CTC185 – Best Route


As I write this post, it’s just started to rain!  YAY!!  We have had a fun week with water.  Last weekend, our water tanks ran dry and we had to get a delivery of water.  After drinking tank water for 11 years, I can really tell the difference!!  Blerk!!

Can you believe that we have only had the new catalogue for a month?  Doesn’t it seem like it came out ages ago?  Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like this year is just zooming past.

We are casing the Best Route section, pages 52-65 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  I love the Best Route DSP and all the gorgeous accessories that go with it, like the enamel shapes, washi tape and the Maps Etc embossing folder.


I chose to case one of the cards on page 65 (but not the kitty one!).  I went with the pink one at the back. 


The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty DSP is simply stunning.  You can do so much with this paper.  There are 6 distinct patterns which can be used on with the Delightfully Detailed Note cards and envelopes.  And then there are full sheets which can be cut out, which I have done for this card.  I coloured it using markers with Powder Pink and Soft Sea Foam.

I wanted to use a new colour, so I went with Highland Heather as the background which I stamped using the little crosses from the Stitched All Around stamp set.

I then sponged the back of the cut out with Multi purpose glue and carefully placed it onto the background.

I cut out a scallop circle from the Layering Circle framelits in Soft Sea Foam and the circle from the Stitched Labels framelits in Powder Pink.  I stamped the thank you stamp from Stitched All Around stamp set twice, once in Powder Pink and in Highland Heather and then cut out the thank you and layered it over the pink.

I added a piece of the polka dot tulle ribbon behind the circle which has a nice little bit of sparkle in it.


Next up is the lovely Julia.


I hope you can share your creation this week with us at our Facebook page.


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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.


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.


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.


Make sure you join in with the challenge over at our Facebook Group.  Click here to join in.

Happy Stamping


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