Sunday, September 17, 2017

Add a Little Glitz CTC#146

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday night blog hop showing off the amazing inspiration of our Catalogues, and challenging you to join the fun too.  

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This week we are CASEing from the Season of Glitz chapter in the Holiday catalogue. 

I have been inspired by the little tree box on the top left, and added some other new goodies from the Holiday Catalogue.

My colours are Soft Sky, Dapper Denim and Smokey Slate with a dash of silver from the beautiful foil snowflake.  I've also added some vellum as another softening layer of colour.

The vellum has been embossed with the Winter Wonder embossing folder (snowflake) and the Quilt Top embossing folder - which is your favourite?

I've added a metal rimmed pearl to finish off the sweet gift on the front of the card.

I really hope you have a go at CASEing the CAtty too - you can add your projects inspired by the Season of Glitz chapter to our facebook challenge page here.

Now it's time for you to hop along to see some more amazing inspiration from the design team inspired by the Season of Glitz chapter.  

Until next time,
Happy Stamping.
Love Julia   x

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lovely Friends Scrapping for Colour INKspiration #17

Hello and Welcome to our Colour INKspiration challenge #17.  We love to inspired your creative genius with some awesome colours inspired by Pinterest!!

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This week the colours are:  Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo - and aren't they gorgeous!!  To me the say Spring!!

I've decided to add to my 'finished pages' pile for my scrapbooking stash!!  Lovely Friends has these wonderful words that are just perfect for scrapping - especially with these adorable photos of my children from 8 years ago!! They grow up sooooo fast (sigh).  
We only have 2 teenagers at home now as the others are in the big city working and studying at University.

The predominant colours in my page are the Tempting Turquoise and Lemon Lime Twist with the Flirty Flamingo flowers from the Lovely Friends, and a few very subtle touches of Pool Party.

Every day I am so grateful for the beautiful family we have together, and yes, we are very blessed.

Isn't that font just delicious?  I've made the the front and centre of my page because that's everything I wish to say!!  The kids thought the page was lovely - but they were really taken with the photos of themselves when they were so little and cute!!  teehee

My second project (because these colours are just so so so sweet) is a copy of a project I did this week with my Nursing Home ladies.  I volunteer monthly with the craft group.

The brief this month was to create some wall decorations for Spring!!  So we created strings of flowers and butterflies and dragonflies to hang around the common room.

These look gorgeous strung around the walls!!  I forgot to take a photo of them at the Home, so this is the one I have for myself to show you.  The flowers were punched with the daisy punch in Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party.  They have centres punched from the Champagne Foil (totally divine colour!!) and leaves punched with the Lemon Lime Twist.

Tempting Turquoise has been used for the butterflies and dragonfly at the top.  All the flowers were mounted onto the ombre Lemon Lime Twist ribbon - so so pretty!!

These colours are so wonderful and bright and fun and lovely - I hope you'll join in the fun too and add your project to our facebook challenge page!!

Now it's time for you to hop along to see the glorious project by Kim with the hidden greeting!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia x

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Colours of Autumn - SUO#183

Hello and Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Only Challenges!!  We love to challenge you to create using Stampin' Up! Only products - and this time the challenge is to use the Colours Of Autumn.  If you head to our blog (by clicking the graphic) you'll see some totally GORGEOUS projects featuring these BEAUTIFUL colours!! Enjoy!!

I'm on the team at SUO!

I've used:  Cajun Craze, Peekaboo Peach, and Crumb Cake, along with a little splash of the Wood Textures DSP.  I've created a window box with the Hearth and Home framelits and the DSP.  My flowers come from the wonderful hostess stamp set: Background Bits.  The greeting comes from Watercolour Wings, and I love the little embellishment on my window box coming from the Corrugated Elements topped with a little linen thread bow.  Sweet.  

My easel card means that this card is for display! It's lovely for the recipient to enjoy the beauty of our creative genius!!    While I was having a grand time creating in these wonderful colours, I broke out the beeee-you-tiful Painted Harvest stamp set paired with Count My Blessings and created a lovely U fold card - again to be shown off!!

And then finally I created another easel card using the lovely Wood Words stamp set teamed with the cute little flowers from Lovely Friends.  You can also see some super yummy Champagne Foil sheets for some of those cute lil leaves.  

I hope you've been inspired!!  And we'd love to see your wonderful projects in our challenge - just use those gorgeous Autumn Colours!!  Add your project to our blog gallery here!!  
I'm on the team at SUO!
Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Merry Count Your Blessings - CASEing the CAtty #145

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop!  Caseing the Catty is all about Copying and Sharing Everything from the Stampin' Up! Catalogues so we can inspire you - and we'd love you to join the weekly challenge too!!  It's as easy as adding your photo of your weekly project to our facebook challenge page.  

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This week we are all about the Merry Little Christmas chapter of the Holiday Catalogue!

And I've been inspired by the card on page 17 at the bottom right!!  
I've used the same colours and similar layout, but my card is not a Christmas Card.  
My feature image features the Home and Hearth framelits.  The crosspiece out of the window has been cut out to create a frame for my image which comes from Count Your Blessings.  My flowers have been watercoloured using inks and an aquapainter.  

The inside of my card has received the same treatment as my catalogue card - featuring Washi Tape instead of some DSP for the top and bottom elements.  

I needed a few of these cards this week to send to people.....
So here they are all together.......

I hope you've been inspired and that you start creating something from the Merry Little Christmas to add in our challenge this week.  Add your project to our link below...

Now, you can hop along to see Rose's lovely project...

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, September 03, 2017

A Quilted Christmas at CASEing the Catty #144

Hello and Welcome to another Sunday Night blog hopping around the amazing CASEing the Catty team!!  We love to be inspired by our marvellous Stampin' Up! catalogues, and then share this inspiration with you as we challenge you to CASE something in our Catty too!!

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This week (oh Joy), we get to CASE from our new Holiday Catalogue - it's always exciting to have lots more ideas and products to try out!!!  Have you got your copy yet?  I bet you're loving everything in it!!  I know I am!  Our first chapter to CASE is the Quilted Christmas chapter - pages 4 - 9.

And I've case these cute little (very quick and simple) cards pictured at the bottom of page 4.  They are illustrated with the quick and easy stamp, and they are just that!!

I've used the lovely new pizza box for packaging for 3 little 3" x 3" cards and envelopes.  The top of the pizza box is embellished VERY simply with a 3" square cut from the totally adorable Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  I've added a teeny little silver star in the centre and a ribbon of Real Red slim ribbon around the box.

Each of the cards features a panel of the Quilted Christmas DSP, a greeting stamped from the Oh What Fun stamp set, and a Stitched Felt Embellishment.  And these coordinating little Whisper White 3" x 3" envelopes are also new and fit perfectly in the Mini Pizza Boxes.  I've stamped the greeting onto each envelope.

This card is the exact CASE of the catalogue.

And so is the next one!!

And to make the third card I used the same ideas from the other two - easy peasy.

I love a set of gift cards, and I love the Mini Pizza Boxes, and I love the cute little envelopes!! And this little set really shows of the GORGEOUSNESS of the Quilted Christmas Suite.

I hope you like them too!
Please join in the fun of the challenge, and create your project CASEd from the Quilted Chrismas chapter of our new Holiday Catalogue.  You can easily add your projects to our facebook challenge page.  
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And now it's time for you to hop along to see the gorgeous creation from Rose

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Add a Little Glitz CTC#146

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday night blog hop showing off the amazing inspiration of our Catalogues, and challenging you to join the ...