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CTC268 – Case the Colours of the Ornate Garden Suite

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CTC Sunday Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you are well and managed to do something special for Anzac Day yesterday, even with these social distancing and self isolation rules.

This week at CASEing the Catty our challenge will only be going for one week instead of the usual two weeks. So don’t delay and get crafting, we’d love to see what you make. Our theme this week is to CASE the colours of the Ornate Garden Suite. The colours are Bumblebee (could this be a new In Colour?), Early Espresso, Mint Macaroon, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White.

You may have hopped over from Julia’s blog, make sure you visit all the Design Team’s Blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.

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As the Ornate Garden Suite is full of flowers I decided on another flower stamp set to use on my card, Good Morning Magnolia.

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My card base is Early Espresso with a layer of Terracotta Tile. Instead of using Whisper White I’ve used Very Vanilla as I think it works better with these colours. My layer of Very Vanilla has been embossed with the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder then I sponged a little Early Espresso around the edges. I’ve also used my retired Gold Wink of Stella to add some gold splatter.

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I’ve Gold heat embossed the large Magnolia flower then used my Aqua Painter to colour the leaves with Mint Macaron and Old Olive. I gold embossed a second Magnolia flower and water coloured the leaves in Early Espresso and Terracotta Tile then fussy cut them and added them behind my main flower, I also added a few Gold Glimmer Paper die cut leaves, just for good measure. There’s a little Daffodil Delight in the centre of my Magnolia then I covered the white of my flower with Wink of Stella. It was hard to capture the shimmer in my photo.

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Mr Marvi had just woken up, so he was a little grumpy. He was fast asleep in his basket and the next minute he was there, ready for a photo. He’s had this basket since he was a kitten and he is way too big for it now but somehow still manages to squish himself in.

It’s time to hop over and see Michelle’s wonderful creation. Just click on the next button below.

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We’d love for you to join our challenge.  Click below and send us a request to join then just upload your new creation to the wall.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

By |2020-04-24T16:54:04+10:00April 26th, 2020|CASEing the Catty Crew|10 Comments

CTC267 – Week 2 – Ornate Garden

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CTC Sunday Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you are well and staying safe. I’m finding a lot more time to craft since I’ve been in lockdown. This would be the perfect time to create a card and enter our fortnightly challenge, we’d love to see what you create.

At CASEing the Catty it’s week 2 of using the flowers from the Ornate Garden Suite as our inspiration. You may have hopped over from Rebecca’s blog, make sure you visit all the Design Team’s Blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.

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I looked through my many floral stamp sets and decided to use one that hadn’t seen any ink for a while, Accented Blooms.

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My card base is Mint Macaron with a layer of Whisper White. I’ve white heat embossed the floral image onto some vellum then used my Stampin’ Blends to colour the back of the vellum.

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The Stampin’ Blend colours I’ve used are Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay, Call Me Clover, Mint Macaron and Granny Apple Green. The “Hello” is stamped in Soft Sea Foam and then punched with the Tailored Tag Punch. I’ve added a few Iridescent Sequins for a touch of bling.

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The inside has a layer of Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White. The sentiment is from the retired stamp set Lift Me Up but I thought it worked perfectly. I wanted to leave as much room as I could to write a message. I think my neighbours will be getting this card as it’s a perfect little note card to just say “Hello”.

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I think all the Blue/Greens in my card really bring out Marvi’s eyes. What do you think?

It’s time to hop over and see Judy’s wonderful creation. Just click on the next button below.

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We’d love for you to join our challenge.  Click below and send us a request to join then just upload your new creation to the wall.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

By |2020-04-19T19:19:38+10:00April 19th, 2020|CASEing the Catty Crew|5 Comments

Social Stamping – Friend

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Welcome back for another week of Social Stamping. This weeks theme is “friend”. You can work your way through the host by clicking on the next button at the bottom of the post or you can click here to go back to Kelly’s post where there’s a list of participants so you can continue your way around.

My friends are so important to me, especially during these crazy times. Because we can’t get together at the moment I’m staying in touch by sending out cards. Sending a paper hug is the next best thing to a real hug.

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I’ve used the Free As A Bird stamp set for my card today. The card base is Basic Black with a layer of Whisper White. I’ve then added a layer of Come Sail Away DSP. I love how the black, white and grey make the birds really pop.

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I’ve used Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to colour in the stamped image. I’m not sure if you can see it in my picture but I’ve used my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend all the way around my image just to give the background some subtle colour. The stamped image is layered over a custom made size Stitched So Sweetly Die.

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I’ve kept the inside fairly simple with a thin strip of DSP, a coloured flower and sentiment. The sentiments are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

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My blog post wouldn’t be complete without a picture of my lovely assistant, Marvi. Judging by the look on his face he’s quite impressed by my card this week. Maybe because he loves looking at birds.

Next up is the wonderful Richelle Fletcher. Just click on the “Next” button to hop over to see her beautiful creation.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

By |2020-04-18T10:13:45+10:00April 18th, 2020|Social Stamping|7 Comments