Tuesday, 23 June 2009

My first challange!

This is the first challenge I have ever entered, so I am a little nervous!
Its challenge 13 Lillian's sketch over at the sugar bowl.
I have used the Leanne Ellis stamp "true love" Its funny when I first bought this stamp I had in mind making a vintage style card with sepia tones, and although she has been inked many times I had never got round to doing the sepia thing! So when the challenge was brown and cream she was my natural choice.
I have inked her up with distress ink (Walnut) A new purchase! So I have never used it before, I have pulled the colour in using a water brush. I have inked round the edge of plain cream card. I must invest in some cut and dry, I had to blend with my fingers, so I am in a pretty mess now! Also stamped some swirls round the edges! Swirls tend to creep into most of my designs.
The 2 squares behind the main image are some scraps I had in my box, Its K&Co paper I have inked round the edges.
The flowers are Prima, and I have put Kanban Adhesive pearls in the centre.
Now all I have to do is to attempt to put it in the sugar bowl!


  1. Hey Juls don't be Nervous, you're doing great this is a fabulous card and a great take on Lilian's fab sketch... now you've dipped your toe in the blog challenge pool you'll soon be hooked..:).
    Sheila xx
    P.S thanks for your lovely comment on my card too.

  2. Juls, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your challenge card is lovely, it has such a vintage feel to it. You did a great job for your first time with Distress inks. Hope to see more creations soon.

  3. Oh this is wonderful, gorgeous colours and image

  4. This is wonderful Juls. I love this sketch and think I'll be using it again and again. (Well done Lilian!) The swirls and distressing look great. I've just got some cut n dry foam and it's well worth getting (IMO). Good luck in the challenge - you'll be hooked now!!
    I can't wait to see more of your cards.
    Clare x

  5. Gorgeous card, I love the vintage look x
    Congrats on your 1st challenge, you'll be addicted now!!

    Jenny x

  6. Hi Jules and welcome to blogland...I remember my first post and I was a nervous wreck...but it does get's bitten me yet!!

    Your cards are's seriously past time you had a blog to inspire us all...I LOVE your WR Memory keepers papers and creations....LOVE the colours of them....and your mushroom lane creation is the is definitely inspirational!

    I'm of to add you to my favs list! bx

  7. PS This card is gorgeous's SN challenge no13...unlucky for some...but wouldn't it be fab if you won with it being your first challenge!! I'm sure you know that there's loads of challenge sites...join in and have lots of fun...also keep an eye out for DT shouts...there's info on my blog about one for Nikki...why not enter...if you're not in, you can't win!! bx

  8. way to go for your first challenge. this card is beautiful.

  9. Congratulations on entering your first challenge, here's to many more :)

    Your card is so attractive, love the soft vintage feel

  10. This card is soo beautifull. Vintage ;) lovely.

  11. This is an awesome card for your first challenge! I love the distressed look and feel of it, great card!

  12. Lovely card. I have made a card for this challenge too. It will be my first challenge too if I can figure how to do the link bit! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too. Kat x

  13. Fabulous card! You wouldn't know it was your first challenge at all; you created a lovely card. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. It gave me the opportunity to vist your blog and see your lovely creations. Hugs, Carly

  14. Fabulous card!! Love all your details and the colors are fabulous!!! Nice job with the sketch as well!

  15. Wow!! LOVE this card - your sepia idea is great and you did it perfectly!!

  16. Hi, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Love your card it is fantastic, really beautiful! x x

  17. That is very impresive well done its truly gorjuss xx

  18. Wow love your cute image and fantastic colouring
    Gorgeous designs and detail as well
    Hugs Susie xx