Sunday, 6 October 2019

CTC #249: Toile Tidings


Once again, it's time for this week's CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. The blog before mine is Rebecca's, but you can join in at any point - just keep hopping until you get back to where you started.

This week we are CASEing cards from the Toile Tidings section of the Holiday Catalogue. It's a section that I usually skip over, as I'm not a big fan of the suite. However, this card on the right caught my eye - I liked that the front was cropped on the side to reveal some of the inside of the card. I was determined to make my card very differently to the sample, but it ended up quite similar. Oh well!

I started with a base of Thick Whisper White and cropped an inch off the front. I then added a strip of DSP cut to 1 1/4 inch wide to the inside. There was the first unintentional similarity - both cards used striped DSP on that part! I then added a narrow strip of Night Of Navy cardstock to the front edge of the card, and a second piece of DSP to the rest of the card front. I found it needed the Navy strip to define the edge. The DSP is from the Come Sail Away pack, which I purchased last month in the DSP sale.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, A Good Man, Come Sail Away DSP, Watercolouring

The next unintentional similarity is the circle on the front. While the sample is a wreath and mine is a solid circle, it's still a lot more similar than I wanted. Once again - oh well! My circle was cropped from our new Watercolour Paper using my Stitched Shapes Circle die. have you tried the new Watercolour Paper? It is fabulous!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, A Good Man, Come Sail Away DSP, Watercolouring

I started by stamping the man and child in Stazon ink. I used my Stamparatus, as I wanted to be able to stamp a second time if the first impression wasn't good. The rest of the scene was hand painted using my inks and an Aqua Painter. I started with the ocean, creating a horizon line. I used Blueberry Bushel ink. The land, man's jeans, and child's hair were all Early Espresso. The lighthouse (I was so impressed with myself over that!!) and child's pants were Basic Grey. I used Balmy Blue for the sky, Terracotta Tile for the child's top and Garden Green for the man's top. Oh, and Flirty Flamingo (very diluted!) for the skin tones.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, A Good Man, Come Sail Away DSP, Watercolouring

I kept the inside nice and simple. By using sentiments that don't reference a birthday, I can use this card for several occasions - maybe Father's Day or a retirement?

Which Toile Tidings card will you CASE this week? There's lots to choose from on pages 6 to 11. Don't forget to post your photo in our Facebook group when you're done.

Now you're heading on over to Peta's blog. I wonder what Marvi has been up to this week?


  1. I absolutely love this card! Fantastic masculine card. I love your choice of DSP and the navy strip definitely finishes it off nicely. Beautiful watercolouring and the lighthouse looks great!

  2. Tina, your card is fabulous. I love your water colouring and the lighthouse looks so good.

  3. Fabulous card, Tina. I earmarked this sample too, but ran out of time, preparing for my trip. It is a great layout. Love the water coloured art piece and the navy strip is perfect.


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