CTC04 – Can you believe it!!

Can you believe that we are up to challenge number 4 already!! Where does the time go!!

So, this week we are casing the Wedding section of the Catalogue. There are lots of yummy products to play with in this section. I decided to case the Congratulations gift box on page 67 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

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But, I didn’t have any boxes!! Nooo!!!! How does that happen!!! So I thought I would try it as a card.

I have loved the Banner punch since it’s been available. It is just too cute!! I also used my new favourite DSP, Gold Soiree. I love shiny!!!

I wasn’t sure how to start and finish the baker’s twine so I decided on a little knot and then used a glue dot to hold it down. I also used the Bravo stamp set for the congratulations and got out my gold embossing powder for a bit more bling. It is meant to be a wedding card after all!!

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Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!!

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

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join it!!

Rebecca

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It’s time to CASE!!

This week’s challenge at CASEing The Catty is the Birthday section of the catalogue. Now you would think this was a easy one to do, but I actually had a bit of trouble choosing a project!!

I eventually decided on the card on page 52 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

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I don’t have the stamp set that they used so I decided to go with Sketched Birthday. I also used my colour coach to come up with a new colour combo, Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Basic Gray.

I really love the look of the polaroid photo by placing a square onto a rectangle. I might have to use this idea more often!!

I got out my trusty markers to colour the stamps in. I just love this technique. Here’s a tip I discovered whilst doing a practice stamp before committing to the colours. Make sure your Stampin Scrub is clean!!!! When I cleaned my stamp, and recoloured, the Pool Party was definitely not the right colour. So I used my second scrub which had recently had a bath, and voila, much better!!! I gave my scrub a wash in the laundry tub and you should have seen the red ink come out!! Note to self, wash out scrubs more often!!!

I love that one stamp set can give me all the stamps I need to get a card done.

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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

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join it!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

It’s the first Eureka Stampers Blog Hop!!

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Welcome to the first (of many, I hope!!) blog hop of my fabulous team, the Eureka Stampers!!!

We come under the leadership of the lovely Simone Bartrum. We are spread across the country but we keep in touch through our team facebook group, sharing what we have made, and helping each other out with advice. I love being a part of this team and catching up with everyone at Convention!!

Seeing as we have a brand spanking new catalogue, we decided to do a blog hop featuring projects from the new catalogue.

You may have noticed that I have been doing a few projects lately with Blendabilities. (Yes, just one or two, I know!!) So, of course, I had to feature these today!!!

I now have a few more stamps appropriate for colouring since my order arrived. I especially bought the Corner Garden stamp to use with Blendabilities. I was really happy with how this card turned out. It took a while to do, so I would suggest doing these for someone special in your life who will appreciate the work involved. I have a very special lady in mind for this one!

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My second project features the new Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the Accessory Kit. I have actually cased the catalogue on page 7, however I have made a few changes. The Accessory kit comes with self-adhesive strips so I thought the new Hearts Border punch would look pretty across the bottom of the bag. It also comes with 18.3 metres (yes that’s right!) of Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine which I used around the top of the bag.

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So the next stop on the hop is the wonderful Simone Bartrum. I wonder what awesomeness she has come up with?? You can click on the link, here.

In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of everyone who is participating. Just click on their name and it will take you to their blog.

1. Rebecca Scurr
2. Simone Bartrum
3. Carly Middleton
4. Jessica Williams
5. Mel Pagano
6. Fiona D’Elboux
7. Rose Packer
8. Tricia Raineri
9. Heather McCarthy
10. Tracy Penn
11. Maureen Crameri
12. Lorinda de Regt-Penn
13. Linda Whalley
14. Janine Rawlins

Happy Hopping

Rebecca