CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel'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. 

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This week we have a sketch challenge, based on the sample project in the photo above.

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Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used more new products to create a Christmas card this week. I started with a thick Whisper White card base and I have used one of the designs from the new 'Tis The Season Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" stack full of fabulous designs in traditional colours. The patterns are perfect for backgrounds and come in 2 shades of red and 2 shades of green to give you ultimate flexibility. The one I have used actually combines both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red with the subtle striped design. I adhered the designer paper to a piece of Whisper White to give it some body, so I could wrap the the gold trim around it and finish with a bow. I then adhered the panel to the card base. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the dies from the new Celebration Labels Dies for the background to my wreath. I have cut the wreath from Just Jade and Pretty Peacock card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies and offset them. I've added the Poinsettia flower from the die set on the left, cutting 2 from Real Red cardstock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and offsetting them. I also added the small flowers, finishing them all with gold Metallic Pearls.  The greeting is from the coordinating Arrange A Wreath stamp set, stamped in Just Jade ink and cropped it with a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Just Jade mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover designer paper at the left. I stamped part of the wreath from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in the corner in Pretty Peacock ink and added a couple of the small red flowers with Gold Foil behind the centres.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Arrange a Wreath
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Gold Foil, 'Tis The Season DSP
 Ink Just Jade, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Metallic Pearls
Tools    Celebration Labels Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Wreath Builder Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by this great sketch. You can upload it to 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rose has to inspire you this week. 

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Heart of Christmas

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Welcome to the first Heart of Christmas showcase for 2020 and just in time for Christmas in July.  Every month, I will be hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team. They have fabulous projects to get you inspired, so make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created.

I have had several friends say that they don't make or send Christmas cards any more. Well, after this crazy year, there has never been a better time to reach out and connect or re-connect to friends and family and let them know you're thinking of them. Receiving happy mail this holiday season will bring more cheer than a text message. Our monthly showcase will help you get inspired to create your stash, so it is ready to send in November. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Today, I have a clean and simple monochromatic card using the new Dove of Hope Bundle from the upcoming August - December Mini Catalogue.  I have used Pretty Peacock for the card base and for the top layer as well. The top layer was embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, that I think is perfect for holiday projects. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I die cut the dove body and wings from Shimmery White card stock and then for more shimmer, I painted the body and wing overlay with Frost White Shimmer Paint, which provides a subtle tone on tone look. The body of the dove has some embossing on it as well, which is lovely. I attached the wing overlay on the base just at the wide end  to give maximum dimension to the wings as you can see in the photo above and I popped up the wings on the body and then popped up the dove to even it out. The greeting is from the Dove of Hope stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I added a gold metallic pearl over the full stops and also to the eye of the dove. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a double mat and I've stamped the cluster of trees in the corner from the In The Pines stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dove of Hope, In The Pines
Card stock & Papers Pretty Peacock, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Detailed Dove Dies, Dainty Diamonds 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint

 

Here are the links to the ladies who are participating this month. I can't wait to see what their lovely creations.

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Andrea Sargent

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Michele Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmieri

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for visiting me today!

 


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE any Holiday Catalogue Project

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Welcome to the last week of CASE-ing the Catty for 2019! It has been such a blast showing you how fabulous the Stampin' Up! catalogues are for inspiring your craft projects. 

If you've come from looking at the beautiful project on Rebecca'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 have free reign to CASE anthing from the Holiday Catalogue. Woohoo!

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There are so many fabulous samples that I could have chosen. I was looking for something quick, as I'm still feverishly trying to get all of my Christmas cards into the post.

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The gift box in the photo above popped out at me, with the lovely copper and vanilla ribbon generously tied around it. I decided to create a card using the major elements in the sample. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Very Vanilla Thick Card base and layered on the beautiful navy and copper star design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  I adhered the designer paper to a Very Vanilla panel first, to give it more body and then added the vertical strip of  the 1/2'"Classic Weave Ribbon with the copper greeting on it.  I decided not to go with the horizontal strip as it looked a bit too much on the card. I added the bow over the top, as it is quite difficult to get all surfaces to face in the right direction with a single sided ribbon design. The way I achieve this is to take a strip of ribbon and create 2 loops like bunny ears and then tie them into a knot. I tied a piece of cotton around the vertical ribbon, where the bow was to go, to pinch it in.

