CTC152 – Painted Autumn and Spooky Nights

Can you believe that it’s the end of October! This year is flying past!!

We are casing the Painted Autumn/Spooky Night Section of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue, pages 48-55.  Halloween isn’t celebrated a lot in Australia although there seems to be more happening each year.  I’m not a fan, so I decided to case a project that used the Painted Autumn DSP.

 

Even though we are heading (very quickly!) into summer, I love the autumn theme of this dsp.  I am casing the centre card on page 51 of the catalogue.

I used the Painted Autumn DSP as the background.  I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp to create the floral scene.  I stamped the flowers in Early Espresso.  I made sure the ink was dry and then I coloured the flowers with the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend pens.  I love the really crisp look of the pens.  I also stamped the larger flower in Daffodil Delight and outlined the seams with the darker Blend and then added some Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

I used the large birthday sentiment from Happiest of Days but using the Early Espresso marker to only ink up the sentiment and not the greenery.  I then cut it out with one of the Stitched Shape Oval framelits.

To create the bow, I used the Copper trim and stretched it out to make it look a bit fuller.

Here’s a close up of the detail.

 

I really enjoyed making this card!  It’s nice to do something other than Christmas!

Next up is fellow cat lover, Peta.

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CTC150 – Favourite Big Shot project

Here we are back at another week of Caseing the Catty.  We are casing our Favourite Big Shot project from the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

There are so many great big shot projects in this catalogue.  I couldn’t believe how many dies are in it.  It was hard to decide which project to choose!

I decided to go with the Tags and Trimmings bundle on page 15, using the Trim Your Stocking thinlits and the matching stamp set, Tags & Trimmings.

Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see an advent calendar with these cute stockings!  Sadly, I don’t have the time to make 25 of them!!  But I can make 3!  I decided to make a Joy banner instead.

Sadly you can’t tell that the baubles are sparkly!  I’ve used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

I just love the mini dimensionals.  They are so handy to use with the Large Letters framelits.

I used the new Quilted Christmas ribbon to make a little loop for the red tinsel trim to go through.  The photo really doesn’t do it justice to show how lovely it is.

Next up my amazing friend, Rose.  Happy Birthday for yesterday!

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CTC149 – Year of Cheer

I had a lovely day of crafting on Saturday and made lots of cards!  It’s always nice to play in the craft room knowing all the jobs are done and have a clear conscience!!

This week we are casing the Year of Cheer suite, pages 36 -47, of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

There are so many lovely stamps and papers in this section and I have lots of these goodies that I haven’t had much opportunity to play with.  I decided to case the card on page 36 which uses the gorgeous Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder.

I decided to go with a gold theme, although I kept it pretty similar to the original.  Have you seen the Year of Cheer washi tape?  It’s so lovely.  I’ve used the one with a few colours in it.

The sentiment comes from the Christmas Happiness stamp set and I’ve embossed it in gold.  I punched a circle from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and another from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  Make sure when you use the acetate that you peel off the protective layer of film.  It makes it look much better without it!

Of course, I used gold mini sequins.

I love how this has turned out!!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC148 – Kits and Memories & More

Those of us in Queensland are flying into Summer this year!  It has been so hot this week, although today it has cooled down today fortunately.

We are casing the Kits and Memories & More sections of the 2017 Holiday catalogue and the 2017-2018 Annual catalogue.

I love all the Stampin’ Up! kits.  They are great for stampers of all levels of experience.  I always use a kit each year to give my Pop for his birthday.  It’s hard to know what to get a 93 year old, so on his birthday, he gets Christmas cards and for Christmas, he gets Birthday cards to last him the year for all the family.

It’s his birthday next week, so I made the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit for him.  Check out the kit on page 33 on the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

So you need the kit and the matching stamp set, Watercolor Christmas, and some dimensionals and fine tip glue pen.  I always sort out all the pieces first and then did the stamping.  Oh and a stamp-a-ma-jig for making sure the stamps are straight.

 


All of these cards have great layouts but I decided to case the last one using the Whole lot of Lovely DSP and the Sending Love stamp set.

 

I think this turned out pretty nice!  What do you think?

Oh and speaking of DSP, did you know that Stampin’ Up! are having a sale this month where if you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you can get another for free!

Next up is my lovely friend across the pond, Jackie Noble.

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CTC147 – Christmas Around the World

Well Summer has hit with a vengeance!!  It’s 27.5 degrees today but it feels hotter.  What is Summer going to be like!!

We are casing the Christmas Around the World section, pages 28-35 of the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

As I was flipping through the pages of this weeks’ section, I got excited to see that it included the Snowflake Sentiments bundle!

I’ve recently purchased this set so this was my first opportunity to try it out.  I am casing the box on page 35 but making it as a card.

I had a couple of attempts and it took me a while to punch out the little pieces!  There’s a lot of confetti happening at my place today!

I used the Be Merry DSP from the Annual Catalogue for the strip across the middle.    I also love the sentiments in this stamp set especially the large Season’s Greeting.

Once I got all the little pieces out, this card actually didn’t take too long to put together.

Next up is the lovely Rose.

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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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