CTC197 – Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  I am really loving the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I can’t wait for Christmas!!

This week we are casing the Joyous Noel section, pages 28-35 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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The Joyous Noel suite is just gorgeous.  The DSP is to die for!!  However, I’ve decided to case the bauble card on page 34.

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I made two cards using this card as inspiration.  My first one was a close case, however I have used the Dashing Along DSP instead of an embossed background.  I used the Great Joy stamp set which goes perfectly with Stampin’ Blends.  I’ve used Smoky Slate, Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.

I also put Wink of Stella on the bow but it’s a bit hard to photograph.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.

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This is such a great layout to case.  I’ve gone with a non-traditional colour theme of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

To create the embossed background, I used the new Big Shot embossing mats.  With the mats, you can use a die and instead of cutting, it just embosses the cardstock.  Awesome!!

I embossed the baubles from Beautiful Baubles in silver embossing powder and cut out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shape framelits.

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Whilst I am a traditional  Christmas colour lover, I quite like the combo of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and silver!

Next up is the lovely Rose.

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I hope you can join in with us at our Facebook group!

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And in case you were wondering, it’s 39 days until I leave for Orlando!!  Oh gee, that’s coming up quickly!!

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CTC196 – Santa’s Workshop

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I had my stamp class yesterday and it’s always nice to catch up with everyone.  It’s just lovely to get together with others who love the same thing as you do and craft together.  I hope you have a regular group that you can do that with.

I always love to get together with my online friends as well every Sunday night and share our crafting projects with you.  This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing the Santa’s Workshop section, pages 18-27 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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Aren’t all those little Santa’s cute!  I am doing a different card today though, and have cased the card on page 23 using the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle.

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My card is fairly similar to the original but I’ve used the Dashing Along DSP that you can earn for free this month with a workshop of over $400 in sales.

I added gold foil along the sides of the DSP.  I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and then cut it out using the largest Oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.  I then cut out a few of the flowers and holly in different colours from the Detailed Poinsettia thinlits.  I coloured the holly using Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.

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Next up is the lovely Monique.

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Make sure you share your project with us over on at our Facebook Group.

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And if you are interested, it’s only 46 days until I depart for Orlando!!  OMG, I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Welcome to another great week at Colour Inkspiration!   We are showcasing the Regals Colour collection this week.  You can choose 3 colours and any of the basics.

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As you may know, I’m heading to Orlando in November to attend Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary Onstage event.  And, of course, I’ll be visiting all the Walt Disney World parks!!

The Graceful Glass vellum reminds me of the roses from Beauty and the Beast so I based my card around that.

I coloured using the Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  I added a piece of whisper white card stock behind the vellum to make the colours stand out more.  I also stamped two flowers from the Painted Glass stamp set and cut out with the Stained Glass thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of crushed curry and cut out with the Everyday Label punch.

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Make sure you share your project using this colour combo with us at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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It’s a Baby Z

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Z-fold card that is!!  One of the girls in the CTC Crew had a gorgeous baby boy a week or so ago and I knew straight away that I had to make one of Bronwyn’s Z-Fold Baby Crib cards!!

I don’t own a single baby set, so it makes it a bit challenging to make a baby card!!  Seeing as it’s for a boy, I used the Best Route DSP and the aeroplane print.  Once I had the card and crib assembled, I decided to include the Fox from Fox Friends stamp set and used the Fox punch.

I used the Pick a Pennant stamp set and matching Playful Pennants framelits.  This is very handy set as it includes a whole alphabet so that you can create your own sentiments.

To decorate the front panel, I used the banner from the Hold on to Hope stamp set and inked it with a Blueberry Bushel marker and just highlighted the outline.  I then cut it out with the Cross of Hope framelits.

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I’m so happy with how this Z-Fold card worked out!  You can purchase this tutorial here.

Now to make sure I actually post the card!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

 

 

 

 

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CTC195 – Festive Farmhouse

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As I type up my post on Saturday, it’s raining!!  Lovely, heavy rain filling up my water tanks!!  Just the sort of rain we need.  And of course, a rainy day makes for the perfect crafting day!

