ESAD Holiday Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue blog hop!  You may have come from Shannon’s blog or be starting here with me.

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Our challenge was to feature quick and easy projects using the gorgeous products from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

I was inspired to use the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards and envelope pack.  I was going to use the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP but I got side tracked by the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  This is a great box and includes the Christmas Traditions stamp set, Christmas Traditions punch, a clear stamp block and the Call Me Clover and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Spots.

It was so quick to create a set of cards using the Punch Box.  I cut a mat for the cards using the All is Bright DSP.  I then stamped and punched one of each of the sentiments from the stamp set using the two ink spots.

I wanted to create a mat behind the sentiment so I cut out 2 of the shapes and then cut them in half and added them behind.  Here’s some photos to show what I mean.

So without further ado, here are the six cards that I whipped up!

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I recently discovered the gold cord in the Annual Catalogue.  It also comes in black as well.

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Make sure you go to the bottom of my post to check out the products used to create these cards.

Next up is the lovely Sharni.

esad next holidayHere is a list of all the hop participants.

1. Leonie Schroder
2. Lou Kitzelman
3. Delys Cram
4. Nicole Wilson
5. Shannon Kissane
6. Rebecca Scurr – You are here!
7. Sharni Haines
8. Lauren Meiklejohn
9. Jenna Watkins
10. Cheryl Algie
11. Sharon Dalton
12. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Jo Weedon
17. Denise Buetler
18. Katrina Duffell
19. Narelle Fasulo
20. Fi Cobbin

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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I’m excited to be back with Colour Inkspiration and joining in with a Colour Challenge.

This week we have a gorgeous combo of Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape and Lovely Lipstick.  Isn’t our inspiration image just lovely.

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It would be easy to go with a floral card but the first thing I though of was butterflies.  I had a browse of my stamp sets and I went with the Beautiful Day set.

I got out a piece of water colour paper and played with the colours.  I then stamped the butterfly on top with Memento Ink.  The butterfly didn’t come out very well, so I used my basic black marker to colour it in properly.  I then painted the butterfly with Frost White shimmer paint which gave a mother of pearl look to it.

I stamped the background with the Buffalo check stamp set.  This set is so versatile!

I added a few banners in white velvet and granny apple green textured weave ribbon and stamped the sentiment.

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Make sure you go to the bottom of my post to see all the supplies used in the creation of this card.  Just click on the image and it will take you to my online store.

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.

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Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC205 – Case a birthday card and give a Christmas Twist

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Well I have survived my first week back at work and sadly life is getting back to normal.  But I did put my Christmas tree up this week!!  Actually I should say trees as I have 2.  I need one for just my travelling Christmas ornaments!

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This is the main tree!

This week at CTC we are doing something a little different and casing a birthday card and giving it a Christmas Twist.

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Sometimes I forget that you can use the Catalogues to case layouts as well as copying cards.  I’ve cased a birthday card from page 77 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I decided to use the Snowfall thinlits and the Snow is Glistening stamp set which are only available this month.  The stamp set includes two stamps which were perfect for recreating the look of the cut outs on the original card.  For my centre piece, I used some retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for lots of sparkle.  It needed something to make it stand out, so I added a Pacific Point scallop circle behind it.

I put a piece of Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon behind the snow flake.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Alpine Adventure stamp set and punched it using the 1″ circle punch.

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The photo doesn’t do it justice as it’s quite sparkly in real life!

The Snowflake Showcase which includes the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set, the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set, the Snowfall Thinlits and the cute Snowflake trinkets is still available until 30 November so click here to pick yours up from my online store.

Don’t forget the Online Extravangza is still on!  Make sure you don’t miss out.  Check it out here.

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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Come and share your creations with us at our Facebook group.

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Happy Stamping

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CTC204 – Favourite Holiday Big Shot Project

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Well, my amazing holiday is all over and I’m back Caseing the Catty with you!

I had a wonderful time in Orlando, Florida, going to the Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and of course, attending Onstage Live.

For those who don’t know, Stampin’ Up! holds demonstrator only events every six months, called Onstage.  There is a 3 day Live event held in one region and all the other regions have a 1 day local event.   This event was extra special as it was the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up!  I was also privileged to attended the Centrestage Leadership event which was held at Epcot.

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Hanging out with new friends

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The CTC Crew – Me, Kathryn, Bronwyn, Rachel and Judy

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I’ll be doing a blog post this week sharing more about my trip, so make sure you check back.

