Sunday, 14 October 2018

#CTC200 - Toil and Trouble

Wow, a bit special - the 200th CASEing the Catty blog hop this week! It takes us to the Toil and Trouble section of the Holiday Catalogue - pages 48-55. 

Not being in the habit of celebrating Halloween had me struggling a little with this section and in the end I decided to change my usual style and have CASEd the colours of this section. So I guess my inspiration comes from this picture on page 51. 

I've seen a lot of creations using Wishing You Well of late and recently got to have a play with this set, although I don't actually own it (yet!).  This is a Distinktive stamp meaning it can "create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity". I think the star in this would have to be the gorgeous bow.  It was pretty easy to create this card and you could whip up a batch in no time for a cute gift.  

I've used a base of thick Whisper White. The image has been stamped in Granny Apple Green for the foliage, then I've used Pumpkin Pie and Gorgeous Grape for the flowers (stamped twice) and bow, then alternated them on the next card. The top mat is Granny Apple Green, and the lower mat is Gorgeous Grape. I used the simple little greeting - "just a note", but all the greetings are very usable. 

Feel free to play along and add your photo to our Facebook page with the link on the right.  Head on over now to see what the lovely creation Liz from Queensland has for us - super cute!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

#CTC199 - Country Lane

Hello and welcome. This week we head to pages 42-47 of the Holiday catalogue for our CASe - feel free to play along, we look forward to what you may create and post using the link over to the right

So many choices that suited me but I went with page 46, and the card at the bottom:

I've once again CASed the layout, but kept everything very similar.  I started with a base of thick Whisper White, layered with another thick Whisper White using the stunning Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF. I've seen this used a lot online of late and liked it, but seriously, it is way better seeing it in real life. I think I'll be using this folder a lot.

Next layer was Granny Apple Green, to co-ordinate with the DSP I chose (love how you just check the label on the DSP to see what colours co-ordinate, makes it so easy!). My corners are from Swirly Frames with half the frame masked off. I chose Shaded Spruce for the ink colour. DSP strips from Tropical Escape layered over this, with the top having a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine added. I've used the sunflowers from Bike Ride, stamped in Shaded Spruce with Mango Melody flowers and Crumb Cake wrapping. This has been raised with Stampin' Dimensionals and a baker's twine bow to the side. The greeting from Rooted in Nature fit the purpose for this card.

Next on the hop today we have the lovely Judy May - click the Next button to find out what she has for us today:

Sunday, 30 September 2018

#CTC198 - Frosted Floral

Back with the crew for our Sunday blog hop from pages 36-41 of the Holiday catalogue:

I was drawn by the bright colours contrasting with the white background in the card on the left of this photo page 39...

Started with a thick Whisper White card base but in lieu of the glitter dot Memories & More card for the background, I embossed a piece of Whisper White using the Pinewood Planks TIEF. My snowflakes were swapped out for flowers and much as I loved the colours used in the sample, went for flower colours from the new In Colour range, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch. The dies used for the flowers are Springtime Impressions and Flourish Thinlits. Petal Palette provided the Greeting stamped in Lovely Lipstick and and I stayed with using Polka Dot trim and white metallic sequins. 

A little closer shows more detail:

Embracing the spring with this card, that's for sure! Why don't you play along this week, and add your photo to our Facebook page using the link over to the right.  Before you do, let's check out what Judy has been up to: