CTC75 – Mother’s Day

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Well, we are back to normal after the excitement of Onstage last week.  It is so lovely to be able to spend time with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators including my amazing team and to be inspired by gorgeous samples and of course, new catalogues!!  We were fortunate enough to receive the new 2016-2017 Annual catalogue and you are in for a treat!!  So many gorgeous new products and stamps to play with.  And of course, lots of new samples for us to case!!

I also got to catch up with some of the CTC crew which was just lovely.

 

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Tricia, Simone, Me (Rebecca) Julia and Liz

 

This week, we are casing Mother’s Day from either the 2015-2016 Annual catalogue or the Occasion catalogue.

 

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I decided to go back to the Annual catalogue and I found a lovely card on page 77 which features the Flower Patch stamp set and matching framelits.

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I changed a few things but basically kept it the same.  I decided to mat the embossed piece as it was easier to emboss that way.  I also changed the colours as well to make it more feminine.  For the sentiment, I used my favourite Circle of Spring stamp set.  I actually used this card in my stamp club this weekend, and the Circle of Spring set has lots of alternate sentiments for those who didn’t want to make a Mother’s Day card.

 

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I love both of these stamp sets and I’m so glad they are carrying through!!

Make sure you join in with our challenges.  We do a monthly challenge and you are welcome to join in with us any time throughout the month.  Click on the image below to go to the linkup.

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To continue on the hop, make sure you visit Rachel and see what loveliness she has created.

 

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GDP#0016 – It’s time to play with new goodies!!

Well, I’ve finally done the swap over and put away my Holiday Catalogue products away and have put my new Occasions Catalogue goodies out so that I can play with them!!!

There are so many gorgeous new things to play with, that it’s hard to know where to start!!

I decided to play with the Global Design Project today. This week, the challenge is to case the designer, who is the talented Bibi Cameron from the UK.

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I used the circle and the sentiment as the inspiration for my card. I just love the word thinlits and I don’t use them enough. I cut out the thanks from the Greetings thinlits in Silver glimmer paper.

One of my favourite stamp sets is Circle of Spring. I just love colouring the flowers with my blender pens. Makes me feel very arty! I stamped with basic black, then coloured in with Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. I created my own background by using my aqua painter and putting a few drops of Mint Macaron ink in the lid of the ink pad and drew my lines across the thick Whisper White cardstock. I am just so arty today!! lol

I think I’m getting better with my Silver cord swirls now that I try to follow the curls of the cord. You’d think seeing as I have curly hair, that I would know to go with the curl not against it!!

I just love the new thick Watermelon Wonder Stitched Satin Ribbon. It’s so nice and thick and shiny. I cut a piece to make a banner across the card and then felt it need something more in the middle. I cut a long piece of ribbon and got out a needle and thread (shock, horror, I know!!) and gathered the bottom of the ribbon. A couple of knots and doesn’t it look great!!

I then put a bit of glue using the fine tip glue pen on the back of the thanks and placed it on the ribbon. To make it stick, I put a large block on top of it and left it for a few minutes until the glue had dried enough. It seems to be hanging on so far!!

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Here’s a close up of the middle.

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It’s always nice when a plan comes together!!

I can’t wait to share the 2016 Occasions Catalogue with you when it goes live on January 5, 2016. If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792.

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Sweet Sunday on a Thursday

I have recently discovered a new challenge site, called Sweet Sunday Sketches. Every Sunday, they have a new sketch to try.

I was having a look for a new sketch yesterday and thought the latest sketch would do nicely. What do you think?

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Cute, isn’t it? I thought I would try the Circle of Spring wreath as the circle on the card. I love this set!! It’s so lovely and easy to colour in.

I was once again inspired by the Pretty Petals DSP stack and went with Old Olive and Calypso Coral. I used my blender pens to colour it. I just got some new pens as mine were a little fluffy on the tip. Oh my, what a difference it makes!!

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And have I mentioned that I love the Wonderful Wreath framelits and how they make cutting out an image like this so easy!!

I’d love to know what you think! Please leave me a comment below.

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I wish it was Spring but this one helps!

I think it’s the coldest day of Winter that we’ve had so far!! And it’s windy so that doesn’t help either. But today’s card certainly has a touch of spring in it.

One of the talented ladies in my team, Rose (check out her blog here) shared a cute card that she had entered into the latest TGIF challenge and it inspired me to give it a go as well.

So here is the sketch challenge.

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I was getting ready for next week’s stamp club and I had out the Circle of Spring stamp set when I saw the challenge picture and I thought I could use the wreath as the focus of the card.

I’ve also been wanting to use the new Brick Wall embossing folder and thought it might make a nice background. I used my blender pens to colour in the flowers using Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ink. I think I am slightly addicted to these colours!

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Here is a close up of the wreath.

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To add the sentiment I stamped only a portion of the stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set as the whole saying didn’t fit into the space that I had. I then cut it out using the Bitty Banner framelits and cut off the points and attached it to the label framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.

I’m sending this card off to one of the girls in my team who isn’t feeling well at the moment. I hope it cheers her up a little. Get well soon, my friend!!

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Casing a Case

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks and didn’t get a chance to join in with last week’s Case-ing the Catty challenge. I was still preparing for Saturday’s class on Friday night and having a bit of a blank, so I thought I would check out what my talented friend, Jess had made at The Paper Caper.

Her card is simply stunning!! She has cased a card from the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue but put her own special “Jess” touch on it!! Click here to check out her card.

Now I’m not a fan of fussy cutting but there are some occasions where it is simply necessary. And how lovely does it look? Like Jess, I used the Timeless Love stamp set. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up, I stamped the flower twice with Staz-on ink. I then cut it out and started to colour using my aqua painter and Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Mint Maccaron and a little touch of So Saffron ink. I used the Circle of Spring stamp set for the sentiment in the middle.

Add a doily (love), some of the new Tip Top Taupe dotted ribbon, a strip of silver glimmer paper and a linen thread bow and it’s all done. Pretty, isn’t it!!

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By the way, it’s not too late, you can still get 2 set of stamps for free when you purchase the starter kit!! This fabulous offer ends tomorrow evening, 30 June. Click here to join my team today!!

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Rebecca

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