CTC234 – Pressed Petals

Welcome to a fun week at Caseing the Catty!! We are trying a few different challenges and this week, we are casing the colour scheme from the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.

This DSP is just so pretty and I love all the colours together.

Whenever I do a colour challenge, I always get out the cardstock in all the colours and see what inspires me. I didn’t want to use the Pressed Petals DSP (well, actually I did but I wanted to try something different).

I just got the Band Together stamp set and the co-ordinating Detailed bands dies. This stamp set features a really large flower which is great for colouring. I fussy cut my flower and coloured with Old Olive and Rococo Rose blends.

I layered up with Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz with the 3d Layered Leaves embossing folder. I cut the band in Daffodil Delight. The centre piece does come out but I needed something to stamp the sentiment on.

Next up is my lovely friend across the ocean, Sandra.

We would love to see what you create with this colour combo! Share it over on at our Facebook Group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC233 – Casing a Layout

Oh it’s a wonderful, drizzly rainy day today! A rainy day is the perfect craft day. Who am I kidding, any day is a perfect craft day!

We are trying a few different challenges at CTC and this week we are casing layouts on page 36. There are 8 different layouts on this page and you can case any one of them.

I decided to case the layout on the right with the three layers of paper.

I just received the Stitched Lace die and wanted to use it straight away!! I cut out three pieces in Pretty Peacock, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana. I used my new Take Your Pick Die Brush tip to get the little pieces stuck in the die out. I was really impressed at how well it worked. I still had to poke out a few pieces but much better than my old tool.

The Detailed Bands dies also includes a couple of great shapes, perfect for sentiments. I cut one out in Pretty Peacock and embossed the sentiment from the Band Together in white.

I can’t wait to play further with these dies!

Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta!

We would love to see which layout you case from this page. Make sure you share your creations with us on our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CI57

I’m excited to back with Colour Inkspiration Challenges this week!

We have such a lovely, bright combo to share with you. Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.

To create my cards for CI challenges, I always start by getting out the cardstock in the challenge colours. I then browse through my stamp sets to see what inspires me. I keep my stamp sets in alphabetical order and as you will be able to tell, I didn’t get very far this time!! I went with Accented Blooms as I love colouring the flowers.

I coloured the greenery using a blender pen and Granny Apple Green ink. I then coloured the flowers using the Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight blends. I didn’t actually blend the colours but used the light and dark pens to create different coloured flowers.

To add a bit of texture, I used the Subtle embossing folder on the Daffodil Delight layer. I also tied a knot in a piece of Granny Apple Green textured weave ribbon across the bottom of the card.

Next up is the lovely Jackie.

We can’t wait to see what you create using these colours, so please add your creation to our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC232 – Artistic Expressions

Welcome to the first challenge of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!! Have you placed your order yet? Mine should be arriving tomorrow!!

For our first challenge, we are casing the Artistic Expressions section, pages 106-159.

I was inspired by the card on page 131 which features some no line colouring.

So I used the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and attempted to create flowers using the flower image in the set. As you may notice from my card below, I was not happy with how they turned out! I think I need to practise this technique a bit more before I publicly share it.

I am rather taken with the Garden Lane DSP and I think it makes for perfect backgrounds. I added a sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade set and cut it out in Flirty Flamingo with the Stitched Labels dies. I added a piece of the new Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon as well. It’s so pretty!!

Tell me which is your favourite new DSP? It’s a bit hard to choose just one!

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.

We would love to see what has inspired you in the Artistic Expressions section so add your creation to our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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It’s here!!!

I’m so excited!! Today is the first day of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I have had this catalogue since mid-April (one of the perks of being a demonstrator!!) and I have been poring over it ever since. I made sure I got up early today to get my order in.

