CTC147 – Christmas Around the World

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Welcome if you are joining me here for my regular Sunday Blog hop with the Caseing The Catty crew. You may have just joined me from Rebecca Scurr, I hope you are enjoying the inspiration the crew has posted so far.

This week, we are focussing on the Christmas around the World suite on pages 28 & 29 of the Holiday. Can I just say, I really haven’t paid this suite the attention it deserves. I don’t own anything from this suite but in taking a good look at it for this Challenge, I have now added that bundle to the wishlist. That lamp post is just so clever, with the stamps design to hang like banners.

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There is just the one main image of creations in this section, but gee there is heaps happening in every aspect of it. So much to look at and take in.

I decided to focus my attention on this card…

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There is the DSP in the background and the sentiment is hanging like a banner off the silver washi tape.

Here is my creation…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Colour Theory Suite

I embossed some of the Crushed Curry DSP from the Colour Theory suite with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder as my background. I layered a card from the Colour Theory Memories and More pack in a similar position to the green cardstock in the catalogue.

I added the tree to the opposite of the card from the banner sentiment and added my own sentiment waving off the tree trunk. I added a few flowers to the tree and finished off with a bow made from the Jute twine.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Colour Theory Suite

Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.

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Continue your hop and then head over to our Facebook page and join the challenge. We’d love to see what you create. Join in by next Sunday, 1st October. Entries close at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#165

Over at Can You Case it? This week we have another colour challenge. Crystal has come up with a great combination of Yellow, Purple, Pink and Brown.

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At first, I had to stop and think about these colours. After pulling out cardstock in these shades of colours, it started to come together and this is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

Playing a little more with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I create some purple and yellow tulips by stamping the background in a lighter shade and forefont of the tulip in a darker one.

I used Wisteria Wonder for the background of my purple tulips and So Saffron for the yellow. Over the top, I stamped Elegant Eggplant for the purple and Crushed Curry for the yellow, I stamped these on some scrap and fussy cut them to adhere over the top with some dimensionals for some additional height.

I stamped the stems in Crumb cake and adhere this over the top of Powder Pink cardstock over the Crumb Cake base layer.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

I topped off the card with some burlap trim and some Shimmer Ribbon in Powder Pink. I added a sentiment stamped in Powder Pink and adhered it all together with some Tear and Tape for additional strength.

With just a couple of weeks left of Can You Case it?, I would love to see you join in. Head over to the Facebook Group and see the rest of the design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by midday, next Saturday 22nd.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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What I used to make this:

Berry Lovely

I’ve been playing around with incorporating my new Stampin’ Up! toys into my existing collection of favourites. It’s always fun isn’t it, when you get new toys or new clothes to bring into the fold.

This week, my hubby asked me to make a card for a colleague of his – who has just been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. So I put on my thinking cap. I didn’t want to make just any old “thinking of you” card, I wanted it to be uplifting and positive.

This is what I came up with…

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I love the Lift Me Up bundle – those hot air balloons can carry me away anywhere they would like! I thought this could be nice thoughts to have for someone who is about to undergo that kind of treatment. Positive thoughts of somewhere exciting to see her through some dark days. I particularly love the sentiment – again a message of thinking of you, but it a positive way.

Plus I wanted to incorporate the colour pink – as I quite often that colour is associated with Breast Cancer awareness. Here I have used new In Colours that are coming June 1st – Berry Burst, Powder Pink and that splash of yummy Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve used some of that lovely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst, which is just so soft.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Lift me up, Up and away, Pretty Label punch

Tucked in behind the large hot air balloon is another sneak peak – it’s the Label Me Pretty stamp set and Pretty Label punch. Here I have used one of the decorative stamps in Powder Pink, punched it out using the new Label Love punch. Then I have framed it using another punched piece in Berry Burst – I simply snipped it down the middle lengthwise and adhered to the stamped shaped framing it nicely.

I finished off the card with some of those incredible Glitter Enamel Dots, I love the ombre shades they come in, allowing you to choose the right shade to match in with your project, plus they give a lovely sparkle without overpowering. I popped on two in darker shades on the larger balloon and one lighter shade on the smaller balloon.

