Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Valentine's influence for CTC# 17

The real Challenge  for me this week is to get everything done before The Handmade Markets on Saturday here in Rockhampton. But in the midst of making heaps of cards and tags and bits and pieces I have been inspired by CASEing The Catty Challenge#17 to use a prompt from the Valentine's section of the new Occasions Catalogue on pages 4-9. I don't often do a clean and simple style but I was taken with the lovely card on page 9, and I have used the colour combo from the Stacked With Love DSP - Black, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red. 

I don't own the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits ( well not yet)  with the row of hearts, but I do have the Itty Bitty Punch Pack which I use ALL the time. So I punched out a row of hearts first and place some paper behind these, then I stamped and punched out lots more hearts using Pictogram Punches, and stuck these on to match the first row. To get a little touch of gold showing through the real red hearts I used a very small hole punch in the red heart and stuck them over a gold one.

Sentiment is from the retired Hostess set Good Greetings- and of course I had to do the inside and envelope to match. The large heart is from Perfect Penants.

Thanks for looking, don't forget to check out the other samples on the CTC web page to see what the design team created.
Cheers, Liz

here are the items I used and the ones that inspired me

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  1. Hello dear lady!! WOW a market, you'll be organized for sure especially with these kinds of wonderful cards! Love your take on the challenge, thanks for joining us at CASE-ing the Catty!
    Smiles SHarnee :)

  2. Just love your CAS card with the hint of gold showing through the hearts. All the best with your market stall. Thanks for playing along at CTC.

  3. That is such a pretty card - I love all the hearts - and yes have a ball at the market. Thanks for joining us at CTC

  4. What a perfectly lovely card! The rows of hearts are adorable, and I love all the little details, right down to the matching envelope. Thanks for joining in at CTC.

  5. Thankyou all for your lovely comments, much appreciated.
    Still busy getting ready for the markets. Keen for next week's challenge!,

  6. This is a fabulous take on the catty card, Liz! Love your rows of sweet little hearts & the hint of glamour you have added with the gold accents. Those itty bitty punches are awesome & you have showcased them perfectly. Thanks for sharing your card with us at CASE-ing the Catty. :)

  7. Talk about sweet! Wonderful CAS design :) Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at CASE-ing the Catty, we sure hope you will come back and join in the fun again!!!

  8. Gorgeous card! Clean & simple & beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CTC this week. :)


thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz