Thursday, February 22, 2018

So much MORE to Sale-a-bration!

Did you know we have a second release of Sale-a-bration rewards up until the end of March?  Would you like a copy of this new Sale-a-bration catalogue?  There are so many wonderful products all for FREE as a reward for you when you Host, Shop or Join during the Sale-a-bration period.  Please contact me to receive your copy of this new catalogue and I will send one to you. 

If you are coming THIS SATURDAY 24th February, you will receive the new SAle-a-bration catalogue in your kit of card projects - along with some lovely new products and great ideas.  I will also have the new Occasions catalogues there for you if you haven't got one yet - so much fabulousness in one little publication!!  Other exciting things to look forward to on the day is a discount voucher for orders placed on the day, retired Stampin' Up! products at discount prices and little adhesive kits at a discount to get you all supplied!!  That's a lot of DISCOUNTS!!!  Also, for those coming this weekend, please feel free to park near the pool area in Rotary Gardens so that you don't have too far to walk to the Club House.  I look forward to seeing you there!!!

This month, I've had to change a few of my regular classes, and I really apologize if you have missed out on coming along this month.  Our daughter has been quite ill and hospitalised for a week and a half.  She is now at home (yay) and recovering well but it will still be some time before she's fully recovered.  So, this has caused a few cancellations and I apologize.  I have focused on our full day class this coming Saturday, but no other classes for February. 

I plan to be back in full swing again for March - so check out your class schedule to see what I've got coming up, and plan for some great cardmaking fun then!!  Dates to keep in mind are:  Technique Class on Thursday 8th; Card Buffet on Wednesday 21st and the Themed Class on Sunday 25th.  March is also the LAST month of Sale-a-bration so if you've been thinking about placing an order for those extras you need, consider doing it now so that you can receive some of the awesome rewards available for you!!  I'm very happy to tell you all about the best offers for you, so please call me and I'll help you as much as I can!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Painted With Love chapter for CTC#166

Hello and Welcome to another inspiring Sunday Night Blog Hop with CASEING the CATTY.

Each Sunday night we CASE projects from our awesome Stampin' Up! catalogues and then challenge you to join in the fun and add your cased projects to our facebook page too.  

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This week, we are CASEING the Painted With Love chapter in the Occasions catalogue - 
pages 18-21.  I have CASED the little 'Just For You'  card featuring the heart, paper and greeting in the very front bottom of the landing page (18)

My cards feature the same elements of image and greeting over the top of some DSP.  

The opulent DSP is from the NEW second release of SALE-A-BRATION rewards.  It is the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper and features Gold Foil, Silver Foil and Rose Gold Foil, and it is delicious!!

I've paired it with the fun and quirky Magical Day stamp set and the coordinating Magical Mates framelits.

All the stamping was heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then die cut with the Big Shot - makes it all so much quicker.  I've also used the ever useful Stitched Shapes framelits for the writing panel and the large greeting inside the double z fold card.  

My final touch was a bunch of metallic thread behind the main image along with a few metallic enamel shapes or faceted gems.  I also used a little gold wink of stella (now retired) to add a few little gold highlights to the images.  

I love how a double z fold card is just perfect to sit upon your shelf to admire!!  

Now it's time for you to admire the great project from Rebecca

And please join in the fun by adding your project to the lineup on our facebook page!!  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series PaperMagical Day Clear-Mount BundleClear Faceted GemsGold Faceted GemsMetallic Enamel ShapesGold Metallic ThreadCopper Metallic ThreadSilver Metallic Thread

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Colour INKspiration #27 LIght and Dark

Hello and Welcome to another AHMAAZING colour combination from the fabulous Colour INKspiration challenge team.  
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The colours this time are:  Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Island Indigo.

I must disclose that Melon Mambo is my least favourite Stampin' Up! colour (I'm so not into pink!!)  However, doesn't it look stunning with the Sale-a-bration Heartfelt Blooms. 

This card features the Eclipse technique which is very popular right now!  I've used the Celebrate You Sale-a-bration thinlits and also cut 4 more layers of Powder Pink of the greeting to make it stand out from the panel of the card.  I've used the Pool Party and Island Indigo for the mat behind the feature.  While I was creating this, I toyed with adding some Pool Party or Powder Pink ribbon, but in the end, the glorious detailed image is the magic all in itself I think!!

I hope you've been inspired by these great light and dark colours - lots of floral creations this time.  Make sure you hop over to see glorious cake by Nikki Spencer.

And please join in the fun by adding your project to our lineup on the Colour INKspiration facebook page.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp SetCelebrate You Thinlit Dies

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SUO Challenges #194 CASE a catalogue sample

Hello and Welcome to another wonderful challenge from SUO Challenges.  

And our challenge this time is to CASE any project from a Catalogue.

And CASEING is one of my favourite things to do!!  

This time I have CASED a super sweet project from our new Occasions Catalogue on page 30.

This lovely stamp set - You're Inspiring is just perfect for colouring with our amazing Stampin' Blends.  I coloured my first card exactly as per the Catalogue sample, and then adapted it a little for my second card.  

I flipped the card on it's side and changed up the colours for these gorgeous flowers.  

I really love the addition of the True Gentlemen Buttons and the linen thread. 

I hope you've been inspired to join in the challenge with us!!  Check out the awesome projects in our Stampin' Up! Catalogues and CASE away, and then add it to our challenge line up!!  

Make sure you check out all the wonderful projects for your inspiration from our design team line up, and then add your project to our challenge link!!  

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x

You’re Inspiring Clear-Mount Stamp SetTrue Gentleman Buttons

Sunday, February 11, 2018

CASEing the CATTY #165 - Sale-a-bration

Hello and Welcome to our fun Sunday Night Blog Hop challenge where we CASE the CATTY.

This week we are CASEING from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  

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And I have chosen to CASE the super gorgeous Tutti Fruiti Cards and Envelopes from page 14.

I've used all four different cards and cased the same image - using Bird Banter and watercolour pencils for my greetings and images.

The Tutti Fruit DSP works an absolute treat with these cards and all the colours are so fun and vibrant - just like the super cute parrots.  

I've also combined the deliciously sparkly Sale-a-bration shimmer ribbon pack with my cards and some glimmer enamel dots.  

All of the greetings with the set are just sooooo cute and funny.  

I think this one is my favourite greeting - 'still looking suspiciously young I see'  - it makes me smile every time.  

All of the papers and cards and the ribbon coordinate spectacularly well!

I hope you're being inspired all over again by our Sale-a-bration catalogue!!  Keep hopping and see lots more fantastic projects from the design team.
 Up next is Remarkable Rachel and her divine floral masterpiece.

And please join in the fun with us and add your projects to our facebook challenge page here.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x
Watercolor Pencils3/8 (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon PackTutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes
Bird Banter Photopolymer Stamp SetTutti-frutti 6 x 6 (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper

So much MORE to Sale-a-bration!

Did you know we have a second release of Sale-a-bration rewards up until the end of March?  Would you like a copy of this new Sale-a-b...