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Sunday, 15 January 2017

CTC#111 Sale-A Bration - such an exciting time of year!

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty blogs for this week where we are taking inspiration from any of the fabulous projects available in the new Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I wasn't sure where to start so thought I would have a go at one of the kits!

I cut up one of the cards to make this cute box

The kits come with everything to make a sweet set of 8 notecards.  They don't however, come with the pool party ribbon - I added that in, was well as the enamel dots, and the paper doily( in the two I designed different from the set) I made up half copying the pattern but had a play with some other stamp sets in my collection two of the others. One of them  I even turned inside out so that the spots are on the outside.

This kit uses colours from the Subtles range, so if you purchased some subtle pens, some subtle card and some subtles enamel dots or coordinating ribbon you would be well on your way to spending $90 and earning the kit for free.
I added the Lace doilies, the petite petals flowers, the enamel dots and I coloured the white baker's twine with So Saffron inked here.

I cut up one of the cards and used an extra piece of Pool Party Cardstock (18 x 18.8cm) to create the box. I will say that it is a snug fit and the envelopes are on a little angle- so a set of 4 in the box is plenty. The dimensions are in the photo below if you would like to make your box the same size as this one. It is 3 cm deep. If you used two of the pockets joined together you would have quite a deep square box.
The kits are great but you can certainly play with all the elements and make them your own. have fun!

Next on the blog is Kelly,

But if you go back you will find Kathryn

If you would like to show us one of your creations inspired by the fabulous Sale A Bration kits you can load your photo onto the Facebook Page here.

If you get lost you can find the full crew here.

thanks so much for looking,

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Simple Happy Birthday with Lift me Up

A quick card today using a leftover watercolour piece on my desk.

the Lift Me Up set is great for quick cards because there is so much detail in the image that you don't need much else to dress it up. It's the star of the card.
I used the marker to rubber technique to an up only part of the sentiment for the front, and the other half of the inside!
this is a mix of

 The paper is from the Cupcakes and Carousels paper pad, it is just so easy to work with.

Thanks for looking, Back to the craft room now preparing for my next class!


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Welcome to the delicious pastel Colour INKspiration bloghop

Welcome! This is a very exciting day as we launch the very first Colour INKspiration bloghop! Thanks so much to Bronwyn for her vision and energy in setting this up.The real beauty of this creative challenge is that anyone who has a facebook page can join in!  You do need to be a member of the group - which is by invitation- so if you aren't a member already just email me to join in.
That's right - you don't need to have your own blog to participate. Simply make a creation using the current colour inspiration photo and take a photo of your work and upload it to the Facebook page. It's that easy.
 How delicious are the popsicles and the colours- a veritable pastel rainbow.

I have made a few cards using the inks and my sponge daubers to create a rainbow background for my Superhero! I just love the Everyday Hero, it's a  super cute stampset. The background paper is also super easy to use - Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP - the white on white design is made for adding your own colour background, with the gloss white design resisting the ink. 
I call this Liz's "Sponge and Splash Technique"

I used the sponge daubers to randomly add patches of colour and blended them together as I went along. It surprised me how much deeper the Mint ink was in tone compared to the others. Also the Wisteria is more of a grey purple than blue tones so I didn't use large patches of it- I preferred the Sugarplum blended with the Turquoise for purple shades (Primary school colour wheel images coming back??) So that's the sponging part of the technique. Then to mute the colours back to pastel and soften the whole piece I splashed clean water onto the card piece.( You are aiming for large drops rather than puddles! leave it for a moment) then it needs to be blotted it off with paper towel. Sponge and splash - really that easy! If you are not happy with the first splash session you can always do a second splash routine - the results will amaze you.
The beauty of this technique is that it looks different every time! That makes us all artists!!!
I stamped the super hero in Archival Grey ink and coloured her with a blender pen, then layered solid circles of coloured cardstock with a few strands of metallic pink or silver thread behind. The archival ink doesn't bleed when you use the colouring strokes over it, though you need to wait till it's quite dry before you start.

The enamel shapes are the perfect size to work with these figures. The sentiment in the Everyday Hero set are fabulous but I also used the "wonderful" sentiment from the Picture Perfect set. I think most Mum's are pretty wonderful!

Next up this week is my good friend Krissy, I wonder what lovely creation she will have today?

I hope you find some time to be creative and to link up with us on the Facebook page.

Thanks for looking, Liz

Price: $17.00

Sunday, 8 January 2017

CTC#110 -Party Animal Suite, Quick and Easy cards and tags

Welcome back to the New Year and New Stamp sets!!
And a big Welcome to Mel Pagano - our newest designer. Be sure and visit her blog on the hop and leave her a happy hello comment.
How exciting that the New Occasions Catalogue is now available. This week we kick off the Celebrations with Birthdays!!! - You can never have enough birthday cards. After all the fuss of Christmas January always seems a good time to takes things simply. So todays' cards use a simple design - straight from the Catalogue.

The beauty of the Birthday Celebrations set is that it coordinates with the Ballon Builder Punch- so if you don't yet own a Bigshot you can still create gorgeous cards with this set. This simply uses the punch and some patterned DSP.  To step it up you can emboss the base card, or add some DSP which is what I did for card#2. I'm using the current In Colours to create a bunch of samples at the moment, they are so bright and fresh.

This version uses DSP from the Sale-A Bration set Carried Away. , and one of the new metallic and masculine Embellishments.

 But if you don;t have the new set you can still use the same layout with your existing stamps, like this example using Vertical Greetings.

And then because I had the bigshot and thinlits out I wanted to explore what to do with some of the other thinlits, so I created a few tags. These were quick and easy and used 5cm strips of varying lengths. The DSP is called Cupcakes and Carousels and is a fun new Colour Palette which I would not have thought to combine.

These were fun. Now you can have fun hopping round the circle to see all the fabulous creations by the CTC team. ON the circle you have come from Kathryn, but you can find the full crew here.

Starting this week we now have a Facebook page where you can enter your creation and join in the fun. We'd love to see what you are inspired to make from this week's topic. You don't need to have a blog you can creat a project and upload your photo to the group if you are a member. If you would like to join our group we'd love to have you. You'll find the link HERE or you can click on the banner below to take you there.

thanks for looking,