Sunday, January 08, 2017

Welcome back to CTC for 2017 - Party Animal Chapter


Welcome Welcome Welcome to 2017 and our NEW Catlaogues!!

It's always exciting when we have new Occasions and Saleabration Catalogues and this year the projects, ideas and products are (as always) wonderfully creative and inspiring and just gorgeous!!
I love it all!

This week we are CASEing from the Party Animal Chapter - which features fantastic bright colours, and balloons and really fun greetings!


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Well, I don't have any of the supplies featured in this chapter BUT that is not a problems with CASEing the Catty because we can be inspired by the stamp sets, the colours, ideas and the layout - which is what I have done using this lovely card on the right in the picture.

I do need some help though because for the life of me, I can't work out what has been used for the background on this card.  Do you know?



For my background I've used the (new) Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder and then sponged with Crumb Cake lightly to highlight the shapes and texture.  I've used the oh so gorgeous Builder Birdcage stamp set which has sooooo many possibilities in this 2 (or 3 or 4) step stamp set.  You can choose which base, top, stand or combination of all three!!

I've then used the (new again!) watercolour pencils to colour onto the cages and background, and then used my aqua painter to drag the colour around to create a watercolour wash.  I've also used my aqua painter to splatter colour too (going for the artistic look there!!)

And finally, did you notice that awesome scallop edge to the panel?  What a cool idea, and one I've CASED from the catalogue sample - easily done with the layering scallop squares and using up all those pesky scraps lying around!!  winner winner chicken dinner.



Ok, now enough of my wordy explanations!! Time for you to hop along to our next great project from the design team.  I love our challenge blog - so many fabulous great ideas and projects from some super talented, creative and inspirational crafters!!  What's not to love???



AND, in another NEW format for this year, our challenge will be hosted on our facebook group - you can use this link here.  Now you can join in the fun without needing to have a blog, simply create your project, photograph it and add it to our facebook group!!  Then you can be part of the fabulous fun community of CASEing the CATTY



And if you get lost along the way (or you just NEED to go back and check out that AMAZING project you saw along your hop) just use this link for the list of the whole design team.



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    1. Teehee so true. Great layout for a card!

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  2. Gorgeous card, Julia. Love the hexagon background and the subtle colouring of the bird cages.

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    1. Thanks Judy I'm loving these new watercolour pencils. The colours are fabulous!

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  3. I'm loving all the variations of this sketch and everyone a winner. Love the textured background, so pretty in pink.

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    1. Yes it's a great sketch. No surprise that we were all inspired by it! It really gives a card something a bit special.

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    1. Thankyou! I think these birdcages are just gorgeous!

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  5. I love it Julia, particularly the straight sentiment placement. You have a great eye for design! Kelly x

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    1. Aw Thankyou Kelly. I have to admit that going straight was so much easier for me. I love the groovy angled panel but then had to keep it moving by making the greeting parallel to the background. Sounds weird but makes sense to me! Teehee.

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  6. Lovely card ! I wonder if it's Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate that's been used for the card in the Catalogue ?

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    1. Cheryl you're brilliant! Thankyou so so much! Yes you're right it is the foil acetate. Fantastic detection.

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  7. Lovely card ! Would it be Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate ?

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  8. Wow Julia, those bird cages are just lovely using this layout. I love how you have given the hexagons a more feminine vintage feel, it makes for such a pretty card.

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    1. Thank you and I love the vintage feel of these bird cages!

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  9. I do not need the bird cage stamps, I do not need the bird cage stamps .... Sigh! This card is simply beautiful.

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    1. I have to say I LOVE these bird cages. And I'm so glad to use them. I originally got them for scrapbooking but they've been so much fun for cards too!

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  10. Loved this layout too! The bird cages are so sticking - lovely card Julia!

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    1. Thank you. This layout was just perfect for the cages.

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