CTC65 – Valentine’s Day


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.


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!!).




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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I’ve had a busy couple of weeks and didn’t get a chance to join in with last week’s Case-ing the Catty challenge. I was still preparing for Saturday’s class on Friday night and having a bit of a blank, so I thought I would check out what my talented friend, Jess had made at The Paper Caper.

Her card is simply stunning!! She has cased a card from the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue but put her own special “Jess” touch on it!! Click here to check out her card.

Now I’m not a fan of fussy cutting but there are some occasions where it is simply necessary. And how lovely does it look? Like Jess, I used the Timeless Love stamp set. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up, I stamped the flower twice with Staz-on ink. I then cut it out and started to colour using my aqua painter and Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Mint Maccaron and a little touch of So Saffron ink. I used the Circle of Spring stamp set for the sentiment in the middle.

Add a doily (love), some of the new Tip Top Taupe dotted ribbon, a strip of silver glimmer paper and a linen thread bow and it’s all done. Pretty, isn’t it!!

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By the way, it’s not too late, you can still get 2 set of stamps for free when you purchase the starter kit!! This fabulous offer ends tomorrow evening, 30 June. Click here to join my team today!!

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