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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Been Colouring

Hello All,

I have been M.I.A ..... I have still been crafting a little, In between working on the house e.c.t ..... most of my energies though are being spent trying to improve my colouring skills ..... I have learned so much from joining in Alyce's classes and would recommend you check out her website and facebook group www.kitandclowder.com ...... If you have not joined this fab group already I would soooooo recommend it. Hopefully some of my coloured images will be getting turned into cards soon :-) 
  
Crafty hugs to all
Juls

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Vintage Wedding

Hi All,

Another wedding card for me and I have gone all vintage this time .... The image is from a Joanna Sheen CD .... I have added some distress ink round the edges, teamed it up with papers from My Mind's Eye .... the little film strip is from Bo Bunny and I have embelished up using dies from HOTP, Tim Holtz and x Cut.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
As You Like it - Fav Die ( 2 of my Fav's Tim holtz shabby flowers and my x cut flower .... Love creating flowers for card, and just really love the shapes of these ones ... they just seem to be ny go to dies )
Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

An Austin Wedding

Hello All,

Its been a while, but we have been working on the house again, on the home straight now ordered the carpets and just got the garden to clear .... it's been over a year of mayhem, but the extra space is lovely, and I on the fun decorating bit now :-)

Anyhoo ....... Just had to get the new polkadoodles rosebud CD, as I am a huge Jane Austin Fan, I just needed it!!! Mr Darcy!!!!! need I say more.

I really wanted to play with my new CD, but I also really need wedding cards, as I have a friend getting married on Friday, and I need a card for that and a few commissioned one's too. There was no Bridal Austin Figures, but I went with this little sweetie ... I decided to add some flowers to her hair and create a boquet, to make her look more bridal, and hopefully that works!!

The background and the images are from the polkadoodle CD. I have coloured the characters using copic's and Spectrum Noir pencils. I also went over the brides dress with twinking H2'os (oyster) I have added some lace some dies and a sentiment created on my computer. The flowers I have created by stamping onto both pink and green vellum with a Kanban stamp and embossing with a WOW sparkling snow embossing powder. I also used a Martha Stewart punch to create a layer of the lace and the edge of her vale. and finally added some pearls and bling.

This is my entry for:

Crafting Musketeers - Stamped image (or digi)
The Crafting Cafe - Love and Marriage
Crafty Calender - Petals and Pearls
Crafting form the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Tic Tac Toe (flowers embossing, die cut)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Pennies Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Use Flowers and Lace
Sister Act - Anything Goes
CD Sun Challenge - Dies (polkadoodles rosebud cd)
613 Avenue - Anything Goes

Once again thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


Friday, 30 May 2014

The Force of Love

Hi All,

Love this image from Saturated Canary .... I know so many Star Wars fans that I am sure it will be used a lot! I have coloured with Copic's and Prisma's  .. I went over the light sabers with a blue cosmic shimmer drawing ink but then regretted it as it covered up the colouring ... so I think next time I will use a pearlesant twinkling H2o. I then teamed it up with some papers from DCWV, a few die cut hearts to embellish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Its all about "S" (Star Wars)
Rhedd and Rosie - No flowers, nothing floral
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Blue's and Hues
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a time - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sugar Bowl - June

Hello All,

Well its time for another challenge over at the Sugar Bowl ... and it will be our last for a while, boo hoo!!! Its all good though as Karen is looking to bring some exciting changes to the Sugar Nellie blog ... I'm so excited to see what that will include!! ..... I do so love the Sugar Nellie range, infact it was an inspirational post from Karen that started me blogging in the first place.

Sugar Nellie has so many fabulous girly images .... but they also cater for the boys in our life .. I have used a fabulous digi from Dina Duda, which you can find here ( this image is on sale at the mo, so its a good time to get it ) I printed out on Kraft and coloured it with prisma pencils ... I am kind of regretting adding the white shadow surrounding the image, it just seemed like a good idea at the time, guess you live and learn ..... The papers I bought forever when I went to Canada,

This month we have an amazing prize:
"As this is the last challenge, we have a super duper sugar prize on offer to one lucky winner of this challenge...you get to choose a Sugar Nellie bundle of your choice such as Leanne Ellis, Simply Sassy, Gorjuss with papers and matching embellishments....how fabby is that??"
Hope you will join us in the sugar bowl ... look forward to meeting you there!!
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting for all seasons - boys will be boys
Rhedd and Rosie - No Flowers nothing Floral

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

So Happy Together

Hi All,

This is me playing with a new stamp from "Hobby House", I happened to pop into a little craft shop the other week, with the intension of buying one black promarker (As I use it to edge my paper and the one I had was needing replaced. I ended up buying an arm full of stuff, as my new stash was ringing through the till a card caught my eye ... I realised I needed that stamp!!! (LOL) .. and so that ended up falling into my basket too!!! ... I got it home and coloured with copic's and prisma's. Its teamed with papers from "My minds Eye" (something else that also fell into my basket on the same shapping trip!! ... Then I die cut a load of flowers to add as embelishments.

Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
My mums craft shop - lots of layers
love to create - Cute with punches and dies
Created with Love - lots of layers
Deep Ocean Challenges - Wings
Inky Impressons - (die cut, buttons, flowers)
Creative moments - Anything Goes
Pennys's papercrafting - spots&stripes
Crafting for all seasons - things with wings
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - H is for handmade embelishments
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Craftitiude - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Sunday, 25 May 2014

A Friend Like you

Hello All,

I am soooooooo In Love with these new images from crafters companion, love love love them ... had to buy the entire range!! whoopsie!! Loving the fact you can go mad with bling and sparkle and it just really works!!

I have coloured this with copic's and Prisma pencils, I then went over her dress with cosmic shimmer drawing inks, and her eyeshadow was blinged up with some stickles.

I was out the house last week, while we were getting some work done, so I got lots of colouring done ... but it then meant I had to try and match my colouring with papers I had ...... so I have dug out a really old paper pad "K&Co - Amy Butler", and fallen in love with the papers all over again! ..... I have used a Dawn Bibby set of stamps, to stamp out the flowers ..... It amazes me sometimes that I have all these fabulous dies, and I can still find myself stamping and fussy cutting to create embelishments .... guess old habits die hard .... also it does give a slightly different look ..... anyway I am waffling!!

Looking forward to getting all of these beautys stamped and coloured :-)

In the meantime I would like to enter them into the following challenges:

Stamping sensations - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Diva's by Design - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Colouring Show Off
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Stamping for the weekend - For the Girls
Sister Act - Anything Goes
paper Crafting - My Fav's ( loving these girls ... plus copic's&prisma's ultimate fav's)
Sweet stamping - Sparkle and Shine
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Once again Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls