Saturday, 1 January 2011

The Story Begins.....

Hello All, first card of 2011. This was a card that just seemed to evolve... I had no plan in mind when I started....This is a new stamp for me "Krafting Kimmie - Snow White"....she is just gorgeous!!!..I knew I wanted her in blue but I had no DP that was the colour I wanted so I just decided to colour her in, and I would see what I could do later.....

I looked at various castle stamps that I had to create a background....nothing looked right. Then I came across this set of "Darcies - flourish house" stamps that so far have remained uninked.. ( I have so many stamps like that its embarrassing!!)....The House, the little owl and the sentiment are from that set.

I inked up the page with "distress ink - Tumbled glass & faded jeans"....The flourish is my trusty "Kanban" stamp....not sure how I crafted before owning that one!....I wanted to tie the red in a bit more so I added red dots to the foliage using a sakura glitter pen.....finally I added some stitching, some loose glitter on the dress and apple and a little glitter to the background.

Think I will be using this as a new home card!

This is my entry for:

One Stop Craft - New Beginnings
Stamp Something - Something with Glitter
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings
My Time to Craft - Brand spanking new

Thank you all for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Juls its another astonishingly gorgeous card, I love the type of card you are doing at the moment, I actually love all your cards but these are just standing out for me.
    can I ask where you got flowery stamp from ?
    happy new year love chris.

  2. This is lovely! Your coloring is beautiful, especially the black hair! Wishing you and yours a happy New Year.

  3. Beautiful start to the new year Juls, I love the shades of blue that youve used.

    Keryn x

  4. o Juls wow this is so gorgeous the colouring is amazing girl !! a real beauty !

    hugs and I wish you a very happy newyear whit a lot off beautiful creations !

    hugs Cora

  5. Juls its just gorgeous, definitely perfect for a new home. The little house and image go so well together. Happy New Year to you. Hugs

  6. Hiya Juls and happy new year!

    Wow, simply stunning hun!, what a beauty and I just love the colours you have chosen :o)

    Big hugs for 2011, love Vicky xx

  7. Lovely design .Happy new year !

  8. Happy New Year Juls, and what a fantastic card for your first of this year. Your colouring is amazing and I love the depth you have achieved. Great scene.

    Hugs Ali x

  9. Gorgeous, Juls! Love her beautiful blue dress and the lovely scene you've created!

  10. Pretty!! Love your combination of stamps and the colors, just fabulous Juls! Happy New Year! ~hugs

  11. This is a lovely creation again my friend ! Sorry, i'm late for my comments !
    I want to wish you an happy new year !

  12. Gorgeous colours and the apple looks good enough to eat! Is glitter edible?! LOL
    xoxo Sioux

  13. Hi Juls, wow this is an amazing card, love the stamps and colours you've used.

    Donna x

  14. A+dorable little scene card! AWESOME coloring!!!

  15. This is not a card; this is ART. My oh my you are multi- talented!!!!!!!! Your coloring took my breath away and the color scheme of this card is gorgeous. I love it! If I were you I'd keep it :)
    And a Happy New Year!!!!!

  16. You totally brought her to life with your colouring, fantastic light and shade. Love the finished card too, turned out well.

  17. Hi Juls
    Wow this is stunning - the image is fabulous and I just love the way you put it all together.
    Thanks for all your support and kind words throughout 2010.
    Hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

  18. Hiya juls wow this card is absolutely stunning !! Happy new year to you xx jo xx

  19. Juls, your coloring is just gorgeous! I love the scene you created and your flourish just adds the perfect touch. A very beautiful card! Thank you for always visiting me and for all the inspiration you've given me! Happy New Year Juls!

  20. Hi Juls
    lovely card. I really like this Kimmie images. I just might have to get some!
    Looking forward to your creations this year
    Hugs sarah x

  21. Fab idea to create your own background! Love this card Juls!
    I'm ashamed to say I have a huge number of uninked stamps too and digis that have never seen the light of day! Eeek!

  22. She is just beautiful and a great way to start off the New Year!

    Peace & Luv,

  23. Hi Juls,
    Beautifully is this card!
    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs Karla

  24. Happy New Year Juls, wishing you a happy and crafty 2011.
    Your card is just adorable and coloured beautifully x

  25. Happy New Year Juls ♥♥
    Love your first card of the year. The colours are FAB. Love your Kanban stamp. Gorgeous.xx

  26. Happy New Year Juls! And what a gorgeous card to start off the new year! Wooohooo! This is stunning! I love how you created the scenery and everything is just BREATHTAKING!


  27. Wow love your card and how you have put it all together will have to go and look at these stamps.
    Hugs Louise xx

  28. Happy New Year this card is beautiful, love the colours you have chose. thanks for playing along at OSCC, Janet

  29. Fabulous card Juls - love the style of it and the colours you have used.
    I wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2011 and hope it is all you wish for yourself.
    Thankyou for being such a lovely blogging friend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  30. Wonderful card.
    Happy new year!

  31. WOW! Beautiful and stunning! I love how you created your own background paper. keeleyxx

  32. fantastic card juls.i love the image and the background you have created.your colouring is stunning.
    happy new year :D

    xx coops xx

  33. Lovely card, great stamp! Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

  34. wow Juls this is stunning, your so right about the blue it suits her just perfectly...I love it
    Happy New Year
    Mina xxx

  35. Wow what a lot of work you have put into this one, but it was really worth it a real stunner
    Hugs Jacqui xx

  36. Wow! Juls this card is amazing. I love how you have put all the elemnts togther. It's so beautiful.... if it were mine I'd frame it!
    Hugs and Happy New Year!!
    Sandra x

  37. Hello Juls,
    Fabulous card; just love the image you used and colors. Your colouring is fantastic!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Challenge this week.
    Happy New Year !