CTC321 – Case a mini catty layout and turn into a boy card

Hope you have had a great week! It’s starting to get quite chilly at night but the days are lovely.

We are casing layouts from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue and giving them a male twist.

In case you don’t know, the mini catalogue is retiring at the end of June and there are some amazing specials to be had. Check out my online store to see what’s on sale.

I decided to case the heart card on page 10.

I’ve just purchased the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks as I’ve been influenced by our felllow CTC members! So of course, I had to play with them this week. I used a blending brush and Misty Moonlight ink to create a dotty background. I added a couple of strips of the Gold Metallic Specialty DSP down the sides to add a bit of bling. I cut out a shape from the Tasteful Labels dies and added some retired gold twine behind in. The Happy Birthday is from the Art Gallery stamp set and the Dad is from the stamp set from the new For the Guys card kit. This is such a great set, it includes Grandpa, Uncle, Son, Brother and Grandson.

Next up is the lovely Julia. I can’t wait to see what she has created.

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

Happy Stamping

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CTC320 – Case All Occasions

We are casing the All Occasions section of the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalogue this week. I’ve had to work all weekend, so I’m early getting my post done this week. I hope the next few days are great!!

There are so many great projects in these pages, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one.

I decided to go with casing the cards on page 13. I love the idea of creating a mirror image of the flowers.

I went with the Prized Peony stamp set and stamped it in Sahara Sand and coloured using Old Olive and Fresh Fressia blends. I then die cut it using the Peony dies.

The base of my card is Fresh Fressia. I also cut a smaller piece that I embossed using one of the Meadow Moments embossing folders. I just got the mini die cutting machine and it’s sooooo cute!! You need one of these in your life!!

I then cut an Old Olive rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies and a basic white rectangle from the rectangle dies. The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.

Next up is my talented friend, Tina.

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

Happy Stamping

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CI100 – It’s a Celebration!

We are celebrating our 100th Colour Inkspiration Challenge tonight!! How exciting!! Colour INKspiration was founded by Bronwyn Eastley in 2017 who put together a crew of 25. We still have 8 original members on the Colour INKspiration Crew and I’m one of them!! Our first challenge CI#01 was on January 11, 2017.

In honour of Bronwyn, she has selected a beautiful image of the Bridestowe Lavender Farm in Tasmania (that’s where Bron lives!!). Isn’t it a stunning photo. I’ve been to the Lavender Farm and it’s even better in real life.

So our colours this week are Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness and Bermuda Bay.

I decided to play with my new Art in Bloom Bundle which includes the Art in Bloom stamp set, Blooms dies and also the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder. Yes that’s 3 items in the one bundle!!

I started off using the embossing folder. Oh I love using folders!! I embossed twice in Bermuda Bay and Magenta Madness. Then I used the bloom dies to cut out the flowers. And it’s one die so it’s super easy to get everything lined up properly. I attached the cut out flowers to the Bermuda Bay piece just using Stampin’ Seal. I added a long banner using the new Gold Metallic specialty paper and then the sentiment from the Art in Bloom stamp set. I also added some gold flowers for extra bling.

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.

A big thank you to Bronwyn and now Lou for looking after the Challenge and for all your inspiration!

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CTC319 – Case a Technique – Embossing

Welcome to another fun week of casing our fabulous catalogues!! We have a great challenge this week, where we are casing a technique and in particular, embossing. There are a couple of type of embossing. You can use embossing powder which can add shine and bling to your card. Then there’s using embossing folders. I still get a thrill when I emboss a piece of card stock!

I wanted to have a play with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder which is just so pretty!! I’ve cased a card on page 41 which shows embossing with vellum.

This embossing folder looks amazing with vellum. Well, any folder looks amazing with vellum!!

So I started with a Just Jade cardstock base and added my embossed vellum piece. I cut out a piece of the Hand Penned DSP with the Scalloped Contours dies (these are quickly becoming a new favourite!!). The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather and is from the Encircled in Friendship stamp set. I’ve cut this out using another favourite, the Tasteful labels dies.

I can’t wait to see what Tina has created next!!

We would love to see your creation over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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