CTC162 – Sweet Soiree

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Here in Queensland, school starts for the year tomorrow.  So good luck to all the parents and kids heading back!!  And to all the amazing teachers as well!!

This week’s challenge is the Sweet Soiree section, pages 10-14 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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Isn’t this a pretty suite!!  I do love it but I decided to case one of the other stamp sets in these pages.  I went with the cute little deer card on page 14.

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I don’t have the A Good Day stamp set yet so I went with the Bird Banter stamp set.  I actually googled the colours of parrots to work out a more realistic colouring of the birds.

Firstly, I stamped the birds in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock.

I then used the Pacific Point water colour pencil to create a sky.

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And then grabbed a blender pen and coloured it more.  I then coloured all the birds and blended them.  I created the banner the same as the inspiration card.  Those new scallop punches are so cute!!

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Next up in the lovely Rachel.

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Sale-a-bration is still happening, so if you spend $90 on products in my online store, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  And there are so many lovely products to choose from!!  So hard to pick!!

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CTC159 – Case any project from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Make sure you share your creations from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue on our Facebook group.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!!

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Onstage Presentation – Part 2

Here is the second part of my post about my Onstage Local Presentation in Melbourne. You can check out part one here.

I also created a number of tags using the To and From stamps from the Fruit Basket stamp set and every sheet of the Tutti Frutti DSP stack.  I really love these papers!

I used an assortment of punches and framelits to create these tags.

I hope I have inspired you to create with the Tutti Frutti bundle!

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It seems like Colour Inkspiration challenges come around so quickly!   We have a great combo of colours this week with Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Garden Green.

I recently purchased the Hello Color stamp set and thought this would be a great opportunity to try it out.  I embossed the stamp in silver embossing powder to make it stand out then I got out all my markers and had a little therapy session of colouring!!

It needed a bit of bling so I embossed a piece of silver foil with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  I then added a banner in basic gray and stamped the sentiment on the Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think this is fast becoming my go-to birthday set!

This was a fun card to make!!  I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Crew has created.

Next up is Rachel.

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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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CTC133 – Love and Sympathy

It’s so nice having a new catalogue and starting to play with my new goodies.  We are slowly working our way through the new catalogue and it’s lovely to see all the fabulous creations on the CTC Facebook group.  If you would like to check them out, just click here and join up!  And don’t forget to add your creation as well.

This week, we are casing the Love and Sympathy section, pages 86-101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the grey card on page 101 which used the You’ve Got this stamp set, which I do love. I did want to use a different set and colours, cos I wanted to play with new goodies!!

This catalogue has some amazing new background stamps, and I’ve recently bought Sheet Music as I have a few musical friends and this will be perfect for cards for them.  So straight away, I had to turn the card from landscape to portrait as you can’t have music laying on it’s side!!  I did stamp it in black first but it was too harsh, so I used Sahara Sand instead for a softer look.

I used the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set and the matching Eclectic Layers thinlits.  I’m not sure if the thinlits are meant to cut out the more solid flower but I used it anyway!  I used Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz for the flowers and leaves.  I almost forgot to mention that I put Clear Stella on the cut out flower for a  bit more sparkle.

One of the products I often forget to use is Vellum!  But every time I use it, I wonder why I don’t use it more often.  I cut out a banner using the triple Banner punch and then stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set.

Oh, oh, can you see the new mini sequins!!  They are soooo cute!!  #diedandgonetoheaven #sparklesaremyhappyplace

Now don’t forgot to come and join the group and share your project casing the Love and Sympathy section.

Next up is the lovely Judy.

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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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