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CTC161 – Sale-a-bration

Stampin' Cat CTC161 Lots of Lavender

 

Hi and welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty.  I’ve had another busy week of packing and house hunting.  I’m packing my craft room  last so I can keep crafting right to the end.  I can’t stand the thought of not being able to play with all my new goodies.

Thanks for hopping over from Rose.  This week’s challenge is to CASE something from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

CTC 161

I’ve chosen to CASE a quick and easy card from page 8.

SAB page 8

I decided to reverse the colours and use Berry Burst as my card base and Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.

Stampin' Cat CTC161 Lots of Lavender

The flowers are from Lots of Lavender and the sentiment is from Cake Soiree.

Stampin' Cat CTC161 Lots of Lavender

I’ve added some Silver Mini Sequin Trim and some bling.

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By | 2018-01-14T15:49:19+00:00 January 14th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

ESAD 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I’m joined by 22 fabulous Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators for a Blog Hop featuring products from the new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues.  You may have hopped over from the lovely Barbara Williams, thanks for continuing on with me.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I was very excited to get my hands on this wonderful new Catalogue.  More excited than my assistant, Marvi, seems to be anyway.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

Today I’ve used a new bundle from the Occasions Catalogue called Bubble Over and I’ve teamed it with Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  This DSP is free with a qualifying order over $90.  Bubbles & Fizz DSP is so bright and fun, I just love it.  Here’s a couple of ways to earn this DSP for FREE!!!

Bubble OverWhisper White Narrow Note CardsIridescent Sequins     Bubbles & Fizz DSP

$71.00                 +           $14.00            +           $8.75               =             FREE

I’ve also used another new bundle called Sure Do Love You from the Occasions Catalogue

Sure Do Love YouWhisper White Narrow Note Cards     Bubbles & Fizz DSP

$84.50              +           $14.00             =              FREE

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I’ve made the cute little box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies and turned it into a shaker box.  The Whisper White Narrow Notecards and Envelopes fit inside the box perfectly.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I’ve added some Bubbles and Fizz DSP along the top and bottom of the box and behind the window sheet and sequins.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

Narrow Note Cards

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

Matching Envelopes

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I’ve also used some new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes as bubbles on the note cards.  They’re very hard to photograph but look really effective.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Bubble Over

I think this would make a lovely gift for any occasion.  Next up on the hop is Maree McIntosh, I know you’re going to love her project.

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Thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving a comment, I love reading them all.

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What is ESAD

Blog Hop Participant List

1. Cheryl Algie

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Amity Knight

4. Sharon Dalton

5. Lou Kitzelman

6. Carly Middleton

7. Kelly Kent

8. Kim Oliver

9. Ellen Woodbridge

10. Fi Cobbin

11. Megan Lenske

12. Barbara Williams

13. Peta Stephen

14. Maree McIntosh

15. Delys Cram

16. Renee Lynch

17. Monique Fielder

18. Cathy Pinchbeck

19. Courtenay Heuston

20. Leonie Schroder

21. Libby Dyson

22. Rachael Lewsley

23. Jessie Holton

 

 

 

 

By | 2018-01-14T15:47:16+00:00 January 14th, 2018|ESAD Blog Hops|13 Comments

CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party – Pages 4-9

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

Hello and welcome to our first CASEing the Catty Blog Hop for 2018.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I spent my Christmas with family, we had a lovely lunch at my sisters house.

I’ve been super busy since the 13th December when I decided I needed to downsize and I put my house on the market.  I’ve spent countless hours cleaning and making everything look just right, but all my hard work has paid off.  I sold the house on the 29th December.  I’ve lived in this house for 20 years and now I have until the 31st of January to pack up and move out.

House Sold

You may have hopped over from Angela, thanks for continuing on with me.  Our first challenge this year is CASEing Picture Perfect Party, pages 4-9 from the new 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

CTC 160

I’ve chosen the Happy Birthday card on page 9.

Occasions page 9

This card is so bright and fun in these colours but I really wanted to use my new True Gentlemen DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

I’ve made my card the standard C6 size using Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla card stock, I’ve also added a layer of vellum.

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

The sentiment is from the new Birthday Wit stamp set.  I’ve stamped it in Chocolate Chip and Tranquil Tide.  I’ve added some Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine and if you look really closely you’ll see some new Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon peeking out from behind the sentiment.

Stampin' Cat CTC 160 True Gentleman Birthday Wit

I hope you’ve had a chance to look at the new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues.  Over the coming weeks we’ll be CASEing projects from both catalogues, giving you plenty of ideas and inspiration.

Next up on the hop is Bronwyn, you’re going to love her project.  Click on the next button to hop on over.

