Sunday, December 4, 2016

CTC #107 - Holiday Punch Bundles

Hi all, welcome to another week at CTC, this week we are taking inspiration from the Punch Bundles in the Holiday catalogue. 

I had a little struggle with this one because (as hard as it is to believe) I don't have any of the punch bundles!!!  I settled on the card in the lower left of the above picture.

I decided to use one of the Annual Catalogue punch bundles in my CASE, the Foxy Friends bundle. This is a super cute bundle and is so versatile, with a number of animals able to be created, so I made the little cat and turned the sketch into a baby card.  Making this reminded me of one of the keepsakes that was on my daughter's hospital crib when she was born, although that had a holy picture. I haven't thought about that for a long time, in fact it wasn't until the card was finished that it caught my eye and the memory came fludding back!

Here is a picture of the inside which I also deocrated with the Foxy Friends stamp set.  The leaves at the top of the insert use the curved stamp from the set:

The photo isn't great, but here you can see the stamp and the stamped image. This is one of my favourite things about the photopolymer stamps, I put one end of the stamp on my clear block and then pulled it until it straightened the image out and pressed it onto the block.  It held and stamped perfectly.

I hope I, or one of the other team members has inspired you to join in this week, just add your picture to the main CTC page by following the link above.

Time to head on over to see what Jackie has been inspired to create.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CTC #106 - Favourite Hostess Set

Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, this week we are taking inspiration from the Hostess sets from both the holiday and annual catalogues.

I took my inspiration from the cute little card in the top right hand side of the above image from page 199 of the annual catalogue.

The Love You Lots hostess set is just so cute, how could it not be my faviourite?  Add to that it has these two little hedgehogs which in their own right are super cute, however they are extra special because hedgehogs are one of my husband's two faviourite animals.

This is such a quick and easy layout, I did step it up by adding the shimmery white panel to the front. I chose the shimmery white because it is great for watercolouring which I used to colour the stamped image.

I hope you are inspired to join in with us this week, just add your creation to the link above which will remain open for a month.

Time to hop on over and see what Elizabeth has been inspired to create.

Happy Stamping
Monique

ESAD - Favourite Holiday Products

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, this time we are putting the spotlight on our faviourite products from the Holiday catalogue.

I have featured two of my faviourite products in this card, the Tin of Tags stamp set, and the stunning Copper Embossing Powder.  This stamp set has some great sentiments that are great for all sorts of porjects, not just Christmas ones; but it also has a number of other image stamps that are great for both cards and tags.  For this card I have featured one of the sentiments and the beauitiful snowflake to create the background.

I have also used the snowflake to decorate the inside of the card, and will do the same with the envelope.

Time to hop on over to Narelle's blog to see which is her holiday favourites.


BLOG HOP PARTICIPANTS:
15. Monique Fielder  - You are here
16. Narelle Fasulo

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, November 20, 2016

CTC #105 - Fancy Frost

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty blog hop. This week the team are taking inspiration from the Fancy Frost section of the Holiday Catalogue on pages 36 - 45.

I was inspired by the card in the upper left of the above picture from page 36.  I loved the simplicity of this card even though it has a few different layers and shapes.

The other reason I liked this card was it gave me another excuse to use some of my lovely DSP stash. I chose the Moroccan DSP for this one, I love that this DSP has some really lovely soft teals as well as the more earthy tones.  For this card I used the Paisleys and Petals stamp set, I have quite a few people I am very thankful for at the moment and this is one of the cards I will be giving them.

I added a strip of the DSP to the inside of the card as a simple way to dress it up a little.

Once on a roll I decided to see what the same layout would look like with the layers tweaked so that the sentiment sits on the circle layer.  This time I used the Floral Boutique DSP and sentiment from Tin of Cards.  I can't wait to get the stitched framelits as I think they would have looked great on here.

For this one I used the coordinating Washi Tape to add some colour to the inside.

I can't decide which I like best, but it is a great layout that is quick and simple to use and looks good with the rectangle or cirlce sentiment.  My new challenge is to try it out with a sentiment on the banner!!

I hope you are enjoying the hop and are inspired to join in this week, its really easy, just choose something from the Fancy Frost section of the catalogue and use it as inspiration to create your project, then upload it to the main CTC page using the link above.

Time to hop on over to see what Juila has been inspired to create this week. 

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, November 13, 2016

CTC #104 - Petals & Paisleys

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty blog hop, this week we are taking inspirate from the Petals & Paisleys section of the Holiday Catalogue, p 46 - 49. While only a small section of hte catalogue it has some great projects to take inspiration from.

I chose the above image from page 49 as my inspiration, 
To keep with the general theme this week I substituted the lovely Blooms and Bliss DSP for Washi Tape, and chose Sprinkles of Life for the basket of flowers.  The doily was sponged using a combination of Blushing Bride with Rich Razzlebery around the edges.

To join in the challege this week just chose one of the images from pages 46 - 49 of the Holiday Catalogue and upload it to the challege page via the link above.

Time to hop on over to see what Krissy has been inspired to create.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, November 6, 2016

CTC #103 - Ronald McDonald House Charities

Welcome to another week at CTC, this week we are taking our inspiration from the images on page 209 of the Annual Catalogue using the My Hero stamp set.  Each year Stampin' Up! have a fundraising stamp set for Ronald McDonald House Chrarities (RMHC) and this is that set, with $3 from every set sold going to the charity.  

From the above image I took inspiration from the cute umbrella card.

As I don't have the stamp set yet I decided to get a little creative and hand cut the umbrella, and hand draw the handle which I used a letter opener as a template!  I am not sure if you recognise it but I have used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set which was last year's RMHC set. 

I hope we have given you some inspiration to join in this week. If so just add a picture of your project to the link above.


Time to head on over to Julia's blog to see what she has been inspired to create this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique