Monday, 1 March 2010

Spring is in the air at By The Cute and Girly

Hi All,

Well This is a bit of a bitter sweet post for me today! Firstly it is a new month, so it is time for a new challenge over at By The Cute and Girly This month the challenge of "spring is in the air" has been set by Brenda and as always there are some fab prizes on offer so its well worth entering to be in with the chance to win.

However this will also be my last post as a member of the BTC&G design Team. I have been having long discussions with my hubby about blogland e.c.t...and he feels I spend so much time blogging that I don't seem to enjoy crafting the same.....and that is my first love! and so I have decided to take a step back from everything for the moment. I am not going to disappear altogether but I will not be in blogland as often as I am at the mo. I couldn't disappear completely, none of my friends understand my love of paper, pens, images e.c.t....or get that excited over finished cards so it is nice to share with people that have the same passion for crafting as I do.

So for the moment I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Jane who gave me this fab opportunity and all the girls that I have worked along side. I am really going to miss it...and I have really loved being on the team. As you will be aware BTC&G has had a DT I want to wish all of you that entered the best of luck!

So now onto my cards:

This card was made...again using the free images I downloaded from Colouring pages I have coloured the image using my copics. I have raised the little girl using silicone glue unfortunately it seeped through a little and so I have covered everything in stickles to try and disguise it! hence the chick with a glittery green head!!!

I have gone for the distressed look, as It is one I love but I am never that happy when I do it, so feel I have to keep practicing...I have done some faux stitching....the glittery swirls are double sided peel offs

This I have made using my brand new lilli of the Vally stamp...the papers are once again from my scrap pile...I will hazard a guess that they are "Daisy D"

the image I have coloured using my are the little pearls that I coloured in to match (I know I am a little slow...but I have only just discovered I could do that!...........oh the possibilities!)

Finally I have this little notepad.....I got a pack of 8 little notepads from they literally cost pennys...I have covered it in some K&Co paper....the image is "Jolly Nation" and I have finished off with buttons and fibres....(I am well into buttons at the mo!)

Anyway that's me for today...once again thanks for looking!
Hugs Juls


  1. hey Juls! love your cards and understand about the need for stepping back. i spend a lot less time on the PC than I used to and don't now feel the pressure I used to to blog all the time. I do it as and when I can! Your work is lovely so keep enjoying your hobby :)
    Just to let you know I ahve a lovely give-away on my blog...nothing to do with crafts!

    Hugs Judy xx

  2. Hey Juls..great work..glad your not going to disappear forever as i love to see your work..but enjoy the "me time"..Debs x

  3. Hi Julia

    These really do have a lovely feel of Spring to them, really wonderful creations for the theme.

    I understand all you say, but please don't become a stranger to us all.

    B x

  4. Ah such a sad post Juls, love your gorgeous makes and I will be keeping a good eye on your blog, so don't be neglecting it!! Here is the link for that image I used. You can see them here

  5. These are all great Juls, what a cute little notepad too. I know what you mean, blogging is very time consuming as there are fabulous ideas, inspiration and links to other great things that you get so involved and don't realise how much time has gone by. Enjoy your extra time doing the crafting you so love.
    Hugs Julie x

  6. Hi Juls,
    These are beautifully crafted cards. Each one of them is gorgeous in it's own way. I love them.
    I will miss you in blogland because I have so enjoyed my visits hereand your support has been much appreciated. However you must do what you think is best for you and your family. Take care and enjoy whatever you do.
    God bless.
    Special Hugs,
    Fiona x

  7. These are all beautiful, Juls!! I hope you have more crafting "just because" time!! Hugs!!

  8. Hi Juls, firstly your new creations are all gorgeous...those images are the sweetest....LOTV have released some real cuties!

    I completely understand about the blogging overtaking the crafting...and as you work your craft time is even more takes time to find the good for you doing what it takes to work for you! bx

  9. so pretty and cheering, loving the spring. janex

  10. These are all gorgeous Juls and I will really miss seeing your lovely work as part of the BTC&G DT. I do know what you mean about blogging taking up a lot of your time though. Last week I really struggled to get all the commenting done on all the entries. I am very conscientious about it and feel that if someone enters a challenge it is nice to acknowledge the fact. Sometimes I really feel I don't get much crafting done!

    I'll miss being able to visit your blog as often but since you're on my favourite blogs I'll be able to visit you when you have time to post. Enjoy time to yourself to craft.

    Hugs Kat xx

  11. lovely creations Juls. the top is my favourite - what a sweetie!

  12. All of your creations today is Gorgeous Juls!Fabulous papers and designs!

  13. oh these are all great hun gorjus creations love the note book too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  14. Oh Juls you will be missed, just dont go all together!
    I love these creations - you have such a wonderful way with colour and picing cards and projects together
    love tasha xx

  15. Gorgeous creations Juls, we will miss you and hope you will join in the challenges now and again.

  16. Oh Hun what a shame you will be missed dear, but I do understand, I had to take a few weeks off from commentging and I felt so guilty about it, which is not right as crafting is a hobby and should never become a chore.
    Best of luck sweetie
    Hugs Jacqui x

  17. Juls I love your work, and you will be missed. FABULOUS cards.

  18. great work!
    sad all things come to a close

  19. I'm so pleased to hear you're not going to dissapear too!! Love to see all your creations but understand that this hobby can take over if you let it!!!
    Take care

  20. Oh these are fabulous, I love the image you have used on the notebook. I am glad you won't be totally disappearing from blogland as I love looking at your creations but I can fully understand why you are taking some time to yourself, blogging can become so time consuming.

  21. These cards are all so beautiful! I love the glitter swirls on the first one. I hope you find your love of paper crafting again. I'm sure you will. And I'm glad to hear you and your lovely creations will still be around.

  22. Understandable, that's exactly why I don't join DT's, I want to keep this a "fun" hobby. :) Wow, you've made lots of cute things! Love the felt piece on the second card and that PM image is darling! Will have to look that image up, thanks! ~Hugs

  23. These are lovely Juls. The LOTV stamp is one of my favourites. Sorry to hear you wont be about so much. Totally understand. I stepped down from 5 Dt's for the same reason, but had to stay on 1.(LOTV), these stamps are far to cute

  24. Oh Juls, I totally understand the need to take a little breather! I hope you destress a little and enjoy your hobby more.
    The cards you made are adorable! I am soo loving the LOTV stamps so much! The nice cheery colors on that one are just awesome!
    Hugs and take care!

  25. You creations are amazing and I just want you to be happy and want to crate for you however that may end up! Beth

  26. I hope you will still be around Juls as I would miss your stunning what fantastic you have made for today
    Mina xxx

  27. Gorgeous cards Juls and such a sweet little notepad, the distressing on the first card looks brilliant :) Donna x

  28. Being a polite, active blogger is a big job, I've found the same to be true, it can gobble up the free time that is intended to be crafting in the first place, so although you will be missed, I totally understand!!

    Your creations are gorgeous, I thought that was a PEEP, not a glittery chick, lol. These are so refreshing, love the springy colours and your amazing colouring!!

    Take Care,

  29. They all looked so "Precious" Juls. Not just that, but also very sweet too :o)