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

Hope you have a great week,

Happy Stamping

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CTC111 – Sale-a-bration

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Don’t you just love freebies!  I certainly do!!  Especially when it comes to stamps and paper!

We are casing the brand new Sale-a-bration catalogue this week.  Don’t you just love the Inside the Lines DSP.  Too die for!!

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I have decided to case the layout of the square card on page ?

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I kinda made it rather large, just folded a piece of a4 cardstock in half and trimmed it to make a square.  But that’s ok, I wanted to show case the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.  I couldn’t decide which ice-cream to choose, so I went with them all.  I added a pool party matt as I wanted to make the squares “pop”.  I used the hello stamp from the Vertical Garden stamp set using Watermelon Wonder and shadowed it with Chocolate Chip to match the colours in the DSP.

I layered the banner on a strip of Watermelon Wonder and added a bow using the silver ribbon from the free SAB metallic ribbon combo. Oh, and I used the Banner Triple punch to create the banner.

I even made a matching envelope and STAMPED it!!  Lol, I always forget about the envelope. And you know what, I’ve even sent it out already!!

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I hope you like my card.  Next on the hop is the amazing Mel Pagano.

 

 

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Don’t forget that we have moved our challenges to our new Facebook Group, CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenges, so make sure you pop over and join in over there!!  It’s certainly been great this week seeing everyone join in.

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CTC109 – Case Anything

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Can you believe that it is only a week until Christmas!!!  This time next week, we will be sitting in a happy food coma in the air conditioning!!

I’ve still got a little bit of shopping to do and a few more cards to send out and then I’m all prepared!!

This week at Case-ing the Catty, we could choose to case anything we liked in the 2016 Holiday catalogue or the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.  I really like the This Christmas Specialty DSP (and I still have lots of it left!!) and I still need a few more Christmas cards, so I decided to case the card at the bottom of page 26 on the right hand side.

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You can’t tell from the big picture but this card also uses the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing folder which is just so nice.  I’ve kept my card pretty much the same, I’ve just used different papers of the DSP and I didn’t fussy cut quite as much.  My excuse, it’s hot at home today and I wanted to get into the air-con!!  (Note to self:  must look into air-con for the craft room).ctc109-e

I did put a bit of Stella on the flowers for a bit of bling as well.

I hope you have enjoyed hopping with Case-ing the Catty this year.  I have certainly enjoyed creating for it!!  We will be back on 8 January 2017 and sharing our projects from the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a lovely time celebrating with your family.

Next on the hop is the lovely Rachel.

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Don’t forget you can still join in and share your projects.  Just click on the link below to visit our post with all the dets.

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Merry Christmas!!

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CTC93 – Artistic Expressions

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Sunday’s just come around so quickly, don’t they!!  I’ve been doing some shift work for a few weeks and had my first night shift in 18 months last night.  Fortunately, I’m doing this post early so hopefully it will make some sense!!

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We are back casing the Artistic Expressions section in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 92-157.  There are so many amazing samples to choose from in this section!!

I love the cards in the Irresistibly Floral Suite on page 126 (See the pic above).  I love the colours and the flowers, although I haven’t actually bought this set yet.  It’s on the list!!  I decided to case the card on the top left and the gift bag on the bottom left.  As I don’t have the set, I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the matching Flourish thinlits instead.  The Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP is simply gorgeous.  You can sponge it or colour it however you like, or even leave it white, either way it’s a winner!!

I decided to turn the bag into a card and change the orientation of the layout.  The Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo is sooo lovely!!  I also added some pearls as you always need bling.

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For my second card, I sponged the dsp with 3 colours, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party.  Next time, I think I will use a lighter hand as it’s very bright.

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I love the Flourish thinlits to create the flowers, I think I should use them more often.

Next on the hop is my lovely friend, Tricia.

 

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If you would like to join in with us, just create a project using one of the sections we are casing this month, and add your link in.

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