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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|2 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.

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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|4 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.

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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.

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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.

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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|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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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