Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Green and Gold Patriotic Colours


Hello and Welcome to our Challenge for SUO - Stampin' Up! Only Challenges!!

I'm on the team at SUO!

This time we are being challenged to use some Patriotic Colours!!  

Well, I have to say this was a bit of a challenge for me - I'm not really into sports very much (definitely a crafty gal!!) and I know there's a hotly contested footy competition between states due this week, but my care factor is very small.  
However, I do know that Australia is definitely a country of Green and Gold - very similar to our beautiful floral emblem of the Golden Wattle.


My card is inspired, therefore, by our gorgeous fauna - and I've used some wonderful greens and gold.  Green - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide & Gold - Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.


I've also added some EXTRA gold with the Metallic Enamel Dots and some Gold Metallic Thread.

Stamp Sets - Lovely Friends and coordinating Lovely Laurel framelits (for the flowers and leaves)
and Wood Words for the greeting which has been framed with an oval Stitched Shapes framelit. 
 I've also used the glorious ombre Lemon Lime Twist ribbon tied over the embossing paste in the background.  

Now, I hope you've been totally inspired and that you join in the fun with our challenge to use Patriotic Colours!!!  Simply add your project to the gallery on our blog page - and you can use the link above to get there!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!
Love Julia    x


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Love and Sympathy CTC#133


Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop - CASEing the Catty and inspiring you along the way!!

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This week we are sharing our inspiration from the Love and Sympathy Chapter of the Catalogue - pages 86 -101.


My inspiration has come from this gorgeous scrap layout on page 88.


And my page is very very similar - only changed to Soft Sky tone on tone with some black highlights.


I've used the Happy Birthday thinlits instead of the "lovely" for my greeting.


Supplies:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Letter for You stamp sets; Blooming Heart framelits, Large Letters framelits; Happy Birthday thinlits; Classic Label Punch; Pick a Pattern Washi Tape; Black Bakers Twine; and Metallic Enamel Dots.


Now its' time for you to hop along to see Kelly's awesome dragonfly card!!


And please join in the fun by adding your project to our facebook challenge page!!  We love to see your awesome projects!!


Happy Stamping,
Love Julia.  x




www.handmadebyjuliaquinn.stampinup.net

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Colour INKspiration #11 Vintage colours



Hello and Welcome to our Colour INKspiration blog hop!

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This week we are using some gorgeous colours that to me say vintage!!
They are:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Soft Suede.


So, I was super keen to explore some 'new' goodies from our NEW Annual Catalogue, and I've incorporated them into my card.  They are:  Embossing Paste and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks; Very Vanilla thick bakers twine; Glitter Enamel Dots; and this lovely new stamp set - Floral Sentiments.


I coloured the embossing paste with a drop of Soft Suede reinker, and used the lovely lattice mask for my background.  The stamped image is stamped with Early Espresso, and I watercoloured the flowers using Marina Mist.  Because the ink is water based, I have some lovely bleeding from the Espresso ink into my Marina Mist flowers which I think is just gorgeous!!  I've finished off the flowers with a coordinating glitter enamel dot.  These dots are ombre shades so there are so many possibilities for colours - how great is that!!


Now it's time for you to hop along to the fabulous Bronwyn to see her gorgeous project!!


And to add your fabulousness to our challenge, head to our facebook page and join in the fun!!

Happy Stamping!
Love Julia.  x





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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASEING the CATTY #132



Hello and Welcome to another CASEING the CATTY Sunday blog hop!!

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Each Sunday evening we love to inspire you as we share our interpretations of the projects featured in our Stampin' Up! Catalogues - Copy And Selectively Editing - and showing you how easy it is to use the catalogue as a go-to-resource for your creative inspiration.

This week, we are CASEing the Birthday Chapter - pages 68 - 85.



And I've been inspired by this box right in the middle of page 76 - a page dedicated to the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Suite 


As you know, I love cardmaking.... AND I love to give cards as gifts so that others can enjoy giving handmade cards too - SO, I'm always looking for some lovely packaging ideas for a bunch of cards and envelopes to be given as a gift.

So, the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper IS JUST PERFECT for this purpose - it's super fun, super shiney, and a heavier weight that's perfect for creating boxes. It has 3 foil designs in 4 different colours - Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Tangerine Tango printed onto the heavyweight kraft cardstock  

I've made my box so that it has easy access to search for cards, hence no lid, and it's slimline to fit on your shelf easily.



The tag hanging from the gorgeous Pool Party Shimmer ribbon was created using the Starburst punch and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which has some lovely greetings, and sweet floral  and leafy images.   The box is wrapped with a vellum belly band. tied with the ribbon, and the tag tied to the bow using bakers twine.



The back story to my wonderful completed project is 4 failed attempts at my box!!! 


This box above was an earlier attempt - I forgot to make sure the box fitted the envelopes......  the cards were just perfect!!  


So, then I adjusted my measurements to allow for envelopes, and then it was too long and looked untidy and not closely fitting around the cards and envelopes (sigh).

My very first box (which did NOT make the photograph opportunity before it was binned) was a terrible mess!! It was a different design, and I really wanted to created a box using only 1 sheet of the 12" x 12" paper.

Ultimately the measurements are:
2 pieces of Cardstock  at 6" x 101/2" and scored at 2" on 3 sides.  The two pieces are joined to make one long piece measuring 6" x 19" which is joined together to form the box, and then the base pieces are joined for the bottom of the box.  

Now it's time for you to continue hopping around our Birthday Chapter with Judy.


And, please join in the fun with our facebook page challenge!!  Create your project inspired by the Birthday chapter of our Stampin' Up! Catalogue and add your project to our page!!  
We love to see your creations!!



Happy Stamping
Love Julia.




www.handmadebyjuliaquinn.stampinup.net

Friday, June 09, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous


Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn.


My new favourite is....... Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the coordinating framelit Happy Birthday thinlits die.


And it was the PERFECT set to use for my niece on her card!!


I've been inspired by the lovely sentiment on the gift box - love those roses framing the bright and cheery happy birthday.  I cut my words apart (easy to do) so I could add some fun numbers for the auspicious teenage birthday!!


Check out the amazing images in this stamp set - there are 32 stamps!!!!!

Happy stamping,
Julia.



Remember to get your registration in as soon as possible for our retreat day - places closing fast!!

 Please head over to my online store if you wish to see these products in more detail - and you can place your order anytime (if you're in Australia) while you're there (even if you're in your pyjamas!!)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Daisy Delight party projects


Look at these GORGEOUS cards we created at our Stampin' Up! party last weekend.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I totally LOVE all the different combinations made by each person when we have a party - we had so much fun, and everyone was super creatively inspired (even those who thought they weren't artistic, and had never stamped before!!!)  It was SO MUCH FUN!!


I totally LOVE sharing my love of Stampin' Up! with you - and the BEST way for me to do this is at a Stampin' Up! party!  And guess what?????  We have a perfect promotion for hostesses this June - more freebies for you and perfect timing with our new catalogue too!!




Happy Stamping,
Julia



Remember our Cardmaking retreat day - another way to share your time and creative energy with friends as we spend the day making cards!!  Places are filling fast!!



Green and Gold Patriotic Colours

Hello and Welcome to our Challenge for SUO - Stampin' Up! Only Challenges!! This time we are being challenged to use some P...