Colour Inkspiration 10

I can’t believe that we are up to our 10th Colour Challenge already!!  Where is this year going?

Congratulations for our winners for Challenge 9.  We had lots of gorgeous entries.  You can join in with our fortnightly challenge by joining us at the Facebook group and sharing your entry with the group.

This week’s challenge is another hard one!!  We have Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, Delightful Dijon and Island Indigo.

When I start a colour challenge, I always get out all of the colours in the cardstock and lay them together.  Then I start playing with what might look good as a base.  Then I look at my stamp sets and see what takes my fancy.  I love the new Happy Birthday thinlits so I decided to go with that and the matching stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I cut out a Happy birthday with the thinlits in Delightful Dijon and did a second one in Island Indigo and glued them together with a little overlap.

My first layout didn’t look right, so as I re-arranged, I laid the thinlit cutout on top of an Island Indigo base and inspiration struck!!  The stamp set includes balloons which match the Balloon Bouquet punch so I stamped a couple in Smoky Slate and Cajun Craze.  I then pulled apart a piece of baker’s twine and and tied it to the top of the H.  I think it looks kinda cute!!

Now whilst these colours are quite a challenge, I dare you to give them a try!!  Sometimes it’s great to try something that you wouldn’t usually do.  You might be surprised!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Mel.

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CTC129 – Favourite Annual Catty

We are almost at the end of another amazing catalogue but we still have a few favourites left to share!!

This week, we are sharing some of our favourite projects from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.

One of my very favourites is Foxy Friends!!  I just think it’s such a cute set and I’m so glad it is carrying on for another year!  I have done a combination of two projects on page 56.

I’ve cased the background on the gift bag in the centre, then cased the card underneath it.  I did turn the reindeer into a cat as I’m a kitty lover!!   As I was testing out which colours would work best for the cat, I accidently created the layout I finished up with!  And then the Pretty Kitty stamp set had the perfect sentiment.  Isn’t it cute!!

I just love using the catalogue for inspiration!  If you are inspired by our projects this week, make sure you head over to our Facebook group and share your project.  We’d love to see what inspires you!

I can’t wait to see what Julia has created this week!

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CTC128 – Favourite Retiring Kit

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!!  I hope you have had a lovely day.  I took my mum to a cake decorating show and we had a great time and have come home all inspired to decorate cakes and biscuits!!

So this week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing our favourite kit.  Unfortunately, the kit I’ve chosen, Watercolor Wishes kit, is retiring, so make sure you grab one before 31 May.

I made this kit for my Pop as his Christmas present.  I do this every year with one of our kits for him.  After all, it’s a bit hard to buy something useful for a 93 year old!  He gets Christmas cards for his birthday and birthday cards for Christmas!!

 

I cased two of the cards from this kit.  You’ll just have to guess which ones but I think you will be able to!  They were so quick and easy to make.  I think the longest part was trying to find the washi tape!

For the first card, I did a wash with the new in-colour, Berry Burst.  I really like this colour!  I used the You’re So Sweet stamp set.  I’m not sure if the washi tape I’ve used is current as they are all in a big bundle together!!

For my second card, I used Dapper Denim and another new in-colour, Lemon Lime Twist.  It’s not my favourite in-colour but it goes nicely with Dapper Denim.  For this card, I used the Sweet Treat bag framelits to raise up the centre part of the banner.

I just love how you can use the projects from the catalogues as inspiration and create your own masterpiece!  There’s no need to ever be stuck for an idea, just check out your catalogue.

And speaking of catalogues, if you would like to receive a new catalogue, please contact me and I’ll send one out to you.  Just email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

So next up is the lovely Kelly.  I can’t wait to see what she has created.  I’m sure its gorgeous, just like her!!

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Colour Inkspiration 9

It’s amazing how quickly each Colour Inkspiration challenge comes around!!

This next challenge is gorgeous!!  Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party.

