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Sunday, 24 September 2017

CTC #147 Christmas around the world

Welcome back to the blog hops for CASEing the Catty!  I'm back from a little holiday - so much fun. I've been a long time away from my craft desk so I needed something quick for this week. We are CASEing the projects from pages 28-35. I spent quite a lot of time looking at all the projects but just couldn't get inspired, so eventually I settled on some of the simple layouts from the kits on page 33. I didn't purchase the kit but I love the elegant font in the Watercolour Christmas stampset. I'm also not a huge fan of the colours in the Around the World Suite so I opted for some brighter colours. Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, black and white. I  took inspiration from the wreath card and the striped card. With a simple background the sentiment is stamped, created into a label and layered up over a length of folded ribbon and a length of mini-sequins. I figured I could whip that up reasonably quickly!! (turns out I'ma bit slower than I thought, no real surprise there!)

I used the lovely wreath from the Hello lovely set but it's not as big as the image in the kit, and the sentiment took up more room so I flipped it from portrait to landscape. I also add the black metallic thread loops under the ribbon  and I didn't even bother trying to add berry burst berries to the wreath as I knew that I would make a mess so I opted to use the berry glimmer dots which were perfect. It still seemed a bit sparse so I added some very fine berry splatters for a touch of texture.

I think this would make up quite quickly for a batch of cards- and it would be quite easy in a class situation also.

I also CASED the striped card on the far left of the picture and simply used a sponge roller to add some Emerald Envy ink just lightly rolled over the Black and White DSP. I love changing the colour of the DSP this way to suit. I used the same label treatment for the sentiment. I will confess I tried sponging the edges, painting the edges, drawing a line around etc and in the end came back to a plain white label with sentiment and a simple punched circle behind - but of course green or berry?, round or square? Next time maybe I'll just go for the kit and not fuss!!!

Before me this week is Monique

And after me this week is Simone

Be sure to hop all the way around for some amazing inspiration. And don't forget we love to see what you create too. You can post your image on our Facebook page . 

Have a creative week! 

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"

Sunday, 3 September 2017

CTC#144 Quilted Christmas using some sunflower leaves

Hello and welcome back for the first round of our Christmas Holiday Catalogue projects. How exciting to be using the Christmas catalogue already.
The products in the holiday catalogue are available now and I think there's something for everyone in there.
I am CASEing the Quilted Christmas section but using some different products as I am not yet ready to make Christmas cards.

 Each gift box contains 4 notecards and 4 envelopes and 4 gift tags.

I have CASE'd the layout of the little notecard on the bottom of page 4(below), and the mini Pizza box on page 7.  The card is such a simple layout with a square of DSP as your base, a plain colour strip and a simple embellishment. I bought the quilted Embossing folder and wanted to use that so have embossed the panel for the box front and the vanilla strips for the notecards. ( the EF is not too easy to see on page 5, but it sure is lovely!)

I stamped the leaves from the sunflower set using the babywipe technique. It's such a cool technique and so much fun because you never quite know what patterns you will get with the colours. I used only 3 drops each of Lemon -Lime Twist, Old Olive, and Tranquil Tide. I was able to stamp loads of leaves and then wondered what else I could do to use up some of the ink. The sentiment and the cute little wreath are from the Ready to Pop set - and I have to say again that I think this is one of the most underrated sets in the catalogue.

I wanted this set to be quick to put together so the leaf is simply stapled onto the 11/2"circle of plain card. The circle is then glued down and the sentiment ( in a 1"circle ) is simply adhered over the top of the staple with 2 dimensionals.
The DSP is so fresh and lovely and is from the new Thanksgiving set. I will be making more of these cute sets for the markets coming up. They are fun for Christmas gifts. The pizza boxes are fabulous, you simply must add them to your order.

Here's the inkpad and all the extra images I was able to stamp from 9 drops of ink! These will make up quickly for the markets in little gift packs. I have more images of pizza box gift packs which I made up, and you can see them here.
I am so glad Stampin' Up! has brought back the little 3 x 3 envelopes and I have to say the Pizza boxes are fabulous.
Next on from me this week is our guest designer Cathy Pinchbeck. It's so great to have new players celebrating the catalogue with us. Welcome Cathy.

Kathryn is before me this week.

and we'd love to see what you create this week using the holiday catalogue pages 4-9 as your inspiration. Post your creation to our Facebook page. It's easy!

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"

Sunday, 27 August 2017

CTC#143 Artistic Expression- still can't make a decision!

Hello and welcome back for another round of inspiration from this very large section of the catalogue.  I CASEd a lot of the cards in this section before my Catalogue Launch day and I know I haven't shown you all of them. So this week I have two different samples which I have CASE'd from this section

The first is the gorgeous BIRDS on page 139. The blue version using DSP from the Delightful Daisy DSP and the birds framelits, and the branch from the Colourful Seasons thinlits makes an easy card to put together. The second version is more like the catalogue sample and uses the frond image from Ready to Pop.

This lovely sentiment is from Dragonfly Dreams

The second pair of cards use 2 of the current in colours and are a direct CASE of the butterfly card on page 134 which I knew I would copy as soon as I saw it the first time I flipped through the catalogue!.

This lovely sentiment is from Colourful Seasons.
There's such a lot of inspiration images in this section and the crew have quite a variety of different styles and projects in the hop this week. I hope there is something which appeals to you, and that you find some time for creating this week so you can share your creations with us on our Facebook page .

Next this week is my friend Krissy. I know you're going to love her project.

Before me this week is Peta

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"