Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Bump Buddies

Hi All,

Well I have my first card of 2012, One of my best friends is expecting, she is exactly 3 months behind me, so we will be bump buddies!!! I have bought her a mum to be spa kit and have made this card for her.

I have used a load of scrap paper, for the background, I have colour tinted it with " Distress ink - tumbled glass" and the fabulous "whiff of joy" images which I have coloured with copics.

I apologise for the photo, its a dark snowy day, and with no decent light I was struggling to take a good photo, I have tried to lighten it up on the computer, however it is still a little blurry ...sorry about that!

This is my entry for:

By the Cute and Girly - New Beginnings
Kaboodle - Lets Celebrate
Party Time Tuesday - Something New
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Xtra special occasion
Stamping for the weekend - New Beginnings
Sweet Stamping - New Beginnings
Allsorts - New Beginnings
Saturday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls


  1. Hi Juls

    This looks gorgeous!!

    I love the background layout and your cute image. Such delicate colours.

    Love the sound of the spa kit too.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Gorgeous image and I am loving the background. Jane x

  3. This is just gorgeous, your friend will love it Juls. I love the pastel colours and how you mixed your papers. Thats one of my new year resolutions, no more collecting scraps I am going to use them;)

  4. oh this is just gorgeous hun your friend will just adore this to bits,love the colors,and those papers happy new year hun hugs cherylxxxx

  5. Hello Juls,

    Happy New Year to you!

    What an exciting year you have ahead of you!

    Love your beautiful card especially the layers that have all been so lovingly stitched on!

    Had a quick visit over your other work and am now in love with your stunning pink corset card! The delicate shimmery stitches and the tiny beads are all so beautiful!

    Keryn x

  6. WOW, such an elegant and soft card, perfect for your bumb body, lol!!! Thanks for joining us this month at By the Cute and Girly. Hugs, Brigitte

  7. This is beautiful!!! I am in love with the colors and the image is darling!

    Thanks for playing at PTT!

    Holly PTT DT

  8. Love the layering and the wonderful coloring on your image. Pretty soft colors in use too! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ 100th Challenge: Celebrate!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  9. Happy New Year Julia. This card is great and a fab way of using up offcuts...

  10. Hi Juls hope you are well and the sickness is staying away!! Gorgeous card xx (p.s. dont suppose you could point me in the right directions for info on how to use my polychromo pencils???) xx

  11. Very pretty card and a lovely idea! Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's Xtra Special Occasion challenge xx

  12. Happy bump day! That's a lovely card :o)

  13. What a pretty card Juls. I love the soft colours and that sweet image. I've managed to make a card and some tags and I'm hoping to post them soon now that I've managed to choose my favourite cards from last year! Isn't it funny how some months have more favourite cards than others!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  14. I just love this! I have never heard the term, Bump Buddies before! How sweet to share this time with a friend...and a spa gift sounds wonderful...

  15. love the pastels, gorgeous card x

  16. Aww beautiful colours, papers and that stamp is perfect. So lovely you and your friend have bumps together too :).

  17. Juls, your card is just gorgeous, so lovely colors, so lovely stamp ! Perfect !
    Have a nice day and happy new year for you and your family !

  18. Beautiful how you done the background and the image is truly gorgeous hun :o)

    have a lovely evening...big hugs Vicky xx

  19. What a cute creation, soooo romantic, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

  20. so soft and sweet..just gorgeous :0)...hugs Debs x

  21. gorgeous creation - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

  22. aw, lovely Juls. nice to have a mate in the same boat too.

  23. Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  24. Oh such a pretty card Juls! Gorgeous image and lovely papers too :o) Lisa x

  25. A pretty card and a great idea. When are you due? You have an exciting year ahead that's for sure! I was just reading your previous post ... Interestingly, my creative journey started after I had my first child! You might just find you have arty time when the baby sleeps. Who knows?! Happy new year :-)

  26. What a lovely card with super soft colors.

    Carson's Creations

  27. Super sweet card!! Love that fantastic image!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  28. A beautiful card!! I just love the soft, subtle colors! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

  29. A beautiful card Juls, I adore the layout and your papers are so pretty
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  30. Beautiful soft colours Juls, you 'bump buddy' will love it.

    I think we are all struggling with photos at the moment, the days are so dull.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

    B x

  31. beautiful card juls.i love your soft pretty colours and the image and design are really gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  32. Awwwww what a precious card, just adorable

    Happy New Year Juls, Thanks for all your lovely comments throughout last year{and this}, means a lot to me xx

  33. Hi Juls, happy new year
    beautiful card and a great way to use up scraps

  34. A gorgeous creation hun! xxx

  35. Absolutely beautiful - I love it!!

  36. Incredibly pretty cardJuls, love the way you have done the papers and the image is so sweet :) Donna ♥ x

  37. I've tried to email you but not sure if you've got them???

  38. What a lovely card, and a fabby idea. I'm sure your friend will love it.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin

    Susan x

  39. A beautiful card for the mom-to-be, you are such a sweet and thoughtful friend, your gf is going to be so happy when she received this!

  40. Hi Juls, I'm just catching up, I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year. I love this sweet card and how lovely to have a friend so close to your birth

  41. Oh my goodness Juls, this is one seriously beautiful card! x

  42. Hi Juls

    What a great card I love what you've done with the bp's which are all gorgeous! The image is great too and what a lovely card to send.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  43. This is so pretty, love the image and beautiful papers, so soft and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week xx

  44. Beautiful soft & pretty card Juls! Congratulations to you both! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  45. Such a cute image for an expecting card and lovely soft colours.
    Happy crafting!
    Hugs Erika. x

  46. What a gorgeous card. Love the image, layout and papers and your coloring of course. So much fun to have a friend pregnant at the same time.

  47. Oh! wow Juls, this is a stunning creation. Love the gorgeous image and pretty papers. Amazing colouring as always hun.

    Donna x

  48. Wszystkiego dobrego w Nowym Roku.
    I... piękna karteczka. Bardzo mi się podoba.
    Cieszę się, że bierzesz udzial w wyzwaniu. Teraz jesteśmy koleżankami, chociaż jesteśmy daleko. :)
    Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
    Dorota 71

  49. gorgeous Juls... love how you have layered the papers... beautiful.
    hugs Kaylou xx