I wanted to play with the new stamp set that I received when I attended the recent Centrestage leadership event at Onstage in Sydney.  The Crafting Forever stamp set is the new Angel Policy stamp set but it’s perfect for crafters!!

I added in crumb cake as paint brushes and wooden pins need to be brownish and not red or blue!  I did a practice stamp on a piece of paper before committing to cardstock and I was happy with the layout.  I cut out one of the pins and popped it onto a dimensional for a bit of extra height.

I usually layer up my sentiments but I decided to stick with a whisper white circle to keep the focus on the brushes.

You don’t have to wait too much longer to get your hands on this stamp set.  It will be available from June 1 which is only 22 sleeps away!!

Next up on the hop is the gorgeous Nicole!!

Don’t forget that you can join in with the challenge at our Facebook group.

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CTC127 – Favourite Retired Item

It’s been an exciting week for demonstrators as we’ve been able to do our pre-order for the next annual catalogue!!  It’s one of the very exciting perks of being a demonstrator.  I love seeing things first!!

And whilst it’s always exciting to see new products, this week we are showcasing our favourite retiring products from the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue.

It was hard to choose what to case this week as I have quite a few favourite things retiring!  I decided to case the card on page 74 featuring the Cottage Greetings stamp set.  I really love this set, and I’m sad to see it go.

I also used the Pop of Pink specialty DSP, which I love and I inked up using most of the retiring in-colours as well.  (Mint Macaron, I’ll miss you!! sniff)

I have given a sneak peak of a new ribbon as I’ve completely run out of gold ribbon (how on earth does that happen!!).  Check out the cute Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon at the top of the card.

I’m glad I had another play with this set before it’s gone forever.  If you love it too, make sure you pick up yours today at my online store.

Don’t forget to pop on over our Facebook group and join in this week with your favourite retiring product.

Next up is my lovely friend, Elizabeth.  I can’t wait to see what she has made this week!

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Would you like to visit an Eastern Palace?

Wouldn’t you love to go an visit an Eastern Palace?  Well, I have a cheaper way for you to experience one!!

Stampin’ Up! have introduced an amazing suite of products which are coming out in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue to us early!!  Yes, we can purchase them a whole month early!!

Here are the details of the 2 bundles that you can purchase.

There’s a beginner bundle.  And you get a pack of Very Vanilla note cards and envelopes for free!! Don’t you just love freebies.

And then there is an bundle for the avid crafter.  This one includes the thinlits and you get a pack of very vanilla envelopes and a pack of the new very vanilla Thick A4 cardstock.

These are only available as bundles during May up to 31 May 2017.  You will still be able to order all the items from 1 June but the bundles won’t be available and you won’t be able to get the freebies either.

To order your bundles today, just click here to go to my online store.  And make sure you add hostess code, UTDK43G7, to go into the draw to win the hostess benefits. 

Don’t forget the retirement list is still available up to 31 May so don’t miss out on your favourite stamps!!

 

Happy Stamping!!

CTC126 – Mother’s Day

Congratulations to the winner and crew pick of last week’s challenge!  Did you know you can join in with us too?  All you have to do is join our Facebook group and share your project with us.  It’s that easy!!

We are getting ready for Mother’s Day and sharing a project inspired by the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue or the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

I was inspired by the card on the top left of page 69 using the Bunch of Blossoms bundle.

I went with a colour combo of Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Whisper White and a touch of Pear Pizzazz.  I didn’t want to use ribbon behind the flower so I created my own dsp using the Brushstrokes stamp set.  I should use it more often as it looks rather nice, if I do say so myself!!

I had to search hard through my stamp sets to find a Happy Mother’s Day one!  Luckily, Teeny Tiny Sentiments to the rescue!!  I also used the retiring Banner framelits, which I will miss as I am very challenged at cutting an even banner!!

And have you noticed something new?  The flower centre is the gorgeous new gold faceted gems!!  Aren’t they lovely!!  I’m so excited!!!!

Next up is the very talented Kelly Kent.

Don’t forgot to pop over to the Facebook group and join in!!

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