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Sunday, 14 January 2018

CASEing the Catty - #CTC161 Sale-a-Bration

CASEing from the new Sale-a-Bration catalogue - any page! Welcome if you've just arrived from Megan's sweet card...

I chose to adapt the front of the bag on page 12.

My stamp set of choice was one we received at Onstage Gold Coast and I hadn't had a chance to use a lot - Bird Banter.  I went with a toucan, a parrot and a budgie and stamped each in the same colour as the background cardstock used - Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight. I also sponged around all the coloured edges. The Whisper White background was embossed with Petal Burst and mounted onto the same colour thick base. A couple of snippets of ribbon have been adhered under the 1 /34" circle. The greeting has been chopped and each word has Bermuda Bay around the edge and popped onto the circle along with a fussy cut parrot coloured with an aquabrush and markers in the same colours already used. The bling is from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and a touch of Wink of Stella on the main bird...

Thanks for all your kind messages and I'm pleased to say, I've advanced to a crutch and ditched the frame. Happy days! Am definitely appreciating my mobility, even though I've got a bit of a way to go.

Hope this inspires you to play along this week. But now pop over to see what Judy has created for you this time round...

Sunday, 7 January 2018

CASEing the Catty - #CTC160 Picture Perfect Party

We're back for the new year and CASEing from the brand new catalogue which went live this week.  

I liked the simplicity of the card on the left at the top of page 6, and pretty much followed the layout to the letter except for the position of the sequins.  

Because I'm still restricted in my mobility, I chose to dive into that stash we all have - you know the one, the diecuts you made and didn't use but couldn't bear to dispose of??!!  I managed to find two pieces that worked just right for what I wanted. The blushing bride piece which used the Stitched Shapes framelits, and a cute little jar stamped on Whisper white. The goldfish was added first in Peekaboo Peach, then masked to put the Old Olive foliage in. Oops, I realised he needed water! I used the Pool Party Blend marker and got a nice light colouring which was just what I wanted. I tied linen thread a couple of times around the jar, and used mini sequins for some air bubbles. The jar was mounted with dimensionals.

I have used Rich Razzleberry for my background and the DSP is Tutti-frutti (found on pg 29). Funny enough it is what the cased project used, only in a different colour. I chose it because it worked with the diecut I had. Isn't that greeting so appropriate as we welcome in 2018? - Well Hello There!  Unfortunately not a stamp, but from the Sale-a-bration item - Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack. I trimmed it to fit and then used the offcut to trim another piece of the same height for the right hand side to make it look like it was one piece.

Thanks for stopping by - please head over and see what the lovely Julia has created this time... then feel free to play along!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Wish Me Luck!

Stampin' Up have invited demonstrators who wish to apply to be a Display Board Stamper to create a blog post with 3 card fronts, 1 scrapbook page and 2 off the page items.  

I may have slipped a little extra project in, but only because they are very similar and it just gives people an extra little idea during this season of giving.

My first card features Santa's Suit and Oh, What Fun with the trending 'eclipse' method using the Large Letter framelits.

My next card is a special card created for my lovely Mum who celebrated a birthday this week.  I used the Delightful Daisy stamps, matching punch and DSP along with the Happy Birthday Thinlits.  I believe this is called a Double Dutch fold card, although I created my own measurements to make this a 6" square card (can be easily adapted to standard size though).

The inside:

 and then it can stand on it's own:

My final card is a four fold card which I adapted from ideas online, but I get two card bases from a sheet of 12"x12" and 1/2 sheet A4. I realise the brief was for a card front, but this is a special Christmas card and it does fit in a standard envelope. Father Christmas, Merry Music Specialty DSP and Snowflake Sentiments were used with some diecuts from Pretty Pines Thinlits.


The photo I selected to scrapbook with jumped out after I had been flicking through the new Petal Passion Memories and More card pack. The powder pink sky matched the cards from this pack perfectly. I have used one of the large and 3 small cards to create the embellishments.

