Sunday, May 19, 2019

Retiring Punches for CTC#229

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge. 

Our Challenge is about CASEing the Catty.  To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit, and we love to inspire you with our Stampin' Up! catalogues as we CASE from the amazing variety of projects illustrated.  
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This week, we are CASEing our favourite retiring Punch.  We have only 2 more weeks left of our current Catalogue, so we're making the most of the remaining time to say a fond farewell and hurrah to our favourites!!

I actually didn't have too many of my punches retiring, but these 2 are a couple of my favourites - the Fox Builder Punch and the Banner Duet Punch.  I really love the quick way the Banner Duet Punch adds a little greeting to a project, and the Fox Builder Punch is just too adorable!!  

I've cased the card at the top left of the photo above from page 87 featuring the two cute little cats, and the card on the right in the photo below from page 56 with a fun way to use the banner punch.

And you may notice that I'm still on my quest to scrap lots of pages!!!

The Banner Punch element of my page is at the top left of the page and the little cats at the bottom.  

My photos feature a cut little puppy so I had to add an extra little critter using the Fox Builder Punch.  

The title of my page was inspired by tag arrangement for the banner card.  I've added a stamped background using the Hardwood stamp set - another absolute favourite that's retiring at the end of this month!!!  I've added some extra detail using the metallic brads and corrugated elements heart shape.  

This little heart dialogue box is sooo sweet, and says everything for a page  featuring our children!!

Up next is the lovely Peta who has also been inspired by the same punch as I have!!

Would you like to join in too?  Get creating a brand new project featuring your favourite retiring punch and add it to our facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Week,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hopping for Kelly's Birthday!! Yay!

Hello and Welcome to a super fun birthday blog hop to celebrate Kelly!!  

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In honour of Kelly's birthday I have CASED her fun fold!  She has the details and card measurements  for this card on her blog post here!!

I am also sharing my new favourite stamp set from my Stampin' Up! preorder for the new catalogue which goes live on the 4th of June.  It is a hostess stamp set called New Wonders, and it has 11 adorable stamps including 3 images of these super sweet little fairies.  

I've created a couple of these cards with varying hair colour - one of them is for my daughter's birthday coming up, and so after I'd created the little blond fairy, I had to make a brunette to coordinate with my darling girl!!

The images are coloured with watercolour pencils and then I've added the Clear Wink of Stella to make them sparkle.  And THEN, I decided it need MORE sparkle so I spritzed some Champagne Shimmer Mist (mixed with rubbing alcohol) all over the card -inside and out!!  

I've also featured 2 of our new incolours for the cardstock - Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  The stitched frame images have been mounted onto Gray Granite for a subtle finish.  

I hope you've enjoyed the blog so far!! Keep hopping all the way around and you'll see lots of amazingness and fun as we celebrate Kelly.

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Up next on the hop is Sheila!!

Thank you Kelly for having a birthday and Thankyou for inviting us to share it with you!!!
 It was the perfect reason to create another pretty card!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Some favourite stamp sets!! CTC#228

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEing the Catty.

To CASE means to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit which is what we do to share our inspiration for the great projects illustrated in our Stampin' Up! catalogues.  

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With our current catalogues retiring in just 3 weeks, we are CASEing some of our favourites.  This week the challenge is to CASE a favourite retiring Stamp Set.  There are many stamp sets from my stash that will be retiring at the end of this catalogue, and I've used 2 of them in my project today. 

As you might know, I'm on a scrapbooking journey at the moment, so my CASE has been used as a feature on my page.  

I've been inspired by the lovely white embossing onto the Wood Textures DSP that is featured in the card at the top of this picture on page 227 showing off the Hostess Stamp Set Pressed Flowers.  
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You can see (hopefully) my CASE of this card as the journaling feature on the bottom right of my page.  

I've continued this theme of white embossing on Early Espresso around the rest of my page too.  

These Early Espresso stitched rectangles are actually the left overs from the Scrapbooking page I featured last week on CASEing the Catty!!  (no waste here!!!)  You can see that page here.  

The title for my page comes from another of my favourite retiring stamp sets - Incredible Like You. This was just perfect for a page featuring our children. It is stamped onto one of the die cut shapes from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.   

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There are some great words in this stamp set that work just perfectly for scrapbooking!!

The background DSP for my pages comes from the Floral Romance DSP which makes the page quite full and busy, but hopefully the neutral tones of the wood textures DSP and the Early Espresso calm down the busyness a bit!!  Having 4 photos on a page is guaranteed to make a page full too!!  But all the photos were so gorgeous, I just HAD to  use them all!!

Up next on our awesome blog hop featuring retiring stamp sets is the lovely Rachel!!  You will love her project!!

We would really love to see your CASE of a favourite retiring stamp set too!!  Just add your project made this week to our facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Bright and Pretty Colour INKspiration #55

Hello and Welcome to our blog hop and challenge celebrating Colour!!

We find our inspiration from Pinterest.....

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and the colours this time are:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate.  The challenge is to use 3 or more colours.  

I've managed to squeeze in all of the colours, by using Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry to colour my floral spray from Very Vintage (hostess stamp set) using WaterColour Pencils.  The Grapefruit Grove was used to stamp the gorgeous little bees, and Smoky Slate was featured for my card base.  

My card has been inspired by Shannon Kissane and her fun card!!  Head to her blog to see details and measurements for this card.

The beauty of this card is that it folds flat for postage.  

Look at this glorious soft velvet Rich Razzleberry ribbon!  It feels so lovely to touch.

Up next for our fun hop with these gorgeous colours is  Rebecca and her sweet baby card.

We'd love you to join in the fun with us too!!  Create a project a project using 3 or more of these colours and add it to our facebook challenge page.

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Retiring Punches for CTC#229

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge.  Our Challenge is about CASEing the Catty.  To CASE is to Copy And Sha...