CTC133 – Love and Sympathy

It’s so nice having a new catalogue and starting to play with my new goodies.  We are slowly working our way through the new catalogue and it’s lovely to see all the fabulous creations on the CTC Facebook group.  If you would like to check them out, just click here and join up!  And don’t forget to add your creation as well.

This week, we are casing the Love and Sympathy section, pages 86-101 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the grey card on page 101 which used the You’ve Got this stamp set, which I do love. I did want to use a different set and colours, cos I wanted to play with new goodies!!

This catalogue has some amazing new background stamps, and I’ve recently bought Sheet Music as I have a few musical friends and this will be perfect for cards for them.  So straight away, I had to turn the card from landscape to portrait as you can’t have music laying on it’s side!!  I did stamp it in black first but it was too harsh, so I used Sahara Sand instead for a softer look.

I used the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set and the matching Eclectic Layers thinlits.  I’m not sure if the thinlits are meant to cut out the more solid flower but I used it anyway!  I used Berry Burst, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz for the flowers and leaves.  I almost forgot to mention that I put Clear Stella on the cut out flower for a  bit more sparkle.

One of the products I often forget to use is Vellum!  But every time I use it, I wonder why I don’t use it more often.  I cut out a banner using the triple Banner punch and then stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set.

Oh, oh, can you see the new mini sequins!!  They are soooo cute!!  #diedandgonetoheaven #sparklesaremyhappyplace

Now don’t forgot to come and join the group and share your project casing the Love and Sympathy section.

Next up is the lovely Judy.

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CTC132 – Birthdays

It’s so exciting!!  My new catalogue order arrived this week!!  I petted, patted and drooled over it.  But did I stamp with it?  Nope!!  I’ve had a busy couple of days and I’m working this weekend, so I’ll be playing next week.  Can’t wait!!

We are casing the Birthday section of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 68-85.

Once again, there are so many amazing cards to case in this section.  I realised that I haven’t used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set for ages, but I liked the sample on the page 85.

I decided to create the base layer on a separate piece of card so that if there was a mistake, I wasn’t wasting the whole card.  I started with the Happy Birthday stamp from the Sweet Cupcake set using Tranquil Tide.  I accidently had them a bit too far apart.  When I looked at the stamp set, it has a very handy belated stamp!  I stamped in it Powder Pink.

I stamped the cake base and the bottom layer of icing in Powder Pink.  I then did the top layer of icing in Berry Burst.  I also added some Clear Stella.  You always need sparkle on a cake!!  hehe!!

I used the Layered circle framelits for the base and the Birthday banner stamp set and matching Bunch of Banners framelits.

Actually I did use one of my new products!!  You’ll never guess, cos you can’t see it!!  I got the new mini dimensionals!!!  They are too cute!!

I also added some thick white twine.  I’m rather happy with the end result!!  Now who’s birthday did I miss!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia.

Don’t forget to pop over to our Facebook group where you can join in with the challenge.  And if you are an Australian or New Zealand demonstrator, we are looking for more Crew members.  Just participate in June’s challenges and we will consider you.

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Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer Bundle

Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer Bundle
[142232]
$73.75

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
[141688]
$6.25

CTC131 – Everyday Occasions

Oh how exciting!!  The 2017-2018 Annual catalogue started this week!!  I’m so excited to be to start casing this gorgeous catalogue with you.

This week, we are casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 18-67.

I decided to case the tags on page 27 and turn them into cards using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and the matching punch, Pretty Label punch.  Which, by the way, is available in a bundle!

I did the two on the left side.  These tags use the stunning Wood Textures DSP Stack.  The wood grains in this paper are amazing!

I kept my first one fairly similar to the original and just changed the stamp.  As the original sample was a tag, I felt that the card needed a bit extra being larger, so I added a couple of banners at the bottom.

For my second card, I used the happy birthday stamp and coloured it with Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo markers.   I then punched a Powder Pink label and cut it in half.  I then attached it behind the stamped layer.

Instead of using paper banners, I added a bow instead using the new Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon.

I’m so thrilled with this DSP, it is so lovely!!  If you need it too, you can get it at my online store, here.

Next up is fellow Queenslander, Julia!!

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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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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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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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