CTC24 – Happy Easter!!

Isn’t the year just flying past? Who can believe that Easter is nearly upon us!!

At CTC this week, we are casing the Easter section of the Occasions catalogue which is found on pages 34 and 35 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

I decided to case the Petite Café gift bag on the top corner of page 34.

page 34

It’s cute, isn’t it? But I don’t have the For Peeps’ Sake stamp set. So I decided to make my tag using the Happy Easter Bunny stamp and just inking the bunny using the chocolate chip marker. I then coloured a few spots with blushing bride and pear pizzazz markers.

I also didn’t have the circle decorative mask so I carefully used my sponge dauber to make the dots. Remember, when you use white ink, to leave it to dry before you touch it. (Ask me how I know!!) I cut out 2 of the tag from the chalk talk framelits and cut one up and put the Sweet Dreams Designer Washi tape along the edge to make the tag stand out.

I used the Indescribable Gift stamp set for the Happy Easter sentiment.

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

Guidelines –
• Create a new project for the current challenge.
• Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun. Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
• Mostly SU (Stampin’ Up! ®) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
• Have fun and inspire others!

Hope you can join in!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

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Are you ready to Hippity-Hop??

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It is time for a blog hop with my fabulous stamping team, the Eureka Stampers!! With Easter quickly approaching, our theme is, of course, Easter!! Can you believe how fast the year is going!!!

You may be starting with my blog, or possibly have come from Carly Middleton’s blog. Don’t you just love her cute project!!

I have a couple of projects to show you today. I think the Happy Easter Bunny stamp in the Occasions catalogue is very cute and I wanted to showcase colouring the bunny.

For my first card, I wanted to use the Subtles Colour Collection and my blender pens, and I carefully coloured using Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped using staz-on ink as I didn’t want it to bleed when I coloured.

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My second card is made using the Brights Colour Collection and the Flowerpot DSP as the background. To be a little different, I used the bow builder punch. Isn’t it cute!!

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I think I will be sending these to my nieces for Easter with an ITunes gift card!! Easter eggs do not travel well in the mail!!

My third card is made using the Indescribable Gift stamp set. I think the flowers in this set are beautiful. I have also used my aqua painter to colour the flowers. I’m happy with how it turned out.

easter hop 1

ewaster hop 2

I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I’d love you to leave a comment below. To continue hopping, go to Rose’s blog here.

For a complete list of hoppers, see the bottom of this post.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

 

List of blog hoppers:
1. Rebecca Scurr - you are here!!
2. Rose Packer
3. Emma Palonek
4. Heather McCarthy
5. Tracy Penn
6. Simone Bartrum
7. Lorinda De Regt-Penn
8. Jessica Williams
9. Carly Middleton

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

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Blender Pens
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$16.95

Weekly Deals

Hi there, Just a quick post to let you know about the great weekly deals that are on this week and are available until next Tuesday 24 March.

If you are interested in any of these fabulous products, just click on the product below and it will take you straight to my online store. And if you do it this week, you can still earn free product during Sale-a-bration. Woo Hoo!!

Happy Stamping!

Rebecca

An easy technique

You may have heard that Stampin’ Up! have decided to discontinue the Blendabilities. I’m really sad about this as you may have noticed that I really like them!! They have had numerous issues with them and have decided not to continue to offer a product which doesn’t meet their high standards. Whilst I’m sad that they are no longer available, I am proud to be a part of a company that has such high standards and is willing to make such a decision.

So I had a workshop recently and decided to focus on our other pens, the Stampin’ Write markers. One of my favourite techniques is the marker to stamp technique. It is a great and easy way to add more than one colour to a stamp. And it’s always an Ooohh moment when it works!!

I was inspired by a card on Pinterest, see here. I have changed it around a bit, including turning it on its side. I have used the Big News stamp set which is great for large sentiments.

bday 1

Here’s a close up of the bling!!!

bday 2

I hope you like it!!

Stamping Hugs

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp set: Big News
Ink: Bermuda Bay marker, Calypso Coral marker
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Accessories: Bermuda Bay sequins

CTC22 – It’s time for a sketch challenge!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are doing a sketch challenge from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

ctc 22 sketch

It’s from page 17 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue. I was actually a bit stuck on this one as I didn’t want to do a butterfly, but then I decided why not!! I love these framelits so I took the opportunity to use the largest butterfly. I cut it out, then sponged it with Real Red to get a mottled look. But it needed some shine, so I embossed it 3 times with clear embossing powder to make it blingy!!

I then got out my sewing machine!!! Yes, I have given in and sewn on a card. Just this once, though. It’s too much of a hassle doing that!! Although I do like the look of it. I used the Stacked with Love DSP stack from the Occasions catalogue and covered it with a piece of vellum.

I also embossed a piece of silver foil sheet with the Spring Flowers embossing folder to give a bit of texture to the border. Then a quick stamp of silver ink onto black cardstock using the Choose Happiness set and punched out with the decorative label punch, and there we go.

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Here’s a close up of the shiny butterfly.

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

Guidelines –
• Create a new project for the current challenge.
• Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun. Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
• Mostly SU (Stampin’ Up! ®) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
• Have fun and inspire others!

Hope you can join in!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamps: Choose Happiness
Ink: Silver, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP Stack, vellum, Silver foil
Accessories: Butterfly framelits, decorative label punch, spring flowers embossing folder

An old favourite

Sometimes, in the excitement of new catalogues and products, I tend to forget about my old favourites. One of my first loves after getting the Big Shot was the Top Note die. If it ever retires, I will be devastated!!

I had a workshop last weekend, and I decided to dig out my Top note die once again. I love to make different styles of cards and I chose to do an easel card using the Top note die.

I also used the Colour coach to help select a colour combo using the 2013-2015 in colours. I went with Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe and I added in a little So Saffron as well.

I used a newer stamp set, Flower Patch with the co-ordinating framelits, Flower Fair so we didn’t have to do any messy cutting (not my favourite thing to do!!)

top note 1

Here’s a view of the Easel.

top note

To create the easel, you need to fold the cardstock in half and score it. Place the cardstock on the die with the fold inside the cutting line of the die. You will need to cut a separate single top note as well. Score the folded piece in the middle of the shape on one side only. Then stick the single top note to the folded half. Then decorate to your heart content!! You will need to place a piece on the bottom half so that the easel has something to sit on.

And I should mention, the girls loved it!!

If you would like to make this at a workshop, I would love to show you!! Please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

Stamps used: Flower Patch
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron
Paper: 2013-2015 In colour DSP Stack, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Top Note Die, Flower Fair framelits, Decorative label punch, rhinestones.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Could Sale-a-bration get any better? Yes, it could!!

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Yes!! You can earn an additional 4 products for free during Sale-a-bration!! Happy Dance time!!!

From 1 March to 31 March, you can receive your choice of stamps, a pack of gorgeous vellum or in-colour twine and buttons. Check out the flyer below for details.

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If you NEEEEED any of these great products, check out my online store, here to place your order.

Or email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or phone 0408 193 792.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca