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


  1. What a stunning card! I love the colours as well.

    1. Thank you Rebecca, this Mango Melody is delicious!!

  2. Beautiful card Julia! The oranges with the greens are a beautiful colour combination!

    1. THank you Megan. I agree - just gorgeous.

  3. Julia, I love how you've turned the design on the tin into a card, very clever.

    1. THank you Peta - this design worked really well for what I was looking for!!

  4. Gorgeous card, Julia. Lovely colour combo and I'm sure it will bring a smile to the recipient.

    1. Thank you so much Judy. She did message me to say thank you!!


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