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Sunday, 1 November 2009

By The Cute and Girly Challenge 2

Well can you believe it another month has passed and it is time for the 2nd Challenge over at By The Cute And Girly Laura has set us the challenge of "Winter Wonderland" we have had a lot of fun preparing for this one, and hope you will all join in with us too..here are my makes for the challenge:




This card has been made using a gorgeous stamp from " Stamptivity Ltd" I actually bought her in March and I have never yet inked her up, can you believe that?! anyway, I thought she would make the perfect Snow Queen! I have stamped her a few times and layered up, I have coloured creating a paint from Mica Powders, also I coloured the lace of the dress with sakura gel pens but water coloured it out. The and added some flower soft to create a fur coller. The paper of the main card is from the "K&Co - wedding collection"..on the inside of the card I have also stamped some snowflakes and dusted over with Mica powders to give a co- ordinated look. and finally added some glass beads.

I made this candle to co-ordinate with the card I made, again adding touches of flower soft.
I have to say this is the project I have been most excited about! It is something very different for me, something I have never attempted before. While I was down south I went into a Hobby Craft shop, years ago I always looked a the x stitch then the last 4 years or so it had been the papercraft section, now as a result of "By the cute and Girly" I have rediscovered my love of all crafts, so I felt the need to look at absolutely everything!! Poor Hubby I took hours!

Any way I came across this kit designed for children, and it was for fashion designing, it had a tiny manikin and scraps of fabric, and I just loved the idea of that! However the kit was ridiculously expensive as it was really just a gimmick, so I walked the length and breath of the shop to see if they would sell the manikin on its own, and they didn't...then my hubby saw in the shop next door, some of these jewelery stands, that were a dress form for £5 he suggested i buy that and cut the wires off, and that's what I did.

I have done dress making for myself before, but always using a pattern, I didn't have the confidence to design a pattern, also I have never done anything in miniature like this..so I really enjoyed it. Below are a few photos I took during the process of making it:



The Lighting is quite bad in most of these photo's I was working into the evening, hopefully it gives you an idea.

Please if you get a chance pop across to By The Cute and Girly As all the girls have created some truly inspiring stuff which is well worth looking at!! and we are looking forward to see all your "Winter Wonderland" Makes too!!

Hugs Juls

47 comments:

  1. All I can say is Wow! I love your card, candle and dress! You are very crafty and clever!

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  2. Hi Jul's, my what a truly stunning set you have created.That card is beautiful, the stamp is so lovely and ties in so nicely with the whole set
    love the candle too, I will have to try making one myself.
    And such a wonderful manikin, well done to Hubby for the idea about the one in the other shop...
    I love your project colour choice it's beautiful and the beaded trim is gorg...

    Well done Jul's
    x
    Vicky

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  3. OH MY ..... these are STUNNING, Juls:O) Love the elegance, the image is gorgeous, and that dress, WOW!!! I have on my "to do list" to make a candle, but...
    Your projects are amazing!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

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  4. All your pieces are wonderful but the mannequin is truly awesome. You have so much talent (not to mention patience.)
    Beryl xx

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  5. I'm just lifting my jaw up off the floor Juls..... look what you've been up to! Totally amazing stuff and that mannequin is a complete masterpiece!!!
    Thank you so much for the lovely award, I will be adding it to my blog this week ;o)
    Hugs Tara xx

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  6. Absolutely stunning hun, amazing set of work x

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  7. What amazing projects Juls. The card is just gorgeous and so is the candle. Must try a candle sometime. The dress is amazing. You are so brave making it without a pattern. You're always amazing us with your talent. Clever girl.

    Kat xx

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  8. Juls girl, you've knocked my socks off!!! One word....WOWZA!! You did an amazing job on that dress.....you should check into working for Barbie! You are so very talented!

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  9. juls this is a fabulous project, love the wonderful card and your fantastic dress
    xoxo BA

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  10. WOW WOW WOW Juls, I am exciting to see these projects too. They are all so classy and finished beautifully. Love the tutorial and pics you did on the dress. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  11. Wow - that's really awesome! :D
    Love all of it, and you've used such lovely colours! :D

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  12. OMG this is totally stunning gosh you have put so much into this totally awesome hugs cheryl xxxx

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  13. Juls your talent is over the top girl!
    Girly and princess and very boutique!
    Thanks so much for the award, I appreciate it very much!! You're the best.