I hope this card give her the lift she needs and lets her know she’s in our thoughts.

 

The layout for this card came from this weeks sketch challenge over at Freshly Make Sketches #FMS288. I enjoy playing along with their fun layouts.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#153

You know I’m a big fan of sketch challenges and this week at Can You Case It? we have our next sketch layout to follow along with.

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Here is what I made.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Dragonflies thinlits

I went dramatic and bold this week with black and gold colours, but it’s always simple and elegant at the same time.

I dry embossed the background cardbase with the Softly Falling embossing folder and used a black square framed slightly with the gold one over the top.

The cute little bee is from the Detailed Dragonflies thinlit dies. Those Dragonflies are just so gorgeous, that poor little bee gets left behind a little. So used I punch one out in gold foil and popped him on and added the “just a note….” sentiment, from the Better Together stamp set, embossed in gold to coordinate.

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I added some gold sequins dotted along closely to the sketch to finish off.

Sketch challenges are a great way to start off playing with challenge groups like this. So why not play along, they are another way to get some crafting done, make that card on your “to do” list and have some fun along the way.

This challenge is open until Midday next Saturday, April 15th (AEST). I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch, once you’ve created your project, head over to the Facebook Group and load it up in the comments of the Sketch image.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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What I used to make this:

Thinking of You

How awesome is that Copper embossing powder? Have you gotten your hands on it yet? OMG… so in love. I haven’t done a lot of heat embossing of late…. I’m not sure why, but since getting my hand on this new colour, it’s reinvigorated my love for it. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more embossing coming up.

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So the story around this card is a sad one. This is the card I made for my gorgeous sister recently after the passing of my brother-in-law. I kept it simple but added some interest with offsetting the coloured cardstock layers.

I just love that big Thinking of You stamp. It’s from the Time of Year stamp set, which is a host exclusive set. Visit here for more info on how you can earn host exclusive sets.

I topped it off with some floral elements from the Botanical Builder framelit die set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose

What I used to make this:

New Catalogue Inspiration

If you can imagine a happy excited little puppy dog scratching at the door as you arrive… you know the ones, they are so happy to see you they run around in circles not knowing what to do with themselves?

Well… that was me with my new stamps and accessories from Stampin’ Up! new 2016 Annual Catalogue. What do I create first?!! I was so excited and had so many ideas, I didn’t know where to start first! I now have an even bigger mess in my craft space and I really didn’t think that was possible!

So today’s blog post is a little different…. I have lots to share with you, in a “snip-it” kind of way. Then, over the coming weeks, I will revisit them in more detail for you. How does that sound?

1 – Happy Birthday Banners card. I just love that embossing folder, it comes in a set of two and both a gorgeous. I’ve used one of the new In Colours, Flirty Flamingo. The new Banner Duet punch is equally as awesome too.

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2 – Thinking of You card. Mixing in new toys is always a good challenge. Here I have used the Thinking of You stamp from the Time of Year stamp set – it’s a host exclusive set and right now we have additional host $$ to earn – Check out the details here. The stamp is featured in the very yummy Copper Embossing powder.

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3 – Best Friend Badge card. This was my first play with the new In Colours. I water coloured some colours, stamped some and used cardstock for others. The stamp set is Badges and Banners and there is a coordinating punch, Best Badge to go with it. They are available in a bundle, saving you 10%.

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4 – Park time scrap page. I just love these photos of kids at the park taken earlier in the year and wanted to display them. Here I’ve used the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (as it went with Little Miss’ leggings!) and the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies. The scribbly lines reminded me of the swoosh sound that swinging makes.

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5 – Hello tags. I made this little display for my catalogue launch party recently. I made it to showcase the new In Colour collection.

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6 – Popstick Frame. We had one of our Parish Sisters retire after 60 years of service, just recently. I made this in her honour.

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I hope you have enjoyed this little snap shot of Inspiration. I hope look forward to sharing more details about some of these projects in coming weeks. Stay tuned…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.