CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting  Michelle, 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. 

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This week we have a sketch challenge based on the project above, from page 47 of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue.CTC348_Sketch

This diagram shows more clearly the key elements of the sketch, with the angled element on the left and the bow cutting across at the point.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Poinsettia Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created a very soft Christmas card using the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper. I have to say, this paper has grown on me over time and today I've used the soft colours in the holly print as the basis for my card. I cut a card sized piece of Basic White and added the Mint Macaron diamond print before stamping the greeting from the Christmas to Remember stamp set at the bottom in Mossy Meadow ink. I positioned a piece of Blushing Bride card stock on top to create the angle and then traced around it and cut the shape. It was then easy to add the holly print, leaving a narrow border on two sides and trimming the other two sides, before adhering to the panel. The Blushing Bride Baker's Twine was wrapped around the panel and tied in a bow.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Poinsettia Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I used the (retiring) Poinsettia Dies to cut and emboss the layers of the flower from Snowy White Velvet Sheet. All the layers can be cut and embossed at the same time, making it quite quick.  A little Blushing Bride ink was added to the edges of the flower with a sponge dauber to give the layers a little more definition. The layers were offset and I finished with three Evening Evergreen rhinestones from the 2021-23 In Color Jewels. The foliage was die cut from silver foil and position around the Poinsettia.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Poinsettia Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Mint Macaron mat for the writing panel and I added a strip of the designer paper on the right, with the same Blushing Bride border I used on the front. A fussy cut holly sprig was added to the bottom left corner. 

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Poinsettia Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a great layout for using your coordinating designer papers and is quite addictive, so be warned!

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas to Remember
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whimsy & Wonder SDSP, Silver Foil, Snowy White Velvet Sheet
 Ink Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of this great sketch from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Mini Bundle

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting  my lovely friend Tina, 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. 

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This week we are CASE-ing our favourite bundle from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. My stand out favourite from this catalogue has to be the Merriest Moments Bundle. It has everything you need to create beautiful cards with the Merriest Moments stamp set and coordinating Merriest Frames Dies and the fabulous Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. So many options to mix and match and the stamp set has lovely sentiments in a great mix of fonts.  

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 I have selected the sample project above from page 43 of the Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. I like the layout and the background stamping but the colours don't really do anything for me. I have recently seen gorgeous pink potted Poinsettia plants at my local hardware store, so I decided to go for a brighter colour combo.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of Basic White card stock and stamped the ferny branches in Just Jade ink, based on where I thought I would place the Poinsettia flowers and added the dots in Polished Pink. I thought it looked a bit plain, so I ran it through with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture and interest. I added the panel to a Pool Party card base.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the greeting from Merriest Moments stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink onto a strip of Pool Party and adhered it to a strip of Polished Pink leaving a wide border and added it to the card base. The Poinsettia flowers were stamped in Polished Pink ink and cropped with the coordinating die and offset. I added the centre piece in Silver Foil to lift it and finished with a large rhinestone in the centre. I decided to go with only 2 Poinsettia flowers, breaking the rule of threes, as I thought it looked nicer.  Some holly leaves and foliage were stamped in Just Jade ink and positioned around the flowers.  I finished with a trio of rhinestones. 

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Silver Foil
 Ink Polished Pink, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools    Merriest Frames Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of your favourite bundle from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Colours of Blackberry Beauty

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the colours in the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper

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Although this was intended more as an autumnal colour palette, I decided to take some of the designs from the paper and create a simple Christmas card. Given the state of the postal system, I'll be sending my cards early this year, so there isn't too much time left to get them made. Beautiful papers and a big bold greeting are the classic elements of a quick and easy card that still has a 'wow' for the recipient.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a thick Basic White card base and added 2 panels of the rich berry tone designer paper. The one on the left has the gold foil leaf design and the one on the right has a small holly print. The designs were separated with a narrow band of Gold Foil. As these colours are so rich and bold, I've kept the layout very simple.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The large greeting from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in gold  and I used the retired 2 1/2" Circle Punch to crop it, as it provided a little extra space around the text. It is popped up on the Gold Foil circle that was cropped with the Layering Circle Dies. I die cut one of the large layers from the Christmas Pinecone Dies in the brushed gold metallic paper and snipped out some of the pine branches to put under my greeting for extra dimension. I finished with a trio of Metallic Pearls.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Rich Razzleberry mat for the writing panel with a strip of the gold foiled design a the base. I finished with a couple of the brushed gold pine branches tucked into right corner.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Greetings
Card stock & Papers Basic White,  Rich Razzleberry, Gold Foil, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Paper, Blackberry Beauty DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Christmas Pinecone Dies, Layering Cirlces Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, 2 1/2" Circle Punch (retired), Gold EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of the colours of the Blackberry Beauty DSP. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Heart of Christmas - Peaceful Deer

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

I'm pleased to be able to join the team today to bring you some holiday craft inspiration. I have used a variety of products on my card, but it is overwhelmingly non-traditional! The colour combo in the Whimsy & Wonder Suite is a fun and  contemporary take on traditonal Christmas colours.


Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Polished Pink card base and added the panel of Basic White embossed with the snowflake design from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. This is pack of 2 of the narrower embossing folders. I chose 3 designs from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and created the banners, using the Banners Pick A Punch to flag the ends. I haven't used banners for ages, but they create a nice background for your embellishment. They are also a great way to use up the strips that are left over from other projects.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the embellishment, I've used the 2nd largest of the Layer Circles Dies and adhered the pretty die cut star from the Christmas Trimmings Dies. The deer from the Peaceful Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the coordinating punch. I popped up the deer above the greeting, and added some tiny pearls at the end. I finished with a bow in Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon at the top of the star. 

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Isn't the texture from the embossing folder lovely?

 

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Deer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Mint Macaron, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Sparkle Glimmer Paper (retired)
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch, Deer Builder Punch 

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what Sharon has created for you this week.

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up, please click on the link for host Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Don't forget the Seaonal Sale starts tomorrow! I hope you grab some bargains.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sweet Little Stockings

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Sandra, 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. 

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This week we are CASE-ing an animal card.  

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, using the Picture This Dies. I've been wanting to try them out, so this is the perfect opportunity.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I haven't strayed too far from the concept of the inspiration project as this die is perfect to use with cute critters! I started with a Pool Party card base and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. A piece of the Pool Party checked design from the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper was adhered to a piece of Basic White and run through with the circles die from the Picture This Dies. I love the stitched edging that adds extra interest. I popped up the panel using Adhesive Foam Strips to provide lots of dimension.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the dog and cat in Early Espresso ink and coloured them with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and fussy cut them on the line. As the cat is a little smaller, I stamped and coloured the present for him to peek over with the bow cut from the top and popped up in the middle. I added some retired Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Santa hat and popped it up on the dog.  The greeting from Sweet Little Stockings stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink and then cut into pieces and arranged in the largest circle. I adhered the small circles of fairy lights flat onto the card base. I originally started out with the fairy lights design for the background, but it was a bit too busy, but it meant I had the circles cut ready to go. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Sweet Stockings DSP
 Ink Real Red, Early Espresso, Mememto Tuxedo Black
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Picture This Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Adhesive Foam Strips, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)

 

We would love to see your CASE of an animal card this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click onA 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Punch It Up!

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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.

If you've come from looking at Elizabeth's great 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. 

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Our theme this month is Punch It Up. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 65 pages of crafty inspiration. Each project includes a card and/or a 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for treat/gift/gift card packaging.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created a cute gift box with a set of 12 Christmas tags using the Peaceful Deer Bundle. Gift tags are essential for the holiday season and these tags are super cute with two options for using the Deer Builder Punch. I will give you tips for colouring  the Snowy White Velvet Sheets as well as succesfully stamping on them. 

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 10 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the November 2021 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.

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 Caroline's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Christmas Season Fave Project

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue.CTC342_SU_SampleI've looked at the sample project (above) using the Christmas Season Bundle many times, with the Balmy Blue card base and alternative colours for the Christmas foliage always drawing my eye. I love non-traditional colours for Christmas and the striped background does add that 'candy cane' feel.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I didn't stray from the layout, changing the card to Basic White with a layer of Mint Macaron as the mask is a tad too small for a standard metric card base. I've used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with the striped mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks to create a lovely sparkly background. I kept the foliage colours the same apart from Just Jade for the rounded leaves instead of Soft Succulent, to provide more contrast with the background. The other colours are Blushing Bride, Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This close up photo shows the lovely sparkle from the Shimmery Embossing Paste. It is such a wow from a simple technique. Most of the foliage are 2-step stamps, with a base and then a highlight image. For the base image,  stamp off first to get the lighter colour and then stamp the highlight image in full strength. Such a great way to make your ink colours go further. I've used the greeting from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and popped it up over the top of the foliage pieces. I added the gold bow at the top and the retired 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots at the base to finish.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Mint Macaron
 Ink Misty Moonlight,  Just Jade, Blushing Bride, Cinnamon Cider
Accessories 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots (retired), Forever Greenery Trim Combo (retired), Blushing Bride 3/8" Metallic Ribbon
Tools    Seasonal Labels Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Shimmery Embossing Paste, Adorning Designs Decorative Masks

 

We would love to see your CASE of your favourite project from the July - December 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rachel to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Painted Christmas

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Michelle, 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. 

