Sunday, 24 September 2017

CTC #147 Christmas around the world

Welcome back to the blog hops for CASEing the Catty!  I'm back from a little holiday - so much fun. I've been a long time away from my craft desk so I needed something quick for this week. We are CASEing the projects from pages 28-35. I spent quite a lot of time looking at all the projects but just couldn't get inspired, so eventually I settled on some of the simple layouts from the kits on page 33. I didn't purchase the kit but I love the elegant font in the Watercolour Christmas stampset. I'm also not a huge fan of the colours in the Around the World Suite so I opted for some brighter colours. Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, black and white. I  took inspiration from the wreath card and the striped card. With a simple background the sentiment is stamped, created into a label and layered up over a length of folded ribbon and a length of mini-sequins. I figured I could whip that up reasonably quickly!! (turns out I'ma bit slower than I thought, no real surprise there!)

I used the lovely wreath from the Hello lovely set but it's not as big as the image in the kit, and the sentiment took up more room so I flipped it from portrait to landscape. I also add the black metallic thread loops under the ribbon  and I didn't even bother trying to add berry burst berries to the wreath as I knew that I would make a mess so I opted to use the berry glimmer dots which were perfect. It still seemed a bit sparse so I added some very fine berry splatters for a touch of texture.

I think this would make up quite quickly for a batch of cards- and it would be quite easy in a class situation also.

I also CASED the striped card on the far left of the picture and simply used a sponge roller to add some Emerald Envy ink just lightly rolled over the Black and White DSP. I love changing the colour of the DSP this way to suit. I used the same label treatment for the sentiment. I will confess I tried sponging the edges, painting the edges, drawing a line around etc and in the end came back to a plain white label with sentiment and a simple punched circle behind - but of course green or berry?, round or square? Next time maybe I'll just go for the kit and not fuss!!!

Before me this week is Monique

And after me this week is Simone

Be sure to hop all the way around for some amazing inspiration. And don't forget we love to see what you create too. You can post your image on our Facebook page . 

Have a creative week! 

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"


  1. What a great colour combo! Hope you had a great holiday and are all relaxed.

  2. Liz, I love how you've added colour to the black and white DSP

  3. Great take on these layouts, Liz. Love the contemporary colour combo you have used.

  4. I love your cards Liz, the coloured DSP on the background looks great.

  5. Your cards look stunning Liz - great CASE xx

  6. Love your cards. They look like they would be such fun to create and they look so pretty too. My favourite is the wreath. You did very well.


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