CTC146 – Season of Glitz

What a weekend!!  I went to Melbourne on Friday for a Jamberry conference (yes, I’m a Jamberry consultant as well.  You can check out my site here) and back home today.  Of course, I’m not organised so I’m making a quick card for tonight’s Caseing the Catty hop!

We are casing the Season of Glitz section, pages 20-27 of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

There are lots of great cards to case in this section.  I actually only have one set from this section and I didn’t use it!  I’m casing the pillow box on page 23 and have turned it into a card.

I love the snowflakes behind the ho ho’s so that was my main inspiration for my card.  I had a flip through my framelits and found a nice star in the Starlight thinlits that would go well on the card.  I cut out three of the smaller stars in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.  I used the same Merry Little Christmas dsp as the original sample as I liked to continue the star theme.

I added a strip of black shimmer ribbon which has a nice, subtle sparkle to it.    The sentiment is from the matching Star of Light stamp set, stamped in Marina Mist.

This looks a lot more sparkly in real life!

Next up is the talented Sandra from across the pond in New Zealand!

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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas

Aren’t you just loving the Holiday Catalogue!!  If you don’t have one, you NEEEED one!!  Let me know if you want one and I’ll post one to you, or you can click on the link at the side.

This week, we are casing the Merry Little Christmas section, pages 10-19, of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the card on page 17 using the Feeling of Christmas stamp set.

I just love the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  It’s hard to decide which side to use as both look fabulous.  I pretty much cased the card exactly but I used a gold metallic doily instead.  I have to confess that I had to stamp the wreath about 6 times!!!  I couldn’t believe it!  I either stuffed up the distressed circle or the flower wreath.

I wanted to make a second version using the Wood Textures DSP stack.  I also just coloured the wreath using my aqua painter and Pear Pizzazz ink.   And I added a white doily this time.

Which one do you prefer?  I think I like the DSP version.

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Next up on the hop is the amazing Fi.

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CTC144 – Quilted Christmas

Firstly, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s!!  I had afternoon tea with my parents today which was lovely.

So how exciting is this week!!  We have our first CTC hop with the 2017 Holiday Catalogue!!!  We are caseing the Quilted Christmas section, pages 4-9.

Isn’t the Quilted Christmas bundle amazing?!  But I haven’t used it today for my card.  I decided to case the box on page 9 (on the right) featuring the Good Tidings stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake paper (don’t you use Kraft was still available!).  I then created a banner using the Quilted Christmas DSP stack and a piece of Real Red cardstock.

I used the new Everyday Label punch and cut out one piece in Garden Green and turned it portrait and another in Whisper White.  I stamped the holly and sentiment (which comes from Christmas Happiness stamp set) in Garden Green and Real Red.  I used the fine tip glue pen to add shine to the holly berries.  I also stamped and fussy cut a holly leaf out as well.

For a touch of bling, I added some mini gold sequins.  And have you noticed the vintage crochet trim?  It’s so lovely!!

I hope you enjoy the cards in this week’s hop!  Next up is Monique with her gorgeous project.

When I am in my craft room, my kitty, Jaster, often sits with me.  He actually has his own chair (well we share them depending which one he is on!)  Last week, Shadow (AKA Mr Fatty) decided he was lonely and joined us as well.  Shame there wasn’t room for me to sit at my desk!!

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CTC142 – Love & Sympathy

We’ve had another try of winter today, but I think it might a last blast of the season!  At least I hope so!

We are back casing the Love and Sympathy section of the 2017 -2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 86-101.

This time, I decided to case the card on the left on page 97 featuring the Ribbon of Courage bundle.

I wanted to do a different colour combination so I went to My Create Ink to suggest a combo for me.  I went with Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink.

I did a wash of Berry Burst for the background.  I then used Berry Burst for the sentiment which comes from the Ribbon of Courage set.  I then cut out lots of flowers and leaves using Flourish thinlits.  I didn’t actually use them all but I had them just in case.

I also used the Pear Pizzazz Shimmer ribbon which is so pretty.  I added a few pearls to cover the centres of the flowers.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia!  You’ll love what she has created for us.

Come and join in with us and share your projects of the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue at our Facebook Group here.

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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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CTC140 – For Babies and Kids

As you may know, one of my favourite perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being able to see and order products first.  And this week, demonstrators got to see and order from the 2017 Holiday catalogue!!  I tell you, you are going to love it!  I’m presently unpatiently waiting for the post lady to bring my treasures to me!!

Whilst I am waiting, I’ve been playing with my goodies from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue for Caseing the Catty.  This week, we are casing the For Babies & Kids section from pages 102-111.

I actually didn’t go past the first page of this section to choose my project for this week.  I decided to case the card at the top right of the display (which by the way, is just gorgeous, isn’t it!)

The Bundle of Love Specialty DSP is so pretty and I just love how the reverse of the pink and blue dsp are the same pattern in Gold!

I wanted to use a different colour so I went with Wisteria Wonder.  I don’t have the Born to be Loved stamp set (but I’m thinking maybe I do need it!) so I decided to create my heart using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlits and gold foil.  How pretty is the heart in gold!  I then stamped the sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage set in Wisteria Wonder and cut it out using the Sweet and Sassy heart framelits.  I went for the same look with the Metallic edge ribbon and added three mini sequins with the fine tip glue pen at the bottom.

 

I attached the gold heart using a combination of standard and mini dimensional’s.

I hope you have enjoyed my case of this card this week.  You can share your projects at our Facebook group, which you can join here.

Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

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CTC139 – Everyday Occasions

I had a fun day yesterday at the V8 Supercars at the Ipswich SuperSprint with my Dad.  I gave him tickets for his 70th birthday in May!  We had a fab day even though we melted in the afternoon.

So this week, we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 16-67 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There are so many gorgeous cards in this section.  I decided to case the card on the right on page 24 using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  Isn’t this set just lovely?  I don’t use it often enough.

I didn’t actually change a lot on this card.  I used the gold side of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.  I made the centre piece a little smaller so that you could see more of the gorgeous paper.

I used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and gently water coloured with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  You can use other cardstock other than watercolour paper to do watercolouring but you can’t make it too wet or it will start to pill.  I then inked up my flower in versamark ink and then the Sweet Sugarplum ink, then stamped and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut out the flower in Very Vanilla from the Flourish Thinlit dies and glued it on using the fine tip glue pen.    As the DSP uses gold foil, I decided to go with a gold foil banner at the bottom rather than a glitter one like the sample.  I then cut out a small gold foil flower and added a gold faceted gem on the top.

I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum and voila, a gorgeous card is done!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Next up is the fabulous Krissy.

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