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Monday, 19 June 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 25


Hello All,

Welcome to another Digi Chooseday, that time of the week where Nikki offers a fabulous discount so you can have yourself a wee crafty treat :-) So please do pop over to the blog and grab yourself the discount code.

As always the challenge is Anything Goes however the DT have been asked to use more than one image .. I have always loved creating random scenes with lots of images .. before the world of digi stamps, I used to mainly do that with stamping and masking ... however the Digi world has opened a whole new avenue to play. I have taken images from Octavia Moonfly  and Stamp Soup - Little Kingdom to create this scene, I have coloured it all up using Copic Markers, and as the scene is so busy I decided to keep the card C&S just using a few polkadoodle dies to embellish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Createalicious - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, Crafty Hugs
Julia

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Colour Crazy Week 24

Hello All, Its time for another colouring challenge over at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. This week we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy & I got to play with the gorgeous Autumn Owlet I have coloured this up with my Copic Markers, and then teamed up with some papers from My Minds Eye and the details are created with some Mixed Media die's from Leonie Pujol.

I hope you will come & join us I do love to see everyones colouring :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:


Monday, 12 June 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 24

Hi All,

So its that time of the week again ... Digi Chooseday, please do nip over to the challenge blog and grab today's discount code ... Fill those crafty boots. As always the challenge is anything goes however the DT have been asked to use Pastel colours.

Its coming to end of term here, so I am in desperate need of thank you cards for teachers e.c.t  .. to make this card I have used a number of different collections. The gorgeous image is from Winnie Fruit Punch the papers and sentiments are from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles And the ABC came from A Double Sprinkling of Kraft

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Lil Miss Sugarpops

 


Hi There,

I am back with another Lil Miss Sugarpops make .. you can find the collection here Today I have used the Pocket Letter element of the kit, buy I made a mini accordion book instead.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craft - Quick & easy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Planning with Lil Miss Sugar Pops









Hello All,

I am here to introduce the gorgeous new Lil Miss Sugarpops from Polkadoodles. If you are a planner girl, love journaling or pocket letters then you are going to love this kit.

Today I have altered an old planner/diary from a few years ago, I have used loads of elements form both kits ... To cover the planner, make dividers, and pockets full of useful bits and bobs!!

I ended up giving the cover of the journal a bit more of a mixed media feel by adding gesso through stencils, paint splatters, and gilding wax around the edges. The planner also had a little credit card holders, so I shrunk down the Pocket Letters from the kit and popped some in there, and finished off with ribbons, lace & beads from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The crafty addicts - Anything goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking crafty Hugs Julia

Monday, 5 June 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 23


Hi There, Its time for another Digi Chooseday .... Yaaaay, it means discount day!! so please do pop over to the blog and grab your code. The theme as always is anything goes, however the DT were asked to make a shabby chic card.

To make mine I used the Helga collection, and played with a load of the embellies from that collection. I worked out the layout and details in Seriff. I then printed out multiple times so I could layer up. The watch I used UTE and then popped in the freezer so I could create a cracked effect. I then added gilding wax to the edges to bling it up a little.

Please do come and join us .. there is a chance to win a fabby polkadoodles voucher, and my teamies have knocked it out the park today, so worth checking out their makes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
CD challenge - Shabby Chic
613 Av Create - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs Julia

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Digi Chooseday Week 22

Hi There,

Its time for another Digi Chooseday, Once again the challenge is Anything Goes, The deisgn team were asked to make something using a design sheet. I chose a Design sheet from the Winnie in Wonderland collection, which you can find here Was trying to go for a bit of a mixed media look, by adding paint drips and frontage .. I'm not completely sure of the finished project.

Please do pop over and visit us at Digi Chooseday. Nikky as always is offering a fabulous discount for today only, and my teamies have rocked their makes, so well worth checking out!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking :-)

Monday, 22 May 2017

Digi Chooseday Week 21




Hi All,

Time for another Digi Chooseday, as always the Theme is anything Goes, however the Design Team were challenged to create something with Summer Colours. So what could be more summery than a day at the beach?? so I created this card using a gorgeous Meirebelle - Hello Sailor , & I teamed it with papers and a whole load of embellies from Winnie - Starfish & Sandcastles I then added some chunky Martha Stewart glitter in various colours to complete a fabby magical underwater world scene.

Please do pop over to the Digi Chooseday blog as Nikki is offering a fabulous discount for today only, & also to check out the gorgeous makes from my fellow teamies.


Tyre Swing

Hi All,

So Day 4 of the Winnie Special Moments launch ... do you have a favourite image? today I have used Tyre Swing which you can find here or have this glorious image as part of the full collection which you can find here

The polkadoodle kits are just so versatile .. so today I have decided to have a play in Serif CAP .. I printed off multiple layers, so that I could ad some dimension to the card too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs
Julia

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Stepping Stone Friendship


Hi All,

Day 3 of the Polkadoodles Winnie - Special moments Launch party. As well as fabby digi images to colour Nikky also provides Design sheets in her kits .. Its a little out of my comfort zone but perfect for a quick but pretty card .. I used Design Sheet Stepping Stone Friendship or you can get it as part of the big Kahuna kit

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafts - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs
Julia

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Winnie At Window


Hi All,

So we are still enjoying our Party Launch over at polkadoodles, with the gorgeous Winnie, Special moments collection which you can find here or you can buy Winnie at Window on her own here

I have coloured the image up with Copic Markers, I used a Tim Holtz stencil and added some brick works with distress inks and some texture paste too.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media
Createalicious - Anything Flowers
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The craftroom door - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media

Friday, 19 May 2017

Beary Best Hugs


Hi All,

Eeeeeeek, there is another Polkadoodle Winnie range being released today & we are having a launch PARTY!!! You can get Beary Best Hugs on her own, here Or you can go for it & get the big Kahuna Kit here

I have coloured her using Copic markers & teamed it up with some gorgeous papers from the kit, & added a little washi tape for a bit of extra detail.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Add a Sentiment
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Stitching Faux or Real

Crafty Hugs Julia

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Colour Crazy week 20






Hi All .. It's my turn to play in The Colour Crazy challenge this week. So delighted to have got a gorgeous image Spring Fairy from Scrapi N Dipity to colour  .. you can find this little beauty here: http://scrapndipity.com/shop/digital-stamps/fantasy/spring-fairy/

I have coloured her up using copic markers & Spica pens. I then created a background using a dylusion stamp & a creative expression stamp. I coloured the flowers using My Kuretaki Gansung Tambi paints, and spritzed the whole thing with water to give a bit of a grungy look.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :

Scap N Challenge - Create your own background
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs
Julia

Monday, 15 May 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 20


Hello,

I'ts that day of the week again ... Digi Chooseday .. that means fabby discounts, so please do pop over to the blog to grab your code :-)

Today I am playing with the gorgeous Horace & Boo collection, which you can find here its sooooooooo adorable !!! I have used some of the embellies in the kit ... the balls of wool and made them a bit larger ... then using some gel medium and stuck down some embroidery threads over it to create the texture of wool ... I then added some faux stitching some paint splatters to finish it off.

Please do pop over to the digi chooseday blog to grab the discount and check out the fabulous makes my very talented teamies have made :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Add a sentiment
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs
Julia

Monday, 8 May 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 19

 



Hi There,

Its Digi Chooseday again, As always the challenge is anything goes. The team were asked to think of summer.

For may make I have had a little play with digital crafting. I have used  Winnie Starfish & Sandcastle which you can find here and I used the film reel from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkle collection, which you can find here

I used Seriff CAP to blend some of the pictures in the Winnie starfish & Sandcastle collection & tried to make it look a bit like Winnie had made a scrapbook page of her Holiday.

I hope you like :-)

Please do pop over to the Digi Chooseday blog, and grab todays discount code & check out the inspiration from my fellow teamies.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Dont Listen


Hi There .. so this is my final make for the Polkadoodles Ula Launch party. This time I used the gorgeous "Don't Listen" which you can find here

So last week we were cleaning my daughters room and, My hubby was trying to get the furniture back into her dolls house which she inherited off a friend .. but it was driving him insane as the rooms were to small to get his hands in so, he took a screwdriver and removed a few of the walls to make the rooms bigger and easier for her to play with. I squirreled them away into my little hoard of " I could do something with that stash"

So first of all I primed and then added texture with homemade texture paste and stencils from Tim Holtz and imagination crafts. When dry I sprinkled some Indigo Blu Lucious powders over it and spritz with water. I then added some distress ink - worn lipstick around the edges along with some Pebeo guilding wax.

For the door and fence I used Distress crackle paint and then rubbed in some guilding wax.

All the flowers and butterflies are from the Polkadoodles Helga range, which you can find here and then I added some texture to the flowers using some goodies from Anna Marie designs. Finally I added a liberal sprinkling of glitter.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
The Fairy & The Unicorn - Fairy Tale
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge - Flowers
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says - A hint of Pink
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Craftting with Friends - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee - In the Garden
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Inner Beauty

 
 

Hi All,

My 4th Launch make from the fabulous Polkadoodle Ula range. This time I used Inner beauty which you can find here

I was rummaging through my boxes of things that I secretly hoard to turn into craft projects .. I came across this little bit of chipboard packaging & I had some craft mirrors, so I decided to turn it into a little compact Mirror.

I coloured the image up using Copic Markers & I covered the packaging with papers from Daisy Days which you can find here On the outside I also did a little stamping and stenciling.

I have not got the best photo of the mirror but I was trying not to get a picture of myself in my PJ's in the reflection. LOL

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge - Flowers
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Flowers
Fab & Funky - Lovely Ladies
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Ula - Create

Hi All,

Back with another make for the Ula launch party for polkadoodles, I am so in love with this little lady. This time I am using Ula Create which you can find here

I first of all masked her off using some Pebeo drawing gum, Then I created a water colour background with Kuretake Gansi Tambi paints ... I then added a few different stamps to the background. The dots have been stenciled through with white gesso. I then coloured the gorgeous Ula up using my copic markers.

I then used it to decorate a little notebook I found in a highstreet discount shop.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Createalicious - Anything Goes (flowers)
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Monday, 1 May 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 18


Hi There, its another digi chooseday. This time the DT were asked to make something with flowers .... woah!!! so many to choose from. I have used the gorgeous papers and flowers from the Daisy Days collection which can find here and I teamed up with the Gorgeous Winnie from the sugar sprinkles collection you can find her here

Please do pop over to the digi chooseday blog and grab your discount code for today, and to check out the inspiration from all my amazing teamies :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration: One for the girls
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge: Flowers
Artistic Inspiration: Anything Goes

Thank you for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Be a Unicorn

Hi There,

Sharing my 2nd make for the Polkadoodle Ula release party. This time I have used " Be A Unicorn"  you can find this little beauty here

Firstly I masked off this little lady with Pebeo drawing Gum and added some sploshes with Aqua Tints and sprinked some Indigo Blu Luscious powders. Later I coloured up with copics and added some Luscious powders as watercolour paint .. I also did a little stencil work with the powders too.

I teamed this little beauty up with some papers from the Winnie starfish collection, which you can find here  I added some paperclay flowers that I made & then covered the card in some Martha Stewart Mica flakes ( well the card needed to sparkle after all )

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Wednesday Creative Inspiration - One for the Girls
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Be Yourself

Hi all,

I am so excited to be part of the Polkadoodles Ula release party. I love playing with this little lady, " Be Yourself" which you can find here These images are perfect for all genres of craft, however Nikky has designed them with Art Journaling and mixed media in mind.

I have loved getting loads of my stuff out to have a play with. This is a piece of packaging that I stripped back a little to reveal the corrugated card & painted over with Black Gesso. I then did some stenciling using indigo Blu stencils and various mediums Super thick slap it on, Lindy stamp gang mica powders & white Gesso.

I added some drips coming from the top with the Lindy stamp gang powders ( turned into water colour ) and some Kuretake Gamsi Tambi paints.

I painted over a little frame with Black Gesso & then added some Pebeo Gilding wax to it & to the edges of the main projects, including the exposed corrugated elements.

I created a ribbon out of the sentiment, coloured using the left over Lindy watercolour and distress inks. & finally I added a wire hook & embellished with a piece of broken jewellery The jewellery had pink details to it which didn't really match so coloured all the gems with one of my purple copic markers to make it tie in.

