The Holiday Catalogue is here!!

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Can you believe that the Holiday Catalogue is here!!  Surely it’s not that time of the year already.

There are so many gorgeous new products that it’s so hard to chose what to play with first!!

My team is having a Holiday Catalogue swap so I decided to try out the Start of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlit dies, which you can also purchase as a bundle.   I decided to keep the colour theme simple and went with Soft Sky and Whisper White.  The central star is cut out on vellum and attached to a solid Soft Sky star.  I then added clear wink of stella for some bling.

One of my long time favourites is heat embossing, so I embossed the sentiment in silver.  I also added a twirl of silver metallic thread behind the star for extra sparkle.

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I hope the girls enjoy my swap!!  Let me know what you think in the comments.

If you would like a copy of the Holiday catalogue, let me know and I’ll be happy to send you one.

 

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CTC89 – Christmas

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Happy Christmas in July!!  We are celebrating Christmas in July again at CTC this week.    One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is being able to see new catalogues first.  And this week, we got to see the Holiday catalogue!!!  Oh my goodness, there are so many lovely new things to play with!!  But there are still lovely Christmassy things to enjoy in the Annual Catalogue so that’s what we are sharing this week.

 

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Oh how I love This Christmas DSP!!  It would have to be one of my favourite Xmas dsp’s for a long time.   For my first project tonight, I have cased the Acorn card at the bottom on page 36.

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I’ve turned this into a Christmas card by changing the colours but basically I’ve stayed within the same sketch.  I used the Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set on the left side of the card.  Instead of using an embossed piece, I used a piece of the This Christmas DSP.  I also changed to the new Delicate White doilies (cos I just got them and I needed to use one!!) Of course a Christmas card isn’t complete without glitter so a Gold Glimmer banner to the rescue!  I am in love with these new banners and I had to get the hostess set, Time of Year, on my last order.

I struggle with making random circles with twine, but I had a go on this card.  Lol.

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For my second project, I had to make the popcorn box on page 35.

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This glimmer paper box is the reason why I had to buy the popcorn box thinlits.  I don’t usually buy these types of thinlits but I had to have this one!!  It’s too cute!!!  I basically did an exact case as I just love it.  I added a Wink of Stella to the word for an extra bit of sparkle.  You can never have too much bling!

 

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects tonight. Next is the lovely Elizabeth.

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Pennsationals Blog Hop

penns blog hop buttonIt’s been a while but it’s time for another Pennsationals Blog Hop!!  You may be starting your hop with me or have come from the lovely Tricia.

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We are celebrating the new 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue!!  If you don’t have a copy, let me know and I’m happy to post one to you.  It is A-MAZ-ING!!  There are so many gorgeous new stamp sets and it was so difficult to chose what to use!!

I decided to use the Letters for You stamp set and the co-ordinating framelits and create a Christmas card.  The new This Christmas Specialty DSP is lovely so I used that as my inspiration.

Of course, gold and Christmas go together, so I added a gold doily and placed my letters on top. I did a Garden Green card and then a Cherry Cobbler version.  I’m not sure which one I like best!!  I think they are both nice.

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I also wanted to play with the clear treat boxes.  They come in a packet of 16 for only $13.25  They do have a clear wrapping on them so make sure you remove it.

I made a ribbon belly band which does come off easily and made a bow using the bow builder punch.  Of course, you need gold sequins to finish it off!!  Perfect for those little gifts, like Pandora!!  (hint hint!!)

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So next on the hop is my amazing upline, Tracy Penn.

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In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of those joining in.

  1.  Mel Pagano
  2. Jess Williams
  3. Tricia Raineri
  4. Rebecca Scurr
  5. Tracy Penn
  6. Joanna Wiggs

 

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CTC82 – Christmas

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I can’t believe that we are in June and almost halfway through the year!!  I am so excited to be share the Christmas section with you this week with Caseing the Catty.  I just love the new This Christmas Specialty DSP, and did you know that you get 24 sheets of paper in this pack!  That’s four of each design instead of the usual two.

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So this week, I decided to case the gift bag at the back on page 26 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.  I had one problem though, as I didn’t have a wreath to use.  But no worries!!  I got out my new Swirly Scribbles thinlits and used the largest scribble to create the look of a wreath. I sponged it a little to give it a bit of depth.  I used the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set to stamp the banner, using my ever trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to help align it.  And of course, my favourite triple banner punch to do the ends.  I hand cut the flowers out of the dsp and added a bit of Stella for some sparkle.  You can’t have a Christmas card without a bit of bling!!

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So I hope you are inspired our hop today to get started early with your Christmas cards.  Next on the hop is the lovely Elizabeth.  I can’t wait to see what she has created!!

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Don’t forget that we are looking for new Crew members.  If you would like to join us, head over to our blog and link up your project.  We will be announcing the new members in July.

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 3

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I am really enjoying doing this blog series and featuring different stamp sets each week. I’ve been looking forward to show casing the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and finally, it’s this week!!

