CTC183 – Animal Expedition

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It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been home a week!  Is it just me or is this year just flying past?

This week we are casing the Animal Expedition section, pages 26-37.

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There are so many cute cards in this section!  I love the Animal Outing set but I haven’t got it yet, so I decided to case the kitty card on page 31.

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As I have two handsome boys, Shadow and Jaster, I had to change the card to be just kitties.

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I coloured the cats from the Pretty Kitty Stamp set to be similar to Shadow and Jaster.  I coloured Shadow using a basic black watercolour pencil and a blender pen to colour it.  I used the Smoky Slate blends to colour Jaster.  I used the two different methods as I didn’t want Shadow to be a solid black.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I added a strip of dsp from my favourite, Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  Oh and the background is from this paper as well.

To create the banner, I cut the ends of the white cardstock with the tailored tag punch.

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Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

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I’m excited to be joining in with this week’s Colour INKspiration challenge!

Stampin’ Up! ® has just had a major colour revamp so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we’ve decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all!

The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. This month we are starting off with the NEUTRALS COLLECTION and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project. We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the Basics – Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as metallics.

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I really wanted to have a play with the new Stitched Labels framelits.  They are just lovely.  I love the dotty background one, so I used it three times to cover the Merry Merlot piece and add a bit of texture.

I cut out the large label in Sahara Sand and stamped it using the sentiment from the Healing Hugs stamp set.  And have you noticed the gorgeous flower?  Isn’t it amazing??  This stunning flower (in Merry Merlot) and leaves (in Mossy Meadow) are two of the new Disinktive stamps which stamp beautifully with the new style ink pads.

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Now don’t tell anyone, but I actually used 4 colours from the Neutrals collection on this card!!  The base is Night of Navy, with Sahara Sand and Merry Merlot card stock.  When I stamped the flower, I realised that there was a matching set of leaves so I had to do them in Mossy Meadow.  Oops!!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Kim.

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Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC182 – Tea Room

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Well I’ve had an exciting week visiting China with my sister.  We had a great time visiting the Great Wall, the Beijing Zoo, Shaolin Temple and the Yellow River.

So I’ve unpacked, washed and had a great sleep and am ready to jump into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

I wasn’t going to join in the hop this week as I wasn’t sure I’d be able to have time to create a card.  But my new catalogue order arrived whilst I was away and when I opened up the box, I just had to join in!!  So many exciting new goodies to play with!!

So this week, we are casing the Tea Room section, pages 13-25 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I decided to case the card on page 20 using the Botanical Bliss Bundle.  Did you know that you save 10% when you purchase a bundle.

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This bundle is just so lovely!  I can’t wait to play more with them.  I pretty much cased the card as is.  I used the gorgeous Share What You Specialty DSP.  For the background, I used the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock and stamped the flower from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.

The roses and flowers come from the Botanical Tags thinlits.  You can use these dies as a tag or there is an additional die that allows you cut the flower out completely.

I used copper embossing powder on the oval and Tranquil Tide for the sentiment.  I used copper foil for the leaves in the background and added a little bit of copper metallic thread.

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Next up is my lovely friend, Mel.

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I hope you enjoy our hop this week, make sure you leave a comment and let me know!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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The Best Day of the Year

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Oh it’s the most exciting day of the Stampin’ Up! year today!!

The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue starts today and there are so many exciting new stamps, designer series paper, accessories and colours!!

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I’m sure you have heard of the colour revamp.  I can’t wait to play with all the lovely new colours!!  I’m not sure which one I like the most!  There’s Highland Heather, Merry Merlot, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce or the returning colours Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade or Coastal Cabana.

And have you see the Stamparatus?  It has become my favourite tool (just don’t tell my big shot!!)  You can now purchase this awesome tool.

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If you would like a copy of the new catalogue let me know and I’ll post one out to you!  If you can’t wait to get your hands on new goodies, you can check it all out at my online store here.

