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Father's Day Blog Hop

Hi there

~AWH_Blog_HopToday I'm participating with some of the ladies from the 'Art with Heart' Stampin' Up! team to present some fabulous Father's Day ideas to inspire you. We also have our brand new 2015 Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September, with some amazing Christmas inspiration for you. Be sure to contact me to request a catalogue today! 

You may have come from Claire's blog, but if not, you can start here and then follow the trail to the next blog by clicking on the button at the bottom of this post.

I have a pretty limited set of male oriented stamp sets, so I am using my current 'go to' set for male cards, 'Wetlands'.  This would suit a nature oriented guy perfectly. I have combined all of the images on a sponged background for my card. I couldn't decide where/if to put a greeting on the front, so I ended up leaving it off. I have stamped and coloured a second goose and popped it up on the stamped image. The main panel is also popped up on the Cherry Cobbler base card.

  Stampin Up 'Wetlands' Sponged Background. Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have done a bit more sponging on the inside with the little sand pipers. As my Dad passed away many years ago, I have used a more generic greeting here, but you can add whatever sentiment is appropriate. 

Stampin Up 'Wetlands'. Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Wetlands
Card stock & Papers     Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Tools     Sponge daubers, White Gel pen, Aqua Painter, Stampamajig, Dimensionals.

Now it is time to hop over to the blog of the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf, who is sure to have something inspiring to share with you.


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Genna Gifford
  3. Kate Morgan 
  4. Jenny Van Dijk
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Judy May - that's me!
  7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Kathryn Ruddick
  11. Kayleen McLean

Thanks for looking!

CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Everyday

Hi there

This week, the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are looking at the large 'Every Day' section of the Stamping' Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalogue on pages 73 - 110.  There is a heap of inspiration in this section and so many great cards to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).

You may have come from Julia's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can continue with the blog hop by using the button at the bottom of the post.

I'm currently in Western Australia staying with a lovely friend in the country for a few days. I bought a few supplies with me so we could do a bit of crafting and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to participate in this week's blog hop. I decided to CASE the card at the bottom of page 74 and mine is a very CAS version.

Stamping Up Wild About Flowers. Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've taken this photo on a cute little table on her patio and you can see 'Millie' the lamb photo bombing in the background. I've made my label smaller to match the image and added the pretty floral DSP at the bottom. The paper piercing frames the label and I've added some pearl accents on the flowers. I keep thinking that it needs a touch of something else on it, but can't decide. What do you think?

Project Details
Stamps Wild About Flowers
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Brights DSP Backgrounds Stac
 Ink Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, Crumb Cake Stitched Satin ribbon (cut in half), In Colour Blossom Accents
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Piercing Kit, Updated Essentials piercing template, Dimensionals, Glue dots

 Now it's time to hop over to Alison's blog, so click on the button below.


As always, you can see the full list of participants in today's blog hop and join in by linking up your creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.

Thanks for visiting today!

'Lots of Joy' with Diorama Leftovers

 Hi there

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this Christmas Diorama card and said that my next challenge was to use up the Rich Razzleberry and Gold Glimmer Deco Labels die cuts that were a by product of making this card.

Stamping Up 'Every Blessing' Diorama. Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

We made the Diorama in class last week as well as this next card that uses up some of the leftover die cuts. You actually get 3 die cuts left over from the Diorama as the Gold Glimmer is adhered to Rich Razzleberry card stock (except in the centre - we add glue around the edges of the framelit so they stay separate).  We cut the Gold Glimmer die cut again with the next smallest Deco Label framelit to create a gold frame. This leaves another set of smaller Deco Labels to use on a third card. (I didn't have time to make them into a card before I left on my trip).

The lovely greeting from 'Lots of Joy' was stamped on Whisper White and then die cut with the Deco Labels framelits (with the greeting slightly to the right, so the tree fits) and popped into the gold frame. This is a great way to make the most of your Gold Glimmer paper.


Stamping Up 'Lots of Joy'. Judy May, Just Judy Designs 


I finished off the inside very simply with the cute 'postage' stamp from 'Lots of Joy' and a strip of Gold Glimmer paper at the base.




Project Details
Stamps Lots of Joy
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Brights DSP Stack, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer paper
 Ink Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Lucky Stars Embossing folder, Deco Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Tree punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 1" Square punch, Dimensionals


Thanks for looking!