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 This week we are taking inspiration from the Painted Christmas section (pages 16-23) of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the 3D treat bag above for my inspiration, as I like the layout and the ombre background.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After measuring the Ombre Gift Bags, I decided to use the Soft Succulent version as the background for my card. It would cover the entire card front, but I decided to leave a border to show the Misty Moonlight card base. It is quite thin, so I adhered it to a piece of Basic White before layering onto the card base. Next comes a piece of my favourite design from the Tidings of Christmas DSP. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the medium sized label from the Seasonal Labels Dies and the Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Tidings of Christmas DSP to create a contrast to the Evening Evergreen design. I found the label a little too large so I popped it back in the die and cropped a bit off one end. As the edges are straight, this is super easy to do. I used the large detailed die from the Christmas Pinecone Dies to create the foliage with Just Jade card stock. I tried Evening Evergreen, but it was too dark and Just Jade works well with Soft Succulent. I've stamped the stocking from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set in Misty Moonlight and popped it up on the label.  The greeting  also from the same stamp set, has been stamped in Shaded Spruce, which I also used for the holly on the side of the stocking. I finished with a trio of stars cropped from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper with the Stitched Stars dies.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have an Soft Succulent mat and a strip of the Evening Evergreen designer paper down the right hand side. At the bottom is a stamped Cherry Cobbler stocking with the Shaded Spruce holly trim.

 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade Soft Succulent, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Ombre Gift Bags
 Ink Misty Moonlight,  Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce
Accessories  
Tools    Seasonal Labels Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals.

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Painted Christmas  section of the 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Heart of Christmas - Angels of Peace

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

The lovely Angels of Peace stamp set arrived recently, so I have used it to create my card this week 

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started by adhering a piece of the mottled blue design from the Beauty Of The Earth Designer Paper to a piece of Basic White. This paper has the look of a blue sky, so I thought it would be an appropriate background for my angel. I ran the panel through with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and then used a sponge dauber and Craft White ink to gently sponge over the music notes to help define them a little more. 

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The large angel was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto a piece of Basic White and the dress was coloured with Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends. I used a glue pen to add (retired) Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the wings for a lovely sparkle. The image was fussy cut on the line and popped up on the stitched greeting panel. I did want to use the 'hark the herald angels sing' from the For Unto Us stamp set, but its whereabouts escaped me today. I finished with a trio of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Angels of Peace
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Night of Navy, Beauty Of The Earth DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Craft White
Accessories Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Light Petal Pink, Light So Saffron) Glue Pen (not SU), Sponge Dauber

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what my lovely friend Tina has created for you this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rebecca, 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. 

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 This week we have a sketch challenge based on the red and white card in the pic above, from page 34 of the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue. CTC338_SketchIt is easier to see the main elements of the sketch in the diagram above. It is super flexible with the circle being any shape of your choice.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created a background with the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper on a Real Red card base. I took a little license and made the band at the bottom wider so that the stripes would balance out the Old Olive polka dot. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I found a stitched circle in my bag of die cut shapes, so I popped that over the zigzag of Real Red Sheer ribbon. The stocking was fussy cut from the Sweet Stockings Designer Paper and I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the sweet little pup that is popped up at the top. The stocking was a little larger than I wanted, so I cut it at the band and then overlapped it onto the bottom and popped it all up on the circle. The Santa hat has some sparkle from the (retired) Dazzling Diamonds glitter I added to the trim and pompom. I added the die cut holly from the Christmas Trimmings Dies on the side and finished with a few Gilded Gems. The greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set was stamped in Real Red and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle die and popped up at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have an Old Olive mat and I've created the same effect with the stripes at the top and bottom with the white writing panel in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Old Olive, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
 Ink Soft Suede, Real Red
Accessories Real Red Sheer Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Dazzling Diamonds (retired)
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies (retired), Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE using the sketch 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to  Julia to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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