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By | 2018-01-04T06:43:25+00:00 January 7th, 2018|CASEing the Catty Crew|12 Comments

CTC159 – Case Any Project From 2017 Holiday Catalogue

Stampin' Cat CTC 157 Seasonal Chums

Hello and welcome to our last CASEing the Catty Blog Hop for the year.  I hope  we’ve inspired you to CASE some of our projects or even join into the Challenges.  I love seeing what you create.

You may have hopped over from Rose, thanks for continuing on with me.  This week we are CASEing any project from the Holiday Catalogue.

CTC159

I’ve chosen the cute little Reindeer card on page 47.

Holiday page 47

I got to try out my new Stampin’ Blends (an early Christmas present to myself). I think I’m going to have some fun with them over Christmas

Stampin' Cat CTC159 Seasonal Chums

I’ve made some Christmas trees by cutting a section out of the Foil Snowflakes.

Stampin' Cat CTC159 Seasonal Chums

I’ve changed the red bow to gold so it matched my trees.  The sentiment is from Santa’s Sleigh.

Thanks for supporting all the fabulous crew members from CASEing the Catty this year.  Marvi and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  We hope to see you all next year with some brand new Challenges.

Next up is my very talented friend Megan.  Click on the next button and hop on over.

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By | 2017-12-17T19:08:19+00:00 December 17th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|2 Comments

CTC158 – Case a Project From The Page That Is Your Age!

 

Stampin' Cat CTC 158 Eastern Palace

Hi and welcome to our CASEing the Catty Sunday night Blog Hop.  Thanks for hopping over from Rebecca.  Tonight we are CASEing a project from the page that is our age!  Those of you that know me know I turned 50 earlier this year.  I was a little worried about the big 50.  I didn’t have a big party, just a few friends and family for lunch.  I did however have an amazing cake.

50th cake

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I turned to page 50 of the Holiday Catalogue but there were no pictures on page 50 so I Iooked at page 50 of the Annual Catalogue and decided to use the gift bag as my inspiration.

Annual page 50

I’ve used the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Stampin' Cat CTC 158 Eastern Palace

I fussy cut around the pattern on the Tranquil Tide/Dapper Denim DSP to create a belly band.

Stampin' Cat CTC 158 Eastern Palace

I added some Gold Mini Sequins, Mini Tassels, a sentiment and some stars.  The sentiment is from Oh, What Fun and the star is from the Wood Crate Framelits.

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By | 2017-12-10T14:12:32+00:00 December 10th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|4 Comments

CTC157 – Case a Colour Combination – Both Catalogues

Stampin' Cat CTC157 Santa's Sleigh

 

Welcome to our Sunday night CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.  You may have hopped over from Rebecca, thanks for continuing on with me.

Can you believe it’s just over 3 weeks until Christmas?  I’ve nearly made all my Christmas cards but I haven’t even thought about Christmas shopping yet.

This week we are CASEing a Colour Combination from either Catalogue.

CTC157

The card on page 43 of the Annual Catalogue caught my eye.

Annual page 43

I’ve changed the star shape to a reindeer so I now have another card in my Christmas Card stash.

Stampin' Cat CTC157 Santa's Sleigh

It was very hard for me to adhere my Pool Party cardstock and my banner at an angle but I threw caution to the wind and didn’t put them on straight lol.  I think my card is more angled than the original!!!

Stampin' Cat CTC157 Santa's Sleigh

I added a Silver Foil frame around my reindeer and changed the Baker’s Twine for some Silver Mini Sequins.  I’ve used a single sequin for the reindeer’s eye.

Stampin' Cat CTC157 Santa's Sleigh

The sentiment is from Christmas Quilt.  I used my Island Indigo Marker to ink up the “merry” then stamped it near my reindeer.  The “Christmas” is heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I’ve also added some Washi Tape and a strip of Silver Foil Card under my sentiment.

Stampin' Cat CTC157 Santa's Sleigh

My assistant Marvi hasn’t featured for a while.  He’s been on a diet and he hasn’t been too happy to pose for photos.  He thinks I’m slowly starving him but the good news is he’s lost 370g bringing his weight down to 6.75kg.

Next on the hop is Elizabeth.  Just click on the next button to hop over to her beautiful project.

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By | 2017-12-03T09:30:54+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|6 Comments

CTC 156 – Case any Project from the Annual Catalogue and give it a Christmas Twist

Stampin' Cat CTC156 Seasonal Layers

Hi and welcome to another Sunday night CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.  This week we are CASEing any project from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Christmas Twist.  You may have started the hop with Rebecca, thanks for continuing on with me.

CTC156

I flicked through the Catalogue a few times before I chose a card to CASE.  There were too many options to choose from.  My CASE is inspired by the Happy Birthday card on page 161.

