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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.

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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|4 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

CTC152 – Painted Autumn/Spooky Nights – Pages 48-55

Stampin' Cat CTC152 Flourish Thinlits

This week’s theme at CASEing the Catty CTC152 is Painted Autumn/Spooky Nights pages 48-55.  You may be starting with me or you’ve hopped over from Rebecca, either way, welcome.

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There’s lots of great ideas from the design team this week so make sure you check out the full hop.

My inspiration for today’s CASE comes from the “Celebrate” card on page 51.

Holiday Pages 51

I don’t have Pick a Pumpkin bundle so I’ve used Flourish Thinlits instead.

Stampin' Cat CTC152 Flourish Thinlits

I’ve used Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach.

Stampin' Cat CTC152 Flourish Thinlits

The Wild Wasabi leaves are from Painted Harvest and punched with the Leaf Punch.  I’ve also added some Metallics Sequins.

Next up we have Julia.  Just click on the next button to hop over to her wonderful project.

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By | 2017-10-26T08:15:21+00:00 October 29th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments

CTC151 – Catalogue Covers and Hostess Sets

#Stampin' Cat #CTC151 #Year of Cheer #Stampin' Up

Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.  You may be starting with me or you may have hopped over from Julia.  Make sure you do the full hop, there’s so much inspiration from my talented crew members.

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This week we are CASEing the Catalogue Covers and Hostess Sets.  I’ve chosen the card with the “Mittens” in the top left hand corner of the Holiday Catalogue.

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Here is a better look at the card.

SU Holiday Catalogue

My CASE of this card uses the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.

#Stampin' Cat #CTC151 #Year of Cheer #Stampin' Up

My card base is Whisper White Thick card stock.  The reindeer is die cut in Champagne Foil Card from Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and he has a Copper Foil bow.

#Stampin' Cat #CTC151 #Year of Cheer #Stampin' Up

The sentiment is heat embossed in Copper and is from the Merry Patterns stamp set.

I hope you like my card today.  Next we have Sandra.  Just click on the link to hop over and check out her amazing project.

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By | 2017-10-21T09:08:59+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|10 Comments

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D Projects Blog Hop

ESAD 2017 Fancy Fold Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Thanks for joining me and 21 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators for a Fancy Fold & 3D Projects Blog Hop featuring fabulous new products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  You may have hopped over from the lovely Rebecca Scurr, thanks for continuing on with me.  Once you’ve finished on my page click on the next button and hop on to Kristel Rimmer‘s fabulous creations.

2017 Holiday Catalogue

I knew I wanted to use my favourite DSP, Merry Little Christmas, but I wasn’t sure about which Fancy Fold Technique to use.  I decided on a Never Ending Card.  They really aren’t that difficult, just a bit time consuming.  Here’s a video of my card in action.

 

I watched a great Split Coast Stampers Youtube video on how to make the Never Ending Card then decorated it using Merry Little Christmas DSP and Hometown Greetings Edgelits.

I’ve photographed each side of the card so you can have a better look at it.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas

Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas

Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas

Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas

I haven’t made one of these cards for years and I’d forgotten how much fun they are to make.  I’ve included a few close up photos of my embellishments.

Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas
Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas

Stampin' Cat ESAD Never Ending Card Merry Little Christmas

I’ve used the Labels of Love Stamp Set, Everyday Label Punch, Vintage Crochet Trim and Black Rhinestone Jewels.

I hope you like my card.  Next up on our hop is Kristel Rimmer.  Just click on the next button to hop over to her amazing project.

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Blog Hop Participants:

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Leonie Schroder

3. Courtenay Heuston

4. Rebecca Scurr

5. Peta Stephen

6. Kristel Rimmer

7. Delys Cram

8. Libby Dyson

9. Jessie Holton

10. Megan Lenske

11. Cheryl Algie

12. Kim Oliver

13. Sharon Dalton

14. Sue Vine

15. Jenny Hayward

16. Nicole Wilson

17. Narelle Fasulo

18. Cathy Pinchbeck

19. Maree McIntosh

20. Josie Dean

21. Ellen Woodbridge

22. Monique Fielder

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-10-23T17:17:45+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|ESAD Blog Hops|13 Comments

Colour INKspiration Challenge CI19

Stampin' Cat CI19 Window Box

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today’s post is for the Colour INKspiration Challenge CI19.  The Challenge colours are Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Garden Green.

CI19

I needed a cute little box for a friend’s Birthday present so I decided to make the box in the Challenge colours.

Stampin' Cat CI19 Window Box

The Window Box is die cut in Smokey Slate.  I’ve added a Basic Gray heart pattern to each side and matted it in Daffodil Delight.

Stampin' Cat CI19 Window Box

The sentiment is from the co-ordinating stamp set, Window Shopping.  The flowers are die cut in Daffodil Delight and Garden Green using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

The sentiment is from the co-ordinating stamp set, Window Shopping.

I hope you like today’s project.