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

For the tag embellishment, I had to adjust the scale slightly to suit the card. I adhered some of the Old Olive designer paper to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock before cropping it with a circle die from the Layering Circles set.  The copper foil branch from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements was added first, then the Pretty Peacock bauble that was heat embossed in Copper and the smaller bauble punched from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP was overlapped and popped up. The Copper Foil star was popped up on the edge of the large bauble and a copper star from the Star Designer Elements was added to the centre. I added another of the copper stars to the right to finish. A 1/16" handheld punch was used for the hole at the top of the circle and I threaded some Linen Thread through and tied it around the bow.  A couple of foam pads at the bottom keep it in position.


Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Copper Foil  mat for my writing panel and a strip of the navy and copper star designer paper at the  bottom. I added another of the copper foil branches at the top and adhered a 1" Night of Navy circle behind the foil bauble.

I used every item from the Brightly Gleaming Suite on this card, apart from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. This has been one of my favourites this Christmas season with the coordinating products making it so easy to create luxe cards and packaging. Did you know all of the products in this suite apart from the 1/2" Classic Weave ribbon and Foil Elements will be carrying over to the 2020 Holiday Catalogue?

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Foil
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Star Designer Elements, 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Copper EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, 1" Circle Punch (retired), 1/16" Handheld Punch (retired)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Michelle 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 gift packaging. Please join us again on 5 January 2020 when we return with lots of inspiration from the January - June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. Don't forget, 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.

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Wrapped in Plaid Suite

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra'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 our inspiration from the Wrapped In Plaid Suite on pages 12-17 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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The Wrapped in Plaid Suite has been one of my favourites this Christmas Season. Lots of great coordinating products and samples to make creating your Christmas cards really easy. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the cute treat bag in the photo above from page 16. It uses the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper that has lots of designs in traditional Christmas colours and a gorgeous gold foil accent strip through all of the plaid papers. My husband asked me for some Christmas cards to send to school friends he has reconnected with this year. I thought this was a good opportunity to create a simple layout that isn't too fussy and fairly neutral in terms of the embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and cut another card front sized piece, that I dry embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for some background texture.  For the 2" banner I've used the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper and cut it with the stripes going horizontally. I added a 1" banner in Gold Foil that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered them to the embossed piece.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large cluster of stars from the Christmas Layers Dies was cut from Gold Foil and I snipped it into 2 pieces. If you look at it carefully you will see 2 groups of 3 stars that are roughly in a semi-circle. I popped one under the banner on the right and used the second on the inside. I love that there is also a single die for each of the 3 large cluster dies in the Christmas Layers set and I cut a single star and popped it underneath on the left of the banner. You get a lot more mileage from your die cut this way, if you are positioning them under layers.

I've used my favourite greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, inked in Shaded Spruce and cropped with the 11/2" Circle punch and popped up on a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Like the sample, I've used the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the top of the art piece and finished it with a bow. To reduce the bulk, I did this in 2 pieces with a strip of ribbon around the card front and the bow added separately. This is a nice neutral colour that tones down the Gold Foil a little.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Shaded Spruce for my writing panel and the other piece of the Christmas Layers die in the top corner. At the bottom is a piece of  Wrapped in Plaid designer paper in the opposite colour way to the banner on the front and I've cut it with the stripes going vertically this time. I finished with a single star in the bottom corner.

The card got the nod, so I'll being making a few more of these with different designs from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Subtle 3D EF, Brick & Mortar 3D EF, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, 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 Lauren 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 treat bag. Come back next week for our final CASE-ing the Catty challenge for 2019.

Thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 16

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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!


Heart of Christmas - Week 15

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Welcome to Week 15 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This is our penultimate week; I can't believe how quickly that time has gone. I hope we have given you lots of inspiration for your cards this year. It's almost time to starting sending them out! 

