CTC324 – Case a retiring mini project

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty!! I hope if you have been caught up in lockdowns, that you’ve been able to get some crafting done. Fortunately, where I live hasn’t been affected so far.

We are casing a retiring mini project today. As you may know the January June 2020 Mini Catalogue ends at the end of June so a number of great products are retiring.

I love the Kangaroo & Company bundle although I haven’t used it a lot. I’m still keeping this one as it is just so cute!!

I decided to case the card on page 17 which features circles.

I based my card colours on the Sand & Sea DSP and used Melon Mambo and So Saffon. I just randomly cut out circles using the Layering circles dies and then cut out the border circles in So Saffron. I coloured the kangaroos using blends and cut them out using the Kangaroo dies. Aren’t those little butterflies cute!!!

I’ll be sad to see the end of the January June mini catalogue but the next one sure looks good!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Rachel.

Please share your creation on over at our Facebook group.

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CTC323 – It’s a foodie theme

I got to go to a craft show this week with my mum. It wasn’t as big as they have been in the past but it was nice to see all the exhibitors and see lots of new goodies. I love to papercraft but I also do lots of other crafts like cross stitch, diamond painting, embroidery, patchwork and sashiko. I got a few kits from My Felt Lady to make up and I can’t wait for my holidays in a couple of weeks time to have a play!!

We have a fun case this week, where we are casing projects that feature food!

Now I’m not really into the food/fruit stamps so I don’t have any but that’s not reason to not case a foodie card! I thought the card on page 43 would be a great card to case and use the In Bloom bundle which I just purchased.

I do like the gingham paper so I look through my stash and used one of the striped pieces from the You’re a Peach DSP. I based my colours on the DSP, so I used Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Bumblebee. I cut out a few flowers from the Pierced Blooms dies and a couple of leaves. I love that Stampin’ Up! are bringing out dies that have multiples of the same die so that you can run them both through at the same time. I attached the leaves and flowers using glue dots with the card in a portrait style but then I turned the card landscape and found the perfect place for the sentiment which is from the In Bloom stamp set.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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

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CTC322 – Case Birthday

It’s got a bit chilly in Queensland this week! It’s nice to be snuggly at night, not quite so fun getting up at 4:45am for work!

We are casing the Birthday section of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, pages 60-67.

I’m a sucker for a wreath so when I saw the card on page 63 with the butterfly wreath, I knew that was the card for me!

I wanted to have another play with the Pretty Perennials stamp set which is retiring from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I started off using the 2021-2022 In Colour DSP as the background, in Fresh Freesia. I love these papers to add a bit of detail but they aren’t too overwhelming.

I then cut out 2 Stitched Rectangles to create the frame and attached using the foam adhesive strips. I then stamped in Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink, the smallest flower from the Pretty Perennials stamp set and cut out using the Perennial Petals dies. I added dimensionals and made a funny shaped circle!! I coloured some rhinestones using the dark Polished Pink blends to add to the centre of the flowers. The long banner is from the Bloom Dies and the sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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

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I had a surprise visitor this week. The wonderful Bronwyn Eastley and her husband Brett are travelling through Queensland and are on the way back down to Tasmania. We had a lovely stamping session then headed to Mt Tamborine for lunch.

Our challenge this week is from a beautiful image which was found here.

So our colours are Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen. You may also add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Black and metallics to your project. We also allow ‘Ivory’ and ‘Bronze’ in the Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU substitute (ie: Pumpkin Pie instead of Calypso Coral … you get the drift).

The Artistically Inked stamp set has a really interesting “blotch” so I thought I would have a go with making my own background. And I have to say I was so impressed with how it turned out!! I stamped the little dots in Evening Evergreen.

The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and the die is from Tasteful Labels.

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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