Sunday, 22 October 2017

CTC 151, covers and hostess sets as inspiration

Welcome back for another week of inspiration from the Catalogue.

I had a bunch of thankyou cards to make so thanks to CTC I sat down and quickly put these together.
I had a few bits and pieces ready cut (the white card and black mats) so I used those as my starting point, and because I seem to have an abundance of Flirty Flamingo cardstock I opted to use that as my card base.
I used the Background Bits Hostess - set which is a fabulous addition to your stamping supplies - and I did an almost direct CASE from the sample with that set on page 220 of the Annual Catalogue.
But when I looked closely at all the hostess sets I quite liked the feature of same coloured background stamping so I added that in too!

Hers'e the sample on page 220


I was in a bit (a lot) of a hurry as the list of jobs to do doesn't really fit into the allocated daylight hours so I was really happy to find that the new Pretty Label punch is big enough to punch out the Thankyou sentiment. Even with the stampa ma jig I never seem to get sentiments straight on a rectangle so a punch is a perfect life saver for me. It looked a little stark so I added a bit of texture stamping through a punched circle window mask using one of the other great stamps in that set.
I am also quietly pleased with myself for using more washi!  I'm loving the pack of just black and white washi.

Don't forget we love to see what you create and you can add your project to our Facebook page.

there's so much to inspire along the hop this week.
Next on the hop this week is Simone
Before me this week is Megan

Have a creative week! 

Thanks for looking, and remember

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


  1. Gorgeous CASE Elizabeth. I love how you have used the washi tape!

    1. Thanks Megan, yes it just needed a little bit of something and the washi was dead easy, as well as tying in the background mat- if only I'd realised how easy washi was ages ago!!!!

  2. Stunning stunning stunning. What a gorgeous use of flamingo card stock. I love this stamp set and I love your cards.

    1. Thankyou Julia, I half expected to see a project of yours using this set - you have made some beautiful things with the Background Bits set, I love it too

  3. Such a pretty design and lovely colour combo too, there are some lucky people out there who will receive these.

  4. Thanks Monique - well theuy are made, now I just have to make time to write in them!!!

  5. Love the use of the black to really make the Flirty Flamingo pop. Sweet cards.

  6. Beautiful CASE, Liz. Looove the colours you have used and the pop from the black washi.

  7. I love your card Elizabeth, I think I need to add this stamp set to my list.

  8. I'm so glad you included a closer picture so I could see all those great details. It is handy when you have some of the card already prepped isn't it?

  9. Love your cards!! And well done on using washi!!


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