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November 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 16

Hi there

Welcome to Week 16 and the final of Heart of Christmas for this year. I'm hosting the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team this week, so make sure you check out all of the links at the bottom of the post to see their inspiring Christmas creations.

I've got another simple but elegant card for you this week. As we get closer to Christmas, simple is good, right?  I really like the bauble design from the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series Paper, but I have found it difficult to use. So my mission this week, was to find a simple layout that lets it shine.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Night of Navy card base and then added a layer of Copper Foil that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  It adds lovely texture and interest to a simple layout. The centre panel is also Night of Navy with some of the bauble design paper at the top. I've heat embossed the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set at the bottom. I finished with the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive ribbon around the centre panel, tied in a bow at the front. The centre panel was popped up on the foil background.  In my haste to get it photographed I forgot to add the 3 Metallic Pearls that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blend Marker.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Copper Foil mat for the writing panel and some designer paper at the bottom.  In the top corner, I've used some of the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. These are fabulous for quick and easy embellishment.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Foil
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat Gun, Bronze Stampin' Write Marker.


Here are the links to other ladies participating in our final Heart of Christmas this year.

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

Michele Taylor

Andrea Sargent


Thanks for visiting today!

IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Peaceful Poppies Suite - Stamp Box Organiser'


Hi there

I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting. This month it's all about the New Year - getting organised, calendars, New Year events! We have 11 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Dorothee's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Bundle, Stamp Case Organiser - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My project this month is to help you get ready for the New Year and this useful organiser box would make a perfect Christmas or New Year gift for friends and colleagues. Keep it in your bag or great to have it handy in the glovebox of the car when you need to write a note or leave a message. Plus it includes storage for some handmade cards to have ready when you need them at short notice.

I've used products from the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Suite  from the upcoming  January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue for this project. You will be able to purchase these products from my Online Store from 3 January 2020. However if you want to get started now, you can use any coordinating designer paper and card stock for a great result.  My tutorial includes detailed instructions for decorating the outside of the box and creating the features on the inside, plus 3 card designs using the new Painted Poppies stamp set.

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, including multiple projects with mini calendars; a craft supplies organiser; New Year's party favours and cards. You won't be disappointed!

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the December 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Pia's Blog to see her lovely New Years projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Kids & Babies Section

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Shannon's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're taking a break from the Holiday Catalogue and CASE-ing the Kids & Babbies Section of the Annual Catalogue.


 There are lots of cute samples in the Kids & Babies Section of the Annual Catalogue.


I've taken my inspiration from the sample above, although  it may not look too much like it, lol. I've turned it from a portrait to a landscape card.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Today, I've used the brand new Painted Poppies stamp set from the upcoming January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue (previously called the Occasions Catalogue). I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and added a layer of Sahara Sand card stock that has been dry embossed with the Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Whisper White to leave a narrow border. I added a zigzag of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon under my embellishment.


I enjoyed colouring the lovely floral images from the new Painted Poppies stamp set, using Roccoco Rose and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends markers for the flowers and Granny Apple Green Blends for the leaves. There are coordinating dies to crop the flowers and smaller leaf, although I decided to fussy cut them on the line. The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Rich Razzleberry card stock and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I layered up all the elements onto a Nested Stitched Rectangle Die that I dry embossed first with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I  inished with some Frosted/Clear Epoxy Droplets and a tiny Silver Glimmer butterfly on the edge of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Sahara Sand mat for my writing panel and I've partially stamped some sweet flowers along the bottom. Another stamp from the Painted Poppies set is a row of poppies, but I've just used the top inch or so of the stamp to create the border. I've coloured the flowers with Light Roccoco Rose and added a dash of Light Rich Razzleberry to the centres. The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.


Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White,Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Silver Edged Metallic ribbon, Frosted/Clear Epoxy Dots
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Roccoco Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Granny Apple Green), White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

If you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!