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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Art Nouveau

Hi All

Firstly I would like to say thank you for all your kind messages regarding recent success that I have had. I have to say that I am still stunned to have reached the top 20 in the last Mojo competition especially when there was over 500 entries. Also reaching the top 5 in the Allsorts challenge and then one of the top 3 cards of the week over at 365 cards. I also would like to say a thank you to the people who selected my cards for these honours! It has given me a real confidence boost. Thank you!

I am really enjoying my holiday, not done as much crafting as I would have liked, although I have already visited one craft shop, "Stampaholics" in perthshire and bought a few goodies, a visit to another craft shop is on the cards (no pun intended) for tomorrow!

I have made this card, which I plan to enter into a couple of challenges. Firstly Papertake weekly http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ the challenge for the week is using any of the following colours: Pink, Black, White,yellow, Green, Grey, Lilac

The theme for a spoon full of sugar http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ is swirls, and I have used some lovely swirly paper from "Bo Bunny - Beau Jardin Blush" (a new purchase) I have also tried to emphasise some of the swirls using some "distress stickles - worn lipstick" (also a new purchse!)

Also the Allsorts challenge http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ which is to use only one so I have used only one sheet of paper (its double sided) only one stamp " Inca stamp - Art Nouveau Profile" which I have stamped a number of times to create dimension, I have coloured it using whispers pens, water colour pencils and have done the flower using twinkling H20's and a little bit of stickles. and I have inked round the edges of the image using "distress ink - worn lipstick" Also I used a one word sentiment. I couldn't resist putting the 3 gems on it, it just didn't look right without it, I hope that still counts!

Wow what a lot of waffle! I hope I have not bored you all to tears!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations Juls, your cards are stunning so I am not surprised at your success. I'm glad you are enjoying your holiday. Today's card is beautiful.
    Clare x

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  2. Stunning elegant card. Shopping trips on Holiday sounds perfect to me.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. THis is fabulous! Great job with the challenges and congratulations with your success, you deserve it!

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  4. Congratulations Juls - good for you!!! Now enjoy your holiday.

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  5. Well done you and big congratulations on your recent fame ;D It is so well deserved, not only are you a lovely person but your cards are always beautiful :D

    Have a great day!

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  6. Congratulations! What a stunning card so so elegant! Love it!
    Erin x

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  7. Great card Juls and congrats on your other successes. I knew about Mojo Monday but not about allsorts or 365 so well done for those too. Is Stampaholics in Perth? I once went to another shop in Perth but was disappointed with it but I have never managed to get to Stampaholics. My elder daughter lives in Crieff and we tend to go down after I finish work on a Saturday so we get to Perth too late to start looking. Or if we have a babysitting weekend it is a Friday evening. I will get there yet. Glad you're enjoying your holiday. Kat x

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  8. Fabulous card, the image is wonderful and you have coloured it perfectly

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  9. WOW Congratulations on your success,it is no surprise though your cards are amazing!!! And this one is awesome,the image and those papers are perfect together.WELL DONE on everything!!
    xx

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  10. Another stunner Juls...gorgeous image and the bloom is just perfect...enjoy the rest of your hols....happy shopping! bx

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  11. what a beautiful card Juls,l love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  12. Hi Juls

    Another brilliant creation. I really love it. Gorgeous colour scheme.

    Congratulations on all your success this week. All well deserved.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts.

    Love Jules xx

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  13. Wow!!!
    Totally love your beautiful card!
    Gorgeous image and your paper is delicious!
    hugs
    kim x

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  14. Fabulous card hun clever you to use double sided paper....perfect


    thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

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  15. Congratultaions, well done! This card is gorgeous, I love the lovely image.

    It's always great to "meet" another P&P and Anne fan! I also know many parts off by heart.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  16. Well firstly congrats chick xxx And secondly, I Love this, and love your choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxx

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  17. This card is extraordinary, all your cards are you will receive oodles of creative honors in the future as well! BR-T

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