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CTC143 – Artistic Expression – Pages 132-181

Stampin' Cat CTC143 Lovely as a Tree

Hello everyone and welcome to another CASEing the Catty Crew Blog Hop.  We are a group of demonstrators who love to take our inspiration from the amazing Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  Each week we choose a different section of the Catalogue to CASE.  It really makes you look at your catalogue, I mean really look at it.

Last week I shared a picture of the bushfire that had me pack up and leave my house.  My wonderful friend Megan commented that I didn’t show you a picture of my car all packed up.  So here it is.

Bushfire car packed

A girl’s gotta get her priorities right.  Big shot, packed.  Stampin’ Trimmer, packed.  Holiday Catalogue Pre-order, packed.  Pro Hart painting, no room to pack that lol.  Of course Marvi, my feline assistant, was the last thing to go in the car before the police told me to leave.

Anyway…………this week we are CASEing the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue pages 132-181.

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I’ve chosen to CASE the card on page 137.

Annual Catalogue page 137

I’ve made two versions of this card.  One using my favourite Wood Textures DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC143 Lovely as a Tree

Stampin' Cat CTC143 Lovely as a Tree

The other version using some new products from the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

Stampin' Cat CTC143 Lovely as a Tree

Stampin' Cat CTC143 Lovely as a Tree

Both cards have been stamped with a beautiful tree from Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  I’ve heat embossed both of the trees, one in white and one in gold.  The sentiment is from Butterfly Basics.

The new 2017 Holiday Catalogue is live on the 1st of September.  That’s only 5 more sleeps.   Contact me if you’d like a copy.   If Marvi hasn’t eaten them all I’ll post one out.

Marvi 2017 Holiday Catalogue

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By | 2017-08-27T15:02:22+00:00 August 27th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|5 Comments

CTC142 – Love & Sympathy – Pages 86-101

Hello and welcome to my blog.  It’s CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop time again.  You may have hopped over from Elizabeth or you are starting with me, either way make sure you check out all the Crew’s projects.

I’ve had a very big week this week.  On Monday my sister was hit by a car while riding her push bike.  She’s ok, nothing broken, just very bruised and sore.  And on Friday I had to evacuate from my house because of a bush fire.  Marvi and I stayed at my other sister’s house for the night.  Thankfully everything was ok when I came home Saturday.  Here’s a picture I took at my house about an hour before I left.

Bushfire Little Mountain

This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing the Love & Sympathy section of the Catalogue pages 86-101.

CTC142

I only make sympathy cards when I need them.  Sadly I’ve needed two so far this year.  I’ve CASEd the Tranquil Tide card from page 94 of the Annual Catalogue.

Annual Catalogue Page 94

I’ve changed my card into an encouragement card rather than a love & sympathy card.

Stampin' Cat CTC142 Label Me Pretty

I’ve used Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand card stock with some touches of Gold

Stampin' Cat CTC142 Label Me Pretty

I love the Delicate White Doily behind the Pretty Label Punch.  The gold leaves are from the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Stampin' Cat CTC142 Label Me Pretty

I fussy cut the Tranquil Tide flowers from the Fresh Florals DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC142 Label Me Pretty

I’ve also used the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder.  I think that pattern matches perfectly with the Label Me Pretty stamp.

Stampin' Cat CTC142 Label Me Pretty

As usual my assistant Marvi was available for the photo shoot.   He thought he might get a snack if he helped me.

I hope you like my project this week.  Next up is Sandra, her card is just beautiful.

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By | 2017-08-19T14:45:10+00:00 August 20th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|11 Comments

Colour INKspiration Challenge CI15

Colour INKspiration Top 5 Pick

Stampin' Cat CI15 Detailed Dragonfly

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today’s card is for the Colour Inspiration Challenge CI15.  Our colours are Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party. We can also use any neutrals such as Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Metallics.

CI15

For my background I’ve used a technique called the “Straw Blowing” Technique.  I’m not really sure if that’s what it’s called but I put drops of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party re-inker on some glossy white card and blew them around through a straw.

Stampin' cat CI15 Detailed Dragonfly

This is such a fun technique and the results look fabulous.  My photography doesn’t really do my card justice.

Stampin' cat CI15 Detailed Dragonfly

I’ve added a Detailed Dragonfly in Basic Black card stock.  I think the hero of the card is the background so I didn’t want to cover it up too much.

Stampin' cat CI15 Detailed Dragonfly

The sentiment is from Banners for You and I’ve used Bunch of Banners Framelits to die cut it.

I hope you like my card today.

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By | 2017-08-27T15:04:02+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Colour INKspiration|1 Comment

#JOS004 Challenge – The Letter “B”

Joy of Sets Challenge Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog.  As the winner of  #JOS002 I was asked to be a “Guest Designer” for #JOS004.  How exciting!!!!!   This time the Challenge at Joy of Sets is to use a stamp set starting with the letter “B”.  I chose to use Baby Bear.