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I had my catalogue launch party last week and I made lots of samples to inspire my ladies. I love the Come Sail Away Suite. I think it will be perfect for lots of male cards (which I always struggle with!). If you check out pages 144-145 of the catalogue, you can see the entire suite. There is a code at the top right of the page where you can order everything in the suite. It includes the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, High Seas embossing folder, Come Sail Away DSP, Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, baker’s twine and Sail Away trinkets.

I did case the following card but unfortunately, I can’t find who it was that I cased. If it was you, please let me know and I will update my post.

I love all the layers on this card and I can’t wait to share it with my ladies at our next class.

If you have ever thought about taking advantage of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit, now is a great time. You can select $235 worth of product and pay only $169. If you need any suggestions for what to include in your kit, I can give you lots of ideas!!. Click here to join now.

If you would like a paper copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, I can send you one. Just send me an email at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au and I’ll pop one into the post for you.

Enjoy the new Catalogue!!

CTC231 – Case Anything

Winter has finally come to Queensland!! It is a bit chilly this weekend, like 15 degrees! (lol)

We are at our final week of casing the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. This week, we are casing any retiring product we like!

I love the Wonderful Romance bundle which includes the Wonderful Romance stamp set and Wonderful Floral framelits. You can get this bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I stamped the leaves in Old Olive to add a subtle pattern on the background. I then stamped the larger floral image in Memento Black and cut out with the co-ordinating die. I then coloured with Old Olive and Poppy Parade blends. I then cut out the oval in Poppy Parade and Whisper White. I trimmed the white one so that I could layer it on the Poppy Parade one.

This is such a lovely set and I’m so sad that it’s not carrying over. But fortunately, it is still available until 3 June, so make sure you place your order before then.

Next up is my lovely friend, Tina!!

Make sure you share your favourite retiring project over on at our Facebook Group.

I’m so excited to start casing the new catalogue with you next week.

Happy Stamping

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ESAD sneak Peak

I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop tonight!! It’s only 2 sleeps until the catalogue goes live and I can’t wait!!

I have two cards to share with you today. The first card features the Bloom & Grow stamp set and the co-ordinating Budding Blooms dies. I first saw this set at Onstage in Auckland and I just loved it. I love the flowers and how easy they are to colour any way you like. I also love the font of the sentiments as well.

I embossed my sentiment in Silver embossing powder at the bottom of a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock. Such a lovely dusky pink! I stamped the small stamps from the Bloom & Grow stamp set in Purple Posy ink on Purple Posy cardstock to add some subtle detail to the background. I then cut the bottom of this piece using the scalloped die. I added a piece of the new Rococo Rose scalloped linen ribbon between the join of the two pieces of cardstock.

I then stamped the floral image in Memento Black and coloured it using my blender pens in Rococo Rose and Purple Posy ink. I used Granny Apple Green blends for the leaves. (Can’t wait to get the new colours of blends). I then stamped extra leaves on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut them out using the dies. Then a quick assembly, and voila, all done!

For my second card, I used the Woven Threads DSP as the background. I also used the sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set. I also love the font of these sentiments as well.

I stamped the sentiment on Sahara Sand cardstock using Terracotta Tile ink and punched it out using the 2 1/4″ circle punch. I then added a piece of the new Sahara Sand Woven Threads trim which is just stunning!

I hope you enjoyed my two cards. Next up is the lovely Richelle.

Happy Stamping


Blog hop participant list:

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Rochelle Blok

3. Kelly Kent

4. Jo Stubbings

5. Nicole Wilson

6. Denise Buetler

7. Sandra Mastello

8. Rochelle Laird-Smith

9. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

10. Shannon Kissane

11. Libby Dyson

12. Jo Weedon

13. Peta Stephen

14. Carly Middleton

15. Lisa Whitehead

16. Bronwyn Eastley

17. Cathy Pinchbeck

18. Monique Fielder

19. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!

20. Richelle Fletcher

21. Jackie Noble

22. Mandy Depiazzi

23. Sharon Dalton

24. Maree McIntosh

25. Samantha White