Annual page 161

Now to put a Christmas Twist on it.

Stampin' Cat CTC156 Seasonal Layers

I’ve used the emboss resist technique on some water colour paper using the snowflakes from Colourful Seasons.  I’ve used Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party ink with my Aqua Painter.

Stampin' Cat CTC156 Seasonal Layers

The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and it’s from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.

Stampin' Cat CTC156 Seasonal Layers

You probably can’t see in the picture but I’ve die cut some Vellum snowflakes with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and attached them to my embossed snowflakes.  I’ve then added an iridescent sequin as well.

I hope you like my card.  Next up on the Blog Hop is Rachel.  You’re going to love what she’s created this week.

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By | 2017-11-25T09:33:32+00:00 November 26th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments

CTC155 – Case Gift Packaging – Both Catalogues

Stampin' Cat CTC155 Year of Cheer

Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.  You may have hopped over from Rachel, thanks for continuing on with me.  This week we are CASEing Gift Packaging from either Catalogue.

CTC155

I love the stack of gifts on the right hand side of page 11 in the Holiday Catalogue.  Who wouldn’t love to receive these?

Holiday page 11

Although these gift boxes are in my favourite DSP I’ve changed mine and used Year of Cheer.

Stampin' Cat CTC155 Year of Cheer

I love the use of mixed metallics.  Year of Cheer has gold, silver, champagne and copper but they all go so well together.  I watched a Youtube video from Pootles Papercraft for the measurements of each box.

Stampin' Cat CTC155 Year of Cheer

I’ve heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Little Labels in gold embossing powder then used the Everyday Label Punch to punch it out.

Stampin' Cat CTC155 Year of Cheer

I’ve used Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around each box then I’ve tied all the boxes together with Gold 1/8″ Ribbon.

I hope you like todays project.  Now it’s time to hop over to Fi to see her amazing project.  Just click on the link below.

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By | 2017-11-19T19:16:46+00:00 November 19th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|6 Comments

CTC154 – Case a Colouring Project

Stampin' Cat CTC 154 Santa Paws

Hello and welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty.  It’s been a huge weekend, on Saturday I attended Stampin’ Up! On Stage at the Gold Coast and on Sunday I had my first Volunteer training day for the Commonwealth Games.  Both events were held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.  I can’t give too much away but you’re going to love everything in the SAB and Occasions catalogues.

This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing any Colouring Project.

CTC154

I’ve chosen the card on page 18 of the Holiday Catalogue.

Holiday page 18

I’ve changed the colour of my card base to Basic Black with a layer of Soft Sky.

Stampin' Cat CTC 154 Santa Paws

I have stamped the image from Santa Paws onto water colour paper and selectively coloured parts of it with Water Colour Pencils.  How cute do these little critters look?

Stampin' Cat CTC 154 Santa Paws

The sentiment is from Santa’s Sleigh and I’ve stamped each word separately then popped them up on mini dimensionals.

Stampin' Cat CTC 154 Santa Paws

I hope you have enjoyed my post today.  It’s time to hop over to my good friend Megan.  Don’t forget Megan, what happened on the Gold Coast stays on the Gold Coast lol.  Just click on the next button and you’ll be taken straight over to her beautiful project.

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By | 2017-11-10T09:05:52+00:00 November 12th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|5 Comments

CTC 153 – Case a Holiday Catalogue Tag

Stampin' Cat CTC153 Merry Little Christmas

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Can you believe it’s November already?  Where has the year gone?  I think the older you get the faster the years seem to fly by.

Thanks for hopping over from Rebecca.  This week we are CASEing any Tag from the Holiday Catalogue.   I made these tags a few weeks ago as a project for a Stampin’ Day Retreat that my good friends Lou and Megan and I hosted.  They are CASEd from the tag at the top right of page 14 of the holiday catalogue.

2017 Holiday Catalogue Page 14

Here’s a closer look.

 

Holiday page 14

I’ve used my favourite suite, Merry Little Christmas.

Stampin' Cat CTC153 Merry Little Christmas

I’ve used the Merry Little Labels stamp set combined with the Everyday Label Punch.  The bottom layer of my tags is from the Merry Little Christmas Cardstock pack.  Each tag has a different ribbon,  7/8″ Striped Ribbon, Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon and Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.  I also used some Jute Twine on the top of each tag.

Stamping Cat CTC 153 Merry Little Christmas

Stamping Cat CTC 153 Merry Little Christmas

Stamping Cat CTC 153 Merry Little Christmas

I hope you like my tags today.  Next up is the very talented Angela.  Just click on the next button to hop over to her wonderful project.

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By | 2017-11-04T13:26:05+00:00 November 5th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments