Sunday, 5 April 2020

#CTC266 - CASE our Sketch for an Easter Card - Week 2


Week 2 but don't panic you still have a week left to CASE an Easter card and add it to our Facebook page using the link over to the right:

Using this Sketch:


This week I used the Dinoroar DSP as my starting point as I wanted to incorporate the pattern with the little eggs in it. From there I chose the background Pretty Peacock as my base card, and the mat of Mango Melody was embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. 

Next I stamped the feature image from Forever Blossoms in Pretty Peacock ink and coloured using Mango Melody and Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends. I diecut the image with the Cherry Blossoms Dies and mounted it to a Stitched Shapes oval diecut in Soft Sea Foam to incorporate the colour I chose for my leaves. The oval and image have been raised using Stampin' Dimensionals. The greeting is the same as I used last week from Timeless Tulips, in Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White and then tucked it under the flowers.

Our sketch has been great to see interpreted in so many ways and I think it lends itself well to an any occasion card, just switch out the colours and greeting as required.


I didn't feel this photo showed off the card as much, but because animal pictures (of late especially) are making us smile, I promised Rove I'd still include it!. Daylight savings is upon us and nice to still be enjoying the sunshine in April.


Hope you are staying safe where you are. Time to pop over and see what our talented Tina has for us this week:

Sunday, 29 March 2020

#CTC266 CASE our Sketch for an Easter Card Week 1


In the midst of the pandemic crisis we find ourselves in - a Sunday Challenge seems the perfect distraction, so why don't you give it a go? Join the CASEing the Catty Challenge Group, answer a couple of simple questions and then add your project to our page - you'll find it all using the link over on the right and have a fortnight to add your photo. 
Create an Easter Card:

Using this Sketch:


I've chosen a base of thick Whisper White and added a panel of So Saffron cardstock which has been embossed with the Country Floral 3D EF. I've cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies - increasing in length by partly cutting then shifting the die and cutting from the other end. I have then stamped and stamped off using the words from Timeless Tulips and Gorgeous Grape ink (I have actually snipped the photopolymer with my scissors so that the greeting was stand alone as Spring does not tie into Easter for us, so can't imagine me using that greeting as it was). 

Using the same die, I cut another Stitched Nested Label shape and with Garden Green ink, stamped the stalks of my tulips. Onto a scrap of Whisper White, I've used Crushed Curry and inked three tulips and punched them out with the Tulip Builder punch. I adhered the tulip heads to the stamped stalks. Onto a piece of scrap So Saffron I've used the same greeting, wrapped a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine around and added a bow. The greeting has been added using Stampin' Dimensionals.


Kenny, our little hair bear from last week wanted to let you know he was super lucky to be able to keep his grooming appointment before we were placed in lockdown. These luxuries and many more are all on hold in New Zealand. He was also given some Easter eggs, seen above to take home to his humans. He couldn't trust himself to be in the same photo as the eggs though!!


Let's head over to Western Australia and see what Siobhan has for us this week:

Sunday, 22 March 2020

#CTC265 - 2nd Release Sale-a-Bration Week 2


CASE the second release Sale-a-bration Brochure:


I've headed back to page 6 - this time the image top right:


This has been a popular choice with the crew. 

I've used a base of thick Whisper White and a mat of Basic Black.  My DSP has been swapped out for a pattern with the leftovers from the honeycomb die.  I used it as a placement, and stuck the little hexagons into place - because, well - who wants to waste Gold Foil??

The rectangles have been diecut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and matted with Whisper White. All the images used the Detailed Bees dies and the beautiful Golden Honey Specialty DSP from the Sale-a-bration offer. I will miss this so much when it goes!  The greeting is from the Honey Bee stamp set using Memento Black ink and Whisper White cardstock, with a strip of the gold and black pattern from the same Golden Honey Specialty DSP

Kenny wasn't sure why the cats got all the photos and wanted to be involved - the little hair bear that he is - #desperateforahaircut #dogsruletoo 


Gotta love the bees!! And gold ...



What a time we are having. Trust you are all taking on board the advisories we are given. Look after youself and your families. Take care. If you find time to craft you might like to play along - you have one more week to use the 2nd release Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Next up you'll find our lovely Lauren. Can't wait to see what she has for us: