CTC138 – Holidays

It’s my favourite time of the week, when I get to share my latest card for the Caseing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop!

This week, we are casing the Holiday section again (you know, Christmas in July!!) pages 112-125 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of gorgeous cards in this section so as always, it’s hard to decide which one to case.

I went with the centre card on page 118, with the stripes.

I actually started off with a striped dsp but when I came to assemble the layout, it just didn’t look great.  I’ve cased the layout of this card, with a rectangle piece and the ribbon behind it.

I really love Berry Burst and the crinkle seam binding ribbon is just gorgeous!  So soft and easy to use.   The Big on Birthdays stamp set is one of my favourites, especially this birthday stamp with the flowers.  I stamped in Memento Black Ink and then coloured with the water colour pencils.  To create the pink flowers, I combined two pencils, melon mambo and rich razzleberry, and then blended with the blender pen.

Now you may have noticed that I have a Stitched Shape rectangle.  But we don’t sell rectangles, I hear you say!!  Well, you can make your own.

Step 1 – Cut a piece of cardstock the width of the framelit.

Step 2 – Place the framelit carefully over the piece, (you might feel more comfortable using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place).  Then run it through the big shot but don’t go all the way through.  Stop about two thirds of the way.  (You don’t want to cut the final straight edge)

Step 3 – Then turn the cardstock and place the die (sticking with washi if need be), then run back through the big shot, only going two thirds again.

I hope that helps you to create lots of rectangles!!

Next up is Rachel.

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CTC137 – Artistic Expression

I hope you have had a great weekend!!  I’ve been very productive! Got my garden done, housework, some crafting, shopping with my husband, church and now a spot of blogging.  Gee, I think I should have a rest!

This week, we are casing the Artistic Expression section, pages 132 – 181, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

So many delicious cards to choose from!!  I decided to case the thanks card on page 164, which is the centre card on our image above.

I’ve kept the same colours theme, with a Crumb Cake base.  I’ve used Very Vanilla and stamped the Sheet Music stamp in memento black.  I then stamped the large flower stamp from the Graceful Garden stamp set on vellum and coloured it on the back using the watercolour pencils and used the blender pen to spread the colour.  I cut the word Hugs from the Lovely Words thinlits in Gold Foil and trimmed the circle off.

I used the new Black shimmer ribbon, which is to die for, and a piece of linen thread.  I attached the flower using glue dots where the ink was darkest.  I used the mini dimensionals to add some height to the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week.  Make sure you leave me a comment and let me know. I can’t wait to see what you are going to create and share on our Facebook group this week.  Click here to join us.

Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.  I can’t wait for you to see what she has created!!

Thanks for hopping around this week.

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CTC36 – Thanks

It’s been an exciting time at CTC this week.  We are welcoming 7 new Crew members to the team.  A big welcome to Fi Cobbin, Rose Packer, Alisa Tilsner, Megan Lenske, Peta Stephen, Sandra Collett and Angela Meiritz-Reid!!  They will start joining in with the hops over the next few weeks, so make sure you say hi to them!

This week we are casing the Thanks section, pages 126 – 131, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

As I was flipping through this section, as soon as I saw the card on page 129, I knew which one I was doing for today!  I love the Eastern Palace bundle, especially done in light colours.

I have cased the card on the right hand side.  Now having said I like it in lighter colours, I’ve gone with a darker colour, Tranquil Tide!  I love this colour and haven’t used it very much.

I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  It’s one of the new 3d dynamic textured impressions embossing folders (try and say that fast!!).

I kept the same circle from the Eastern Medallions thinlits as I love these circles!  I used the sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Vellum.  I also used the matching Eastern gold vinyl stickers.

Of course, my new favourite gold accessory, mini sequins, has made an appearance again!!

Next up, is the amazing Kelly Kent!

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CTC135 – Holidays

I’m finding it hard to believe that we are in July and we are casing the Holiday section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue!!  I’m not ready for Christmas yet!!!

I decided to case the square card on page 114 of the catalogue.  Isn’t this a cute card!

I decided to do a direct case of this card first but then I made a couple of extra versions.  So here is the case version.

I used the Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon and of course, one of my favourite framelits – the layered square framelits. Oh and of course the stamp set is Oh, What fun.

Then I was inspired by the Painter’s Palette stamp set and the fabulous Wood Textures DSP stack.

For my third card, I used the Flirty Flowers stamp set and the Delightful Daisy DSP.  And I’m pretty sure I haven’t mentioned how I love the mini gold sequins!  Just a little bit!! hehe

I hope you enjoy my cards!  Next up is the fabulous Monique.

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CTC134 – For Babies and Kids

I had my stamp club yesterday and I’ve been practising my baking skills on my ladies!!  I made Cookies and Cream Oreo cupcakes and they looked and tasted great!

We are casing the For Babies and Kids section (pages 102-111) from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue this week.

Now I only have one of the stamps in this section as I don’t need any kid stamps.  Although I do own the Foxy set, I decided to case the pink communion card on page 111.

Instead of using a background stamp, I used the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  On the very vanilla piece in the middle, I stamped off three times using Crumb Cake ink and the background stamp from the Graceful Garden stamp set.  I did the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Rose Red.

I stamped my rose in Memento Black then coloured it using blender pens with Wild Wasabi and Rose Red.  I then cut it out carefully.  I added some mini gold sequins and then attached it all together.  I wanted to add a touch of Stella to the flower but I opened a new one and it all came out in a big whoosh, so it’s a bit more sparkly than I intended.

Let me know what you think and leave a comment below.

Next up is Rachel.

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CTC133 – Love and Sympathy

It’s so nice having a new catalogue and starting to play with my new goodies.  We are slowly working our way through the new catalogue and it’s lovely to see all the fabulous creations on the CTC Facebook group.  If you would like to check them out, just click here and join up!  And don’t forget to add your creation as well.

This week, we are casing the Love and Sympathy section, pages 86-101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the grey card on page 101 which used the You’ve Got this stamp set, which I do love. I did want to use a different set and colours, cos I wanted to play with new goodies!!

This catalogue has some amazing new background stamps, and I’ve recently bought Sheet Music as I have a few musical friends and this will be perfect for cards for them.  So straight away, I had to turn the card from landscape to portrait as you can’t have music laying on it’s side!!  I did stamp it in black first but it was too harsh, so I used Sahara Sand instead for a softer look.

I used the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set and the matching Eclectic Layers thinlits.  I’m not sure if the thinlits are meant to cut out the more solid flower but I used it anyway!  I used Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz for the flowers and leaves.  I almost forgot to mention that I put Clear Stella on the cut out flower for a  bit more sparkle.

One of the products I often forget to use is Vellum!  But every time I use it, I wonder why I don’t use it more often.  I cut out a banner using the triple Banner punch and then stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set.

Oh, oh, can you see the new mini sequins!!  They are soooo cute!!  #diedandgonetoheaven #sparklesaremyhappyplace

Now don’t forgot to come and join the group and share your project casing the Love and Sympathy section.

Next up is the lovely Judy.

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CTC132 – Birthdays

It’s so exciting!!  My new catalogue order arrived this week!!  I petted, patted and drooled over it.  But did I stamp with it?  Nope!!  I’ve had a busy couple of days and I’m working this weekend, so I’ll be playing next week.  Can’t wait!!

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

Once again, there are so many amazing cards to case in this section.  I realised that I haven’t used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set for ages, but I liked the sample on the page 85.

I decided to create the base layer on a separate piece of card so that if there was a mistake, I wasn’t wasting the whole card.  I started with the Happy Birthday stamp from the Sweet Cupcake set using Tranquil Tide.  I accidently had them a bit too far apart.  When I looked at the stamp set, it has a very handy belated stamp!  I stamped in it Powder Pink.

I stamped the cake base and the bottom layer of icing in Powder Pink.  I then did the top layer of icing in Berry Burst.  I also added some Clear Stella.  You always need sparkle on a cake!!  hehe!!

I used the Layered circle framelits for the base and the Birthday banner stamp set and matching Bunch of Banners framelits.

Actually I did use one of my new products!!  You’ll never guess, cos you can’t see it!!  I got the new mini dimensionals!!!  They are too cute!!

I also added some thick white twine.  I’m rather happy with the end result!!  Now who’s birthday did I miss!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia.

Don’t forget to pop over to our Facebook group where you can join in with the challenge.  And if you are an Australian or New Zealand demonstrator, we are looking for more Crew members.  Just participate in June’s challenges and we will consider you.

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