Sunday, September 27, 2015

CTC #49 - Home for the Holidays

Its time for another CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop. CASE-ing the Catty is all about using the Stampin' Up! catalogues as inspiration, it is amazing how many samples and ideas there are in these wonderful pages.  This week we are looking at the Home for the Holidays section of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

I chose the card on page 11, but for my card changed up the colours a little bit, and used the Festival of Trees for the scene looking into the house through the Hearth & Home Thinlit window.  Did you notice the tinsel at the top of each window?  That is a section of one of the stamps from the Festival of Trees that is usually for adding tinsel to the trees, I love how perfectly it fits in the windows.  The sentiment comes from Petite Pairs, one of my must have stamp sets, and I added silver cord and a metalic pearl.  The snowflakes on the base layer are stamped using the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set, again this is a great stamp set for doing backgrounds.

Now its time to hop on over to Alison's blog, then just keep following the arrows at the bottom of each post until you have visited all the blogs.

Happy Stamping

Monday, September 21, 2015

Inlaid Watercolor Wings

What a fun mash up they have this week at Friday Mashup challenge: use the sketch above and/or a technique called inlaid die cutting.  Now I have never tried this before but had a little bit of time on my hands and decided to give it a go.

I have been having some fun with Watercolor Wings and could see this technique working well, it was a bit tricky with the little pieces but I think totally worth the effort.  I used Delightful Dijon and Blackberry Bliss getting the different shades by stamping off and layering colour on colour.  The faux stitching was a last minute addition, but I think it just gives a nice finish.

Happy Stamping

Friday, September 18, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #48 - Holiday DSP

This week at CASE-ing the Catty we are looking at the beautiful DSP from the holiday catalogue and some of the wonderful projects from that catalogue that feature DSP.

I have chosen the card on page 34 of the catalogue, using some of the very cute and super handy 6" x 6" Merry Moments DSP stack from page 27.  These paper stacks are so great with 48 sheets in each stack, this one matches the 12"x12" DSP from the main catalogue.  I mounted the DSP onto some whisper white card stock to give it some added strength as I wanted to mount the panel on dimensionals and wrap the gorgeous Silver cording Trim.  This trim is such great value as you get almost 23metres and it is great for so many projects, whether adding some bling to a card like this, or hanging ornaments from the tree, or tags from Christmas gifts.  

The Joy is cut from red glimmer paper using one of the Framelits from Wonderful Wreath Framelits.

Time to hop on over to Jessica's blog

Happy Stamping

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ESAD Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue

Welcome to another ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  We have some great samples for you from the wonderful new Holiday catalogue that runs from 1st September to 4th January and is just packed full of stunning new products. You may have arrived from Kathryn's blog, or you may be starting here, just follow the link at the bottom of the posts to hop all the way around until you get back where you started.

For my two projects I am using the All Ye Faithful stamp set, available in wood mount or clear mount which is great. I chose clear mount and I will share why with my first card.

This is a card I wanted to make ever since seeing this set in the catalogue, it took a little bit of working to get it to all line up, but I am so happy with how it came out.  I stamped the main images with Memento ink then coloured with colour pencils.  Now, here is why I love clear mount stamps, the sentiment "O, come all ye faithful" is actually all on a single piece of rubber, but because it is clear mount, I have actually cut my stamp into two pieces, with the sentiment split like you can see it on my card.  I can still line the pieces up on the clear block when I want it to be stamped as a single image.

 Here is my second card with the same stamp set. This time I stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  I really like this simple monochromatic look and simple layout.  The sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card on Very Vanilla card stock.

Now it's time to hop on over to Bernice's Blog and see what she has created.

1. Libby Dyson
2. Paula Reid
3. Keryn Campbell
4. Carly Middleton
5. Rachael Lewsley
6. Narelle Fasulo
7. Emily Campbell
8. Emma Palonek
9. Jo Weedon
10. Rebecca Scurr
11. Andrea Buckland
12. Rochelle Blok
13. Kathryn Ruddick
14. Monique Fielder
15. Bernie Collins
16. Liv Ingle
17. Sally Williams
18. Ria Kaire
19. Delys Cram
20. Jessica Williams
21. Lou Kitzelman
22. Barbara Williams
23. Kelly Kent
24.  Jenny Hayward

Happy Stamping

Friday, September 4, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #46 - Make A Difference

Life has bee busy for me lately, I have just started back at university after almost 20 years! Still seeking the balance between working full time, studying part time, and everything else! But I wanted to make a special effort to join in the blog hop this week as it showcases one of my favourite stamp sets Sprinkles of Life and matching Tree Builder Punch.  They are great because not only are they super cute, really versatile, but best of all $3 from each set sold is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities®.

This week I made a set of 3"x 3" cards to go into the cute little Square Envelopes, making each one using a different set of stamps from the set.  Each of the cards has an Early Espresso frame cut using two of the Squares Framelits.

The first one is using the "basket" stamp which could also be the base of a cupcake, and the bunch of flowers stamp which I punched using the Tree Builder Punch.  I added a little flower at the base of the basket partly to tie in with the envelope and partly to cover a little smudge!

This next one would go beautifully with a gift for someone's birthday.  I love how cute the bird is, and best of all you don't have to fussy cut him out, like the branch there is part of the Tree Builder Punch that cuts them both out.   

Lastly is a cute little cupcake, for this one I chose not to use the "basket" base, but rather the ice cream cone stamp, covering most of it with the icing.  I added matching sprinkles to the envelope.

These are such fun cards to make and with such a cute stamp set the combinations are almost endless, with coordinating sentiments, and you get to help out a great cause.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the design team's creations this week. If you are inspired to join in with us, just put a link to your blog as a comment on the main CTC blog and one of the team will link you in.  

Time to hop on over to Rebecca's blog and check out her creations:
Happy Stamping