CTC309 – Casing a Bundle

Have you noticed that at the back of the catalogues, there are pages of samples showing off all the bundles that are also spread out through the catty. Well, we are casing these gorgeous pages this week!

It’s nice to be able to see more samples and ideas of how to use each bundle. I decided to case the Art Gallery Bundle picture on page 77.

I started off with embossing the Pearlescent Specialty paper with the Painted Texture embossing folder. I used the Beautiful Brushstrokes dies to create the flowers in Cherry Cobbler and Blushing Bride. Once I assembled the flowers with fine tip glue, I sponged each one with blending brushes. And of course, I had to add Wink of Stella over the top.

I then played with the layout and committed with glue once I was happy. I then used the dark Cherry Cobbler blends to create a red ribbon using the Metallic Edge ribbon. The sentiment is from the Brushed Blooms stamp set and cut out using the Tasteful Labels dies.

It looks more sparkly in real life and I love it!

Next up is the lovely Julia. I always love to see what she has created!

We would love to see your case of the bundles at the back of the catalogue, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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I’m so happy that I had a chance to join in this gorgeous challenge! We have such a pretty colour combo and a stunning picture.

Isn’t it a stunning image!! And the colours are Gold, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss.

I was inspired by the image to try and recreate it using the Today’s Tiles stamp set and Gilded Leafing. I stamped the main tile stamp on each colour of cardstock in the matching ink and then cut them all up. I think this part of making the card took the longest!

I then cut out a piece of Whisper White and stuck a piece of the multi-adhesive sheets very carefully over the top. I then worked out a pattern with the tiles and attached them. The final step was to gold it up with the gilded leafing. Firstly, I turned off the fan to make sure it didn’t get blown all over the place!! Although there’s still a few bits on my desk now! I layered it on a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Today’s Tiles stamp set and cut out using the Tasteful Labels dies.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

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CTC308 – Sand & Sea

I’m hoping that we have turned a corner and the cooler weather is coming! It was hot at the start of the week, but has been a bit cooler the last couple of days. Thank goodness!! It’s no fun crafting when you feel all hot and sweaty!!

We are casing the colours of the Sand & Sea DSP, which are Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray and So Saffron. This DSP is just so lovely and the colours on their own are gorgeous as well!

Now you don’t have to use the DSP or even the stamp set for this challenge. I did use a piece of the Sand & Sea DSP for my background and I then selected my cardstock using this as inspiration. I used the Lacy Petals dies and created two flowers in Melon Mambo and So Saffron. I also used the Tasteful Labels dies for the sentiment piece. The sentiment is from the Delicate Petals and is stamped in So Saffron.

I am loving these flowers, they are so pretty and so easy to put together!!

Next up is Peta. I wonder what Marvi got up to this week!!

We would love to see your creations, so please share over on our Facebook group.

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CTC307 – Sale-a-bration

Can you believe that we are at the end of February already? I can’t wait for the weather to get a bit cooler, it’s been so humid the last couple of days!

We are at the end of Sale-a-bration but we are doing one last hop to showcase the great freebies you can receive. As you may know, Sale-a-bration is only running for 2 months now but it will be back in July with a different range of goodies.

I noticed this cute card on page 10 which shows off the gorgeous designer series papers in the SAB catalogue.

There are four great packs of designer series paper in the latest Sale-a-bration catalogue. Starting with the Oh So Ombre DSP, I added a piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, stamped a sentiment from the Punch Party stamp set (SAB hostess set) and punched out using the Label Me Fancy punch.

Next is the Paper Blooms DSP. I used a piece of Fine Art Ribbon and the sentiment is from Approaching Perfection SAB stamp set.

Next up is the Flower & Field DSP, which I paired with a sentiment from the Punch Party stamp set and the Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

Last but not least, is the super cute Berry Delightful DSP. This would have to be my very favourite paper from this batch. I’ve used the scalloped Tulle Ribbon and the matching Berry Blessings stamp set. As the sentiment was a bit longer, I used the Timeless Label stamp set.

Here’s a look at them together.

You have until the end of today (Sunday 28 February) to earn your freebies. Spend $90 in any of our amazing catalogues and you can choose from any of the goodies in the Sale-a-bration. (There are a couple of items that you need to spend $180 to receive).

Next up is the lovely Sandra all the way in New Zealand.

We would love to see your creations so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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