Sunday, July 29, 2018

Healing Hugs for CTC#189

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop Caseing the Catty.

Our Challenge hop is all about the Stampin' Up! catalogues and CASEing them - Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit.  After you've cruised through all the amazingness from the design team, you can add your project to our facebook challenge page.  

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This weekend, we're into the Love, Thanks and Support chapter of the Annual Catalogue
 - pages 104 - 125.

I have been inspired by the gorgeous stamp set Healing Hugs, and in particular the lovely tin on page 110.  Just beside the photo is a great 'teaching' panel about the Distinktive stamps featuring the fantastic technique of layering ink on the stamp with a Sponge Dauber.

My rose images were first stamped in Crushed Curry, and then I used 2 sponge daubers to create highlights - one with Pumpkin Pie, and one with Mango Melody (which is the same colours as the background cardstock).  Can you see the different colours in the rose?

I love how these Distinktive stamps really give lovely tonal variation on the one stamped image, but the extra colours gives the picture an awesome new WOW!!

I made this card for someone dear who's needing a few extra Get Well thoughts!  It's amazing how many times this stamp set is so useful!  Add to it's usefulness the beautiful images, and this is a stamp set I'm so glad to have in my collection.  I think you would love it too!!

When you've done the hop, add your project to the lineup here on our facebook challenge page - it's super easy to add your photo - and remember to use pages  104-125 for your inspiration!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sponge DaubersHealing Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp SetGarden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing FolderVery Vanilla 5/8 (1.6 cm) Polka Dot Tulle  Ribbon

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pretty Pretty Colour INKspiration #38

Hello and Welcome to our fantastic Colour INKspiration blog hop #38.  
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I think I love the combination every time!!  This week, the colours are:
Powder Pink, Gray Granite, Berry Burst, Whisper White and Basic Black.

Doesn't the photo look delicious!  I remember a stamp set from a couple of years back that featured some marshmallows and coffee cups - this would be just perfect!!

My project however, does not have a marshmallow in sight!  (and I don't actually own that set so, I had to be inventive with the colours!!)  In the Stampin' Up! world though, there is always something that will work with the colours.  

I've decided to have another play with my recently acquired bundle - Floral Frames.  There is a super fantastic youtube link featuring these framelits and our new embossing mats which shows the amazing versatility and texture from these framelits.  

My creative journey started at the central greeting and the layering of all the elements and colours.  I used the clear wink of stella to drag the Berry Burst colour for the flowers.  The centres of the flowers feature the metallic pearls.  Choosing my card base was tricky, sooooooo, I ended up making 2 cards to see which was my favourite - the Basket Weave embossing folder, or the Tufted.  What's your fav? 

Would you like to join in the fun too?  Create your project using these colours only, and add it to the lineup at our facebook challenge page - and be inspired by the amazingness of everyone in the group!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Holiday Inspiration for CTC#188

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY. 
We are all about Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit.

Our design team takes inspiration from the jam packed Stampin' Up! catalogues, and then challenges you to join in the fun each week by putting your project onto our facebook challenge page.  

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This week, the challenge is to take inspiration from the Holidays chapter - pages 92 - 103.

I've taken my inspiration from the landing page for Granny Apple Green - page 93.

My card actually features Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red - so it's a brighter version than the catalogue sample, but almost identical.

Instead of using the DSP in the background, I've stamped onto the Lemon Lime Twist using the Granny Apple Green and the large swish from Stylish Christmas - a lovely super sweet stamp set that features one of the awesome new dinstinktive stamps.

See all those lovely tones on the poinsettia?  That's the amazingness of the distinktive stamp image!  Just fabulous.

We hope you join in the fun too by adding your project to our line at our facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Scrapbooking Frames & Flowers DSP for CTC#470

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