Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tag Love Caseing The Catty #202



Hello and Welcome to our fun CASEING the CATTY Sunday Blog Hop and Challenge!



Our goal is to inspire you with a new take on the projects illustrated in our amazing catalogues!!  And then, we challenge you too - join in the fun with us as you Copy And Selectively Edit from the Stampin' Up! catalogues with us!!


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This week, we are all about the Holiday Tags in our Holiday Catalogue!


My inspiration comes from the front cover!!!  I didn't get very far into the catalogue did I!??  It was this glorious All is Bright DSP calling to me!!  I just looooooove the photographic images on the paper - they just make any simple card look so opulent and lush!!


I've converted the tag into a card front as I use a lot of cards at this time of year!  If ever there's a time for a cardmaker to share my cards, Christmas is it!!!!


My tag is a bit bigger than the tag on the front of the catalogue to cater for my stamp choice.  I've used the circle from Swirly Frames for my heat embossed background, and this is a bit bigger than the one illustrated on the catalogue which uses Making Christmas Bright. 
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 My greeting comes from the new stamp set available to you in November - Snow is Glistening - I love the sentiment and the font on this one and I can see it getting lots of use!!


My first card (above) features some white bakers twine to hang my 'bauble', but then I tried with the gold cord which I really love.  Which is your favourite?


The little rounded edges on the greeting were punched with the edge of the Christmas Traditions punch which comes in a gorgeous tin with coordinating stamp set - this has been a super useful stamp set for all my classes with Nursing Homes!!!

Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Now it's time for you to be inspired again by Monique's tag!!


When you've done all your hopping across this amazing team, grab your catalogue and get CASEING as you check out all the amazing tags that are featured!!    I counted about 55 tags with a quick flick through the Holiday Catalogue!!  That's amazing!!  So many options to inspire you to join in the challenge with us.


Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x







Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Pretty Colour Love CI#44



Hello and Welcome to a very pretty Colour challenge with Colour INKspiration #44.
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Our colours this time are:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz.


My first card that I've created using these colours is using a new stamp set available to you in November called Snow is Glistening.  I just wanted to use my new stamp set, sooooo I've created a VERY non-traditional Christmas Card - fitting the colours into my project!!!  


This is such a pretty tree!! Even though we don't do snowflakes here in sunny Queensland, and our Christmas is usually very sultry and hot, I do love this super adorable snowflake Christmas Tree!!


My second card is totally inspired by my daily drive to school and work.  At the moment in our town there are Jacaranda trees in full flower, and they are just stunning!  When I was pondering what to create with these colours, this is what I instantly thought of - the marvellous trees everywhere around us.   I've used the lovely Rooted In Nature stamp set and coordinating framelits for this card.


I sincerely hope you find some wonderful inspiration with these colours - you'll be inspired many times over as you hop through the team!!  




Up next is Denita and her totally adorable set of Teddy Bear cards.



And please join in the fun of our challenge by adding your photo to our lineup on our facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x









Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thanksgiving theme for SUO Challenges




Hello and Welcome to our fabulous challenge for SUO Challenges using Stampin' Up! Only products.  The challenge this time is a Thanksgiving theme!!  You can see the amazing and beautiful projects from the design team if you head to our blog.  You'll also see the gorgeous winners from our last challenge celebrating the new Holiday Catalogue - thank you to all the fabulous entries - so many gifted and talented crafters!!



For the Thanksgiving challenge I've created a decor frame using some totally divine Joyous Noel DSP which has some glorious Copper Foil on EVERY piece of DSP!! 



I've used the wonderful Country Home stamp set embossed with Copper and added a couple of Copper shimmery die cuts for the edges.  

You can see the pattern for the frame here
 My measurements were in 3/4 " increments on a 12" x 12" sheet of DSP. 



I hope you go and see all the amazing projects from the team, and I hope you join in the fun too!!


Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x






Monday, October 22, 2018

24 hours to CELEBRATE!!!


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We have a Birthday Sale on FOR TODAY ONLY!!!!  Check out the great specials on our stunning high quality stamp selection!!

STAMP SET
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CLEAR MOUNT/
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$25.50
WOOD MOUNT
Another Wonderful Year21$45.90$62.05
Vertical Greetings31$28.05$39.95
Best Bunny36$23.80
One For All37$32.30$44.20
Bubbles & Bubbly43$48.05$39.95
You've Got Style43$26.35$36.55
In Every Season46$34.00$45.90
En Route53$31.45$42.50
Friendly Expressions54$28.05$39.95
One Wild Ride55$31.45$42.50
Peaceful Place59$32.30$44.20
Apron of Love61$31.45$37.40
Birthday Backgrounds71$37.40$26.35
Birthday Banners73$25.50
Blow Out the Candles77$22.10
Cake Soiree78$51.85$69.70
Sweet Baby89$34.00 $45.90
Labels to Love103$31.45$42.50
Beautiful Promenade107$31.45
Kindness & compassion108$29.75$41.65
A Big Thank You122$25.50
Bee Thankful125$20.40$26.35
Floral Frames135$31.45$42.50
Swirly Frames137$31.45
Mediterranean Moments147$29.75$41.65
All the Good Things151$28.05$39.95
Seize the Day157$29.75$34.00
Sweet Storybook160$31.45
Better With You169$28.05$39.95
Pick A Pennant173$31.45

The quickest and best way for you to grab a bargain is to head to my online store and browse in the comfort of your home while you look at the amazing stamp sets!!  Visit my website here at:  www.handmadebyjuliaquinn.stampinup.net

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Cover Inspiration CTC#201




Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY.



We have some amazing projects to inspire you and to challenge you to look at our Stampin' Up! catalogues and use them to create some fabulous projects as we Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit from the great projects illustrated. 

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This week, we are sharing projects inspired by the front and back cover of our Holiday Catalogue.  My project has been inspired by the lovely tree card on the back page and more specifically, the amazing Festive Farmhouse DSP.


I've copied the same flag detail at the base of my first piece of DSP, and then used the greeting panel to inspire my card too.  


I've coloured the back of a pearlised doily to create the lovely scallops.


There are so many wonderful designs of this DSP, that I really had to make more cards!!


To keep my cards really quick and simple I've used the awesome Gold Foil and Silver Foil edged cards and envelopes - they really create a gorgeous finish to the cards!!


The stamp set featured is the fabulous Punch and stamp Tin Kit of Christmas Traditions.  



Up next is the amazing Rachel and her Cover project!!




We'd love to see your projects for our challenge on the facebook page - just add your photo!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x








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