Sunday, 9 September 2018

#CTC195 - Festive Farmhouse

Hi and welcome to our weekly blog hop. This week sees us at the Festive Farmhouse Suite from pages 12-17 of the Holiday catalogue.

Page 12 for me and the card on the top right:

I kept with the layout and switched my colours around.  I've used a Cherry Cobbler base card, with another Cherry Cobbler piece embossed with the Dynamic Corrugated TIEF. I've sponged all my edges with Night of Navy. How long since you've added sponging to your project? I forgot how much I like the look.

Laid onto the corrugated piece was a strip of the foliage DSP from All is Bright. Banner cut and spritzed and scrunched for a little texture. Onto that a piece of cheque pattern DSP from Under the Mistletoe which had some Night of Navy embellishments diecut from the Pretty Pine Thinlits. A stitched circle from Cherry Cobbler was added to the middle of the card. The trees from Rooted in Nature were stamped onto Cherry Cobbler, diecut and added over and above the CASe to give some balance to the empty space I had. A strip of Night of Navy was added behind the banner greeting from Snowflake Sentiments (the top half only), the bottom section having been masked off. Finally a metal button threaded with Night of Navy baker's twine (both now retired). 

Now we're hopping over to see Rachel's super cute projects this week. Please join us, create a card from the section above, and add it to our Facebook page using the link over on the right.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

#CTC194 - All is Bright

This week we head to pages 4-11 of the new Holiday Catalogue which you can start ordering from on September 5. 

I've sort of CASEd two of the cards on page 6 and merged them into one. Can't believe I'm making Christmas cards already!

The stamp set is Making Christmas Bright and has a co-ordinating Christmas Bulb Builder Punch which you can bundle together to save 10%. I've used Thick Whisper White for my card base, layered with Blueberry Bushel. The string of lights was stamped twice at different angles in Black Memento Ink and I used Stampin' Markers to colour them randomly. On spare whisper white I stamped the whole bulb image in Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch, punched them out and placed them up to the string. The fitting part was stamped in Gray Granite, punched and adhered over the top. 

I've added the words in Blueberry Bushel for the top first and then Pineapple Punch, two separate stamps so plenty of options for placement or colouring. I finished off using the little glow stamp with Pineapple Punch around the end of each of the large bulbs - a fun way to make it look like the lights have been turned on.

For your info, if you haven't seen it in the catalogue, there is also another set that co-ordinates with this punch (not available as a bundle though), called Making Every Day Bright. 

I love the haphazard look to these lights and I'm sure you can relate to that dread of opening the decorations each year to see what kind of party the lights have had while in storage and the untangling that follows. 

Hope you feel inspired to play along using the link over on the right. Meanwhile, let's pop over and see what the lovely Angela selected for us:

Sunday, 26 August 2018

#CTC193 - Graceful Glass

Join the design crew this week as we CASE from pages 164-179 (add your creation to our Facebook page with the link over on the right).

The card on page 171 caught my attention and I although I didn't have that stamp, liked the arrangement of the apples, so will be casing the layout:

I've chosen the flower stamp from Oh So Eclectic for the similar distorted colouring as the apples. I've then layered the matching die cut from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits over each of the flowers - my colour choice being Grapefruit Grove, Gorgeous Grape and Mint Macaron. I used the Early Espresso that the apple top was stamped with as the colour for the centre of my flowers, there is a die that cuts that shape perfectly to pop under the top layer of the flower and I carried that colour through for a more striking background mat which I layered onto a thick Whisper White base. The top layer was embossed using the 3D Dynamic Hexagons TIEF. The greeting is from Perennial Birthday and stamped in Mint Macaron, die cut with Layered Circles matted with an Early Espresso scallop from the same die set. All elements have been added to the card with dimensionals. (I would have liked the circle to be just a little smaller but felt it was going to be too close to the greeting, so it is as it is)

Funny enough, as I was writing my post it reminded me of another card I'd made. When I looked it up, it was my very first time joining the amazing ladies on the design crew - and it used a similar layout as well as these co-ordinating stamp and dies - here

That's it from me - now let's head over and check out Judy's inspiration: