CTC65 – Valentine’s Day

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Can you believe that we are almost at Valentine’s Day!! It will be Christmas before we know!!

So this week at Casing the Catty, we are sharing Valentine Day projects. I decided to share a project from the Annual Catalogue. Yes, it’s still current!! My project is from page 28 of the Annual Catalogue, and I have turned the gift bag into a card.

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I just love the Timeless Elegance DSP. It’s another one of those that I find hard to cut into! But I have managed it a few times now. I also love the matching Timeless Love stamp. It’s so lovely and delicate and just perfect for colouring. I lightly coloured the flowers in Blushing Bride and a hint of Pear Pizzazz on the petals. I then used Gold Wink of Stella on the centres of the flowers for just a little bit of sparkle.

I stamped my sentiment on a piece of vellum using the Basic Black Archival ink. Before you attach it to the card, make sure you let it dry on the vellum. If you don’t, it will smudge. Ask me how I know!! (Stamped it four times before it was dry enough to not smudge!!).

 

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To get the black twine, I split a piece of the baker’s twine combo pack from the Occasions catalogue.  Great use of a left over piece!!

So don’t forget that you can join in with our challenge each week.  We are doing a monthly challenge so if you feel inspired to create and join in, please do.  We will choose a winner at the end of the month and post the results on the first post of the new month.

 

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To continue on the hop, pop over and see what lovely project Tricia has created for you.

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CTC63 – It’s My Party

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This week at CASEing the Catty, we are casing the It’s My Party section of the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. This section is all about Birthdays!!

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I decided to case the card at the bottom of page 4.  I just love this sentiment as it is sooo true!!!

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I decided not to sponge it but I did create a layer for the embossed piece.  To create the melon mambo twine, I cut a piece of the basic black/melon mambo twine and separated the black and pink pieces.

 

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This card was so easy to make!!  Well, aside from cutting out the cake, I guess!!  The candle was cut using the candle punch from the Party Punch pack.  Easy peasy!! And did you know, you can get the stamp set and punch pack as a bundle!! Great savings!

Don’t forget, it’s not to late to join in with our link up challenge.  Just case a project from the catalogues, post it on your blog and add your link to the bottom of this post.  We will be choosing a winner at the end of the month.

Next on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.  I’m sure you will love her project!!

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And in case you are hopping in the reverse direction, you can check out Rachel’s post here.

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CTC61 – Welcome Back to CTC in 2016

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It seems like only yesterday we were finishing off 2015 and yet here we are almost halfway through January!! Welcome back to another year of CASE-ing the Catty!!

We have a couple of new team members and a new look to the blog!! And of course, two new catalogues to start casing this year!! We are also introducing a monthly challenge where you can join in and share your projects. If you are inspired by our projects, you can share your link with us and the Crew will choose a winner at the end of the month. Just add your link at the bottom of this post.

Our first challenge this year is to showcase your favourite project from the new 2016 Occasions catalogue. There are so many lovely projects that it’s hard to pick just one, but I did manage it!

I love the new Large Numbers framelits and the matching stamp set, Number of Years. The font, the size….. words can’t describe how great they are!! And not only the numbers but the other stamps and framelits are great too, especially the banner and the flowers. This week, I have cased the card on page 10 on the right.

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It’s my 15th wedding anniversary in February, so I thought I would get a head start on my card. My background was inspired by the Birthday Bouquet DSP which is soooo pretty. It’s one that I’m really struggling to cut into!! So that I didn’t have to cut it, I made my own using my aqua painter and mint macaroon ink. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I then stamped the greenery of the flowers twice and added the smaller coloured flowers. Doesn’t it look pretty!! I stamped the numbers out in Blushing Bride and used the framelits to cut them out. So easy!! You can’t really tell in the photos but I’ve added Wink of Stella in clear on the numbers for added bling. I don’t know how I have managed without Stella all this time!

I then added pieces of the 2 new ribbons onto the card. The Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched satin ribbon is just lovely and the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon is so sparkly! I can see that I’m going to use lots of these!!

I also had to make a card for a family friend who is turning 75. This time, I did cut the Birthday Bouquet DSP!! I do love the colours that have been used in this paper, I think I will be using it frequently! For this card, I did use the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set so that I had a sentiment small enough to fit into the banner.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today!! Don’t forget to enter our challenge and add your link here.  And also make sure you use the hashtag #CTC61 to share your projects on Instagram and Facebook.

Check out what Helen has made by clicking here.

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CTC41 – Is it really time to start thinking about Christmas??

I’m in denial. Surely it’s not time to start thinking about Christmas. Haven’t we just done that!! The year is flying past so quickly!!

This week at CTC, we are case-ing the Christmas section of the catalogue. Whilst I’m not really ready to start thinking Christmas yet, I do like the cards in this section and I especially love the Merry Moments DSP. So much so, that I couldn’t decide which sheet to use for my card, so I made 8 cards!!!

I was inspired by the card on the front page of the section, in the top right corner.

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So I picked my 4 favourite patterns and, using the colours listed on the back of the packet, got my bases ready. I decided to make 2 of each one so that I could get a head start on my Christmas cards for this year.

To create the lines on the centre piece, I used the Chalk Lines stamp set. I also used the Festival of Trees stamp set for the trees and my sentiment came from Merry Everything stamp set. Except for the first card, I inked the sentiment using a marker as I didn’t want the dots across the top and bottom. I love using this technique!! I also alternated between using the foil sheets and the glimmer paper for a bit of bling. You always need bling at Christmas time!!

These cards were fairly quick to put together and would make a great card to mass produce.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards. Make sure you check out Tricia’s blog to see what loveliness she has made this week.

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