CTC257 – Kids and Babies Section


Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping by for this weeks Caseing the Catty Blog Hop. Well – it’s December and if you are anything like our household the ‘crazy hectic but so much fun’ season has kicked off. The Christmas tree is up and we have already attended 2 Christmas / end of year wind ups this weekend. I love putting up our Christmas tree, it is such a fun thing for us all to do together. We have a tradition in our house that every year I take the kids to the shops and let them buy whatever ornament they want for the tree, with the intention that when they leave home I will box up their ornaments and give them to them, so they will have a lifetime of Christmas memories to go with them. This year my eldest picked this amazing looking peacock, complete with a 20+cm tail, and my youngest picked BB-8 from Star Wars….so anything goes on our tree, but it is our tree and we love it. Look closely and you’ll also see a glittery stegosaurus and a sparkly toucan 🤣

Back to tonight’s card, where we are CASEing something from the Kids and Babies section of the annual catalogue pages 98-105. I have CASEd the layout of the Blueberry Bushell bug card on page 104.

I was lucky enough to do a small pre-order of new products after I attended our demonstrator event here in Perth. One of the things I bought was the oh so cute stamp set called “Little Ladybug”. So adorable right, but there’s a catch with this one. You can’t buy it….you need to earn it by placing a qualifying order during our Sale-A-Bration.

The first thing I did when I unpacked it, was stamped all the big images in Memento ink. If I am stamping lots of images with the intention of colouring, I use my stamparatus so I can stamp them all at once. In this case I was planning on heat embossing after I coloured so I left all the stamps in place so that I was able to stamp the outlines a second time in versa mark ink.

I coloured the ladybugs in Real Red, Smokey Slate and Petal Pink blends, whilst the flower was done using a combination of Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Calypso Coral and Dark Petal Pink, plus Granny Apple Green for the stem. As I mentioned, after colouring them I then heat embossed the outlines in black to give them some shine.

I used a Lovely Lipstick card base, plus some Lovely Lipstick DSP from last years pack of In Colour DSP. After fussy cutting out all my coloured images I just arranged them on the centre white panel. The sentiment comes from the same Little Ladybug.

So what do you think of this set? Start making plans on how you will land this super cute set during the new year.

I hope you join in this challenge this week, there isn’t too many weeks left this year so the time is now. Join in by uploading your card to our facebook group. Click below.

Next up tonight is Judy, hop on over to see what she has been inspired by this week.


  1. Thank you for the fabulous tip for using the Stamparatus for heat embossing!! I love that idea – almost as much as I love your card!! It’s sooooooo pretty and cute and adorable and wonderful!!


  2. Firstly, I just love how much personality is radiating from that Christmas tree. I’ve had to way let go of my Christmas Tree OCD with children and let them put what they want on it, but I’ve also grown to love that. It’s so much fun to see what they choose and to see their different interests reflected each year. I love your idea of gifting them their decorations when they leave home. As for the card, that’s also bursting with personality. SO fun and cheerful, sure to brighten anyone’s day. Beautiful colouring and that’s a great tip about heat embossing after you’ve coloured the images. 🙂 Siobhan.


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