CTC125 – Favourite Big Shot Project

I can’t believe how fast this year is flying past!  We already have the retirement list out and, as demonstrators, we have already seen the next annual catalogue!

However, we are still enjoying the Occasions catalogue for another few more weeks yet! This week, we are casing our favourite big shot projects from the 2017 Occasions catalogue.

When I first saw the catalogue, I loved the Birthday Blast stamp set and the matching Star Blast edgelits. I was so excited when I won the stamp set at Prize Patrol at Onstage in November.  But I haven’t used it as much as I thought I would.  Unfortunately, this set is retiring at the end of May so make sure you grab yours soon.

I have cased both of the cards on page 11 of the catalogue.  I kept the same layout but I used some of the outgoing In-Colours.

I used Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron for the top card.  To jazz it up, I coloured the top star burst with Clear Wink of Stella.

For the next card, I did two versions, one with a silver doily and the other gold.  I can’t decide which one I like the best!  I used Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron for both cards.  Both cards were really easy to put together quickly.  Oh and if you love sequins, all colours are retiring so make sure you grab them soon.  But don’t fret, there’s something super cute to replace them!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Tricia.

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CTC123 – Easter

It’s been an exciting weekend for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world.  We have just had Onstage 2017 which is a fun time for demonstrators to get together, all at the same time throughout the world, and we have just seen the next Annual Catalogue!  Yes, I have a copy in my hot little hands!!  But I’m not sharing it with you just yet.  You’ll have to wait until 1 June.

I also got to catch up with some of the CTC Crew in Sydney which was great!  Nothing like meeting up in person.  Here’s Liz Gross and I.  Bronwyn Eastley and I were shopping and ran into Liz!!

 

So back with the program!!  We are casing Easter projects this week.

I was flipping through the Annual Catalogue (gee, I should do that more often) and I came across this cute acorn thank card on page 36.

I decided to case the card at the top.  I used the same Sparkle embossing folder with a whisper white cardstock base.  Instead of using burlap ribbon, I decided to use a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock and cut it with the fringe scissors to make some grass.  I just love the Basket Bunch stamp set and the matching Basket Builder framelits.  The bunnies are just so cute!!

I stamped the bunny, eggs, birds and flowers in memento ink and cut them out with the framelits.  I coloured them using the blender pens and So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pool Party and Calyspo Coral ink.

To create the sentiment, I used a combination of stamp sets.  Happy is from Endless Birthday Wishes and Easter is from Crazy about You stamp set.

 

I’m hoping my nieces’ like the card as their Easter present will be inside!!  Not chocolate but tickets to a concert!!  Best.Auntie.Ever

Enjoy our hop this weekend!!  And Happy Easter!!

Next up is the gorgeous Kelly Kent!!

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CTC122 – Falling in Love

I have been looking forward to casing this section for weeks as it has my favourite ever DSP in it!!

We are casing the Falling in Love section, pages 50-54 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

I decided to case the card on the bottom of page 52.  These thinlits are just so beautiful.  I hadn’t actually used this floral piece prior to this card and I don’t know why I waited!!

Of course, my favourite paper, the Falling in Love DSP had to make an appearance!!  I cut out the thinlits with the dsp and then selected one of the background sheets for the lower portion.  I felt it need something to make it pop, so I used the Falling Petals embossing folder.  I did put some Stella on the banner and on some of the little embossed hearts.

There are just so many pretty cards in this section that I couldn’t just stop with one!  I also cased the gift bag on the right hand side on page 50.

I didn’t want to make a gift bag so I turned it into a card.  I cut out the hearts banner from the thinlits and added some lace and gold ribbon for a pretty touch.  I just got the Falling Flowers bundle so I had to use the framelits for the gold leaves and the pink pirouette flowers.  I used the Beautiful You stamp set for the sentiment.

I’m really happy with how this one turned out!

Next up is my lovely sister line, Mel Pagano, who I get to see next weekend at Onstage in Sydney!!

 

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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.

Time is running out to earn your favourite sale-a-bration products, so place your qualifying $90 order with me today.  Here’s a link to my online store.  Don’t forget SAB ends on 31 March!

