Saturday, 29 June 2013

Joie De Vivie

Hello All,

Well this card I didnt really have a plan for ... it just kind of evolved.

Whilst clearing my craft space, I came across cards that I had started, but for some reason or other I had obviously fallen out with and pushed to one side .... I found this one it had a chocolate baroque image stamped and embossed in one corner .... So I decided to work with that, I colour tinted the edges of the card with distress ink - tattered rose, then I built up the background with some Bo Bunny stamps and various colours of memento inks.

After that ... I pulled out this Julie Nutting stamp, as its a new purchase and I was desperate to have a play ( I do have a book of hers "Fashion Collage" ... I attempted this look in a smash page that you can see here - I loved doing it but found it very time consuming, plus I have not really mastered getting the proportions of the model right! - who would have thought I took art at school!!! So its so great to have her stamps! )  ..... I then rummaged in my scrap bag to find a few papers that I thought would co-ordinate, and then created her outfit. I have coloured her in with Prisma pencils and have created her hair using acrylic paint. With the remainder of the scraps I had pulled out my stash, I created the Paris topper, using a stampendous stamp. I created the little clock flowers using a kanban stamp, I tinted the edges with a rub on wax and added a metal brad .... the sentiment was another find from my clear out ... I found a book sentiment based ephemera .... I then put a good sprinking of frantage everywhere, a few paper clay leaves, some pearls and gems, and this is this is the finished result.

I would like to submit this to the following challanges:

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Fashion Is my Passion
Mixed Media  Colour Challange - Yellow Peach & Pink
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity - Heavy Metal
Creative Romance - Dont be square

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sugar Bowl Challange 105

Hello All,

Well its time for a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl All that is required is that you use a Sugar Nellie stamp, other than that Anything Goes!!! How fabulous as that. Plus the prize is to receive 4 more fabby sweet sugar nellie stamps, ( 6 if we get over 100 entries) so its well worth joining in!!

For My Sugar Bowl project, I have upcycled some packaging that some cosmetics came in and created a gift bag and notecard. I have used the fabulous Leanne Ellis image - To Remember which you can find here

I have coloured the image with my copics and have used some fabby tilda papers to decorate the bag .. I added a little extra stamping to the notecard ... in all honesty that was to disguise some dogy stamping!! LOL

Hope to see you in the Sugar Bowl!!

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

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Stamping for the weekend - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Outside the Box

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dressing Up

Hello All,

Something different from me today. When clearing my crafty space I mentioned that I found things that I had forgotten that I had ... I came across this Kanban template for a dress shaped card, something I bought donkeys ago but have never used ... so I had a little play last night and made these 2 little dresses,

They were quick and easy cards to make and I think perfect for any little girl. I have used some patterned papers, and have added a little stamping and distressed ink round the edges for a little interest, and have just embellished with bits and bobs to my hearts content. (p.s the flower on the card at the background does not stand out as quite that bright in real life! )

I am quite pleased with how they turned out.

I would like to enter these little dresses into the following challenges:

Kaboodle - Pastel colours
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Fashion is my passion
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes, option ribbon
The ABC - P is for pretty pink
Creative Romance - Shaped Cards
Sister Act - Anything goes

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Snippit Love

Hello All,

Well what a busy week!!! Our extension is proving to be a nightmare!! without getting too technical foundations are normally 18" deep, and it is normal to tie into your existing foundations, we finally found ours at 7ft 7"!!!! So I have a massive hole to bury myself in if it all gets too much ... in all honesty we have no idea what we are doing now & are waiting for engineers to get back to us. The good news is that further down the street neighbors of our are building an extension, they ran into the same problem, and have obviously resolved it, so it is possible!!!

I at the same time as all this was going on decided it was time to re organize my craft space ... it really wasn't working for me ... I have new interests and supplies, ie I now love journaling, and have just discovered Paper Clay ect. Also I think I put things where they fit rather thank thinking about access to things I use the most ...... Anyway 5 days later its all sorted, I've discovered things I had forgotten I had ect ... passed a few things onto crafty friends ... now it already waiting for me to come and play!! Just wish I could work out how to pretty my space up a bit working in a non converted loft is not the best of spaces .....

Anyhoo on to the card ( after all that is why I am here posting!!!) This is the last card I made with the final snippits from my " Fabulous Fashion" card ... In all honesty I looked at these 3 tiny bits of green card, and just wondered what I was meant to do with them!!! ... I certainly was not feeling the love, anyway this is what I came up with, I added a little die cut heart from my box of bits ( created from my scrap pile!!) ... and actually out of the 6 cards I made with the leftovers this is my fav!!

I have to say I do love challenging myself to use up every bit of a paper I cut into, not only is it very satisfying .... and I am not adding to the pile of scraps, It is also pushing me into trying other styles of cards, just to use them up ... I don't think this one is really my style, but it has turned out to be a Fav, just shows .... pushing myself out of my comfort zone is sometimes worth it!!

