CASE-ing the Catty - All Occasions Section

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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 are taking inspiration from the All Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue.  This is a huge section and so many great samples to choose from. 


I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as it gave me the opportunity to try out some new products that I haven't used yet.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the sample project, starting with a Balmy Blue card base and using the second design in the Fancy Frames Dies set also cropped from Balmy Blue. This is a die that would definitely benefit from having Adhesive Sheet adhered to the card stock first, to make it super easy to adhere to your project. Of course, I thought of this after I had cut it, lol. The greeting from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Basic White. I popped the Frame over the top of the Basic White background when I set it up in the Stamparatus to get the placement right.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've used the Medium Daisy Punch to create the Daisies and the Ladybug Builder Punch to create the Ladybird. I popped up the wings and added a vellum layer for extra interest. The black spots were created with the Classic Matte Dots. The centre of the Daisy is created with a die from the Poppy Moments Dies and I added a large glossy dot in Balmy Blue from the new favourite Glossy Dots Assortment. I added some Granny Apple Green leaves using the Pansy Dies and a little gold foliage with the Forever Flourishing Dies. I finished with a trio of new Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. The photo doesn't do them justice as they are very pretty. 

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Flowers of Friendship
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Sweet Sorber, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment, Iridescent Pearls, Classic Matte Dots
Tools  Fancy Frames Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Pansy Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Ladybug Buildier Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


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

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Heart of Christmas - Evergreen Elegance

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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. 

This week I decided to have a play with the Evergreen Elegance stamp set to create my clean and simple card.  The stamp set has 3 pine tree images of different sizes as well as some lovely greetings.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I swiped a Balmy Blue ink pad across a panel of Basic White and then stamped the trees in the background in Just Jade ink, both full strength and stamped off. The tall pine tree was stamped in the foreground in Evening Evergreen ink and I added a trunk with a Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker.  I cropped the panel to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I popped up a gold foil star at the top of the tall tree and added Gold Metallic Pearls to give it a Christmas feel. The greeting from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and popped up at the bottom. I added a strip of Balmy Blue patterned paper on the right side of the Basic White card base and adhered the art panel that was matted on Evening Evergreen card stock.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Evergreen Elegance, Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Evergreen Elegance, Subtles 6"x6" DSP, Brushed Metallic Cardstock
 Ink Just Jade, Evening Evergreen , Balmy Blue
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals


Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Rachel has created for you this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Festive Farmhouse


Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Festive Farmhouse section on pages 12-17. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Angela'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, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 17 of the Holiday Catalogue. I've cropped the image, so you can see it more clearly. I'm taking a break from Christmas cards this week, so I've used one of the lovely all-purpose stamp sets that are in the Holiday Catalogue. By that I mean, it is one that is not holiday specific, called Country Home

  Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've incorporated a number of other new products as well, to create a country feel to my card. The card base is Gray Granite and the next layer is also Gray Granite and embossed with the lovely Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder. I'm old enough to remember pressed tin (as we called them) ceilings, which were much more interesting to look at than our modern white plaster (IMHO!). The banner  has been stamped in Pool Party ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp. With this stamp you can create your gingham in any colour you want. Unfortunately, I wasn't brave enough to get the sewing machine out and go around the embossed panel, but I think it would have made it pop, as it did in the sample.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The focus image is the lovely jug of flowers from the Country Home stamp set. The stamp set also includes a milk churn, another floral image to mix and match with the jug and a variety of large and small greetings. I have stamped the jug first and then the flowers on top, using Early Espresso ink which is perfectly fine to use with your Stampin' Blends if you want an alternative to black. The stamps are photopolymer, making it very easy to line them up. I've fussy cut the image and then popped it up on foam pads on the largest stitched oval which has a mat of Calypso Coral. The greeting is from the Darling Label stamp set and has been cropped with the stitched label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.


