Sunday, 6 August 2017

CTC#140 Inspired by the Babies and Kids section

Hello and welcome back for another week of inspiration from the Catalogue. This week we are using pages 102-111.
Have you ever seen a set in the catalogue that was a "Must Have" item which you find hard to use once you have it in your hands?? The Bookcase Builder set was one of those for me. But I am happy that thanks to CTC now that I have had it out I am much more comfortable with it. I challenged myself to CASE the card on page 105 and see what I could come up with. I even managed to get some Father's Day cards done as well. It is quite a versatile set once you get going with it.
I love that you can stamp the images individually or put them all on a block to stamp backgrounds in a hurry.

I sold all my baby girl cards at last week's markets so need a few to replenish my stash. But I couldn't make a girl card and not mirror it with a boy card.
This image from page 105 shows you both the inspiration card and the fabulous images in the stamp set.
The catalogue sample is a one layer card but I made mine narrow panels and raised them up with a coloured mat. The enamel shapes are perfect for the wee heart in the frame, and I didn't add any other embellishments.

The sentiment for the baby boy version is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments- still one of my most used sets.

And then it seemed a great way to stamp a Father's Day card. My card doesn't actually say "Father's Day" so you could use it for many different occasions. But my Dad is certainly "Top Shelf" - and an avid reader so he'll be seeing one like this! The picture frame and trophy are embossed with copper, but the candlestick is embossed with silver. The Sentiments are from "Tabs for Everything" other than "top shelf" which I created using the long retired alphabet rotary stamp  (I know, I know Kelly Kent I really need the Labeller Alphabet set- it's still on the wish list!) oh and the ampersand is from Lovely words (Inside & Out)

I used another set- Mixed Drinks for the inside sentiment and again used the trophy, as well as 2 little images from Tabs for Everything

Se we'd love to see what you create, be sure and use the inspiration pages, create a card and post a photo of it on our Facebook Group page. Make sure to mention which card you are using as your springboard.

Before me this week is my friend Krissy, she's a whizz at Baby cards

And next this week is Megan, I can't wait to see what she has made to inspire us this week

Thanks for looking, and remember 
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"

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  1. Great selection of cards Elizabeth, it's such a versatile set - Angela xx

  2. Great cards. Fantastic case. Marvellous ideas. Love the Father's Day card. So clever. Great taste in cards to case.

  3. Three amazing cards! Love the layers as well.

  4. Lovely cards, Liz. Your Father's Day version is very clever. I've been very inspired by the cards made this week with this set. I might succumb yet, lol.

  5. Love these cards and the sentiments on the Father's Day cards! Awesome :-)

  6. I love the embossed images on the Father's Day card Elizabeth. Great idea

  7. Wow, love how you've adapted it from babies to fathers day.

  8. Nice cards, love how they're all purpose built gender wise. Very cute

  9. Wow, amazing cards Liz. I love how you have made cards for different occasions here. Just lovely.

  10. Love your versions Liz. Matting them makes them even better!

  11. Such a clever way to build up the sentiments on the Fathers Day version. Really love the embossing too.


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