CTC 60 – CASE-ing The Crew

Published by under cards | Dec 13 2015

CASE-ing The Catty - Blog Hop

Each week the CASE-ing the Catty crew examine the Stampin’ Up! catalogue for inspiration. This week we are wrapping up our program for the year so we are doing something a little different – we are looking to each other for inspiration!

I’m thrilled to share two projects that were inspired by two very talented crafters.

The first of those is Alison Barclay from Gothdove Designs. I’ve been a fan of Alison’s work for some time, and love her clean and crisp style. If you have a scroll through her blog, you’ll know what I mean. I’ve been inspired by her work many times over the years, and her creations often pop up in my Pinterest feed.

In November Alison recreated the gorgeous project on page 15 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue and I was thrilled to see it because I loved the card and couldn’t quite work out how to make it. Thanks for the inspiration Alison, and for sharing how you made your card.

Here is Alison’s…


And here is my version…

Embellished Ornaments

I kept it fairly close to Alison’s original, but swapped her blues (Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo) for Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss.

It also gave me the chance to try out the fantastic new Wink of Stella pens which will be available though Stampin’ Up! in only a couple of weeks. Bring on that new Occasions Catalogue. Woohoo!!! The Wink of Stella pens have a brush tip and are perfect for applying a touch of shimmer and glimmer in just the right places. So convenient! I’m predicting this little item will be a huge seller in the new catalogue.

Embellished Ornaments meets Wink of Stella - Stampin' Up! CTC 60


I kept the Embellished Ornaments theme going with my second project, although this time I CASEd the very talented Helen from H2 Designs.

I was so inspired by a project she created back in September (for CTC #49) – the layout and the vellum just jumped right out at me.

Here is Helen’s card:


I used that project as inspiration for this one:


Embellished Ornaments stamp set by Stampin' Up! - Gold and navy. Created by Simone Bartrum for CTC 60.

Night of Navy and Gold is a favourite colour combo of mine this year. I even managed to sneak in some Night of Navy seam binding ribbon on this one.

Embellished Ornaments stamp set by Stampin' Up! - Gold and navy. Created by Simone Bartrum for CTC 60.

So there you have it!

A huge thanks to Alison and Helen for their inspirational projects, to our CTC Crew organiser Rebecca Scurr, and for everyone who shares their projects each week.

I hope you’ll join us as we look to the awesome new Occasions catalogue for inspiration when we return in January 2016.

Please continue on the hop. Next you’re off to Helen at H2 Designs.

CASE-ing the catty NEXT BLOG


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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20 responses so far

20 Responses to “CTC 60 – CASE-ing The Crew”

  1. Vintage Graffition 13 Dec 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Simone, your CASEs of Allison’s cards are simply stunning, just like the originals and I must say that I am a fan of her work and clean and simple style too. I must say how just changing the colours of a card really changes the whole dynamics of a card and you should be proud of how stunning yours both turned out, Beautiful. Merry Christmas, Emma xo

  2. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks Emma! xxx

  3. Tricia Rainerion 13 Dec 2015 at 8:52 pm

    2 Beautiful cases, Simone. I love the gold & navy combo too & isn’t that seam binding ribbon gorgeous in the navy. Merry Christmas!

  4. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Love that seam binding! Have a great Christmas Tricia. xxx

  5. Rebecca Son 13 Dec 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Wow, both of your cards are stunning!! I love the ornament on the first card and the gold and blue colour combo on the second. Thanks for being a part of the Crew this year. Merry Christmas, my friend.

  6. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Merry Christmas Bec. xxxx

  7. Liz Grosson 13 Dec 2015 at 10:57 pm

    simone you have created 2 beautiful cards. I would have never thought of Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride but they certainly work well together. And I’m in love with wink of Stella too. , and I love the use of vellum on your second CASE, beautiful and elegant. what a great way to end the year. Happy Christmas to you. thanks for your great work in 2015. Liz

  8. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:38 pm

    It’s an interesting combo isn’t it – I was pleasantly surprised when it worked :) Merry Christmas Liz xxx

  9. Jess Williamson 14 Dec 2015 at 6:16 am

    Wonderful projects Simone! I can’t wait to get busy with the wink of Stella pens either and your navy and gold combo is stunning! Merry Christmas

  10. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too Jess and to your family

  11. Alisonon 14 Dec 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you for CASE-ing me!! I love this card in the pink & purple tones…and I bet the ornament looks amazing with some Wink of Stella on it…I can’t wait for that too…although I confess I had already got it in my contraband stash. ;)
    Your golden Christmas card is stunning too!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! xxx

  12. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too Alison. I look forward to more blog hopping with you again next year. xx

  13. Kathryn Mangelsdorfon 14 Dec 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Simone, you are so wonderful to case 2 lovely cards this week, beautiful and colourful and gold is always so striking for Christmas. I have loved joining the Crew this year and are always inspired.

  14. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I have enjoyed being part of it Kathryn and look forward to more sharing when the group resumes in 2016. xxx

  15. Helen Hon 16 Dec 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Two gorgeous CASES, Simone! The blushing bride & blackberry bliss ornament looks beautiful. The navy & gold combination is so pretty & you have used two of my favourite stamps from the Holiday Catty! Merry Christmas!

  16. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:33 pm

    It’s a gorgeous stamp set isn’t it?! Thanks again for the inspiration Helen! xx

  17. Jackie Nobleon 21 Dec 2015 at 10:28 pm

    What great CASEs Simone! Love how you have gold in both! Oh I am looking farward to trying the Wink Of Stella pens – how exciting! Merry Christmas!

  18. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:33 pm

    They are fantastic Jackie! You will love them. Merry Christmas to you too. xx

  19. Julia Quinnon 21 Dec 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful!! I love your colour choices and the vellum on gold looks divine. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  20. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks Julia, it was easy to be inspired by Alison and Helen’s projects.

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