For the inside, I have stamped part of the floral image in the bottom corner of the writing panel and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Darling Label, Buffalo Check
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
 Ink Early Espresso, Pool Party
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody)


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Clean & Simple 180

Hi there

 The card I have for you today is based on this week's Clean & Simple Sketch 180.  It was a grey and cold day in Melbourne on Saturday and perfect for a spot of colouring. This is the sketch:


I have used the flower from the Hostess set 'Simply Soft', matched with Wisteria Wonder patterns and Concord Crush.  This isn't a combination I have used before, but I think it works with the colour of the flowers. I have given the large butterfly and the base of the sentiment a spritz of (homemade) Champagne shimmer mist to take the edge off the colour. Here it is:



Project Details
Stamps Simply Soft (Hostess set), Precious Butterflies (Hostess set)
Card stock & Papers Concord Crush, Whisper white, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder Patterns, Xpress-IT Blending card
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Concord Crush
Accessories Tiny Rhinestones (not SU)
Tools     Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Big Shot, Doily Lace punch (not SU), 1", 1 1/8" (not SU) and 1 1/4" Circle punches,  Dimensionals, Champagne Shimmer Mist, Copics (V01, BV13, G82)

Have a great day!

Clean & Simple 166

Hi there

Despite my best intentions, I have failed again in my quest to be well organised for Christmas, so it's time to up the ante on my Christmas card production.  If you are also still trying to get your cards done, I hope I can give you some inspiration as well.

I love this week's sketch from Clean & Simple. The tag embellishment is very appealing and flexible. Here is the sketch -


As usual, I have taken a few liberties by changing the design into a DL shaped card, which suits the size of the tag I've used. I've gone with traditional colours on this one, but I have plans to make others in non traditional Christmas colours. For the main embellishment I have used my new Spellbinders Poinsettia die. I've sponged the edges of all the layers and popped them up on dimensionals. I love the contrast of the crisp white and the bright red and green.


Project Details
Stamps  Contempo Christmas
Card stock & Papers Real Red, White (Textured & Smooth), Old Olive, More Mustard, Holiday Treasures DSP (Retired)
Ink Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Rhinestones, 5mm Striped ribbon (from stash), Small clear rhinestone brad
Tools     Sizzix Tags #3 Die, Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves Die, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die, Big Shot, Scallop Border punch, 1/8" & 1/2" Circle punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

 See you soon.


Clean & Simple 163


Just popping by with a quick mid-week post.  I needed a thank you card for our dinner hosts on the weekend  so I used this week's Clean & Simple 163 sketch. I couldn't get it down to something quite as simple as this, but even so, I think my take is pretty minimalist (for me, at least).

Daisies poppped into my head when I saw this, probably because I have been playing with my flower dies recently.  However, this time I have used a small flower punch to create the white daisies with Tangerine Tango centres offset by the Marina Mist embossed strip.  This is a clean and bright colour combo.

I hope it is more elegant than boring, but will leave you to judge that! 

Project Details
Stamps Just Believe
Card stock & Papers Marina Mist, Bazzill White, Tangerine Tango (Textured), Whisper White
Ink Basic Black
Accessories Basic Pearls
Tools     Square Lattice Embossing folder, Big Shot, EK Success 5-petal flower punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Circle punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack

Thanks for stopping by.

Clean & Simple 160

Hi there

I have a quick card for you today based on the Clean & Simple Sketch 160.  I like this sketch as it is really flexible with lots of scope to use in landscape or portrait style.


For the main panel on my card I have used the 'First Edition' DSP as a base and stamped the images from the 'Summer Solstice' stamp set on it. This set is so detailed and stamps beautifully every time and makes elegant cards.  The centre panel and sentiment has been popped up for dimension. The extra butterfly was stamped on a scrap and then glued onto Very Vanilla cardstock before fussy cutting as the First Edition paper is lighter weight than normal DSP. The tiny pearls add the finishing touch. 


