Sunday, October 15, 2017

Big Shot fun in the Holiday Catalogue CTC#150

Hello and Welcome to our fabulous CASEing the Catty Sunday night blog hop!!  

We are inspired to create using the awesome projects featured in our Stampin' Up! catalogues.

And this week, we are featuring our favourite Big Shot project from the Holiday Catalogue.

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I have been inspired by this gorgeous project at the top of  page 26 featuring the lovely Bethlehem Edgelits Dies.

Now the illustrated catalogue version shows an AMAZING mastery of sponging for the colour - this is not in my (accomplished) skill set!!  I'm not very good at sponging and building up colour smoothly.... but I didn't let this stop me.

I like my card, I do, and it does look lovely - especially that tremendously sparkly champagne foil featuring the Bethlehem edgelits!!  So long as you are careful not to compare it too closely to the original it looks ok.  But golly, I LOVE the example in the catalogue!!!!

So after this inspired attempt, I thought I would try another idea inspired by the same card AND inspired by the awesome project featured by Bronwyn Eastley here  

My project has different dimensions - based on the length of the Bethlehem edgelits - but still has the same general idea.  

I've stamped the greeting onto the back of my shadow box, and it folds flat to fit into a standard envelope.

I've used card stock measuring A4 in length x 10 1/2 cm and then scored along the long side at 
12 1/2cm, 14 1/2cm, 27cm and 29cm.  The largest square from the stitched shapes framelits was used for the picture window.

I hope you've been inspired by my projects AND those of the whole team, and that you will show us your favourite Big Shot project in our Holiday catalogue too!!  You can add your project to our facebook challenge page so easily!!  

And now it's time for you to continue hopping to see Sandra's gorgeous floral card!!  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The splash of daffodil for Colour INKspiration #19

Hello and Welcome to another wonderful and exciting Colour INKspiration challenge!!

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We have some lovely colours (again!) to share with you this time - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Garden Green.

I've created a U fold garden in a crate for my card.

This is actually a birthday card for a work colleague - I've put her very special birthday number on the right hand side of her card but I didn't photograph the finished card with the number.

I also made another version with ferns stamped at the base of each side of the card.

Supplies:  Daisy Delight, Painted Harvest, and Rose Wonder stamp sets;  Daisy Punch, Leaf Punch, Rose Garden thinlits, Wood Crate thinlits, and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder

My measurements are:  
Cardstock for the base is 10 1/2 cm x 28 1/2 cm and scored along the long side at 6,10,18 1/2, 22 1/2.  The wood crate (cut and assembled without the base) is attached on three sides in the centre of the card giving it the stability. 
 This card still folds to fit into a standard size envelope

I hope you are inspired to create with these lovely colours too.  You can add your project to our facebook challenge page using this link below.  

And please keep on hopping through the whole design team - we have an amazing and talented group with some awesome inspiration for you!!
Next on the hop is Elizabeth back at the beginning!!

Until Next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue favourites......


Hello and Welcome to our inspiration for SUO Challenges #185 - this time, it's all about our Favourite Holiday Catalogue Product.

I'm on the team at SUO!

What a fantastic challenge - how many favourite products can I use????

So after some deliberation I've featured:  
Winter Wonder embossing folder
Everyday Label Punch
Card Front Builder framelits and the coordinating Carols of Christmas stamp set
(for the little sprigs of holly leaves)
Vintage Crochet Trim
and the delicious Champagne Foil Sheets

I've used the greeting from Star of Light and featured Tranquil Tide along with the
 Champagne foil, Very Vanilla and Basic Black.
The last embellishment is the sweet metallic enamel shapes.  

I hope you will join in the challenge with us this time and show off your favourite product from the wonderful Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue - and there are so many fantastic choices!!!  You can add your link to our challenge gallery at our SUO Challenges blog!! 

I'm on the team at SUO!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x

Sunday, October 08, 2017

A cute box of cards for Year of Cheer CTC#149

Hello and Welcome to another Sunday night of awesome, amazing, inspiration from our Sunday Night Blog hop CASEing the Catty - the fantastic Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue!!

And this week, the challenge inspiration springs from the Year of Cheer chapter - pages 36-47.

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And I think the general theme for some of the team this week is all about those fabulous foil snowflakes!!

I've taken my inspiration from 2 places this week!!  First of all I wanted to use the fun pizza boxes and make a little set of cards using some of the ideas in this set on page 44.

I've used the Merry Music Specialty DSP for the background for all of my cards and box, and then used gold and pool party as my feature colours.

The stamping comes from the Merry Little Labels bundle which includes the great Everyday Label Punch - doesn't it look wonderful with the 2 punched shapes mounted over the top of each other!!  

My inspiration for the design on the box lid comes from this sweet creation on page 45 (such a lovely inspiration picture that a few of the team have used this for inspiration!!)

Each of the cards uses a different greeting from the stamp set, but otherwise, they are all the same.  They feature the double mounted Everyday Label punch, the Merry Music DSP, and a piece of the foil snowflake.  I've added a little DSP onto the edge of the coordination 3" square envelopes.

I hope you've been inspired!!  I love all the projects cased by the team this week!!  We would love to see your version of CASEing the Catty with our challenge - just add your photo to our facebook challenge page here!!

And now, keep hopping around the team and continue to be inspired by everyone!!  I love the colours and elegance of Sandra's card this week!!  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Fun with Kits for CTC#148

Hello and Welcome to another awesome week of CASEing the Catty - where we share our inspiration from the fabulous Stampin' Up! Catalogues, and then challenge you to CASE: Copy And Share Everything our Catalogues too!!

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This week we are challenged to CASE any Kits or Memories And More Collections in both catalogues.  
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And, I've taken this great opportunity to open my Be Merry Kit which is an all inclusive kit creating 12 Christmas ornaments featuring Real Red and Old Olive colour schemes with a touch of gold.  

I LOVE an all inclusive kit - it's so much fun to be able to be creative without the stress of thinking!!!

The kit includes EVERYTHING to create 12 ornaments which has sparkly elements and features some gorgeous sparkly tulle which is added using a hot glue gun. 

I intend to use this kit for a class for a bunch of lovely ladies, but I don't want to use the hot glue gun in the class, so I've omitted the hot glue gun element and the tulle features around the medallion.  

The other pieces of the kit I have attached using stampin' dimensionals and mini glue dots instead of the hot glue gun.

After I'd made these sweet ornaments, I then thought that I really need to use these tulle circles somehow (waste not, want not), and so I came up with these little cards.... 

I've attached the tulle using snail adhesive and then run it through the big shot and the Winter Wonder embossing folder to really make it stick !!  I've added some punched glimmer paper circles and a stamped greeting from Oh What Fun.  The little tree on the Olive card is part of the left overs from the creation of the ornaments.

There are no leftovers from the candy cane ornament, so this Real Red card features  a string of gold mini sequins (and now that I look at the photo, it's rather skewed!! Whoops.)

Here is my collection of creations all inspired by the Be Merry Kit in the holiday catalogue.  I hope you are inspired by the amazing kits in our catalogue and that you will join in the fun with the challenge this week to CASE any kits of Memories and More projects!!  It's easy to add your project to our facebook challenge page.

And now it's time for you to continue your hop.  Make sure you keep going to see all the amazing projects from the whole design team.  You may have come from the wonderful project from Sandra, and next on the hop is the fantastic kit from Mel

Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Big Shot fun in the Holiday Catalogue CTC#150

Hello and Welcome to our fabulous CASEing the Catty Sunday night blog hop!!   We are inspired to create using the awesome project...