I'm pretty time poor this week as I'm working on another project, but I managed to come up with a quick card today. When you're in a hurry, designer paper and your die cutting machine are your friend! While we don't have a snowy Christmas, I'm still enjoying the bright and contemporary colours in the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do justice to the vibrant Bermuda Bay wreath; I don't think my camera likes green, lol.

ng Deer & Tidings All Around - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've added some of the Coastal Cabana and Real Red striped paper at the top and bottom and the Real Red spotty design in the centre. At the joins I have a narrow border of Bermuda Bay card stock.  Under the wreath is the greeting banner from the Toile Christmas stamp set. I've stamped it in Bermuda Bay and cropped it with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinals Dies. I stamped a second banner and fussy cut the 'Christmas Wishes' section and popped it up over the top. 

ng Deer & Tidings All Around - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

So the wreath would pop more, I created a Vellum 'wreath' with the Layering Circles dies to go underneath. The wreath from the All-Around Wreath Dies was cut from Bermuda Bay card stock and I ran it through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. I really like how this looks.  I popped the wreath up on 1mm foam pads and then added my favourite leaping deer from the Detailed Deer Dies, cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper. He is popped up on double Dimensionals. I've finished the wreath with the Real Red flowers (from the same set of dies) with a gold Metallic Pearl in the centre. 

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Toile Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White Thick, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Sparkle Glimmer, Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Vellum
 Ink Bermuda Bay
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Cord
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, All-Around Wreath Dies, Christmas Cardinal Dies, Detailed Deer Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

The lovely Michele Taylor is hosting us tonight, so pop over to her blog for the links to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. 

There are only a few more days left for you to  purchase the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite. These products are so much more than Christmas; they would be perfect for almost any occasion. Only one pattern from the designer paper is overtly Christmas (with tiny holly), so there is plenty  of options with the other designs. You can choose just the products you want or the whole suite! You can see them all in more detail over in my Online Store.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Giving a Layout a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca'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 CASE-ing a layout  from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist, using supplies from the Holiday Catalogue.

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I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and didn't get far before I came upon the sample below.

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You may remember that I used this sample for inspiration when we CASE-d the Woven Threads Designer Paper  and I created a shaker card. However with my focus on giving it a holiday twist, I thought it would be perfect with a Poinsettia flower. Nothing says Christmas to me, more than having a Poinsettia on my table during holiday season.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've covered the front of my Very Vanilla card base with a design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. The card base is a little wider than the normal at 11cm to give me the proportions I was looking for. I wanted a strong contrast with the Poinsettia and this designer paper is perfect with the fine gold foil running through the design.  I stamped the greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of Very Vanilla and attached it behind the Gold Foil embossed Heirloom Frame.  It looked a little bare  at the top, so I stamped the little flourish from the retired Here's To Cheers stamp set in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Poinsettia flower was creating using the small leaf from the Nature's Roots Dies. I embossed and die cut 12 small leaves for the flower in Real Red and 3 in Shaded Spruce for the leaves. There are 7 petals in the bottom layer of the flower and 5 in the top and I sponged them around the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink to add depth. To give them dimension, I placed a metal ruler down the centre and folded them gently on the score line. Then it is matter of attaching them to a small circle of card stock, slightly overlapping the petals. The top layer were adhered into the centre of the base layer and I finished with a large Gold Faceted Gem in the centre.  Before adhering the flower to the corner of the frame, I added the flourish from the Stitched Stars Dies, which I die cut in Gold Foil. I popped the leaves in underneath, once the flower was in position.  The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle  Dies.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and a strip of the left over designer paper at the base. I've stamped the larger of the pine trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on the right, to provide a background for my reindeer.  The reindeer is from the Snow Globe Scenes Dies and I die cut it in Whisper White and used my Stampin' Blends markers to colour him. 

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out and it is one of my favourites for this season. As with most things, it looks better in real life. This card will need some extra help to survive the postal system, or one to hand deliver.

 

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Itty Bitty Christmas, Rooted in Nature, Here's To Cheers (retired)
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories Fold Faceted Gem
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Nature's Roots Dies, Heirloom Frames Dies, Snow Globe Scenes Dies, Heirloom Frames 3D Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Soft Seude, Peacock, Petal Pink)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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!


Heart of Christmas - Week 14

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Welcome to Week 14 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.

I've been wanting to use the lovely silhouette of Santa and his sleigh from the Jolly Seasons Dies for a while. This week I got out my reinkers and Shimmery White paper to create a night sky background.