We are casing the Festive Farmhouse section, pages 12-17, of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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As you may have noticed, I love use Stampin’ Blends!  And there are 6 new combo packs in the Holiday Catalogue.  And yes, I already have them all!!

I was drawn to the sample on page 15 so that I can use my blends and the Joy & Noel stamp set!

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Now don’t you just love the chicken wire elements in the background.  Well, I don’t have it yet (but I think I might need to get it soon!) so I decided to use the Subtles Textured embossing folder instead.

I stamped the image twice and cut out one using the largest oval from the Stitched Shape framelits.  I then coloured both with the Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Mango Meloday Stampin’ Blends (all are new colours).  I then fussy cut out some of the leaves and flowers and popped them up using dimensionals.  To make the word a little darker, I coloured with the basic black Stampin’ Blend.

I added Poppy Parade Textured Weave ribbon behind the sentiment oval and popped it up using dimensionals.

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Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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ESAD Holiday Blog Hop

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Welcome to my blog!  You may have come from Sharni’s blog or be starting here with me.  I’m excited to be a part of tonight’s ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue blog hop!

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I’m not only a papercraft, but a lover of many other crafts!!  One of my all time favourites is cross stitch so I was excited to see the Cross Stitch Christmas stamp set.

Here the latest cross stitch that I finished earlier this year.

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Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the 3 trees in Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Real Red.  It does take a little bit of practice to get the stamps lined up nicely.   I cut it out with an Oval Stitched Shape framelits and then a crumb cake oval.

I embossed the Granny Apple Green with the Quilt Top embossing folder.  Don’t you just love this folder!

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I stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce and punched it out with the Classic Label punch.  I added a piece of Polka Dot ribbon and Real Red Solid Ribbon.

I just love Christmas!!!  I can’t wait to get into making Christmas cards!

Head on over to visit Lou and check out her gorgeous project!

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Here is the participant list

1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kim Oliver
3. Nicole Wilson
4. Delys Cram
5. Katrina Duffell
6. Peta Stephen
7. Cathy Pinchbeck
8. Barbara Williams
9. Libby Dyson
10. Jo Stubbings
11. Fi Cobbin
12. Rebekah Crisp
13. Jenna Watkins
14. Rachael Lewsley
15. Jenny Hayward
16. Rochelle Blok
17. Lauren Meiklejohn
18. Rose Packer
19. Monique Fielder
20. Maree McIntosh
21. Sandra Mastello
22. Amity Knight
23. Sharon Dalton
24. Narelle Fasulo
25. Sharni Haines
26. Rebecca Scurr

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Rebecca

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CTC194 – All is Bright

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Welcome to Spring!!  Can you believe we are in September already!!  What is more exciting is that the 2018 Holiday 2018 starts this week!!

We are getting in a little early this week as the 2018 Holiday Catalogue starts on 5 September.  We are casing the All is Bright Section, pages 4-11.

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I just love all the gorgeous projects in these pages!  I decided to case a couple of the cards from page 4.  The All is Bright DSP is just lovely.  One side of the paper has a photographic image and the other side is a pattern.  I’ve used the gold bauble DSP.  I don’t have the poinsettia stamp so I used the Stitched Labels Framelits in Real Red.  I cut out 6 green branches from the Christmas Staircase thinlits.  I cut out the two Merry’s from the new Merry Christmas thinlits.  I have some left over gold foil from a previous kit so the Merry is a little shiner than usual.

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I couldn’t decide which card to do so I did a second card! I combined some elements from one of the other cards on the page.  Instead of embossing the background with Shaded Spruce cardstock, I used a piece of gold foil.  Don’t you love the Swirls and Curls embossing folder!

You can create your own doily using the Detailed Bauble thinlits.  I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and cut out the holly in Shaded Spruce and added some pearls coloured with Stampin’ Blends.  I added some Real Red solid ribbon behind the doily and attached to the card.

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Oh I love Christmas!!  I can’t wait to play more with all my goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue!!

Next up is the awesome Judy!

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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