After my recent mega dose of Melon Mambo pink, the colours look very muted to me, probably not helped by the artificial light I had to use for the photo.

Project Details
Stamps Summer Solstice, My Friend
Card stock & Papers Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP
Ink Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive
Accessories Tiny adhesive pearls (not SU)
Tools     Scallop Border punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Glue Stick

See you soon.

Channelling 'Mocha Morning'


It has been a busy couple of weeks with one thing and another, but  I thought I would get in early for this week's Clean & Simple Sketch 158.  Here is the sketch:


I started with the 'Elements of Style'  stamp set, which I've gold embossed on Very Vanilla (not really apparent in the photo).  This led me to 'Mocha Morning' which is one of the new Designer Series Papers and it is a gorgeous rich selection of neutrals including Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso with touches of gold and flocking.  I've used all of these except black to come up with the final result.  I've taken some liberty by adding the Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon knot to soften it a bit. I love the seam binding ribbon, it is so easy to work with. 'Mocha Morning' is totally elegant and lends itself to all kinds of occasions with some great options for masculine cards as well .


Project Details
Stamps Elements of Style, Sincere Salutations
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (Textured), Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink Versamark, Early Espresso
Accessories Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon
Tools Gold Embossing powder, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch, Scallop Border punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

 See you soon. 


Spring & New Catalogue Arrives!

Hi there

Well, the last few days of weather have been truly delightful in Melbourne. My garden thinks so too, as it has burst into colour and the new leaves are popping out on the weeping birches.  It is amazing how quickly this happens. I thought I would share a few photos I took yesterday.  Photographs (or at least my photography) doesn't do it justice and it is lovely when people walking by stop and admire it too.

This first photo shows the garden bed close to the house. You can see the weeping birch with the leaves starting to pop out and the very large mass of Azaleas underneath.


This is a close up of the pink Azalea, which is stunning.

The last photo is of the garden bed at the front.  The large birch trees are still bare, which gives the Azaleas underneath the full benefit of the spring sunshine.  We are in the process of removing the old Aussie Box hedge that is past its best and replacing it with English Box.

It is also that other favourite time of the year, when the new Stampin' Up! catalogue starts.  The card I have for you today is based on this week's Clean & Simple 156 sketch. This is what it looks like:

This is a simple sketch, so I have taken the opportunity to dress it up with different textures to add interest and some products from the new catalogue.  The main element is the gorgeous Melon Mambo doily from the 'Flirtatious Specialty' DSP.  These come as a sheet of 16 joined together so that you can use the whole page, but you can easily snip them apart and use each one individually.  There are 4 different designs and they also come in Pumpkin Pie. Both sheets are white on the reverse, which is really flexible, allowing them to be coloured to match your project. In the centre I added a small crocheted Fleurette that has had the centre petals dyed with a reinker diluted with a small amount of water. I've inserted one of the new In Color Glimmer brads in Pear Pizzazz through all the layers and popped it up. Sitting behind the doily is the gorgeous Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon, which feels like silk.  Here it is:



Project Details
Stamps Just Believe
Card stock & Papers Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Flirtatious Specialty DSP
Ink Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Glimmer Brad (Pear Pizzaz), Seam Binding ribbon (Pear Pizzazz), Basic Pearls
Tools Beautiful Wings, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Dimensionals, Crimper

Happy stamping!

More Clean & Simple

Hi there

The card I have for you today is based on this week's  Clean & Simple sketch.  I have kept this one really simple, which is pretty hard for me.  This is the sketch:

CAS152Here is my take on it:


The DSP is the retired 'Candy Lane' which was one of my favourites last year.  I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the new DSP from the 2011-2012 catalogue.

Project Details
Stamps Strength & Hope, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Card stock & Papers Rose Red, Candy Lane DSP (Retired), Soft Suede
Ink Rose Red, Soft Suede
Accessories Basic Pearls
Tools Labels Nestabilities, Big Shot, Word Window punch, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

See you soon.