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Sunday, 17 September 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC146 Season of Glitz


CASEing pages 20-27 of the Holiday Catalogue - Season of Glitz, doesn't that sound lush?


My project is a CASE from page 22
A relatively easy card to create so perfect for a make and take - I started out using my Stamp a ma Jig, but then decided to just line up the image by eye and I like that it isn't too precise that way.  My background image is the Santa sack from Father Christmas. Cardstock is Crumb Cake and ink is Soft Suede. The greeting is from Oh, What Fun, then die cut with a Stitched Shapes oval framelit. I chose Pool Party Baker's Twine for my coils with the Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish.



Thanks for stopping in and now off must hop over and visit Jackie Noble - she has something stunning to show you this week!

Why not have a go yourself and add your photo by clicking on the link above on the right. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

A Card to Fit Two Challenges

This card was inspired by the colours in the Colour INKspiration challenge #CI16 of Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand and Basic Gray.  Although when finished I realised it also fit the brief for Global Design Project #GDP103 "For Him".

Also the chance to ink up Bike Ride for the first time, and use the Build a Bike Framelits. I really like the Sahara Sand embossing paste bricks. The greeting is from Birthday Delivery. The bike and greeting have been popped out with dimensionals.

The little dog could have been stamped in the corner and didn't need die cut, but he was going to originally sit in the basket. I like him better where he is.  And the funny thing about this post? (ssshhh..) it isn't a card for a 'him', it's going to a 'her', but she's a bit sporty, so don't think she'll mind the colours I've chosen.  Happy Birthday Grace!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC145 Merry Little Christmas


Welcome to this week's Guest Designer - Siobhan Fitzsimmons, as we Case pages 10-19 of the Holiday Catalogue.

I've chosen the left image on the right hand side photo page 17.  

This called out to the shabby chic style I enjoy. Some elements are definitely more shabby than others! I tried to age the truck with my colouring and the uneven toning was intentional. Card base is Very Vanilla thick cardstock. The DSP background is the Tranquil Tide Fresh Florals. Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with Petal Burst TIEF. I stamped the truck from Country Livin' with Archival Basic Black and water coloured using Tranquil Tide, Basic Gray and Chocolate Chip, Garden Green for the grass. 

The greeting is Number of Years, and being photopolymer don't forget you can shape it as you stick it to your block. 

My Wood Textures DSP wreath was more of a challenge than I'd pictured in my head. I cut a circle and distressed it, then started at the middle and tore towards the outside.  I then spritzed and rolled each section out but when I was done it looked too even. I spritzed the whole piece and scrumpled it into a ball, then carefully unravelled it as wet paper is very easily torn. I pressed it more or less flat with my fingers and allowed it to dry. Because it was still a little too even, I then tore off the odd roll to give the rough look I finished with. I adhered it to the coloured image and trimmed it so it was hidden behind the wreath. To finish I added a linen thread bow and used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to apply a layer over the windows and head lights. I've tried to show that more clearly below.



Time to hop on over and check out what Megan's been up to:


Monday, 4 September 2017

Anything But the Holidays Blog Hop

Thanks to Janet Wakeland for this Blog Hop for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators all over the world to use the Holiday Catalogue product in a 'non-holiday' way. The criteria was to use at least one product from the Holiday catalogue - so click on the names below and be inspired to use your products in a whole new way... You are now with Sandra Collett from Christchurch, New Zealand - but if you get lost at any time, scroll down for the list of contributors . 

I've used the Watercolor Christmas Project Kt from pg 33. This is the kit suggestion and my non-holiday takes follow:


I've mixed things up a bit to show you just how versatile this Kit is, but you could easily utilise aspects of these ideas and adapt to fit with products you already own.  I have stayed with the sketch for each card and will list the extra supplies under each where they are not already included in the kit-

Stamp sets:  Layering Love; Bike Ride
Ink: Basic Black for Greeting and Dog, Smokey Slate & Real Red for dog
Cardstock: Tiny scrap of Whisper White for dog
Tips: Fussy cut dog to add to bottom right corner

Stamp sets:  Layering Love; Lift Me Up 
Thinlits: Up and Away
Ink: Basic Black for Greeting
Cardstock: Scraps of Emerald Envy and Real Red for balloons
Tips: Turn pre-printed panel over to stamp on and attach balloons

Stamp sets:  Layering Love
Thinlits: Rose Garden, Bold Butterfly
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red marker for heart
Cardstock: Scraps of Emerald Envy for Leaves

Stamp sets:  Bunch of Blossoms
Thinlits: Bloomin' Heart, Layering Ovals
Punch:Tree Builder (for red flowers)
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Scraps of Real Red for oval and flowers 
Tips: Pop a circle of real red behind each flower, use tiny circle from diecut gold flowers for centre of red flowers and to decorate greeting

And why haven't I mentioned that you need Gold Foil as an extra? Because I have utilised the envelope liner - can you believe that elegant Gold Foil is mostly hidden away inside the envelope? If you wish to recreate as I have, the last thing you will need is a sheet or Real Red 12"x12" cardstock to swap out the envelope liners  (in my case I used retired Co-ordinations). I used the foil liner as my template and you can get all four envelope liners from one sheet of cardstock. All my diecuts easily came out of 1 of the liners and still loads of Gold Foil for another project.


I hope my project inspires you to make something other than Christmas cards with this kit and love to see what you create, so please tag me in when you post. Thanks for stopping by and next go check out Angèlique's project...

Sunday, 3 September 2017

CASEing the Catty - #CTC144 Quilted Christmas


Welcome readers - this week sees the Holiday Catalogue go live, and today we are being inspired by creations from pages 4-9. We welcome Cathy Pinchback as our Guest Designer.


My CASe comes from this image on page 4 - bottom left, but with a couple of twists. As you can see, I'm not quite ready for thinking of Christmas, but I know it will have to happen soon.

I've taken the layout idea, and switched Lemon Lime Twist for Real Red by using the Fresh Florals DSP Stack. My take of the 3 cottons was to use the three trees from Lovely as a Tree - (one of the longest serving stamp sets Stampin' Up has had) stamped in Early Espresso. Wood Textures DSP for the banner with a doily attached. The colour on the trees was done by scribbling a little bit of Lemon Lime marker on to acetate and spritzing then pressing over each tree, I didn't want the colour outside the tree and the result is the slightly blurred colours which I was wanting without too much colour. This technique is popular at the moment for backgrounds, if you haven't done so, you need to try it. The image was then diecut using the largest Stitched Shapes Framelit square. Greeting from Bella & Friends.

Time to hop over and see Rachel's cute creations!