Sunday, August 7, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC381 Boughs of Holly Suite



It's Sunday, so it's CASEing the Catty time, this week we are CASEing the Bough of Holly Suite in the Mini Catalogue.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Peta Stephens.

This is my very favourite bundle from the Mini Catalogue so I could not miss caseing this Suite.

I have chosen the card on page 24 which is featured below.  I have made a fancy fold card which on the first and third panels I have made some tone on tone stripes using the thickest Water Painter.  

I placed a clear block onto my old olive ink pad to create an ink pad where I could add lots of water with a container of water and then added the thick stripes of colour to the panels to create an effective background.

It was then time to create the centrepiece of the card which includes fussy cutting the poinsettias which I then positioned in diagonal corners and then added a lot of layers of embellishments and leaves -  especially the gorgeous Gold Holly Leaves,  Gold Open Leaf Trinket and the Iridescent Trim.

Finally, I created a featured Sahara Sand holly leaves insert which you can also see on the edges when the card is closed.

I am in the process of creating a tutorial for this fancy fold card, so if you would like a copy please join my newsletter mailing list or email me and I'll send you a copy once it's completed.

Stamp Set:  Leaves of Holly
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic White, Crumb Cake, Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Cut n Emboss Machine, Holly Berry Dies, Gold Holly Leaves, Open Leaf Trinket, Iridescent Trim

Fancy Fold Card



Fully open card with the front and insert of the card.



From the top of the card, you can see all the panels



Close up of the beautiful poinsettias and the layers of embellishments and leaves.



Thanks for stopping by this week, it's now time to see what Tina Gillespie has created.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Bron's Birthday Blog Hop #5 - Fancy Folds Merriest Moments

It's Bron's Birthday Blog Hop (and Insta Hop) #5 but it's my first!  We're a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron's 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!

I could not miss out on the Fancy Folds, Bronwyn is a star at making fancy fold cards and she kindly provided me a tutorial for a Gate Fold Double Box Card. 

As I created this last week, I had my supplies out from my Christmas in July card class so I just had to make an oh so special Christmas card (it will be going to be a lovely lady as it took me quite some time to complete).

I have chosen traditional colours of shades of green with Cherry Cobbler.  It's had to see but I started with Old Olive cardstock and layered it with a couple of different pieces of Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.  The layers and folds include two double boxes where I added some returning favourite Wonderful Snowflakes in iridescent foil.

Lots of stamping of the poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive holly leaves from the Merriest Moments stamp set, and lots of fussy cutting which I don't mind at all either.  It was then putting these together with more Wonderful Snowflakes and gems.   Finally, I then added a couple of Christmas trees from Trees for Sale to give added depth to the trees on the DSP.

Stamp Set:  Merriest Moments, Trees for Sale
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic White, Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, Tree Lot Dies, Wonderful Snowflakes, Adhesive Backed Sequins & Gems, Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Gems


It does close up and fits in a standard envelope.



Opened up



Looking down on the Double Boxes



Pulled fully open



Close up of the left hand corner



Close up of the right hand corner



Thanks for stopping at my blog today and now it's time to see what fancy fold Chantell Randall has made.



Monday, July 18, 2022

AWHT Heart of Christmas Week 3 Santa Express Suite


It's week 3 of the Art with Heart Team Christmas blog hop #heartofchristmas #heartofchristmas2022 and I had some free time on Sunday afternoon to fussy cut some Santa Express Designer Series Paper, I just love these Santas in the trains.

Welcome or you may have come from Rachel Woollard.

I finally opened the products I received as part of the Art with Heart Team shares, it just another bonus you receive being in this amazing group of demonstrators.  I know I can not get it "all" in the Holiday catalogue so being a part of the team and having the opportunity to get a selection of the Santa Express Memories and More Card Pack, Cards and Envelopes and Designer Series Paper is amazing!

My cards are very simple this week - no stamps, ink or cardstock!  Just the Santa Express Suite.

Yes, no stamps, ink or cardstock were used as I have started with the card bases from the Memories and More and then layered with either Memories and More Cards or Designer Series Paper and then I have fussy cut the Santas, Christmas trees and gifts, finally then added embellishment from the suite with a little bling to finish them off.

Cardstock:  Santas Express Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Santa Express Memories and More Card Pack, Santas Express Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, Adhesive-Backed Sequins & Gems




Card one using the Santa in the train with carriage.



Close up of the Santas Train Card.



Card two uses the Santas and Mrs Claus skating.



Close up of the fussy cutting.



Thanks for stopping by - toot, toot it's time to see what Rosa Leydon has created.


