Sunday, December 19, 2021

Last CTC for 2021 CTC#349

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night blog hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues (Catty).

This week, we are CASEING from our Mini Catalogue as a final hurrah before it all retires at the end of this year!!  This is our last hop for 2021!!  We hope you've enjoyed the ride with us all year.

My project features some new Sweet Little Boxes from the Mini Catalogue coming NEXT year!!  

I've paired them with the lovely Ever Eden paper, gold foil with a the Pine Tree Punch and some gorgeous Garden Gems.

The greeting is stamped from the Stars are Shining stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink - can you see the little punched deer card on the right there?  It's my inspiration from page 26 of the Mini Catalogue.  I've used the punched image as my focus as per the inspiration project, and cut up my greeting too.  

These little gift boxes are super cute and fit two little chocolates in them - these will be the table decorations at every place for our family Christmas Dinner!!  

Here's a quick video showing you how I created these little boxes. 
 Probably the most crucial need-to-know detail is the measurement of the gorgeous paper. 
 It is 3 1/4" x 8" and scored along the long side at 2 1/2", 3 1/4", 5 3/4", and 6 1/2".

UP next on our fun hop tonight is the fabulous Rebecca - make sure you keep hopping all the way around for lots of great inspiration!!

And please feel free to join in the fun with us today and add your project to the4 lineup on our Facebook challenge page here.  

Thursday, December 16, 2021

A Naughty & Nice theme for scrapping!!

Hello and Welcome!!

Today is all about Scrapping!!  I'm part of a fun hop sharing some scrapbook inspiration with you, 

and our theme this month is Naughty and Nice!!  It doesn't have to be Christmas though (luckily!!)

Our theme is inspired by the amazing Sharon.

My project features some NEW goodies from the upcoming Sale-a-bration and Mini Catalogues.  
And fishing photos.....again!!  

The glorious swirly Simply Marbleous paper is one of the freebies you can earn from the 4th January 2022 - which will be here before you know it!!  

I've used 2 of the 6" x 6" squares in opposite corners on a 12" x 12" sheet of Misty Moonlight.  

My project also features the new Seas the Day bundle featuring a super cute fishy stamp set and coordinating dies.  The dies cut out the little fish and also some bubbles in the top corner of my page.  I've stamped the fish in Misty Moonlight and Coastal Cabana.  You can see my nod to the theme in my title on the bottom corner!!  

There is also some new ribbons - Denim Ribbon and White Frayed Ribbon.

My finishing touch is some glorious Opal Rounds.  

Up next is the totally awesome Cheryl.

Here is the list of everybody in the hop in case you get lost along the way!!

Only a couple of weeks left to nab a bargain from our current Mini Catalogue.  Click here and go shopping!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop - Gift Packaging

Hello and Welcome to this bunch of awesome creative paper crafters.  This is a great hop of talented people, so make sure you hop all the way around to be totally inspired!!

The theme this month is Gift Packaging!  How perfect is that!!  

I used these little beauties recently to give a small gift to my bible study group.  My husband also gave a whole heap to his work colleagues!!  They are quite easy to create too.  I've used the gorgeous Pretty Pillowbox dies with Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The stamping from the lovely Perfectly Plaid stamp set is using Cherry Cobbler ink.  

I've wrapped some gorgeous gold shimmer ribbon and embellished the labels using gold holly leaves and some red jewels.  

The little pillowbox is the perfect size for a cute bite sized chocolate - and I even squeezed 2 in for my friends and their hubbys!!  

Up next to inspire you on our hop is the marvellous Terri - I love her work!!

Here's the list of everyone on the hop in case you get lost on the way!!!

Only two and a half weeks left to purchase the Eden's Garden extras - click here to see them.

And only two and half weeks left to Grab a Bargain!!  Click here before all the good stuff sells out!!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Sketch Challenge CTCC#348

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues. (Catty).

This week we are caseing a sketch from the Mini Catalogue - and I love a good sketch challenge!!

Here's the layout of the sketch simplified for you when you join the challenge too!!  

I've used the sketch as the starting point for a twisted easel card featuring a bunch of NEW products.  

The stamping all comes from the Blessings of Home stamp set, and the paper is the coordinating Heart and Home designer paper.   You'll be able to see the whole Suite when you receive your new Mini Catalogue which starts in January!!  It'll be here before we know it!!

 I stamped the large flowers in the background using Pale Papaya, and the small bunch of flowers is stamped with Saddle Brown Stazon ink which I've coloured using watercolour pencils and the Wink of Stella brush.  

My finishing touches are some Pale Papaya ribbon and a scattering of Genial Gems

As you hop around the whole team, I'm sure you'll see lots of brilliant ideas featuring this sketch!!

Up next is the awesome Tina!!  

Remember to join the challenge by adding your photo to the group lineup here!!

We have only 3 more weeks to order the gorgeous Eden's Garden accessories - click here to see them.

And only 3 more weeks to grab a bargain from the retiring goodies!

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