CTC177 – Favourite Retiring Item

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If you are a Queenslander, you’ll be enjoying a long weekend!  More time for crafting!!  If not, you should move here!

We are casing our Favourite retiring item from either catalogue this week.

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I love the You’ve Got This stamp set and I’m really sad to see it go.  I love how it has a distressed background stamp and then of course, the beautiful flower stamp.

I was inspired by the card on page 101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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I used Wisteria Wonder as the base of the card and I stamped the distressed background stamp twice on a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I embossed the flower in silver on watercolour paper and coloured it using the retired Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends and the continuing Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I then cut it out and added lots of dimensionals on the back.  I added a bow using Powder Pink finely woven ribbon.

I then stamped the sentiment in Powder pink on matching cardstock and used the 1 3/4″ circle punch.

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I will be sad to see this set go but I think there will be lots of lovely news ones to play with!!

Next up we are heading over the pond to Sandra in New Zealand.  Can’t wait to see what she has created!

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I hope you can share your favourite retiring projects from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogues with us on our Facebook page.

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Happy Stamping

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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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Colour Inkspiration 9

It’s amazing how quickly each Colour Inkspiration challenge comes around!!

This next challenge is gorgeous!!  Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party.

I wanted to play with the new stamp set that I received when I attended the recent Centrestage leadership event at Onstage in Sydney.  The Crafting Forever stamp set is the new Angel Policy stamp set but it’s perfect for crafters!!

I added in crumb cake as paint brushes and wooden pins need to be brownish and not red or blue!  I did a practice stamp on a piece of paper before committing to cardstock and I was happy with the layout.  I cut out one of the pins and popped it onto a dimensional for a bit of extra height.

I usually layer up my sentiments but I decided to stick with a whisper white circle to keep the focus on the brushes.

You don’t have to wait too much longer to get your hands on this stamp set.  It will be available from June 1 which is only 22 sleeps away!!

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Nicole!!

Don’t forget that you can join in with the challenge at our Facebook group.

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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.

Don’t forget that you can also join in with our weekly challenge on our Facebook Group.  Make sure you come and check it out!!

 

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