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CASE-ing the Catty - Last Hurrah for the Holiday Catty!

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Hi there

Welcome to our final CASE-ing the Catty challenge for 2023. 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, 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 button at the bottom of the post. 


This week it is the last hurrah for the  2023 September-December Mini Catalogue, so we get to choose from any projects in the catty. 

I've chosen the project above from page 34 of the September-December Mini catalogue for my inspiration. A friend stamped some images from the Radiant Light stamp set for me and I'll finally get to use them.

I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and added one half of a Brushed Gold Card from the Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes pack. I trimmed the width to fit on a standard metric card, and I reduced the length of the card base to accommodate the panel.

Stampin' Up! Radiant Light with Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Two sets of the candles image were coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and then fussy cut and adhered to the card base slightly offset for a more natural look. I've used Real Red for the candles to give it some pop and various shades of green for the foliage. The greeting banner was coloured in Daffodil Delight, fussy cut and popped up on Dimensionals. I finished with a trio of gold sequins.

Stampin' Up! Radiant Light with Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Basic White writing panel and in the bottom corner I've added a set of 2 candles that I fussy cut from centre of the image. This provides a nice selection of foliage surrounding the candles.

Stampin' Up! Radiant Light with Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a simple card to put together, if you are up for some fussy cutting!


Project Details
Stamps Radiant Light
Card stock & Papers Lost Lagoon, Basic White, Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Real Red, Lost Lagoon, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Shaded Spruce, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight)


We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2023 Sep-Dec Mini Catalogue, this week. 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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You can head over to Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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I'll be back for another year of  CASE-ing the Catty commencing 7 January 2024 with the brand new 2024 January - April Mini Catalogue. If you do not have an active Demonstrator in Australia, contact me and I'll pop a set of catalogues in the post.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - We're Cut Out to Be Friends!

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 inspiration for your crafting.

This month marks 5 years of my participation with the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle and it will be my final one.  In 2024 I will be focussing on in-person classes and also getting back into some patchwork with a new project ready to commence. I will write individual tutorials periodically when I get inspired by a product or something seasonal.

If you've come from looking at Jacqui's 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 Blog button in the list at the bottom of the post. 

This month our theme is We're Cut Out to be Friends and it's all about cutting - die cutting, fussy cutting, using punches as well as the trusty trimmer. We have 13 fabulous tutorials in our 57 page bundle with a wonderful range of Christmas crafting projects as well as all occasion projects such as the one I’ve created.


Recently, it was our Godson’s wedding, so I wanted to create a special wedding card for him and his Fiancé. I designed this classically elegant silver and white card and box envelope, as the flowers are very dimensional (although the photo doesn’t show this particularly well). The box is intended for hand presentation, and would need to be in another container to survive the postal system. The design would also work for engagement and anniversary occasions as well. It is an oversized card that would be perfect for group signing. The bundle also includes lots of lovely cards and gift card/packaging projects, for last minute Christmas ideas.You can see additional pics of my project by clicking on the link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the December 2023 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 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. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies. There is a fabulous joining offer during October - 35% off or 35% more! Get in touch and I'll tell you all about this great offer.

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.

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Thanks for visiting today!