This now hangs by my desk in my loft, where I craft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicous - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craft - Anything Goes
Creative momments - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
M.A.W.T - Fairys
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Craftting with Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Monday, 24 April 2017

Digi Chooseday Week 17

Hi All ... Once again it's time for another Digi Chooseday .. the most exciting day of the week as it means fabulous discounts, so please do pop over to the blog to grab the discount code, so you can go & fill your boots. The team were asked to use a design sheet this week. I was greedy and used 2
You can find them here & here

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Card Makers - Pearls & or Gems
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Crafty Hugs
Julia

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 16

Hi All,

So I have a bit of exciting news, The lovely Nikki from Polkadoodles has asked me to join the Colour Crazy design team ... I am so excited as Colouring is my very favourite thing to do.


So this month I was given this increadibly adorable image from Knitted Kitty designs to play with. You can find this little cutie here  I have coloured this up using my copic markers and created a little sunset scene. I also created the Background Paper by just swooshing some watercolour paint onto a background. I also added a little die cut using Leonie Pujol's entwined heart dies

I really hope you will join us over at The Colour Crazy Challenge ... I love looking at everyone's colouring, cant wait to be inspired by you all.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

World Wide Design Team - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Hi All,

Back with another card. This time I was asked by my mum to make a card for her to give to a friend who was getting married this week .. I was told that she loved all things romantic and her theme colour was blue.

I used this gorgeous image from Lili of the Valley and I have coloured using copic markers and Spica pens. I have kept the card very simple, a little Vellum and some dies.

Hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Monday, 17 April 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 16

Hi All .... Time for another Digi Chooseday as always the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope you will come and join us. As always Nikki is offering a fabulous discount for today only, so please do pop along to the blog to grab the discount code.

I love creating fantasy scenes when I am colouring. I have used the gorgeous Bella on a Swing which you can find here I put her on a slight angle so it looks like she is swinging .. then I coloured up with my copic markers ... I tried to make it look like she was swinging over the earth. I have then used a sentiment from the Rose budd collection, which you can find here  and the papers are from the Eden collection, which you can find here and then a little piece from the Magic garden collection.

I have done lots of inking with Distess Inks Picked Rasberry & Faded Jeans. I have used a Martha Stewart punch to create the lace edges and added a few little embellies, I hope you like.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
As you like it - Fav card Base Shape ( 8"x8" square ... I love the the way a square card looks its always my go too & 8"x8" .. just gives so much scope for playing )
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia


Monday, 10 April 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 15


Hi All, Time for another Digi Chooseday .... As always the theme is Anything Goes. I have chosen one of the new Darling Bud images, you can find this little beauty here. I have coloured her up using copic markers and spica pens, to add a touch of sparkle. Unusually for me, I have kept the card very C&S ... I have used some of the scraps from pervious polkadoodle makes to create a few paper ribbons.

Please do pop over to the Digi Chooseday blog, as Nikky will be giving a fabulous discount as always to be used throughout today only. Plus the team have made some gorgeous things, that really are worth taking a peek at.

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

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - April Showers/spring
Wed Creative Inspiration - Spring Spectacular
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia


Friday, 7 April 2017

The Accidental Card

Hi All,

So the other night I was having one of those crafting sessions, where everything I touched or tried just didn't work. In the end as I do on these occasions, I just put it to the side and start making backgrounds .. where I just swoosh water colour onto paper, or spray randomly, no thought or frustration involved .. but still feel creative.

The next day I popped into the loft to grab my light to take some photos .. & started tidying away a little ... then various rejected pieces from different projects the night before got placed on top of each other, & kind of worked ... so I ended up accidentally making a card, rather than tidying up.

The papers I used, are from "My Minds Eye - Oh La La"   The quirky flower is a Leonie Pujol Mixed media flower die .. and has been cut out of paper that had some watercolour paint effects on it. I then added the Hello greeting which is an " Anna Griffen" stamp.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Tie one on
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fab and Funky - Buttons & or Bows
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Thinking of you with Krafting Kimmie

Hi All,

Just checked my sidebar, and I posted more last month than I did in all of last year ... definitely getting back in the way of blogging.

