CTC292 – Case sketch on p159

I’m so excited that it’s November!! I can put my Christmas tree up soon!! I’ve joined a Christmas facebook group and it’s so inspiring!! If you are a Christmas addict like me, this is the group for you.

We have had a week of rain and yesterday we had hail 3 times! Fortunately for us, it was only small but other parts of Brisbane had tennis ball sized hail. It’s nice to see the grass coming through all green instead of being brown and dry. I’m guessing next weekend, my husband will be out mowing!

This week, we are casing a sketch on page 59 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

And here is the sketch!

This is such a great sketch! You can see from the Crew that there are so many different ways to use it.

I started off with a piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper which I put on a piece of Whisper White on top of a piece of Cherry Cobbler. I then embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz using one of the Wrapped in Texture embossing folders. I then layered it onto another piece of Pear Pizzazz for give a small border. The sentiment is from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and die cut using the Celebration Labels dies. (Aren’t these labels fabulous!!) The ribbon is from Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack.

Next up is fellow Queenslander, Julia.

We would love to see your creation using this sketch, so please share on our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC260 – Caseing the January June 2020 Mini Catalogue

Welcome to a New Year, a new catalogue and new challenges at CTC!! We are mixing things up this year and our challenges will be running for 2 weeks. The Crew will be doing a weekly hop every Sunday but will be doing the same challenge for 2 weeks.

The 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue started on Friday!! So we are starting off the year by casing your choice of project from the catalogue.

I started from the back of the catalogue and decided to case one of the cards in the Botanical Prints group on page 62.

I cased the card in the middle and used the Peaceful Poppies suite. I went with a Pool Party base and embossed a piece with the new stunning Parisian Flourish embossing folder.

I then stamped a few poppies and poppy backgrounds in Poppy Parade from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I then cut them out using the Painted Labels dies. I also cut out one of the labels for the sentiment which is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. This set is also part of the Peaceful Poppies suite which includes the Painted Poppies Bundle, the Peaceful Moments Bundle, the Peaceful Poppies DSP, Sequins, Whisper White Seam binding ribbon and Peaceful Poppies elements. You can order all these goodies with just the one code!! (153938 in case you need to know!)

I cut out a couple of poppy outlines and leaves using the Poppy Moments dies. You could cut the leaves in two colours to create shading but I decided to keep it the same. I glued together the two layers of leaves and the poppy outlines.

I added a piece of braided burlap trim and then layered up the leaves and flowers. After playing with the layout, I used glue dots on the leaves and dimensionals on the flowers. I then added the sentiment block over the top and added a burlap bow. I added a bit of Wink of Stella onto the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

This card looks so luxurious with that embossing folder! I can’t wait to play with it more.

Next up is the lovely Shannon.

We would love to see your creations from the 2020 January – June Mini Catalogue. This challenge will end on 19 January.

Happy Stamping (and Happy New Year!!)

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CTC256 – It’s a Christmas Twist

Welcome to a fun week of Caseing the Catty!! I haven’t had a chance to join in with the last couple of challenges as it’s that busy time of year!! Last weekend, I went to Sydney for Onstage and was able to catch up with my team. I was lucky to attend Centrestage with my upline and a couple of my stamping friends.

We are trying a different challenge this week and casing an Annual Catalogue layout and give it a Holiday Twist.

It’s always nice to go back through the Annual Catalogue and look closely at all the gorgeous projects. I didn’t get too far in and went with a layout on page 31.

I like the watercoloured background so I used a piece of shimmery white cardstock and did a wash of Garden Green. Once it was dry, I attached to the Real Red card. I really like the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and the sentiment, which I cut out using the Beautiful Boughs dies.

The Real Red ruched ribbon is lovely and works perfectly behind the sentiment. I cut out a few branches and added Ice glitter to the tips.

Next up is the lovely Judy, who I got to hug last week!!

We would love to see your creation casing an Annual Catalogue project and giving a holiday twist over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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