CTC176 – Favourite Occasions Project

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It’s back to normal this week, heading back to work on Monday.  I just love it when the alarm clock goes off at 4:15am (NOT!!).  Luckily it was a short week with Anzac Day in the middle so it wasn’t too bad.

We are casing our Favourite Project from the 2018 Occasions catalogue today.

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I decided to keep it pretty similar but I went with the retiring 2016-2018 In-Colours.  I used Flirty Flamingo as the base and made the watercolour background on thick whisper white with Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo.

It looked like the original used gold foil for the cake stand, so I went a bit fancier and used gold glimmer paper.  I then used the rest of the in-colours for the flowers.

I’m so glad that the Cake Soiree stamp set and the matching Sweet Cake Framelits are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue.  If you love them too, make sure you grab them now while they are still listed as a bundle.  You’ll save 10%!

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CTC170 – Tutti Frutti

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I’m about to head into a crazy busy period so this will be my last hop for a couple of weeks.  I’m getting into cake making and I’m making two cakes next weekend for a 40th/70th birthday party.  I’m also volunteering for the Commonwealth Games and have venue training.  Then my niece turns 18 (how did that go so quick!!), so another cake for her and a quick visit to Stanthorpe for a party weekend which is also Easter.  Then the Games get started!  I’m having a week off work after the Games which I think I’ll need for a rest!  I’m tired just thinking about it all!

So this week, we are casing the Tutti Frutti section, pages 28-35, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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I love the colouring projects that are in this section and I really love the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set.  I decided to case the card in the centre of page 34.

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I didn’t change at lot about this card.  I used the Bundle of Love DSP and covered up the gold!  I added a vellum layer and stamped my image onto a piece of thick Very Vanilla.  I coloured my image with a few Stampin’ Blends.

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Don’t forget that there are still a few weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you check out my online store and order today to earn those freebies.

Next up is my lovely friend, Fi.  Can’t wait to see what she has created.

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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you have had a great week!  We’ve had a bit of rain over the last couple of days, which is perfect for guilt free crafting!!

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Did you know that we have also had a second release of SAB items?  There are three/four new items to earn for free!!  There’s a cute Eclectic Expressions stamp set, a stunning pack of specialty DSP – Springtime Foils, and another level 2 freebie, the Blossoming Basket bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder.

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I am attempting to be organised this year and get my blogging projects ready a week before I need them so that I don’t have to rush to get it all done by Sunday.  And I was on track this week but I received a parcel on Friday which included the Blossoming Basket bundle and I had to add an extra project to my blog!

Firstly, I decided to case one of the cards on the cover the 2nd release SAB catalogue that features the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  This DSP has to be one of my favourites!  It features gold foil, rose gold foil and silver foil.  Bling it on!!!

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Isn’t this card just so lovely?  I am also a fan of the Celebrate You thinlits (so glad that these are carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue). Sadly I didn’t have the DSP at the time I made the card, so I used the Petal Palette stamp set and embossed the flowers in copper embossing powder, on thick whisper white cardstock and used the Petals and More thinlits to cut them all out.  I added a banner of Powder Pink and cut the Amazing thinlit in Pear Pizzazz.  I coloured one bunch of flowers using my aqua painter and added a swirl of copper foil.

I added a little banner for the sentiment from the SAB Amazing You stamp set.

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So for my second card, I cased the yellow card but I used Sweet Sugarplum instead.

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I love the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders! The detail is so amazing!! I spritzed a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and ran it through my bigshot and went wow!!

I stamped the basket twice and coloured the base with crumb cake and cut it out.  I then coloured the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  I added a butterfly in Peekaboo Peach.  I also added a bit of stella because, well, I love it!  Oh and I used a Daffodil Delight marker to colour the centre of the flowers.

I added the ticket tear border punch along the edge.  I used the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.

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If you love these items, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 or more order from my online store, here.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia!

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CTC164 – Occasion Kits

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We’ve finally had a couple of cooler days over the weekend, which has been lovely!!

This week we are casing the Occasion Kits section, pages 15-17, of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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There are only a few projects to choose from which made it a bit easier to pick one!!

I cased one of the cards from the Perennial Birthday Project Kit.  This is a gorgeous kit and the box is to die for!!  I may have bought it just for the box!!  I am casing the pink card on page 16.

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I used the card bases from the free Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes that you can earn during Sale-a-bration.  You get 16 cards and envelopes in the pack with 4 cards of each of the 4 colours.  In keeping with the tutti frutti theme, I used the Lots of Labels framelits and cut out the largest frame in the Tutti Frutti DSP stack.

I then cut out a banner in co-ordinating card stock and used my favourite punch, the Triple banner punch.

I used the Bunch of Banner framelits to cut out another banner and stamped it with the birthday sentiment from the Fruit Basket stamp set.

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These cards were so easy to put together!  Don’t you love the Tutti Frutti DSP!

Next up is Rachel, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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CTC163 – Sale-a-bration

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Happy Australia Day!!  Hope you had a lovely day on January 26, celebrating all things Aussie!!  Australia Day is actually my birthday, so we always do something!  This year, we had a nice day pottering around home, and then out to dinner and ice cream with friends.

This week, we are casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  You can choose any of the wonderful projects to case.

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I decided to case one of the cards on the cover of the catalogue, the Calypso Coral Amazing You card on the right.

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I pretty much cased it as is but I changed the colours.  I used the Fresh Florals DSP paper stack and the Powder Pink print.  There’s a lot of subtle details on this card, from the flowers stamped on the background, the silver embossed star burst, the embossed flowers and gentle colouring of the flowers. Then there’s the vellum banner, the twine across the back and the gorgeous amazing you thinlit cut out.  Oh and of course a few rhinestones!!

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I’ve been trying to do more simpler cards this year, but I really think my heart lies with the detailed ones!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Monique.

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Happy Long Weekend, Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!!

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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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Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping!!

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