.

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I have loved the Birthday Fiesta as soon as the catalogue came out although I don’t know how often I need a Llama on a card!!  But I have a friend who has Alpaca’s and it’s his birthday shortly, so this card will be perfect for him!!

I have cased the gift bag on page 10 and instead of the cactus, I’ve put the Llama.

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I love the banners and I can’t wait to do more with them as they are soooo cute!!  The Festive Birthday DSP is so lovely and the colours are great together.

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Let me know what you think of my card!!

Next on the hop is Monique so make sure you check out her lovely project!

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Don’t forget to join in with our monthly challenge.  You just need to case a project from any of the categories that we showcase this month and post it to your blog and link it to our challenge.  Just click on the image below to go to the link up.

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CTC77 – Going Places

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Firstly, Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mum’s out there!  I spent the day with my mum visiting a craft market, then having lunch at Tamborine Mountain.  Love you, Mum!!

So this week, we are casing the Going Places Section of the Occasions catalogue, pages 38-49.  I don’t have many of the sets in the section, so I decided to case the layout of a card for my inspiration.  I used the Bear card on page 40 on the left hand side.

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I love the stripes in the Birthday Bouquet DSP, even if it has got that gorgeous floral on the other side.  I didn’t distress the paper but I did do paper piercing around the edge.  I love that extra detail.  I then used the Rose Garden thinlits and cut out the single flower, a smaller flower and two of the petals.  I played around for a while to get a layout that I liked, then I glued them all down with my favourite glue, the fine tip glue pen.  I added a Wink of Stella to the flower but it’s a bit hard to see in the photo.  I used the Suite Sayings stamp set for the sentiment (love this set!!).

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Here is a closer view of the flowers.

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I hope you were inspired by my card to use the layouts in the catalogues to create your cards!!

Don’t forget you can share your projects with us by joining in our monthly challenge.  Click on the image below to go straight to the link up.

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Next up on the hop is the talented Rachel.

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CTC68 – Sale-a-bration

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This week at Caseing the Catty, we are back sharing our favourites from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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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!!!

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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.

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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!!

 

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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.

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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!

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I hope you are inspired by my cards this week.  Next stop on the hop is the lovely Jackie.

 

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CTC67 – Birthday Bouquet

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Sunday’s nights seem to come around so quickly these days, don’t they!!  Here we are back again with another Caseing the Catty hop.  This week, we are casing the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet section of the 2016 Occasions catalogue.  This section has some of my favourite stamps and dsp in it so it was hard to choose what to make!!

I decided to case the card on the top left of page 8 of the catalogue.

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I just love the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It’s just so pretty!  And the flower just stamps so lovely and is just perfect for colouring.  And it goes perfectly with the Birthday Bouquet DSP which you know I just love too!!

I had a couple of mistakes (sorry, creative moments) when I made this card, so it ended up being square!  But I still like it!!  I like the colours used on the DSP but I decided to try a different colour combo and used Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.  I started colouring the darker portion with blender pens and then used the aqua painter for the lighter sections.  I added Gold Wink of Stella in the centre of the larger flower and then as a accent on the smaller flowers.

 

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I always forget to make a envelope when I make a square card so I decided to be organised today and do one and even added a matching liner!!  Am I on fire or what!!  LOL.  And the envelope punch board is on special this week so you need to grab one now!!

Due to my earlier creative moment, I had a base with the cute background paper attached to it, so I decided to cut a flower from the DSP.  Yes, you read that right, I CUT THE DSP!!!! Now fussy cutting is not my favourite thing to do, and I even did the teeny tiny flowers as well.

 

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But I think it was worth cutting out!  It is rather cute.

At CTC, we have a monthly challenge where you can join in and share your project with us.  Just add your project using the linky on this post or click on the image below.

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So next on the hop is the lovely Monique, so make sure you check out her gorgeous project.

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And in case you missed it, you can go back to the gorgeous Jessica’s post here.

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CTC63 – It’s My Party

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This week at CASEing the Catty, we are casing the It’s My Party section of the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. This section is all about Birthdays!!

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I decided to case the card at the bottom of page 4.  I just love this sentiment as it is sooo true!!!

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I decided not to sponge it but I did create a layer for the embossed piece.  To create the melon mambo twine, I cut a piece of the basic black/melon mambo twine and separated the black and pink pieces.

 

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This card was so easy to make!!  Well, aside from cutting out the cake, I guess!!  The candle was cut using the candle punch from the Party Punch pack.  Easy peasy!! And did you know, you can get the stamp set and punch pack as a bundle!! Great savings!

Don’t forget, it’s not to late to join in with our link up challenge.  Just case a project from the catalogues, post it on your blog and add your link to the bottom of this post.  We will be choosing a winner at the end of the month.

Next on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.  I’m sure you will love her project!!

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And in case you are hopping in the reverse direction, you can check out Rachel’s post here.

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Don’t forget if you spend $90 or more, you can earn free products during Sale-a-bration. There are so many great freebies to choose from!!

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