Thursday, March 22, 2018

Rose tags with Perennial Birthday and Springtime Foils

These super sweet tags were made a group of 80+ year old ladies at my local nursing home.  Aren't they gorgeous!!

I volunteer with these sweet ladies once a month, and we have the privilege of making lots of lovely projects for them to give to others.

These tags are going a a gift that will be given to residents on Mothers Day.  Not all the female residents are mothers, and so we chose the greeting carefully without any Happy Mothers Day in sight anywhere!!

I love what I do, and I love to share what I do with cardmaking and papercraft.  Over the last couple of years, these sweet little old ladies have really learnt so much and have so many new skills! 
 It's just so rewarding!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tutti Fruiti Colour Fun CTC#170

Hello and Welcome to another awesome and colourful Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY.  

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We love to Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit using the inspiration of our fabulous Stampin' Up! Catalogues.  

This week, we are CASEING The Tutti Fruiti Chapter from pages 28 - 35.

This week I have chosen to use my project as another reason to have a play with the Brusho inks, so I've CASED this great card on page 35, and you'll see another project inspired by this card on our hop so be sure to keep hopping through the whole design team - there is some fantastic inspiration for you!!

I've used the same idea of the Brusho wash in the background, and then I've used Basic Black to stamp my images from Epic Celebration (a really great Sale-a-bration stamp set for young people!!).

I've kept the greeting panel very similar using ribbon and sequin trim behind the central focus.

As my greeting is a different shape to the original, I've used the new scallop circle punches for our Occasions Catalogue to give a focus for the cool words.  

As it turns out, I've used quite a few Sale-a-bration products on these cards, because I've used the Tutti Fruiti Cards and envelopes for my card base - and matched up colours similar to the Brusho inks.  These cards also feature some of the Shimmer Ribbon Pack from our Sale-a-bration offerings.  

I think I might need to play more and practice, but these look very cool to me. 
 My favourite is the green one - but then I do like green!!

And please head to our Challenge page on facebook and add your cool projects inspired by the Tutti Fruiti chapter in our Catalogue.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Vintage Floral Love ColourINKspiration #29

Hello and Welcome to another amazing Colour INKspiration Challenge!!  
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Look at these glorious colours!!  They are:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.  I just love this photo!!

Once again, I've grabbed my favourite (at the moment) new stamp set - Blossoming Basket and did some colouring.

I've been using the Stampin' Blends lots in the last few weeks, hence the thrill in using this stamp set all the time.  However, there is no Blushing Bride blends, so.........

I used our Stampin' Write Markers with the same basic philosophy of using the Blends.  I coloured the whole image in one layer of colour, and then added subsequent layers to create light and shadow with multiple layers of colour for the darker sections of the image.  This is where the stunning shimmery white cardstock just works so well as it stood up to the multiple layers of colour superbly!  The base of the basket is coloured in Crumb Cake light and dark Stampin' Blends.  

Once, I had my baskets coloured - one with a handle and one without (did you notice?),  then I had to work out how to show them off on my card!! 
Funny how sometimes I create with the cardbase or paper first, and other times, it's all about the central image!!

 So, back I went to the photo, (did I tell you I just love that picture), and decided to go with the stunning vanilla dress imagery - pulled out my Petal Pair embossing folders and ran them through the Big Shot at the same time on my 10 x 14 piece of vanilla.  

The Burlap Ribbon and Very Vanilla Lace Trim bisect the card over the join of the two folders.  I've used this ribbon detail and the Crumb Cake sponged Delicate White Doily to anchor my basket of flowers.  The greeting comes from Perennial Birthday (what a brilliantly useful stamp set!!)  My final touch was a bit of Linen Thread and Vanilla solid bakers twine to tie a bow around the basket.

Everyone knows I'm a HUGE fan of neutrals, so I've just loved this colour combination and the glorious vintage floral image.  
I hope you do too!!

Next on the hop is the talented Tricia and her divine cake!!

And please use this link to head to our facebook challenge page and add your projects using these colours to our line up!!

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  X

Blossoming Basket Wood-Mount BundlePetal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders5/8 (1.6 Cm) Burlap RibbonVery Vanilla Solid Baker's TwineVery Vanilla 1/2 (1.3 Cm) Lace TrimLinen ThreadDelicate White DoiliesStampin' BlendsMarkers
Perennial Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Springtime Foils SUO#196

Hello and Welcome to SUO Challenges.

We love to challenge you with some great inspiration and using Stampin' Up! products only.

Our challenge this time is Spring Has Sprung!  And what could be more perfect than our lovely Springtime Foils DSP that are part of our Sale-a-bration offering until the end of March.  

I've chosen to colour the images on one of the sheets using my Stampin' Blends.  

The DSP is glossy and so the alcohol marker tends to sit on top rather than soak into the cardstock.  

But with the help of the MAGICAL Colour Lifter pen, I was able to achieve some gorgeous blending!!

You can see the build up of colour here.  I used the Light Rich Razzleberry first, then highlighted darker areas with my Dark Rich Razzleberry, and then blended the two together using the Colour Lifter.  

With the glorious foil outline, the finished image is just beautiful.  

I've added my blooms to the top of the Everyday Jars die cut jar.  The jar is cut from the Champagne Foil DSP (which has carried over from the Holiday Catalogue) and then embossed using the Sale-a-bration Basket Weave Embossing Folder which will also carry over after Sale-a-bration finishes at the end of March.  

I've also used another piece of the Springtime Foils DSP for the background piece - along with half a Delicate White Doily.  

I just love the greetings from Perennial Birthday, and they have been stamped using Fresh Fig ink to go with the Fresh Fig card base.  

I hope you've been inspired!! This is a great challenge topic - we have soooooooo many wonderful floral images for a Spring Has Spring theme!!  

So make sure to add your Spring project to our lineup - and make sure you check out the amazing projects from the design team too!!  Just click on the graphic to head to our blog!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Rose tags with Perennial Birthday and Springtime Foils

These super sweet tags were made a group of 80+ year old ladies at my local nursing home.  Aren't they gorgeous!! I voluntee...