Somehow I managed to order the wood mount version of this set. Make sure you pay attention to how the blocks fit in as this is one of those sets that are a tight squeeze to get in!

I was inspired this week by a sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketches.

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For my first card today, I went with a Pool Party and silver theme. I have fallen in love with the snowflake vellum from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum pack. I cut out the word using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies and silver foil. Did you know that you can purchase the stamp set and thinlits as a bundle and save 15%. That’s a great saving.

I even used some washi tape on the card from the Everday Chic Designer Washi Tape. I have so much washi tape and always forget to use it!! And now I’ve used 10 cms!! LOL

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I used the same sketch for my second card, but I turned it on it’s side. This time I went with a traditional colour scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Kraft corrugated paper. I cut the Merry out of gold foil for a bit of bling. I then embossed the snowflake in gold and fussy cut it. I DO NOT LIKE fussy cutting!! I actually cut out 3 snowflakes but it was too much with 3 on the card. I trimmed one of the snowflakes so that it looks a bit smaller. I then added a Metal rimmed pearl to the centre of each one.

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Here’s a close up of the snowflakes.

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I had to do three cards this week so I could show you the three dies in the Christmas Greetings thinlits. For my final card, I was inspired to dig out my Circle Card thinlits. I haven’t used this for ages and I’ve forgotten how nice it looks!!

I used my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas, and once again, fussy cut out the Santa. You can’t have a Jolly card without a Jolly Santa!!

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The other thing I forgot is how awkward these cards are to photograph!! I just love the word Jolly in the Gold glitter, it’s so sparkly!!

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I hope you have enjoyed my post this week. If you missed my posts for the previous weeks, here are the links – Week 1 and Week 2.

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CTC50 – Gift Tags

I haven’t had much opportunity this week to spend time in my craft room, so I was excited to get a chance to have a play for this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge this week, which is gift tags. There are so many stunning tags in the 2015 Holiday catalogue, that it was a little hard to choose!!

I decided to case the tags on the tree on page 16 which use the Peaceful Pines stamp set and the Perfect Pines framelits as I haven’t had a chance to use this set yet.

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I made my bases first using the Scalloped tag topper, the Ornate tag topper and the Banner triple punches. You can certainly whip these up quickly!! I did 3 on whisper white and 3 on using the Kraft cardstock. Then onto choosing which tags to make!!

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To create the watercolour splats, I used the splodges from the Work of Art stamp set. I didn’t want to make a big mess and this was a lot quicker!! I did stamp off the ink on one of the tags to make the colour look a bit lighter.

These were fun to make and I really enjoyed playing with the layering of the stamps and framelits.

To continue on the hop and to see what other stunning tags the team has made, visit my lovely friend, Jessica at The Paper Caper.

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If you get lost on the hop, just click the link here to go back to the Caseing the Catty Blog.

I hope you have enjoyed my tags. If you would like to order any of the supplies to make them, just click on the image below and you will go straight to my online store.

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It’s a Holiday Blog hop

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Have you fallen in love with all the gorgeous products in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue yet? You will after doing this blog hop!! I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD 2015 Holiday Blog!! You may have come from the fabulous Jo Weedon’s blog or be starting the hop here with me.

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So onto my projects!! I have to admit I was a little stumped on what to make as there are so many lovely products in this catalogue. I simply couldn’t decide which stamp set to use. I decided to try a sketch challenge and found one at Sweet Sunday Sketch that I liked.

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You know how sometimes it’s really hard to cut up Designer Series Paper? Well, I’ve been having a bit of trouble cutting into the Home for Christmas DSP! So I’ve bitten the bullet and done it! Using the colour’s of the DSP, I layered up my card in Real Red, Pool Party and Delightful Dijon.

I used the Cozy Christmas stamp set and inked up the stamp using markers. Doesn’t it look fab!!

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I also had to create a matching envelope using the Real Red envelope paper. Did you know that you can get 20 sheets for only $10.50. That’s a lot of cute envelopes!!

I just love the Snowflake as well especially with an Iced Rhinestone on it!!

I also liked the slightly larger Season stamp in the set so I made the same card using a different piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Oh, and isn’t the Stripes Satin ribbon to die for? I wasn’t a fan to start with but it is very luxurious looking. I can see I’m going to use it a lot.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards for the hop today. I’d love for you to leave me a comment below.

To continue on the Hop, visit Andrea Buckland’s blog.

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Blog Hop Participants

1. Libby Dyson
2. Paula Reid
3. Keryn Campbell
4. Carly Middleton
5. Rachael Lewsley
6. Narelle Fasulo
7. Emily Campbell
8. Emma Palonek
9. Jo Weedon
10. Rebecca Scurr <= This is me!!
11. Andrea Buckland
12. Rochelle Blok
13. Kathryn Ruddick
14. Monique Fielder
15. Bernie Collins
16. Liv Ingle
17. Sally Williams
18. Ria Kaire
19. Delys Cram
20. Jessica Williams
21. Lou Kitzelman
22. Barbara Williams
23. Kelly Kent
24. Jenny Hayward

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