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

I’ve made two versions of a Sliding Easel Card using the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

This is the boy version in blue.

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

And the girl version in pink.

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

I’ve stamped the Baby Bear in Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  The balloons are punched with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  If you look really closely you can see I’ve used the Fine Tip Glue Pen on the Bear’s eyes and nose to give them some shine.  The thread on the balloons is some retired Gold Cording Trim.

Stampin' Cat JOS004 Baby Bear

Here is a picture of the back of the card so you can see how it stands up.  I’ve used a fabulous tutorial from Sharon Burkert.  It’s super easy to follow and makes an impressive looking card.

I love a fancy fold card that folds flat and fits into a standard size envelope.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today.  It was such an honour to be a “Guest Designer”.  I enjoy reading your comments so please leave some love.

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By | 2017-08-14T09:31:32+00:00 August 15th, 2017|The Joy of Sets|10 Comments

CTC 141 – Birthday – Pages 68-85

Hello everyone and welcome to our Sunday night CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.  You may have hopped over from Angela’s Blog or you may be starting with me, either way I hope you hop around to all the Crew’s Blogs.  This week we are CASEing the Birthday section of the catalogue, pages 68-85.

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I’m not CASEing a card this week,  I’m CASEing these cute little gift bags that are hiding on page 68 of the Catalogue.

SU Catty page 68

My Foil Frenzy DSP arrived last week and I was itching to use it.

Stampin' Cat CTC141 Foil Frenzy

I’ve used the 7.6cm x 15.2cm Gusseted Cellophane Bags from page 195.  I’ve filled them with my favourite chocolates, Lindt Balls.  If anyone saw my Birthday cake from last week they’ll know I love Lindt.

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I’ve used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon which matches the Foil Frenzy DSP perfectly.

Stampin' Cat CTC141 Foil Frenzy

The little tags on the front are punched from the Pretty Label Punch and layered on top of a Foil Frenzy Scalloped Oval.  I’ve used Happy Birthday Gorgeous to stamp the tags.

Marvi CTC141Marvi CTC141

I wasn’t touching the ribbon Mum…….really I wasn’t

Marvi CTC141

Marvi is such a ratbag cat.  He’s on a diet at the moment.  Anything that even looks like food is fair game.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:51:39+00:00 August 13th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|6 Comments

Scrapbooking Global August Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global August Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog.  Myself and 22 other talented ladies are joining in on Scrapbooking Globals first ever Blog Hop.  How exciting is that!!!  You may be starting with me or you may have hopped over to me from my good friend Megan, make sure you check out all the blogs by clicking on the next button at the bottom of the post.

We are showcasing products from the wonderful 2017/18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.  I’ve chosen a few products for my 12″ x 12″ layout.

 

Stampin' Cat Delightful Daisy Scrapbooking Global

I’ve die cut various sized circles from Delightful Daisy DSP and Wood Textures DSP.

Stampin' Cat Delightful Daisy Scrapbooking Global

I think these colours go great with the photo of my cat, Marvi.

Stampin' Cat Delightful Daisy Scrapbooking Global

Can you see the texture on my daisy?  I used some Embossing Paste and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on some card stock then punched out some daisies with the Daisy Punch.

Stampin' Cat Delightful Daisy Scrapbooking Global

I’ve done the same thing with the word “Marvi”.  Embossing paste on some Tranquil Tide card stock then used the Large Letters Framelits to die cut the letters.

Stampin' Cat Delightful Daisy Scrapbooking Global

There’s more Embossing Paste on the small circle.  I’ve used the Decorative Mask like an Embossing Folder in my Big Shot to give the larger circle some texture.

Stampin' Cat Delightful Daisy Scrapbooking Global

Of course the subject of my layout was on hand for the photo shoot.  He is such a helpful assistant.  He features in my blog most weeks.

I hope you have enjoyed my project.  Now it’s time to hop over to Lisa, I’m sure you are going to love her amazing project.  Just click on the next button to continue on with the hop.  We enjoy reading your comments so please leave us some love.

 

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Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Sharon Dalton

2. Megan Lenske

3. Peta Stephen

4. Lisa Henderson

5. Pam Poli

6. Courtenay Heuston

7. Jessica Brigden

8. Karie Beglau

9. Simone Meye

10. Lisa Gibson

11. Michelle Veller

12. Cheryl Algie

13. Beth Rush

14. Josie Dean

15. Kelly Leese

16. Stesha Bloodhart

17. Virginia Porta

18. Kerstin Klar

19. Joanne Hodge

20. Christine Alward

21. Monika Lenkeit Davis

22. Jenny Hall

23. Lou Kitzelman

 

By | 2017-08-13T11:48:27+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Scrapbooking Global|12 Comments

#JOS003 Challenge – The Letter “C”

#JOS003

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.  I received some very exciting news last week.  My shaker card was chosen as the winner of challenge #JOS002 and I get to be a guest designer for #JOS004 challenge.  Woohoo!!!

