Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines for Saleabration



Saleabration is almost over (sigh), but I've had a total blast playing with Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper for the last 3 months.

So, as we are nearing the end of the Saleabration fun, here a a few of my creations.


This paper can be coloured in many ways - I've used the lovely new watercolour pencils and an aquapainter....

I've usd markers......


I've used the Gold Wink of Stella brush.......


I've sponged all over the paper for some colourful fun.....



And I've even left it plain (as per the card on the top left).

It's really lovely to look back at all these great projects and I hope you've enjoyed it too.....



Happy Stamping! Julia 


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Celebrating April with Stampin' Up! Easter Message for SUO#171



Welcome to our Stampin' Up! Only Challenge!
We are celebrating April this time - so I've chosen to celebrate Easter.


These beautiful lily's are featured in Easter Message. 
I've watercoloured them on watercolour paper.  I also stamped 2 extra flower heads and coloured, cut them and added them to the bunch for extra interest. 

 This beautiful design was inspired by a gorgeous project in our demonstrator magazine - I love the inspiration and ideas featured in this magazine, and I really look forward to reading it from cover to cover when it arrives.  It's one of the many many wonderful ways Stampin' Up! supports demonstrators so we are able to support you as customers and team members. 
 We are blessed indeed to be part of this company.

I'm on the team at SUO!

Now it's time for you to add your fabulous creation to our challenge board - you can use this link to get you there, and we love to see you join in the fun!

Happy Stamping! Julia 


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Make a Medallion meets watercolouring at CTC#121 Sale-a-bration




Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hopping with the last of our Sale-a-bration offerings for you!  At CASEing the Catty we hope to inspire you and encourage your creativity by CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) our fabulous Stampin' Up! Catalogues.


This week, I've been inspired by the new Sale-a-bration leaflet - and this sunset colour card.  Instead of the Reverse Words stamp set featured, I've used the Make a Medallion stamp set along with the gorgeous Flourish thinlits.



Those cute words come from Crazy About You stamp set and the coordinating Hello You thinlits.


I've used the thinlits for the white greeting - and almost achieved the same effect as the greeting on the original card.  My watercolour wash features Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight.


All the other elements are almost identical - it's amazing how much cardmaking and scrapbooking are the same process!!



I'm pretty happy with another page being completed, and I hope you've been inspired too!!




Now it's time for you to continue your hop along to see Kathryn's cute trucks!!


For the complete list of the design team, head over to our blog for links.


And when you've hopped through the whole team, add your great project featuring Sale-a-bration to our challenge facebook page - we LOVE to see your great projects!!



Happy Stamping! Julia 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Colour Inkspiration #6 Medallions



Hello and Welcome to our Colour Inkspiration Blog Hop!


Twice a month we inspire you to join our Colour Challenge with amazing images from pinterest using our fabulous Stampin' Up! colours.

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This week we are creating with:
Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Gold



My lovely lovely Sale-a-bration tin was calling to me for some embellishment, sooooooo I've used another AWESOME  Sale-a-bration stamp set: Make a Medallion to tart up the tin!!

The Medallions were stamped with Night of Navy first, and then the quiet Pool Party with some colouring of the medallion using the Gold Wink of Stella pen - which coordinates PERFECTLY with the tin!!  

I've used the Calypso Coral for the Large Letters framelits, but they look very very bright - this is because they are covered with some fine tip glue pen to make them shiny and glossy!!


I sincerely hope you've been inspired!  
(And maybe you can decorate your card tin too!)

Next up on the hop is the amazing work of Mel.


Please, join in the fun with our Colour Challenge.  You can find our facebook Challenge Page here and add your projects in too!!  We'd love to see how you create using these colours.
You don't need to have a blog - simply photograph your project and add it to our gallery.



See you next week!!

Happy Stamping! 

Julia 



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cool Treats meets Urban Underground CTC#120


Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop where we Case the Catty (Copy and Selectively Edit) to inspire you and share the joy of using our Catalogues as a springboard for your ideas.

