Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Designer's Choice for SUO Challenges




Hello and Welcome to a super fun challenge for Stampin' Up! Only Challenges.



This time, we're having a designers choice challenge - choose our own projects - how fun and easy is that!!!


I've chosen to show you a recent gift and card I created for a wedding.  The colours and ideas were inspired by the wedding invitation which featured some watercolour greenery and lots of gorgeous white space.  


The wedding gift is a hand made box of thank you cards for the young couple to use.  We all need a bunch of thank you cards after a big event like a wedding don't we!?  


This gorgeous greeting comes from a lovely stamp set you can order next month - called Blended Seasons.  The beautiful leaf frond also comes from the same set while the fern leaves comes from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  I've used Garden Green and Tranquil Tide inks.  


The wedding card allowed me to try a wonderful new technique with our new Embossing mats.  I've used the Large Label framelits to create an embossed image of the young couple's initials.  


Again, inspired by the nature theme of the Wedding Invitation, I've used the glorious stamp set Dandelion Wishes for the stamped images.  These have been highlighted with the super sparkly Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  


I love this greeting too.  It also comes from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set!!  


Make sure you head over to our SU! Only Challenges blog and see the amazing lineup from the design team.  You'll love them all!  Please join in the fun of our challenge too and add your own Designers Choice project !!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x
















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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kids & Babies chapter for CTC#187


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


Our goal is to share with you some great projects inspired by the Stampin' Up! catalogues as we Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selective Edit projects featured and created by the awesome staff at Stampin' Up! headquarters.  

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This week our inspiration comes from the Kids and Babies chapter - pages 80 - 91.


I've been inspired by this lovely card on the left of the photo on page 88.


This is the card I've created for a special order for a customer.  I love making cards to order!  I've used the same layout for my card - although I've changed to a larger square size.  My card features an embossed background  with the quilt top embossing folder rather that the patterned stamping used on the original.


I've also had some fun with a very special sneak peek of some products that will be available next month!  Woo Hoo.  The bundle includes the beautiful Blended Seasons stamp set and the Stitched Seasons coordinating framelits.  There is also another fantastic set of watercolour pencils available too.  


I've coloured the flowers using the Granny Apple Green  and Flirty Flamingo watercolour pencils, and then used the clear Wink of Stella pen to blend and make them sparkly!! There are some Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler pencil highlights on the flowers too.  The centres are coloured with Crushed Curry.  


The Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green are a lovely combination together!!






We'd love to see your projects inspired by the Kids and Babies chapter too!  Add your photo to the lineup here on our facebook page.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x













Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Treat time Sweet Thank you for Colour INKspiration #37 - the Brights family



Hello and Welcome to Colour INKspiration #37 and our showcase of the Brights family!
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We are challenged (and you are too!) to use only 3 colours from the colour family!

I have chosen to use:  Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.



If you follow me, you'll notice that I'm having a love affair with the Shimmery white embossing paste these last couple of weeks!! And today is no different!!


I've created a mask (which is actually a frame cut from a piece of vellum so I can see the cardstock underneath for placement) and stamped using the brilliant DistINKtive stamp set Healing Hugs for the flowers and leaves.  My greeting comes from Treat Time, and then I've lightly sponged in the white space to accentuate the masking some more.  The ink bled slightly under the vellum frame and created a messy sort of frame around the stamping - which I LOVE!  This has been reflected in a messy swish of embossing paste on 2 corners of my base card.  With the Shimmery white card stock for the stamped piece and the embossing paste framework, these cards just shine!!  



These are my thank you cards for orders this month - so I made a bunch of them!!





Now it's time to grab your favourite 3 colours from the Brights family and get creating too.  Remember to use only 3 colours + white, black or vanilla.  You can add your creative genius to our lineup at our facebook challenge page.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping.
Love Julia   x









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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Birthday Fun CTC#186




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



Our blog hop is all about inspiring you to see the Stampin' Up! catalogue in new ways as we Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit.  We also challenge you to join in the fun too and add your project to our lineup at our facebook challenge page.

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This week, we are sharing the challenge from the Birthday chapter - pages 66 - 79.


My inspiration this week comes from the cool technique and card featured on page 77.


There's been quite a bit of shimmery embossing paste in my life these last couple of weeks, so I was super keen to give this awesome tip a try!!


My card CASE is exactly the same as the original - just a different stamp set - the ever useful Happy Birthday Gorgeous, and also different colours to coordinate with my total favourite DSP this catalogue - Petal Promenade!!   The colours I've used are:  Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Gove and Shaded Spruce for the leaves and greeting.  


After I'd cased the same layout for the card, I then tried it by rotating the DSP strips to the sides rather than the top and bottom.  Same card, but totally different looks I think!



Which one is your favourite?






If you would like to have a go at the challenge (and we would be thrilled if you did!) easily add your photo of your project here at the lineup on facebook.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x









Designer's Choice for SUO Challenges

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