Friday, 6 November 2015

CTC#55 Into the Woods with Rudolph.

Welcome to my blogpage , you  may have come from the amazing Alison's great blog, or you may be starting here, either way I hope you can continue around all the designers for some inspiration. The full list of participants is here if you get lost.

This week we are CASEing the Section of the Catalogue from pages 42-45 , but since it's Christmas rapidly approaching and I'm in Chrismas creating mode around here I've found Rudolph in the woods! Actually I have been pushed for time so was looking for something quick and easy to make. The cards on the bottom page 42 are both quick makes.
This is where the Catalogue is a great resource as you can flick through for some inspiration and you can be confident that the layout will work. There's nothing more disheartening than spending a long time creating something and then feeling that the balance is somehow a little off.  Hence the CASEing the Catty philosophy. And it's always amazing to see what other designers see for inspiration from the same pages. We hope you are enjoying the Bloghop this week.  These two lights use DSP as the background and a simple banner with some unfussy stamping as the centrepiece.

I have been playing with the gorgeous Wonderland set making designs for a Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack and a good friend set me an image of a Rudolph card using some antlers from the set. I don't know who created the original but I took inspiration from them and has lots of fun making tags, and little 3x3 notecards with the design, so Thankyou. I used the Antlers form Wonderland, some red glimmer paper and some Goggle eyes stuck on with Tombow- too easy!

 The larger card is done the same way with some BSP form Morning Meadow behind. I didn't have any timber elements, but the cardstock is punched with the hexagon punch and simply snipped off one edge to get the right shape.

My original post finished here, but I had really hoped to make a card using Lighthearted Leaves as I think this is a truly beautiful set and it was one of my first purchases from the catalogue. So using the same layout I have made this Christmas card, and I have to admit I'm quite pleased with this one. The leaf- or even it could be a tree- is heat embossed with silver powder and coloured with Cucumber crush using the marking pen and the blender Pen, some real red pen in the berries and silver foil and Cucumber card again cut with the hexagon punch. the sentiment is from Festive Flurry.There isn't any cucumber crush thread, so I coloured a few strands of the the White Jute ribbon with my marking pen - you may have read this tip on one of the earlier CTC blogs. It's a really easy way to colour coordinate your embellishments.

It is really hard to photograph silver but I hope you can get the idea.

Thanks for joining us on the bloghop today, next up is Jackie, I wonder what she has created for us this week. 

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  1. Your little reindeer reminds me of Olaf!! He's so CUTE! I CASEd this card too - what a great layout!! My favourite is your white tag reindeer!!

    1. Thanks Julia, yes quick and cute, so much fun!

  2. You've been busy, Liz! Glad you were able to share your Lighthearted Leaves card as well, very inspiring cards.

    1. Thanks so much Rachel, yes I was pleased to be able to add this one, it's such a gorgeous set.

  3. Such clever and cute cards! I love your first card...he is adorable! :)

  4. Thanks Alison, those stick on eyes make a huge difference, and just slightly quirky angle makes them fun too! Easy to whip up quite a few at at time.

  5. How cute!! Love the googly eyes!!!


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