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This week, we are in the Urban Underground chapter - pages 46 - 49


I've been inspired by this fun card on page 49.......
mainly because I received these gorgeous pieces of the Tasty Treats DSP at a Retreat Day, 
and I really wanted to show them off and have fun!!


I think this layout is just perfect for showing off lots of different designs of DSP.
I've used 3 different colours for the card base - but I think my favourite is the Watermelon Wonder - only 2 more months of this glorious colour - better get in quick to love and use it while I can!!
If you love it too, I'd advise getting some more cardstock now before stocks deplete very quickly  at the end of the Catalogue year.


I love the stamp set - Cool Treats, and the framelits - Frozen Treats just as much as the Tasty Treats paper - and they look just AMAZING together too!!
And as a bonus, you receive a 10% discount when you purchase the stamps and framelits as a bundle!



Now it's time for you to hop along and see Mel's gorgeous guy card.  There are some pretty special projects on our hop this week.




We love to have you join in the fun with us, and you can add your projects to our facebook Caseing the Catty Sunday Challenge group by clicking on the link.


For the complete list of the design team, head over to our blog.



Happy Stamping! 
Julia


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Things that fly for SUO#170


Welcome to our challenge for SUO - where we use Stampin' Up! Only products.
This time we are celebrating things that fly!!


This is one of our cards for class this week, and it features the Lift Me Up stamp set with those gorgeous flying balloons as well as the wonderfully coordinating DSP Carried Away.
This great greeting has been highlighted by using a Stitched Shapes framelit.


I must confess I have absolutely loved this DSP with it's bright fun colours and marvellous images - it's such a great FREEBIE because there are 12 sheets of 6 double sided designs all 12" x 12".  It's hard to believe we have only the next 2 1/2 weeks left of Sale-a-bration and then we won't be able to get it anymore.  (sad face)

Here are a couple of my other cards featuring this glorious paper:

And this is my favourite.....


I really hope you've been inspired by our flying projects, and that you will join in the fun!
Click here to add your project to our challenge wall.  We love to see your projects!!


I'm on the team at SUO!

Happy Stamping!
Julia









Sunday, March 12, 2017

Designer T-shirt CTC#119 Saleabration


Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop where we CASE the Catty (Copy and Selectively Edit), and then share with you, hoping you'll be inspired to join our challenge.!!

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This week we are CASEing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue - pages 16-19.


And I have been inspired by the gift box on page 18.


My card is an easel card - I love the idea for an easel card - they are so much fun to display!


The design team who create the cards for our catalogue always do an amazing job, and so my card is almost identical to the gift box.  
 I've added in some Emerald Envy behind the central panel, and for the anchor for the easel.  


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And now it's time for you to continue your hop to the awesome work of Jackie.

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Please feel welcome to join in our challenge - you can use this link to head to our facebook page and join in the fun!

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For the complete list of the design team, you can head over to our CASEing the CATTY blog and see the list of all projects.

See you next Sunday!!


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Colour Inkspiration #5


Welcome to another FANTASTIC blog hop with the Colour INKspiration team!!


This time, we are celebrating the colours of:
Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, and Sahara Sand
(with a neutral if needed).

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This week, I was asked to make a very special card for a very special lady
 - who just happens to love love love these glorious colours!!


I've paired Whisper White with our challenge colours this week.
Stamping has been done with Blushing Bride and Birthday Blossoms; 
and Delicate Details Sale-a-bration stamp with Sahara Sand at the top and bottom of the front panel.


The die cut embellishments come from the Flourish Thinlits and the So Detailed Thinlits.
Underneath those wonderful Large Numbers in the Blushing Bride glimmer paper is the lovely floral swag from the Floral Affection Embossing Folder.  I've used a Blushing Bride marker to colour a few of the flowers to highlight them.  


I sincerely hope you've been inspired by the awesome projects of the design team, and that you will join in the fun too.  If you click on the Next blog link you will continue on your hop and see the fabulous super cute Eater creation from Kathryn.


You can use the link below to head on over to our facebook page and add your photo of your project using these lovely colours!!



Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines for Saleabration

Saleabration is almost over (sigh), but I've had a total blast playing with Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper for the last ...