CTC152 – Painted Autumn and Spooky Nights

Can you believe that it’s the end of October! This year is flying past!!

We are casing the Painted Autumn/Spooky Night Section of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue, pages 48-55.  Halloween isn’t celebrated a lot in Australia although there seems to be more happening each year.  I’m not a fan, so I decided to case a project that used the Painted Autumn DSP.

 

Even though we are heading (very quickly!) into summer, I love the autumn theme of this dsp.  I am casing the centre card on page 51 of the catalogue.

I used the Painted Autumn DSP as the background.  I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp to create the floral scene.  I stamped the flowers in Early Espresso.  I made sure the ink was dry and then I coloured the flowers with the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend pens.  I love the really crisp look of the pens.  I also stamped the larger flower in Daffodil Delight and outlined the seams with the darker Blend and then added some Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

I used the large birthday sentiment from Happiest of Days but using the Early Espresso marker to only ink up the sentiment and not the greenery.  I then cut it out with one of the Stitched Shape Oval framelits.

To create the bow, I used the Copper trim and stretched it out to make it look a bit fuller.

Here’s a close up of the detail.

 

I really enjoyed making this card!  It’s nice to do something other than Christmas!

Next up is fellow cat lover, Peta.

Come and join us at our Facebook group and share your projects from the Painted Autumn/Spooky Night section, pages 48-55.

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CI19

It seems like Colour Inkspiration challenges come around so quickly!   We have a great combo of colours this week with Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Garden Green.

I recently purchased the Hello Color stamp set and thought this would be a great opportunity to try it out.  I embossed the stamp in silver embossing powder to make it stand out then I got out all my markers and had a little therapy session of colouring!!

It needed a bit of bling so I embossed a piece of silver foil with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  I then added a banner in basic gray and stamped the sentiment on the Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think this is fast becoming my go-to birthday set!

This was a fun card to make!!  I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Crew has created.

Next up is Rachel.

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CTC148 – Kits and Memories & More

Those of us in Queensland are flying into Summer this year!  It has been so hot this week, although today it has cooled down today fortunately.

We are casing the Kits and Memories & More sections of the 2017 Holiday catalogue and the 2017-2018 Annual catalogue.

I love all the Stampin’ Up! kits.  They are great for stampers of all levels of experience.  I always use a kit each year to give my Pop for his birthday.  It’s hard to know what to get a 93 year old, so on his birthday, he gets Christmas cards and for Christmas, he gets Birthday cards to last him the year for all the family.

It’s his birthday next week, so I made the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit for him.  Check out the kit on page 33 on the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

So you need the kit and the matching stamp set, Watercolor Christmas, and some dimensionals and fine tip glue pen.  I always sort out all the pieces first and then did the stamping.  Oh and a stamp-a-ma-jig for making sure the stamps are straight.

 


All of these cards have great layouts but I decided to case the last one using the Whole lot of Lovely DSP and the Sending Love stamp set.

 

I think this turned out pretty nice!  What do you think?

Oh and speaking of DSP, did you know that Stampin’ Up! are having a sale this month where if you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you can get another for free!

Next up is my lovely friend across the pond, Jackie Noble.

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Kitty Slider card

I’m back with another tutorial from Bronwyn Eastley, addINKtive Designs.

This week, I decided to use the This Little Piggy Slider card tutorial, which you can purchase here.

This is such a cute card but I don’t have the Piggy stamp set.  I know it’s cute, but I don’t really need it!  So I had a browse through my stamp sets and I went with the Pretty Kitty stamp set to keep in with the animal theme.  I love all the kitties in this set but I just kept it to two.

To create the grass, I stamped my piece of cardstock in Pear Pizzazz using the Watercolor Wash stamp set to create some texture.  I also punched the ticket tear border punch across the top.  I wanted to put some texture across the back piece so I cut out the laurel from the Lovely Laurel thinlits.  I just trimmed them down to fit the card.

