AWH Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue

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Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!
 
If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a FREE item with every $90 you spend (before shipping) in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (contact me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31 March 2017.  
 
Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me about joining today.
 
You may have hopped to me from the blog of the lovely Tina Gillespie, but if you are visiting me, you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next blog. There is also a list of participants at the end in case there are any broken links.
 
Today I have 3 projects to share with you, using the 'Beautiful You' stamp set. This has been a very popular item from the Occasions Catalogue with it's great set of line images and sentiments for many occasions. It also lends itself to a number of techniques, so you get more ways to use it and love it! The first card is a great one to have in your stash and it would look fabulous in a range of bright colours. Black, white and red is definitely one of my favourites, though.
 
Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
I have stamped the lady in in Basic Black Archival ink and then used the brushstroke stamp over the top in Real Red. You can't get easier than that. The image was cropped with the largest oval from my favourite Stitched Shapes Framelits (now back in stock!) and matted on a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The greeting was stamped on thick Whisper White and then cropped with the banner framelit from the Cupcake Cutouts set. It has score marks to fold the tails for a lovely 3D effect. I finished with some bling and a cute heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes.  You  can see that I have also decorated the envelope with the heart topiary from the 'Vertical Greetings' stamp set (from the current Annual Catalogue) in the same colours for a coordinating finish.
 
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For the inside, I have added a strip of the (retired) Candy Cane Lane spotted washi at the bottom and the heart topiary image from the 'Vertical Greetings' stamp set. I used ink pads to colour the heart and pot and then a Stampin' Write marker for the stem.
 
Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Vertical Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Real Red
Accessories Brights Enamel Shapes, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Candy Cane Lane Washi (retired)
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts, Big Shot, Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker

The next card I have is a fancy fold called Double 'Z' Joy Fold. I love how special looks, but it is very easy to make.  I have used the image of the dancing lady on this one, which I have coloured with the new Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen. 

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Double Z Joy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base layer of the card is Melon Mambo and the top layer is thick Whisper White. I've added the small floral design from the Brights Designer Paper Stack to the inside of the base.  The coloured art piece has been adhered to a Basic Black mat with a trim from the Flourish Thinlits dies on the left edge.  You can see I've also stamped the envelope, using the floral cluster from the 'Birthday Blossoms' stamp set.

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Double Z Joy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the card open, where you can see the other two panels. The middle panel has the leaf die cut from the Flourish Thinlits and the black bird die cut from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits. For the end panel, I have used the brushstroke stamp (stamped off) as a background for the Live, Laugh, Love sentiment.

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Double Z Joy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The writing panel is on the reverse side of the base and I have used the floral cluster from the 'Birthday Blossoms' set on the corners with the greeting also coming from the same stamp set. I've used the Watercolour Pencils to shade the banner on the greeting and finished with another black bird in the corner. You can get a tutorial for this fancy fold card in my Tutorial Store here.

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Birthday Blossoms
Card stock & Papers     Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Brights DSP Stack    
 Ink Melon Mambo, Basic Black Archival
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Flourish Thinlits, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Big Shot, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pen

My final project uses the image of the lady with the umbrella and the paper piecing and reflection techniques. Paper piecing is a great option for any line images as an alternative to colouring. I suggest using paper with a small design for images of this size. I have used the Watercolour Pencils to add a little colour to the umbrella and the reflection. 

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Reflection & Paper Piecing Techniques - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Sweet Sugarplum stamped with the leaf from the Sale-a-bration stamp set 'Avant Garden'  in Versamark ink. The art piece has been matted onto Rich Razzleberry card stock with the vanilla Lace Trim on the edge. The greeting has been die cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits and finished with a tiny flower from the (retired) Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack. 

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For the inside, I've finished it with a strip of washi from the Playful Palette set and the flower from 'Avant Garden' stamped in Rich Razzleberry.   

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration)
Card stock & Papers     Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Versamark, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Lace Trim
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Watercolour Pencils, Aqua painter, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retired)

Now it's time to hop over to see what the lovely Kate Morgan has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so make sure you hop around to everyone and leave them some blog love.

1. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May    -----------------> You are here
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

 Thanks for visiting!

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AWH Blog Hop - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

AWH_Blog_Hop_GraphicHi there

Today, ladies from the 'Art with Heart' team are sharing some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you, with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags,  gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season.
 
You may have hopped to me from Catherine's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next blog. There is also a list of participants at the end in case there are any broken links.
 
I love creating for Christmas and this year I have really enjoyed using the 'Candy Cane Lane' suite of products. The colour combo of Real Red, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso is definitely one of my favourites and the cute  images from the coordinating 'Cookie-Cutter Christmas' stamp set are fun to use. Gift tags are a 'must have' at this time of year and you can never have too many - you can always use them next year. They also make a great pre-Christmas gift for friends who appreciate handmade with love. I was inspired by the fabulous Stampin' Up! project kit 'Tin of Tags' to make this 'Box of Tags' with the Candy Cane Lane suite of products.
 
I've decorated the top with the Candy Cane Lane DSP matted onto Real Red card stock. The centre piece is one of my new favourite Stitched Shapes framelits matted onto Real Red and topped with 'TAGS' cut from Red Glimmer paper. It is very sparkly in real life and matches the bow and buttons on the gingerbread girl. The finishing touch is the gorgeous Stitched Edge ribbon that is wrapped around the lid. 
 

Stampin' Up! - Box of Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Originally I was going to buy a box and decorate it, but then couldn't find the 'Goldilocks' size - not too big and not too small. I wanted the box to fit tags of different shapes, so I ended up making my own. It is sized at at 6" x 4" x 2" using Crumb Cake card stock for the base and lid. To make it really sturdy plus add colour and interest, I lined the box and lid with Real Red card stock.  You can see the lining and a sneak peak of the tags inside.

Stampin' Up! - Box of Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created the tags in a number of different styles, to give you a few different ideas, but all use the same products for a coordinated set. I had a heap of fun making them and you really are only limited by your imagination. I did want to keep them quick and easy though. First up is a quick make set created with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. You could just make a heap of these with different greetings, but I love the 'Go ahead, tear it open' from the 'Tin of Tags' stamp set.

Stampin' Up! - Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I then gave my Stitched Shapes framelits a work out with the next few sets.  I love the finishing detail it adds to your project. They should be back in stock on 5 December 2016, if you haven't purchased your set yet. This set uses the oh-so-cute bear stamp from 'Cookie-Cutter Christmas' stamp set and I gave them a Christmas touch with the Santa hat using the Jolly Hat Builder punch.

Stampin' Up! - Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The next set is a banner style and I've used the Banner Triple punch to flag the end of the card stock and candy designer paper. I kept the top of the tag straight for a sharper look. You can't really see in the photos, but all of the Santas have been trimmed with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for extra sparkle.

Stampin' Up! - Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes framelits for the next set, using the pair of greetings from the 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set with the Santa image. Santa is very quick to colour, using markers of your choice and then a glue pen on the white trim of his suit and a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds to add Christmas sparkle.

Stampin' Up! - Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This last set uses the Layering Ovals framelits with the Stitched Shapes framelits. I love how well they work together, both the plain and scalloped shapes.

Stampin' Up! - Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Now, if you think this is all too much effort for tags, then you can use the designs as toppers for quick-make cards. I've made a basic card using the small red design from the Candy Cane Lane designer paper at the top and bottom with the Cable Knit embossed Crumb Cake between.  I've attached one of the oval tags to it and voila! 

Stampin' Up! - Candy Cane Lane Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I added a strip of another design from the Candy Cane Lane designer paper and a coordinating strip of Gold Glimmer. 

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Finally, this is the pile of tags I made, but there is still plenty of room in the box for more!  I hope this gives you some ideas for your Christmas tags this year.

Stampin' Up! - Christmas Tags with Candy Cane Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

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Project Details
Stamps Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags, Greetings from Santa, Candy Cane Christmas, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Gold Glimmer, Red Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Baker's Twine Trio pack, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon, Crumb Cake Stitched Satin ribbon (retired), Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon, Burlap ribbon, Metallics Enamel Shapes, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Tools     Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Framlits (Circles, Squares, Ovals), Little Letters Framelits (retired), Cheerful Tags Framelits, Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Jolly Hat Builder punch, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Banner Triple punch, Classic Label punch, 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), 1/4" Circle punch (not SU), Dimensionals, Glue Pen, Copic Markers (R29, R20, E51,N5, C1)

 Now it's time to hop over to see what Rebecca has to inspire you. Click on the arrow below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so make sure you hop around to everyone and leave them some blog love.

  1. Rebecca Jacovou
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kathryn Ruddick
  4. Kate Morgan
  5. Rachel Palmieri
  6. Claire Daly
  7. Mary Kelly
  8. Monika O'Neill
  9. Tina Gillespie
  10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  11. Catherine Proctor
  12. Judy May   <-------------- You are here

 

Thanks for stopping by!


AWH Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

AWH_Blog_Hop_GraphicHi there

Today some of the ladies from the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit! This offer applies to the designs shown in the picture below.

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You may have come to my blog from the lovely Rachel Woollard. Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case there are any broken links.