Stampin' Up! Jolly Seasons Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with the ground at the bottom of the the piece of Shimmery White paper and then worked upwards with Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather and Night of Navy. Water colour washes aren't my forte, but the 2 things I learned from this card, was to not be afraid of water and wait until it is really dry before passing judgement! I wasn't super happy with the blending, so I spritzed it heavily with water after I had the colour on and it really helped to blend them together. It does take quite a while for the art piece to dry naturally, so you need to be paitent. I stamped the tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink at the bottom after I was sure it was dry.

Stampin' Up! Jolly Seasons Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
To give it more of a night sky look, I mixed up a few drops of Frost White Shimmer paint and some rubbing alcohol and flicked it onto the piece with a dry aquapainter. You need to be paitent with this process too, so you get a nice fine coverage and not too many blobs. I used my black dimensionals for the first time to pop up Santa and the sleigh on the finished art piece.

Stampin' Up! Jolly Seasons Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I finished with the greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock onto a Whisper White banner, with a narrow banner of Highland Heather underneath. I added a trio of stars from the Snowflake Sequins and a tiny rhinestone coloured with Poppy Parade Blends on the nose of the first reindeer.

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas, Rooted in Nature
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Shimmery White
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Snowflake Sequins
Tools     Jolly Seasons Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Poppy Parade Blends, Reinkers (Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Night of Navy)

 

The lovely Sharon Davern is hosting us tonight, so pop over to her blog for the links to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. 

Dont't forget there are another 2 days of the Online Extravaganza.  It is a great time to stock up on your card stock for the Regals and Neutrals colour collections and to change over your ink pads to the new foam style. Plus there are 8 popular stamp and die bundles that are now reduced 15% - Band Together, Bloom & Grow, Dino Days, Free As A Bird, Memorable Mosaic, Parcels & Petals, Path of Petals and To A Wild Rose. You can find all of the discounted items in one location in my Online Store.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 13

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Welcome to Week 13 of Heart of Christmas. This week I'm hosting the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team who are sharing their inspiration for Christmas craft with you.  

They say everything old is new again, don't they (well eventually!)? For my card this week, I've reprised a card I made years ago. It has lots of sparkle, texture and dimension and you can make it in lots of different colour ways. 

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This is my circle tree card, which you could make in many colour combos, but I've chosen Pretty Peacock and Pool Party with Red and Silver Glimmer. The card base is Real Red and I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars set in Pretty Peacock onto a layer of thick Whisper White. To add interest and texture I dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and added the narrow strip of Red Glimmer before adhering it to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I created a template for my tree shape so I would have a guide to keep me on track. I positioned it on the card and lightly marked the 3 points of the triangle and a small section on the 3 straight edges. Then it is a matter of cutting the circles and placing them into the shape until you are happy with the layout. I dry embossed a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before punching out the circles. I like the texture and interest of the 'stripes' going in different directions. The large Pool Party circle was punched out of a piece I embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. I'm sure you can see the myriad of possibilities with this simple design. Some of the circles were adhered flat, some on 1mm foam pads and some on Dimensionals to add more interest and texture. I hope you can see some of that in the photo above.

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To finish, I die cut the small open star from the Stitched Stars Dies and added it to the top of the tree with a rolled up glue dot and popped a rhinestone in the centre.

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps So Many Stars
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Red Glimmer, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     TinTile 3D EF, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 1", 3/4" (retired), 1/2", 3/8" (retired) Circle Punches

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight:

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Andrea Sargent

Michele Taylor

Christina Barnes

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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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 Siobhan'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 CASE-ing a layout from page 22 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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There are 4 great layouts on page 22 and I chose the card on the bottom left of the photo above, with the cute elves. 

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Real Red card base and added the pretty Coastal Cabana design from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. I had some stamped images of Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set on my craft desk and thought it would work well with this layout.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to crop the coloured image and added a narrow border of the red striped designer paper on either side to add some pop.  I die cut the cute stars from the Christmas Layers Dies in Sparkle Glimmer  and placed them under the image on the left and a single star at the bottom on the right. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red, masking the first line and then cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I coloured Santa with Stampin' Blends and used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the trim on his suit. I've paper pieced the sack with Coastal Cabana gingham in keeping with the colour palette.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Coastal Cabana mat for my writing panel and the striped designer paper at the base. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red and I finished with 2 coloured and fussy cut gift boxes in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Christmas, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brights 6x6 Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Silver Sharpie Marker


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rose 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!