Sunday, 14 April 2019

CTC#224 Favourite Occasions Bigshot Project - it's gotta be lace!

Kia Ora- a friendly hello from NZ!
How amazing to have been part of Onstage for 2019. Weary and heading home now but so grateful for the experiences of this week.
I did still get a project made before I left so just happy to pop it in here. Be sure and check all the other projects in the hop.

Believe it or not, my favourite project is almost the same as the inspo picture- but I hadn't even looked at that photo before I started playing with these amazing Doily framelits.  I had a wonderful afternoon playing and this is one of the projects that just happened! The large doily cuts out the lace holes but does not cut the perimeter of the doily shape - you need the extra thinlit in the set to do this outline piece for you. So you are then able to create an amazing effect of lace which shows up so well with a contrast piece behind it.
I have teamed Gray Granite with Lovely Lipstick and Mint Macaron for this project. The inside is fairly simple, the font is just gorgeous.

So while I had the framelits out I made a few other samples. It really is a beautiful set of thinlits to use.

One of the thinlits cuts a beautiful lacy ring- you could use this for a wreath at Christmas I think. I did stencil the crumb cake base using white craft ink for these last 2 samples.

Next on the hop this week is Lauren

Don't forget we love to see what you create , pop your creations up on our Facebook page.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Sunday, 7 April 2019

CTC#223 Classic Garage goes feminine

Welcome back for another week CASEing the Catty. This is a very exciting week for demonstrators as its almost ONstage (which is bigger than Christmas to a 5 year old in my book). The big event is in Auckland and I'm so fortunate to be going along and joining lots of other amazing demonstrators to share ideas and techniques and laughter. I'll have some amazing news and info about the coming catalogue to share after the event.....

But on to this week's card. The Classic Garage suite has been hugely popular because there are relatively few sets that lend themselves so well to Masculine cards. But this set is packed with very flexible images and great colours.
The Paper, stampset and embellishments in this set are all amazing. But would you believe I have still gone with a feminine twist on this set?

The gorgeous classic cars are very easy to fussy cut and you get a lot of cars from one sheet of paper. I did make a few masculine cards but was really happy with how this matched some feminine paper. The cute little key just sets it off.

I always like to decorate the inside with some of the leftover strips of DSP just to finish it off.

Next on the hop this week is the beautiful, and beautifully talented Julia

Don't forget we love to see what you create using the pages for this suite as inspiration. Take a photo of your project and share it with us all on our Facebook page.

I'm off to enjoy the kiwi hospitality - and maybe some wine from the Napier region!!! 

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz