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Friday, 22 March 2013

Silhoutted Sugar

Hello All,

Well just as I got so that I was back to being a regular blogger, I've disappeared again!! We were away for our anniversary, then I have been doing a work training .... so there has been no blogging or crafting, just falling into bed exhausted!!

As it has been my anniversary I have received one or two crafting anniversary presents .... including a little trip to the house of sugar :-) I bought some lovely "My Minds Eye" papers that I have used here  ( I cant remember the name of the pad, and its up in the loft .... next time I go up, I will check and then update my post!)

I have used a Leanne Ellis stamp ( I would sooooo love it if we could get more of her images!!) but to be a little different, I coloured it in black, to create a silhouette.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sugar bowl - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Girly
Shabby Tea Room - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
ABC - Just as you Like
Charisma Cards - Die Cuts
Totally Gorjuss - Something Old (using an old stamp)

Now as I afforded myself the luxury of using new paper and not my scraps .... I had to follow my new rules, where I use it all up, so that I at least do not add to the enormous pile of scraps that I have ... I cut into 3 6x6 papers to make this card .... and have also decorated the inside of the card, I was then left with this:


And with the leftover snippits .. I made this:

Again with decorating the inside of the card too ... I do not have one little snippit left!! This card I would like to enter into

Pixies snippit playground.

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Juls, love how you've made the image into a silhouette. And the second card is a fantastic use of your scraps.

    Kat xx

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  2. Fabulous cards Juls, lovely papers and colours.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  3. love your design layouts for your cards Juls - something I always struggle with. gorgeous.

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  4. Two terrific cards here! Love everything about each of them. GREAT use of your snippets too.

    Playground wet and cold . . . bring warm clothing.

    xxx

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  5. I too love MME papers Julia and love the colours of these and the elegant cards you have made with them.

    B x

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  6. Hi Juls

    My first attempt at a comment disappeared - sigh. Two fabulous cards and I love the way you used up your snippets to make the second one without adding to your stock of scraps :) Very disciplined - might have to make you a school prefect in the Playground! And it's such a good idea to trim round the shapes on the paper too.

    To save you a trip up into the loft, I have this lovely pad of MME paper here too - just checked for you and it's called 'Blush'. It's very similar to another MME pad called 'Sunshine' - which is also lovely.

    Have a lovely day, hugs, Di xx

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  7. both fabulous cards juls.those papers are lush and i love how you have created the silhouette image, so clever and your `scraps` card looks stunning too :D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Love how you are using up your papers like that, great idea. Love how you use the stamp too another great idea Juls.

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  9. Ooh, really love the silhouette - it looks amazing. Think I will be nicking that idea.
    Clever you, using up all the paper.
    I have told hubby I am buying no more DPs. With the money I save, I am going to buy fabric instead. He told me that wasn't really SAVING!! But I disagree :-)
    Caroline xxx

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  10. LOVE both, Juls, especially the silhouette! FAB paper and Love how you used the snippets! Happy Anniversary! And we missed you, too!

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  11. Such nice collages in great colours Juls!

    have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

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  12. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us with at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

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  13. Hi Juls, both cards are lovely and I'm impressed that you used the snippets immediately instead of just adding them to the pile. I see that it has earned you 'Brownie' points with our head of snippets :)) Elizabeth xx

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  14. Beautiful cards Juls and such elegant and pretty designs. Gotta love a few pink polka dots :) Donna x

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  15. Very elegant & stylish Juls - sounds like a great Anniversary :) x

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  16. Love both cards, great choice of papers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week.
    Jenni x

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  17. Wowww, this is so BEAUTIFUL Juls!!! I love how you did the silhouette of this image .. gorgeous!

    Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  18. Lovely cards Hun the pink and black is lovely :)

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge :)

    Hugs Mandy xxxx

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  19. Wow this is really striking! Both gorgeous cards

    Beth xx

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  20. wow...this is lovely and what a great effect!!

    Thanks for joining us at The Sugar Bowl.

    Fi
    x

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  21. Beautiful card, what a clever idea to use that stamp as a silhouette, it looks fab-u-lous! Love the card made with your scraps too
    Claire xx

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  22. Hi Juls, glad to see you back blogging. Your cards are beautiful and I love the color combinations.

    with Love.

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  23. Gorgeous cards, Juls! Love the classy color combination!

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  24. i love the papers you've used! super pretty Juls!

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  25. wow 2 stunning cards those papers are so gorgeous x

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  26. I love sihouette images and yours is fabulous!

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  27. Doing a grand job still using up your bits Juls, love both cards. Great colour combo.
    Thanks for popping by my place.
    Crafty hugs Erika.

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