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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Getting Shabby In The Sugarbowl!



This is my entry for the fab sugarbowl Challenge.....

I am really pleased with this card for 2 main reasons, firstly this is the first time I have followed a sketch in about 3 months. I was finding that every time I followed a sketch..I ended up getting tied in knots and not liking the results..so I have just been doing my own thing for a while......hence why all my cards had a similar layout....even I was getting bored with them!!!! So I have attempted to follow a sketch again, and i actually like how it turned out! whooo hooooo!!!!!!

The 2nd reason I am happy, is that I do struggle with the "shabby chic" look....I have been working on it, as it is a look I love and I would like to master it....I realise this is not a patch on the beautiful shabby chic cards all you guys produce, but it is the most happy I have been with this look.

The background text paper is "7 gypsies" and all the other papers and the sentiment are "Daisy D"... and I have coloured one of my Fav Leanne Elis designs with copics...I was a little worried when I cut her out that she would loose an arm, but thankfully it survived!

Once again Thanks for looking!
Hugs Juls

40 comments:

  1. Hi Juls,
    I love the pink/green colour combo. This one really works for me - I am lovin it. A cute image and it all makes for a great card in my book.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  2. well hun you should be pleased with the way your card has turned out as its gorjus love the papers and its a real shabby sheak card with the torn edges,great image too such a wonderful take on the sketch too hun well done love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  3. Wow......beautiful.....love the soft Spring colours! Great colouring of this cute image and well done cutting her out!!
    Love the new look blog too!

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  4. I love you shabby look with this image and papers! Beth

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  5. Good Mornning Juls
    wow you have been busy seem to have missed a couple, (had to garden this weekend) and what fabulous one they are I especially like the one below.
    hugs chris xx

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  6. Hi Juls, You have every reason to be happy with this card, it is stunning.
    Have a great week.
    Clare x

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  7. Oh this is adorable Juls, love the sweet image and fab details.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Beautiful card, I love the papers you have used and the image is so pretty

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  9. Fabulous card sweetie, and the butyterfly card below is just stunning
    Hugs jacqui x

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  10. Hi Juls love your card pastels work so well for the image and great layout. Hugs Pascale

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  11. Shabby in a good way it's such a satisfying feeling isn't it to be please with something you have been tring to achieve well done for sticking with it. It was defo worth it looks FAB!

    Love Dawn xx

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  12. Hi Juls
    this is just so fabulous I love the chic girlyness (is that a word), and the colours are perfect.
    hugs Kaylou xoxo

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  13. Hi Juls
    Haven't seen this image used in ages. A great card Juls. The shabby chic looks great
    Love sarah XXx

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  14. How very pretty! I just love what you did with the Shabby Chic theme! The pastel color scheme adds to it. What a fabulous card.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  15. Oh wow Juls, so very pretty! You did a fabulous job with the shabby chic look, looks amazing! ~Hugs

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  16. So pretty! Love the colours you've used. Lisa x

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  17. Wow!
    Juls this is so totally gorgeous!
    Love your beautiful colours and your detail and papers just fabulous!
    hugs
    kim x

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  18. pretty yet modern, only you could pull that off juls. Great card. you've changed your blog again, tick vg. janex

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  19. Gorgeous card Juls, I love the soft spring colours and your lovely design. Chris x

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  20. What a beautiful card Juls.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  21. Jules, this is a pretty, feminine card! You did a great job with the shabby chic look!
    Hugs, Dena

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  22. That is soooo pretty Juls, wonderful blend of colour x

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  23. WOW Juls this is just gorgeous!!! Love that paper and sentiment ~ very shabby chic to me!! Love all your details as well!! SUch a beautiful card!! Glad you liked the sketch and thanks so much for playing along!
    :)Kathy

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  24. Oh Juls! This is GORGEOUS! You've done a fabulous job with the distressing! And the colors are absolutely lovely! Not to mention the image ... I LOVE it!
    hugs,
    Elise

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  25. This is so beautiful. Love your style and attention to detail.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  26. Hi Juls
    I have left something for you on my blog
    Love sarah XXX

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  27. Love this Juls, so pretty and a great shabby look to it!
    Clairexx

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  28. Juls, she is really pretty in pastels!! I love the coloring you did on her!! Too cute!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  29. another beautiful creation. I adore the colours you have used. Perfect. xo Jackie

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  30. You've every reason to be pleased with this card Juls, its gorgeous...fab distressing and such beautiful soft colours :) Donna x

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  31. Oh this is so pretty and your distressing is fabulous!!!
    hugs xx

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  32. Your card looks fab Juls.....love your papers....you cut that out? WOW bet that was fiddly....but you managed perfectly!! bx

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  33. I love these springy papers, so pretty with the cute image and your shabby chic look! Your cutting skills are awesome!

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  34. wow shes beautiful in pastels Juls, I always struggle with shabby chic too but yours is just perfect
    Mina xxx

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  35. How pretty! Love that DP! So fresh!

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  36. This is fab shabby chic Juls, love the pretty soft colours,
    Really beautiful,
    Love Sarita xx

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  37. Love your colour combo Juls. The image and the papers fit so well together. I love your "shabby chic". I am always nervous of distressing...I always think I have distressed enough and then realise when it's too late that I haven't distressed enough!

    Kat xx

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  38. Love the new layout. Sorry I haven't been around lately. I have a lot to catch up on. I'll be posting soemething on my blog for you in a little while. :)

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