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Sunday, 30 October 2016

CTC#102 HALLOWEEN NIGHTS, Jolly Jelly Babies

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday night bloghop where we use a section of the Catalogue to inspire this weeks projects. Designers can take a layout, a colour combination, or any element as the starting point to create something new. We invite you to tour around the hop and to join in -after all the Catalogue has so many beautiful samples to inspire us all. You may have come from Monique
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I'm not much into halloween but I do love packaging and I do love treats! So I have a few quick projects from the markets I did this weekend to share. I used the clear Tiny Treat Boxes like they have on the left of this picture and the Cookie Cutter Bundle.
The first is a box of NOSES! The Darrel Lea Chocolate Balls are nice and big ( and ok, yummy too!) Since there were 8 reindeer there are 8 noses in the box and one of them of course is RED - (These do contain peanuts so have to be labeled well)

The second are for those kids that can't have chocolate and I have to confess I saw a similar idea somewhere online but I don't have original source to credit - just as well the craft world is all about Copy and Share! But thanks to the original designer I love the idea.

Since it's Christmas they have to be JOLLY BABIES! 


And finally I did another Jolly jelly baby again using the great striped paper from the fiesta pack and the glassine bag design on page 54 -super easy packaging.



I did add the JOLLY from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies.
thanks so much for looking this week.

Next on the blog - or back to the beginning is the very talented Julia



Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us too.


Thanks so much for looking,

Liz



Enjoy the little things - Graduation cards

These didn't last long- made them on Thursday, sold them on Saturday!



Easy stamping onto the gorgeous background paper. The timber words were coated with versa mark and heat embossed with the last of my Pewter Embossing Powder!

I"m pretty sure these are to be used as graduation cards - a nice piece of wisdom to young adults leaving high school.

Let me know if I can  provide you with any cards for special occasions,
Liz

Sunday, 23 October 2016

CTC#101 favourite ANNUAL Catty BUNDLE

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday night blogshop where we use a section of the Catalogue to inspire this weeks projects. Designers can take a layout, a colour combination, or any element as the starting point to create something new. We invite you to tour around the hop and to join in -after all the Catalogue has so many beautiful samples to inspire us all. If you get lost you'll find the full crew here. 

If you are already on the hop you will have come from the very talented Bronwyn.



I love most things in the catalogue, but if I have to pick a favourite it has to be the jar of Love Bundle!

Since I am getting ready for the Christmas Fair and I love baking home made gifts for Christmas I thought I would make some gift tags for the home bakers. I combined the jars with the A Yuumy Little Christmas set.





I stamped these jars in lost lagoon, and then used the ink on the white glimmer paper for the stars to match- a simple trick but very handy.


These are the larger jar and simple with the added red bow.
And for the markets- a Jar of Jars! of course....

Still more to make before next weekend, so quick and easy from me today.


Next on the hop is Jackie



Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us too.


Thanks so much for looking,

Liz



Sunday, 16 October 2016

CTC#100 Presents and Pinecones


Can you believe we are 100 posts young???? Welcome to the 100th post for CASEing the Catty. You may have arrived form Katherine's post or you maybe starting here- Welcome! Be sure to hop around all the participants this week as we take inspiration from the Presents and Pinecones.



I've been short of time with lots of commitments- aren't we all too busy?? So I needed a quick card for this week's post - which is perfect as I am planning a stamp-a-stack for Christmas class. It's a very big section of the catalogue but I settled on the gorgeous card on page xxx
I have a few different versions using the same layout but different colours and embellishments. Not everyone loves tying bows so I tried to make them very simple. Heat embossing is such a simple way to add instant pizazz. The sparkling emerald Envy embossing powder is fantastic but I would advise definitely using your embossing buddy to minimise the amount of stray glitter, and I would also advise heating for a little extra time as it is not as easy to tell when the powder is compleltey set. ( In other words don't be as impatient as me!!!!) 
I didn't use watercolouring at all but a bit of simple sponging worked well as a backdrop to the sentiment. And since I don't have the holly punch I opted to add some of the Christmas trinkets instead. My silver ones haven't arrived yet but I had some retired options. For the copper version I added a few greenery fronds from the Jar of Love bundle.

The first is the simplest and I think probably my favourite in the end! I do love the catalogue sample with the little 'half fan' added at the top and bottom of the panel


Silver version slightly stepped up with some sparkly ribbon and some sponging over the spotty mask.

Copper version stepped up again using the pinecones, an extra few fronds and sponging over a different mask.


Love this inside treatment which I wouldn't have thought of.  The catalogue is a great source of inspiration for details like that.


I was so impressed with Krissy's tags last week with the gold and black, so I thought I'd try a different colour combination!


And finally I tried a one layer simple card which is quite easy to mass produce. No embossing on this one so it definitely needed some Wink of Stella. I used the brilliant stencil and just added a little bit of sponging which was perfect because the swirl shape matches the little swirls in the sentiment
 

Next on the blog is Simone, pop over to see what she has created this centenary week!



Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us too.


Thanks so much for looking,

Liz


Sunday, 2 October 2016

CTC#98 Warmth & Cheer

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday night bloghop where we use a section of the Catalogue to inspire this weeks projects. Designers can take a layout, a colour combination, or any element as the starting point to create something new. We invite you to tour around the hop and to join in -after all the Catalogue has so many beautiful samples to inspire us all. If you get lost you'll find the full crew here
Welcome if you have come hopping from Deb.


this week's section of the catalogue looks at the Warmth and Cheer section.

I have chosen to CASE the angel cards on page 14. I like both of them so I combined a few elements from each.


 For the first card I used DSP from the christmas paper in the main catalogue, and I painted the image using my aqua painter on Shimmery White card.


For the second option I used So Saffron cardstock and stamped the angel onto Very Vanilla using versa mark and Copper Embossing Powder.  I added colour using the Aquapainter, but since the very vanilla (and whisper White) don't like a lot of water I kept the painting to a minimum. Instead of Washi tape I used a strip of the gorgeous Navy and Copper paper from Petals and Paisleys. I stamped the stars in So Saffron onto the So Saffron base but they are very subtle.

And since I had all the pieces out I tried one more using the top card on page 14 as the source of inspiration but reversed the colours of the cardstock. So the angel is embossed in White onto Crumb Cake card and this is laid on a white base. I have used the navy Baker's twine in each card so the Navy Washi tape seemed like the perfect accessory. I'm join love with the mini striped ribbon so there's a little fold peaking out from the side. And the word JOY is cut from the 'enjoy' in the mini treat bag thinlits. And it doesn't show up very well but there is clear wink of Stella just over the banner.



Which one do you like the best? I'm thinking we'll do one of them for a stamp-a-stack for Christmas - probably the white and Crumb cake option, what do you think?

Next on the hop is the very talented Judy. She has such an eye for detail.



Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us too.


Thanks so much for looking,

Liz