I’m heading off to China for a week on holidays with my sister.  I’ll be back and sharing my new goodies after that.

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

 

CTC180 – Favourite Retiring Project

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I’ve been pretty busy over the last couple of weeks as I had my catalogue launch last weekend.  I know it’s a bit early but we’ve been invited to a wedding this weekend and next weekend, I’m going to China for a week with my sister! Fun times ahead!

It’s an exciting week for Stampin’ Up!  It’s the end of a catalogue but more excitingly it’s the start of a new one!!  On June 1, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue will commence.  I’m still deciding what I “need” to get!

But, here at CTC we are doing our final case of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  We are sharing our favourite retiring projects from either catalogue.

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As I had my catty launch last weekend, I’ve taken all my retired products out of my craft room and they are in an untidy pile in another room!!  So it was too hard to dig through and find my favourite retiring sets.

But, one of my favourite products from any catalogue is the stunning Designer Series Paper.  Every year, I can’t wait to see what pretty papers I need to have. Who am I kidding, I need them all!

I love the Fresh Florals DSP Stack from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue in the 2017-2019 In Colours.  Such pretty designs.

One stamp set that I’m sad to see go is Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  This is such a handy set with a sentiment for every occasion.  But never fear, there is another set to replace it, the Itty Bitty Greetings set.

I have cased this card on page 37.

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It also showcases my favourite retiring floral set, Rose Wonder.  Love that set!

As we are going to a wedding today, I decided to create a wedding card.  So I used the Berry Burst floral page from the Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  Instead of the flower, I created a group of circles and stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I stamped off the ink to create the different shades.  I love the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.  Perfect for a wedding!

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I even stamped on the inside which you know I rarely do!  But it’s a special occasion!!

I hope you like my card today!  Please leave me some comments below and let me know!

Next up is my sweet friend, Rose.  I can’t wait to see what amazing creation she has done this week.

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It’s Kelly’s Birthday!

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It’s my lovely friend from Western Australia, Kelly Kent’s Birthday!!  She is having a couple of blog hops to celebrate and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

I wanted to have a play with some new products, so here is part of the new Share What  You Love Suite which is available to purchase right now!  Yes that’s right, you don’t have to wait until 1 June to get your hands on new products.  Just click on the image below to check it out on my online store.

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I’ve also used one of the fabulous tutorials by Bronwyn Eastley, which you can purchase here.  It’s the Tri-Fold Window Card which is such a wow card!

I used the Layered oval Framelits to cut out the centres of the card.  And have you noticed the colour of the cardstock!!  Yes, it’s Mint Macaron making a come back in the Colour Revamp!!  I love this colour and am so glad to be able to play with it again. Now when I created my card, I didn’t have the mint macaron ink pad so I just used a versa mark ink pad to create a tone on tone look.   Oh and check out the colour of my ink, it’s the new Grapefruit Grove!

And isn’t the Share What you Love Specialty DSP just beautiful!  There are 4 sheets of each of pattern of the DSP and many of them have a pearly finish to them.  So pretty!!

I also added half a pearlized doily and the new Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon.  Love velvet ribbons!

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Next up is my friend, Julia. I can’t wait to see what she has created!

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Happy Birthday, dear Kelly.  I hope that the next year is as amazing as the last.

Happy birthday and stamping!

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In case you get lost, here is a full list of the participants.

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CTC178 – Favourite Annual Catty project

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I think we’ve finally hit Autumn in Queensland this weekend!!  It’s finally starting to get cool!

This week, we are casing our favourite project from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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It’s so hard to choose a favourite!  You wouldn’t choose a favourite child, would you!

I love the Graceful Garden set and I’m so glad it’s carrying over.  I decided to case one of the Petal Garden Memories & More cards on page 57.

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I stamped the flowers and leaves on a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and coloured them using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I then fussy cut them out.

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Next up is the lovely Angela.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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