So back to CTC!  We are casing our Favourite Holiday Big Shot projects from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I love the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle which includes the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set and the Detailed Poinsettia thinlits.  I haven’t used this set enough!

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I have cased the card on the right with a few changes.  I do love the corrugated embossing folder which I sponged (or dragged the ink pad over) in Whisper White ink.  I added a piece of Lovely Lipstick grosgrain ribbon to the right of the corrugated piece.

Another favourite big shot item is the Stitched Labels framelits, so I used the large label framelit for the sentiment.   I had already cut out the Poinsettia framelits and hadn’t used them, so I just played with the layout.

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To purchase the products that I have used to create this card, head down to the bottom of my post where you will see the little images of the products.  Just click on the image and you will be taken to my online store.

Next up is the lovely Monique.

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Make sure you join in with us and share your favourite Holiday Big Shot project over at our Facebook group.

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Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC202 – Favourite Tags

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I am so excited!!!  On Thursday, I head off to Orlando to attend the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event, celebrating 30 years of Stampin’ Up!  I can’t wait to be there with 7000 plus demonstrators (I can’t imagine what that’s going to be like!)  I’m meeting fellow CTC Crew member Bronwyn and one of my sister demos, Sandra, in LA and then we are flying together to Orlando.  We then have a few days of shopping (craft shops, here we come!!) and visiting Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Before Onstage starts, we will be joined by fellow CTC Crew members Kathyrn, Rachel and Judy and her friend, Tina.

I’m excited to be attending Centrestage in Orlando.  This year, we are being treated to an afternoon at Epcot!  The Food and Wine Festival will be on whilst we are there, so I’m excited to try out some of the different foods available.

But before I head to Orlando, we’ve still got this week’s challenge to share with you!  We are casing our Favourite Holiday tags from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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It’s surprising how many tags are in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I decided to case one of the tags on page 12.  I based it on the small tag on the left of the pic but I took inspiration from the card at the top right of the pic in the tin.

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I like the use of the banners on the card so I chose my favourite dsp, Joyous Noel and cut out the banners using the Bunch of Banner framelits.  As the dsp has hints of copper, I cut one banner from the copper sheet from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.

My sentiment is from the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Tranquil Tide.

As my tag is going to be a card and therefore a bit larger than the tag, I decided to place the banners onto a piece of cardstock.  I like the Corrugated embossed piece on the top card, so I borrowed that idea to place the banners on.

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I really love the clean lines of this card!!  And you could reproduce it using any gorgeous dsp.

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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Make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook group.

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Oh and it’s 4 sleeps!!!  EEEKKK!!  I’ll be back with CTC on 18 November and I’ll share a lots of pictures from Onstage!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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I’m excited to playing along with the Colour Inkspiration challenge this week.  I just love this colour combo!!

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I wanted to use the Beautiful Promenade bundle which includes the Beautiful Layers thinlits.  I love the diamond shape you can cut out with the thinlits.  So that’s where I started with Highland Heather cardstock.

I used the lovely Petal Promenade DSP as my background.  I then stamped a couple of the flowers in Blushing Bride and leaves in Pear Pizzazz and cut them out with the thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand and cut it out using the tag from Petals & More thinlits.

I added a ribbon on the side.  It’s from the Metallic ribbon combo pack.

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Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Come and share your creation with us over at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC201 – Casing the Cover

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We have had a lovely week of rain and it’s currently raining at the moment.  It’s perfect for crafting!!

This week, we are casing the front and back covers of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  Yes even the covers of the catty are inspiring!!

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I decided to case the little square card on the back cover.

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I’ve gone with a standard sized card and not a square.  I’ve kept similar to the original and used the Subtle embossing folder for the background.  I cut out a square of whisper white cardstock and used the new Corrugated embossing folder. I then gently ran the crumb cake ink pad over the top.   I created a square outline using the Suite Seasons washi tape.

I decided to create a wreath using the Sprig punch.  I made a circle frame using the circle framelits to make sure that the sprigs stayed in a circle shape, otherwise it would be a wonky wreath!!

I was going to add a bow or ribbon but I decided to use the Merry Christmas thinlits in Merry Merlot from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.    I then randomly painted some of the sprigs with Wink of Stella.

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Next up is the lovely Peta.

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Make sure you share your creation with us over on at our facebook group.

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In case you were wondering, it’s 11 days until my trip to Orlando!!!  It’s coming up quickly!!

Happy Stamping

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