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Thursday, 1 October 2009

My First Ever DT Post

wow, How exciting is this!! I cant believe it, I am making my first ever post as a DT!! and I am not even here for the party!! So I am hoping this post will come to you via the magic of Mr Blogger!!

I am probably going to be covered in Paint and wallpaper as this goes out, but I will definitely be thinking of Jane and the fab team on the launch of "by the cute and girly"






When I heard that the theme was going to be called Autumn Glory the first thing I had to do was place an order to funky kits for these gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps!! (LOL) Lets hope I don't feel the need to do that for every challenge!! Hubby knows I bought them but not the reason why!! thought I best not say or he might not be quite so happy for me regarding becoming a DT!! I made this tunnel card, and normal card using my gorgeous new stamps and and "Cosmo Cricket - Fleuriste", I have also added some fibres and as always a good sprinkling of stickles!!






This is the first card that I made when I heard the theme was autumn glory..before my nellies arrived!! I have used some gorgeous prima paper and all the edges have been inked with "distress ink - shabby shutters & walnut" I have also stamped a leaf design using "Le Blanche stamps" and "brilliance - pearlesant poppy" the stamp I have used is from "woodware - splish splash splosh" I also stamped onto some "Fantasy film - sunkissed" to make the umbrella and then used little leaf peeloffs on all the scraps to create the tumbling leaves!!....should have seen hubbys face when I got the iron out!! He actually thought i was going to do some housework!!






Well the most exciting part of this challenge blog is the fact that it is to include ALL crafts not just card making!! This is fab for me, it is making me think of all those long forgotten crafts like...sewing, cross stitch, cake decorating, knitting, painting, photography...papercraft has taken over my life so it has been great to think about some of these other things again!! I have also talked loads about starting to make jewelry but never quite got round to it, so now I have a good incentive!!

I think this is where I have fallen down a little in this challenge, unfortunately due to a constant stream of visitors, and the fact that I have had to plan to travel to the other end of the country to decorate for my family!! I have not had as much time as I would have liked!! anyway... The necklace I have make using an old wooden leaf I pulled off a M&S gift tag I received years ago, I have covered it using alcohol inks, added an extra leaf motif using a peel off on some metal, and added a few beads, it has just been attached simply with a jump ring and some organza ribbon.

I also set up a still life in my garden, using my coat and scarf, some apples and a few autumn leaves I collected. In art class I always enjoyed setting up a still life more than I enjoyed painting it!! So on this occasion, I took photo's, think it will be a while before I am brave enough to get the old paints out!!

Please if you can pop over to the challenge blog!! I have had a sneek peek at some of the other girls creations and all I can say is..they are AMAZING!!!!!

and quickly just before I go, I want to say a big thank you to Laura, she has been very patient with me helping me with "how to" on my blog..I am a little technically challenged!! but it has meant that for the first time I have been able to put text in between my photos!! hooray!!

Hope I have not bored you all with this long post!!

I look forward to seeing what you all think of the new challenge blog "By the Cute & Girly" when I get back!!

43 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first DT projects Juls. They are all gorgeous. You must have been really, really busy. Well done on getting them all done and getting your post to appear at the right time.

    Kat xx

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  2. Yahh Juls, isn't it exciting to be part of a DT? You're doing a fabulous job hun...all of your creations are awesome!

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  3. Oh wonderful cards, they stunning and your other projects are just as wonderful.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. SO exciting, Juls! finally, i get to see all the great things the Cute and Girly has to share! :)

    i LOVE that leaf necklace - absolutely beautiful and simple!

    and well, your tunnel card... fabulous. from one fussy-cutting girl to another! you're amazing!

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  5. Juls your creations are absolutely stunning and you should be so proud of yourself producing such beautiful items and under so much pressure. Hugs
    Pinky

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  6. A fabulous collection of cards and projects Juls and beautifully coloured and presented, I love them all!
    Hugs Tara xx

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  7. Gorgeous cards Juls. Especially love your still life photo. Hope the decorating is going well.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  8. Wow Juls, congratulations on your first DT post. There is so much to look at. Love all your cards - tunnel card is fab. Your other projects are great too.
    Hope the decorating is OK and the paint hasn't gone everywhere!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  9. Wow Juls, what a debut! Your projects are amazing!
    Hugs, Clare x

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  10. Congrats on your first DT post fantastic projects, looking forward to seeing more. Now that you've conquered putting text between photos can you do a tutorial on how to do it!

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  11. Wow! What a collection. Cards are gorgeous too, love those SN autum images! This challenge site looks soooo cool! Don't know where I will find time but I'm gonna try!

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  12. beautiful cards and creations Juls. congrats on the DT. your colour choices are really gorgeous.

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  13. Beautiful cards Juls. I really like the one with the umbrella.

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  14. Oh WOW Juls!! HUGE Congrats on your DT post, another challenge to come and play!!! Absolutely love your tunnel card, it looks spectacular with all those girls in it! Love your use of the stickles on them too, works really well. kxx

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  15. Well done for getting it published on time. I've yet to perfect that skill. Great selection of work. Hope the decorating is going well.
    Beryl xx

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  16. fantastic , what a talented and creative lady you are. So glad your part of the team, did I mention my dining room is in need of a make over..dt duty..only joking. Thanks for all your hard work, suport and just being a great blog friend. janex

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  17. Hi Jul's, you have made a great start in your new roll as DT,all your project's are stunning...
    Well done
    x
    Vicky

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  18. wow your work is fantastic!! xx jo xx

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  19. What a glorious selection...you have been busy!!
    I love Autumn so I'm going to join in if at all possible!
    xoxo

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  20. What a fab work you have made!!
    Love you`re autumn theme and you`re colouring!
    Hugs from Maya :)

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  21. hello
    gosh you have been bizzy, your creations are soooo beautiful,well done, you must be over the moon how they all came out, catch up when you get home, crafty hugs, julanne xx

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  22. Wow so much to look at!
    Beautiful creations!
    hugs
    kim x

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  23. Congrats on your DT spot. YOu have made some gorgeous projects, really love the cards.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous girl!
    Keep up the good work!

    Peace and Luv,
    Jeannie

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  25. WOW your artworks amazing, love those cards and thanks for popping on my blog x

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  26. Looks like your mojo is working overtime with these amazing works of art. How very beautiful!

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  27. Your work is trulyamazing, wow what a beautiful blog, I will return lol, some fantastic cards etc huggies from me xxxxxxxxxx

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  28. Perfect, love all your projects, so pretty.

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  29. Congratulations on the DT post. I love your cards, the colours and images are wonderful

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  30. Julia, you'r back. Hope all the decorating went well.

    Great projects, all very Autumnal.

    B x

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  31. Such gorgeous creations!! Congrats on your DT post - I'm off to check out the blog now xx

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  32. so gorgeous! I love them all.. Hard to pick a fav as they are all so gorgeous! Congrats on your DT!
    x

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  33. Oh Juls!! This is absolutely fabulous! I love the 3D effect, just adorable!! I LOVE this!
    Congratulations on your first DT position!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  34. Congrats on your DT place, your first cards are looking awsome... and your necklace is just gorgous x
    Now don't over do it with the decorating will you !

    Hugs Minxy

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  35. Hi thanks for your lovely comment, your designs are gorgeous, Christine x

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  36. Congrats dear, and what absolutely stunning post you have for us today, such wonderful teasures on here, I just adore the two top cards just wonderful
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  37. What a flying start you've made hun - you should be very proud - stunning cards :)

    As for that necklace - you're too clever, it's gorgeous!

    Hugs xxx

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  38. Wow, you've been busy! Love all these beautiful creations of yours...great scene you created with the girls and the necklace and fall picture are gorgeous! ~Hugs

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  39. Wow!! Have you been busy!! These are all such beautiful creations!! I love the scene you created. What depth!! That necklace is incredible!!

    I have blog candy on my blog if you are interested.

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  40. What a fantastic collection brilliant work
    luv
    linniexxx

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  41. Hi I found your blog through Millies lovely card at the top :-) and your leaf necklace is gorgeous too :-) juliet

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  42. These are gorgeous creations Juls! And every gal needs to reward herself for making a new DT! Congrats hun, well done! :)

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  43. All I can say is WOW! This is great! Congrats on the new blog - you deserve this!

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