Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Celebrating Green with SUO #169


Hello and Welcome to our SUO - Stampin' Up! Only Challenge for this week.

We are Celebrating Green and I've gone all our with my Cucumber Crush.....
there's Cucumber Crush cardstock, ink, bakers twine, striped ribbon and washi tape (from the Affectionately Yours Suite).  This is paired with Mint Macaron ink and the delicious
 NEW glimmer paper.  

You can choose any of 15 rewards for every $90 (AU) between now and the end of March.   
One of the rewards is this awesome pack of glimmer paper which consists 4 sheets each of Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay, and Sweet Sugarplum paper in 6" x 6" sizes.
Another reward choice is the lovely NEW Make a Medallion stamp set which I have stamped in Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush for the central image on my card.
I do enjoy a good 2 step stamped image - it looks so great!!
I'm on the team at SUO!

We'd love you to join in the fun too as we Celebrate Green - using colours or images that are 'green' - show us your creativity!!  Be sure to mention our blog challenge in your post, and then link your projects to our site through the above graphic!!

Happy Stamping!
handmade by Julia Quinn



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tasty Trucks for CTC#117 Sale-a-bration Pgs 12-15


Welcome to another Sunday Night Blog Hop for CASEing the Catty where we are CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue this week.


We are highlighting pages 12 - 15, and this includes the totally cool Tasty Trucks stamp set!!  It has so many different options - cup cakes, ice creams, hot dogs, tacos, pancakes, flags and burgers.  Total yumminess overload!!  

I've chosen to CASE the above piccy featuring the 3 yummy trucks, and this week has been a week for the double z fold for me, and so, my card is a combination of both!!

I've coloured and cut out my little trucks so they look a little like they are driving along the road, past the lovely trees and brick wall.  I added in some cute flags as per the original card and coloured them.



This is a fun card to celebrate almost any occasion!!


It's time now for you to hop along to the great project from Rachel who has created the sweetest card!!


And we love for you to join in the fun - just click on our link here to head on over to the facebook challenge group.


And for the complete list of the design team and their projects, you can click on the link to our CASEing the Catty Blog.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Colour INKspiration #4 - Dragonfly Dreams


Welcome back to another awesome hop with Colour INKspiration!

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Check out these dynamic colours!!  
Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Crushed Curry.


Now,
(confession time... shhhhh... my school uniform {a looong time ago teeheee} was purple and gold, sooooo, you probably know where I'm going here..... these colours are NOT my favourites!!)
But,
look what I've created!!


It's so pretty!!  Just goes to show you that dragonflies can cure just about ANYTHING!!  
Side note:  It must be the season now because dragonflies are around at the moment all about our garden - how blessed are we!!


This card features a double Z fold using some vellum for the greeting layer, and we'll be creating this card in an upcoming class!!

Now it's time for you to hop along to the totally beautiful project by Jacque Williams


And we really look forward to seeing your awesome creations too!!
Just jump into the challenge group at our Facebook group - you can use this link to get there!!



Sunday, February 19, 2017

Inspiring Succulents CTC#116


Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop!
This week we are CASEING the Occasions Catalogue - pages 20 - 31 which is the Succulent Garden Suite.

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See that GORGEOUS clock there on the right of the photo?  
That's my inspiration this week!!


You can see that the colours are the same as the stimulus photo, but the stamps and images are different.


And, to reflect that beautiful clock, I've stamped a round image using the Delicate Details Sale-a-bration stamp.  I've done this by gently curving the lace image and stamping it 8 times to create a large circle.


Because I don't own the Succulent Garden Suite (yet), I've improvised and adapted - using the large floral image from So In Love which is featured in the Occasions Catalogue, and the Flower Flair framelits for the die cut shapes,  A few extra leafy images from Flower Patch complete the embellishment cluster.


The designers for the catalogue image have created a rainbow of colours (inspired by the Succulent Garden DSP).  I think this is such a lovely arrangement and I have continued the same theme in my project.


My page title comes from Flower Patch and the so so useful Brushwork Alphabet stamp set - LOVE this set, and I use it to personalise SO MANY projects!!


Now it's time for you to continue your hop along through the great design team!  Up next is the talented Rachel and her beautiful Mediterannian Moments card.


Please join in the fun by adding your project to our facebook challenge page - you can use this link here.


And for the complete list of the design team and their project links, hop on over to our blog.


If you would like to see all the catalogues and supplies,click here to head on over to my online store and check out the catalogues or place your order so you can create your awesome projects too!! (Australian residents)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fun with Saleabration for SUO Challenge #168



What has been your favourite product from our awesome offering during Saleabration this year?

I have to admit that I really have lots of favourites, but, this gorgeous Inside the Lines DSP is certainly so versatile and useful!!

For our challenge over at SUO (Stampin' Up! Only Challenges) we are sharing some wonderful Saleabration fun with you!!

I'm on the team at SUO!

I've decided to colour some of the floral elements in my DSP using the glorious gold Wink of Stella brush - which was super easy to do - but WOW, does it pack an impact!!!


This has been paired with some sparkly gold shimmer paper, and gold thin ribbon to give it the full gold experience!!  The greeting has been cut using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits, and mounted onto the marvellous Stitched Shapes framelits, and a scallop circle from the Layering Circles framelits.

What do you think of all that gold - isn't it stupendous!!

Now be sure to head on over to our challenge and enter in your wonderful Saleabration fun creations - we look forward to seeing your lovely projects as you join in the fun!!



If you would like to see all the catalogues and supplies,click here to head on over to my online store and check out the catalogues or place your order so you can create your awesome projects too!! (Australian residents)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

So Very Much CTC#115 - Saleabration Love


Hello and Welcome to another fun and inspiring Sunday Night Blog Hop!

This week, we are featuring our stupendous Saleabration Catalogue, and in particular, we are CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) from pages 8 - 11.
And I've been inspired by the projects on page 8 AND 9, and my creation is a mish mash of several elements of these projects.


First:  I wanted to use So Very Much - that gorgeous big thank you in particular....
Second:  I wanted to dabble with the Delicate Details stamp with the lace trims,
Third:  I really love this gorgeous card that features the lovely lace framework on the right below.
So that's where I started,
BUT,
the 'thank you' image is way way too big for this lovely layout and then the
 lace trim frame was  NOT successful
AND
When I put it together, it covered ALL of the gorgeous Falling in Love DSP 
- so that  was not going to work .....
(my piece of DSP is now waiting for another project).

So back I went to the page 8 images and used the quick and easy card on the right as my starting point -
and my compromise was to use the lacy bits on the side, and just frame the thank you.
It looked a bit plain, so I added some texture with the Hexagon dynamic embossing folder and a little wrapping of the Saleabration gold Metallic Ribbon



What do you think?
After all that evolution of creation, I'm rather happy with the final result 
- but that could be the result of lots of angst and trial and effort, and I was just totally happy to have a card at the end of the journey!!!
(smile teehee)



Now, you get to see the oh-so-beautiful card created by Mel - just click on the 'next' button to see the awesome work of the design team as you jump, hop and skip around our blog hop.!!

We'd love to see your awesome CASE of the Saleabration Catty too, and your take on the great projects featured on pages 8-11.  Join in the fun using our facebook link challenge group.  Every week, there are some truly fabulous projects - it's wonderful to check them all out to be inspired over and over again!!


For the complete list of the design team and their posts this week, head on over to our blog headquarters.  
See you next week!  

If you would like to see all the catalogues and supplies,click here to head on over to my online store and check out the catalogues or place your order so you can create your awesome projects too!! (Australian residents)




Thursday, February 09, 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Designer Tee Stamp Set



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High Tide for Colour INKspiration $003


Hello and Welcome to our 3rd Colour Inkspiration challenge!!
This time, we have this beautiful seascape full of divine colours!!

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The colours are:  Marina Mist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Soft Sky.

And I've taken my inspiration from that teeny little tile in the very middle.


I used the simple images from HighTide - birds flying and some spinifex grasses.  I used a little peekaboo peach to sponge around the central panel, and the soft sky to sponge the larger panel.  There is no greeting as I wanted this card to be very simple and quiet - like the scenery in the centre - created by tearing a strip of peekaboo peach on top of a couple of hand cut strips of marina mist and soft sky.


The final embellishment is a couple of soft sky enamel shapes in the corner.
What do you think?  This card reminds me SO MUCH of our favourite camping spot on the beach - so serene and special.


It's time now for you to hop along to the lovely Elizabeth and her gorgeous project.

And remember to jump on board with our facebook challenge group and join in the fun!!  Make sure you use all the colours in your project and add your photo in the gallery.  We look forward to seeing you there!!



If you would like to see all the catalogues and supplies for these projects,click here to head on over to my online store and check out the catalogues or place your order so you can create your awesome projects too!! (Australian residents)

I want to Celebrate my Birthday with you too!!




I reached an awesome milestone earlier this week!!  50!  eeek!
I've received so so so many beautiful and awesome cards and wishes and SO MUCH love

THANKYOU EVERYONE 
for all your gorgeous thoughts and love. 
 It's been truly marvellous and joyful and very uplifting!!

So,
because I've been so very blessed, I want to play it forward.

To celebrate my birthday month of FEBRUARY,
Anyone who places an order 
of $50 or more with me or through my online store,
will receive a gift from me 
of these totally gorgeous Lace Doilies - 
and believe me, they are just BEAUTIFUL!!


So,
jump onto my online store HERE 
or email me HERE
to spend your $50 and receive your free gift from me.  

Of course, if you place an order of $90 or more,
you will ALSO receive 
a FREE gift from the Sale-a-bration lineup
WOOHOO!!
(As well as your lace doilies from me!)

I hope to hear from you very soon!


If you would like to see all the catalogues and supplies for these projects,click here to head on over to my online store and check out the catalogues or place your order so you can create your awesome projects too!! (Australian residents)

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Cardmaking Smorgasboard.


I thought you'd like to see this line-up of cards we created at my last class.


The class was a Smorgasboard, with these 8 projects available to create.


Class participants could choose to create 1 of each of the cards or combinations of their favourites.


The ladies had a lovely time!


And I tried to make the selection a combination of feminine, masculine, and upcoming events.


And we were able to play with lots of awesome new goodies!!


So if you're keen to come to one of my classes, be sure to let me know!


Or you can gather a group of your friends, and I can create some projects just for you!!


If you would like to see all the catalogues and supplies,click here to head on over to my online store and check out the catalogues or place your order so you can create your awesome projects too!! (Australian residents)

Whole Lot of Lovely for Love & Sympathy Chapter - CTC142

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop!!  We at CASEing the Catty love to inspire you and challenge you to share ideas by using...