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Art with Heart Blog Hop - Colour Challenge


Hi there

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for October. This month we have a colour challenge for you.


I have to say that I found this set of colours more than a bit challenging. I nearly passed, but I pushed outside my comfort zone and managed to come up with a couple of cards. 

You may have come from the blog of the lovely Kathryn Ruddick, but if you are visiting me, you can join the trail using the button at the bottom on this post.

For the first card, I used the Hostess set 'A Whole Lot of Lovely', stamping the cute little solid floral image all over to create a background panel. 

  Stampin Up - 'A Whole Lot of Lovely' - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 I chose Watermelon Wonder for the base card and sentiment to bring it together. This is a very simple layout, but works well with the busy background.

Project Details
Stamps A Whole Lot of Lovely
Card stock & Papers     Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
 Ink Pink Pirouette, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder
Accessories White Organza Ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     2" Circle punch

For my second card, I have used the 'You've Got This' stamp set, water colouring the floral image in Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron and fussy cutting. I used a touch of Crumb Cake (as a neutral) in the centre of the flower as well.

Stampin Up You've Got This and One Big Meaning - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

  I think I prefer the second one, but I'm glad I gave it a go!

Project Details
Stamps You've Got This, One Big Meaning
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer 
 Ink Basic Black (Archival), Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake
Accessories Tea Lace Doily, Pearls, Basic Jewels
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelit Dies, Polka Dot TIEF, Big Shot, Owl Builder punch, Aqua-painter, Dimensionals

Now it's time to head over to the lovely Jenny van Dijk to check out her inspiration.


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. Ros Davidson
  3. Genna Gifford
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Judy May - that's  me!
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kate Morgan

Finally, have you heard about the GREAT opportunity to earn more as a hostess between 8th October and 9th November? Did you know you can use your hostess benefits to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit when you join Stampin' Up!? There's no better time to host a party or even a virtual party on Facebook. Contact me to find out more. You will love being part of our awesome Australia wide team. We are all about fun, friendship, inspiration and support.

Thanks for visiting!


CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Winter Wonderland

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Hi there

Well, another week has flown past and it is time for the CASE-ing the Catty Crew to give you some more great inspiration for your festive crafting. This week we are looking at the 'Winter Wonderland' section on pages 22-45 of the Holiday Catalogue.

You may have come from Tricia's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can join the trail using the button at the bottom of this post.

I have chosen to use the 'Winter Wonderland' suite of products that are displayed on pages 22-24 for my card today.  I have taken my inspiration from this photo on page 24. 

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I often find with specialty designer papers that I don't use as much as I should as I'm saving it for a special occasion (which often doesn't arrive, as I've moved on, lol). So, this is a great opportunity to cut into the very elegant 'Winter Wonderland' specialty paper. 

Instead of a treat bag, I have created a card, following the layout of the sample pretty closely. I have mixed up the centre panel a bit, as I wanted my greeting to stand out a little more. 'The perfect blend of simple elegance and a luxurious touch of gold' describes the Winter Wonderland suite and hopefully my card.

Stampin Up - 'Winter Wonderland' DSP, Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The gold foil makes a luxurious background and the Softly Falling embossing folder adds gorgeous texture.  I recommend that you go around the edges of the foil card with a gold marker if you have one. I use the retired gold Stampin' Dazzle marker to cover the white core and give a professional finish.


This photo shows the top part of the card close-up. I have used the gold striped washi to border the panel and the black crackle design in the centre. It makes a perfect background for the greeting, which has been gold embossed and die cut with the label from the Project Life framelits. I've added one of the wooden Snowflake Elements with a gold Cording Trim bow. Personally, I don't think rhinestones suit gold as well as they do silver.


 For the inside, I've finished it off with some of the gold striped washi and the lovely greeting from the 'Embellished Ornaments' stamp set, heat embossed in gold.

Project Details
Stamps  Wonderland, Embellished Ornaments
Card stock & Papers      Whisper White (thick), Basic Black, Gold foil, Winter Wonderland DSP
 Ink  Versamark
Accessories  Snowflake Elements, Gold Cording Trim, Winter Wonderland Washi Set
Tools      Banner Framelits, Project Life Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Gold Embossing powder, Heat gun, Glue dots, Dimensionals, Stampamajig

Now it's time to hop over to Emma's blog to see the inspiring project she has for you. 


You can see the full list of participants over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Gift Tags

Hi there

Welcome to our CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop this week when we are taking inspiration from the Holiday Catalogue  for gift tags. I love making gift tags as gifts for friends and if you approach it as a production line, it doesn't have to take too long to produce a set of lovely tags.  

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

The first set of tags I have made using the Delicate Ornaments framelits. You can see it used on Page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue. These are very quick to make for a set of elegant tags. I think the largest ornament is the perfect size for a tag and I have made these so that they open and you can put a message inside. 

Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments Gift Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows how they open and I have put a simple Christmas greeting inside. There is still plenty of room to write as well.


This is a closeup of one of the ornaments, showing the matching foil and glimmer paper. I have coloured the Iced Rhinestone with colour matched Copic markets for the gold and red tags.


Project Details
Stamps Petite Pairs
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White Thick; Gold, Silver and Red Foil; Gold, Silver & Red Glimmer Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Iced Rhinestones, Silver & Gold Cording Trim
Tools     Delicate Ornaments Framelits, Big Shot, Stampamajig, Tear and Tape, 


The next set was inspired by the tags on the bottom of page 8 of the catalogue.  The images on the 'Home for Christmas' are crying out to be fussy cut! 

Stampin' Up! 'Home for Christmas' DSP, Fussy Cut Gift Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


This time I have used the Circles Collection framelits, cutting a red and Very Vanilla in the larger size which are held together with the silver cord, to create an opening tag.  Of course, you can go with just the one layer as well.


To add some sparkle, I have used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the Pool Party circle - this is a quick way to create sparkle on any colour cardstock. Just press your die cut into the Versamark ink pad, sprinkle on the embossing powder and heat set as normal. This closeup shows it more clearly.


You need to use strong adhesive or dimensionals to stick your images and greeting to the embossed circle.

Project Details
Stamps Jolly Christmas, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Silver Cording Trim
Tools     Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Iridescent Ice Embossing powder, Heat gun, Word Window punch, Dimensionals. 

Now it is time to hop over to Monique's blog to see what inspiring projects she has for you.


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

Thanks for looking and enjoy your week!