Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Colour INKspiration #14



Hello and Welcome to our Colour INKspiration challenge!!  Check out these colours this time!!

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They are:  Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Night of Navy - and what do you think?  I think they are gorgeous!


I've used the lovely Background Bits Hostess Set which is an awesome set for collage stamping (one of my favourite techniques). 

Background Bits Clear-Mount Stamp Set

 I've also used the lovely Pattern Party Decorative Masks and some stencilling with Smoky Slate to create the brickworks.  Over the top of the bricks I've stamped the script from the stamp set using Soft Sky.  The flowers and greeting are stamped in Rich Razzleberry.


The final touch is some Night of Navy gingham ribbon tied around the card, and then bunched with some Rich Razzleberry Stitched Edge ribbon and 5 strands of white bakers twine.  I've also added some Fine Tip Glue pen to the flower heads and dazzling diamonds glitter into the glue for some bling.  A couple of Night of Navy and Soft Sky enamel shape dots finish off the greeting.

The inside of the card is super sweet too!!


I often forget to do the inside of the card, but gee I love it when I do - the card looks awesome and so well finished  and really special!


Now it's time for you to hop along to see the great project from Jacque, and be sure to hop around and see everyone's awesome combinations of colour.  


And please join in the fun, by adding your project to our facebook challenge page!!






Sunday, July 23, 2017

Be Merry with Carols of Christmas CTC#138 Holidays


Hello and Welcome to another Sunday Night Blog Hop where we CASE the (totally inspiring!) Stampin' Up! Catalogue!!

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This week, we are sharing inspiration from the Holidays chapter - pages 112 - 125.


And again this week, I've been inspired by the landing page for this chapter and this gorgeous layout of the Be Merry Suite on page 112.  I've looked at all the cards on this page, and be inspired over and over!!


My other inspiration has been an exciting early release of a Christmas Stamp Set - Carols of Christmas.  This stamp set is being offered as an awesome bonus as part of our joining promotion this month.  Make sure you head to my website to find all the details!!
And NEXT month, you can purchase it EARLY as a bundle with the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits.  We get soooo many awesome perks being demonstrators, and one of them is that we can preorder these fun newbies !!


Sooooooo, after that long intro - here are my cards!!  This card is inspired by the oh-so-sweet card at the top right of the layout - it has 3 large stitched shapes ovals in a cute "snowy hills" arrangement!!


You might be able to see the yummy layer of dazzling diamonds snowy hills, and the sparkle in the sky  where I've again used the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper behind this fun starry sky (one of the cute framelits in the bundle).  There are quite a few of us on the team this week who have been inspired by this card - and who could blame us?  It's adorable!!


This darling card uses a sweet framelit to create a gorgeous card front - I've added some red glimmer paper behind for some serious bling!!  I was using the Merry Christmas card on the bottom left as my starting point, but then really wanted to add the floral corners - so it's similar but different!!  


I think I was having too much fun playing with new goodies, and got carried away - when I looked back at the Catty, I was surprised at the end result!!


My third card started out being inspired by the box on the top left - but it sort of turned out to have a life of its own!!!  (again)


These Sahara Sand stars are the remaining cut outs from the poinsettia card - waste not, want not.



And finally, I started to get "serious", so my last card is CASED from the cute reindeer card  - it almost looks quite similar (a bit).


The bottom line is that I had an awesome time playing with these new goodies, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the inspiration I find in the Catalogue every day, and when I have a mental block, I am ALWAYS finding a starting point when I CASE the CATTY!!  




So now it's time for you see the amazing inspiration and GORGEOUS autumn project from Jackie.   And KEEP on hopping - the projects from the team this week are so so spectacular!!!  


And please join in the fun!!  You can add your projects inspired by our Holiday Chapter by uploading your photos to our CASEING the CATTY facebook group!!


Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia    x




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday and Bundle of Love is NEW


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


This time, the challenge is to use something NEW!  And with our new Catalogue almost 2 months old it's the perfect excuse to try out some WONDERFUL new goodies!!  

My card features the FANTASTIC new Happy Birthday framelit which I love love love and I have used it frequently since it landed on my desk - we seem to have LOTS of birthdays to celebrate in June and July!!  My other NEW product is the GLORIOUS Bundle Of Love Designer Series Paper - It. Is. Divine!!  It has gold embossed patterns on one side, and the same pattern in Blushing Bride or Soft Sky on the other side - perfect for baby events, but also PERFECT for lots of Celebrations!!


This time I've paired the wonderful Bundle of Love DSP with Balloon Celebrations and the balloon punch and LOTS of GOLD - and what a delicious card!!  The top edge of the card is gold foil punched with the NEW Ticket Tear Border punch and I think it just adds to the celebration!!


I'm on the team at SUO!

Now it's time for you to break out your NEW Stampin' Up! goodies and join in the fun of our challenge.  We love to see your projects!!  You can add your link to our Challenge blog  by clicking on the above link.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping.
Love Julia    x


Sunday, July 16, 2017

A work of Art for CTC#137 - Artistic Expression



Hello and Welcome to our CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop where we share our creativity and inspire you to look at our Stampin' Up! Catalogues in a whole new way as we Copy And Share Everything.

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This week we are CASEing from the Artistic Expression chapter - a large and varied chapter!!
I've been inspired by this quick and simple project on page 150




 After being amazed by the beautiful work of Lou Kitzelman who created a gorgeous canvas,  I've upcycled a canvas we had rollicking around our place.


The layout is the same as the card in the catalogue - but on a much larger scale!!


To create the greeting I've used the wonderful Brushwork Alphabet and the Letters for You alphabet and coordinating framelits.  The background piece for the words comes from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  I sponged the canvas with Rose Red ink and then using my aquapainter smooshed the colour around to give it a watery look.  I've used the embossing paste and Pattern Party decorative masks on the canvas in the background, and for the zigzag element on the feature panel.


Here is what the canvas was looking like half way through the process!!  


Now it's time for you to hop along to be inspired by Sandra - one of our new design team members!!


When you've finished the blog hop, join in the fun by adding your project to our facebook challenge page!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x







Colour INKspiration #14

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