Sunday, 6 March 2016

Love Blossoms CTC#69

Welcome again to another round of CASE-ing The Catty. Each week the crew take inspiration from a section of a Stampin' Up!® catalogue. Currently we are all so excited by our Occasions catalogue. CASE is an acronym which stands for "Copy And Share Everything" and we hope by sharing what we have CASE-d, you'll be inspired too. This week the assignment was to CASE the Love Blossoms section of the catalogue - you'll find that on pages 16 - 25.

Grateful Bunch was a stamp set I {gratefully} received at Stampin' Up!® Onstage Melbourne, way back in November. Who doesn't like a sneak peek at new stamps from a new catty? I wasn't sure how I liked it though, because I am not the master of collage stamping. You'll see this stamp set on page 22 of the Occasions catalogue. There is also a matching punch, Blossom Bunch Punch and if you buy them at the same time, you get a 15% discount. I looked at the main picture and decided to CASE the larger card, but use different colours, outside of my comfort zone.
I do remember on a long ago trip to Far North Queensland seeing the most beautiful blue butterflies in Mossman Gorge, just north of Cairns. I stood for a long time just watching them flutter above the water. They were impossible to capture with the camera, but so pretty, so it seemed a good idea to make them turquoise here.

I've echoed the catty card with the pale coloured lace, flower stem and leaves, but made my newsprint a long strip. For the second card, I've changed to Island Indigo for the blue, stayed with Blackberry Bliss, and the realistic Crushed Curry for the large flowers {Sunflowers, maybe?}
 Which colour scheme do you prefer? I'd love you to leave me a comment.

If you'd like to join in and share your CASE from pages 16-25, you can link up here at CASE-ing The Catty.

And don't forget, if you're in Australia, and you'd like me to be your Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, you can shop online, or phone /email an order, request a catalogue or get advice.
Email or phone 0417 500 681

You may have come from Bronwyn Eastley and her lovely card using Rose Wonder


and now you can head on over to Elizabeth Gross  and you'll see a different version of the Rose Garden Thinlet Dies. There are so many variations using this collection.

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. Love square cards! I haven't noticed this set, so thanks for pointing it out.

  2. I love your CASE Rachel, especially the colours you chose, they really make the card pop. Like Rebecca I had skipped over this stamp set and punch.

  3. Gorgeous cards and beautiful colours too. I've seen those butterflies in FNQ too and you're right they are so beautiful but so hard to photograph!

  4. These delicate images look so pretty in your chosen colours, Rachel. Beautiful cards! The colours on the newsprint version are my favourite. :)

  5. Rachel, I bought this set thinking it would be good to demo because the price for the bundle was good for beginners, but I haven't found it as easy to use as I imagined, so thankyou for CASEing these cards, they look great. I think I like the square format better too (sucker for a square card), and I like the second colour combo but I love the newsprint on the first!!! So all round appealing for me!! Great work

  6. Lovely cards, Rachel. I love square cards and the one with the newsprint is my favourite.

  7. What a cute pair. Love your sweet square cards in both colour palettes.


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