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

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CTC119 – Sale-a-bration

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I can’t believe that we are halfway through March already!!  Last year seem to go so slow waiting for my trip to New York and now it’s been nearly 5 months since I returned!

It’s finally starting to get a bit cooler here in Queensland.  Bring on Autumn, I say!!

This week we are casing the final section of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, pages 16-19. But don’t worry, Sale-a-bration isn’t finished yet and neither are we!

This section includes the Hey Chick set and I have to admit this is not my favourite set although all the creations I have seen look amazing.  So far, it is actually the most popular SAB stamp set in all the Stampin’ Up! markets.

I decided to case the chicken card on the right on page 15.

I’m having a market stand on the day before Mother’s Day so I’m planning on making a few Mother’s Day cards for all those last minute shoppers.  I went with Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand as my colours and used the Double Take stamp set for the sentiment.  I kept the same Large Polka Dot embossing folder as the original.

I just love the Make a Medallion SAB stamp set and made my circles.  I am slightly addicted to the layering circle framelits at the moment so this set was perfect for me!  To create the banner, I tried the solid love image in Pink Pirouette but it didn’t stand out very well on the Sahara Sand card stock so I used Rose Red and stamped off first then onto the cardstock which turned out much better.  I then stamped the second thin love without stamping off for a darker colour.

It needed a bit of bling, so I added a few rhinestones to the centre of the medallion.

I was then drawn to the Designer Tee samples on page 18 and decided to case the t-shirt card on the right.

 

I like the sentiments in the Designer Tee stamp set although I don’t have the matching framelits.  I had a flip through my DSP and decided to use the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack.  I’ve been practising my watercolour technique and I seem to be getting the knack of it.  Being patient and just waiting for it to dry before adding more colour helps a lot!!

Once again, the layering circle framelits with their complimentary Stitched shapes framelits make an appearance!  I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out!!

Time is running out to earn your favourite sale-a-bration products, so place your qualifying $90 order with me today.  Here’s a link to my online store.  Don’t forget SAB ends on 31 March!

Next up on our hop today is the lovely Kathryn.

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CTC118 – Cool Treats

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I can’t believe that we are in March already!  But yay for Autumn!!  Although I wish it would start to get a bit cooler.

Here we are with another Caseing the Catty challenge.  We are casing the Cool Treats section of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  This section is huge from pages 32-45.

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I don’t have the Cool treats set, although I do have the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP which is sooo cute!  I decided to case the blue card on the right with the lace on the sides.

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I love this layout.  I used the Suite Sentiments stamp set for my sentiment and the Balloon from the Up and Away thinlits cut out from the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.   I sponged the background in pool party.  I did use watermelon wonder but my photo has come out a bit red than I intended!  I also used some Stella on the balloon for some extra sparkle!  (You know I love my sparkle!!)

 

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There were so many lovely cards in this section that I had to do another one as well.  I cased the card on page 41.

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I love a shaker card but I decided not to do that part on this card.  I wanted to try a different colour combo (although now that I look at the original, it doesn’t look much different!) so I went to My Create Ink for suggestions.

It came up with Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, So Saffron and Blushing Bride. Once I had the colours, I felt it said baby card to me.

Don’t you just love the debossed look?  I love it and it looks fab with the stamping over the top.

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Next up on the hop is Judy May.  Can’t wait to see what she has created!

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CTC117 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you are enjoying all the amazing Sale-a-bration stamps and products!  Especially given the fact that they are all free!!

We are caseing the Sale-a-bration catalogue again this week, pages 12-15.

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I was inspired by the card in the middle on page 12, featuring the Tasty Trucks stamp set.

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I decided to use the new Sale-a-bration stamp set, Make a Medallion as I hadn’t inked it up yet.  I also wanted to use the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper (which is also a new SAB freebie).  I went to the My Creak Ink site and put in Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White and it came up a few suggestions.  I decided to go with Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Island Indigo.

I used the same Sparkle embossing folder as it’s cute.  I then stamped the medallions using Island Indigo and Mint Macaron and the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.  To cut out the circles, I used the Layering Circle famelits.  I just love the scallops!!

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Here’s a close up of the circle. It’s so sparkly!!

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Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia.

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Hope you have a great week,

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