If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of Sharon Davern who is the host of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.  There you will find the list of all who are participating this week.


Sunday, July 10, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC377 Case Sale-A-Bration Tree Lot Dies

 



This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing the Sale-A-Bration brochure and wow there are some amazing FREE products that can inspire you.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from the talented Rachel Palmieri.

I am in the process of preparing for my Christmas in July card class so I want to used the Tree Lot Dies which is featured on page 12 with the Trees for Sale matching stamp set which you can purchase in the July to December Mini Catalogue for $39.00.


The card to the left uses non traditional Christmas colours of Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Blushing Bride with Starry Sky card base.  These are colours I would never have picked for a Christmas card colour combination but it really does work.

First I used Whisper White Craft ink to stamp the circles on the Starry Sky card base.  

Then I stamped the two largest trees from the set in the four colours using the two step stamping technique - stamping off the ink with the background stamp and then with full ink with the highlighted branches.  

Die cut all the trees and the caravan in Very Vanilla with a piece of Basic White for the windows.

It's then just time to arrange the trees separating the colours and sizes to fit your card (mine are a little different to the catalogue) and mounting some on diminsionals for added effect, don't forget to die cut at couple of tree trunks for the front two trees.  Finally stamp the sentiment in one of the coordinating colours I chose the Polished Pink and add some of the gorgeous Iridescent White Adhesive Backed Stars.

Stamp Set:  Trees for Sale
Cardstock:  Starry Sky, Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  Cut n Emboss Machine, Tree Lot Dies, Adhesive Backed Stars



Love those Iridescent White Stars



After making the above card, I could not resist making one with shades of green and there are a lot of them - Parakeet Party, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Shaded Spruce and Evening Evergreen!
 




Close up of all those different colour of green trees.



Thanks for joining me this week, now it's time to see what Tina Gillespie has made.




Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.



Sunday, July 3, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC376 Case Mini Catalogue Peace to You


 
This week at CASEing the Catty we are featuring the new July to December Mini Catalogue and you can case anything!

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Judy May.

I am very excited as it's Christmas in July.  I have decided to use one of my favourite sets that was a must have in my collection - Peace to You which is on page 41.

I have decided to make a shaker card which is inspired by the card below.  I have chosen to use the FREE Sale-A-Bration Silver and Gold Designer Series Paper as well (just spend $90 in any catalogue and you will be able to choose these 24 sheets).

I stamped the church with snow falling in Balmy Blue and placed this into a clear envelope and added a selection of sequins that I had in my collection (sorry I think they may be retired, but there are some others available in the Annual Catalogue). 

I then mounted this with Foam Adhesive Sheets and added the frame of Silver dot and white designer series paper and finally added the gorgeous silver leaves from Artistic Dies and a matching sentiment.

Stamp Set:  Peace to You
Cardstock:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Silver Foil, Silver and Gold Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Balmy Blue
Accessories:  Cut n Emboss Machine, Artistic Dies, Sequins (retired), Clear Envelope



Close up of the shaker card



Now it's time to see what fellow South Australian demonstrator, Tina Gillespie has created this week.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.




Sunday, June 26, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC375 Case your Favourite Retiring Product Boughs & Blossoms




This week CASEing the Catty are highlighting the January to June Mini Catalogue and a favourite retiring product you only have until Thursday to purchase any Last Chance stamp sets and accessories.

Welcome to the blog hop if you are starting here or you may have come from good friend, Rachel Palmieri .

I have chosen this week to featured the Boughs and Blossoms Bundle, the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set is retiring however my favourite punch Bough has carried over into the Annual Catalogue.

This bundle you can find on page 26 of the Mini Catalogue.

I have used Pale Papaya for my base card and layered it onto another piece of Pale Papaya and used clear embossing powder with the leaves and nut stamps to create a lovely shiny finish.  

Then tore a piece of Basic White cardstock and added two Pale Papaya flowers on top instead of the sentiment.

Adding punched out Parakeet Party leaves and nuts adding them under the Orchid Oasis twine which was wrapped around a couple of times and tidied in a bow and left two long ends hanging down.

Finally I stamped "a little hello" in Pale Papaya which filled in the clear space at the bottom of the card and added three tiny pearls to the centre of each flower.


Stamp Set:  Boughs & Blossoms
Cardstock:  Pale Papaya, Parakeet Party, Basic White
Ink:  Pale Papaya, Versamark
Accessories:  Bough Punch, Orchid Oasis Baker's Twine, Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels, Heat Tool






Now it's time to see what Peta Stephen's has created this week.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.