Pulled out an old fav .. love this Krafting Kimmie image, wanted to play with it again now I have had a little more practice at folds. I have teamed it up with some papers from santoro & added lots of gorgeous embellies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Monday, 3 April 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 14

Hello All .. Well its time for another Digi Chooseday. As Always the theme is Anything Goes. The team were asked to make a spring themed card, & this is my creation for the week.

Now I have to be honest, I have owned Nikki's CD's for as long as they have been going, .. I mostly have the digi images on the CD's .... as I love colouring. However I have not really been tapping into the full amount of gorgeousness that is available .. Now I am being asked to use the papers on the cd's e.c.t ... it is like I am discovering a whole load of gorgeous goodies I didn't know I had. I am really enjoying Hybrid crafting like I have never done before. There are so many steps to the creativity, it adds lots of fun and variety to my crafting .... if you are like me and have loads of Nikki's cds in your stash .. pull them out and have a play, its lots of fun.

I was watching craft telly and a show where there was lots of samples of hot air balloons and I was feeling inspired, so I went on a hunt for a polkadoodle hot air balloon digi and I actually squealed out loud when I found one on the Summer Time cd which you can find here ... I also printed out loads of flowers from this cd too & teamed it with some papers from the Magic Garden collection, which you can find here.



I added some Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours in over the digi stamp  .. and then paper pieced over it & added all the flowers e.c.t. This was an 8"x 8" card ... however I really didn't like the white space was looking, so added some stamping detail .. & then I hated the card even more!!! ... So using Leonie Pujol's theory of " If it offends thy eye - chop it off" .. I decided to chop it up keep the bits I liked and just stick it to another white card .. however I quite liked the quirky shape I was left with so in the ended, created little wire embellies to pop out from the fence, neatened up the back and made a smaller card to attach it too ... and ended up with this quirky shaped card. Which I hope you like :-)

As it is Digi Chooseday, Nikki is offering a fabulous discount code so please do pop over to the blog and grab the code, so that you can fill your boots ( I have to admit ... that's exactly what I did last week & got some gorgeous things that have been on my wish list for a while ) Also my fellow teamies as always have created some stunning spring themed makes that inspire me to get those creative juices flowing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes/Flowers
Crafty Calender - April Showers/Spring
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Add Metal ( wire spring embellies )
613 Av Create - Anything Goes/Spring
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia



Monday, 27 March 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 13

Hello,

Time for another Digi Chooseday. As always the theme is Anything Goes, although the team were asked to use a deisgn sheet. I have chosen one from the lovely Sticks and Bones Collection ... I love this collection, It reminds me of the film " The Croods" .. which my daughter has watched many many times!!!!  you can find the design sheet here I printed the layers a couple of times so I could add dimension. I also added a few little extra embellishments .. from the full bundle, which you can find here  & finally I added a little quirky animal print to the edge of the card, using one of the little stamps from the Summertime - Stamps made easy collection. Which you can find here


As always Nikky is offering a fabulous discount for today only, so please do pop across to the challenge blog & grab the code .. every Tuesday deserves a treat :-) ... Also my teamies have made some amazing creations that will get your creative juices flowing :-) ... look forward to seeing you there.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Wednesday Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Thanks for Looking
Hugs Julia

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mixed Media Houses

Hi All,

This is a card I made to help me wage war on all my scraps. All the houses are made from scrap papers that I cut in random shapes to sort of resemble quirky houses, lots of layers of Gesso's and inks have been added, lots of stamping and a bit of heat embossing.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Wed Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's paper Crafter - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes


Crafty Hugs
Julia

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 12

Hello All,

Its Digi Chooseday again, and as always the challenge is Anything Goes ...

I'm very excited to share my make with you this week .... I have been pinning lots of gorgeous Altered Art on pinterest, including lots of altered paintbrushes, so when the team were asked to make anything but a card I was given the push I needed to stop pinning & start creating.

One of my most favourite things Nikky has come up with, is stamp soup. I LOVE it !!!! this time though there has been no stamping but I have used loads of elements from the Little Kingdom selection which you can find here


So I bought a cheap paintbrush & covered with lots of Gesso. On the handle of the brush, I glued on some papers from the little kingdom ... & then knocked it back again with a bit of gesso ... I then added a bit of dimension, using some textured paste and some of the lindy stamp gang mica powders.

