12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 2

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Can you believe that a week has gone past already? And does that mean it’s only 11 weeks to Christmas! Oh dear, it might be time to get shopping soon.

 

 

This week, I am featuring the Berry Merry stamp set. As soon as I saw it, I loved it and it was on my wish list straight away. But I have to confess that today is the first time I’ve used it. But it won’t be the last!!

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I wanted to use the Season’s Greetings stamp with the matching Boughs and Berries embossing folder. I think they look stunning together. I used the new thick Whisper White cardstock so there would be no tearing of the cardstock (that sometimes happens with the normal Whisper White when embossing). And then I inked up the sentiment in Real Red (such a Christmassy red). So it was looking pretty good, but needed a little something extra. Maybe a little bling.

So I used my versamark ink and inked around the edges of the card, all over the embossed area, then sprinkled over some heat and stick powder. There were a few places where you could see line from the ink pad so I just brushed the powder off those areas and then heated it up. I then added some dazzling diamonds (ok, I put the whole tub over it!!) and heated it up again to make it set. The photo doesn’t show just how sparkly it is!! This card is like the gift that keeps on giving, cos whenever you touch it, you get some sparkle on your fingers and then it’s every where!! Which glitter hating friend should I give this one too!! Hehe

 

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Here’s a close up to show you the glitter.  You get the idea.

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For my second card, I wanted to feature the Joy stamp. I came across an old sketch at Pagemaps, and knew it would work for my card.

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I embossed the word in Gold, and added a gold metallic doily behind. You can only just see it but I think it’s cute. I love the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP but I’ve had trouble using it on my cards. I didn’t want a pattern that would overwhelm the stamp so I went with the gold and black pine cones which also has a matching vellum in the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack. I love how it turned out.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards this week. If you missed last week’s post, just click here.

Don’t forget, if you need to purchase any of the supplies to create your version of these cards, just click on the image of the product below and it will take you straight to my online store.

Happy Christmas Stamping

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It’s a Pennsationals Colour Challenge

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We are back with another blog hop with my amazing team, the Pennsationals!! You may have come from the lovely Emma at Vintage Graffiti or be starting the hop here with me.

This time, we are doing a colour challenge and I have to say, it was a bit of a challenge for me!! I was quite stumped for a while.

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But then I found my mojo and got going!! I used the Friendly Wishes stamp set and coloured it with the Pacific Point and Blackberry Bliss markers. I then used a combination of circle punches and framelits to create the layers around the sentiment.

I used the Go Wild DSP stack (have you seen this, it’s great if you love animal prints!!) to add a some detail in the background. I added a silver layer to the background and used the silver satin ribbon for the final touch.

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I hope you like my card for the hop today. Please leave me a comment and let me know!!

Next on the hop is my lovely upline, Tracy.

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I just love my team and the support that we give each other. We have a facebook group to keep in touch as we are spread out over a few states, which makes it easier to feel a part of the team. We love to share our latest projects with each other, and asking questions when we need help, either with a technique or when it comes to our Stampin’ Up! business. One of the things I love the most is when we can get together at Stampin’ Up! events which is actually happening in less than 5 weeks time at the very first Onstage Local event in Melbourne. I can’t wait to catch up with the girls in person!! If you would love to be a part of the team, all you need to do is join up with me!! Just go here, and select your starter kit today! If you want to come to Onstage Local, you need to be a demonstrator, so what are you waiting for! LOL

We have just a short hop today. If you get lost on the hop, here is the list of participants.

Emma Palonek

Rebecca Scurr – it’s me!!

Tracy Penn

Mel Pagano

Jess Williams

Happy Stamping

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Mojo Monday Circles

Seeing as I have time to play in my craft room this week, I decided to try out a few challenges. You may have noticed that I like to try the Mojo Monday sketches. I thought this week’s sketch was interesting and decided to give it a go.

Here is the Sketch. And here is the link to the challenge.

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I’ve recently purchased the Pretty Petals DSP stack and it’s so pretty. I decided to base my colours around this stack, so I went with a base of Mint Macaron and then a layer of Calypso Coral before the DSP. I cut out a silver glimmer paper circle using two circle framelits. Have I ever mentioned that I love bling? No? Well I love it!!! lol.

I think this hostess set, A Whole Lot of Lovely, is my favourite ever. And this Thank You stamp is just lovely. I used my Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral markers to ink it up. To create the banner, I just used the reverse side of the DSP. Don’t you just love that!!

Here’s my card.

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If you like it, please leave me a comment below.

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I love a new catalogue blog hop!!

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I hope you have been enjoying the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalogue!!  I lurrvve it!!  There are lots of fabulous new stamps, punches, ribbons, kits and big shot accessories.