Close up of Petal Passion cards (yum!):

Off the page items. First using the Window Box thinlits run through the Big Shot with the 3D Dynamic Hexagons. Greeting combination of Pretty Kitty and fussy cut Floral Statement, with a fussy cut bumble bee from Dragonfly Dreams - all elements raised with mini dimensionals.  

Next project incorporates little cups inspired by Mel Pagano - they hold a Ferroro Rocher perfectly and I've popped them into a Wood crate with a few simple 3x3 cards. The cups were made from Coffee Break DSP.

And just because it's Christmas, and staying with 3" square card. Are you looking for some last minute inspiration - how about those mini pizza boxes? So pleased to hear they are carrying over, perfect little gift - again using the Merry Music Specialty DSP, also trimmed to fit the back of the envelopes, a simple punched black cat with a sweet little Santa hat from Santa's Suit, finished with a strip of Year of Cheer washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by. I wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC158 Case From a Page Your Age

Case a project from a page of your age - or the age you would like to be!  

I have to admit the page of my age didn't spin my wheels, so this week I think I would like to be 45 and have used the holiday catalogue image below:

I was also wanting the inspiration for a special birthday card for a young lady who turned 18 on Friday. I decided to use a similar style to this one I had made my daughter last year but with the front sealed off to create a pocket for a gift card or similar.  

The Year of Cheer Specialty DSP was perfect for this celebration, and I made the mini treatbag from it, then used a piece slightly smaller as the pocket lining (below). Being a smaller size card, I opted to use Whisper White for the card base, and sponged Sweet Sugarplum around the edge. Diecuts made of Champagne Foil, numbers and bow; along with Sweet Sugarplum: numbers, heart and Happy Birthday, then Vellum from Stitched Shapes. Corners were rounded with the Envelope Punch board. The elements used were the Silver Metallic Foil Doilly, Silver Mini Sequin Trim and Metallic Thread and the tiny hearts are wooden from the Hearts and Stars elements, which were pressed against the Sweet Sugarplum ink pad and then fine tip glue was added for the shine. The front was scattered with assorted size sequins from the Metallic Sequins assortment.  

The inside was calling for another of those cute little Party Pandas, and I wanted a decent space to write a note so the right side was left blank.

Amazing how much more challenging crafting becomes when you have one leg that you are not allowed to bear weight on. However we got there, and I hope it inspires you to have a go at joining in this week, hook up with the link on the right.  Meantime, be sure to pop on over to Megan's blog and check it out.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC157 Case a Colour Combo

This week you can use either catalogue to case a colour combination.  Loads of choice!!  Play along and link up on the right...

I'm sure this colour combination features more than once through the catalogue, however my inspiration came from page 35 - Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky...

The young lady of the house turned 17 this week, so it was fitting to tie this in with a last minute birthday card... and you also get a sneak peak of a stamp set you can earn with a purchase of $110 in the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion! - Party Pandas, they are already proving to be popular among demonstrators.

Pandas love bamboo - I know, but I wanted some colour, so chose the floral pattern from Awesomely Artistic to combine with my little party bears.  I stamped the pandas directly onto my top layer and masked them off, then the background image. I used my aqua brush and pretty much slip slopped colour so that I got different depths of colour without being too precise.  Yes, there are only three marker colours used - the hat is not using the aqua brush, but the marker direct to paper.  I then used the eclipse technique which is trending at prsent and diecut the Large Numbers from the top layer and layered with another set cut from Basic Black, as I didn't want the numbers to get too last.Popped up on mini dimensionals - they are the perfect size if you haven't tried them yet, you must. A quick tie off with some linen thread, and simply matted with Lemon Lime Twist and onto a thick Whisper White base.

The middle is matted the same with the final panda image of the trio in this set of stamps, and the heart coloured with Berry Burst too. The greeting is also from that set, along with Hi or Love You... too cute.  Of course I couldn't help but photograph him with a little memento from her trip to China this year.

Thanks for stopping by, and please make your way over to Monique's blog for some more inspiration.