I would like to enter this into:

Charizma Cards - Pink and Green ( I hope its ok to have the touch of black too, if not let me know and I will remove my entry)
Crafty Catz - Pick and Mix ( Anything Goes)
Sister Act ( Anything Goes )
Pixies Snippit Playground

Hugs to All

Friday, 21 June 2013

Scraps and Sentiments

Hello All,

For my last project ( In the post below) I allowed myself the luxuary of cutting into some lovely new Bo Bunny papers. As it is now my new rule not to add to my pile of scraps .... I have to keep crafting until every last snippit is gone, so I ended up making another 6 cards with the bits that were left.

Here are 2 of them and I will show some of the others again.

The first card, it just papers and stickers that came in the kit

The 2nd card I have used a Bo Bunny stamp to create the bird and the flowers.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cupcake - Lets Get sentimental
Dutch Dare - Things that begin with B
Stamping for the weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Pick&Mix (Anything Goes)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Pixies Snippit Playground

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Fabulous Fashion

Hello All,

Firstly I must apologize for the quality of my photo, it was taken on my phone ... my beautiful sweet daughter has broken my camera, so I am a little stuck, I can use my husbands one but I was struggling as to use the macron setting it automatically used the flash, and those photos were just nasty!! I have treated myself to a little light box, pop up tent photo booth thing ( hope you are liking the technical terms there!!!) .... so we will see if that improves things a little.

Anyway onto my card .... I love these new Katy Sue designs I have all the stamps, and both the shoe and Fashion CD's, and as yet I had not had a play, so I thought it was about time!!

The main image and the handbag have been printed off from the Fashion CD, and I have coloured them with my copics and added a touch of sparkle. I have teamed it up with some Bo Bunny Papers and have added some stamping from one of the stamp sets ... Im not quite sure of how its turned out, I do think it looks slightly better in real life!

Our extention has had the foundations all marked up and we now in the process of digging. When all the work is completed I will have a walk in wardrobe!!!! eeek!!! anyway I thought when it is all done, that these images would make some fabulous art work for that room!! the wheels in my head are turning!!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftalicious - Summer
Kaboodle - Summer
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Alphabet - I is for image

Thanks for looking
Hugs Juls

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Sugar Nellie Return To Fairy Glen Launch Day Hop

Hello All,

How exciting!!! Launch day is finally here!! I hope you are all enjoying a nice relaxing Saturday morning, with a brew hopping around checking out all these little sweeties and getting inspiraation along the way.

If you have just hopped along from the lovely Wendy's then you are right on track!!

I was so excited to be given the lovely A Little bit of Gossip to play with ... Isn't she just gorgeous:

I loved the image so much that I have kept my card quite simple with the focal point being this stunning image!! ... She has been coloured using Copic's and Prisma's and then of course she needed a generous helping of sparkle for those Fabulous wings!! I have embossed the background, and highlighted the detail using cosmic shimmer pearl pva. and I have made a few embellishments using Martha Stewart paper clay ... love that product so much ( but will save that for another day!!), and finally have just added a few gems.

You can buy this lovely stamp for £5.95, however FunkyKits have a Fairy Glen Launch offer ( It lasts this weekend only ) where you can get all 6 stamps for £28.

Don't forget to leave a little comment here and over at the Sugar Nellie blog, as there is a prize - drawn at random of some lovely sweet candy!!

Enjoy the rest of the hop, your next stop is the lovely Mina

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Juls

Monday, 10 June 2013

Return to Fairy Glen Sneek Week

Hello All,

I must apologize I am very late posting this ..... Its been a hectic week, Demolition started in preparation for our extension .... anyway .....

How exciting is this, more new images from Sugar Nellie, some stunning sweeties from Fairy Glen .... They are utterly gorgeous!!! be sure to check out the fabby Sugar Nellie Blog. All week there will be sneek peeks at these utterly gorgeous fairys, culminating in a blog hop on Saturday.

Hope you will all join us this week, and enjoy the release of some fabulous images, that will add a little magic to your crafting!

Hugs Juls

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Guest Designer at City Crafter

Hello All,

I was so excited when the Lovely Kirsty from City Crafters e-mailed me and asked me to join in their challenge at city crafter as guest designer. Of course I immediately jumped at the chance and said YES!! I then I asked Kirsty what the challenge was and she said Pride and Prejudice .... well I knew it was meant to be!!!

I can not even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with P&P .... I practically know the Colin Firth adaptation off by heart ... I have read it so many times. I have 5 copies of pride and prejudice, not including having it on my kindle, and I have just bought another copy so I could have one as an art journal. ....... well then I had a gizillion ideas so the next problem was trying to channel myself in one direction.

In the end I decided to think practically, how would I use the finished project? So I decided to make a card that would be suitable to give to a P&P fanatic like myself!

This is another Serif based project, and I have added in a lovely image from Saturated Canary ... I have added Pride and Prejudice to the spine of the book. Also I used an Image from MSC "Regency Bonnets" so that she could be dreaming of Mr Darcy .... as every girl does .... and of course the most loved quite of all time:

" You Must Allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and Love You"

After I printed it out and coloured, I then added some frantage and some embellishments from my box of bits, and well this is the finished result!!

So please, lets loose ourselves in the world of Austin this week and join in over at city crafter

Thanks For Looking
Hugs Juls