My amazing stamping team, Eureka Stampers, is having a blog hop tonight, to celebrate the arrival of the new catalogue.  You may be starting with me or have come from the talented Janine’s blog. (She’s my stamping great grandma!!)

I always love a sketch challenge to get my creative juices flowing, and my friend Emma pointed out the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog to me.

I decide to try Sketch 271 as I felt I could do something with it.

 

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I wanted to play with the new Brights Designer Series Paper stack as I think the new flower print is really cute.

I wanted to make a card for my sister, as she has had a difficult time this year with depression, and I wanted her to know that I’m here for her. So the Friendly Wishes stamp set had the perfect stamp for me to use!! I also used the new Lots of labels framelits. I am going to be using these a lot!! And the smallest one is sooo cute!!

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I love doing paper piercing and used the new updated essentials paper piercing pack to do the circle around the sentiment. I hope you like it too!

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I couldn’t stop at just one project though! I also got the Bakers box thinlits and the matching stamp set, Homemade for You. As this was my first play with the die, I kept it simple. It’s very easy to put together and doesn’t it look cute! And can you see the bling!! Silver sequins!! My sequin wishes are now complete!!

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So does that stamp I used on the front mean I need to buy my sister something? Isn’t a cute box enough!! hehehe

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And if you’d like to be a part of an amazing team, there’s a great joining special at the moment. For only $169, you can receive $235 worth of product and choose an additional 2 stamp sets for free!! Click here to join my team now!!

To continue on the hop, visit my amazingly talented friend, Jessica.

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Here’s a list of everyone on the hop today, just in case you get lost.

1. Rebecca Scurr – (that’s me!!)
2. Jessica Williams
3. Simone Bartrum
4. Emma Palonek
5. Carly Middleton
6. Mel Pagano
7. Rose Packer
8. Tracy Penn
9. Tricia Raineri
10. Janine Rawlins

Happy Hopping

Rebecca

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CTC34 – It’s my party and I’ll stamp if I want too!

This week at CTC, we are casing the birthday section of the 2015-2016 catalogue. There are so many projects to choose from!!

I liked the card on page 11 featuring the new Build a Birthday stamp set. This is such a cute set!! I can see it will be popular!!

So here is the card I cased.

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I decided that my circle would go on the outside layer so that I didn’t have as much trouble centring it but I won’t tell you how many times I had to stamp it to get it right!!

I used the colours in the washi tape for the inspiration of the rest of the card. Did you know that the catalogue tells you the matching colours!! Yes it does, on the washi tape page!!

I even did a bit of fussy cutting for the banner. I did have a couple of goes at this too!! Not my favourite thing to do but it does look nice once it’s done. I used the new Banner Triple punch to cut out my banners. I love this!!

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Here’s a close up of the little banners in the corner.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards. To continue on the hop, you can visit my very talented friend, Jessica.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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It’s a favourite!!

Whilst I was having fun at convention last week, my two dear friends, Emma and Jess, who couldn’t come, ran an event for our non-convention going team members which we called Convention@Home. They did an amazing job running challenges, discussion and prize patrols!!

I tried to help out beforehand and made cards for some of the challenges they did. The first challenge was to use your favourite retiring stamp set. This was a bit hard for me as I have a few favourites retiring 😦 I do love Stippled Blossoms as it looks so pretty without being that hard to use.

I also used a Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.

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I’m pretty happy with how my version turned out!

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I’m so sad that the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder is retiring! It was my first folder (sob).

If you would like to see the retiring list of products, click here.

If you would like to purchase any of the products that I have used, just click on the pictures below.

Happy stamping!!

Rebecca

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Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Subtles Collection

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CTC20 – It’s about my favourites!!

Fancy that, this week’s challenge is using my two favourite products!!! Blendies and Framelits!!!

Our challenge this week is to be inspired by a project from the Sale-a-bration catalogue and use Blendabilities and Framelit dies in your project.

So I’ve kinda done this one before (ooops!!) so I had to try and find something new to do. I used this card from page 18 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue as my base inspiration.

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I’ve used the idea of looking through a hole in a fence. Isn’t the From the Herd set cute!! Although I think I might need to practice my animal colouring a bit more!! #itsmeanttobeartistic #lol

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Here’s a close up.

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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

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Stamp set: From the Herdk, Hardwood
Ink: Memento Black Ink, Soft Suede, Skin tone blendabilities, Crumb Cake blendabilities, Daffodil Delight blendabilities, Calyspo Coral blendabilities, Smoky Slate blendabilities
Paper: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Circle Framelits, Bitty Banners framelits