Then the fun part of stamping the kitties and colouring them in.  I coloured the bodies and the pot with my aqua painter but I did the flowers and cheeks with markers just to make the colours stand out a bit more.   Then the extra fun part of fussy cutting was next!!  You know how much I love doing that!!! Yeah, no.

I used the Birthday banner stamp set and the matching Bunch of banner framelits for the sentiment and I added some more flowers from the Lovely Friends stamp set and the matching Lovely Laurel thinlits.

Of course, then the sky needed some clouds, and I knew I had a set with some.  I found the Lift Me Up stamp set had the perfect clouds so a quick stamp in Soft Sky and it’s all done.

The kitties do move across the card although the flower in the middle (which is to hide the join in the flowers) stops them going the whole way across.

This was a fun card to make and Bronwyn’s instructions make it so easy!!  Thanks, Bron!

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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CTC141 – Birthday

Can you believe that Spring is just around the corner?  This year is going past so quickly!!

We are caseing the Birthday section, pages 68-85, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There are so many fabulous cards in this section. As always, it’s so hard to choose which one to case!  I decided to case this card on page 74.

I made two versions of this card.  For the first one, I used the Birthday Memories DSP for the background and I made the Hooray banner in Daffodil Delight and stamped in Pacific Point.  It was nice to just use punches for a change and not get out the Big Shot.   I couldn’t decide where to put the banner as I didn’t want to cover up the cute animals on the paper!  I used the Cherry Cobbler Double stitched ribbon as the banners.

For my second card, I went similar to the catalogue image and used the party lights stamp.  I also added in the Happy Birthday stamp.  I still used the Birthday Memories DSP for the tags on the Hooray circle.

These are two cards I’ll be keeping in my stash for the occasional kid birthday party I get invited to.

I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge, over at our Facebook group.

Next up is my friend Julia.  She has created an amazing project for you!

Seeing as we seem to have a few kitty lovers on the CTC Crew, I wanted to share an updated picture of my two boys, Jaster and Shadow.  Jaster loves to sit on boxes so when my Holiday Catalogues arrived, he had to sit on it!!  Shadow isn’t as crafty, so he is usually having a nap on the lounge when Jaster and I are in the craft room.

 

 

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We have another gorgeous colour combination at Colour Inkspiration this week with Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.

As always, I get out the cardstock in each colour and study them for a while to see what inspired me about them.  I then have a look at my stamp sets and see what might work.  I decided on the Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and the Happiest of Days stamp set for the flowers and sentiment.  I really love the line work on this set.

Now don’t have a heart attack, but I actually USED some washi tape on this card!!  From 2 sets,  the Basics Pack 2 and the Basics pack 3.

I used my markers to colour the birthday wishes stamp which is a technique I just love.  I added a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

I really enjoy doing my projects for Colour Inkspiration as it challenges me to use colours that I might not normally put together.

Make sure you share your projects with this colour combo at our Facebook Group, here.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.

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CI14

We are back with another gorgeous colour challenge for you this week.

Aren’t those boots amazing!  I want some in that colour!!  This week’s colours are Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Night of Navy.

When I get ready to create my colour projects, I always get out the card stock and look at it together and see what grabs me about it.  The Rich Razzleberry stood out for me with this one so I decided to make it the background piece.  Then I grabbed the Graceful Garden stamp set and decided to use the matching Garden Trellis embossing folder.

I love the new crinkled seam binding ribbon and I was excited that this challenge include Night of Navy so I could use my ribbon!!  I added the bow at the base of the flower so that it looks like it is tied around the bouquet.

Speaking of the flower, I embossed it in gold and fussy cut it out.  You know that’s my favourite thing, right!!  NOT!!!  Well, the embossing part is!

My sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  Such a handy stamp set especially when you only want a small sized greeting.  Now, how did I get that little banner?  Well I used the Classic label punch to punch out the sentiment, then went to the side of the punch and re-inserted the banner and punched out a small piece.  (ok, it’s a bit hard to describe, but it’s easy to do!!)

Next up is the talented Krissy Buck

 

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