CTC183 – Animal Expedition

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It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been home a week!  Is it just me or is this year just flying past?

This week we are casing the Animal Expedition section, pages 26-37.

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There are so many cute cards in this section!  I love the Animal Outing set but I haven’t got it yet, so I decided to case the kitty card on page 31.

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As I have two handsome boys, Shadow and Jaster, I had to change the card to be just kitties.

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I coloured the cats from the Pretty Kitty Stamp set to be similar to Shadow and Jaster.  I coloured Shadow using a basic black watercolour pencil and a blender pen to colour it.  I used the Smoky Slate blends to colour Jaster.  I used the two different methods as I didn’t want Shadow to be a solid black.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I added a strip of dsp from my favourite, Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  Oh and the background is from this paper as well.

To create the banner, I cut the ends of the white cardstock with the tailored tag punch.

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Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

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Kitty Slider card

I’m back with another tutorial from Bronwyn Eastley, addINKtive Designs.

This week, I decided to use the This Little Piggy Slider card tutorial, which you can purchase here.

This is such a cute card but I don’t have the Piggy stamp set.  I know it’s cute, but I don’t really need it!  So I had a browse through my stamp sets and I went with the Pretty Kitty stamp set to keep in with the animal theme.  I love all the kitties in this set but I just kept it to two.

To create the grass, I stamped my piece of cardstock in Pear Pizzazz using the Watercolor Wash stamp set to create some texture.  I also punched the ticket tear border punch across the top.  I wanted to put some texture across the back piece so I cut out the laurel from the Lovely Laurel thinlits.  I just trimmed them down to fit the card.

Then the fun part of stamping the kitties and colouring them in.  I coloured the bodies and the pot with my aqua painter but I did the flowers and cheeks with markers just to make the colours stand out a bit more.   Then the extra fun part of fussy cutting was next!!  You know how much I love doing that!!! Yeah, no.

I used the Birthday banner stamp set and the matching Bunch of banner framelits for the sentiment and I added some more flowers from the Lovely Friends stamp set and the matching Lovely Laurel thinlits.

Of course, then the sky needed some clouds, and I knew I had a set with some.  I found the Lift Me Up stamp set had the perfect clouds so a quick stamp in Soft Sky and it’s all done.

The kitties do move across the card although the flower in the middle (which is to hide the join in the flowers) stops them going the whole way across.

This was a fun card to make and Bronwyn’s instructions make it so easy!!  Thanks, Bron!

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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CTC92 – Everyday Occasions

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It looks like we may have seen the last of winter in Queensland and starting to head into Spring!!  It’s a gorgeous day today!!

Today we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue on pages 66-91.  This is a huge section and there are so many gorgeous projects to case.

For those who don’t know, I am the mother of two fat kitties, Shadow and Jaster.  We rescued them from foster care, 5 years ago this month and I’ve been a slave every since!!  Don’t they look happy to have their photo taken!!  That’s Shadow at the back and Jaster at the front.   I have discovered that it is very difficult to take a nice photo of a shiny black cat.

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So of course, I had to get the Pretty Kitty stamp set featured on page 101 of the catalogue.

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I’ve pretty much cased the card exactly except that I changed the kitty stamp and used the White perfect accents instead of rhinestones.  You might notice that I stamped the flowers using a marker and colouring only part of the flowers on the stamp and then drawing in some more grass to extend it along.

 

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So the boys are all set for their card for Father’s Day, now to decide what to make for my Dad!!

So next on the hop is Debbie, I can’t wait to see what she has made!!

 

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