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By | 2017-10-21T12:08:42+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Colour INKspiration|1 Comment

CTC150 – Fav Big Shot Project – Holiday Catty

Stampin' Cat CTC150 Pretty Pines Quilt Top Embossing Folder

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.  It’s been another big week. Yesterday, myself and two of my demo friends, Lou & Megan, hosted a Craft Day Retreat at Purple Copper at Peregian Springs.  That combined with work, a medical procedure and a cold has me exhausted.  But not too tired to share this week’s CASEing the Catty project.

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You may have hopped over to me from Rose, I just loved her project.  This week we are CASEing our Favourite Big Shot Project from the Holiday Catty.  Hmm……I looked through the Catty 3 times before I decided what to CASE then chose the card on page 27.

Holiday Page 27

Now at first glance this card does not appear to have much Big Shot-ing (is that a word?) on it but my version does.

Stampin' Cat CTC150 Pretty Pines Quilt Top Embossing Folder

I used the largest Layering Oval to die cut the front of my card…..Big Shot.  I don’t have the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set but I do have Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I’ve die cut the pine leaves and pine cone rather than stamping them……Big Shot.   I’ve also  embossed the front of my card with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder so that’s heaps of Big Shot-ing.

Stampin' Cat CTC150 Pretty Pines Quilt Top Embossing Folder

I did a very light water colour wash in Soft Sky on some Water Colour paper and attached that to the inside of my card.  My pine cone is die cut from Copper Foil Sheet and my sentiment is heat embossed in Copper.

Next up in the crew hop is the very talented Megan.  Her project is just gorgeous.  Just click the next button to hop on over.

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By | 2017-10-15T08:55:40+00:00 October 15th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments

CTC149 – Year of Cheer – Pages 36-47

It’s Sunday night already, where did that week go.  Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.  Whether you’re starting with me or you’ve hopped over from Rachel, make sure you check out all the crew’s fabulous projects.  We are CASEing the Year of Cheer section, pages 36-47.

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This is one of my favourite suites.  I love the DSP and the Washi Tape.  I’ve been inspired by the card on page 39.

Holiday page 39

I’ve used the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies and teamed it with Year of Cheer DSP.

Stampin' Cat CTC149 Hometown Greetings

I’ve used Soft Suede as my card base.  I love how Soft Suede looks with gold, the two colours were made for each other lol.

Stampin' Cat CTC149 Hometown Greetings

I’ve die cut my images in Gold Foil card then layered the trees in Soft Suede and the snowman’s hat in Basic Black.  The smoke coming out the chimney is gold glitter.

Stampin' Cat CTC149 Hometown Greetings

I’ve added some gold Washi Tape under the black strip that’s behind the sentiment.  I hope you like today’s card.

Next on our hop is Kelly.  You’re going to love her project this week.  Just click on the next button to hop on over.

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By | 2017-10-07T09:39:38+00:00 October 8th, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|8 Comments

Colour INKspiration Challenge CI18

Colour INKspiration Top 5 Pick

Stampin' Cat CI18 Painted Harvest

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today’s card is for the Colour INKspiration Challenge CI18.  The challenge colours are Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Sweet Sugarplum and Powder Pink.  We can also use any neutrals such as Basic Black, Whisper White and Metallics.

CI18

I haven’t used my Embossing Paste for a while so I thought I’d team that with the Painted Harvest stamp set to create a card with this beautiful colour palette.

Stampin' Cat CI18 Painted Harvest

I’ve added some 7/8″ Striped Ribbon over the top of Powder Pink Finley Woven Ribbon.  The flower is stamped in Powder Pink and Sweet Sugarplum with a Sahara Sand centre.

Stampin' Cat CI18 Painted Harvest

The leaves are Basic Black Archival ink stamped on Champagne Foils Sheet and punched out with the Leaf Punch.

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By | 2017-10-12T09:09:17+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Colour INKspiration|0 Comments

CTC148 – Kits and Memories & More – Both Catalogues

Hello and welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.  You may have hopped over from Jackie, thanks for continuing on with me.

CTC148

This week we are CASEing the Kits and Memories & More section of both the Annual Catalogue or the Holiday Catalogue.  I’ve CASEd the “Hello” card on page 16 of the Annual Catalogue.

Annual page 16

I’ve kept the basic layout of this card but changed pretty much everything else.  That’s the great thing about CASEing the Catty, you can take inspiration from any part of a design.

Stampin' Cat CTC148 Sunshine Wishes

I’ve used Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder card stock and added some DSP from Merry Little Christmas.  The Copper Foil border has been created with the Ticket Tear Border Punch.

Stampin' Cat CTC148 Sunshine Wishes

I’ve used a strip of Year of Cheer Washi Tape on some Whisper White card stock then die cut the word “congrats” with Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  How cool does that look??

Stampin' Cat CTC148 Sunshine Wishes

Some Metallics Sequins finish off my card nicely.

Next on the hop is the very talented Kelly.

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By | 2017-09-30T16:55:37+00:00 October 1st, 2017|CASEing the Catty Crew|7 Comments