Using designer series paper on your cards provides a lovely focus point and does much of the 'heavy lifting', so your layouts can be quite simple, but still pack a punch. I decided to try a technique that I haven't used before, to create my card. It looks a lot like parquetry to me, with strips of DSP laid out to create a simple geometric design. This is a great way to use many of the designs in the pack. There is no right or wrong way, just place the colours and designs so they look balanced and pleasing to the eye. I have used the 'Presents & Pinecones' DSP for my card, but this technique would work with almost any set of DSP if it has a number of small prints. 

Stampin' Up! Presents & Pinecones DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To maintain the focus on the DSP and layout, I have used the 'Noel' die cut in Gold Glimmer paper as the greeting. For the inside, I have used the Pine Bough embossing folder in the right hand corner and more of the DSP at the base with the Gold Glimmer trim to finish it off. 

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Here is a close up of the paper parquetry and the lovely sparkly greeting.

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Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Real Red, Gold Glimmer
 Ink None
Accessories None
Tools     Pine Bough Embossing folder, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Big Shot

 

My second project uses one of my 'go to' layouts for using designer series paper as the focal point of the card. It is clean and simple and it always looks great. Just pick out which colours in the DSP you will use as highlights and the rest is a matter of construction. This card uses the 'Candy Cane Lane' DSP with Early Espresso highlights.

Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane DSP & Cookie-Cutter Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I 've used Crumb Cake as the mat with some of the lovely spotty washi tape from the Candy Cane Lane set and a cute gingerbread man finishing it off.

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Here is a closeup of the lovely greeting with the 3 thread bow of Candy Cane Lane Baker's twine and the cute enamel heart.

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Project Details
Stamps Cookie-Cutter Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
 Ink Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories Candy Cane Lane Washi, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Brights Enamel Shapes
Tools     Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 Now it's time to hop over to see what the lovely Rachel Palmieri has to inspire you. Click on the arrow below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so make sure you hop around to everyone and leave them some blog love.

1. Judy May   <----------- You are here!
2. Rachel Palmieri
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Ros Davidson
5. Monika O'Neill
6. Kate Morgan 
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Claire Daly
10. Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for stopping by!


AWH Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue

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Today, girls from the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team  are sharing fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you, using products from our brand new Holiday Catalogue. The catalogue and all products are available NOW until 3rd January 2017. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

You may have come to my blog from the very talented Claire Daly. Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case there are any broken links.

There are so many fabulous products in the new Holiday catalogue it is hard to choose, but I've decided on 2 of the items that I just had to have on my preorder (one of the cool benefits of being a Demonstrator is that we get to order in advance!). I think that is a good indication that I really love them!

The first up is the gorgeous 'Star of Light' stamp set and the coordinating 'Starlight' Thinlits Dies. They are so many elements in this bundle to combine in different ways, you could make  your entire Christmas card list this year. I love lots of sparkle at Christmas, so you might need your sunglasses for this one. It is a pretty simple layout, but one that you could replicate quite quickly and in different colours and it doesn't need a huge amount of supplies.

I started with a thick Whisper White base card and added some strips of Silver Glimmer down the sides. The main panel of my card is cut from Dapper Denim card stock which is one of the new In Colours this year. I've heat embossed the gorgeous star swirl in silver. Until you see this close-up you can't appreciate how fine the detail is how and how beautifully it embosses. The finished star is popped up over the star swirl and the greeting, also from the 'Star of Light' stamp set, is silver embossed and sits on a Silver Glimmer banner. I've added some smaller stars in silver glimmer and a sprinkle of rhinestones to finish. The Dapper Denim panel has then been popped up on the white card base. I love the finished result, but the photo doesn't really do it justice.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

For the inside, I've stamped part of the star burst across the corner in Dapper Denim and added a Silver Glimmer star in the middle. A little Silver Glimmer trim at the bottom finishes it off. When you have all of your supplies out, it doesn't take long to decorate the inside and it gives a beautiful finish to your cards.

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Here is the design in 2 alternative colours, the first is Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the second alternative in Emerald Envy. Which is your favourite?

Stampin' Up! Star of Light - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Star of Light
Card stock & Papers     Whisper Whte, Dapper Denim, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Versarmark, Dapper Denim
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Starlight Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

 

For my second project, I have used the 'Greetings from Santa' stamp set and coordinating 'Detailed Santa' Thinlits Dies. I loved the look of the jolly Santa and and the array of elements in the stamp set that could be used together or separately.

