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.
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.
Welcome to a fun week at Caseing the Catty. This week, we are casing a layout from page 151.
So there are five projects on this page to choose from. I went with the card on the top right with the horse on it.
This is such a versatile layout. I’m on a Bird Ballad DSP roll at the moment and so I went with one piece on the left and then stamped the flowers and leaves on the right. I added a piece of linen ribbon and tied a bow with the Mossy Meadow linen thread which are both from the Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack.
I stamped the sentiment in Pool Party and punched it out using the Story Label punch.
I was on a roll with this layout so I made another one with the Magnolia Lane DSP and the Magnolia Blooms stamp set from the Experience Creativity brochure. I used the Timeless Label punch for this one.
Next up is the lovely Judy. I can’t wait to see her stunning creation.
Come and share your creation with us over on at our Facebook group.
Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty. It’s a wonderful rainy day today, just perfect for crafting!! Who am I kidding, any weather is good for crafting!!
This week, we are casing the Love, Thanks & Support section, pages 72-97 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.
There’s lots of choose from! I didn’t get too far in and went with a card on page 79.
This layout is very easy to duplicate. I decided to use the Bird Ballad DSP instead of a stamped image as the birds on the paper are just too cute. (And I didn’t want to do any fussy cutting either!). I layered the dsp with Pool Party cardstock. I cut a frame using the Layering Squares dies in Daffodil Delight cardstock. I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to lift up the frame.
I cut a strip of vellum cardstock and used the Triple Banner punch to create a banner. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay. The sentiment is from the Incredible Like You stamp set, which I discovered has retired after I had written my post!
I added a bow using the Scalloped Lace Trim which is just so pretty.
Next up is the lovely Tina. I can’t wait to see what she has created.
We would love to see your creation from this section. Just add it over on our Facebook page.
Can you believe that this is our last hop and challenge for the year!! A big thank you for hopping with us over the year. We really appreciate your comments and for joining in with our challenges.
For our last challenge, we are casing any project from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
There are so many lovely projects in this catalogue that it was hard to choose. But one of my favourite sets has been the Christmas Quilt bundle. I’m really sad that it is not carrying over.
I decided to case the Red peace card in the centre of the page 4.
The Quilted Christmas DSP is so lovely, I’ve really struggled to cut it! But I did manage a few cuts for these cards!! I decided to make 2, one more of a direct case with a few changes, then the other with more.
I hope you are inspired to do some “quilting” with this bundle!! But don’t miss out as it will be gone soon!!! Just click on the link to go to my online store, here.
Next up is my lovely friend, Rose. I can’t wait to see what gorgeousness she has created this week.
Make sure you share your creations from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue on our Facebook group.
I hope you are going well with your Christmas shopping. I finished mine this week! Woo hoo!! Well, I might get my husband a couple of other little things, but I’ve got all the main shopping done.
We are having a fun challenge this week at Caseing the Catty. Our challenge is to case a project from the page that is your age (or the age you would like to be!).
So I’m casing a project from page 43 of the 2017 Holiday catalogue. I went with the card on the top left corner.
I liked the idea of stamping on the background with a piece of vellum over the top. I used the Christmas Happiness stamp set and stamped the branch in Wild Wasabi. I then cut out a piece of vellum and embossed the sentiment from Festive Phrases in gold embossing powder.
I added a square of whisper white behind the sentiment so that you could see it clearly. I then added a Green sprig and tied it with gold ribbon. It’s a fairly simple card but I’m happy with how it came out!
Next up is the amazing Peta!
Make sure you join in and share your project on our Facebook group.
We only have one more week of Casing the Catty to go for this year! We will be having a short break but will be back early in January.
Can you believe that in only 3 weeks, we will be preparing for the best day of the year!! Can’t wait!! (Although I have so much to do between now and then!!)
This week, we are casing a colour combo from either the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
I’m still needing Christmas cards, so I turned to the 2017 Holiday catalogue. I decided to go with a non-traditional combination which I found on page 35.
Isn’t silver and Pool Party amazing!
I don’t usually start with the end in mind (well, except for the fact that it will be a card! lol!) and today was no exception! I decided to use the embossing paste and coloured it with a few drops of Pool Party ink. I also added in a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter. I then remembered that I got some Silver embossing paste in my pre-order of the 2018 Occasions catalogue, so I decided to give it a go as well. As I’m needing a few more cards, I made two of each base.
The silver is a slightly different texture to the regular embossing paste and it took a bit longer to dry.
Whilst I was waiting for the bases to dry, I had a look through my Christmas framelits. I decided to go with the retiring Quilt Builder framelits. I haven’t actually used the framelit which embossing quilting lines so I decided to make that my feature. And it looks amazing on silver foil!! The flower is also from the same set of framelits.
To create the banner at the bottom, I used the dotty thinlit from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits and added a strip of white cardstock down the middle, which I stamped with the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set.
Here’s all the cards that I made.
Next up is the talented Peta.
Make sure you join in with us and add your entry to our Facebook group. Just click on the image to go to the group.