CTC158 – It’s my age page!

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I hope you are going well with your Christmas shopping.  I finished mine this week!  Woo hoo!! Well, I might get my husband a couple of other little things, but I’ve got all the main shopping done.

We are having a fun challenge this week at Caseing the Catty.  Our challenge is to case a project from the page that is your age (or the age you would like to be!).

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So I’m casing a project from page 43 of the 2017 Holiday catalogue.  I went with the card on the top left corner.

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I liked the idea of stamping on the background with a piece of vellum over the top.  I used the Christmas Happiness stamp set and stamped the branch in Wild Wasabi.  I then cut out a piece of vellum and embossed the sentiment from Festive Phrases in gold embossing powder.

I added a square of whisper white behind the sentiment so that you could see it clearly.  I then added a Green sprig and tied it with gold ribbon.  It’s a fairly simple card but I’m happy with how it came out!

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We only have one more week of Casing the Catty to go for this year!  We will be having a short break but will be back early in January.

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CTC157 – Case a Colour Combo

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Can you believe that in only 3 weeks, we will be preparing for the best day of the year!!  Can’t wait!!  (Although I have so much to do between now and then!!)

This week, we are casing a colour combo from either the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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I’m still needing Christmas cards, so I turned to the 2017 Holiday catalogue.  I decided to go with a non-traditional combination which I found on page 35.

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Isn’t silver and Pool Party amazing!

I don’t usually start with the end in mind (well, except for the fact that it will be a card! lol!) and today was no exception!  I decided to use the embossing paste and coloured it with a few drops of Pool Party ink.  I also added in a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter.   I then remembered that I got some Silver embossing paste in my pre-order of the 2018 Occasions catalogue, so I decided to give it a go as well.  As I’m needing a few more cards, I made two of each base.

The silver is a slightly different texture to the regular embossing paste and it took a bit longer to dry.

Whilst I was waiting for the bases to dry, I had a look through my Christmas framelits.  I decided to go with the retiring Quilt Builder framelits.  I haven’t actually used the framelit which embossing quilting lines so I decided to make that my feature.  And it looks amazing on silver foil!! The flower is also from the same set of framelits.

To create the banner at the bottom, I used the dotty thinlit from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits and added a strip of white cardstock down the middle, which I stamped with the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set.

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Here’s all the cards that I made.

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Next up is the talented Peta.

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CTC147 – Christmas Around the World

Well Summer has hit with a vengeance!!  It’s 27.5 degrees today but it feels hotter.  What is Summer going to be like!!

We are casing the Christmas Around the World section, pages 28-35 of the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

As I was flipping through the pages of this weeks’ section, I got excited to see that it included the Snowflake Sentiments bundle!

I’ve recently purchased this set so this was my first opportunity to try it out.  I am casing the box on page 35 but making it as a card.

I had a couple of attempts and it took me a while to punch out the little pieces!  There’s a lot of confetti happening at my place today!

I used the Be Merry DSP from the Annual Catalogue for the strip across the middle.    I also love the sentiments in this stamp set especially the large Season’s Greeting.

Once I got all the little pieces out, this card actually didn’t take too long to put together.

Next up is the lovely Rose.

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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas

Aren’t you just loving the Holiday Catalogue!!  If you don’t have one, you NEEEED one!!  Let me know if you want one and I’ll post one to you, or you can click on the link at the side.

This week, we are casing the Merry Little Christmas section, pages 10-19, of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the card on page 17 using the Feeling of Christmas stamp set.

I just love the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  It’s hard to decide which side to use as both look fabulous.  I pretty much cased the card exactly but I used a gold metallic doily instead.  I have to confess that I had to stamp the wreath about 6 times!!!  I couldn’t believe it!  I either stuffed up the distressed circle or the flower wreath.

I wanted to make a second version using the Wood Textures DSP stack.  I also just coloured the wreath using my aqua painter and Pear Pizzazz ink.   And I added a white doily this time.

Which one do you prefer?  I think I like the DSP version.

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Next up on the hop is the amazing Fi.

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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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CTC108 – Holiday Kits

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Hi there!!  I’m back from holidays and finally caught up enough to join back in with CTC.  I had a great time cruising to New Zealand with my mum and sister.  New Zealand is a gorgeous place!  I’m going back there to explore further soon.

So this week at CTC, we are casing the Holiday Kits.

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I had made the Stitched with Cheer kit for my Pop as his birthday present in October so that he had cards to send out for Christmas.  I give him xmas cards for his birthday and birthday cards for his xmas present!!  Keeps him going for the family all year around!!  After all, what do you get a 93 year old (aside from chocolate coated peanuts!!)

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But I didn’t have any cards left so I decided to create my own using the samples as inspiration.  This is why I love Casing the Catty as it goes to show that you don’t need to re-invent the wheel all the time and cards don’t have to be over the top to be lovely.

I used the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack as my dsp of choice.  I also used the gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio pack and separated the strands to just 2 to make it less chunky.

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I was trying to experiment with creating my own background on the next one.  Not sure it was quite successful, but oh well! I used the Stitched Shape framelits (which will be back in stock soon) and added the silver ribbon from the Glitter ribbon combo pack.

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I re-created the trees on the third card using one of the trees from the Perfect Pines framelits in the Annual Catalogue.

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I hope you are inspired by the cards I have created from this kit.  Check out what Kelly has made using the same kit as her inspiration.next

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CTC94 – Candy Cane Lane

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How exciting that the 2016 Holiday Catalogue started this week!!  There are so many amazing, gorgeous new products to play with!!

This week, we are casing the Candy Cane Lane section on pages 4-7.

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The Candy Cane Lane DSP is sooo cute!!  I can see there is going to be lots of cards made with this paper.  I have decided to base my project this week on the DSP.  Have you seen the cute little houses that you can make using the Home Sweet Home thinlits.  Aren’t they adorable!!  I decided to make one based the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  I would have done the squiggles like the DSP but I couldn’t find my white pens!

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Check out the video from Stampin’ Up! to see how well they co-ordinate with the matching stamp set, Sweet Home.

Next on the hop is the lovely Monique.

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