    Peace and Luv,
    Jeannie

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  14. Hi Juls

    Your "winter" makes are wonderful

    I think it is lovely to be able to show and think of other crafts alongside cardmaking.

    I love how you have shown the stages of making your lovely dress. It shows how much effort and thought has gone into what you have made.

    Simply stunning.

    Love Jules xx

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  15. The card and candle are a lovely set and that dress is just Fab-u-lous!
    xoxo

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  16. wow these are amazing, love the card, candle and the dress is wow...stunningly made project
    Mina xxx

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  17. Geez, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I mean, of course I say that a lot about your creation, but this one just tops the cake. Love that dress, love all the elegance. Wonderfully done!!

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  18. Juls your creations are absolutely Gorgeous! Love the Snow Queen image and the flower soft is amazing!
    Hugs,Connie

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  19. Thank's for your comment
    love your project and the details on the model.
    perfect
    orli

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  20. Juls, these projects are stunning and I am totally blown away by the dress - it's amazing!
    Clare x

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  21. Wow, wow, wow...totally stunning!!
    Hugs Emma x

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  22. Crikey woman how clever are you!!! and patient, these are beautiful and that dress is, well words fail me!!! and that doesnt happen often, Wonderful xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  23. Wow wow wow!!!!! I am speechless dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  24. What a wonderful post Juls , your creation are perfect, thankyou for all you do. janex

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  25. OMG...this is absolutely beautiful.....TFS

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  26. Wow Juls, did you get any sleep?? LOL. Fan creations, all of them and the dress is stunning!!
    Clairex

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  27. Fantastic work!! Love the dress, absolutely gorgeous!

    Gonna hop over to the challenge blog now :)

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  28. Omg Juls,The dress is FANTASTIC!!!! I love the card and candle too.xx jo xx

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  29. Gosh these are just so fabulous!! I just absolutely love the dress!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  30. Wow! This collection is breathtaking! I especially love the dress at the end. Thank you so much for sharing the photos of how you made it.I love working in miniature and all the attention to detail it demands and you have one a marvellous job with it.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  31. I just don't even know where to begin! the card and envelope are so stunning and then when I saw the gown holy wowsers! AMAZING!!! Beth

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  32. Oh my goodness! that dress is amazing! what art! super cute card Juls.
    x

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  33. Juls, I love all your winter wonderland entries, but your altered dress form is just awesome! You have a very patient hubby!!! I'm hoping to join in this challenge soon, but it won't be a patch on yours!! kxx

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  34. Gorgeous pocket card and that miniature dress is just out of this world and it looks like a real winter fairytale dress.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  35. Holy Cow Juls, These are all STUNNING!!! I love the colors and you are such an artist! You are a true talent!!
    hugs, janny

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  36. Oh wow!!!
    These are just such stunning creations!
    Totally amazing you rock!
    hugs
    kim x

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  37. Wow Juls... these are fabulous!!! you are such a clever gal!! xxxx

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  38. SO creative, you are! this project is GORGEOUS!!!

    are you keeping the whole thing or giving it to someone for a christmas or birthday gift... or heck, etsy it? it's INCREDIBLE! you worked HARD for this challenge!

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  39. So pretty Juls!! That dress is gorgeous, fabulous job on it!

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  40. This is just AMAZING Juls. Such gorgeous and pretty creations,
    Fab work!
    Love Sarita xx

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  41. Your projects are totally amazing

    Thanks for your kind comment

    Alison xx

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  42. Hi Juls, wow I'm so impressed I love your gorgeous card the image is beautiful and I love the flowersoft, your candle is gorgeous too, but the dress wow it's stunning your so creative have a great weekend hugs Jill xx

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  43. Hi Juls, OMG are you serious you made this...wow its stunning....I love the colours! Bet it was fiddley working on a project that size...but well worth it for this result! bx

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