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CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - 'Home for Christmas'

Hi there

Welcome to our CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop this week, in our new time slot of Sunday evening 7pm, Australian Eastern Time. This week are looking at the 'Home for Christmas' section on pages 8 -21 of the Holiday Catalogue - probably my most favourite section.

You may have come from Rebecca's blog, but if not, you can start the journey here and follow the trail using the button at the bottom of this post.

There are so many great products and ideas in 'Home for Christmas' section and the cute little elf on the bottom of page 19 caught my eye. I have combined the water coloured image with the lovely contemporary colour combo of Real Red and Pool Party from the 'Home for Christmas' DSP.

  Stampin' Up! 'Christmas Cuties' and 'Woodland' TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs.

The 'Woodland' embossing folder provides a great background for this cute elf as he trips through the forest. I used an Early Espresso marker to highlight the Birch trees and a sponge dauber and Whisper White Craft ink to whiten up the trunks, masking them off to minimise the ink getting onto the rest of the background. This also takes the edge off the darkness of the marker (although it looks darker in the photo). I added some Dazzling Diamonds sparkle for the ground and some Silver Glimmer stars hanging from the trees.  

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Cuties
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Home for Christmas DSP, Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer paper, Watercolour paper
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Craft White. Elf Colours - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride
Accessories Silver Cording trim, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Woodland TIEF, Big Shot, Confetti Stars Border punch, Gel pen, Sponge dauber, Aquapainter, Early Espresso marker, Dimensionals

Now it's time to check out the inspiration over at Monique's blog, so click on the button below.


You can check out the full list of participants over at the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.

 Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Helen H

Fabulous, Judy, the elf is delightful & the treatment you have given to the sentiment banners & background is awesome. :)


This is so, so cute Judy. Love all your little background details as well as that cutie-pie little elf!

Monique Fielder

I love how your little elf is running through the snow in the forest! Great use of the embossing folder.

Julia Quinn

Fantastic card! I love the colouring and the sparkles too! The trees look amazing. What a great idea to highlight them the way you have!


I love your card and your little elf makes me happy!

Rebecca S

Love your card this week!! The woodlands background looks amazing with the accents and the sponging. And your colouring of the cute elf is just stunning!!

Rachel Palmieri

Such a joyful little elf, Judy, and the trees in the background are fabulous.


Oh Judy, Your little elf skipping through the woods is SO cute! Love the little stars in the trees too!.

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