CTC242 – Woven Threads

It feels like we are already entering into Spring!! It’s a bit warmer this weekend!! So nice sitting in the sun being warm!

This week, we are casing the colours from the Woven Threads DSP and then use the cards on page 12 for layout inspiration. The colours are Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White.

I was inspired by the small grouping of cards on page 12 that use the embossing paste.

I got out the Pattern Party decorative masks and went with the circular one. I was going to use the shimmery white embossing paste but sadly it had dried out. I went with the plain white paste instead. I then spritzed the dried piece with Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose. I did try Seaside Spray but it didn’t come out very well. Also my aim seem to go a bit weird so I got splats where I wasn’t aiming! Once it was dry, I then painted it all over with Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

I then stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Pretty Peacock and cut it out using the Merry Christmas thinlits.

Next up is the lovely Rachel!

We would love to see how you are inspired by these colours. Share your creation with us on our Facebook Group.

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CTC241 – Case a layout on page 101

It must be time for the Ekka!! It’s so windy at the moment and it always seems to coincide with the Exhibition being held in Brisbane. I hope everyone in the bottom half of Australia is doing okay with the crazy, cold weather at the moment. Keep safe everyone!!

We are casing the layouts on page 101 of the 2019 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the elephant card on the bottom left.

I love the background of this card. When you look closely, it is one of the smaller Stitched Nested Labels. I went through my stash of dies, looking for a good shape to layer and I found a banner from the Merry Christmas dies which I thought would work. I went through my DSP for a nice background and went with my fav, Woven Threads DSP. My background is Tranquil Tide. I did layer up the banners in case there was an accident!! (It happens sometimes!!) I mounted the banners with dimensionals to raise them up a little bit.

I’ve just received the Cuckoo for You bundle which is soooo cute!! I coloured the clock using a combination of markers and blends in Tranquil Tide, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile and Pool Party. I put an In Colour Faceted Dot on the centre of the clock. For the sentiment, I’ve got a little sneak peak from the Holiday Catalogue. It’s Shimmery Silver ink!! Can’t wait to play with this more!!

I can’t wait to see what Lauren has created.

We would love to see what you have created, so please your creation with us at our Facebook group.

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CTC240 – Everyday Occasions

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

We are casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 12-71 of the 2019 Annual Catalogue.

There are so many great projects in this section, it’s hard to choose just one!

I did manage to choose one though. I went with the layout on page 28 with the circle.

On the same page is the On to Adventure stamp set. I mainly got this set as my dad is a golfer and there is a handsome golfer included in this set.

I used a piece of Call me Clover DSP from the 2018-2020 In Color DSP stack. I went with the diagonal pattern as it looks a little like a golf shirt. I cut out a circle and then created the circle frame using the Stitched Shape dies.

I then stamped my golfer in memento black and coloured with blends. I used Petal Pink, Mango Melody and Smoky Slate. I coloured the grass with an aqua painter in Call Me Clover ink.

I used the Well Said stamp set and matching Well Written dies for the sentiment. I’m all set for Father’s Day early this year!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

I hope you can share your creation with us over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC239 – Changing up a layout

Welcome back to another fun week of Caseing the Catty. I hope you have been enjoying the different challenges we have been trying out.

This week, we are casing one of the layouts on page 103 and changing up the theme. There are five stunning cards to choose from!

I chose to case the cute baby elephant card on the bottom right.

I haven’t used the Perennial Essence DSP yet (shock, horror, I know!!) It’s such gorgeous paper that it’s one of those that are really hard to cut up. But I bit the bullet and dived into my packet.

Instead of stamping on a piece of cardstock, I clear embossed one of the butterflies stamps from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on vellum. I then layered it on top of one of the pieces of DSP.

I cut out the sentiments pieces from Betailed Bands dies and stamped the sentiment from the Healing Hugs stamp set.

Unfortunately, it’s a bit hard to see the clear embossing on it. Here’s another angle.

I hope you like my version of this layout.

Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

We would love to see how you case one of these layouts. Share your creation on our Facebook page.

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Welcome to another fun week of Colour Inkspiration.

This challenge showcases a couple of the new In-colours, Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock and also Petal Pink and Blueberry Bushel.

As I was working out my project, I realised that one of the papers in the Noble Specialty DSP was in Blueberry Bushel. I haven’t used these papers yet so I was excited to get it out! I used it as my background and as my centre piece covered a large portion of it, I used a smaller rectangle die and cut out the middle so that I didn’t waste it.

I cut out a stitched rectangle in Petal Pink and I used the You are Simply Wonderful stamp from the Bloom and Grow stamp set. I used the stamparatus to stamp the image, moving the plate down one step at a time. I haven’t done this technique before but it’s so easy! I think my stamp club ladies will be learning something new this month.

I then stamped one of the floral images from the Bloom & Grow set, cut it out using the Budding Blooms die and coloured it using blender pens and the Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink and Pretty Peacock ink pads. I also covered the flowers with Wink of Stella. I added a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and also a bow.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out! I hope you like it too.

Next up is the lovely Nikki

This challenge will be running for three weeks, so make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook group, here.

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CTC238 – Casing Garden Lane DSP

It’s so fun to play with the colours in our gorgeous Designer Series Papers!! This week, we are casing the colours from the Garden Lane DSP, being Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White. You can also use the layouts from pages 36-38 and 40-41 as inspiration.

When I start with colour challenges, I get out a piece of cardstock in each of the colours and then play around with them to see which combo jumps out at me. What also jumped out of my cardstock was a piece of Mint Macaron embossed with the Tufted embossing folder so that seemed liked a good place to start!!

For my first card, I used Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron. I based my card on the layout from page 36, but it did evolve as I made the card. (I don’t plan out a card before I make it, it just kind of comes together!!)

I was going to add the large flower from the Band Together stamp set, which I embossed in copper on a piece of vellum, then fussy cut out. When I went to assemble the card, it looked better without the flower.

I also cut out a banner from the Detailed Bands die which match the stamp set. I did trim off the tabs at the sides. I also cut out the matching oval and embossed the sentiment in copper.

So I couldn’t waste the flower, so I created another card using a piece of the Garden Lane DSP, Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.

I cut out the sentiment piece from the Detailed Bands die and cut off the side. I just stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz ink. It needed a bow, so I used the Scalloped Lace trim.

Don’t forget if you spend $90 this month, you can earn a $9 voucher to use in August. #buyallthedsp

Next up is my lovely friend, Tina.

Make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook group.

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