Monday, 20 December 2010

Thanks for Tea.....

Hello All,

Well, we are still coping with the snowy weather here............

Popped into my local craft store today, and they are going to stop selling copic's, as most customers are asking for promarkers....... apparently everyone is asking for them as that's what they see on the tv! grrrrrr!!!! It has been really handy, for replacing colours when they run out e.c.t.......I suppose the upside is that at the mo, they are selling them 3 for I may have to pop in and get a few more colours to add to my collection.....and find some Internet stockists for when I run out!

Well onto my card... My Lovely Bloggy friend Jane, sent me this stamped image...she is just soooooooo adorable!!!...... I have coloured her with copics, then I have inked around the edge with "distress ink - antique linen and spun sugar", I then inked the whole image up with a versamark inkpad and embossed the image with a holographic embossing powder.......I then added some hand stitching.

The Tea cup stamp, is from this months craft stamper magazine, I added the sentiment... although I kind of used the sentiment stamp free hand rather than on an acrylic block, so that I could curve the lettering slightly so it looked better on the cup.

The DP is "K&Co - Cut and Paste-chocolate lover"

I have f0llowed the sketch from the LOTV challenge....have to say Love this layout, Also it has been years since I have used this embossing technique, and Dena Featured it in a recent Craft Stamper I have to say a huge thank you to Dena for the inspiration of this card!

This is my entry for:

Lilly Of The Vally - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Photo Inspirations ......( I liked the colours of this....also I thought the paper had a similar patchwork effect as the bedspread in the photo)
Alphabet Challenge - H for Hats
Die Cut Dreams - How Girly can you get
Cup Cake - Thank You

Thanks for looking
Hugs to you all


  1. This is so soft and pretty Juls, I love your colors here. The senti on the tea cup looks great. Hey, I think it is a good opportunity to stock up on those copics you need, lol! Might as well get them on sale! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  2. That's not good hun. I love my copics. I have to say that due to pricing I have gotten them from the US.

    Love that image and the delicate colours you have chosen. Beautiful.

    Hugs Tracy x

  3. Hi Juls, this ones a real stunner, perfect colouring as always, yummy papers and fab stitching. love the embossing technique and cute cup & sauccer embellie.

    Donna x

  4. oooohhhhhh I hate it when things like that happens, I have tried both and much prefer copics so Im with you Juls...your card is stunning, I love the frosting over the image
    Mina xxx

  5. Hi Juls,
    This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours and the image and the way you have used the lace. A truely wonderful card.
    Fiona x

  6. Sooo cute Juls! Love this image and your thank you cuppa with the butterfly!
    Viv xx

  7. Oooooo! Juls! This is gorgeous! I love the soft colors of this and all the glitter and shimmer! sigh .... BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Big Hugs,

  8. oooooh, Juls! this is BEAUTIFUL! i love the image - she's too cute! but your colouring, and those lovely soft pastels, and that POWDER! i simply MUST get my hands on some!

    gorgeous creation, my dear! xo

  9. Fab card Juls, have to say when I was starting my alcohol based pens I did look at how easy they were to get hold of and as Joanna sheen sells promarkers and doesn't charge postage I plumped for them. Hope you find another outlet to keep your collection going real soon. Have a fab christmas and love the card, keep saying I'm going to try Denas technique but still haven't got around to it yet, on my to do crafty list.

  10. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

  11. Oh Juls this is so pretty - love the embossing technique too.
    Have a fabulous Christmas and wonderful New Year.
    Debs xx

  12. Gorgeous card,such a sweet image and beautiful coloring. I love the beaded butterfly and touch of glitter. Perfect !!!!

  13. Adorable cute card, love the sweet image.

  14. Hi Juls I love your card. It's adorable. I'm a big Copics fan.. don't like how thick the barrel is on the Pro-markers. Well Done getting 3 for 2!
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas & a happy, healthy 2011.
    Thank you for all your lovely blog comments throughout the year. They mean so much.. if you are ever over at Dawn Bibby's again give me a shout.. I only live 5 mins away!
    Best wishes & Happy crafting. Gez.xx

  15. Wow Juls, I just adore this much sparklie goodness on such an precious image. Well done! Have a blessed Christmas!

  16. Juls,your card is lovely. Beautiful bright colours.I feel a spring! ;)
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  17. just love what you've done with this lovely image, gorgeous pastels and the glitter effect, perfect. glad you liked my pics and are surviving the smow.janex

  18. A super adorable card, love how it shimmers.. I'm a copics girl too, can't get on with the promarkers so its sad your shop is stopping them, still while there on offer it would be rude to say no lol.
    Thank you for ALL of the lovely comments on my blog Juls, i really appreciate them, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas xx
    hugs Minxy x

  19. Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Juls ! Your card is simply adorable ! Love the soft colours and the delicious image ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  20. Hi Jul's,

    Just wanted to pop over to wish you all the best for Chrismas and the new year, I didn't think I would get the chance as both mine and hubbys PC's have been in pieces for ages. Long

    But I am glad to say I am up and running again for

    So love this card Jul's, the pastel colours work beautifully, they add such a subtle backdrop to that gorgeous image, it's like she was made for those papers....Well done you, you have a fabulous eye for detail....

    Sending hug hugs and all the best for you and your family at Christmas and for the new year...

  21. Oh this is adorable,I love the soft pretty colours and that gorgeous sparkle!!! I hope you find a store on the net for your copics,the upside,you might get them cheaper!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!
    Hugs xx

  22. Oh Juls, your card is nice nice nice, pastels coloring is extra ! And glitter, so cute !

  23. Hi Juls

    Delicious card, love the technique you have used with the embossing powder. Great colours too.

    Hugs Ali x

  24. There IS no life without Copics! Thank Goodness for the internet!! LOVE this BEAUTIFUL image! All of the steps you took really makes it glisten! FAB card!

  25. soo adorable! one of my fav stamps!

  26. ooh, what a beautifully put together card.

  27. Oh my this is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week...that sparkle is just to die for! Great job!

  28. Gorgeous card Juls, love all the sparkle. I have to say I like both copics and promarkers and tend to mix them. Stamp Galaxy is excellent for the copics, great price too.

  29. Hi Juls, you shouldn't need to replace copics when they run out as they are refillable and you just need to buy refills. I've only ever bought mine on the net and there are 2 or 3 places I buy from depending on the price at the time. If you want to know more, drop me a line. I love your card with the beautiful pretty colours. keeleyxx

  30. So adorable, i love the sparkle and the fabulous image. Love how you embellished with the tea cup stamp
    love tasha xx

  31. This is just too gorgeous Juls. Love the imge, the stitching and embellishments and most if all the pink early 'steam'.
    I got some Copics from here

    Hope this heps.
    Beryl xx

  32. your card is just darling the soft pretty colours and the image is as cute as can be! Sorry I didn't get around to comment last week but i was in bed sick! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

  33. Lovely card Juls. I love the image and your papers are gorgeous.