I've started with a card-sized panel of Soft Sky card stock and then cut a panel slightly smaller in thick Whisper White from which I die cut the Santa. I positioned the Santa die cut and then stamped the 'Ho Ho Ho' in Versamark ink  and silver embossed it. The next bit was a little fiddly, cutting the elements for his hat, face, beard, eyes and glasses separately from small scraps. The end result is a mix of raised and indented elements that brings Santa alive. I've silver embossed the scroll and given it a little curve with the bone folder and popped it up next to the 'Naughty or Nice' greeting. This is one of my favourite Christmas colour combos and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Greetings from Santa & Detailed Santa Thinlit Die - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

I've kept the inside simple; adding some of the Candy Cane Lane striped washi tape and the card stocks strips to coordinate with the front. I dry embossed a little bit of the Pine Bough embossing folder in the top corner.

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Project Details
Stamps Greetings from Santa
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Sky, Real Red, Basic Black, Night of Navy, Rose Red, White Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride
Accessories Candy Cane Lane Washi
Tools     Detailed Santa Thinlits, Pine Bough EF, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Sponge Dauber, 1/8" punch, Stampamajig

 

Now it's time to hop over to see what the lovely Monika O'Neill has to inspire you. Click on the arrow below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so make sure you hop around to everyone and leave them some blog love.

1.    Kate Morgan
2.     Ros Davidson
3.     Tina Gillespie
4.     Kathryn Mangelsdorf
5.     Rachel Palmieri
6.     Rachel Woollard
7.     Claire Daly
8.     Judy May <-------------- you're here
9.     Monika O'Neill
10.   Rebecca Jacovou

Thanks for stopping by!


CASE-ing the CTC Crew

Hi there

It is the last of the CASE-ing the Catty for this year, but we will be back next year with inspiration from the wonderful new Occasions catalogue. You may have come from Helen's Blog, but if you are visiting me you can join the trail by using the button at the bottom of this post.

For something a little different, we are finishing up by CASE-ing a CASE from one of the CTC crew! I'm casing this card from the lovely Rachel Palmieri. I love the softly coloured nutcracker image and the Pool Party and Real Red colour combo Rachel has used. 

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I didn't end up purchasing the 'Sparkly Seasons' stamp  set although it got on the list a couple of times. I do like snow globes and it is quite a versatile set with the ballerina in addition to winter, Christmas and Halloween images. I might relent now it is in the amazing End of Year sale.  So, to my card.  I have improvised by creating my snow globe with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Circles Collection framelits; creating a night scene with the sparkly black glimmer paper in the background, Lost Lagoon in the middle and gorgeous Dazzling Diamonds in the foreground. I've finished it off with a wooden Snowflake element a little bow of silver cording trim.

Stampin' Up! Snow Globe with Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

  

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Lost Lagoon, Whisper White Thick, Black Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Silver Foil
 Ink Lost Lagoon
Accessories Snowflake Elements, Silver Cording trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Sleigh Ride Edgelits, Circle Collection Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Precision Plate, Dimensionals

Next up is the lovely Rachel, so I hope you continue on and visit all the CTC crew taking part today.

 

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As always, you can head over to the CASE-ing the Catty Blog and see the full list of today's participants.

 

Thanks for looking!


Art with Heart Blog Hop - Colour Challenge

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Thanks for looking and enjoy your week!


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.

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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!


CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

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It's Friday evening and the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are taking inspiration from the new Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalogue.

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

My favourite DSP from the Holiday Catalogue has to be 'Home for Christmas'. I love the combination of traditional Christmas colours mixed with more contempory colours along with the super cute images of a jolly Santa and deer. There are lots of opportunities to fussy cut images from this DSP as well.

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The card I'm sharing uses a traditional Christmas colour combo with the beautiful rich green design (I think it is mistletoe?) from 'Home with Christmas' providing the backdrop for my poinsettia flower. It does all the heavy lifting on this card

  Stampin' Up! 'Home for Christmas' DSP and Festive Flower Builder Punch. Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the new Festive Flower Builder punch to create the poinsettia flower. I didn't want to overwhelm the card, so I  used the smaller of the single petals for the first 2 layers and 4 sets of the double petals for the centre. The Gold Glimmer stamens add a little sparkle. I always start with a 1" circle to provide a base for the petals and use glue dots for a quick and mess-free build of the flower. I haven't popped up the layers, but it still has lots of dimension.

The greeting is from the lovely Hostess set 'Antique Tags', coloured with Stampin' Write markers direct to the rubber.

Project Details
Stamps Antique Tags
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Home for Christmas DSP, Gold Glimmer paper
 Ink Stampin Write markers (Mossy Meadow, Real Red)
Accessories Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes 1 1/4" Satin Ribbon, Gold flat back cabochons (not SU)
Tools     Banner Triple punch, Washi Label punch, Festive Flower Builder punch, 1" Circle punch, Glue dots

That's it from me, so click on the button below to head to the CASE-ing the Catty Blog which has the full list of participants and you can start at the top of the list.

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Thanks for looking!