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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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CI06 – Colour Inkspiration

I can’t believe that we are back with another Colour Inkspiration challenge for you!  Isn’t the year just flying past!

Our sixth challenge is Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold.  Such a pretty combination.

I decided to use this card for my monthly stamp club.  I have been wanting to show the ladies how to water colour so I started with a piece of water colour paper and my ink pads and started to play from there.  It’s a bit nerve wracking but I’m happy with how it turned out. I then embossed my sentiment from the Watercolour Words stamp set using gold embossing powder.  I think my powder must be getting a bit old as it’s not as shiny as it used to be.

I then layered up my watercolour piece with gold foil and Calypso Coral and then did a little tag on the side using gold sequins.

The ladies were a bit nervous doing their colouring but they all enjoyed it (well I hope they did!).

Next up is the talented Nikki Spencer.  I can’t wait to see what she has created!

I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with these colours.  Make sure you join in the fun at our Facebook Group.  Just click here and join in!

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CTC119 – Sale-a-bration

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I can’t believe that we are halfway through March already!!  Last year seem to go so slow waiting for my trip to New York and now it’s been nearly 5 months since I returned!

It’s finally starting to get a bit cooler here in Queensland.  Bring on Autumn, I say!!

This week we are casing the final section of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, pages 16-19. But don’t worry, Sale-a-bration isn’t finished yet and neither are we!

This section includes the Hey Chick set and I have to admit this is not my favourite set although all the creations I have seen look amazing.  So far, it is actually the most popular SAB stamp set in all the Stampin’ Up! markets.

I decided to case the chicken card on the right on page 15.

I’m having a market stand on the day before Mother’s Day so I’m planning on making a few Mother’s Day cards for all those last minute shoppers.  I went with Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand as my colours and used the Double Take stamp set for the sentiment.  I kept the same Large Polka Dot embossing folder as the original.

I just love the Make a Medallion SAB stamp set and made my circles.  I am slightly addicted to the layering circle framelits at the moment so this set was perfect for me!  To create the banner, I tried the solid love image in Pink Pirouette but it didn’t stand out very well on the Sahara Sand card stock so I used Rose Red and stamped off first then onto the cardstock which turned out much better.  I then stamped the second thin love without stamping off for a darker colour.

It needed a bit of bling, so I added a few rhinestones to the centre of the medallion.

I was then drawn to the Designer Tee samples on page 18 and decided to case the t-shirt card on the right.

 

I like the sentiments in the Designer Tee stamp set although I don’t have the matching framelits.  I had a flip through my DSP and decided to use the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack.  I’ve been practising my watercolour technique and I seem to be getting the knack of it.  Being patient and just waiting for it to dry before adding more colour helps a lot!!

Once again, the layering circle framelits with their complimentary Stitched shapes framelits make an appearance!  I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out!!

Time is running out to earn your favourite sale-a-bration products, so place your qualifying $90 order with me today.  Here’s a link to my online store.  Don’t forget SAB ends on 31 March!

Next up on our hop today is the lovely Kathryn.

Please come and join our Facebook Challenge Group where you can join us and share your projects from the same section of the catalogue.

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CTC113 – Sale-a-bration

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It was a big week with most kids heading back to school and everyone getting back into “normal” routines.  Even though it was a short week as everyone had the day off to celebrate my birthday!! (or maybe, Australia Day!!)  I had a lovely day celebrating with friends, having a picnic at Wynnum Wading Pools.

This week we are caseing the Sale-a-bration catalogue, and specifically pages 4 to 7.

 

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I couldn’t decide what to do!!  I eventually decided to case the balloon card at the top of page 7.

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I just love this dsp!!  Isn’t it nice!  And you can get it for free when you spend $90.  But I didn’t use this paper as I’ve just bought the Oh So Succulent stamp set and matching Succulent framelits and I HAD to use it. (You know what I mean!!)

I used the Succulent Garden DSP as the base layer then stamped and cut the flowers.  It’s my 16th wedding anniversary this week, so I used the love sentiment from the stamp set.  I’m sure my husband will appreciate the flowers and glitter on the card!!  lol!

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Next on the hop is the lovely Kelly Kent.

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Hope you have a great week,

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