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We are back with another gorgeous colour challenge for you this week.

Aren’t those boots amazing!  I want some in that colour!!  This week’s colours are Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Night of Navy.

When I get ready to create my colour projects, I always get out the card stock and look at it together and see what grabs me about it.  The Rich Razzleberry stood out for me with this one so I decided to make it the background piece.  Then I grabbed the Graceful Garden stamp set and decided to use the matching Garden Trellis embossing folder.

I love the new crinkled seam binding ribbon and I was excited that this challenge include Night of Navy so I could use my ribbon!!  I added the bow at the base of the flower so that it looks like it is tied around the bouquet.

Speaking of the flower, I embossed it in gold and fussy cut it out.  You know that’s my favourite thing, right!!  NOT!!!  Well, the embossing part is!

My sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  Such a handy stamp set especially when you only want a small sized greeting.  Now, how did I get that little banner?  Well I used the Classic label punch to punch out the sentiment, then went to the side of the punch and re-inserted the banner and punched out a small piece.  (ok, it’s a bit hard to describe, but it’s easy to do!!)

Next up is the talented Krissy Buck

 

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CTC92 – Everyday Occasions

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It looks like we may have seen the last of winter in Queensland and starting to head into Spring!!  It’s a gorgeous day today!!

Today we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue on pages 66-91.  This is a huge section and there are so many gorgeous projects to case.

For those who don’t know, I am the mother of two fat kitties, Shadow and Jaster.  We rescued them from foster care, 5 years ago this month and I’ve been a slave every since!!  Don’t they look happy to have their photo taken!!  That’s Shadow at the back and Jaster at the front.   I have discovered that it is very difficult to take a nice photo of a shiny black cat.

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So of course, I had to get the Pretty Kitty stamp set featured on page 101 of the catalogue.

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I’ve pretty much cased the card exactly except that I changed the kitty stamp and used the White perfect accents instead of rhinestones.  You might notice that I stamped the flowers using a marker and colouring only part of the flowers on the stamp and then drawing in some more grass to extend it along.

 

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So the boys are all set for their card for Father’s Day, now to decide what to make for my Dad!!

So next on the hop is Debbie, I can’t wait to see what she has made!!

 

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CTC89 – Christmas

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Happy Christmas in July!!  We are celebrating Christmas in July again at CTC this week.    One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is being able to see new catalogues first.  And this week, we got to see the Holiday catalogue!!!  Oh my goodness, there are so many lovely new things to play with!!  But there are still lovely Christmassy things to enjoy in the Annual Catalogue so that’s what we are sharing this week.

 

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Oh how I love This Christmas DSP!!  It would have to be one of my favourite Xmas dsp’s for a long time.   For my first project tonight, I have cased the Acorn card at the bottom on page 36.

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I’ve turned this into a Christmas card by changing the colours but basically I’ve stayed within the same sketch.  I used the Merry Christmas from Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set on the left side of the card.  Instead of using an embossed piece, I used a piece of the This Christmas DSP.  I also changed to the new Delicate White doilies (cos I just got them and I needed to use one!!) Of course a Christmas card isn’t complete without glitter so a Gold Glimmer banner to the rescue!  I am in love with these new banners and I had to get the hostess set, Time of Year, on my last order.

I struggle with making random circles with twine, but I had a go on this card.  Lol.

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For my second project, I had to make the popcorn box on page 35.

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This glimmer paper box is the reason why I had to buy the popcorn box thinlits.  I don’t usually buy these types of thinlits but I had to have this one!!  It’s too cute!!!  I basically did an exact case as I just love it.  I added a Wink of Stella to the word for an extra bit of sparkle.  You can never have too much bling!

 

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects tonight. Next is the lovely Elizabeth.

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Global Design Project challenge – #GDP001

I was so excited when one of my stamping besties, Jessica of The Paper Caper, told me that she had been invited to be a part of a new challenge blog, The Global Design Project. She certainly deserves to be a part of such a talented and inspiring team.

I like to support my friends’ in their endeavours, whether it’s shopping at their stores or participating in challenge blogs, so I had to give this one a go!! For their first project, they have gone with a colour challenge.

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It’s very pretty, isn’t it!! I felt this said baby girl to me, so I had a look through my stamps and decided to use the cute little duck from Something for Baby. I may have also been persuaded to use this set as it has a matching set of framelits (Baby’s First) and I knew I wouldn’t have to cut it out!!

To make the dotty background, I used the Color Me Irresistible specialty DSP and sponged it with a stamping sponge as opposed to using a dauber. I wanted to make sure that it was softly coloured and not too splotchy which can sometimes happen with a dauber (at least it does to me).

I then made 2 banners and cut the ends with the Triple banner punch which I just love!! No more dodgy banners for me!!

So, what do you think?

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I had fun playing along with this challenge and I can’t wait to see what’s on for next week!!

I’d love if you would leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!

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It’s time for a change

From Christmas cards, that is!!!!

I have been making lots of Christmassy things for ages and I am slightly over it!! I have a dear friend having a birthday this week, so I wanted to make a special card for her. I have to say I really enjoyed making something else!!

I wanted to use the Corner Garden stamp set and my blendabilities. Honestly, it’s been ages since I used them!!

So a quick search on Pinterest found this lovely card by It’s a Stamp Thing. I love the way she uses only a portion of the stamp.

As my friend loves anything purple, I had to use Blackberry Bliss. This is such a gorgeous deep purple. The photos definitely don’t do it justice. I embossed the crumb cake cardstock with white embossing powder. This looked lovely all on it’s own. I will have to try it with coloured cardstock as well. I then coloured it with Old Olive for the leaves, and then Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy.

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I hope she likes it!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Stamps: Corner Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Old Olive Blendabilities, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and Night of Navy Blendabilities, Word Window punch.

I love the mo, bro!!

I have to confess that I love the new moustache framelit and matching stamp set!! When I first saw it, I thought it was very cute but I didn’t need it. But I kept looking at it and finally decided to bite the bullet and get it. And at only $13.95 for the framelit, you can’t really go wrong!!

I thought it would make a great card for Father’s Day for stamp club so I did a quick search on Pinterest and found a great card by Rose Castillo here.

I only made a couple of changes by punching out the sentiment with the Word Window punch and mounting it on the Modern label punch. I love the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamps set as they all fit into the word window punch and there are lots to choose from. A couple of the ladies used the Happy Birthday stamp instead.

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And here’s a closer look at the mo.

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I hope you like it!! And I hope Dad and Pop don’t look here before Father’s Day!! I think I’m pretty safe!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a peacock.

I’ve been having a play with my new Blendabilities and the new stamps I got in my latest order. I love the Perfect Peacock stamp. I saw a lovely card done at Convention and I couldn’t wait to receive my own so I could have a play. It didn’t take as long as I expected to colour in. I think it took longer to unthread the sequins and stick them on!! peacock I also wanted to try it using Dazzling Diamonds. So I stamped it in Versamark, then used some heat and stick powder and dunked a whole tub of Dazzling Diamonds onto it!! Did you know that glitter goes a looooong way. I think I’m still wearing it!!! The photo doesn’t really do it justice but the glitter seems to have hints of bermuda bay and blackberry bliss so I teamed them together. glitter peacock I’d love to hear what you think!!! Happy Stamping Rebecca