Sunday, 27 September 2015

CTC49 - Home For The Holidays

Another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue, pages 8-21 "Home For The Holidays', is the theme. I don't know if you're having trouble deciding what you like most in the Holiday catalogue, but on pages 10 & 11 are two photopolymer stamp sets, and two sets of framelits which fit together as snuggly as a hand in a glove. Naturally, I had to put both bundles on my first order, at least I was saving 15% and I've had such a lot of fun playing with combinations of the two - so cute!

Maybe you have arrived here from Stasia's blog, but if you're just starting out here, you can follow all the links around, doing a Blog hop with the design team at CASE-ing The Catty.

Initially, I cased the tag on the gift here on the right, almost exactly. I have to confess: - I love miniature things, so that teeny tiny wreath is a winner for me. I will have plenty of tags for my Christmas gifts, so it has been made into a full-size card.

Because we are inside looking out, I left the Soft Sky card plain, like a painted wall. The window frame is Crumb Cake, cut with the die and left plain. The group of  trees out the window come from Happy Scenes stamp set. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and because it is photopolymer, it is possible to curve it. I used the base of my Stampin' Mist bottle as a guide and just hand-cut the banner. Easy-peasy! The tiny wreath features in Festive Fireplace. Again, easy to stamp in Mossy Meadow, before using the Stampin' Write Marker in Real Red to colour some holly berries. I grabbed a little red twine from the Oh What Fun Tag Kit and tied a knot before using a mini glue dot to attach it to the window frame. This card is one of the options to make at my November Christmas card class (Friday 21st at 7pm).

For the other card, the cat features.... peering out the window, watching his family heading off on holiday, towing a caravan behind the car. This is so typical for an Australian Christmas, since it is summer here at that time of year. My husband and I often head away to the coast, soon after our Christmas celebrations. Fortunately we don't need to take our cat anymore, because our adult sons stay at home. Our 10-year-old cat has always hated travelling in the car, and would cry for the whole trip! Two solid hours of wailing, even while being comforted, not good for any of us, so I bet he's glad to sit at the front window and watch us head off!!! The little scene makes me chuckle inside.

Let's Get Away provided the car and caravan, and the tree and birds stamp is from Happy Scenes, I just stamped some 'leaves' for the autumn tree, since it is bare but obviously wouldn't be in summer. I chose a greeting from Wondrous Wreath for this card. I'm having a lot of fun with these stamps and framelits, maybe at this rate I'll have all my Christmas cards made soon?

Now it's time to head on over to my buddy , Kathryn's blog to check out what she is sharing this week.

If you are wanting to purchase any of these items, the links below take you to that item in my online shop, but if you'd just like to check out the Weekly Deals (new every Wednesday), Clearance Rack or the catalogues in general, you can visit the online shop here. The Hostess Code for this month is EUFRFMNX

To find out more about the class, there is more information under the 'classes' tab.


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  1. I love the little caravan heading off through your window & yes I agree, a lot of people head off here for Christmas holidays just like that. I feel very sad that the pussy got left behind though!

  2. Two lovely cards!! I love the little caravan. I also have a kitty who doesn't like to go in the car. Makes for a long trip!!

  3. This is fantastic Rachel. I love the cat and the caravan too. These are lovely!

  4. We both loved the same card. That's so fabulous. And I love your scenes through the window. They are great!

  5. What fun CASEing you have here, the little caravan is super cute and lovely to know it reminds you of your holidays.

  6. These are so lovely Rachel. I love your second card too - perfect for us southern-hemispherers!

  7. Two super cards, Rachel and I love the Soft Sky background, it makes them so restful. Can't go past the cat sitting at the window, love it! We have a chair sitting at the bottom of the stairs so our cats can look out the window!

  8. Two very cute cards, Rachel. The miniature wreath looks fabulous with its curved banner & the kitty sitting in the window for an Aussie Christmas is adorable. Our dogs like to sit at the windows & watch their humans too. :)

  9. Loved the cat story! What great cards.

  10. These are so great! I am loving the cat card!!


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