Sunday, January 13, 2019

So Pretty in the All My Love chapter CTC#211

Hello and Welcome again to our Sunday Night blog hop and challenge CASEING the CATTY.

We love to inspire you with the current Stampin' Up! catalogues as we Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything using the brilliant projects illustrated on every page!  The challenge is for you to join in with us too as you CASE from the Catalogue.  You'll see lots of inspiration to help you as you hop through the design team !!

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This week, we are focusing on the first chapter of our new Occasions Catalogue - 
pages 4-9 All My Love.  

I've been inspired by the lovely card at the bottom of page 7 - and a few other team members have used this card for their inspiration too, but our projects are all different!!  

I've kept to the same colour scheme and general layout, but I've used different stamp sets!

My greeting comes from Amazing Life stamp set on page 28, and I've embellished with butterflies from the lovely Butterfly Gala suite.  I've substituted some of the glorious Sale-a-bration FREE ribbon instead of the DSP.  

After I made this, I adapted the design and simplified it to create a Valentines Gift for the Craft Group to do at my next class at the nursing home.  This little card is just 3" x 12" folded at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" to create a little pocket inside for the gift to sit.

The flower has been mounted onto a lolly pop stick available in the cooking section of my local department store.  There is a little hole punched on the fold of the top of the card for the flower to go through and into the pocket for gift giving.  

The back of the little flower is a punched circle with 2 holes punched into it so it can thread the lolly pop stick through.  The flower pieces are then attached to the circle over the top of the stick anchoring the whole thing together.  

I hope you've been inspired by both of my projects which were inspired by our Occasions Catalogue!!

Keep hopping around the whole team - you'll see some really amazing ideas!!

We love it when you join in the challenge too!  Add your project to our facebook challenge page and join in the fun with us!!  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Best Catch for Winter at SUOC #214

Hello and Welcome back to SUOC - using Stampin' Up! Only products for our challenge projects!!


This time the challenge is for Anything Winter!! 
 Here on the Sunshine Coast in sunny Queensland Australia, we are having an awesome mild Summer at the moment, and so I've created a card which I think is wintery!!  

I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it!  It is called Best Catch and there is also a set of 9 coordinating dies called Catch of the Day - so you can get them both in a bundle and receive a 10% discount - how fabulous is that!! 
Best Catch Cling Bundle

 My husband is a happy fisherman and I love this image of the fish jumping.  It was so much fun to colour and blend with the Stampin' Blends!  I used light Pumpkin Pie, light Mint Macaron, and  light Call Me Clover Blends.  

My background watery image was created with a wash of Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushell.  I also stamped some water lines with Whisper White Craft Ink and a stamp from the High Tide stamp set.  The card is an easel card so that the lovely fish can be easily shown off!!


I hope you join in the fun with us at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges.  Make sure you head to our blog so you can see all the fabulous projects from the whole design team and you can also add your link to the line-up there!!  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

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Sunday, January 06, 2019

So Hoppy to be back! CTC#2 Sale-a-bration


Hello and Welcome back!!  Happy New Year to you.  I've had a much needed break over the Christmas New Year period, but I'm really happy to be back creating with you!!  

And what a great way to start back again - with another great challenge from the CASEING the CATTY blog hop and Sunday Night Challenge!  Our challenge is all about finding inspiration from the amazing images in our Stampin' Up! catalogues!  We have some amazing new team members to add to the fantastic lineup we have each week.  Please make them all feel welcome by adding some comment love!!

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This week, the challenge is to CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) from our new Sale-a-bration Catalogue!  Have you see it yet? Have you got yours?  Oh, there is sooo much to inspire and love!!!

I've been inspired by this TOTALLY adorable little frog card on page 3.

My CASE of this lovely card is pretty close!  After being away from crafting for a few weeks, it was really confidence building to use the great design already there in the catalogue for inspiration!!  I think the only differences are:  I've used one of the Petal Fair embossing folders; I've used the lovely Grapefruit Grove twine (from the Nature's Twine four pack); only used one circle for my central image and greeting; and made my cards into birthday cards by adding greetings from Itty Bitty Birthdays and Hand Delivered.

I've used the same colours and the super cute So Hoppy Together Sale-a-bration stamp set on the inside.

It was a breeze to colour this little guy using the light and dark Granny Apply Green blends.  

I ended up making a few cards because I loved the fun colours and images so much!!!  What a surprise for my to love being surrounded by the Bright colours!!

Make sure you keep hopping around the whole team and be inspired with every great project!!

We love it when you join in the fun with us Caseing the Catty.  Add your project inspired by our Sale-a-bration catalogue to the lineup on our facebook challenge page by using the link above!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Merry Christmas to All Bundle Love for CTC#208

Hello and Welcome to CASEING the CATTY for another brilliant blog hop and challenge.

CASEING is all about the acronym CASE - Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything.  Our design team loves to use the amazing projects from the Stampin' Up! Catalogues (Catty) as an inspiration point to CASE and create.  

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This week, the challenge for all of us is to CASE our favourite BUNDLE from the Holiday Catalogue.

There are an amazing amount of Bundles in this little Catalogue!  Eventually, I decided that the Merry Christmas to All Bundle was my favourite - I love those great words for the framelits, and the font on the greeting is just lovely!!  My starting point came from the card on the top left - with it's 2 tone Christmas word.

This is a really simple card but it has a really fun fold to create a card to stand on the mantelpiece as a decor element for the season.  

The words have been cut with the framelits using Merry Merlot and then I've swiped some versamark on the bottom half of the words and heat embossed copper powder to create the 2 tones.  This is reflected in the glorious sparkle of the 2 tone ribbon which is also Merry Merlot and Copper.  

The inside panel has been stamped and then some red rhinestones added to the holly leaves.  I've added a couple of sprigs of fronds and pinecones using the lovely Pretty Pines thinlits and the Sprig Punch.  

The shadow box folds flat for postage too!  Measurements are:  
Cardstock cut in half length wise - 10 1/2cm x A4 and then scored at 11cm, 14cm, 25cm, 28cm.  A window was cut out of the side using the Stitched Shapes largest square.  

Up next is the lovely Kathryn and her favourite bundle!!  Enjoy!!  Make sure you keep hopping around the whole team to see the amazing bundles in new and different ways!!

We'd totally love you to join in the challenge too and create something using your favourite bundle as a starting point.  It's easy to add your project to the lineup on our facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

So Pretty in the All My Love chapter CTC#211

Hello and Welcome again to our Sunday Night blog hop and challenge CASEING the CATTY. We love to inspire you with the current S...