Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sparkly & Shimmery for Frosted Floral CTC198

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Our challenge is to CASE the Catty or Copy And Selectively Edit from the great projects illustrated in all our catalogues enabling you to see them in new ways.

This week, we are CASEING from the Frosted Floral Chapter of the Holiday Catalogue -
 pages 36 - 41.  I have been inspired by the super sweet card at the centre top.  
My card is almost a direct CASE except for the stamp set.

As I don't own the First Frost stamp set, I've substituted in Perennial Birthday which is one of those super useful stamp sets that works all year round!!  

Perennial Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I've use Pear Pizzazz and Lovely Lipstick markers to colour the stamps for multicoloured stamping - such a great technique.  

I love the silver embossing combined with the glitter embossing paste.  I've also used some Clear Wink of Stella for my messy colouring on the flowers, but that's notoriously hard to photograph!!  

Can you see the centre part of the card has not been stenciled with the embossing paste?  I punched out an Everyday Label shape and used that as a mask so that my greeting remains clear of the paste.  

I hope you've been inspired!!

Make sure you keep hopping around the crew and see all the fabulous projects inspired by this little chapter of the Catalogue.  We love it when you add your project to our challenge.  Create a project inspired by this chapter and add it to our lineup on our facebook challenge page.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Featuring Mint Macaron for Colour INKspiration #42

Hello and Welcome to another beautiful Colour INKspiration challenge.
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Our colours this week are:  Copper Foil, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Basic Black.  

I've used the Takeout Treats bundle to show off this gorgeous colour combination.  

Takeout Treats Clear-Mount Bundle

 Mint Macaron is my featured star colour, and then I've stamped with the Basic Black using some of the fun images from this cute stamp set.  The greeting label was stamped off so that I had a much lighter version of the Mint Macaron under the greeting.

Did you see the super sparkly black ribbon?  It has little flecks of silver glitter through it - how adorable!!  I also have a little secret to share..... I don't actually have any Copper Foil, so I've substituted the awesome Copper Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper pack

Joyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer PaperBlack 5/8" (1.6 cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon

Now it's time for you to hop along to see Bronwyn's awesome masculine project with these colours!!

Hopping around the whole design team will inspire you many many times - such an amazing collections of awesomeness!!  

And then, you can create your own project using these colours only, and add it to the great lineup on our facebook challenge page. 

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Have you seen the great new Holiday Catalogue yet?  Head to my website to see it, or even better, contact me to get your own copy for some blissful reading!!   

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Frosted Floral Nature with SUO Challenge.

Hello and Welcome to our fun challenge for Stampin' Up! Only Challenges!!  
We are all about Nature this time.

I have made a really fun fold card to show off the totally gorgeous Frosted Floral DSP.  

Frosted Floral 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
  This is a great way to show off both sides of this lovely paper.  My piece of DSP is 4" x 8" and scored at 2" and 6" on the long side.  When you fold those outside pieces in to the centre, you see the other side of the paper.  This has been attached to my square of Soft Suede for the card base.  

The front of the card features the lovely Tin Tile embossing folder on the silver foil. 
Darling Label Punch Box

The greeting is from the great Darling Label stamp set and coordinating Darling Punch which come in the fabulous Darling Label Tin.  There are some fabulous greetings in this great box!!

I've added a little big of Tranquil Tide glimmer paper punched with the Leaf Punch for another nature themed element. 

Leaf PunchJoyous Noel 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper

This glimmer paper is so gorgeous, and it really makes an impact on the project!!

This is an idea that I originally saw being created by Ronda Wade. I can't find the link to the project, but she shares some great easily replicated projects.   

I hope you're inspired to get creative and make a project inspired by Nature to add to our SUO Challenge!  We love to see what you create!  You can add your photo to our lineup with our link here.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia    x

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Inspiration from Joyous Noel CTC#197


Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY.

Our design team finds projects in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and the CASES (Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything) them to inspire you to see the potential in all the amazing projects, and to challenge you to have a go at CASEING too!!

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This week we are CASEING the Joyous Noel Chapter of the Holiday Catalogue - pages 28 - 35 and I have been inspired by the little card on the bottom right of the landing page.

I love the little diagonal element in the bottom corner - what a great way to show off some more of the lovely DSP and to give interest!!  My project uses the wonderful Frosted Floral DSP - you really need to see this in person, the shimmer and watercoloured images are just Gorgeous!!  

My project is actually a gift card holder based on a wonderful project by Deseree Krumm that you can see here.  My measurements are different that hers so I could adapt to my card and paper, but the design is all hers.  On my writing panel I've stamped using the Pressed Flowers hostess stamp set with coordinating colours of Blackberry Bliss, Tranquil Tide, and Mint Macaron.  The greeting on the front comes from Very Vintage - also a hostess stamp set.  

This is quite a simple project but the luscious paper does all the hard work because its soooooo beautiful!!!  

Up next is the wonderful Liz and her project inspired by the Joyous Noel chapter.  Make sure you keep hoping all the way around the team - you'll love it all!!

And after you've completed the hop, please join in the fun and add your project to the lineup on our facebook challenge page.  

Frosted Floral 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Country Flowers inspiration CTC#475

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn Tonight I'm hoping with the CASEING the CATTY team. To CASE is To Copy And Share Everything...