Have you tried this punch?

Have you had a chance to try out the Bow Builder punch!! It’s too cute!!

I was inspired recently by this cute card I found on Pinterest by Helen Ding. (You can see her card, here)

I also wanted to try out the new Painted Petals stamp set and the matching Spring flowers embossing folder, so this card is great for both. I used my favourite colour, Rose Red for the background.

floral bow 1

floral bow 2

How cute is that bow!! and it was so easy to put together. Don’t forget when you punch out your bow, that you need to punch 2 out, otherwise you end up with only half a bow. I also like to use the bone folder to curl the bow as well.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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Are you ready to Hippity-Hop??

easter hop es

It is time for a blog hop with my fabulous stamping team, the Eureka Stampers!! With Easter quickly approaching, our theme is, of course, Easter!! Can you believe how fast the year is going!!!

You may be starting with my blog, or possibly have come from Carly Middleton’s blog. Don’t you just love her cute project!!

I have a couple of projects to show you today. I think the Happy Easter Bunny stamp in the Occasions catalogue is very cute and I wanted to showcase colouring the bunny.

For my first card, I wanted to use the Subtles Colour Collection and my blender pens, and I carefully coloured using Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz. I stamped using staz-on ink as I didn’t want it to bleed when I coloured.

easter hop 3

My second card is made using the Brights Colour Collection and the Flowerpot DSP as the background. To be a little different, I used the bow builder punch. Isn’t it cute!!

easter hop 4

I think I will be sending these to my nieces for Easter with an ITunes gift card!! Easter eggs do not travel well in the mail!!

My third card is made using the Indescribable Gift stamp set. I think the flowers in this set are beautiful. I have also used my aqua painter to colour the flowers. I’m happy with how it turned out.

easter hop 1

ewaster hop 2

I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I’d love you to leave a comment below. To continue hopping, go to Rose’s blog here.

For a complete list of hoppers, see the bottom of this post.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

 

List of blog hoppers:
1. Rebecca Scurr – you are here!!
2. Rose Packer
3. Emma Palonek
4. Heather McCarthy
5. Tracy Penn
6. Simone Bartrum
7. Lorinda De Regt-Penn
8. Jessica Williams
9. Carly Middleton

 

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CTC22 – It’s time for a sketch challenge!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are doing a sketch challenge from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

ctc 22 sketch

It’s from page 17 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue. I was actually a bit stuck on this one as I didn’t want to do a butterfly, but then I decided why not!! I love these framelits so I took the opportunity to use the largest butterfly. I cut it out, then sponged it with Real Red to get a mottled look. But it needed some shine, so I embossed it 3 times with clear embossing powder to make it blingy!!

I then got out my sewing machine!!! Yes, I have given in and sewn on a card. Just this once, though. It’s too much of a hassle doing that!! Although I do like the look of it. I used the Stacked with Love DSP stack from the Occasions catalogue and covered it with a piece of vellum.

I also embossed a piece of silver foil sheet with the Spring Flowers embossing folder to give a bit of texture to the border. Then a quick stamp of silver ink onto black cardstock using the Choose Happiness set and punched out with the decorative label punch, and there we go.

ctc22a

Here’s a close up of the shiny butterfly.

ctc22b

So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

Guidelines –
• Create a new project for the current challenge.
• Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun. Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
• Mostly SU (Stampin’ Up! ®) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
• Have fun and inspire others!

Hope you can join in!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamps: Choose Happiness
Ink: Silver, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP Stack, vellum, Silver foil
Accessories: Butterfly framelits, decorative label punch, spring flowers embossing folder