Friday, 8 May 2015

Thinking Of You CTC#29

Every Friday night at 7pm (AEST), the CTC Crew will share some ideas with you from the latest Stampin' Up!® catalogue.
***Excitedly waiting for the new catty on June 2nd***
We might CASE totally(Copy and Share Everything), or use a sketch/layout, colour combo or an embellishment to begin the creative process.
You might be starting here with me, or you may have arrived from the CTC Blog, either way, you can continue all the way around until you get back to the start.

This week the challenge was to use the card at the top left of this page, the one with the pink tree and the doiley as our inspiration.  I'll let you in on a little secret too, you'll be seeing more of Sheltering Tree over the coming year. I could so easily have directly CASE-d this card, but decided to try to experiment a little.

I had a piece of card stamped with Hardwood and I've paired it with Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky. The doiley was layered on first, followed by a banner cut from Irresistably Yours Specialty DSP. There is a quite similar DSP coming in the new catalogue too, which I am very pleased about. I used Petal Potpourri for the large flower, and the smaller Petite Petals. Both these flowers have matching punches. Petal Potpourri hasn't made the cut for the new catty though so if you like this stamp set, you need to order it before the end of May. You'll find a link to it at the end of my post. The lovely sentiment is from Sheltering Tree.

I spent last week away on the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) at the South Pacific Stampin' Up!® Convention. The motto for Queensland is "Sunny one day, perfect the next." Unfortunately a cyclone came through the week we were up there, and I was very glad that I didn't have too high a floor for the apartment, as the winds were extremely strong. The weather didn't stop us enjoying our convention, it's always so much fun: learning about new products, having inspiring demonstrators share with us, getting together socialising. If you would like to join Stampin' Up!® and be a part of this sort of fun (and pre-order from the new catalogue now) contact me to find out more. or phone/text 0417 500 681

A lot of the Australasian CASE-ing The Catty Crew finally met face-to-face for the first time.We tried to get together for a dinner, but there were so many other things going on that only a few of us could go. However, we have finally made a connection and the friendships will continue to develop.

Now you can hop on over to see Rebecca Benson, I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you.


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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Rachael. How pretty do those flowers look in soft sky & lost lagoon, Love it!

  2. Your palette is stunning, Rachel, & I love the combination of large & small blooms. A beautiful card! :)

  3. I love your colour Combo and those flower centres rock!
    Was so nice to meet you at Convention!

  4. beautiful colours and so perfect for the layout!!!

  5. Love your card and the colour combo!

  6. It's great post! Thanks for sharing!


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