Today’s card is for The Joy of Sets Challenge #JOS003.  You may use any Stampin’ Up! stamp set, new or retired, but there’s a twist.   There will be a new letter selected each fortnight and that letter must be in the name of the stamp set you use.  For this challenge the letter is “C”.

Now I don’t have many stamp sets with the letter “C” in the name so I’m using a retired set called Sweet Cupcake.

Stampin' Cat #JOS003 Sweet Cupcake

I’ve made a Z fold card using Melon Mambo card stock and retired It’s My Party DSP.  Z fold cards are so easy to make and they look really effective.

Stampin' Cat #JOS003 Sweet Cupcake

Here’s a photo from the top so you can see how it works.

Stampin' Cat #JOS003 Sweet Cupcake

I’ve used the retired Cupcake Cutouts Framelits (try saying that 3 times fast) to die cut the word “Sweet”…..

Stampin' Cat #JOS003 Sweet Cupcake

…..and to die cut the cupcake and candle.  I’ve stamped the cupcake in Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo and adhered part of a Delicate White Doily behind it.

Stampin' Cat #JOS003 Sweet Cupcake

The best thing about a Z fold card is that it folds flat and fits in a standard size C6 envelope.

I hope you like my entry for the challenge.  I love reading your comments.

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By | 2017-08-07T18:12:51+00:00 August 7th, 2017|The Joy of Sets|7 Comments

CTC 140 – For Babies & Kids – Pages 102-111

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.  It’s been a hectic week of work, crafting and celebrating.  Today my sister and I both celebrate birthdays.  No we are not twins, we were born exactly 2 years apart.  She has still not forgiven me for ruining her second birthday.  I would have thought I was the best birthday present ever.  Who else can say they got a sister for their birthday lol.

Anyway…………..this week we are CASEing the “For Babies & Kids” section of the catalogue.

CTC140

I’ve taken some inspiration from the “Born to be Loved” card on the left hand side of page 102.

Annual Catalogue Page 102

My version of this card is not necessarily a baby card.  It could be for any occasion and that’s the beauty of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, change a colour or a sentiment and you have a totally different look.

Stampin' Cat CTC140 Lovely Words

I just love Tranquil Tide and Gold together.  I’ve used Lovely Words Thinlits on Very Vanilla cardstock.

Stampin' Cat CTC140 Lovely Words

I’ve die cut the word “lovely” from Tranquil Tide as well and adhered it over the top of the Very Vanilla word.

Stampin' Cat CTC140 Lovely Words

The gold flowers and Tranquil Tide leaves are from Bouquet Bunch Framelits and the sentiment “as can be” is from Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set.

The gold flowers and Tranquil Tide leaves are from Bouquet Bunch Framelits and the sentiment "as can be" is from Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set.

My assistant Marvi was on hand for a photo, with a happier face than last week.  Marvi says thanks for all the kind comments.  I’m sure he thinks it’s all about him and not my cards.

Thanks for hopping along with us today.  Click on the “Next” button and it will take you over to Angela’s super cute card.

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By | 2017-08-06T17:00:56+00:00 August 6th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|13 Comments

Colour INKspiration Challenge CI14

CI14

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today’s card is for the Colour INKspiration Challenge CI14.  This time our colours are Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Night of Navy.   We can also use any neutrals such as Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Metallics.

CI14 Marvi

My assistant Marvi thought he could be the next model for the colour palette.  I’m not sure if everyone would like these colours Marvi!!

I decided to try and make a card that looked like a wall of graffiti.  Maybe if you squint a little bit and tilt your head to the left you can see it?

Stampin' Cat CI14 Sunshine Sayings

My card base is Smoky Slate layered with Night of Navy card stock.  I’ve used the Brick Wall Embossing Folder on Soft Sky card stock and stamped a few splotches from Painter’s Palette stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy.

Stampin' Cat CI14 Sunshine Sayings

I’ve die cut a Silver Foil heart and a Rich Razzleberry heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and stamped the flower from Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Washing Tape from Basics Pack 3 added to my graffiti effect.

Stampin' Cat CI14 Sunshine Sayings

Now every wall that has graffiti on it usually has someone confessing their love for that special person in their life.  I’ve used the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set embossed in silver to show you who I love.

I hope you like my card today.

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By | 2017-08-03T09:55:25+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Colour INKspiration|1 Comment