I then painted the bristles with some Dylusion pink paint, and I added a little extra detail using some blue distress crayons. Once I got the base prepared with lots of layers. I started to decorate. I added the lace and pom poms. I cut out loads of flowers, leaves, little houses, trees & butterflies. & arranged to my hearts content.

The gorgeous flowers Nikky created, had lovely swirls with little hearts dangling from them, however my fussy cutting is just not that good!! so I added them back in by twisting a little floral wire & glued the little hearts onto the wire & glued to back of flower, so it still maintained the lovely look that Nikky had created. & then I added some final details with some little dew drops.

I hope you like the results.

Please do join us over at Digi Chooseday, so we can be inspired by your gorgeous make. Also please do pop over to the blog and grab the fabulous discount code so you can maybe treat yourself to some goodies & also be inspired by the fabulous makes from the whole team.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Momments - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/ Touch of pink
Alphabet - Anything goes with wings ( butterflies )
Allsorts - Anything but a card
Lil Patch of crafty Friends - Anything Goes
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Graphic 45 Anniversary

Hi All,

Back with another card .... No stamping or colouring, shock horror!!!!!

I was commissioned to make an anniversary card. I have used Graphic 45 Ladies Diary papers, cut lots of elements out ... honestly I do own a Brother Scan and Cut ... Yet I have not taken the time to play properly, so I ended up cutting all the elements by hand, I really could make my life so much easier for myself!!! ... I have added a few little extra swirls using Leonie Pujol's entwined heart, die collection. & played with lots of techniques .. bit of frontage on there & got my glossy accents out for the first time in forever .. lol.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean - Dots and Stripes - ( the backing paper has stripes with dots in the centre of the stripe )
Simon Says - A bit of Green

Thanks for looking
crafty Hugs Julia

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Just a Note

Hi All,

Back with another card, Coloured this image up a while ago, and added a little extra detail to the edge of the card, using distress inks. I have teamed with some papers from DCWV and dies from Heartfelt creations.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie - Dies and Digi's
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pennys Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Digi Chooseday - week 11

Hello All,

Time for another challenge over at Digi Chooseday, although week 10 is still open for another week, so plenty of time to have a play and join us.

 This week I have used another Serenity image this week .. this time I have used Serenity Blossom, which you can find here or you can buy the whole collection here its been reduced to £7.99 .. so perfect time to buy :-)

Once again I have been playing with my copic markers, I have also added some detail to her dress with Spica pens ... and added a little fairy dust swirl with a white posca pen and spica pens. I added a couple of extra details to the background using stamps from the Lavender Tea stamp soup set which you can find here  We were asked to use lots of green so I have pulled out some gorgeous papers from the Eden collection, which you can find here I have kept the design quite simple, but created a few flowers using the papers and the gorgeous Daisydays stamps which can be found here

Please if you can pop over to the Digi Chooseday blog today. As always Nikky is offering a fabulous discount to use in store today & the code can be found on the blog. Also the team have made some most gorgeous things, its worth taking a peek for some inspiration. Hope you will join us so we can be inspired by you too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creatalicious - Anything goes ( lots of Green )
Simon Says - Special Lady/girl
Pennys Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Moments -Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Green
Cute Card Thursday - Ladies Only
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes ( Lots of Green )
Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends -Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Once again, Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs
Julia

Monday, 6 March 2017

Digi Chooseday Week 10

Hello All,

I am here with my Digi Chooseday make. I was in my element this week as I got to colour. I chose a beautiful image from the Serenity collection. This little beauty is called Serenity Star Dust and you can find her here I have coloured her up using my copics and have added a few touches of sparkle with the gorgeous Spectrum Noir sparkle pens. I then teamed her up with some gorgeous papers from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection, which you can find here


I added a little distress ink to the edges, and coloured the stars with distress ink too and of course added a little sparkle. A few ribbons, die cuts and embellies to finish it off.

I hope you all like and it has given you a little inspiration. I also really hope that you will come and join us, so I can be inspired by you all too.

Please don't forget that the fabulous Nikky always offers a fabulous discount on a Tuesday, so please pop across to the challenge blog to get the discount code and maybe treat yourself & also to check out the fabulous makes of my teamies :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy - Anything Goes


Many Thanks for looking Crafty Hugs
Julia